Chicago's North Shore CVB - Events

Calendar of Events

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. Want to stay in the know about North Shore happenings? Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll send what’s going on in the area to your inbox every month! 

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Save the date for the Fall Fest on October 9!

Celebrate fall with craft food and drink, maker's market, art-making & more in Downtown Evanston. ...Learn More

So much to see and do on Chicago’s North Shore

Museums, unique art galleries, historical centers, architectural marvels, botanical gardens and so much more. ...Learn More

Following are the most recent events. Search by date or activity above.

29
Sep

Rodney Crowell: Word for Word Tour

September 29, 2022
With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native RODNEY C... MORE
2
June

Glencoe Farmers Market

June 2, 2022 - September 29, 2022
This summer, mark your calendars for the return of our community’s beloved week... MORE
30
Sep

Sons of the Never Wrong

September 30, 2022
Sons of the Never Wrong is a turbo-charged Altfolk trio from Chicago that delivers wi... MORE
1
Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Prairie School # 3 - Ridge Historic Disctrict

October 1, 2022
The Ridge Historic District contains a rich concentration of Prairie School designs, ... MORE
1
Oct

Oaktober Tree Trot

October 1, 2022
Join in for the fun on Saturday at the Grove for a trail walk that will focus on some... MORE
1
Oct

Evanston Made - First Saturdays Evanston Art Events

October 1, 2022
Plan your art-filled day in Evanston on July 2, 12-9p, during Evanston Made’s F... MORE
1
Oct

Frank Orrall (Poi Dog Pondering, Solo - w/ Special Guests)

October 1, 2022
Frank Orrall (Poi Dog Pondering, Solo) with Very Special Guests: Sophia De Leon Sanch... MORE
18
Sep

Historic Wagner Farm Fall Sales

September 18, 2022 - October 1, 2022
Mum Sales begin 9/18, Pumpkin Sales begin 10/1, Sale hours: Daily, 10 am. Wagon rides... MORE
2
Oct

Evanston Made Maker's Market

October 2, 2022
Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2022 where shoppers b... MORE
2
Oct

The Grove Folk Fest

October 2, 2022
Local history comes to life at The Grove Folk Fest on Sunday, October 2 from 11am-5pm... MORE
30
Sep

American Craft Exposition

September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Passionate about the arts? This one’s for you. This highly competitive juried s... MORE
1
Sep

The Garbologists

September 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022
This off-beat buddy comedy pairs a blue-collar, old-school sanitation worker with an ... MORE
7
Oct

The Grove October Hayrides

October 7, 2022
If sitting on a wagon filled with hay and singing songs while you’re pulled thr... MORE
7
Oct

Art Attack

October 7, 2022
Art Attack: Join us as we celebrate our local arts community in this newly imagined W... MORE
8
Oct

MDM Fall Festival & Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 8, 2022
This free events includes food, live music and a spooky pumpkin carving contest and m... MORE
8
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs. Wisconsin (Homecoming)

October 8, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Wisconsin (Homecoming). | The Wildcats offer... MORE
7
Oct

John Splithoff: All In - The Solo Tour (2 nights)

October 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022
“This album has been a long time coming,” says John Splithoff. “I g... MORE
9
Oct

Music of the Baroque: Baroque Heroes

October 9, 2022
Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley explores the concept of “hero&rdqu... MORE
9
Oct

Downtown Evanston Fall Festival

October 9, 2022
Celebrate fall at a block party at Fountain Square with music, arts & crafts acti... MORE
15
Oct

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

October 15, 2022
Section IV  (park in the lot between Howard & Touhy). Every month, May throu... MORE
15
Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Downtown Evanston

October 15, 2022
Evanston’s Fountain Square was planned as the central commercial district. Disc... MORE
14
Oct

Anders Osborne (2 nights)

October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soul... MORE
4
June

Garden Chef Series

June 4, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Garden Chef series: Second and fourth Saturdays through October, learn to cook with g... MORE
16
Oct

Touch-A-Tank: World War II Military Vehicles

October 16, 2022
Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor day at the Museum! Touch military vehicles, dress in ... MORE
16
Oct

Evanston Vintage Garage Sale

October 16, 2022
It's in a GORGEOUS palace of a parking garage on the 5th floor with fancy elevato... MORE
16
Oct

Willy Porter Band

October 16, 2022
Some folks are lucky to find what they love to do at an early age and settle in for t... MORE
15
Oct

Open House Chicago in Evanston

October 15, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Every October, the Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host Open House Chicago an... MORE
9
Sep

