Evanston boasts one of the largest and most diverse arts and entertainment communities in the state, which is celebrated all year long … museums … theatres … concert halls and so much more.
The official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic performs at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston.
First Night Evanston — December 31, 2016
Family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole community
Fountain Square Arts Festival – Mark your calendar for June 25-26, 2016!
For three decades, this Festival has won acclaim as one of the most prestigious art festivals in the Midwest. With more than 250 artists, it’s the largest and oldest juried fine arts fair on Chicago’s North Shore.
A resident professional not-for-profit music theater, Light Opera Works has presented 74 mainstage productions at the 1,000-seat Cahn Auditorium in Wilmette.
A dynamic two-theater complex provides cultural, literary and educational programs to the North Shore communities.
Northwestern University sponsors 19 varsity athletics programs. A charter member of the Big Ten Conference, 17 of the Wildcats sport programs compete in the Big Ten with women’s lacrosse competing in the American Lacrosse Conference and women’s fencing in the Midwest Conference.
The theatre cultivates community development through the arts with dynamic educational, artistic and theatrical programming and events for all ages.
YEA! inspires and influences arts programs throughout the year. Children and teachers prepare and save artwork from the beginning of the school year, and view YEA! as the culminating event where children can exhibit and perform their art. Aside from the direct benefits to the Evanston community, YEA! is a formative influence on children’s self-esteem, imagination and creativity.
Open March 15–December 1, Canal Shores offers programs that celebrate the game of golf, with special programs designed for families, youth and the community.
View the North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau for additional events
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