Major events hosted by the City of Evanston and non-City organizations require approval from the Evanston City Council.
2017 Evanston Festivals, Street Fairs & Concerts
Note: 2018 events will be posted after they are approved by Evanston's City Council in mid-March. Special event applications will be due Jan. 31. Please call/text 847-448-4311 for more information.
- Evanston Green Ball, May 20, 2017
- YEA! Young Evanston Artists Festival, May 20, 2017
- Starlight Concerts, June 6-August 2, 2017
- Custer Fair, June 17-18, 2017
- Thursday Night Live Concert Series, June 15 - August 24, 2017
- Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest, June 24-25, 2017
- Taste of Evanston, July 9, 2017
- World Arts and Music Festival, July 15-16, 2017 (formerly Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival)
- Starlight Movies, July 20-Aug. 26, 2017
- Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival, August 18-20, 2017
- CommUNITY Picnic, August 20, 2017
- Streets Alive! and Evanston Green Living Festival, September 10, 2017
- 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party, Sept. 14, 2017
- Bike the Ridge, Oct. 1, 2017
- Zombie Scramble, October 21, 2017
- Halloween Festivities
- Day of the Dead Celebration, Oct. 29, 2017
- First Night Evanston, Dec. 31, 2017
2018 celebrations for Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior's Birthday and Black History Month are located on a separate page.
Please visit the City of Evanston calendar for details about a wide variety of events.