Backlot Bash

The Downtown Skokie Backlot Bash is this Friday, August 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, August 24, from noon to 8 p.m.

The Backlot Bash features activities for all ages to enjoy, including live usic, carnival rides, classic auto show, business expo, 5k run on Saturday, bingo, pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. and an outdoor sidewalk sale. Food and beverage vendors will be available throughout the event, including a separate beer tent. Family friendly events and games will be held at the Skokie Public Library and free  film screenings at the historic Skokie Theatre throughout the weekend.

Click here for an interactive Backlot Bash map.


Skokie Farmers' Market

Meet me at the Village Green, you'll be delighted you did!

Skokie's famous, fabulous, fantastic Farmers' Market, celebrating more than a quarter century of operation, presents farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. from June 15 through October 26, 2014.

The Skokie Farmers' Market continues to proudly boast of this community-spirited event and the freshness of its vegetables, fruits, cheeses and flowers, often picked just hours before being made available to customers.

For more information, please click here.

First Fridays

Count on the first Friday of every month to be something fun and exciting right here in Downtown Skokie. This monthly event will get you moving around downtown for everything from fire hydrants to wine.  See the schedule below for the nightly details. Produced by IMODS with cooperation from, Skokie Public Library, Skokie Park District and the Village of Skokie.

For a full lineup of First Friday events, click here.