Falling For Make Believe - The Real Story Behind the Music of Rodgers and Hart

September 9, 2022 - October 16, 2022
A new musical that tells the behind-the-scenes story of lyricist Lorenz Hart, featuri... MORE
7
May

Model Railroad Garden

May 7, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for the delightfu... MORE
19
Oct

Wheeling Taste of the Town

October 19, 2022
The foodie event of the year is back! More than 20 of the area’s most popular r... MORE
21
Oct

The Grove October Hayrides

October 21, 2022
If sitting on a wagon filled with hay and singing songs while you’re pulled thr... MORE
21
Oct

Halloween Spooktacular

October 21, 2022
Creepy Crafts, Ghoulish Games, Taunting Tattoos and Spooky Surprises! New in 2022 &nd... MORE
22
Oct

The Grove History Walk

October 22, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
22
Oct

Nora O'Connor (Album Release Show) w/Ryan Joseph Anderson

October 22, 2022
Nora O’Connor’s dance card has been jam packed in recent years, as she&rs... MORE
22
Oct

Zombie Scramble

October 22, 2022
Come out for the annual Zombie Scramble! The goal of the Zombie Scramble is for you a... MORE
23
Oct

A Family Halloween

October 23, 2022
Wear your favorite costume to our kid-friendly bash that includes a haunted barn, wag... MORE
23
Oct

KidSpace: Wendy and DB

October 23, 2022
Wendy and DB “Into the Little Blue house” Blues album for Kids CD Release... MORE
23
Oct

Carsie Blanton - 2 shows

October 23, 2022
The "UnDressedUp Series" is two shows in one night. The early show (5pm) is... MORE
12
Oct

A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'Lanterns

October 12, 2022 - October 23, 2022
More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will lig... MORE
29
Oct

Linden Square Pumpkin Walk

October 29, 2022
Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 am to Noon in Linden Square. Bring ... MORE
30
Oct

Eric Lugosch and Phil Heywood

October 30, 2022
 National Fingerpicking Champion Eric Lugosch presents a truly original and insp... MORE
30
Oct

Railheart and Wild Earp: Halloween Bash

October 30, 2022
Join us for a Halloween weekend Bash featuring two of Chicagoland's finest countr... MORE
29
Sep

Tiger Style!

September 29, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Award-winning playwright Mike Lew (Teenage Dick) pens this hilarious comedy abou... MORE
4
Nov

The Western Elstons

November 4, 2022
The Western Elstons music mixes classic honky tonk western swing and rockabilly. This... MORE
5
Nov

Evanston Made - First Saturdays Evanston Art Events

November 5, 2022
Plan your art-filled day in Evanston on July 2, 12-9p, during Evanston Made’s F... MORE
5
Nov

Amanda Shires: Take It Like A Man Tour w/ Honey Harper

November 5, 2022
Grammy and Americana-award-winning singer-songwriter and virtuoso violinist Amanda Sh... MORE
5
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs. Ohio State

November 5, 2022
Northwestern Wildcats host Ohio State University on Ryan Field in some of the best Di... MORE
4
Nov

Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show

November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022
The A+M Show is the ultimate destination for interior designers, treasure hunters and... MORE
21
Oct

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

October 21, 2022 - November 6, 2022
Before she became a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. ... MORE
22
Sep

Frankenstein

September 22, 2022 - November 6, 2022
Frankenstein tells the story of gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein who succeeds in ... MORE
7
Nov

The Grove History Walk

November 7, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
12
Nov

Squirrel Nut Zippers

November 12, 2022
The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ... MORE
20
Oct

Music Theater Works presents Camelot

October 20, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Join us as we recount the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and th... MORE
7
Oct

Refuge

October 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Midwest Premiere! Refuge weaves passionate and driving original music with the c... MORE
19
Nov

Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

November 19, 2022
Team up to win a turkey provided by Harrison's Poultry Farm. Each adult/child tea... MORE
19
Nov

KidSpace: Noah's Jam Jam Bourrée

November 19, 2022
Welcome to Noah’s Jam Jam Bourrée, a live, energetic and engaging social... MORE
19
Nov

Take Me to the River NOLA LIVE!

