Spend an afternoon on Central Street. Stroll down this charming street and visit the friendly, diverse community of independent stores. Find hand-ground spices, clothing, jewelry, and gift boutiques, southwestern art, antique maps and furniture, a pet bakery, natural health products and more.

There is something for everyone at one of the local eateries – choose from French bistro, American, Thai, Asian, and pub cuisine.

Upcoming Events

Sidewalk Sale 2016
July 14 - July 17, 2016

The merchants of Central Street move outside for one summer weekend only! Find great products, amazing deals, and delicious food at our annual sidewalk sale! Bring the family for a day of shopping, fun, and sun shine! More details will be posted as the date approaches!

Central Street Art Walk
May 13 - May 14, 2016

Central Street, Evanston, a distinctive North Evanston shopping district, in conjunction with the Evanston Art Center, presents the first Central Street Art Walk, May 13th & 14th 2016. The event recognizes and supports local Evanston artists. Over 15 individuals – painters, illustrators, jewelry makers, potters, and photographers – will be displaying their work on store...
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