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Lakefront Events

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Event Name Event Description Event Date Event Organizer
Staged in Centennial Park, participants walk along the lakefront path. Sun., May 20, 2018 Willard School PTA/ Dist 65
Honor the Fallen Ruck March Active duty and veteran soldiers walk from Glencoe to Chicago. Evanston's portion is along Sheridan Rd sidewalk and lakefront path. Participants stop in Centennial Park for lunch then continue on Lakefront path to Chicago. Fri., May 25, 2018 Chicago Veterans
Nichols School Sandy McDermott Walkathon Participants walk on sidewalk from Nichols School to Lakefront; then along the path and back to Nichols. Tue., May 29, 2018 Nichols Middle School/Dist 65
Starlight Concert Series Staged in Dawes Park–Evanston Starlight Concert Tue., June 5, 2018 City of Evanston
Race Against Hate 5K/10K Race Staged at Lincoln & Sheridan (Long Field), participants run along Sheridan Rd, NU campus and lakefront path. Sun., June 17, 2018 YWCA Evanston
Fourth of July Fireworks Staged on Clark St beach–Fireworks display celebrating 4th of July Wed., July 4, 2018 Evanston Fourth of July Association
World Arts & Music Festival Staged in Centennial and Dawes Park, a 2-day celebration of global diversity including family craft activities, international cuisine, live music dance performances.

Sat., July 21,
Sun., July 22, 2018

City of Evanston
Great Lake Plunge Staged at Dempster beach, a swim challenge that consist of 3 races: a 1k, 2k and 4k swim around a designated loop with buoys to define the course. Sun., July 29, 2018 Evanston OWL, Inc
Movie in the Park Staged in Dawes Park - Evanston Starlight Movie Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 City of Evanston
Rotary Staff Picnic Staged in Centennial Park–Rotary International's staff picnic Fri., Aug. 24, 2018 Rotary International
North Shore Century Staged in Dawes Park and Lagoon bldg, participants bike ride to Kenosha and back. Sun., Sep. 16, 2018 Evanston Bicycle Club
NAMI Cook County N Suburban 5K Run/Walk Staged in Centennial Park, participants run along Sheridan Rd sidewalk, NU campus and lakefront path. Sun., Sep. 23, 2018 NAMI Cook County N Suburban
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Staged in Centennial Park, participants walk on lakefront path. Sun., Oct. 7, 2018 Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA)
Flying Turkey 5K Run/Walk Staged in Dawes Park, participants run along Sheridan Rd, NU campus and lakefront path. Thur, Nov. 22, 2018 Sun & Wine Racing, LLC