Dance and sing along to local bands, try delicious food truck fare, get involved in kids’ activities – there’s plenty of fun for everyone at this beloved neighborhood event
The 35th Annual Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party (WLBP) is Chicago’s ultimate summer party, featuring great music and entertainment for all ages, and fabulous food!
Friday, June 21
The event kicks off after work with a Happy Hour on Friday, with free admission from 5-6 p.m. Live bands, great food and a dance party fill the evening.
5:15 p.m. Stache
8:15 p.m. Hello Weekend
Join the 50 and older crowd in the courtyard from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and dance to swing, jazz and groovin’ oldies provided by Burnell Music
Saturday, June 22
On Saturday, the party starts at 2 p.m. with family activities including bounce houses, balloon artists, games and snow cones! Live bands begin at 2 p.m., with plenty of music, food and drinks available until 10:30 p.m.
Saturday afternoon activities will include plenty of fun for kids and families in the Block Party Kid Zone from 2-6 p.m., including bounce houses, balloon artists, pop-a-shot, snow cones and more! Attendees can cheer on the Jesse White Tumblers.
2:00 p.m. Motown Nation
3:30 p.m. Walk-Ins
5:30 p.m. Seventh Heaven
8:00 p.m. Sixteen Candles
Attendees can also take part in a bags tournament, starting at 6 p.m. each evening, and try for cash and prizes.
Food Trucks & Food Vendors: provided by Old St. Pat’s Grill, Taste of the Phillipines, Three Legged Taco, Bob CHA, Tacos Mario's, Dinky Delights, Beaver Donuts
SPECIAL: Jesse White Tumblers on Saturday
Interactive Pacifico bar and Airstream Camper with life sized Jenga
Red Vines – Volkswagen Bus with Photo Booth
WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2018 from 2:00 – 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: WLBP is held on the Old St. Pat’s Church campus in Chicago’s West Loop. Entrance gates are at Monroe and DesPlaines Streets and Monroe and Jefferson Streets. Due to nearby construction this year, public transportation is strongly encouraged.
WHO: Old St. Pat’s Church is the host of the 35th annual World’s Largest Block Party. Proceeds from the event go towards the social justice initiatives, outreach programs, and strengthening the mission of Old St. Patrick’s.
HOW: Tickets cost $10 at the gate. Free entrance from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21. VIP tickets and additional information are available at www.worldslargestblockparty.com.