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!
Fall Folk Fest in Glenview
Local history comes to life this Sunday amidst the natural beauty of The Grove, an ecologically diverse 150-acre land preserve in the heart of the North Shore. Costumed interpreters relive local history while you celebrate autumn with folk music, square dancing, hayrides and more. There will also be an al fresco dining hall along with gifts and crafts available for purchase.
Date: Oct 2
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; 1:00 to 3:00 pm; and 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Cost: $5 for a 2-hour time slot. $1 for children 12 and under. Capacity is limited.
Location: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
More Info: https://glenviewparks.org
Last Call for the Evanston Maker’s Market
This Sunday is your last chance to enjoy Maker’s Markets 2022, the popular meet-and-shop event organized by Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston. Engage with local artists, artisans and other creative makers as you shop for unique and one-of-a-kind handmade goods including art, crafts, jewelry and wearables.
Date: Oct 2
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free Parking. $5 suggested donation.
Location: Maple Parking Garage, 5th Floor, 1800 Maple Ave, Evanston
More Info: evanstonmade.org
Delight in an Autumn Nature Walk
With an insightful and engaging staff naturalist leading the way, this guided nature hike will introduce you to the historic trees and other flora at the Emily Oaks Nature Center. It’s a wonderful way to discover the autumn secrets of this 13-acre oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, trees and fauna. Pre-registration is requested.
Date: Oct 1
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am
Cost: $6 for Skokie residents. $8 for non-residents.
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org
Explore Evanston’s Ridge Historic District
Fans of Prairie School architecture won’t want to miss this guided tour of the Ridge Historic District–and its wealth of Prairie School homes. Learn how one family fostered the growth of the movement and created this collection of architectural gems. Space is limited and advance reservations & payments are required.
Date: Oct 1
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $15 for Evanston History Center members. $20 for non-members. Purchase in advance.
Location: Tour begins in front of Dewey Elementary School, Wesley Ave & Elinor Pl, Evanston
More Info: evanstonhistorycenter.org
Nope, that’s not a spelling error! Come out to The Grove this Saturday for an interpretive nature walk. Focusing on oaks, hickories and other forest species, this 90-minute guided trail tour is led by Robyn Flakne, Natural Resources Manager for the Village of Glenview.
Date: October 1
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
Location: Meet in front of the Interpretive Center at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
More Info: glenviewparks.org