Downtown Evanston Sidewalk Sale & Chalk Art Contest, July 26-28
Get ready for the best sidewalk sale of the year! From July 26-28, shops in downtown Evanston will set up racks and tables filled with too-good-to-resist deals on clothes, shoes, accessories, outdoor gear, decorative arts, jewelry and more!
For the second year in a row, Downtown Evanston is hosting a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest to add color and design to the sidewalks and create a friendly, artsy competition between businesses, artists and families in Evanston! The sidewalk in front of businesses will be decorated on Friday evening by 5pm so come out to see the artists in action. More details coming soon.
Thursday Night Live Concerts at Fountain Square, June 13-August 22
Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more.
New this year, Downtown Evanston is having a block party on the last Thursday of each month, indicated by the asterisk above (June 27, July 25 and August 22). Orrington Avenue south of Davis St. to the end of the south plaza will be closed off for pedestrians.
This is a free event and all ages are welcome. There are folding chairs and cafe tables and chairs, but feel free to bring your own chairs. In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm.
Sip, shop and stroll your way through downtown Evanston on the fifth annual Downtown Sip & Stroll on Thursday, June 20, 5-8pm. Stop in at participating shops, fitness studios, spas and more to sample a range of wines (or other beverages) and take advantage of special sales and promotions. After, grab a bite to eat and join us for live music at Thursday Night Live featuring Maracujaz, Brazilian, Latin Jazz and Swing. Eventbrite coming soon.
Save the date to support local businesses with us on Saturday, November 23! Small Business Saturday is 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. This year we are hosting the Shopping Passport program where shoppers that spend $100 or more receive a gift from Downtown Evanston.