5 Things to do in the North Shore: October 7

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Walk through an Art Festival

This indoor art festival is an annual must-do in Winnetka. Walk into 20 different stores and studios displaying art and meet the artists. Sip on some cocktails and nibble on appetizers at each location while live music serenades you on your walk outside. This fun night out celebrates local art for a lovely evening on the town. 
Date: October 7 
Time: 5:00-8:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Hubbard Woods, Winnetka, Green Bay Rd 
More info: shophwdd.com

Pumpkin Party for All  

The Main-Dempster Mile is hosting its annual MDM Fall Festival & Pumpkin Carving Festival this weekend. Featuring local food and vendors, this fest is fun for all ages. Live music, spooky story times, and a pumpkin carving contest will fill your afternoon with Halloween fun. Don’t miss the line dancing lessons! 
Date: October 8 
Time: 2:00 – 6:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Evanston, 801 Dempster 
More info: facebook.com

Celebrate Evanston in Autumn

This downtown Evanston block party has it all…music, food, art, and more! For our fall beverage enthusiasts, get your hot apple cider or fall-themed beer before you check out the booths of some Evanston favorite shops & vendors. Make string art or decorate a pumpkin before checking out one of the bands they’ll have entertaining the crowds all day at The Downtown Evanston Fall Fest! 
Date: October 9 
Time: 12-5PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Evanston  
More info: downtownevanston.org

Family Fun at the Children’s Museum Fall Fest

Bring the whole family to the Fall Family Festival at Kohl Children’s Museum. They’ve got a petting zoo, kiddie train rides, and all exhibits in the museum will be open. Learn how to make apple cider and get a family photo with frame decorated by you. Costumes are encouraged, so stop by for some Halloween fun! 
Date: October 9 
Time: 2:30 – 5:00PM 
Cost: starting at $16 
Location: Glenview, Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd 
More info: kohlchildrensmuseum.org

A Screamin’ Good Time!

This annual spooktacular haunted house is BACK to scare you again! More clowns, more chainsaws, and more spooks this year, expect new characters and scares you’ve never had before. Not recommended for children under 10 and only recommended to those who can handle some serious scariness! 
Date: October 7 
Time: 7:00 – 10:00PM 
Cost: starting at $13 
Location: Skokie, Skokie Water Playground, 4715 Oakton St 
More info: skokieparks.org

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