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. Click here for more info.
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.