Evening Gourmet Market HighwoodHighwood Evening Gourmet Market

June 6 - Aug 29, 2018 (12 weeks) *no market July 4

Why make dinner at home when you can spend the evening with friends and family at the Highwood Evening Gourmet Market. Recognized as one of the best outdoor markets on the North Shore! This is not your typical market. In its tenth season, this family and pet friendly event features live music, dancing under the stars, freshly prepared delicacies from local restaurants and food trucks, and creative cocktails. Attendees can shop for locally made artisan breads, sauces, cheeses, pastas and sweets in addition to jewelry, fashion and art. To foster community spirit, each week we feature one of our local non-profit groups who make our community a great place to live. Come on out to see old friends and meet new ones. See you at the park!

June 6 - Aug 29, 2018 *no market July 4
Wednesdays from 4:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Free Admission
Rain or Shine Event
Kid & Pet Friendly
Parking Information

2018 Bands and Featured Nonprofit Organizations

2018 Vendors and Products List

Yoga at the Market! CLICK HERE for details. CLICK HERE for reservations and any inquiries.

Special Market Nights: June 27 Inferno Fest & August 15 Garlic Fest

2018 Vendors

Amy's Upcycled Candles100% soy candles made from liquor bottles
The Art of BeerA variety of craft beer selections
Cellar Gate Wine Market & Bistro A variety of wines gathered from small production vineyards around the world sold by the bottle or by the glass
Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Inc. Homemade ice cream and sorbet
Coffee Cup ProductionsA music-centric boutique agency and media company using a multi-dimensional approach to marketing your brand and Chicago's premier live stream and video production company
The Copper DragonflyCopper beaded jewelry including bracelets, necklaces and earrings; copper wire bookmarks
Crazy Dogs Hot dogs, Italian sausage, Polish dogs, burgers, specialty sausages
Depidy Dawg Bounce house and inflatables; Prepackaged ice cream in different brands & varieties
Elsie Mae's Cannery & Pies Mini pies, jams, Bloody Mary mixes, fruit lemonade
Emmy & J Gourmet/Emmy & PonchoHandmade prepackaged gourmet dip mixes for veggies, desserts and bread dipping oil. 100% BPA-free and food-grade silicone lids. Handmade pashima poncho/scarf. Handmade rhinestone embellished apparel including t-shirts, jackets, tank tops and aprons. 100% Rayon-made clothing from Thailand including pants, skirts, dresses, tops and jumpsuits.
The Fat Shallot Food TruckSandwiches and fries: turkey, chicken, BLT and grilled cheese
Gourmet Frog BakeryCoffee cakes, chocolate croissants, quiches, cookies, oven baked tarts; a variety of tamales
Highwood Chamber of CommerceNetworking and special events geared toward highlighting Highwood’s local businesses
The Humble Pub and BBQ BaronFull service bar including frozen drinks, vodka, Jack, 12 oz PBR, Tall Boy Hamm's, Bud Light, Miller Light, specials of the week. Texas style low & smoked brisket, smoked pulled chicken, butcher's hot links, Mexican style creamed corn and classic Memphis style cole slaw.
La Casa de Isaac Tacos, quesadilla, chips, salsa, guacomole, tamales, margaritas, beer and more!
La Cocinita Food Truck Tacos, arepas, rice & beans, plantains, empanadas, chips/salsa/guacamole, flan, horchata, soda, bottled water
Magic Circle CrepesSweet & savory crepes, soda, bottled water
The Mean Weiner & Lucky Fish Tacos, hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken, lobster rolls, po’ boys, French fries, hush puppies, churros, drinks
Milk & Honey Farmstead Pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken, turkey (seasonal), pesticide-free produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, potatoes, herbs, edible flowers, canned goods, cottage foods, natural lifestyle products and more!
Popcorn JesterKettlecorn and cheese popcorn; freshly squeezed lemonade shake-ups; hot and fresh mini-donuts
Rose MountainHandmade jewelry, photography, stickers, crystals, tie dyes, hair and other accessories
Shady Tree Farm MarketFresh produce including corn, tomatoes, melons, onions, peppers, brocolli, cauliflower, berries, apples and canned goods
The Sheet Lady Sheet sets in a variety of colors and bamboo pillows
Sirloin Tips Steak sandwiches, garlic sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions, red skin mashed potatoes. Organic, gluten free. Vegetarian option.
Smita Creation Henna tattoos
Superb Grill Brisket, rib tips, grilled hot wings, jerk chicken, fries
Superhero For Hire, Artist Customs Custom t-shirts and custom artwork
Swirl Cafe Food TruckArtisan baked goods, desserts, bars, cookies, scones, homemade english muffins, fresh roasted coffee beverages, espresso, cappucino, lattes (hot & cold), teas (hot & iced), fresh fruit smoothies, Italian sodas, nitro cold brew
Taquizas El Poblanito Tacos: beef, pork, chicken, chorizo, fish; cemitas with beef or pork, soda, bottled water
Ten Thousand Villages EvanstonA nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries. Items sold include clothing, jewelry and home decor.
The Toadstool PubBeer, wine, sangria (red & white), mixed drinks, Bloody Mary Fest fan-favorite Bloody Mary's
Toasty Cheese Food Truck Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Also served up from scratch gourmet French fries, soups, and vegetarian and gluten-free selections.
Tres Flores Funnel CakesFunnel cakes & sundaes, red velvet funnel cakes, deep fried oreos & twinkies, fresh squeezed lemonade
Washington Gardens A full service bar featuring fan-favorite market bartenders Bobby & Moe. Check in for weekly drink and beer specials and don't forget to grab a "Moe-Tai"!
Wanderlust Sea SaltInfused nordic flake sea salt including garlic, lemon, onion and pickle flavors; olive oil

