It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and there’s a lot going on in town to make Dad happy. Saturday join the town to celebrate June 19, the federal holiday commemorating the fight to end slavery in the United States, with a parade and a full day of food, art, music and dancing. Sunday, the Ricky Birdsong Race Against Hate will take place along the lake. Whether you run, walk or cheer, the annual run is a great way to honor dad and come together as a community.
Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market
Find out what’s in season at the Farmers’ Market in the parking lot at University Avenue and Oak Street (behind Hilton Garden Inn).
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Evanston History Center Architectural Walking Tour
Take a tour led by a guide and trace the history of Evanston through its unique architecture. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will begin at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St.
Saturday, 11 p.m.
Evanston Symphony Orchestra at ETHS
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra completes its 75e anniversary season performing works such as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and featuring local pianist Hyejin Joo. Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
The Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater presents House
Be transported back to the days of the unpretentious tent-style theater with House, composed by playwright Samm-Art Williams. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Garden Club of Evanston’s Inaugural Garden Walk
Discover six distinct gardens on the Club’s first-ever self-guided garden walk.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
I AM A HUMAN Exhibition at the Evanston Art Center
I AM A HUMAN is an exhibition of artists from underrepresented groups in the North Shore and Chicagoland area. Each artist brings their own visual perspective and concepts of how empathy plays a role in coexisting with each other as Americans. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 19 Parade and Celebration
Commemorate the date in 1865 when General Gordon Granger arrived with Union troops in Galveston, Texas to tell the people the war was over and his troops were there to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. The parade starts at the Robert Crown Center and ends at Ingraham Park with a celebration of art, music, food and community!
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ricky Birdsong Memorial Run Against Hate
Join the YWCA and run or walk in unity against racial hatred and violence in the 23rd annual Run Against Hate. Registration is closed, but participants can register in person at a package pickup event or on race day. The race starts at Long Field, Sheridan Rd. and Lincoln Ave.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
Scientific conference at NU
Northwestern University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a conference every Saturday throughout the summer. It is free and open to the public. This week’s topic is “Particle physics after the discovery of the Higgs boson”. Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, 2133 Sheridan Rd.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Buy local for dad
Still need a gift for dad? Skip the mall and check out Nancy McLaughlin’s local Father’s Day gift guide.
West End Farmer’s Market
The Central Evanston Business Association Community Farmers Market is held in the YOU parking lot located on the southeast corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Dawes House Wine Tasting
Sample 50 different wines from around the world on the beautiful lakeside terrace of the historic Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St.
Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
For more events, see the roundtable calendar