5 Things to do in the North Shore: June 17

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!

Not Just for Kids!

Airbrush tattoos! Giant slide! Gravity ball! Lawn games! Wheeling’s Kids Fest is designed for ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome to join in on the fun. Plus, a special performance by the North Shore’s favorite children’s performers, Wendy & DB!

Date: June 18
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd
More info: wheelingparkdistrict.com

Join A Nationwide Movement

Every year, Ms. Opal Lee hosts an annual 2.5 mile walk to recognize the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the US. Now a nationwide event, Evanston is an official host city for the 2022 Opal’s Walk for Freedom. Join your community for a campaign showcasing the unifying impact of Juneteenth.

Date: June 18
Time: 10:00am
Cost: $35/adults, $20/youths
Location: Ingraham Park, Evanston
More info: kemonehendricks.com


Take a Tour of Skokie’s Sculpture Park

This month at the Sculpture Park, join friendly docents on a tour of Section IV, featuring the park’s most eclectic and varied sculptures. The tour is about one hour long, wheelchair accessible, and everybody (including pets!) is welcome.

Date: June 18
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Free
Location: Northshore Sculpture Park, Parking Lot between Howard St & Touhy Ave, Skokie
More info: sculpturepark.org


Experience the Passion of Spanish Dance

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater brings their annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival to Skokie’s North Shore Center. Forty leading dancers, singers, musicians, and guest artists bring the magic of Spain to Chicagoland through their fusion of traditional and classical performances.

Date: June 17-19
Time: Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm
Cost: $20-$50
Location: North Shore Center for The Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: northshorecenter.org


Join in the Family-Friendly Competition

Admit it, you miss elementary school gym class games. Relive those glory days and play against your own child at Family Competition Sports Night at Weber Leisure Center.

Date: June 17
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $20-$25
Location: Weber Leisure Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

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