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Ethnic Arts Festival this Weekend

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other! July 16 & 17, 2011 from 12 Noon to 7p.m, Free admission, Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St. There is live music, dance performances and art and craft work of juried artists. People can also learn the folkdance of a far-away country and explore the intriguing spices and seasonings of new ethnic foods.

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Evanston Grand Prix Races through Downtown this Weekend

Downtown Evanston will be bustling all day for the annual Evanston Grand Prix presented by Turin Bicycle. Get up close and personal with Olympics-level cyclists as they careen around the city streets clocking in at more than 30 mph. The 2011 Evanston Grand Prix features several cycling and festival events throughout the day beginning at 9:00 am. Spectators can watch racing for FREE from any point along the course, any time of day.

Spend Sunday, July 17, visiting local shops along the multi-lap, closed course. Choose from more than 30 restaurants and enjoy outdoor dining along the race course all day. The races go on rain or shine. Click here>>> for more information.

Downtown Farmers’ Market Jul 15

Enjoy the bounty of Midwest farmers; there are over 30 vendors who sell a wide variety of goods including fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, milk, eggs, and bakery items. Oak Ave. at University Pl., 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. More>>> 

Access to Fishing Jul 15

Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd. at Thayer St., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Youth age 5-15 are invited to fish; equipment, bait and fishing expertise is provided free of charge! More>>>

From the Mississippi Delta Jul 16-17

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents “From the Mississippi Delta,” an autobiographical work by deceased playwright Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland. It traces her girlhood from the day of her 11th birthday through her graduation at the University of Minnesota. Schedule and more here>>>