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Westfield Old Orchard's Family Friendly Events for Summer

When: (Ended) April 19, 2014 - October 27, 2014
Event Phone Number: (847) 673-6800
Westfield Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie IL 60077

Kick off summer in style with Westfield Old Orchard’s seasonal events and entertainment fit for the entire family. Take in the senses of the season and explore the entertainment in store at the park-like environment of Westfield Old Orchard. From planting and playing in the seasonal Organic Garden to sipping wine while shopping for the hottest trends at Sip & Shop, Westfield Old Orchard stocks the summer calendar with fresh fashion, food, and fun.

*Organic Garden: April 19th - October 27th
Open every day during mall hours; Special activities offered every Tuesday and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by the Organic Gardener
Cost: Free
Take your little planter to Westfield Old Orchard’s Organic Garden to play and learn at this educational, seasonal activation. Children can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization, who will also offer special activities every Tuesday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 pm. These activities will include crafting seed packets, edible necklaces, and even window greenhouses! Located near Bloomingdale’s and Crate & Barrel, next to the new PlaySpace, this is the perfect educational activity to reward the kids for being on their best behavior after a long day of shopping.

*French Market: May 22nd – September 28th
Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Indulge in your favorite products and shop local at Westfield Old Orchard’s French Market. Located near Sephora, this enticing market offers everything from fresh produce, breads, cheeses, and unique gifts from artisan vendors. In partnership with Benisidoun USA, this Parisian-style street market at Westfield Old Orchard will transport you to an afternoon on the streets of France.

*Monday Night Car Shows: May 26th – September 1st
Every Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; May 26th & Sept. 1st car show are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Returning to Westfield Old Orchard this summer, vehicle enthusiasts can take part in this weekly event that boasts as many as 400 cars on display! Vintage and nostalgic cars from years past will take you on a trip down memory lane in the west parking lot of the shopping center. Monday Night Car Shows, Inc. is a non-for-profit organization comprised of local businessmen and citizens dedicated to the classic car hobby that provides scholarships to deserving individuals looking to pursue a career or further a passion in automotive skills. With hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, and even vintage military vehicles, this is a night for car enthusiasts and novices alike!

*Sip & Shop: June 26th & July 24th
Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; VIP After-Party from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 for general event in advance, $30 day-of; $35 for premium ticket (to VIP party, as well) in advance, $40 day-of.
Take a trip around the world without leaving the North Shore at Westfield Old Orchard’s Sip & Shop event. This chic event highlights trends in food, drink, fashion, and beauty from around the world with an evening of sampling and fun. Revel in exclusive retailer promotions, internationally influenced fashion shows, mini spa treatments, and a taste of light bites and beverages from top liquor, wine, and beer brands. Each event takes place throughout the mall, with a check-in tent located near Macy’s. Each Sip & Shop will offer dynamic musical entertainment in Cube Park – R Gang will perform Mo-town tunes on June 26, while Final Say will serenade shoppers with popular hits on July 24. General event tickets will be sold for $25, while premium tickets will be sold for $35. Premium ticket holders can indulge in an exclusive after party from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. June’s event will take place on the north end of the center, with check-in conveniently located at the valet lounge near California Pizza Kitchen. July’s event will take place on the south end of the center, with check-in located near Michael Kors.

*The North Shore Festival of Art: July 26th & July 27th
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
The North Shore Festival of Art will return to the Westfield Old Orchard this summer for a weekend filled with art, entertainment, and more! Find inspiration in the work of more than 120 juried artists from across the country. The exhibition includes art from a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, photography, wood, and more. The festival will take place in Westfield Old Orchard’s inner mall courts, spanning from Nordstrom to Macy’s and is sure to please crafty creatives and refined artists alike.


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