There’s been a lot of buzz about Glenview’s first upcoming Blocktoberfest, an all-day, outdoor event scheduled for 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 on Glenview Road between Pine and Church streets downtown. The event has been in the works by Friends of Downtown Glenview for about a year.
“We’re so excited! We’ve spent a year in the planning stages and we can’t wait to see how it turns out,” said Patti Tobin, a Friends volunteer who often handles the non-profit organization’s public relations. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, the village, all of the downtown merchants and the sponsors.”
Several members of the Friends of Downtown Glenview Steering Committee stepped forward to make the event happen. They include Neela and Keith Johnston, Tobin, Shawn Eshoo, Jenny Courtad, Greg Goodsitt and Brad Niedermaier.
Tobin said 100 people have shown interest in volunteering for the event. Residents of all ages will assist.
Tobin shared the following schedule of events:
Multiple stages will be set up. The rock bands and German band will be on the main stage. Rock House students will be on the second stage.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Many children’s activities and performances on Church Street
11 a.m. and on – Performers from Rock House, Terra Sounds
12 p.m. – Die Musikmeisters Band
2 p.m. – Sincerely Sarlacc
3:15 p.m. – Victor Brown Band
4:45 p.m. – Funktastic
6:15 p.m. – Hoopla!
8:15 p.m.- Tributosaurus will perform the greatest hits of The Rolling Stones
There will be dancing in the street for Blocktoberfest, featuring live music and a family fun area. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Glenview’s own Ten Ninety Brewing Co., Forza Meats, Spiro’s Deli, Misericordia Sweet Shoppe and Glenview Grind, Tobin said.
Look for the family fun area with plenty of activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Church Street. There will be games, crafts, face painting, live critters, balloon artists and performances by City Kid Theatre, Dance & Music Academy and more.
“We hope to make it even bigger and better next year,” said Tobin.
Friends of Downtown Glenview was formed in 2017. The organization’s mission is to build support for new businesses and downtown economic growth, create a vibrant and attractive downtown as a center of events and to enhance the image of downtown through design improvements.