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Annual Block Party 2021 Saturday, September 25

Annual Block Party 2021

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 + Google Map



Thank you to our Sponsor: Northshore Gas

Don’t miss our FREE End of Summer Block Party and Outdoor movie on Saturday, September 25th at 5:00pm.

It’s our annual block party to ring in the end of summer and thank YOU, our patrons, for sticking with us through the past year.  Held safely outside, we have fun events for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs for sundown when the movie starts.

Food  •  Activities  •  Entertainment • Outdoor movie on the big screen! and we’ll be raffling off tickets to Gorton classes, movies and events!

In the Heights will be shown at sundown!

5:00-drums, family events, Gorton tables open, raffle, face painting, food trucks, concessions
5:30-Liam the Magic Man, food trucks open, concessions
6:15-7:30 Jess Bess & the Intentions, food trucks, concessions, raffle drawing
7:30 movie begins


Entertainment by Liam the Magic Man


Music by Jess Bess & the Intentions


Food vendors include:


Rosati’s Pizza


Suzy’s Swirl ice cream


Bonique Waffles





Tables & Activities with balloon art, face painting and more!

Come discover all the AMAZING work that is done in the non-profit offices of Gorton and our through our program partners. Participate in fun-filled activities with each organization and get your Block Party Passport stamped at every table to win a prize!



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By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a Gorton program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Gorton program, event or activity. Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.

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