Evening Gourmet Market Highwood

Highwood Evening Gourmet Market

Wednesdays, June 7th - September 6th, 2023
4:30 - 9:30 pm
(No market July 5th)
Location: Everts Park | 111 North Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

August 23 Evening Market Postponed

Celebrate Highwood is proud to announce the return of its acclaimed Evening Gourmet Market, Wednesdays, June 7-September 6, from 4:30-9:30 PM (no market July 5). The season will kick-off with a special Events Park Dedication on June 7 at 6 PM. The public is invited to come together to commemorate the newly designed Everts Park and enjoy all park improvements including: a new playground, splash pad and rain garden, increased seating and an incredible new band shell (boasting the best in local entertainment around!).

This year marks the 15h season of the acclaimed Highwood Evening Gourmet Market and attendees can expect a variety of 60 incredible vendors alternating each week, and live entertainment for all ages. Additionally, after an overwhelmingly successful inaugural year, Celebrate Highwood is thrilled to announce the return of the Historical Highwood Cocktail Tour with Bruce “Buzzy” Bertucci, kicking off June 7, from 7-9 PM, and continuing every week throughout the season.

“It doesn’t get much better than a Wednesday evening in Highwood,” says Eric Falberg, President of Celebrate Highwood and Highwood Alderman. “It’s always special to be in Highwood on a Wednesday amongst friends and family. With the newly remodeled park, unbelievable vendors, top-notch entertainment, and historical cocktail tour, Wednesday nights in Highwood are THE place to be all summer long!” There will also be two theme nights to look forward to, with Margarita night on July 19, and Garlic Fest on August 16.

Encouraging the community to “make a night of it,” Highwood’s Evening Gourmet Market showcases a wide range of local produce, gourmet snacks, homemade breads and pastries, an array of ethnic delicacies and local artisan wares. Guests are able to enjoy dinner and cocktails while exploring the market, catching up with friends, and listening to different live music acts each week.

Highwood Historical Cocktail Tour

Highwood Historical Cocktail Tours will kick off on Wednesday June 7 and every Wednesday thereafter through October 4th. Highwood Historical Cocktail tours meet at the Celebrate Highwood booth at the Highwood Evening Gourmet Market at 6:45 PM for a meet and greet and photo opportunity, and depart at 7 PM sharp. Each tour will have 4 stops. The cost is $25/person and is limited to the first 15 registrants.

Join tour guide, Bruce "Buzzy" Bertucci for the kick-off of Highwood Historical Cocktail Tours. Learn the hidden secrets and stories of the buildings and businesses over the past 100 years. Experience tastings and samplings at each establishment and see why Highwood is recognized as "Whisky Junction". Food and cocktails available for purchase.

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2023 Bands

June 76 - 9 pmJonny Lyons Duo - Rock & Roll/Rockabilly: Elvis, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash
June 146 - 9pmTelstar - Rock, Pop, Blues, R&B, Reggae, Country
June 216 - 9pm28 Days - funk/party/dance; u2, maroon 5, kravitz
June 286 - 9pmTaylor & Mane - Rock, Pop; U2, R.E.M., INXS
July 126 - 9pmPanther Island Live Band Karaoke - Live Band Karaoke
July 196 - 9pmTropixplosion Trio - Tropical Party Favorites, and Caribbean Tunes
July 266 - 9pmRob Davis Duo - Contemporary R&B, Funk & Motown
August 26 - 9pmJim & Justin - Acoustic Blend Of Pop, Rock, And Party Hits
August 96 - 9Isabella Maria - Top Country: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antabellum
August 166 - 9pmBill Pantle Band - Classic Sinatra, The Great American Songbook, plus Jazz Instrumentals, too
August 236 - 9pm Postponed until September 6
August 306 - 9pmDj Versage - DJ
September 66 - 9pmDouble Treble Dueling Pianos - Dueling Pianos

2023 Vendors

Introduced in 2008 with 12 vendors, the Wednesday Evening Gourmet Market outgrew its original location in front of City Hall in 2012 and moved one block west to beautiful and newly remodeled Everts Park (111 North Avenue). Now boasting more than 60 vendors throughout the season, the crowd can come together to enjoy delicious food and drinks, local wares from the following vendors:

Featured NPO's

June 21A Safe Place
June 28112 Education Foundation
July 12Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action, Advocates for Change and Parks Foundation Highland Park
July 19Highland Park Community Foundation
July 26South Lake Mosquito Abatement District
August 2The Josselyn Center
August 9Family Focus
August 16Service and Learning Together
August 23CASA Lake County