Back for its 18th year, Thursday Night Live (formerly It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance) will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston. From mid-June through August, each concert will spotlight a different music genre from Jazz and Swing to Rock and Roll and Beatles covers. Please note that the 2017 lineup will be announced in April! Click here for more info.
Downtown Evanston is hosting the 2nd annual Get Healthy Week to showcase health and fitness businesses and provide free, fun, and healthy activities for all! Starting on Monday, June 12, businesses will offer free classes or workshops at an outdoor location or at their business. The week will culminate with a Bike to Work celebration at Raymond Park on Friday, June 16 (details coming soon). Click for more information.
Save the date for the annual Sidewalk Sale, July 28-30. Independent retailers and national chains will set up shop with too-good-to-resist deals on the sidewalks throughout downtown. Expect to find great deals on apparel, shoes, one-of-a-kind accessories and decorative arts, including the best in specialty and hand-crafted goods. More info available here.
Every September, Downtown Evanston partners with the City of Evanston and Northwestern University to hold a block party in downtown Evanston to kick off the new school year! The event features a variety of activities for kids, music and theater performances, marching bands, food trucks and more.
Save the date for the 2017 'Kits, 'Cats & Kids Block Party on Thursday, September 14 from 5 to 8pm. Details will be announced in the summer.
The 3rd Annual Evanston Oktoberfest will take place on Sunday, October 15, 1-6pm. The event celebrates Evanston's craft breweries and distillery as well as Chicago area breweries. There will be plenty of delicious food, live music, kids activities and more. Read more here.