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.

Dining in Downtown Skokie

Downtown Skokie has many wonderful restaurants offering a variety of delicious cuisines - try them all! Click here for a full list.

Parking is Easy in Downtown Skokie

With well-lit, conveniently located FREE parking lots for longer terms visits to Downtown Skokie and plenty of FREE on-street spaces, parking in Downtown Skokie is both convenient and easy to find.  On-street parking spaces throughout the Downtown offer two hour time limits from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See below for a complete parking map.

Click Here to Download the Downtown Skokie Parking Map.

Downtown Skokie Transportation

Accessibility to transportation is a key advantage for Downtown Skokie.  The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation. Click here for all your transportation options in Downtown Skokie.