5 Things to do in the North Shore: June 18- June 20

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!

Thrill to Circus Vazquez

Delight in all the excitement, fun and spectacle of Circo Hermanos Vazquez, a family-run circus founded in Mexico City more than 50 years ago.

Date: Thu, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: 7:30 pm on Fri & Sat; 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm on Sat; and 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm on Sun.
Cost: From $25 to $55
Location: Westfield Old Orchard, 4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
More Info:circovazquez.com

Bowling, Bocce and Bistro

Escape your weekend routine with a night out at Pinstripes. Combining sophistication and fun, this local Bistro offers Italian and American cuisine along with the excitement of bowling and bocce.

Date: Thu, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm (Until 9:00 pm on Thu and Sun)
Cost: Bocce from $5 per person; Bowling from $10 per person; menu prices vary
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook
More Info: pinstripes.com

Go Around the World (in Evanston!)

Explore the many inviting businesses along Central Street – with special offerings of food, beverages and gifts from around the world. Pick up a passport and collect stamps for a chance to win the raffle!

Date: Fri, Jun 18 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: Normal Business Hours
Cost: Free
Location: Along Central Street from Eastwood to Lincolnwood, Evanston
More Info: centralstreet-evanston.com

Shop the Winnetka Farmers’ Market

Bring home luscious fruits and freshly harvested vegetables to enhance your weekend dining. Sweet and savory baked goods, blooming plants and artisanal cheeses are also available.

Date: Sat, Jun 19
Time: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $30
Location: Winnetka Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka
More Info: villageofwinnetka.org

Embark on a Treasure Hunt

Enjoy the great outdoors at the River Trail Nature Center with this family-friendly activity. Just pick up a map at the welcome tent and decode the clues along the trails to find the (un)buried treasure!

Date: Sun, Jun 20
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
More Info: fpdcc.com


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