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Fall Features and Festivities on the North Shore

09/24/2020
Crisp Fall breezes herald a favorite, colorful season on Chicago’s North Shore. The calendar is full of fresh fun to be had out and about. Get your spooky on with a jack-o-lantern extravaganza or take... MORE

Arts Outdoors on Chicago's North Shore

07/30/2020
Stretch out your summer with a cornucopia of arts in the parks and beyond. Out in the sunshine or under the stars, Chicago’s North Shore brings its reputation for world-class performing arts and visua... MORE

Gather the Gals: Girlfriend Getaways on the North Shore

07/29/2020
Take a break from everything that’s going on and grab your best gals for some well-deserved R&R. Tell your college roomie to come up for a visit or text those local pals who are itching to find cute f... MORE

Hit the Road for a Chicago's North Shore Nearcation

07/13/2020
Hit the road for a fresh perspective — you don’t need to go far for a change of pace. Grab someone special for a road trip to remember. Stay at a hotel on Chicago’s North Shore with amenities to pampe... MORE

North Shore Bakery Tour

06/17/2020
Fancy a bagel and a schmear first thing in the morning? Maybe you’re on a quest to find the perfect scone. Or, your dinner menu needs an organic artisanal country loaf to compliment the meal. Chicago’... MORE

Fresh Air and Fresh Food at Local Farmers Markets

06/09/2020
Peppers, pansies, and pastries, oh my! There’s no place like your local farmer’s market. Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition when you get food straight from the pe... MORE

Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North Shore

05/14/2020
“Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right.” Taking in the sunrise can fill your day with light and hope. As our spring days grow longer through May, the sun appears on the horizon sometime between... MORE

Virtual North Shore

04/07/2020
Rising to the growing call for more ways to learn, create, and entertain from home, Chicago’s North Shore museums, libraries, and other organizations have scads of free options for you and your family... MORE

Socially Distant Outdoor Activities

03/30/2020
As spring begins to bloom, thoughts turn to getting outside more. Nothing compares to the vision of flowers bursting onto the scene and the sounds of birdsong filling the air. But with the new safety ... MORE

Spring Break Staycation

03/16/2020
Sticking close to home and looking for ways to stay entertained this spring? Check out some of our ideas on how to experience the North Shore community while abiding by the recommendations of public h... MORE

Celebrating Theater on the North Shore

03/06/2020
The stage is always set for an evening of brilliant, world-class entertainment on Chicago’s North Shore. Get ready to shake off winter with this season’s mix of stirring dramas, boisterous musicals an... MORE

Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong

02/27/2020
OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe... MORE

Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights

02/17/2020
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. To recognize this 2020 milestone, several community partners are collaborating on events to h... MORE

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart

02/05/2020
Roses are red and chocolate is delicious. But sometimes you want to spice up the season of love with a unique twist. Swoon with your sweetheart, gather your gal pals or celebrate yourself with some un... MORE

Evanston Hygge Fest!

01/22/2020
mellow. The Danish lifestyle mindset to cherish and enjoy the small, good things in life honors family, friendship and all things cozy. Downtown Evanston’s Hygge Fest is a month-long series of events ... MORE

6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Celebrations That Will Make Your Spirits Bright

11/27/2019
Too often we can become overwhelmed by the holiday season — so many gifts, so many parties — when really this should be a time to enjoy with loved ones and reflect on another year gone by. If you’re l... MORE

Fit in Some R&R During the Holiday Rush

11/12/2019
Between all those parties, shopping for that one last perfect gift, and large family dinners, there’s a lot to do once the holiday season arrives. And while it’s fun to celebrate with friends and fami... MORE

5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do

11/05/2019
The turkey has been carved and the pie has been sliced — now what? After spending so much time planning for (and preparing) your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you haven’t thought much about what else to... MORE

Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North Shore

10/23/2019
When you look out the window and see rain, it can be easy to resign yourself to a day stuck indoors. However, rainy days are the perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore. With so many museums, th... MORE

Halloween Events for Adults on Chicago’s North Shore

10/03/2019
Who says kids should have all the fun on Halloween? Whether you want to show off your topical costume or love a scary haunted house, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season — no kids allowed ... MORE

Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns

09/18/2019
In 2018, Livability named Evanston one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and it's clear why. With a variety of museums and attractions, beautiful beaches, and some of Chicagoland's best restaurants,... MORE

Autumn Festivals on Chicago’s North Shore

09/06/2019
It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, and all things pumpkin spice. Chicago's North Shore knows how to celebrate the season, and there are plenty of fall event... MORE

6 Interactive Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Ideas

08/27/2019
After months of wedding planning, it's time to celebrate your final days of singlehood with your closest friends. And you want this celebration to be one everyone in attendance will never forget. Fort... MORE

No Car? No Problem!

