Downtown Evanston is excited to host the second summer of Thursday Night Markets, an outdoor market featuring local shops, artists and makers. All are invited to spend an evening in downtown shopping direct from local businesses and creative entrepreneurs, enjoying tunes by DJ Johnny Price, and cold beer from Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. Grab dinner to go from a nearby restaurant to dine outside at Fountain Square.
The markets take place from 4-8pm on the first Thursday of each month – June 2, July 7, August 4 and September 1. Vendors will set up on Sherman Avenue which will be closed from Davis Street to the south end of the plaza. Downtown Evanston will have big games and other activities for families at the plaza across Davis Street. The market will feature 30 plus vendors offering jewelry, apparel, baked goods, paintings, beauty products, books, prints and more. For a list of vendors visit downtownevanston.org/nightmarket
Annie Coakley, Executive Director of Downtown Evanston says: “Based on the success of the markets last summer, we are thrilled to continue to provide local businesses and artists a fun opportunity to sell their products and to invite Evanston residents and visitors to experience a lively evening in downtown.”
Thursday Night Markets are sponsored by Byline Bank, Altomere and Associates Agency, and First Northern Credit Union. Parking is available at the Sherman Garage with entrances on Davis St. or Benson Ave. or street parking in and around downtown. For additional information and vendor details, visit or the Facebook page for updates.
Downtown Evanston is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 that provides marketing, events, maintenance, and other services to the downtown Evanston business district. Learn more at downtownevanston.org.