Backlot Bash Attractions

Beer Tent & Food

The Bash beer tent is a place to get out of the sun and drink reasonably-priced beer, as well as get a view of all of the weekend's music! Stop next door at one of the many Bash food vendors and pair that beer with a delicious meal, snack or dessert!

Museum & Log Cabin

Skokie Heritage Museum Saturday & Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Step back in time and see how Skokie looked 130 years ago.

Classic Car Show

See some of the hottest classic cars on the North Shore! Check out the bank parking lot just east of the Village Hall to get in on the fun. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. To enter contact Caryn Watson at

Family Fun at the Library

Saturday, August 27

11 a.m.–2 p.m.– Drop in Arts & Crafts
2:30–3 p.m. – Incite Dance Center
2:45–3:30 p.m. –– Learn Magic with Gary Kantor

Sunday, August 28

3-4 p.m. –– Show starring the Snow Queen (Elsa) and the Island Princess (Moana) and then a photo op.
4:30–5:30 p.m. –– Learn Magic with Gary Kantor

Also check out live music, the carnival,   Backlot Dash 5K and SuperFan VIP privileges!


Farmer's Market

Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-noon
This weekend in the west parking lot of the Skokie Public Library. Skokie's famous, fabulous, fantastic Farmers' Market, celebrating more than a quarter century of operation, presents farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Skokie is proud of this community event and its fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses and flowers, often picked just hours before being made available to customers.

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, 8-11 a.m.
Does anything sound better on Sunday morning than sausage and thick, delicious pancakes, drowned in hot syrup and butter -- with orange juice and coffee? Also for sale this year: Bloody Marys & Mimosas! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley.