Community members of all ages are invited to the City of Evanston’s 2018 CommUNITY Picnic for a final celebration before children go back to school. The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, at Ingraham Park, located behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

As in previous years, this fun afternoon in the park with friends, family and fellow Evanstonians will include free food, games, activities and entertainment, and community partners.

Activities will include face painting and temporary tattoos, a magician, critters and pollinators from the Evanston Ecology Center, the Evanston Public Library Book Bike, and much more. Entertainment will include live music from Sanctified Grumblers, as well as performances by the Jesse White Tumblers and balloon artist Tony Wright.

The City is seeking community organizations and businesses to participate as exhibitors at the event. For more information and to register, visit

Volunteers are needed to assist with picnic activities and food. To volunteer, please contact Michelle Tompkins at or call 847-448-4311.

Sponsors for the CommUNITY Picnic include Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, the Kiwanis Club of Evanston, Evanston Community Foundation, and Northwestern University.