Evening Gourmet Market HighwoodHighwood Evening Gourmet Market

June 5 - Aug 28, 2019 (12 weeks) *no market July 3

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 eleventh 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 5 - Aug 28, 2019 *no market July 3
Wednesdays from 4:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Free Admission
Rain or Shine Event
Kid & Pet Friendly
BYOC - "Bring Your Own Chair” and/or Blanket
No Outside Food or Beverages
No Smoking or Vaping
Parking Information

2019 Bands and Featured Nonprofit Organizations

2019 Vendors and Products List

Special Market Nights: June 26 Inferno Fest & August 14 Garlic Fest

2019 Vendors and Nonprofits


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Nonprofit Organizations
Bands and Featured Nonprofits

2019 Vendors

Amy's Upcycled Candles100% soy candles made from liquor bottles
Baked Cheese HausRacelette sandwiches; baked cheese skewers; Swiss lemondade
BeermiscuousA rotating selection of craft beer
Buddha Heart Shop & Tranquillo ChiBuddha Heart Shop: Handmade metaphysical jewelry, tie dyes, hair & festival accessories, dog accessories, organic herbal body products, hemp/CBD products, gems, crystals, minerals, healing tools, dream catchers, stickers, photography, artwork, wind chimes, upcycled clothing; Tranquillo Chi: Healing arts of vibrational sound therapy, Lemurian quartz crystal chakra cleansing lights w/ binaural beats, Reiki & Thai bodywork
La Casa de IsaacTacos, quesadilla, chips, salsa, guacomole, tamales, margaritas, beer and more!
Clear CandleAll-natural, refillable illuminating candle art
La Cocinita Food TruckTacos, arepas, rice & beans, plantains, empanadas, chips/salsa/guacamole, flan, horchata, soda, bottled water
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 DragonflyJewelry made from copper, semi-precious gemstones and silicone; copper dust magnets, rain chains and suncatchers
Courtney's Candle CompanyCandles, bath bombs, jewelry, toys, splat balls, rocket copters, beer bottle candles
Crazy DogsHot dogs, Italian sausage, Polish dogs, specialty sausages
Culinary Gangster Food TruckBurgers, fries, gyros, meatballs, popcorn cauliflower, tater tots; watermelon vodka lemonade, sweet tea vodka lemonade
Depidy DawgBounce house and inflatables; Prepackaged ice cream in different brands & varieties
Edens Garden Food TruckSalads, wraps, quinoa, vegan burgers, mahi sandwiches; watermelon vodka lemonade, sweet tea vodka lemonade; many gluten free vege/vegan options; local organic farm-to-truck
Enjoy Being/PluggedJewelry: fine, costume, children's; gauges/plugs, spiritual and religious jewelry; earrings; bracelets; necklaces, chokers, gauge/plug charms; various types of art work and sculptures; clothing; tie dyes
Elsie Mae's Cannery & PiesMini pies, jams, Bloody Mary mixes, fruit lemonade
The Fat Shallot Food TruckSandwiches and fries: turkey, chicken, BLT and grilled cheese
Foot Path TradingHandmade purses, crocheted hemp hats, silver jewelry, jackets, ladies clothing, tapestries and more
Genesis Agriculture Variety of microgreens, basil and flowers
Glamour Girlz Central/Designs by FrannieCustom apparel & accessories, toys, plush toys, jewelry, spa wear, crafts, glitter tattoos, glam updo's and more!
Gourmet Frog BakeryChocolate croissants, quiches, cookies, oven baked tarts, Mexican bread, cake slices; a variety of tamales; homemade churros; water and soda
The Humble Pub & 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
