It’s another diverse summer weekend in Evanston.

The weather’s going to be hot — so you can get it off to a cooling start today with stop by Andy’s Frozen Custard on Church Street downtown where they’re offering free sundaes as part of their grand opening celebration all day.

Then Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. you’ll find the 25th annual Ethnic Arts Festival underway at Dawes Park on the lakefront, and you can top of the weekend Sunday watching the bike race downtown.

To get an idea of what you’ll see if you go to the ethnic arts festival, take a look at the video Chris Kirk produced for Evanston Now at last year’s event.

All day Sunday the beat at the lakefront will compete with the whoosh of bikes racing downtown as the North Shore Grand Prix returns for a third year to a nearly mile-long course centered on Fountain Square.

Amateur races start in the morning. Kids race at mid-afternoon. And pro races start at 4 p.m. for women and men.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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