5 Things to Do: July 7-9

Foodies won’t want to miss the Roscoe Village Burger Fest, the Chicago Margarita Festival or Taste of Evanston. Plus, shop ’til you drop at the North Shore Art Market or Northbrook Sidewalk Sale.

Northbrook Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale
July 7-8
Northbrook

Shop deals at the corner of Church Street and Cherry Lane in downtown Northbrook, where there will also be balloon artists, kids activities, contests and food.

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

Photo courtesy of Special Events Management.

July 8-9
Chicago

In its 11th year, this burger-focused festival will feature live music, a kids activity area, and burgers from Billy Goat Tavern, Kuma’s Corner, Select Cut Steakhouse and more.

North Shore Art Market

North Shore Art Market at Westfield Old Orchard

Photo courtesy of Westfield Old Orchard.

July 8-9
Skokie

Juried artists will set up shop at Westfield Old Orchard for this free market. Shop paintings, photography, jewelry and more, plus watch artists demos, take part in art experiences, and try Art Bingo with your kiddos.

Chicago Margarita Festival

Chicago Margarita Festival
July 8-9
Chicago

Sip margaritas by the lake during this festival at Navy Pier. Plus, enjoy food, games, dancing and live music.

Taste of Evanston

Taste of Evanston

Photo courtesy of Taste of Evanston.

July 9
Evanston

Dine on the best food and drink Evanston’s many restaurants and breweries have to offer as you enjoy live jazz, magic, and a tour of the Charles Gates Dawes House. Proceeds will benefit job training programs and the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club.

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Anna-Carlson

Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, she loves cheering on the Cubs and Blackhawks and also fears she watches too much Netflix.