Keep It HotSpecialty panini of the week featuring gourmet & international ingredients; paninis made to order; Umbrian-style Italian beef w/ options of Italian cheese, peppers and/or onions; spatchcock chicken of the week w/ international flavors; desserts include grilled peaches and homemade pound cake grilled and served three ways; soda & water
Longitud315South American pulled pork, milanesa, cubana and ham & oxaca cheese tortas, a variety of traditional tacos and huaraches; Micheladas, Caipirinhas and Sangrias
Magic Circle CrepesSweet & savory crepes, soda, bottled water
Maria's BakeryA weekly variety of pizzas, pastas, meatballs; wine and beer
The Mean WienerTacos, hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken, fried shrimp, French fries, churros; assorted drinks
NameDroppers ArtUnique word art prints of original artwork by Illinois artists Jennifer Lockwood and Lee Lockwood; vintage-like metal signs; vintage-like refrigerator magnets; trendy purses
New U LifeHealth and wellness products including a transdermal FDA registered gel and a supplement drink to aid with health and weight loss
PJ Fowler Wood ArtsGeneral woodcrafts including cutting boards, sushi trays, charcuterie boards, cutting board "butter"
Popcorn Jester, Juice JesterKettlecorn and cheese popcorn; freshly squeezed lemonade shake-ups with raspberry, strawberry, lime or cranberry flavors with cane sugar or truvia
Quang NoodleChicken teriyaki, egg rolls, lo mein, chicken fried rice
Señor CornCorn on the cob roasted with toppings; packets of Cheetos & Takis; flavored water & soda
Serene CBDHemp infused facial oil, lip balm, pain cream, bath salts and oil tincture
The Sheet LadySheet sets in a variety of colors and bamboo pillows
Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Co.Italian stuffed mushrooms, coal fired artichoke dip, coal fired goat cheese, baked cipollini and whipped cheese, hand rolled Nonna's meatballs, coal roasted lemon basil chicken wings, turkey sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches
Smita CreationHenna tattoos
Stacey's StuffChildren's toys, puzzle vehicle sets, tie-dye kits, bubble guns, bracelets & charms, die cast metal cars, wind-up dinosaurs, slinkys, stress balls, key chains, hand made magnets, hand painted infant onesies, snap pops and more!
Superhero For Hire, Artist CustomsCustom t-shirts and custom artwork
Suzy's SwirlIce cream sandwiches, single serve cups of frozen yogurt and sorbetto, additional toppings and bottled water
Sweet ThingEdible cookie dough, cookies, cookie bars & brownies
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 PoblanitoTacos: beef, pork, chicken, chorizo, fish; cemitas with beef or pork; enchiladas green salsa or mole with choice of protein; soda, bottled water
The Toadstool PubBeer, wine, sangria (red & white), mixed drinks, Bloody Mary Fest fan-favorite Bloody Mary's
Toasty Cheese Food TruckGourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Also served up from scratch gourmet French fries, soups, and vegetarian and gluten-free selections.
Tres Flores Funnel CakesFunnel cakes & sundaes, deep fried oreos & twinkies, fresh squeezed lemonade, strawberry and raspberry
Up In Smoke CreationsSmoked mixed nuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, pistachios, Macadamia nuts
Wanderlust Sea SaltInfused nordic flake sea salt including garlic, lemon, onion and pickle flavors; olive oil
Washington GardensA 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"!
The Wooden NickelA variety of craft cocktails including naughty Annie's, peach tea, “legendary" margaritas and a Highwood Market favorite, basil lemonade; can beer, wine

