5 Things to do in the North Shore: September 10- September 12

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!

Celebrate Fall at the Festival of the Vine

Head over to nearby Geneva for their autumn harvest celebration. Here in this charming town on the Fox River, you’ll enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, and a sampling from local restaurants and wineries!

Date: Fri, Sep 10 to Sun, Sep 12
Time: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sat; 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Sun
Cost: Food & Wine Tickets are $1.00: Food is 2 to 12 tickets and Wine is 6 to 16 tickets per glass.
Location: Downtown Geneva, W. State Street & N. Fourth Street, Geneva, IL
More Info: genevachamber.com

Enjoy a Concert of Emerging Artists

Along with food trucks, beer and wine, this music festival shines the spotlight on new and emerging artists – from the R&B sounds of Allen Stone to the jazz-influenced rock band The Vindys.

Date: Sat, Sep 11
Time: 2:00 pm to 10:45 pm
Cost: $65 in advance. $75 at the door. Capacity is limited.
Location: Winnetka Skokie Playfield, 540 Hibbard Rd, Winnetka
More Info: emergewinnetka.com

Hit the Northfield State Fair & Ribfest!

Enjoy a fun evening with friends and family at the annual Northfield Park District “State Fair” featuring live music, kids’ activities, food, and drink. Enter the Rib Contest and cap it off with fireworks at 8:00 pm.

Date: Sat, Sep 11
Time: 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Registration for the Rib Contest ends at 5:30 pm.
Cost: Free
Location: Clarkson Park, 1950 New Willow Rd, Northfield
More Info: northfieldparks.org

Savor a Wisconsin Fish Boil

Enjoy an authentic Wisconsin Fish Boil on Glencoe Beach! Thrill to the traditional “Boil Over” show and delight in a feast of North Atlantic Cod, carrots and potatoes – accompanied by rye bread and coleslaw.

Date: Sat, Sep 11
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm OR 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Cost: $35 – Advance registration is required
Location: Glencoe Beach, 160 Hazel Ave, Glencoe
More Info: glencoeparkdistrict.com

Go Skiing in Iran – Virtually

This riveting, award-winning documentary follows skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots as they venture through Iran – encountering warm welcomes, dazzling beauty, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Date: Thu, Sep 9 to Sun, Sep 12
Time: Watch this 12-minute film anytime
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Info:vimeo.com