CommUNITY Picnic

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What's more fun than gathering with your friends, family and fellow Evanstonians to enjoy an afternoon in the park with free food, games, activities and entertainment?

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The 2018 CommUNITY Picnic will take place on Sunday, August 26 from Noon-4 p.m. in Ingraham Park (west of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue).

Admission is free. Bring the whole family for hours of entertainment, fun activities, free food and giveaways!

This year's event will feature (with new activities being added):

Would you like to support the CommUNITY Picnic?

donate-thumb-100x75-13649You can be part of Evanston's annual CommUNITY Picnic by donating. By donating, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a special prize to be announced!


CommUNITY Picnic Partners Wanted

The City is seeking community organizations and businesses to participate as exhibitors at the event. Participating organizations should be aligned with the goal of celebrating the beginning of a new school year and the community's diversity.
In order to provide a wide range of experiences for participants, only two organizations with the same occupational focus will be allowed to participate.  If more than two register, availability will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Interested organizations are encouraged to register to participate by registering here.



Over 80 volunteers are needed to make this another successful event! Individuals, families and groups interested in volunteering should contact Michelle Tompkins at or call 847-448-4311.



2018 Sponsors


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We'd like to thank the following Sponsors

Actor's Gym
Canal Shores Golf Course
Lock Chicago
That Little Mexican Cafe


Thank you to our Picnic Partners! Be sure to stop by their booths on Sunday

Lions of Illinois Foundation
Organization for Positive Action & Leadership
Peer Services Inc
Health Department
St. Francis Hospital Presence Health
Officer & Gentleman Academy
Complete Chiro Rehab
Enlightened Rydaz MC
Fluency Tutors
Cradle to Career
Rogers Park Food Coop
Community Economic Dev Assn of Cook County
Evanston Public Library
Young Black & Lit
Goldfish Swim School
Orangetheory Fitness
 New York Life
Sigma Gamma Rho