5 Things to do in the North Shore: August 19

Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different communities, enjoy music and food at festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!

Big Art, Big Fork, Big Fun

The Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival returns to showcase high-end art from all over the country. This awesome late summer festival takes place on the closed streets of Evanston with artists as far as you can see! Find something for everyone and grab some local treats and local deals from Evanston shops as you browse.

Date: August 19-21
Time: Friday 12:00 – 5:00PM; Sat & Sun 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Evanston, 800 Church St
More info: amdurproductions.com 


Don’t Veg Out… Veg Fest! 

The best vegan and vegetarian food is in the spotlight at Highland Park’s Veg Fest. This wellness-minded day-long event features movement, mindfulness, and much more. Pop in for a spin class and a bite, or stay all day to explore the different speakers, presentations, classes, and concerts.

Date: August 20
Time: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Highland Park, 1707 St. John’s Ave
More info: enjoyhighlandpark.com


Flea Whiz, It’s the Flea Market Frenzy

Skokie’s Flea Market Frenzy is back for its monthly event, so get ready to shop ‘til you drop! Don’t miss this chance to snag some hidden treasures at amazing prices. Vendors from all over bring their eclectic goods for you: check out vintage vinyl records, great jewelry, and much, much more.

Date: August 21
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Skokie, Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St
More info: skokieparks.org


Fresh Produce & More in Winnetka 

Spend a Saturday at the beautiful Winnetka Farmer’s Market! In its 5th year, this market is located in the heart of downtown with dozens of vendors showcasing fresh produce, local goods, and other great treats. Bring the family to stroll through the vendor tents to bring home something special.

Date: August 20
Time: 7:30AM – 12:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Winnetka, 754 Elm St
More info: wngchamber.com 


Listen to Disney’s Renaissance Hits 

Famed composer Alan Menken is in the spotlight at Ravinia on Friday. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is saluting him with Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway with the CSO. You’ll hear hits from shows like Little Shop of Horrors and movies like The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast. Come be a ‘part of their world’ in the stunning Ravinia pavilion!

Date: August 19
Time: Doors Open at 4:30PM
Cost: Starting at $35
Location: Ravinia, 201 Ravinia Park Road
More info: ravinia.org 

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