5 Things to do in the North Shore: September 24- September 26

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. 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 in Love at the Johnny Appleseed Festival

This weekend, head to Downtown Crystal Lake for the Johnny Appleseed Festival, a classic celebration of summer turning to fall. Meet Johnny himself and learn his story as you and your family participate in many activities including the Scarecrow Decorating Contest and the Great Ball Race.

Date: Sat, Sep 25
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $1
Location: Corner of Williams and Brink, Crystal Lake
More Info: downtowncl.org

Make Memories in Winnetka at the Fall Fest

Join us for fun, food, family, and friends this weekend at the Fall Fest in Winnetka. Embrace the spirit of fall competition at the Pumpkin Roll on Saturday evening!

Date: Sat, Sep 25
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 resident, $20 non-resident
Location: Duke Childs Field, Winnetka
More Info: winpark.org

Learn Something New at the Historic Bungalows Walking Tour

Walk through history this weekend in Skokie. Starting at the Skokie Heritage Museum, peruse the historic bungalows of the town, which date back to the 1920s and 1930s, as you learn about bungalows and other styles of the era.

Date: Sat, Sep 25
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $5
Location: Skokie Heritage Museum, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Share a Prost to Oktoberfest in Skokie

Celebrate the season at Sketchbook Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest celebration, this weekend in Skokie. Hoist a stein and enjoy beer, food, and music!

Date: Fri, Sep 24 – Sun, Sep 26
Time: Fri, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $15 1 Liter Stein + beer; $12 .5L Stein + Beer
Refills 1L $8 and .5L $5
Location: Sketchbook Brewing Company, Skokie
More Info: sketchbookbrewing.com

Celebrate Art for a Good Cause at ACE 2021

This week, the American Craft Exposition will be virtually showcasing art from 125 juried artisans as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists and potentially special offers on new art pieces. Proceeds from event go to SAVE MOMS, a data-driven solution to protect and preserve maternal health before, during, and after delivery.

Date: Mon, Sep 20 – Sun, Sep 26
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual
Watch now:americancraftexpo.org

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