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Welcome to Downtown Skokie where you will find a diverse, progressive business and residential community that features dozens of dining, entertainment, art and shopping options. With a high-tech professional campus, world-class library, thriving community college, accessible public transportation, spectacular parks, a renowned historic music theatre and comfortable public spaces all within walking

distance, Downtown Skokie is the place to be. Whether you are visiting, living or doing business here, you will soon notice we've got what you need! Please, keep the posts specific to Downtown Skokie, Illinois.

Skokie is home to some incredible performing arts. Now through April 28,  is featuring some attractive offers on shows i...
03/30/2024

Skokie is home to some incredible performing arts. Now through April 28, is featuring some attractive offers on shows in Skokie and throughout the North Shore as part of North Shore Live. Visit https://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com/north_shore_live for a list of participating shows and offers.

Just one of the fantastic women-led businesses in Skokie!
03/29/2024

Just one of the fantastic women-led businesses in Skokie!

Women's History Month Spotlight: Meet Maria & Maddie of and Wants Artisan Bakery. This is more than just a bakery—it is a family-owned passion project that bakes fresh pastries daily in Skokie. They specialize in small-batch baking, using only the finest ingredients to create a delectable selection of croissants, scones, bars, cookies and a delightful assortment of seasonal specials. Maria is the Executive Pastry Chef, and Maddie (Maria's Wife), is the Marketing & Catering Manager. This is truly one of the hardest working families you will ever meet. If you haven’t been to Kneads & Wants you need to get there soon! The magic behind Kneads & Wants' delicious creations extends beyond the kitchen. They are a close-knit family united by a love for baking and serving their community. https://www.kneadsandwantsbakery.com/

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This Women's History Month, don't miss Anatomically Correct Arts' exhibit entitled "My Voice" at Devonshire Cultural Cen...
03/15/2024

This Women's History Month, don't miss Anatomically Correct Arts' exhibit entitled "My Voice" at Devonshire Cultural Center. Featuring art by women and gender non-conforming artists, the exhibit runs through May 19th with a free public reception tomorrow (March 16) from 2-4 p.m.

Explore Downtown Skokie businesses on a BINGO adventure on Leap Day, Thursday, February 29! Enjoy treats and special sho...
02/22/2024

Explore Downtown Skokie businesses on a BINGO adventure on Leap Day, Thursday, February 29! Enjoy treats and special shopping promotions while earning entries for a BINGO prize raffle at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $29. All participants will receive a knit Skokie hat and the first 100 to purchase tickets will take home a stainless steel coffee mug! Purchase tickets here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/villageofskokie/1144625

02/07/2024

Free Skokie Qahwah House coffee?! I’ll be there tomorrow between 8-9 am. Thanks Chicago North Shore

Bordering Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, the North Shore is a great place to visit and live!

An exciting “sign” of things to come!
12/28/2023

An exciting “sign” of things to come!

12/26/2023
12/21/2023

Looking to find the perfect holiday movie to share with your family? Need to put the finishing touches on that craft project? Need a good book to curl up with in front of the fire? The is here to help!

12/20/2023

Whether it is for the holidays or other special event, a custom gift from is a wonderful way to share someone that you are thinking of them.

12/19/2023

Those holiday cards got you wishing you had a great family photo to display? Justina Lee Photography is here to capture those moments before they pass you by.

12/15/2023

Give the gift of time with your family! Purchase tickets for a performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie for a theater or concert experience that will last in their memories long after the season has passed.

12/14/2023

Does your child have too much stuff? Why not give the gift of dance from Kaleidoscope Dance instead? In addition to providing physical activity, learning to dance can enhance your child's emotional and cognitive development while promoting creativity.

12/13/2023

Holidays got you stressed? Plan a girls night out at Blank Mason Candle Bar or gift a custom candle-making experience to a friend or loved one.

12/11/2023

Stop by Soul Good Coffee's pop-up location for a tasty beverage and do some Christmas shopping while you sip! They've got just the thing for your favorite coffee- or tea-lover.

12/10/2023

Looking to add some holiday cheer to your breakfast? Stop by Alexander’s Breakfast & Lunch Skokie and sample their holiday specials.

