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First-ever Wrigleyville Block party set for June 17-19 weekend
06/13/2011 12:48 PM ET

Ravenswood Event Services will host the first-ever Wrigleyville Block Party outside Wrigley Field, taking place June 17-19, July 1-3 and August 19-21. The Wrigleyville Block Party is an interactive street festival for fans of all ages, located on the east side of Clark Street between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue. This event will be open free of charge to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT.

Wrigleyville Block Party visitors will enjoy live music on the Budweiser Music Stage from several of Chicago's top cover bands. Family-friendly activities will be available for kids, such as a sign-making and crafting station presented by EK Success. A basketball hoop attached to PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet Van will be available Friday, June 17, and a BP Crosstown Cup Photo Booth and Wii Home Run Derby station will be available June 18-19. The newly-launched Cubs Trolley, complete with eight flat-screen TVs, video game consoles and more, will be present at the Wrigleyville Block Party as well.

Similar activities will be available for the July and August dates. The American Secrets, who became the new band for freecreditscore.comTM, will play on the Budweiser Music Stage July 1-3.

Guests will be able to purchase a variety of food options at the Wrigleyville Block Party, including Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, Kronos Foods, Blue Bunny Ice Cream and Star Fruit and Lifeway Kefir.

The Northwestern University Wildcats hosted a similar street festival called Wildcat Way on Sheffield Avenue during the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic football game in November of 2010. The positive response from football fans who visited Wildcat Way led to the creation of this year's event during the baseball season. The Wrigleyville Block Party will provide Wrigleyville residents and guests with a fun and family-friendly place to visit during some of the neighborhood's most exciting weekends of the summer.

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