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
BYOC - "Bring Your Own Chair” and/or Blanket
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
Buddha Heart ShopHandmade jewelry, photography, stickers, crystals, tie dyes, photography prints, herbal body care products, wind chimes, dream catchers, candles, hair and other accessories
Cellar Gate Wine Market & BistroA 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
Clear CandleAll-natural, refillable illuminating candle art
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
Crazy DogsHot dogs, Italian sausage, Polish dogs, burgers, specialty sausages
Depidy DawgBounce house and inflatables; Prepackaged ice cream in different brands & varieties
Elsie Mae's Cannery & PiesMini 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
Fenix Health CenterFenix is a high-quality, comprehensive family healthcare facility that provides services primarily to low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrant families in Lake County, Illinois. The primary focus of Fenix is to provide respectful care by meeting the needs of the patients with flexible hours, 24 hour emergency availability, and the integration of mental health services whenever needed.
Foot Path TradingClothing, hats, purses, silver jewelry, tapestries
Glamour Girlz CentralGlitter tattoos & glam makeovers; custom glitter & bling apparel, hair accessories, spa wear, jewelry, sequins pillows & accessories, toys, magic mood fans, summer accessories (towels/wet bags), camp gear, squishies, keychains and more!
Gourmet Frog BakeryChocolate croissants, quiches, cookies, oven baked tarts; a variety of tamales. New this season, also offering a variety of Mexican bread.
Highwood Chamber of CommerceNetworking and special events geared toward highlighting Highwood’s local businesses
Highwood RentalCotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, pizza, lemonade, soda, water, chips
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.
Kathryn Somers Essential OilsYoung living essential oils and diffusers, diffuser jewelry, car diffusers, usb diffusers, beauty and skin care products, cleaning products, make up, crochet hats
La Casa de IsaacTacos, quesadilla, chips, salsa, guacomole, tamales, margaritas, beer and more!
La Cocinita Food TruckTacos, arepas, rice & beans, plantains, empanadas, chips/salsa/guacamole, flan, horchata, soda, bottled water
Longitude315South American pulled pork with rice and beans, churrascos with steak and chicken, pastor & steak tacos, grilled flat bread quesadillas
Magic Circle CrepesSweet & savory crepes, soda, bottled water
Maria's BakeryFocaccia, mussels, cannoli, chicken pizzaiola, rigatoni vodka, beef meatballs; wine and beer
The Mean Weiner & Lucky FishTacos, hot dogs, burgers, fried shrimp, French fries, churros; bottled drinks; margaritas and Bloody Mary's
NameDroppers ArtUnique word art prints of original artwork by Illinois artists Jennifer Lockwood and Lee Lockwood; vintage-like metal signs; vintage-like refrigerator magnets
Popcorn Jester, Juice Jester, Donut JesterKettlecorn and cheese popcorn; freshly squeezed lemonade shake-ups; hot and fresh mini-donuts
Quang NoodleChicken teriyaki, egg rolls, lo mein, chicken fried rice
Shady Tree Farm MarketFresh produce including corn, tomatoes, melons, onions, peppers, brocolli, cauliflower, berries, apples and canned goods
The Sheet LadySheet sets in a variety of colors and bamboo pillows
Slyce Coal Fired Pizza CoA selection of seasonal features
Smita CreationHenna tattoos
Superb GrillBrisket, rib tips, grilled hot wings, jerk chicken, fries
Superhero For Hire, Artist CustomsCustom t-shirts and custom artwork
Sweet ThingCookies, cookie bars, cookie sandwiches, cookie dough, brownies, whoopie pies
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, soda, bottled water
Taste-A-ThonA sampling of organic and natural food items and snacks
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 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, red velvet funnel cakes, deep fried oreos & twinkies, fresh squeezed lemonade
Up In Smoke CreationsSmoked mixed nuts, peanuts, cashews and Marcona almonds
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"!
Wanderlust Sea SaltInfused nordic flake sea salt including garlic, lemon, onion and pickle flavors; olive oil
The Wooden NickelA variety of craft cocktails, mixed drinks and beer

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 OwlsAn 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 JukeboxAfter 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
Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff & Voter Registration Drive
A Safe Place
June 27
Special Theme Night
Inferno Fest
6pmSoul ShineSoul Shine not only plays Allman Brothers music in it's true raw form, but also tells the story behind the music. From the beautiful melodic guitar phrasing of Blue Sky, to the history of who wrote the songs, where their ideas came from, and who influenced them. Soul Shine is a conglomerate of 7 of the best, seasoned musicians you will find in our area. From Kevin Purcell (Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners) to Jay Kornick (toured with John Prine) and Vic Perrino (Evolution Blues Band, Kevin Purcell and the Nightburner's, Evo) to the awesome rhythm section of Tony Root and Peter Kruse (world traveled musicians) to the Latin influence and sweet vocals of Dave "Swany" Swanson on percussion. The anchor to the rhythm section is the extremely talented, and well versed Bill LeClair (who graced the stage with such greats as Eddie Clearwater, Shamikia Copeland, Buddy Guy, and Elvin Bishop) on piano and organ. A true understudy to Chuck Leavell, and Gregg Allman, Bill's chops are second to none, and a true showman in every respect of the word!! The stinging twin leads from Jay Kornick, and Vic Perrino are second to none in the true flavor of the Allman Brothers, not to mention the well honed slide work of both Jay Kornink and Vic Perrin! Definitely, one of the finest Allman Brothers Tribute bands in the land!!A Safe Place
The Icla da Silva Foundation
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
Voter Registration
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
Family Focus Highland Park
Voter Registration
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
Voter Registration
Aug 16pmA Tribute to Old Blue EyesA tribute to Frank Sinatra and his musicThe Lake County Community Foundation
Aug 86pmZydeco VoodooA 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.Family Focus Highland Park
The Performer's School
Register to Vote With Evanston Action Partners (EAP)! We are a group of local citizens who have become certified voter registrars for the state of IL. Our emphasis is on registering younger new voters and assisting low income and minority groups to overcome barriers to voting. "Your Vote is Your Voice" so join us and register to vote!
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.The Performer's School
Highwood Historical Society
HPHS Athletics
Register to Vote With Evanston Action Partners (EAP)! We are a group of local citizens who have become certified voter registrars for the state of IL. Our emphasis is on registering younger new voters and assisting low income and minority groups to overcome barriers to voting. "Your Vote is Your Voice" so join us and register to vote!
Aug 226pmLeonumThe Leonum sound lives somewhere between Acoustic Alternative and Americana and thrives on striking melody lines, harmony vocals and spirited performances.Family Focus Highland Park
Boys & Girls Club of Lake County
Voter Registration
Aug 296pmKevin Purcell and the NightburnersA band from the Chicagoland area, playing Red Hot Rockin Swamp Boogie Blues!!! 2013 International Blues Challange FinalistGratitude Generation
Voter Registration