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!
Go to a Big Ten Opening Game
Watch the Northwestern University Wildcats in their opening football game of the 2021 season as they take on the Spartans from Michigan State.
Date: Fri, Sep 3
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: From $55
Location: Ryan Field, 1501 Central St, Evanston
More Info: nusports.com
Catch Summer’s Last Blast
Kick off the Labor Day Weekend and bid farewell to summer with an outdoor rock concert featuring The Empty Pockets along with food trucks, drinks from Ravinia Brewery, and spectacular fireworks to close out the night.
Date: Fri, Sep 3
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lakefront Park, 99 Park Ave, Glencoe
More Info: glencoeparkdistrict.com
Attend the Detroit Jazz Festival… Virtually!
For nearly 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival has celebrated the city’s rich musical heritage. Regarded as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the world, this year’s program will be a livestreamed virtual event!
Date: Fri, Sep 3 to Mon, Sep 6
Time: 6:10 pm to 10:25 pm on Fri; 11:30 am to Midnight on Sat, Sun & Mon.
Location: Live Streaming on DJFLIVE, YouTube. and Facebook
More Info: detroitjazzfest.org
Indulge in Art and Wine
Enjoy a photography exhibit from Amy Hesser & Rob Carrara – along with other great art by more than 40 local artists. Wine and bites to eat are available for purchase on the rooftop deck.
Date: Sat, Sep 4
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:oo pm
Location: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St, Evanston
More Info: creativecoworking.com
Take a Nature Walk
Head up to Grayslake to explore one of Lake County’s largest forest preserves. Encompassing more than 1,200 acres, there’s a 7.75-mile trail that winds through wetlands, open prairie and wooded groves.
Date: Thu, Sep 2 to Mon, Sep 6
Time: 6:30 am to Sunset
Location: Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, 20160 W. Washington St, Grayslake