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June 26, 2019

5/29/2019 2:58:00 PM
Enjoy Evanston This Summer
Who knows the location of this mural?
Who knows the location of this mural?

Beaches are open. Starlight concerts and Thursday night dancing are poised over parks and Fountain Square. Despite the cold opening on Sunday and Monday, summer is here. Boredom is banned.

Walk, Stroll or Roll

The paths in the Ladd Arboretum and along the lakefront beckon. An occasional stop at a bench overlooking the lake or at the Grady Fountain, the Ecology Center or the pavilion in the arboretum is always refreshing. And there are playgrounds nearby.

Evanston’s beaches are affordable for all, and some are wheelchair accessible. Reduced fees and free tokens are available to income-qualified residents; the number to call is 847-448-8237. Beginning July 8, Clark Street Beach will be free on Mondays for Evanston residents.

Take a Tour or Make Your Own

Art: A map of Evanston’s public art is available on the City’s website.

Women’s History: The Frances Willard House and Museum offers a map of Evanston women’s history sites for $10.

141 Steps: Grosse Point Lighthouse tours. 847-328-6961.

Viaducts: Evanston’s viaducts – functional and obsolete – are becoming more beautiful each year.

Night Sky: The Dearborn Observatory, 2131 Tech Drive on the Northwestern campus is open 9-11 p.m. Fridays.

Listen, Dance, Enjoy

Tuesday evening Starlight Concerts and Thursday Night Live dancing are free to residents and
visitors of all ages. Locations can be found at Later on, there will be free outdoor movies.

Beginning, Middle and End

Festivals and Celebrations: The Custer Street Festival of the Arts, the Race Against Hate, the Chamber of Commerce Artisan Fair, the Fourth of July parade, the Art and Big Fork Festival, the CommUNITY Picnic and Taste of Armenia.

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