August 2021
It’s not too late to take part in summer pleasures! The lakefront is sparkling with festivals, concerts, and outdoor events including the North Shore Vibe Paddle Festival. The second half of Ravinia’s season brings popular acts to the North Shore. Read on below to discover what's happening this month on Chicago's North Shore.
Northbrook Days
Northbrook days is back (August 4-8) in downtown Northbrook with rides, games, food, beer, wine and much more! There will also be live entertainment each day including The Van Halen Invasion and The Voice finalist, Keith Semple. Enter the raffle drawing online and you could win up to $10,000!
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Let Your Tastebuds Take Flight at Hangar Two
Come for the beer, stay for the food. Come for the food, stay for the beer.
Wednesdays on the Green
Wednesdays in August! The free shows start at 7 pm and include Serendipity (August 4), Kaleidoscope Dance Night (August 11), Billy Elton (August 18) and Skokie Idol Winners (August 25).
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Don't Miss Downtown Evanston's Thursday Night Market! 
Visit Downtown Evanston's for an evening of shopping, music, food and fun on Thursday, August 5 at Fountain Square! 
Evanston Art Fest
More than 100 juried artists will showcase their work during this three-day fest (August 13–15) in downtown Evanston. Featuring all mediums and price points, art lovers will also enjoy seeing the masters at work with live art demonstrations. Free admission. Walk-ups welcome or reserve a scheduled time to enjoy the show! 
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Skokie's Backlot Bash, August 27-29
Skokie’s downtown party is back, with 17 acts on two stages, a carnival midway, 5K Run, food and beer, a bingo tent and more! 
Rock N Run the Runway
The family friendly event returns on August 21 at the Chicago Executive Airport! The Run the Runway race begins at 8 am and Rock the Runway evening festivities begin at 6 pm. Come and enjoy gourmet food trucks, balloon artists, an airport static display, and live music. Fireworks at 9:15pm.
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Summer of Giving at Gearhead!
Come shop every Tuesday in July-September and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Outdoor Afro, PAWS, or Feeding America.
Mamma Mia!
Music Theater Works presents Mamma Mia! (August 19-29) at the Center Theater in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. The enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, told through the timeless songs of ABBA, will have you singing and dancing in your seats. Don’t miss it!
SPONSORED
Hatch Cannabis Dispensary
Now Open! Hatch is a customer experience focused dispensary w/400+ products, expert budtenders and more.
Out Back Summer Sessions
Featuring the best of Chicago-based artists, the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie hosts a series of concerts in their back parking lot! This month come enjoy the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band (August 5), the Chicago Philharmonic (August 6) and Broadway in Your Backyard (August 7).
SPONSORED
Events at the Community House!
Whatever moment you’re celebrating, Winnetka Community House has the perfect space to bring people together.
Northwestern Wildcats First Home Game
The Northwestern Wildcats take on the Michigan State Spartans on a special Friday Night game. Kick off your Labor Day weekend with some Big Ten Football. Other early fall home games include Indiana State (9/11) and Ohio (9/25) and Homecoming Rutgers (10/16).  
MORE HAPPENINGS!
Now - September 6, 2021
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Now - September 12, 2021
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie
Now - October 10, 2021
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Now - August 29, 2021
Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview
Now - September 5, 2021
Fred's Garage, Winnetka
Temperance Beer Co., Evanston
Now - August 22, 2021
Skokie Theatre, Skokie
Now - September 5, 2021
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie
Now - September 1, 2021
The Glen Club, Glenview
August 3, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 4, 2021
Village Green Park, Skokie
August 4, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 5, 2021
Fountain Square, Downtown Evanston
August 5, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 5, 2021
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
August 6, 2021
Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston
August 6, 2021
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
August 6, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 7, 2021
Maple Street Garage, Evanston
August 7, 2021
Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston
August 7, 2021
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
August 7, 2021
Lloyd Beach, Winnetka
August 7, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 7, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 8, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 4-8, 2021
West Metra Commuter Lot of the Northbrook Train Station
August 10, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 11, 2021
Village Green Park, Skokie
August 11, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 12, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 13, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 14, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 15, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 15, 2021
Oakton Community Center, Skokie
August 13-15, 2021
Church and Sherman Ave., Evanston
August 18, 2021
Village Green Park, Skokie
August 18, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 19, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 19-29, 2021
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
August 20, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 21-22, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 24, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 25, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 26, 2021
Peckish Pig, Evanston
August 26, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 27-28, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 29, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 27-29, 2021
Downtown Skokie
August 31, 2021
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Now - September 12, 2021
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie
Now - December 31, 2021
Frances Willard House, Evanston
Now - December 31, 2021
Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview
Now - December 31, 2021
The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston
Now - December 31, 2021
Frances Willard House, Evanston
Now - December 31, 2021
Frances Willard House, Evanston
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