5 Things to do in the North Shore: June 25- June 27

Summer is swinging into high gear and that means more fun, more culture and more things to do around town. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole With Alice

Join Alice, The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and all the other terrific characters in this delightful open-air production of Alice in Wonderland at the beautiful Wallace Bowl.

Date: Thu, Jun 24 to Sat, Jun 26
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $11
Location: Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, Wilmette
More Info:wilmettepark.org

All Aboard!! The Model Railroad Garden

Whether you’re a train enthusiast or not, you’ll be awe-struck by the sights and sounds of miniature trains rolling through a landscape handcrafted with natural materials including 5,000 tiny trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Date: Thu, Jun 24 to Sun, Jun 27
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, weather permitting
Cost: $8 adults; $6 children
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
More Info: chicagobotanic.org

Bop to the Music of the 50’s & 60’s

Delight in an outdoor concert featuring beloved hits from the 50’s and 60’s! This flashback performance features songs made famous by music icons from Doris Day and Buddy Holly to Elvis and The Supremes.

Date: Thu, Jun 24 to Sun, Jun 27
Time: 1:00 pm on Thu; 8:00 pm on Fri; 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm on Sat; 2:00 pm on Sun
Cost: $39 to $48
Location: Out Back Parking Lot, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org

Go on a Garden Walk

The green leafy suburb of Evanston is home to some of the finest personal gardens in the North Shore, and the annual Evanston Garden Walk is always a highly anticipated event.

Date: Sun, Jun 27
Time: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Cost: $20 to $30
Location: Gardens throughout Evanston. Map provided with ticket purchase.
More Info: evanstonenvironment.org

Join a Flea Market Frenzy!

You never know what treasure or must-have you might find at this monthly event that draws enthusiastic shoppers and bargain hunters from Skokie and beyond!

Date: Sun, Jun 27
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org


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