Homewood celebrates summer with Giant Block Party Aug. 17

Homewood loves a good block party. The tradition creates opportunities to meet up with neighbors, make new friends and enjoy summertime fun. 

A girl cruises along on a zip line at Homewood's Giant Block Party in 2017. The event this year will again feature a number of fun activities for kids. (Chronicle file photo)
  A girl cruises along on a zip
  line at Homewood's Giant
  Block Party in 2017. The event
  this year will again feature a
  number of fun activities for
(Chronicle file photo)

The village of Homewood wants to make sure everybody gets a chance for block party fun by hosting Homewood's Giant Block Party, one for the whole community on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The party on Martin Avenue from Ridge Road to Hickory Road will start at noon and last until 9 p.m.

Fest participants can share their best Homewood story in the Community Relations Committee video booth. Videos will be replayed at Fall Fest before the outdoor movie. Residents can show their Homewood pride by pinning where they live from a current aerial view of Homewood.

There will be plenty for kids to do, from midway games, a bungee activity, adventure slide, inflatable obstacle course and jump house. Family amusements will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

Donations from the Midway games will go to the help support the H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council and Foundation Band’s European performance trip in 2020. 

Local organizations, including Kirschner Vision Group, Office Max and South Suburban Family Shelter will offer games and crafts for kids.

Local restaurants and brewers will provide food and drink, including Aurelio’s Pizza, Cilantro Mexican Foods, Twisted Q BBQ, LaVoute Bar + Bistro, Rabid Brewing, EmpanadUS, Kettle Korn, Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory. 

Enjoy the music of the Spaniels from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and dance to party band Fool House from 7 to 9 p.m.

The block party is sponsored by Village of Homewood’s Community Relations Commission and Office Max.


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