• 2020 district-wide events!

    Keep watching for details about these community events.

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    NEW! Rug & Home Event

    April 23, 2020

    Visit many of the dozen rug and home shops on the Main-Dempster Mile, getting design tips, sips and snacks along the way.

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    Earth Day Neighborhood Clean Up

    April 25, 2020

    Help us make our little corner of the planet a little greener. CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!

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    Screen Free Week

    May 4-10, 2020

    Challenge your whole family to go a week without screens. You can do it with the help of your local business owners, who will have fun activities planned all week long!

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    Evanston Craft Beverage Crawl

    May 14, 2020

    Celebrate our neighborhood's brewery and distilleries by stopping in local shops for tastings of Sketchbook beer, Few Spirits cocktails and Kombucha Brava kombucha!


    Tickets on sale March 1.

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    Main Street Summer Concert Series

    Main & Chicago - June 5, August 7

    Join your neighbors to eat, drink and listen to great local talent!

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    NEW! Evanston Pride Parade & PrideFest

    June 7, 2020

    Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at the first ever Evanston Pride Parade! The City of Evanston's PrideFest will happen concurrently. Details to come.

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    Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt

    July 2020

    All month long, search for Waldo in your favorite shops all over the Mile. Get your passport stamped and win prizes!

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    Dempster Street Summer Concert Series

    Dempster & Sherman - July 10, August 21

    Join your neighbors to eat, drink and listen to great local talent!

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    Evanston Sidewalk Sale

    July 24-26, 2020

    The best deals of the year. Period.

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    Plein Air Weekend Evanston

    August 7-9, 2020

    Watch in real time as Chicagoland artists take up space on streets and sidewalks all over the Mile (and beyond) and paint Evanston right in front of your eyes.

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    Evanston Wine Walk

    September 10, 2020

    Stroll the Mile, sipping great wine, checking out unique experiences, and getting great deals.

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    5th Annual Celebration!

    October 15, 2020

    Meet your neighbors, and neighboring merchants, and hear how the Main-Dempster Mile helps the neighborhood.

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    Spooky Saturday on the Mile!

    October 31, 2020

    Enjoy Evanston Public Library stories and crafts, and trick or treat the merchants!

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    Small Business Saturday

    November 28, 2020

    Over 100 shops on the Mile are independently owned, so kick off the holidays by shopping small!  

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    Holiday Treat Walk

    December 10, 2020

    Stroll into local businesses and do some holiday shopping and celebration. Grab a holiday treat while you browse!