Paid Post: Shoppers, get ready to hit the sidewalks of Downtown Evanston and Main-Dempster Mile from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30!

Independent retailers and national chains will be ready to offer too-good-to-resist deals on the sidewalks of both districts. Find great deals on apparel, shoes, books, one-of-a-kind accessories, home goods and decorative arts. From Urban Outfitters and The North Face to Becky & Me Toys and Ayla’s Originals there is something for everyone, all at amazing prices.

Local artists have been invited to be a part of the action in downtown Evanston. Stroll down Sherman Ave. between Church St. and Davis St., to check out jewelry, accessories, children’s clothing and more! Artists will display their wares in downtown Evanston on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Fuel up while you’re shopping at one of the many great restaurants! Participate in our Sidewalk Sale Instagiveaway for a chance to win a free lunch for two people at Taco Diablo on July 29. Check out our Instagram page for details. NaKorn Kitchen, offering 10% off your lunch on July 28-29 if you mention this Facebook event and a free sample of their “Vegetarian Scallop”, a medallion of an Eringi king mushroom with house made chili jam! 

Live Music & Entertainment

On Saturday, July 29, Downtown Evanston and Main-Dempster Mile are providing fun, free entertainment throughout the weekend.

Stop by 1603 Orrington Plaza (outside of LYFE Kitchen) to “chillax” with us and enjoy big games and music.

Street musicians Chicago Traffic Stop will make stops at 1603 Orrington Plaza, outside of Frio Gelato (517 Dempster St.), Blind Faith (525 Dempster St.) and Cultivate (704 Main St.) and The Wine Goddess (702 Main St.).

Another music group, Beaches will play outside of Hoosier Mama (749 Chicago Ave.) and the School of Rock Evanston will rock out in the parking next to their building at 1311 Sherman Ave.

Free Pedicab Rides

Catch a free ride on a pedicab on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. special thanks to First Bank & Trust. Pedi-cabs will take shoppers from downtown Evanston to Main Street and Dempster Street, making stops in each district (see below). The pedicabs are first come, first serve and do not have specific pick-up or drop-off times.

  • Church Street and Maple Avenue, across from Terra & Vine  

  • Chicago Avemie and Grove Street, at Raymond Park

  • Dempster Street and Chicago Avenue, near Stumble & Relish

  • Chicago Avenue and Kedzie Street, outside Hoosier Mama  

Shopping Deals & Discounts in downtown Evanston

Below are some of the deals being offered at stores in downtown Evanston. Check with your favorite stores as times will vary with each business.

Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave., 2nd Floor

Stop by to schedule a special summer spa service for your hair and nails or a stress relief massage or facial. See full list of discounted packages here.

Ayla’s Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

HUGE discounts on beads and home goods!

The Barre Code | 606 Davis St.
Take a free barre class during the weekend with promo code ‘SIDEWALK SALE’ and enjoy 25% off all retail throughout the weekend.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Be sure to stop by on July 29 or 30 for great toys, books, games, novelties, and more marked down 20-50%! Plus, check out the $1, $2, $5, and $10 bins with items that are up to 90% off the original prices!

Benefit Cosmetics | 1625 Sherman Ave.

Spend $55 on products and get these for free: choice of 2 minis, a free brow wax (between August 1-31, 2017), and a beauty bash for 6 friends to receive 1 free service (brow wax, lash tint or brow tint) and a free make upper while enjoying a glass full of bubbly! 

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Unique and vintage home décor will be set up outside of the store.

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Custom framing and printing services are 50% off (July 26-30) and free watercolor demo on Sunday, July 30!

Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.
Stock up on t-shirts, hats and more all marked down 50-75% off! And, Cubs fans don’t miss out on 1/2 off all Chicago Cubs Championship merchandise.  

CloseKnit | 1630 Orrington Ave.

Stop by on Sunday at 2pm to learn how to make a pompom! Free and open to all ages — great kids’ activity!

Comix Revolution | 1016 Davis St.
Great selection of graphic novels for just $5 plus great finds inside!

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave.

It’s more than just a sidewalk sale! Coucou & Olive will have lots of clothing at great discounts and Kellie’s Barely Worn Rack…something not to be missed!

dragonfly-df | 1501 Chicago Ave.
Women’s clothing, accessories and home décor will be on sale, outside and inside the store July 28-29.

Evereve | 1608 Sherman Ave.
The semi-annual clearance sale (July 26-30) features summer and fall items and a rack outside with items 30-75% off!  

Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Check out the $10 rack with 60-70% off clearance items all weekend long plus these special daily sales:

  • Friday, July 28: 20% off dresses
  • ​Saturday, July 29: 15% off storewide
  • Sunday, July 30: 20% off shorts and white jeans

First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave.

Cool off at First Northern Credit Union! Stop by on Friday, July 28 from 12-7pm to enjoy a free popsicle along with some financial tips! FNCU is also waiving the $5 fee for new members and offering special incentives for new members to earn up to $500 in cash. Stop by to learn more.

Lumen Optical | 809 Church St.
Take 20% off a new pair of glasses or sunglasses and be sure to ask about the Back-to-School Eye Exam special.

The Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Brand new retailer featuring a variety of local artists! Stop by to check out their “pop-up” table outside of the store and welcome this new business to downtown Evanston!

Pure Barre | 910 Church St.

Up to 60% off accessories and apparel!

Salon Roula | 603 Davis St.
Stop by for a new summer do! First time clients save 30% off their hair cut!

Uncle Dan’s | 901 Church St.
Save up to 50% on apparel, footwear and gear from your favorite brands including Patagonia, The North Face, and more.  

UBreakIFix | 1607 Chicago Ave.
Drop your phone? UBreakIFix is here to help. Stop by their table on Sherman Ave. to learn more about services and check out discounted accessories.

Underground Printing | 818 Clark St.

All retail is 20% off on Friday, July 28 — that means t-shirts as low as $4!

Urban Outfitters | 921 Church St.

Take an additional 30% off all sale items and 25% off all tees, tanks, books and sunglasses. Urban Outfitters will open at 8am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

Williams Shoes the Walking Spirit | 710 Church St.

Take 20% off the sale racks, inside and outside the store!

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