5 Things to do in the North Shore: July 15

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!

Summer Sizzle-bration

The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Summer Sizzle and Sidewalk Sale this weekend. Stroll through this awesome event to see jugglers, live bands, and lots of deals from local businesses. Bring your favorite neighbors, and don’t miss this community-building event!

Date: July 15 & July 16
Time: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Various locations in downtown Wilmette
More info: wilmette.com

Rock Out with a Spanish Guitar Star

One night only, Spanish guitar sensation Benise returns to Chicago! Celebrate his 20th anniversary tour by going on a musical journey of modern hits, Cuban salsa, Spanish flamenco, and so much more. You’ll hear old favorites and new songs from his most recent album, as well as plenty of surprises from this amazing Emmy-award winning artist.

Date: July 15
Time: 8:00PM
Cost: $39.50 – $97.50
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie
More info: northshorecenter.org


CSO’s Classy & Classical Opening Night

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s residency at Ravinia kicks off with a concert featuring chief conductor Marin Alsop, and pianist Stewart Goodyear. Listen to works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Julia Perry under the stars in the beautiful Pavilion at Ravinia. Enjoy a night out with the orchestra with good company.

Date: July 15
Time: 8:00PM
Cost: $15 – $95
Location: The Pavilion at Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
More info: ravinia.org


Run for Fun in the Sun

The perfect way to beat the heat this weekend is here- the Water Fun Run 1K! Your kids will love this fun race, and all participants get a t-shirt, medal, AND free admission to the Skokie Water Playground for the day! Exercise should be fun, and this event will get everyone movin‘ & groovin‘ while keeping cool.

Date: July 16
Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Cost: $25
Location: Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org


Let’s Keep Talking About Bruno

Engage in the world of Encanto outside of your living room with this interactive class. The children in your life are probably still talking about Bruno, so have them check out Let’s Talk About Bruno in Highland Park! They’ll learn a skit, play in Bruno’s room of sand, and make art inspired by Bruno’s talents and catchy song.

Date: July 16
Time: 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Cost: $12
Location: Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
More info: pdhp.org

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