The Evanston IL Artisan Summer fest is this weekend. That is June 24 and 25 of 2017. A lot of fun events will be going on but we have to explain this to you. The event is a little different than in the past.
The event takes the place of the Fountain Square Art Festival. As you may or may not know, the fountain square is being totally rebuilt at this time and is currently a construction zone. That is a different story and promises to be great for the community.
The location of the Evanston IL Artisan Summer Fest is going to be Sherman Avenue between Davis and Clark. The time are Saturday and Sunday between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. There is a $5 suggested donation at the entrance but not mandatory.
Here is what the city of Evanston says about the event.
Expect something fresh and new. Exciting changes are in store as the Fountain Square Art Festival is rebranded in 2017 to emerge as the “Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest.”
The North Shore’s largest and oldest art fair will feature a fresh, new mix of over 100 juried, traditional and re-cycled art booths. Re-cycled art is born from artists who make eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. Many of these artists have been showcased at Remix Chicago.
Visitors will be delighted and surprised by strolling street musicians and performers, small bites of food, and a children of all ages urban street art installation project that will be completed during the two-day event.
Please stop by for craft beer and wine tasting and a bunch of food will be offered. This will really be a fun time for everyone. I will be there and if you see me please say hi. I call this a perfect chance to take some photos and get outside.
The art work will be excellent and fun to browse.
Tomorrow is the start of the Custer Street Fair 2017. This is the best outdoor event that the town puts on and we are very excited about attending. People come from afar to eat, drink and listen to fantastic music for two days.
The Custer Street Fair will be running Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and June 18th. This event has taken place since 1972. Each year since then artists, craftspeople, antique dealers, restaurateurs, entertainers and the business community get together with 70,000 attendees for this award-winning Northshore tradition.
The streets around Main and Chicago Avenue will be closed off. The will be dancing in the streets. This thing is so much fun and I always come away satisfied with the music, great food, and crafts. There is not one year that I do not bump into multiple friends from around the town of Evanston who are out there to enjoy.
Some excellent entertainment that will be playing sets both days are guitar wiz Kraig Kening, Evanston own the Paul Maslin Group and the Evanston School of Rock. You can hear music that ranges from Funk, Rock and Roll and Jazz as well as a ton of R & B.
In my opinion the food offered at the street fair is not your typical venue eats. You get homemade Ethnic dishes from all corners of the earth. There are defiantly a few pounds coming on this weekend and the people do not care. This is well worth it and a once a year event.
Custer Street Fair Evanston IL 2017
Another key point is that the hours of the Custer street fair are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You are treated to over 30 food vendors offering a full international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare. All reasonably priced. Offered are two stages of music running throughout the event.
This is really a blast and I hope to run into you. You will find me dancing to great tunes with a plate of something in my hand.
The Evanston IL Starlight Concerts 2017 begin June 6th. This is a great annual event and truly worth checking out. The program includes eight free concerts in parks. The shows start at 7 PM and run through 8:30 on Tuesdays.
The Evanston starlight concert series is a great way to spend part of an evening listing to a free concert with your family and friends. Over the years we have attended many of these events and they are truly fun.
You will get to enjoy touring acts that normally charge money to perform yet the city of Evanston IL has picked up the bill and presents this to you for free. Also included will be food trucks so you can enjoy your diner while grooving to a wide range of great music.
The concerts are located at different parks in Evanston and are really fun at attend. You will probably cross paths with friends or meet great local residents and come away with an enjoying evening.
I hope to see you at the Evanston IL Starlight Concerts 2017. This is a great part of the summer events and I encourage you to check it out. Bring your camera and dancing shoes please.
Starlight Concert Schedule
City of Evanston : News List : 2017 Starlight Concert Series Begins
Tuesday, June 6
James Park, Dodge Avenue at Mulford Street
Radio Free Honduras – Latin American band fronted by Honduran legend Charlie Baran
Tuesday, June 13
Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street
Lowdown Brass Band – From street beat to metal, this brass band showcases a unique high-energy style that will get you grooving
Tuesday, June 20 – Juneteenth Celebration with food trucks on site beginning at 6 p.m.
Twiggs Park, Dodge Avenue at Simpson Street
Christ Temple Sanctuary Choir & Worship Team – A mix of traditional and contemporary gospel
Tuesday, June 27 – Food trucks on site at 6 p.m.
Bent Park, Central Street at Cowper Avenue
Lawrence Peters Outfit – Chicago Music Awards’ “Best Country and Western Entertainer,” featuring a deep-rooted honky-tonk sound
Tuesday, July 11
Leahy Park, Lincoln Street west of Ridge Avenue
Maracujaz – Brazilian jazz band playing mellow bossa novas, upbeat sambas and jazz classics
Tuesday, July 18 – Food Truck Festival starting at 5:30 p.m.
Brummel Park, Brummel Street at Elmwood Avenue
Chicago Tribute Anthology – Driving rhythm section and powerful horns recreating the sound of the legendary rock band Chicago
Tuesday, July 25
Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue
Lynne Jordan and The Shivers – One of Chicago’s musical divas belts out the blues, jazz, funk and rock
Starlight Junior Concert
Wednesday, August 2
Tallmadge Park, north of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Miss Jenny and Dawn Marie Hamilton will lead a sing-a-long concert