The Rockin' The Blocks community block party featuring food, family fun and plenty of live music got underway Friday night and will continue from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Brockway and Slade streets.
Admission is free, and tickets for the purchase of beer, wine, pop, water and food will be available. Food vendors include Hot Dog Richie's, Signature Sweets, Tre Amici, and Yumz Frozen Yogurt.
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Among the bands scheduled to perform Saturday are Allison Wonder Band, 4 p.m.; The Davenport Project, 6 p.m.; and Our Name is Jonas, 8:30 p.m.
Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. includes a musical chairs games from 12:30 to 1 p.m., followed by the Palatine Rocks Singing Contest. Performers from Borne to Dance will take the stage at 2:45 p.m.
Community groups will be offering hands-on activities, including chair massages, a samurai challenge, face painting, roaming balloon artist and games. There will be a water balloon toss at 2:15 p.m.; watermelon eating contest at 3:15 p.m.; and Lego building contests.
The event is sponsored by the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce.