HIGHWOOD – Celebrate Highwood is excited to kick-off its 9th annual weekly Evening Gourmet Market, every Wednesday starting June 14 through August 30 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. in Everts Park (130 Highwood Avenue).
Recognized as one of the best outdoor markets on the North Shore, this family and pet friendly event features live music, dancing under the stars, creative cocktails and freshly prepared delicacies from more than 60 local restaurants, artisan vendors and food trucks. In response to the overwhelming demand to extend the hours of the market, Celebrate Highwood hung around 2000 Italian lights to canopy the park in light, creating a fabulous al fresco vibe.
Highwood’s Wednesday Evening Gourmet Market is a must-visit destination this summer to shop and mingle, while enjoying live music, dancing, dining, and drinking under the stars with the entire family. Attendees can shop for locally made artisan breads, sauces, cheeses, pastas, spices, honey and sweets as well as handmade jewelry, fashion and art. “We made a real effort this year to bring back many artisan vendors as we had in the first few years at the market,” said Eric Falberg, of Celebrate Highwood. New additions this year include organic fruit and vegetable produce, fresh fish and meat, pierogi and blintzes, jams, Hawaiian shaved ice and more.
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy dinner and drinks with family and friends while exploring the market’s numerous artisan craft vendors while listening to live music acts each week. There will also be tons of fun for the entire family with crafts for kids, a bounce house, henna and face painting artists, as well as a fully equipped playground. The park offers an abundance of green space, encouraging guests to set up their picnic blankets and chairs for a ‘Ravinia Festival-like’ feel, while dining on local goodies and listening to the week’s exciting live music series.
For more information and a full list of vendors can be found at www.celebratehighwood.org/project/highwood-evening-gourmet-market.
HIGHWOOD EVENING GOURMET MARKET 2017 LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP:
June 14th – Ravinia Ramblers, Jam band
June 21st – Matt Feddermann, local favorite rockin’ Alderman
June 28th – The Hellhounds, Rock n’ Roll, Folk, Pop covers and originals
July 5th – 3 Singer Songwriters, Coffeehouse style music
July 12th – Trevor Shandling Quartet ft. Beth Reinstein, Jazz Standards, Pop, and R&B
July 19th – The Imperial Boxmen, Jungle Jazz
July 26th – Gritman & Moran, popular Chicago duo
August 2nd – Jen Porter, Janis Joplin-inspired
August 9th – Nameless, 50’s, 60’s Rock n’ Roll band
August 16th – TBD
August 23rd – Incendio, Instrumental World music
August 30th – Alyssa Allgood, Jazz
Submitted by Celebrate Highwood, a newly established 501(c)(3) Celebrate Highwood that produces events that cater to the wants and needs of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood. For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit www.CelebrateHighwood.org, www.facebook.com/celebratehighwood, or call 847-432-6000.