Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston starting on June 14! Come out to enjoy an evening of live music ranging from cuban roots to Beatles covers to swing to Americana and more! The concerts will take place at the newly renovated Fountain Square at the intersection of Davis Street and Sherman Avenue. View the concert schedule here.
Stay healthy and have fun with Downtown Evanston this summer! We are excited to announce a series of free fitness classes at the new Fountain Square plaza. The classes will take place on Fridays starting June 15 through August 24. Get Fit Fridays will showcase health and fitness businesses in downtown Evanston and provide free, fun, and healthy activities for all!
Join us for the Downtown Evanston Sip & Stroll on Thursday, June 21. From 5-8pm, walk the streets of downtown and stop in at over 20 businesses to enjoy tastes of wine and beer while you enjoy special promotions! After, come out to listen to soul and funk music by Chip Ratliff and the Dirty BluCrue! at Fountain Square. Event is free but please RSVP here.
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.
Kick off the school year in downtown Evanston at the 'Kits, 'Cats & Kids Block Party on Thursday, September 13! From 4:45pm to 7:30pm, bring your family and friends to enjoy a variety of activities for kids, music and theater performances, marching bands, food trucks and more. The event is co-hosted by Northwestern Athletics, City of Evanston and Downtown Evanston.
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.