Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Upcoming Summer Events on the North Shore!

Although it seems like it just begun, another summer on Chicago’s North Shore has almost reached its close. With many school districts starting next month and those buying North Shore real estate getting settled into their new homes, it can be easy to forget that there are still plenty of fun community events on the horizon! No matter what North Shore community you may be in, rest assured that there events throughout August all over the area. Here are just a few of the upcoming festivals and social gatherings yet to be enjoyed this season:

Northbrook Days Festival
July 31st – August 4th, 2013
Village Green, at Shermer and Meadows Roads, Northbrook

Enjoy a variety of food, live music and entertainment for everyone at Northbrook’s annual summer festival. Offering a large carnival area, live music every night, bingo, food from local vendors and a beer and wine garden, there is something for everyone – Whether you’re a family hoping to get the kids outside for the day or you simply want to meet good friends for a night of music and food. 

Lakeshore Arts Festival
August 3rd and 4th, 2013
Dawes Park, at Sheridan Road and Church Street, Evanston

The annual Lakeshore Arts Festival has long been a big draw for residents and visitors alike. Showcasing beautifully hand-crafted art by over 100 artists in 11 categories, the festival also features live music and a children’s craft tent. Browse for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, support local North Shore artists and enjoy a day at Evanston’s picturesque lakefront Dawes Park. Admission is free and eight local vendors will also be serving a variety of food and snacks to enjoy while perusing the arts and crafts. 

Chicago Botanic Kite Festival
August 10th and 11th, 2013
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Enjoy stunning stunt-kite performances that will be sure to take your breath away at the famed Chicago Botanic Garden. These performances, set to music, feature the very best of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Food and beverages are available for purchase while watching the soaring, colorful kites demonstrate precisely detailed routines that will wow audience members of all ages. 

Skokie Backlot Bash
August 23rd – 25th, 2013
Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue, Skokie

Skokie’s annual end-of-summer bash is not to be missed! A summer free-for-all offering carnival rides, a classic car show, bingo, silent movie showings at the Skokie Theatre, nightly live music and food from dozens of popular local vendors, there is something for all interests and ages. Whether your idea of fun is exploring unique finds at the arts and crafts fair, flying high on thrill rides, enjoying live music or sampling food from North Shore restaurants, the Skokie Backlot Bash has drawn those living on the North Shore for many years. 

As a North Shore real estate expert who both works and resides in the area, I have attended many of these summer events and highly recommend checking them all out! As always, whether you’re interested in buying North Shore real estate or you have questions about selling on Chicago’s North Shore, I encourage you to contact me. I have been a North Shore Realtor for many years and know the ins and outs of every community on Chicago’s North Shore. Together, we can find that dream home in the safe, convenient community that you want. 

Janie Bress
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