12/09/2023

Sketchbook Brewing Company has more than beer for the holidays! Stop by to pick up some branded merchandise for your favorite Sketchbook fan or pick up a growler and introduce someone new to their brews!

12/08/2023

After a long day of shopping, who wants to cook? Stop by The Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill and gift YOURSELF a delicious dinner.

12/07/2023

Looking to raise your home holiday celebration up a notch? Consider adding a bottle of Take Flight Spirits small-batch distilled spirits or pre-mixed cocktails to the menu. Not hosting this year? A Take Flight gift certificate is the perfect host/hostess gift.

12/06/2023

Give the gift of tasty treats this holiday with a gift card from Kneads and Wants Artisan Bakery. And, with their holiday special, you can treat yourself as well!

12/05/2023

Who Modern is the perfect place to find a gift for that special someone who delights in the rare and unusual. Take some time to explore the expertly curated decorative objects, furniture, and art from the mid-20th century to today.

12/04/2023

Comic books and graphic novels are a great way to help even the most reluctant reader discover the joys of being a bookworm! Stop by AW YEAH Comics-Skokie and peruse their collection of comics, toys, artwork, and more!

12/03/2023

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and grab lunch at Will's Place Skokie. While you are there, explore their gift baskets!

12/02/2023

Getting ready for guests? Stop by Skokie Paint - Benjamin Moore for help freshening up your home before the holidays!

Spend your dollars locally this holiday season and support the unique Skokie businesses you know and love! All December ...
12/01/2023

Spend your dollars locally this holiday season and support the unique Skokie businesses you know and love! All December long we are going to feature local businesses and share holiday gift ideas as part of our "What A Gift" campaign!

Searching for a special gift? Look no further than the Midwest Clay Guild's Holiday Sale this Saturday and Sunday!
11/30/2023

Searching for a special gift? Look no further than the Midwest Clay Guild's Holiday Sale this Saturday and Sunday!

The Village of Skokie partnered with The Village Makery  to gather a group of local artisans in Downtown Skokie to make ...
11/30/2023

The Village of Skokie partnered with The Village Makery to gather a group of local artisans in Downtown Skokie to make your holiday gift shopping a little easier! This pop-up gift shop runs Thursdays through Sundays until December 23! Stop by to find a one-of-a-kind gift for those one-of-a-kind people!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Titanic: The Exhibition will be coming to Westfield Old Orchard in February 2024!The interactive exhibit...
11/29/2023

JUST ANNOUNCED! Titanic: The Exhibition will be coming to Westfield Old Orchard in February 2024!
The interactive exhibition tells the tale of the famous ship from initial design through its tragic demise. Featuring hundreds of artifacts that survived the sinking of the Titanic and her sister ships, as well as props and costumes from James Cameron's blockbuster film, visitors will be given an individual passenger's story to follow as they explore fully immersive re-creations of the ship's interior.
Tickets start at $29 for adults and go on sale to the public December 6th. Find more information and join the waitlist at https://thetitanicexhibition.com/chicago/

MAKES A GREAT GIFT! Purchase a Skokie 2024 mug at ANYof the participating locations and present it for a FREE brewed cof...
11/27/2023

MAKES A GREAT GIFT! Purchase a Skokie 2024 mug at ANYof the participating locations and present it for a FREE brewed coffee or tea EVERY DAY during the month of January 2024 at Kneads and Wants Artisan Bakery, Will's Place Skokie, Soul Good Coffee, and Qahwah House Skokie.
Mugs are $45 and $10 from the sale of each mug will go to the Skokie Community Foundation.

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Welcome to Downtown Skokie where you will find a diverse, progressive business and residential community that features dozens of dining, entertainment, art and shopping options. With a high-tech professional campus, world-class library, thriving community college, accessible public transportation, spectacular parks, a renowned historic music theatre and comfortable public spaces all within walking distance, Downtown Skokie is the place to be. Whether you are visiting, living or doing business here, you will soon notice we've got what you need! Dues are free. We are supporeted by sponsorships and contributions. Anyone can join. Please, keep the posts specific to Downtown Skokie, Illinois.