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Annual Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup on the Mile

Main-Dempster Mile

Spend 30 minutes cleaning up a street or park on the Main-Dempster Mile and earn free treats from neighborhood businesses, including: * 1 free scoop of gelato at FRIO Gelato * 1 free half pint at Sketchbook Brewing Company (grown-ups only) * Free samples of best selling CBD gummies at Botanica Plant Based Health * 1 can of peanuts […]

registration required

Tree Decorating Contest on the Main-Dempster Mile

Main-Dempster Mile

Share your Holiday spirit and creativity with all of Evanston and win prizes! CLICK HERE TO ENTER AND CHOOSE YOUR TREE. Choose a tree or we can assign you one (CLICK HERE to choose or request a tree). Contest Rules: Trees must be up by December 9th, 4pm to be considered. Trees must be located […]

Main-Dempster Mile Holiday Tree Tour and Open House 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Main-Dempster Mile

Visit holiday trees all along the Main-Dempster Mile decorated by local families and businesses, and enjoy open houses at participating businesses. Get some holiday shopping done while you're at it. We'll provide the map! At 5pm, the festivities will kick off with the unveiling of "Main Street, Sweet Main Street: A Love Letter Writ Large" […]

Ben Blount Mural Dedication

Washington Street Mural 600 Washington St, Evanston, IL

Dedication ceremony of the mural on Washington Street designed by Ben Blount. The mural draws language from the City of Evanston's Resolution to End Structural Racism and Achieve Racial Equity. SPEAKERS: Ben Blount Council Member Cicely Fleming Mayor Daniel Biss A ribbon will be cut to symbolically open the mural for business.

Free to the public

Evanston Lunar New Year Celebration

500 Block of Dempster St 518 Dempster St, Evanston

The lion dance is one of the most important traditions at Lunar New Year. It is performed to bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. Come learn more about Lunar New Year at this joyful celebration featuring: * Lion Dance Performance by @Seven Star Lion Dance Group * Wish Envelopes inspired by the […]

Free to the public

Man-Dempster Mile Concert Series kicks off with Chicken Bone

Train Station Alley, 600 Main St. 600 Main St., Evanston, IL

Main-Dempster Mile Summer Concert Series kicks off Friday, June 10 featuring the musical stylings of Chicken Bone! The band will perform from 5:30 – 7:30 in Train Station Alley, 600 Main Street. The concert is free, but dinner and drinks will be available to purchase in the alley from Firehouse Grill, The Wine Goddess, Yofresh Cafe, Yasotorn Thai and more!


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