2018 Bands and Featured Nonprofit Organizations

TimeBand NameDescriptionFeatured Organization
June 66pmCirrus FalconA versatile musical group that plays from a HUGE catalog of material. Every performance is uniquely different, but always a lot of fun. The Icla da Silva Foundation
June 136pmStrapping Owls An energetic trio known for their "Live Wire Soul" is driven by veterans of the Chicago music scene, Nicholas Barron and Larry Beers and Fred Bueltmann. Congressman Brad Schneider
June 206pmMatt Feddermann's Six String Jukebox After almost 20 years as a performer, Matt Feddermann has put together an interactive show called "Six String Jukebox." The audience is given an extensive list of songs and can make requests, much like a traditional jukebox. The audience decides the soundtrack to the evening so every show is unique! Songs are acoustic arrangements of popular songs of varying genres written over the past 50 years! Rock, Pop, Alternative, Jazz, Country & more!College Bound Opportunities
June 27
Special Theme Night
Inferno Fest
6pmSoul Shine A Safe Place
July 116:30pmDoc Mintz's Vat of ChocolateRock, Jazz, Latin, Soul and more, played with passion and love by some of Chicago's best! Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
July 186pmManny Torres​A Chicago based singer-songwriter that lives for the passion filled experience of his live shows! Manny draws from influences as diverse as John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Maroon Five, John Mayer, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd. His raspy soul-filled voice and funky pop groove are sure to lead you into your very own soulful experience. South Lake Mosquito Abatement District
July 256pmThe LuxmenA Chicago-based trio playing all your favorite pop and rock favorites from every era. So get out of your chairs - dancing, clapping and singing right along is a must! Highland Park Community Foundation
Aug 16pmWall of DenialChicago's premier Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band The Lake County Community Foundation
Aug 86pmZydeco Voodoo A mix of traditional New Orleans music and popular rock and blues songs adapted to the Zydeco style. We invite audience participation by coming on stage and dancing or playing percussion instruments. TBD
Aug 15
Special Theme Night
Garlic Fest
6pmShelter Dogs BandFrom the Beatles to Prince, David Bowie to Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads to John Mayer – it’s high energy on a long leash. Shelter Dogs are all adopted veterans of the North Shore music scene, known for being loyal to the groove. While sociable, they do add an aggressive twist to the music you love. Plus, they are mostly housetrained. Highwood Historical Society
Aug 226pmLeonumThe Leonum sound lives somewhere between Acoustic Alternative and Americana and thrives on striking melody lines, harmony vocals and spirited performances. TBD
Aug 296pmKevin Purcell and the NightburnersA band from the Chicagoland area, playing Red Hot Rockin Swamp Boogie Blues!!! 2013 International Blues Challange Finalist TBD