Evanston’s 23rd annual Ethnic Arts Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Dawes Park at Sheridan Road and Church Street on the lakefront.

Flags fountain
Flags of 100 nations arrayed around the lagoon at last year’s festival.

The festival features a juried arts and crafts sale, artist demonstrations, interactive workshops for children, ethnic foods and live entertainment on two stages. Performers include the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Linda Graham, Chevere de Chicago, the Polkaholics, and S.O.U.L. Creations.

Admission is free, and complimentary shuttle bus service is provided from the Northwestern University parking garage, three blocks north of the festival site.

Related link

Festival website

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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