Dancing and dining at the Thursday Night Market
Community members flocked to Fountain Square Thursday evening, where vendors, artists, and retailers set up stands and sold beer, cheese, chocolate, clothing, soap, handmade toys, hot sauce, and more.
Children danced along to music, played by a live DJ, while parents observed the atmosphere.
The event – which ran from 3pm to 8pm – was organized by Downtown Evanston, a non-profit working to support the local economy. These Markets take place on the first Thursday of every month, and will continue through October.
Each market has a theme. In June, it was “Apparel & Accessories” and in July it was “Health & Wellness.” This month’s theme was “Food & Drink,” and organizers encouraged residents to stop at local restaurants for a late lunch or dinner.