5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 26

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Tour the Frances Willard House

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of women’s suffrage and social reform with the tours of the Frances Willard House in Evanston. Located in the former residence of Frances Willard, a prominent 19th-century advocate for women’s rights, these guided tours allow you to explore the meticulously preserved rooms where Willard lived and worked, marvel at the period furnishings and artifacts that tell her story, and gain insights into her groundbreaking achievements in education, temperance, and women’s suffrage.

Date: May 28
Time: 1PM, 2PM, or 3PM
Cost: $15
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More info: franceswillardhouse.org

Celebrate Spring with Sing and S’mores Campfire

Enjoy the warmth of crackling flames at the Spring Sing & S’mores Campfire event presented by Skokie Parks. This all-ages gathering invites families and friends to come together for an evening of music, laughter, and delectable treats. Sing along to beloved tunes, bask in the glow of the fire, and indulge in the sweet satisfaction of roasting marshmallows for scrumptious s’mores.

Date: May 27
Time: 7:30PM
Cost: $6
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

Say Bonjour to the French Market in Wilmette

Experience the vibrant flavors and charming ambiance of the French Market in Wilmette. This delightful market, inspired by the traditional open-air markets of France, brings together a diverse array of local vendors and artisans. Whether you’re seeking culinary delights, one-of-a-kind crafts, or a vibrant community experience, the French Market in Wilmette is sure to captivate your senses and leave you with a lasting appreciation for the charm of French-inspired markets.

Date: May 27
Time: 8AM – 1PM
Cost: Free
Location: 722 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette
More info: wilmette.com

Explore the Lake Forest Showcase and Gardens

Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting world of interior design and exquisite craftsmanship at the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens. Step into each impeccably designed room and be inspired by the fusion of classic and contemporary elements, luxurious fabrics, and innovative decor concepts. With its beautiful aesthetics and impeccable attention to detail, this showcase promises to leave you inspired, with a deeper appreciation for the power of interior design in transforming spaces into works of art.

Date: Runs through June 4
Time: 10AM – 1PM and 1PM – 3PM
Cost: $40
Location: Shuttle from East Lake Forest Train Station, 691 N Western, Lake Forest
More info: lakeforestshowhouse.com

Canoe with Your Family in Skokie

Embark on a fun, family adventure with Can You Canoe, Family? This delightful event invites families to embrace the serenity of nature and explore the wonders of canoeing as you paddle around the pond at Emily Oaks.

Date: May 28
Time: 10AM
Cost: $11+
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

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