Major events hosted by the City of Evanston and non-City organizations require approval from the Evanston City Council.
2018 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 18, 2018
- YEA! Young Evanston Artists Festival, May 19, 2018
- Starlight Concerts, June 5-July 31, 2018
- Custer Fair, June 16-17, 2018
- Thursday Night Live Concert Series, June 14 - August 23, 2018
- Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest, June 23-24, 2018
- Taste of Evanston, July 8, 2018
- World Arts and Music Festival, July 21-22, 2018 (formerly Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival)
- Starlight Movies, August 2 - September 1, 2018
- Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival, August 17-19, 2018
- CommUNITY Picnic, August 26, 2018
- Streets Alive! and Evanston Green Living Festival, September 9, 2018
- 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party, September. 13, 2018
- Bike the Ridge, September 30, 2018
- Zombie Scramble, October 20, 2018
- Halloween Festivities
- Day of the Dead Celebration,
- First Night Evanston, Dec. 31, 2018
2019 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.