Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live 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. The concerts will take place at the newly renovated Fountain Square at the intersection of Davis Street and Sherman Avenue.
If you are interested in submitting band information to be considered for this concert series, please click here. Deadline to submit is March 15 and we will announce the bands in mid-April.
Save the date for the annual Sidewalk Sale, July 27-29. 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 in late June.
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. Date to be announced soon! .
The 4th Annual Evanston Oktoberfest will take place on Sunday, October 14, 1-6pm. The event celebrates Evanston and craft breweries and distillery as well as Chicago area breweries. There will be plenty of delicious food, live music, kids activities, games and more.
Join us on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday, the nation-wide movement to support local businesses. When you shop and dine in Evanston, you automatically support the Evanston community. Every year Downtown Evanston organizes special shopping and dining promotions. Check back for details or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.