Ouilmette Foundation Beach Bash 2022

Beach Bash: August 20th

Ouilmette Foundation Beach Bash 2022

Ouilmette Foundation Beach Bash 2022

August 20, 2022
6:00 pm
11:00 pm
Gillson Beach - 101 Lake Avenue, Wilmette
On Saturday, August 20th, the Ouilmette Foundation will host the Third Annual Beach Bash Fundraiser at Gillson Park. The event will again feature live music, cold drinks, dancing, local food trucks, a beach bonfire and plenty of FUN! All proceeds support our parks and community.
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2022 Ouilmette Foundation Beach Bash Fundraiser FAQ’s

What do I bring for entrance into the event?

Please bring a valid photo ID and proof of tickets purchased (Phone or Printed). Tickets will also be available at the door (credit cards only).

How should I get to the event?

We encourage bike riding, walking, Uber or Lyft (850 Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL). We have LIMITED parking at the beach lot. Season pass parking decals will be required for entry at the car gate.

What time should I arrive and what is the schedule of events?

Join us any time after 6:00 pm!
6:00 pm - Gates open, food trucks and beverages available
6:30-8:15 pm - Antler Chandelier Performs
8:30-10:30 pm – Maggie Speaks “Talk of the Town” Band Performs
10:30 pm - Last call for alcohol
11:00 pm - Event closes – you don’t need to go home, but you need to leave the beach!

How do I pay food or drinks?

This is a cash free event and you should bring a credit card to purchase food and drink tickets

What is the money going towards?

All proceeds benefit the Ouilmette Foundation, a 501C3 that supports the Wilmette Park District. Projects funded by Ouilmette Foundation include and are not limited to the Wilmette Park District scholarship fund and capital projects to enhance the parks.

Can I bring my own food and drink and chairs?

Outside food and drinks are not allowed at the event and security will be enforcing this rule. There is a bottle filling station on site for water. Bag checks will be required upon entry. Wilmette police will be on site for security. There will be picnic tables set up for eating and you can bring a chair or a blanket if you would like!

Can I bring my dog, weapons or fireworks?

Nope. Please leave those at home!

Will there be a bonfire on the beach?

Yes! We will light the bonfire as the sun is setting.

Will you be “greening” the event?

Yes. We have been working with Go Green to reduce waste products and use compostable items. There will be two stations for compostable items and trash. Bring your own empty water bottle or compostable cups will be provided for use at the beach house water station.

What if it rains?

This fundraiser is rain or shine unless there is dangerous weather. There is no rain date for this event

Are kids allowed at this event?

Everyone is welcome at this fundraiser, however there will not be separate kids activities provided. Everyone needs a ticket, there is no cost for those who are 5 and under

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Looking to be a sponsor? Contact Ouilmette Foundation Board Member, Cathy Pratt, at cpratt@wintrust.com

Landon sponsors

Mallinckrodt Plus sponsor

Mallinckrodt sponsors

Keay Plus sponsor

Keay sponsors

Shorewood sponsors

Let's make this a 'zero waste' event. Please keep your eye out for the waste station under Go Green Wilmette's tent to properly dispose of food scraps, compostable containers and recycling!