2019 Weekly Nonprofit Organizations

The Art Center Highland ParkHighland Park is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to education in the contemporary visual arts. Come on out and learn about our classes, gallery, space and happenings at TACHP!
Freedom Trails Inc.Freedom trails inc is a environmental conservation and sustainability nonprofit, we are the only nonprofit that offers a convenient compost collection service. We use donations and the revenue from that service to fund our programs and projects, most notably the creation of a worm compost processing facility. Please check us out on website freedomtrails.org or on social media @FreeTrailsincPlease. Come swing by our table to drop off your food scraps, learn about composting, and meet some of our hardworking worms!
Highwood Chamber of CommerceWe are focused on networking and special events geared toward highlighting Highwood’s local businesses. Every week, we feature two different businesses to spotlight.
Highwood Public LibraryThe Highwood Public Library will be on-site to promote our services and resourses as well as opening library cards and registering individuals for upcoming programming. The Friends of the Highwood Public Library will also be selling cookbooks and books to raise funds to support library programming and resources.

2019 Bands and Featured Nonprofit Organizations

Coffee Cup Productions

TimeBand NameDescriptionFeatured Organizations
June 56pmNot For Profit
Sponsored by
Love of Learning
Not for Profit is a serious band doing joyful work to serve charities both local and national. Like any great organization, we are only as good as the sum of our parts.Family Focus
Voter Registration
June 126pmThe Love
Sponsored by
Lyric and Lecture
Playing your favorite Beatles covers. Fronted by Suede “Lennon” aka Derrick Stout, he has been performing all over the globe for decades. A true multi instrumentalist, he’s put out Piano records, Jazz, records, Pop, Live, and acoustic CDs. As a producer his prolific work of over 100 CDs spans classical, jazz, country, rock, pop, a cappella Metal, grunge and nearly anything.Office of Congressman Brad Schneider
Voter Registration
Moms Demand Action (For Common Sense Gun Laws)
June 196pmRailheartRailheart is a Rock’n Roll Rhythm & Blues Band with a Cosmic Country twist based in Chicago, IL.College Bound Opportunities
Voter Registration
June 26
Special Theme Night
Inferno Fest
6pmDerrick Procell and the RedeemersDerrick is a natural singer and musician. Always in great demand, he has logged over a million hours on stage and in the studio, including providing vocals for advertising giants like McDonald’s, Chevy, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s. Derrick’s songs have been recorded by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Logan Daniels and Melissa Manchester.Family Focus
Highland Park Community Foundation
A Safe Place
Voter Registration
July 106pmTanqueray MistTanqueray Mist is Chicago’s hottest Country Rock Cover Band. They have been bringing rocking country music to bars and fests throughout the Chicagoland area to Nashville, Tennessee. We throw down everything from today’s country hits to the classic country staplesMoms Demand Action (For Common Sense Gun Laws)
Lake County Health Department WIC Program
Voter Registration
July 176pmChris Greene QuartetAs a performer, Greene can be seen with many different groups - in many different genres. He also leads his own critically-acclaimed group, the Chris Greene Quartet. He has also performed or recorded with the following artists: Common, The Temptations, Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Maysa Leak, Ten City, Sheena Easton, Steve Cole, Michael Manson, Andrew Bird, The J. Davis Trio, Chris Rob, Vic Lavender, Jesse De La Pena, Liquid Soul and The Mighty Blue Kings.Office of Congressman Brad Schneider
South Lake Mosquito Abatement District
Voter Registration
July 246pmJennifer Fletcher and the ReckoningJennifer spends her time singing and songwriting. Her influences include artists, from many genres of music, such as The Civil Wars, Patty Griffin, Need to Breath, Drew Holcomb, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, Patsy Cline, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, and many more!Moms Demand Action (For Common Sense Gun Laws)
Voter Registration
Cradles to Crayons
July 316pmAlabasterAlabaster is a Chicago-based improvisational Jam Rock group that transcends genre to bring something special to each performance. Formed in 2015, Alabaster is a band highly focused on delivering the best live sound possible, including original music, fresh takes on familiar covers, and highlighted improv sections forming medley of musical exploration. Alabaster has incubated a loving and ever growing fan base across the United States. "Goin' Mad" is their first studio single and is available now on major streaming platforms.Curt's Cafe
Voter Registration
Cradles to Crayons
August 76pmDarren Jay and The Delta SoulsSince leaving the Navy, Darren has been a professional singer, songwriter, producer, recording and touring artist for Darren Jay and The Delta Souls. He also has toured with several Blues Music Award winning artists and former member of Derek and The Dominoes, Bobby Whitlock. In 2015, he started attending The Illinois Institute of Art (AI) Chicago graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Production. While at school he recorded and engineered Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artist Tom Holland and veteran Chicago blues artist Brian Lupo. Aside from music Darren also does acting roles for movies and TV shows like Chicago Med, PD and Fire.Moms Demand Action (For Common Sense Gun Laws)
Cradles to Crayons
Epilepsy Services For Northeastern Illinois
August 14
Special Theme Night
Garlic Fest
6pmRavinia RamblersMusic by an ever-evolving group of enthusiastic music lovers. We feature the original songs of Jason Berger and sprinkle in some crowd pleasing covers.Family Focus
Voter Registration
Cradles to Crayons
August 216pmDoc Mintz's Vat of ChocolateRock, jazz, latin, soul and more played with passion by some of Chicago's best!Office of Congressman Brad Schneider
Cradles to Crayons
August 286pmWall of DenialChicago’s premier Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band!Moms Demand Action (For Common Sense Gun Laws)
Cradles to Crayons