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Contact Info:
City of Evanston, 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-2100
Website: www.cityofevanston.org

Evanston is a beautiful city on Lake Michigan. Northwestern University is located there, and the city's over 74,000 residents take pride in the university and the cultural diversity of the town.

The city has a reputation as having some of the best restaurants in the Chicago area and its downtown shopping district is home to dozens of retail outlets and specialty shops. You can browse any several clothing shops such as Active Endeavors, American Apparel, A-1 Tailor, June's Alterations, Hem & Stitch or Ann Taylor Loft. Grab some ice cream or chocolate at Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Stone Creamery or Ethel's Chocolates or buy organic food at Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. There are quite a few home decor shops such as Serapi Oriental Rugs, Northshore Fireplace and Etienne Vintage Home & Lighting. Target, Marshalls and Dollar Days Plus are also popular shopping venues in Evanston. In July the downtown merchants host a huge Summer Sidewalk sale on the 27th through 29th.

The city hosts a number of other spring and summer events. The Farmers' Market will be held on every Saturday from May 19th through November 3rd from 7;30AM to 7:00PM at the intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. The Farmers' Market has been going strong for over 30 years and there are usually more than 30 vendors with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, flowers and other produce. Free parking will be offered in the Maple Avenue Parking Garage.

There is something for everyone in Evanston this summer. All you have to do is show up and be entertained.