5 Things to do in the North Shore: September 16

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!

Experience Fireworks in 3-D

Enjoy our still summery weather and head to Niles West High School for a spectacular fireworks display! Grab a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy the DJ leading up to the show. 3-D glasses available to the first 10K people.
 
Date: September 17 
Time: Gates open at 6:30PM, Fireworks begin around 8:00PM 
Cost: Free
Location: 5701 Oakton Street, Skokie
More info: visitchicagonorthshore.com

 

Book It to the Book Sale   

Support the Lake Forest Library and your bookshelves at the annual Book Sale by the Friends of Lake Forest Library. Come snag the newest best-seller or a classic you loved from high school you’ll get discounted prices on hardcover books and audiobooks while supporting the local library! 
 
Date: September 16 
Time: 9:00AM – 8:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lake Forest, Lake Forest Rec Center, 400 Hastings Rd 
More info: lakeforestlibrary.org

 

Stay Zen with Outdoor Yoga

Spend your Saturday morning outside on the lakefront in Evanston! Bring your own mat or towel for this free class outside the Evanston History Center overlooking Lake Michigan. Live music will help set the scene as you are guided through your yoga flow. 
 
Date: September 17 
Time: 10:00 – 11:30AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Evanston, Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St 
More info: cityofevanston.org

 

Hubbard Street Dance + Ravinia = A Great Night Out!

Hubbard Street is back at Ravinia for a one-night-only performance of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Evolution. Hubbard Street is famous for its storied history of pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. You’ll see works from some of the best modern choreographers and dancers today, so head to Highland Park for this amazing night out! 
 
Date: September 16
Time: 4:30PM 
Cost: Starting at $35 
Location: Highland Park, Ravinia Pavillion, 201 Ravinia Park Rd 
More info: ravinia.org

 

Spice it Up at Bloody Mary Fest

For Bloody Mary lovers and people who love those people, your weekend plans are set with Bloody Mary Fest. Local mixologists will compete to make the best Bloody Mary in the Midwest you don’t want to miss that competition! For everyone else, you’ll find plenty of other options from local vendors with shops, food, and live entertainment. 
 
Date: September 18 
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Highwood, 111 North Ave 
More info: celebratehighwood.org