Evanston has five public swimming beaches waiting for eager sand and sun lovers. They are open all week for beach season, and the lakefront has something everyone. Sail away in a sailboat or brave the waters in a kayak. If you are an amateur, there are lessons to get you up to speed. For those who love to cast a line and see what they catch, kayak fishing trips are also available. Take your beloved canine for a romp in the water at Evanston’s Dog Beach. Miles of beautiful beachfront give you the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.
Northwestern University is located in Evanston, and has a 240-acre campus. Engineering, media, and medicine are just a few of the programs the university offers. The lush green landscape makes this an inviting academic institution. Theological studies are present here as well, with the Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. These seminaries share the goal of preparing the students of today to be spiritual leaders tomorrow. If you need to dip your toe in academic waters, Oakton Community College will give you a great start. This friendly college offers students 80 associate’s degree programs for career opportunities.
Arts for Everyone
Evanston's Cultural Arts Division ensures that there are plenty of fun activities all year long. Summertime is home to two of the city’s most popular festivals: The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival and the Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival. The Ethnic Arts Festival celebrates art from more than 100 countries as well as live music, traditional dances and international cuisine. The Lakeshore Arts Festival features works by more than 100 artists along with live jazz and blues and delicious culinary delights. The Starlight Concert Series lets guests enjoy 16 lively musical performances in various city parks throughout the summer months.