08/16/2019
Thanks to public transportation, owning a car doesn't always have to be a necessity. If you've decided to forgo owning a car, whether for financial reasons or in an effort to go green, or if you're vi... MORE

Say Goodbye to Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

08/07/2019
Don’t look now, but your calendar is nearing September, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to soak up the final weeks of the season.... MORE

Where to Enjoy Outdoor Music on Chicago’s North Shore

07/08/2019
On Chicago's North Shore, we only get a handful of precious months to enjoy the outdoors, so it's best to take advantage while you can. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to sit back and relax (or ... MORE

A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore

07/02/2019
John Hughes was the man behind some of the most beloved movies from the '80s and '90s, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone," and "Pretty in Pink." Many of these fil... MORE

Ride the Waves on Chicago’s North Shore

06/13/2019
Chicago's North Shore might not be the first destination that comes to mind for those looking to catch some waves, but there's plenty of waterfront fun to be had here all summer long. With a variety o... MORE

8 Family-Friendly Nights Out on the North Shore

06/05/2019
School’s out, and so is the sun! Summer is the perfect time to make memories everyone in your family will cherish forever, and whether you’re visiting Chicago’s North Shore or planning a staycation, t... MORE

Check out the Mural Scene on Chicago’s North Shore

05/22/2019
We love museums, but you don’t have to visit one to get up close to art. That’s because there’s amazing street art to be found all across Chicago’s North Shore. From colorful geometric designs to insp... MORE

What and Where to Eat This Memorial Day

05/10/2019
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and we can’t wait to get out and start enjoying what makes Chicago’s North Shore so great. Here are some of the best places to eat this Memorial Day ... MORE

Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore

04/11/2019
After a stressful week, it’s best to spend a fun night with your closest friends. Whether you’re hosting girlfriends from out of town and want to show off the area you call home or simply haven’t seen... MORE

A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring

04/04/2019
Spring is an ideal time to come and explore Chicago's North Shore — you (finally!) don't have to worry about packing your winter gear and the weather is just about perfect for spending the entire day ... MORE

The North Shore Celebrates Museum Month

03/20/2019
April is Museum Month on Chicago's North Shore, meaning it’s the perfect time to revisit a favorite museum in order to check out a new exhibit or discover a new museum entirely (especially on those in... MORE

Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

02/18/2019
Believe it or not, spring will be here before we know it. Although we're still dreaming of heading outside for the day without having to bundle up to do so, now is the perfect time to start planning y... MORE

Must-See Shows During North Shore Theater Week

02/01/2019
Chicago’s North Shore is home to some of the best theater in the country and now is the perfect time to see it for yourself. From Feb. 7-17, celebrate North Shore Theater Week as local companies offer... MORE

Evanston Gallery Tour

12/13/2018
If you haven’t explored the vibrant art scene of Chicago’s North Shore, the start of a new year is the perfect time to do so. Whether you’re interested in purchasing art for your home, exploring an ex... MORE

How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests

12/07/2018
The holiday season is a wonderful time to gather with family and loved ones to reflect on everything the year brought. But if you’re hosting, you know there can be a lot to prepare. Whether you could ... MORE

Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore

10/11/2018
Fall might be the most perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore — temperatures are just right and nature’s changing colors add a gorgeous backdrop to your day. If you’re ready to discover everyth... MORE

Fall 2018 Bucket List: 10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss

09/06/2018
Can you believe it? Another summer has come and gone and now we welcome fall to Chicago’s North Shore. Fortunately, the good times will continue to roll thanks to a variety of can’t-miss events for re... MORE

How to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

08/08/2018
Can you believe it? Labor Day weekend is almost here, marking the unofficial end of another glorious summer on Chicago’s North Shore. But, before the sun sets on one season and another rolls in, enjoy... MORE

5 Ways to Cool Off This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

07/13/2018
Sure, we spend all winter dreaming of hot summer days, but there are times when it’s just a little too hot. When temperatures start nearing triple digits, there’s nothing to do besides find a fun (and... MORE

4 Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals on Chicago’s North Shore

07/10/2018
Nothing says summer quite like an outdoor music festival, and there are plenty to enjoy this year. Whether you’re looking for a blast from the past, want to rock out to today’s hottest artists, love a... MORE

The Best Places to Picnic (and Where to Get Your Picnic Food) on Chicago’s North Shore

06/25/2018
Winters on Chicago’s North Shore are rough, so it’s best to spend as much time outside as possible during the summer months and take advantage of those warm temps. One of the best ways to do so? Picni... MORE

How to Keep Kids Entertained on Chicago’s North Shore This Summer

06/13/2018
School’s out for summer … so now what? Take advantage of summer temps with a trip to the pool. Or let your kiddos get all of their energy out at a local sports camp or indoor adventure park. There are... MORE

Where to Celebrate the Dads in Your Life on Chicago’s North Shore This Father’s Day

06/01/2018
Of course you want to show Dad (and all of the important men in your life) just how much he means to you this Father’s Day, but you don’t want to do the same thing that you always do either. Switch th... MORE

Where to Take Your Summer Visitors on Chicago’s North Shore

05/18/2018
Summer is a great time to visit Chicago’s North Shore, so you should be prepared for frequent guests. Fortunately, that’s easy thanks to these must-visit destinations. Want to enjoy the great outdoors... MORE

Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

05/04/2018
Winter stuck around a little longer than we would have liked, but it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, here are five ways to savo... MORE

How to Wow Mom on Chicago’s North Shore This Mother’s Day

04/27/2018
Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but it’s especially fun to go all out on Mother’s Day (May 13). This year, don’t do the same old thing — get creative! Here we’ve paired an activity with a loc... MORE

Best Ways to Celebrate Spring on Chicago’s North Shore

04/09/2018
Although it might not feel like spring yet, warmer temps and sunny days are right around the corner. Start planning the ways you’ll make the most of spring afternoons and evenings with this guide to t... MORE

13 Things to Do on a Cold or Snowy Day

01/09/2018
With the holiday season behind us, it’s time for the harsh realities of winter to set in. But while it might be easy to snuggle up under a blanket and decide to never leave the house until spring arri... MORE

The Best Things to Do This Fall on Chicago’s North Shore

10/05/2017
Ah, fall. Crunchy leaves, brisk temperatures, chunky sweaters — it’s possible that this is the most wonderful time of the year. That’s certainly true when it comes to seasonal events and activities. T... MORE

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