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Our calendar is full on Chicago's North Shore. From street fairs, famed festivals, special interest tours, walks and talks to an elite array of theatrical offerings, world-class concerts, unique performing arts presentations, sporting events, farmers markets, and so much more, Chicago’s North Shore offers the visitor an exceptional array of entertainment options.

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Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party

Evanston residents of all ages are invited to celebrate the back to school season at the 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party! Enjoy games, arts and crafts, family-friendly activities filling the street, live music, the ETHS Marching Band and NU Marching Band, rousing pep rally-style speeches, and lots of dining options. Be sure to come hungry and dine at one of Downtown Evanston's great restaurants or stop by the wide variety of food trucks serving savory and sweet fare. The first 200 hot dogs will be free, thanks to sponsorship from First Bank & Trust. Discounted football tickets will be sold at the Block Party to help fill Ryan Field stadium with a sea of purple for the football game on Saturday, September 16 versus Bowling Green. Discounted tickets can also be purchased at with the code PURPLE through Friday, September 15.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
Sherman Avenue between Church and Clark Streets
Clark Street between Sherman and Benson Avenues
Evanston, IL