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Summer Sidewalk Sales on the North Shore

Sidewalk sale season on the North Shore kicks off this weekend in Glencoe. What exactly is  a sidewalk sale? Usually orchestrated by the local Chamber of Commerce, all the merchants in town pick a day to have a big sale, both inside their shops and outside on the sidewalk (hence the name sidewalk sale). Traditionally it was exclusively a shopping event, with great prices on merchandise and even some steep discounts on selected items. Lately, in an effort to lure entire families to the downtown area, sidewalk sales have become elevated to street fair status. Now many sidewalk sales  include activities for kids, music and food as part of the event. Wilmette has led the charge in expanding the sidewalk sale concept, but other communities are following suit.


Friday, June 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downtown Glencoe at Park and Vernon.

Evanston – Central Street

Thursday, July 12 – Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Central Street


Friday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 p
Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Village Center

Wilmette Summerfest has expanded to include live music, classic car show, art fair, kid’s activities, beer garden and Taste of Wilmette (food and drink from local restaurants). Visit


Friday, July 20 and Saturday July 21 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Fun, food and fantastic savings in all three business districts. Don’t miss the kid-entrepreneur section featuring items made by local kids.


Friday, July 20 and Saturday July 21 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Lake Forest

Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Market Square

Highland Park

Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Great deals from 80 merchants plus balloonists, magician and musicians to entertain you while you shop.

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