Central Street Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting
Light the way to your holidays on Central Street! Spend the day on Central Street November 11. Enjoy shopping and dining specials, holiday festivities, and a tree lighting ceremony. Tree lighting at 5pm in Independence Park.
November 11, 2023
Small Business Saturday
Light the way to your holidays on Central Street.
Our shops are filled with treasures, and our restaurants serve delicious food. 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 small on Central Street, and make an impact!
November 25, 2023
Late-er Nigh on Central
LATE-ER NIGHT ON CENTRAL - NOVEMBER 30, 2023
Enjoy extended shopping hours until 7pm and dining specials.
November 30, 2023
Get ready for Central Street's annual Insidewalk Sale, Thursday through Saturday in January! Enjoy extra savings on holiday, fall and winter clearance items.
Experience Central Street
April 20-26, explore all that makes Central Street Evanston special. Come out and taste, try, view, and play! Enjoy a special experience at participating Central Street businesses.
April 20-26, 2023
Takeout Picnic in the Park
Join us for a summer evening takeout picnic in the park. Order take out from one of our many Central Street restaurants, grab your picnic blanket, and come listen to live music under the lights in Independence Park. We'll kick things off at 6:30PM, so get there early to claim your spot and find your friends.
June 22: 6:30-9:30PM
Annual Sidewalk Sale
Biggest sales of the year!
July 20-23, 2023
Central Street is home to so many great health and fitness businesses. June 14 - August 9, 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.
June - August
Central Street Annual Meeting
Reserve your space for Central Street Evanston's Annual Meeting. This is an open meeting to Central Street merchants and the community, where we'll talk about highlights from 2023, thank our outgoing Board Members, welcome new Board Members, enjoy a sneak peek of what's to come, and share a glass of wine to toast a great year. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend.
October 26, 2023
Central Street Trick or Treat
Celebrate Halloween on Central Street Evanston, Saturday, October 21. Enjoy Halloween-themed crafts and trick-or-treat bag making at the Evanston Art Center. Trick-or-treat at participating Central Street businesses (bring a bag or make one at the Art Center). Join us in costume for our spooky fun DJ dance party in Independence Park with Mario and Princess Peach. Enjoy family fun at @macksbikeandgoods Bike Swap & Fall Fest!
*Bring a trick-or-treat bag or make one at the Evanston Art Center, 10-11am.
October 21, 2023