World Arts & Music Fest, food trucks, free beach days, and more!

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Brummel Park Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert July 17

Food Truck Fest 2018

Sample menu items from 10 food trucks and enjoy music from South Boulevard Band at the Brummel Park Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert on Tues., July 17! Food trucks will be on site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music will begin at 7 p.m.

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World Arts & Music Festival July 21-22

World Arts and Music Festival

Travel the globe without leaving town at the World Arts & Music Festival on Sat., July 21 and Sun., July 22, noon to 7 p.m., at Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park. Enjoy international cuisine, live music, family craft activities and art from around the world at this free, two-day event! A complete list of performers, food vendors and artists can be found online.

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Volunteers Needed for World Arts & Music Fest

Volunteers are needed for the World Arts & Music Festival July 21 and 22. Visit VolunteerEvanston to sign up. Free food vouchers will be provided.


Enjoy Free Beach Days at Clark Street Beach


Evanston residents can enjoy free admission to Clark Street Beach on Mondays through August 27. Beach hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Proof of residency is required.


Find the 'Let's Play' Mobile Recreation Trailer at Parks, Beaches and Events this Summer

Let's Play trailer

The "Let's Play" Mobile Recreation Trailer offers exciting, organized activities at Evanston parks, beaches, block parties and other special events. View the schedule. 

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Evanston Special Recreation Represents Illinois at Special Olympics USA Games

Special Rec Olympic collage 2018

Evanston Special Recreation had the honor of leading Team Illinois into Husky Stadium for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony earlier this month in Seattle! Congrats to Evanston Special Rec athlete Mike Daugerdas and Team Illinois Basketball, who took home the bronze medal! In addition, Special Recreation Program Coordinator Leonard Woodson coached Team Illinois Bocce and Program Supervisor Matt Nelson coached Team Illinois Track and Field. 

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's 'Topdog/Underdog' On Stage July 14-29

Topdog/Underdog poster

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's second play of its 2018 Summertime Season, 'Topdog/Underdog,' by Suzan-Lori Parks, takes the stage July 14-29! Performances are Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. 

Note: This play includes strong language.

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Summer Fun: Enjoy Starlight Concerts and Movies at City Parks

Starlight Concert

Enjoy Starlight Concerts and Movies at Evanston parks this summer! View the complete schedule.

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