Summer

Organization Name
Address
James Park (Dodge Ave at Mulford St.)
Phone Number
847-866-2944
Description

Celebrate Evanston, diversity and going back to school! Evanston residents gather for a free commUNITY picnic with free food, games, giveaways and entertainment.

Organization Name
Address
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St
Phone Number
847-448-8264
Description

Annual lakefront celebration of the foods, crafts, music and dance of many world cultures; features live music, dance performances, art and craft work of juried artists. Held annually at Dawes Park in late July; sponsored by the city of Evanston.

Public Notes

Note: in 2014, due to construction at the Arrington Lagoon in Dawes Park, the festival will move just north to Centennial Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street. Free parking will still be available just north of the festival grounds (and will be even closer this year!) and free shuttle buses will again be in service.
July 19-20, 2014

Organization Name
Address
Intersection of University Place and Oak Avenue. (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave)
Contact Person
Myra Gorman, Market Manager
Phone Number
847-448-8045
Description

58 vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items from local and regional farms. Free parking available in the Maple Street Parking Garage. Special events and performances by local musicians.

Downtown Farmers Market:
This market is held every Saturday, from early May through early November. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (just east of East Railroad Ave.)
Ridgeville Market:
Wednesdays, early June through mid-October, 3:30 p.m.-7p.m., in the park by the field house at 908 Seward St. (at Ridge Ave.; Program Director Natalie Sallee, 847-869-5640. Pre-order/delivery boxes available weekly.
West End Market:
Saturdays, early June through late October; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. (ETHS parking lot)
Indoor Farmer & Artisan Food Market:
Located at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., on Saturdays from December through April from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 40 vendors include local farmers and artisans. Dennis Clarkson, Winter Market manager, 847-864-7328, dclarkson@aol.com.
McGaw YMCA Market
Dates: May 28 through mid-October
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7am to 1pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.

Address
James Park
1933 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Gerald Daye
Phone Number
847-733-1462
Categories
Description

Held annually on the 4th of July. Features live music, Haitian food, arts, sports and family fun.

Address
816 Clark Street, Evanston IL USA
60201
Contact Person
Gary Rejebian
Phone Number
847-212-8920
Fax
847-864-5374
Parent Organization
Description

Authentic Armenian food, dancing, music, and games.Over the years, Evanston’ s TASTE OF ARMENIA festival–one of the premiere Armenian picnics in the Chicago area– has become a favorite end-of-summer event for Chicagoans of all ethnic backgrounds.

Late August (the last Sunday before Labor Day weekend). Clark St. between Benson and Sherman. Sponsored by the St. James Armenian Church. Free.

The Evanston Taste of Armenia Festivalserves up charcoal-grilled kebabs and homemade specialties including healthy salads, ‘sarma’ rolls with fresh-picked grape leaves (nothing canned!) Few can resist the bountiful table of our grandmas’ pastries and a steaming cup of Armenian coffee (fortunes told on request!)

Public Notes

The largest annual Armenian gathering in Chicago, Evanston’s Taste of Armenia Festival serves up a full plate of Armenian cuisine, culture and history. All are welcome to come enjoy the day.

Organization Name
Description

Ranked one of the nation’s 5 best by Country Home Magazine, Evanston’s 4th of July has it all: a parade, playground games, music, and of course the sensational lakefront fireworks. FREE TO ALL. Since its beginning the Evanston 4th of July Celebration has been totally done by volunteers, who raise money and donate time and energy to make our Celebration so special. Each year we find ways to raise the funds to bring in the bands for the parade, and cover the costs of our great fireworks display. Contact us if you want to help.

Organization Name
Address
YWCA Evanston/North Shore 1215 Church Street , Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Trimmy Stamell, Race Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8445. ext. 21
Fax
847-864-8498
Description

The Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was started by Ricky’s wife, Sherialyn, and his friends in memory of the former basketball coach at Northwestern University who was murdered by a racist in 1999. Proceeds benefit the work of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, especially in areas of violence prevention and racial equity.
5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile.

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