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2018 Special Events Event Details Start Date End Date Event
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Neighborhood Way of the Cross Church procession in vicinity of St. Nicholas Church 3/30/18 9:00am -
11:30am
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
 Marshmallow Drop A helicopter will drop marshmallows over James Park for kids to snatch up and win prizes  3/30/18    11:00am -1:00pm  City of Evanston 
 Main - Dempster Mile Sauce Walk Businesses will serve free samples of wine and offer special sales   5/17/18   5:00pm - 9:00pm  The Main-Dempster Mile 
 Garden Fair  Garden sale in Independence Park  5/18/18 5/19/18   8:00am - 4:00pm  Evanston Garden Council
 Nature's Night Out (former Evanston Green Ball)  Fundraising Event held at Ecology Center 5/18/18     6:00pm - 10:00pm Evanston Env. Association 
 YEA Festival Young Evanston Artist's art display in Raymond Park   5/19/18   10:00am - 4:00pm  Young Evanston Artist Foundation 
Willard School Fun Run at Lakefront Willard School PTA Fundraising Event 5/20/18 9:00am -
10:00am
Willard School PTA/ Dist 65
Honor the Fallen Ruck Walk Active duty and veteran soldiers walk from Glencoe to Chgo - 5/25/18 9:00am - 2:30pm Chicago Veterans
Memorial Day Ceremony Memorial Day Ceremony in Patriots Park 5/28/18 10:00am -
12:00pm
Evanston American Legion Post 42
Nichols School Sandy McDermott Walkathon Nichols School PTA Fundraising Event 5/29/18 11:30am -
2:00pm
Nichols Middle School / Dist 65
Main-Dempster Mile Summer Concert Series 2 hour concert at 600 Main St    6/1/18   5:00pm - 8:00pm The Main-Dempster Mile 
Starlight Concert Series Concert in Dawes Park 6/15/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Starlight Concert Series Concert in Kamen East Park 6/12/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square South Plaza 6/14/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
 Custer Fair  Street Festival at Main, Chicago, Washington 6/16/18  6/17/18   10:00am - 9:00pm Evanston Festival Theatre Inc. 
Race Against Hate 5K race at Lincoln & Sheridan andLakefront path 6/17/18 7:30am -
11:30pm
YWCA Evanston
Starlight Concert Series Concert in Twiggs Park  6/18/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Downtown Evanston Summer Stroll (former Wine Walk) Businesses will serve samples of wine and offer special sales 6/21/18 5:00pm -
8:00pm
7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
Downtown Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square South Plaza 6/21/18
 Live on the Lot  Concert Series at Temperance Beer Co.  6/21/18 6/23/18   6:00pm - 10:00pm Jake Samuels of SPACE 
 Friends of Robert Crown  Fundraising Event at Robert Crown   6/22/18   7:00pm - 10:00pm  Friends of Robert Crown 
Evanston Chamber Artisan Summer Fest Art Festival in downtown Evanston 6/23/18 6/24/18 10:00am -
9:00pm
Evanston Chamber of Commerce
Starlight Concert Series w/ food trucks Concert in Bent Park 6/26/18 6:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square South Plaza 6/28/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
 Main-Dempster Mile Summer Concert 2 hour concert at 600 Main St   6/29/18   5:00pm - 8:00pm  The Main-Dempser Mile 
Fourth of July Parade/Fireworks Parade on Central St / Fireworks at Lakefront  7/4/18 2:00pm -
10:00pm
Evanston Fourth of July Association
Evanston Haitian Community Picnic Community Picnic in James Park 7/4/18 2:00pm -
10:00pm
Geral Daye
 Starlight Concert Series Concert in Chandler Park   7/10/18    7:00pm - 9:00pm  City of Evanston
 Thursday Night Live  Dance Series in Fountain Square South Plaza 7/12/18     7:00pm - 9:00pm Downtown Evanston 
 Central St Sidewalk Sale  Sidewalk Sale on Central St  7/12/18  7/18/18  10:00am - 6:00pm Central St Business Assoc 
Starlight Concert Series w/ food tucks Concert in Brummel Park  7/17/18     7:00pm - 8:30pm City of Evanston 
Thursday Night Live  Dance Series in Fountain Square South Plaza  7/19/18     7:00pm - 9:00pm  Downtown Evanston
 Live on the Lot  Concert Series at Temperance Beer   7/19/18  7/21/18 6:00pm - 10:0pm  Jake Samuels of SPACE 
World Arts & Music Festival Festival in Centennial and Dawes Park - 7/21/18 7/22/18 12:00pm -
8:00pm
City of Evanston
Starlight Concert Series Concert in Mason Park 7/24/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square South Plaza 7/26/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
Live at Canal Shores 2 date concert series at the Canal Shores   7/27/18 7/28/18  6:00pm - 10:00pm  Jake Samuels of SPACE 
 Downtown Sidewalk Sale Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Evanston  7/27/18   7/29/18  10:00pm - 6:00pm Downtown Evanston 
 Dempster-Main Mile Sidewalk Sale  Sidewalk Sale on Main / Dempster 7/27/18   7/29/18  10:00am - 6:00pm The Main-Dempster Mile 
History Center Ice Cream Social Ice cream social at Dawes House 225 Greenwood St  7/28/18 1:00pm 4:00pm Evanston History Center