November 19, 2022
Take Me to the River NOLA Live! features some of the most influential figures in mode... MORE
20
Nov

Music of the Baroque: Reginald Mobley Sings

November 20, 2022
Celebrated countertenor Reginald Mobley wields a voice that is “pure of tone, i... MORE
19
Nov

Woman's Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar

November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022
The Holiday Bazaar is a juried holiday art and gift show organized for more than 20 y... MORE
18
Nov

Be Mean To Me

November 18, 2022 - November 20, 2022
At 17, Meril and Jean are best friends who can finish each other’s sentences. A... MORE
11
Nov

As You Like It

November 11, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, this ravishing new mu... MORE
5
Nov

Wagner Farm Wagon Rides

November 5, 2022 - November 20, 2022
What's better than a wagon ride? A wagon ride AND something extra! These private ... MORE
16
Oct

Restoration Work Days

October 16, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflower... MORE
1
Sep

Schmidt-Burnham Log House

September 1, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Visit the Schmidt-Burnham Log House and travel back in time to explore the captivatin... MORE
23
Nov

Thanksgiving Skate (Public Skating Session)

November 23, 2022
Gather friends or family, lace up your skates, and hop on the ice for some pre-feast ... MORE
24
Nov

Temperance Thanksgiving Trikonasana (Yoga + Beer Tasting)

November 24, 2022
“Temperance Trikonasana” pairs beer with yoga and a cause and makes a spe... MORE
26
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Illinois

November 26, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Illinois. The Wildcats offer some of the best Div... MORE
27
Nov

The Grove History Walk

November 27, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
3
Dec

Evanston Made - First Saturdays Evanston Art Events

December 3, 2022
Plan your art-filled day in Evanston on July 2, 12-9p, during Evanston Made’s F... MORE
22
Sep

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

September 22, 2022 - December 4, 2022
From the 1950s through the 1980s, painters and sculptors throughout the Arab world ex... MORE
9
Oct

Restoration Kids Days

October 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can participate in amazing hands-on environ... MORE
17
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral

December 17, 2022
Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. Celebrate the seaso... MORE
18
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral

December 18, 2022
Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. Celebrate the seaso... MORE
25
Nov

It's A Wonderful Life - A Radio Show

November 25, 2022 - December 18, 2022
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio... MORE
19
Nov

20th Annual Winter Arts and Craft Expo

November 19, 2022 - December 20, 2022
The Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the Chicago are... MORE
4
Nov

Evanston Made Holiday Pop-Up Market

November 4, 2022 - December 20, 2022
The pop up market will feature art exhibits and pop up sales of handmade goods by Eva... MORE
25
Nov

Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberly

November 25, 2022 - December 24, 2022
The beloved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice return ... MORE
15
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas

December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Based on the heartwarming classic film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a ho... MORE
18
Nov

Let It Shine Lightshow

November 18, 2022 - January 1, 2023
'Let It Shine' is a brand new curated drive thru light show in Chicago’... MORE
16
June

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II

June 16, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II tells the heroic tale of the top-s... MORE
22
Jan

Music of the Baroque: Montero Plays Mozart

January 22, 2023
Dame Jane Glover joins forces with “La Divina del Piano,” Venezuelan pian... MORE
2
Dec

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

December 2, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this bawdy-but-wholesome crowd-p... MORE
27
Jan

Blood Wedding

January 27, 2023 - February 5, 2023
When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, ... MORE
19
Jan

Andy Warhol in Iran

January 19, 2023 - February 19, 2023
In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter o... MORE
26
Feb

Music of the Baroque: London Calling

February 26, 2023
“When one is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “one is tired o... MORE
17
Feb

Violet

February 17, 2023 - February 26, 2023
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood... MORE
3
Mar

Danceworks 2023

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Join in for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaim... MORE
24
Feb

The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

February 24, 2023 - March 5, 2023
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being in... MORE
16
Feb

Once

February 16, 2023 - March 19, 2023
This 2012 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 2007 Irish musical film ... MORE
2
Apr

Music of the Baroque: The St. Matthew Passion

April 2, 2023
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion speaks as urgently of compassion an... MORE
21
Apr

Indecent

April 21, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding th... MORE
10
Mar

The Threepenny Opera

March 10, 2023 - April 30, 2023
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped u... MORE
7
May

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends

May 7, 2023
Dame Jane Glover takes the podium for a joyful evening of music written centuries ago... MORE
28
Apr

The Waa-Mu Show

April 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergrad... MORE
13
Apr

The Porch On Windy Hill: a new play with old music

April 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023
A young violinist and her song collector boyfriend flee the confines of their Brookly... MORE
19
May

Everybody

May 19, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play bu... MORE
22
June

A Distinct Society

June 22, 2023 - July 23, 2023
Inspired by true events, this poignant and funny new play, written and directed ... MORE
9
June

Passing Strange

June 9, 2023 - July 30, 2023
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes Passing Strange, a dari... MORE
6
June

Marie and Rosetta

June 6, 2023 - August 6, 2023
Hailed as the “Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe in... MORE

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