Make a Night of it at Highwood Evening Market

Through August 31 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Everts Park

Staff report

The Highwood Chamber of Commerce weekly Evening Market is an event people wait all year to experience.

The event is a one-of-a-kind outdoor market held Wednesdays from 4 – 9 p.m. at Everts Park, 130 Highwood Avenue, the program will run through the end of August.

Now in its eighth year, the event has become the place to be for fun, food and entertainment, providing the North Shore with a social scene suitable for families, couples and friends of all ages.

Encouraging the community to ‘make a night of it,’ this smorgasbord of food purveyors showcases a wide range of gourmet delicacies, homemade baked goods and sweets, and an assortment fare cooked on site from local restaurants, bars and food trucks. Guests are able to enjoy dinner and cocktails while exploring the market’s artisan craft vendors and listening to different live music acts each week.

“Highwood’s Evening Market has grown to be the place to meet up with friends and family for a great night outdoors,” said Julie Brugioni, president of the Highwood Chamber of Commerce. “Everts Park transforms into a family festival each week with live music, dancing, dining and drinking under the stars, turning Highwood into one of the top must-visit destinations on the North Shore.”

Everts Park offers open green space, two adjacent parking lots at the library and post office, a beautiful gazebo for live music, playground for the kids and room to mingle, shop, dine, drink and dance.

An outdoor market of this caliber is one-of-a-kind, with its live evening concert series from 6 – 9 p.m., and “Ravinia Festival-like” atmosphere. Families are encouraged to set up their picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy the evening in the park, dining on local goodies and jamming to the sounds of great local bands.

Live Music Line-Up:

June 29          Matt Feddermann– Reminiscent of Tom Petty & The Beatles

July 6              Carl Davis Band

July 13            Rose Hill Revival

July 20            In The Pocket

July 27            Ravinia Ramblers– Jamgrass and Country pop cover band

August 3         Rosie & the Rivets

August 10       Eric Howell– One-man acoustic show

August 17       Poor Mans Cow– Rock, Hearty Blues, originals and a few ballads

August 24       Cover Story Band– dance music covers

August 31        Zydeco Voodoo

Among the vendors: (these are just some)

Anointed Body Care – assorted bath & body soaps, scrubs, oils and lotions

Ayurveda Alchemists – all-natural products for home & body, including DEET-free bug spray

Bakers Square – variety of pies for sample and sale

Damsel in Distress – safety on the go products;

Depidy Dawg – ice cream truck and bounce house;

Doughy Delights – edible, eggless cookie dough, waffle cookies and ice cream

Magic Circle Crepes – sweet and savory crepes

Milk and Honey Sandwich Cookies – variety of cream flavored filled sandwich cookies

Pat’s Kitchen – homemade paninis, jams, jellies and sauces

Popcorn Jester & Juice Jester – fresh popped corn and fresh-made lemonade

The Sheet Lady – sheet sets, pillow cases and bamboo pillows

The Toadstool Pub – serving a variety of wines, beer and cocktails, including their award winning Bloody Mary

Toasty Cheese – food truck with wide variety of sandwiches and potatoes; and Tres Flores funnel cakes


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