 Great Lake Plunge  Swim Challenge at Dempster St Beach 7/29/18     7:00am - 11:00am  Evanston OWL Inc
 NU Run for Walk NU Fundraising Event  7/29/18    7:30am - 11:00am   Northwestern 
Starlight Concert Series Concert in Baker Park 7/31/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square South Plaza 8/2/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
 Main-Dempster Mile Summer Concert Series  2 hour concert at 600 Main St 8/3/18    5:00pm - 8:00pm  The Main-Dempster Mile 
Movie in the Park Movie in Dawes Park 8/4/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
YMCA Youth Triathlon  Triathlon at ETHS  8/5/118    8:00am - 10:00am YMCA 
Friends & Family Day Picnic  Picnic in James Park  8/5/18   10:00am - 9:00pm   Evanston Cricket Club
Movie in the Park Movie in Penny Park 8/7/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square 8/9/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
Movie in the Park Movie in Crown Park 8/11/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
Dar-us-Sunnah Masijid Community Center picnic Picnic in Twiggs Park  8/11/18 11:00am -
6:00pm
Dar-us-Sunnah Masjid & Community Center
Movie in the Park Movie in Eggleston Park 8/14/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
Thursday Night live Dance series in Fountain Square 8/16/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival Art Festival in downtown Evanston 8/17/18 8/19/18 10:00am -
9:00pm
Amdur Productions
Movie in the Park Movie in Baker Park 8/18/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
Evanston Remembrance Reunion Picnic Picnic in James Park  8/18/18 10:00am -
8:00pm
John Murray
 Movie in the Park  Movie in Bent Park  8/21/18   8:00pm  City of Evanston 
Thursday Night live Dance series in downtown Evanston 1603 Orrington with live music and dance instruction. - same as past years 8/23/18 7:00pm -
9:00pm
Downtown Evanston
 Big Evanston Block Party  2 day street festival at Dempster between Chgo and Hinman  8/25/18  8/26/18 12:00pm - 10:00am  Jake Samuels of SPACE 
Movie in the Park Movie at Twiggs Park 8/25/18 8:00pm City of Evanston
Taste of Armenia Festival Food Festival on Clark St between Benson and Sherman 8/26/18 12:00pm -
6:30pm
St. James Armenian Church
 Evanston Community Picnic  Picnic in Ingraham Park  8/26/18    1:00pm - 4:00pm City of Evanston 
 Movie in the Park  Movie in Brummel Park 9/1/18     8:00pm City of Evanston 
 ETHS Booster Palooza Fundraiser event on top of  Sherman Plaza Garage  9/8/18     6:00pm - 10:00pm ETHS Boosters / Dist 202 
Malankara Catholic Church Procession Participants walk around the block of the church 1208 Ashland Ave 9/8/18 5:30pm -
6:30pm
Malankara Catholic Church
 Ride for AIDS Chicago  Bike ride from Evanston to Wisconsin and back 9/8/18   9/9/18 6:00am - 6:00pm  Test Positive Aware Network Inc 
Streets Alive Street Festival on Main St from Florence to Hinman  9/9/18 1:00pm 5:00pm City of Evanston
Evanston Charity Wine Walk Businesses will serve samples of wine and offer special sales 9/13/18 5:00pm -
9:00pm
The Main - Dempster Mile
Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party block party on sherman ave between church and davis 9/13/18 5:00pm -
7:30pm
City of Evanston
North Shore Century Bike ride to Kenosha and back 9/16/18 6:00am -
6:00pm
Evanston Bicycle Club
NAMI Cook County N Suburban 5K  Fundraiser walk on the lakefront path and NU Campus 9/23/18 9:00am -
10:30am
NAMI Cook County N Suburban
 Evanston Motorcycle Classic Motorcycle show on Orrington between church and Davis  9/23/18     10:00am - 3:00pm Randy Wait 
Bike the Ridge Bike ride on  Ridge between Church and Howard 9/30/18 9:00am -
1:00pm
City of Evanston
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser walk along lakefront path 10/7/18 10:00am -
12:00pm
Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA)
Evanston Oktober Fest Beer sampling event  on NU parking lot where Downtown Farmers Market is held  10/14/18 1pm - 6pm Downtown Evanston
Zombie Scramble Fun run on Ladd Arb path 10/20/18 4:00pm -
10:00pm
City of Evanston
 Cubmobile  Soapbox derby race on Leonard Place between Ridge and Asbury  10/28/18   9:00am - 3:00pm  Boy Scouts of America 
Veterans Day Ceremony in Patriots Park (if fountain sqr under construction) 11/11/18 10:00am -
12:00pm
Evanston American Legion Post 42
Flying Turkey SK Run/Walk 5K along lakefront path and NU campus 11/22/18 9:00am -
10:30am
Jonathan Cain
 Warm Bevvy Wak Businesses serve samples of wine and offer special sales  12/6/18     5:00pm - 8:00pm  Downtown Evanston
Evanston Tree lighting Tree lighting event downtown Evanston 12/8/18 5:00pm -
7:00pm
Downtown Evanston
Menorah lighting Ceremony in Fountain Square - same as past years Dec TBD 5:30pm City of Evanston
Kinara lighting Ceremony in Fountain Square - same as past years Dec TBD 11:00am City of Evanston
First Night Evanston Family activities in Downtown Evanston  12/31/18 12:00pm -
12:30am
First Night Evanston Inc