5 Things to Do: July 17-19

This is a big weekend for craft beer and wine fans, who will be able to sip some of their favorite beverages in both Glenview and Chicago. Let Loose on Lincoln will also feature a craft beer and wine tent in addition to food trucks, live music and deals through the Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale.

You can then browse art from around the country in Northbrook and Evanston, or visit the Museum of Science and Industry to interact with robots.

Plus, you’ll find a bonus event this Thursday, just in case you want to get your weekend started a little early.

The Grove Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Photo courtesy of the Grove.

July 17

The Grove’s 143 acres will be the setting for this brand new event featuring 70 craft beers and wine from 35 breweries. You can also sip your way downtown for the Chicago Craft Beer Festival Saturday and Sunday.

Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale and Let Loose on Lincoln

Photo courtesy of the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce.

July 17-18
Northfield, Winnetka

Find deals on fashion, jewelry, sporting goods, books and more from local vendors. There will even be a “Kid-entrepreneur” section featuring goods made by local kids. Plus, after shopping on Saturday, don’t miss the Let Loose on Lincoln Block Party with concerts, food trucks, and a craft beer and wine tent. Make It Better is a proud sponsor of this event.

Art in the Park

Photo courtesy of the Village of Northbrook.

July 18-19

Stroll through Northbrook’s Village Green Park and discover works from more than 70 artists. You can also enjoy live music, kids’ activities, a young artists exhibit, and food and drink.

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

July 18-19

Keep the arts celebration going at Dawes Park in Evanston. This celebration of cultures will feature art from around the world, crafts for families and international food. There will also be live music, dance and spoken word acts.

MSI’s Robot Block Party

July 18-19

To celebrate the new Robot Revolution exhibit, the Museum of Science and Industry is hosting a block party to give you a chance to interact with even more cutting-edge robots. Enjoy live music and a robot dance party, make your own robot antennas, see Carnegie Mellon’s modular robots and more. This event is included in museum entry fees.

Start Your Weekend Early