ABOUT SKOKIE'S BACKLOT BASH

Bingo Bash!

Friday, 6-10 p.m. / Saturday, 2-10 p.m. / Sunday 2-6 p.m.
Find the Bingo Bash Tent, win enough money to pay your bills, and have fun while you are at it!

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!

Sponsor & Community Resource Fair

Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Visit the largest sponsor fair in Bash history! Check out each sponsor tent and get your hands on their new and exciting products. Please support our sponsors, as there would be no Backlot Bash without them. Also check out the companion Community Resource Fair!

Classic Auto Show

Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Bank of America Parking Lot
Check out some of the coolest and oldest vintage cars on the north shore!

Museum & Log Cabin

Skokie Heritage Museum
(Saturday & Sunday, 12-6 p.m.)
Step back in time and see how Skokie looked 130 years ago.

Crafts at the Museum
3-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

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

 

Family Stage at the Library

Visit the Skokie Public Library Auditorium for Classic Movies and exciting family-friendly acts.

Saturday, August 25
2:30P – Stunt Comedy with Bobby Hunt
2:45P – Conscious Circus, Strolling the Backlot Bash site  
3:30P – Conscious Circus, Stage Show
4:30P – Princesses & Heroes with Costumed Characters

Sunday, August 26
3P – Devonshire Dance Ensemble & Competition Team
3:45P – Carol Weston’s Childrens Musical Show
4:45P – Magic with Gary Kantor

Teen & Family Fun

Saturday & Sunday
12-6 p.m. –– Free Inflatable Bounce Houses 
sponsored by Kiwanis and Skokie Park District
12-3 p.m. –– Crafts for Kids, Skokie Public Library

Lincoln Ave. Sidewalk Sale

Shop local on Saturday, August 25 from 12-5 p.m., as more than 30 participating merchants, artists and crafters line Lincoln Avenue. Organized by the Downtown Skokie Alliance you can expect a curated assortment of merchandise from candy and comic books to clothing. Shop local for pottery, flowers, jewelry, gift items and more. Featuring a Skokie Theatre Rummage sale!

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.  Fee: $6
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.