Upcoming and Annual Events

Upcoming Events

Mitchell Museum Youth Mural Unveiling and Open House

Mitchell Museum Youth Mural Unveiling and Open House

Join us for an evening packed with exciting unveilings of new experiences at the Mitchell Museum! View the new youth mural, explore the Indigenous medicine garden, tour the collections, meet local Native author Maria Des Jarlait, & sample Native foods. ​

This premium event is open to the public. Admission is free for Mitchell Museum members and Tribal Citizens; $25 for non-members. Be among the first to witness the unveiling of our new mural and meet the 9 young artists that created it. The mural is part of a collaboration with St. Kateri Youth Circle, a non-profit that provides programming on Native American values and traditions for Native youth in the Chicago area. We will also be revealing our new online exhibit that highlights the exceptional children’s books Atika’s Medicine and I’m Not A Costume by author Maria Des Jarlait (Arikara, Ojibwe), who will also be on hand to share her stories and sign copies of her books for attendees.   

The evening will also include food catered by Native American Foods and casual tours of our new Indigenous Medicine Garden as well as our Collections!  

We are excited to announce two new perks for our all our members: Exclusive member walking tours and checking out books from our library!  

Where: Mitchell Museum - 3001 Central Street
When: August 26: 4-7PM
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Trick -Or-Treat on Central Street

Trick -Or-Treat on Central Street

Celebrate Halloween on Central Street Evanston. Stay tuned for more details!

Where: Participating Shops on Central Street
When: October 22, 2022

Annual Events

Central Street Trick-Or-Treat

Central Street Trick-Or-Treat

Celebrate Halloween on Central Street Evanston. Come Trick-or-Treat on Central Street! Enjoy live music in Independence Park and fun with arts and crafts at the Evanston Art Center. **Kids get a FREE tote bag!
When: October 22, 2022

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Central Street Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Central Street Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Light the way to your holidays on Central Street! Spend the day on Central Street November 12th. Enjoy shopping specials, holiday festivities, a tree lighting ceremony, and delicious dining. Tree lighting at 5pm in Independence Park.
When: November

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Light the way to your holidays on Central Street. Our shops are filled with treasures, and our restaurants serve delicious food. We encourage you to shop early this year and visit local shops to give a gift from the heart. When you invest your dollars at a local business, you are also investing in your local community. Show your support, shop on Central Street, and make an impact!
When: November

Get ready for Central Street's annual Insidewalk Sale, Thursday through Saturday–– January 13-16! Don't miss out on extra savings on holiday, fall and winter clearance items. Shop safe in-store or shop online. When you invest your dollars at a local business, you are also investing in your local community. Show your support, shop on Central Street, and make an impact!
When: January 13-16: Regular business hours

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Ready, Set, Spring!

Ready, Set, Spring!

Shop, dine, and celebrate spring on Central Street!
When: April 30 • 10AM-5PM
Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays

Central Street is home to so many great health and fitness businesses. June - August, we'll be teaming up with a variety of fitness and wellness studios to bring you "Wellness Wednesdays" a series of free summer classes! This series will run every week on Wednesdays at Independence Park, unless otherwise noted.
Central Street Evanston Annual Sidewalk Sale

Central Street Evanston Annual Sidewalk Sale

Biggest sales of the year!
When: July 2022