Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different communities, enjoy music and food at festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!
Don’t Just Shop, Be a Part of the Art
The 98-year-old North Shore Art League presents Art in the Village this weekend at Hubbard Wood Park in Winnetka. Spend an afternoon talking to artists and purchasing everything from oil paintings to mixed media to photography and more. Plus, on Sunday, NSAL faculty member Lisa DePinto will be onsite to paint oil portraits of you and your family.
Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Hubbard Woods Park (939 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka)
More info: northshoreartleague.org
Run on an Actual Runway
Rock N Run the Runway offers you the chance to run a 5K or walk 1 mile on the runway of the Chicago Executive Airport. This unique experience is followed later in the day by a festival at the airport featuring food trucks, balloon artists, face painting, live music, and fireworks!
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 8:00am race, 5:00pm gates open for live music event
Location: Chicago Executive Airport, 1080 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling
More info: rocknruntherunway.com
Get Your (Sidewalk) Sale On
The Glencoe Summer Sidewalk Sale is here! Shop your favorite local spots and snag a great deal. Stores from downtown Glencoe as well as additional vendors will have tables lining the sidewalks with great prices on all your favorite things.
Date: Friday-Saturday, June 24-25
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Glencoe Shopping District
More info: visitchicagonorthshore.com
Take a Trip Through Evanston’s Best Gardens
The 32nd annual Evanston Garden Walk is this Sunday, featuring some of the most creative, beautiful, and personal gardens Evanston has to offer. The Garden Walk happens rain or shine. Get ready to fall in love with gardening all over again!
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm
Cost: Starting at $20 (kids 12-under are free)
Location: TBD (maps will be emailed after you buy a ticket)
More info: evanstonenvironment.org
Bee Movie in Real Life!
Celebrate Pollinator Week with the Bumblebee Adventure in Skokie. Bumblebees are very special creatures, and vital to our everyday lives. Learn how they live, what they eat, and how to help them in your own garden.
Date: Saturday, June 25
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org