Spectacular July on Water Street

The weather is perfect for lazy lounging outside on all our patio and sidewalk perches.  Grab a Sparrow coffee, some  Quiubo tacos, Blue Sushi Sake Gill sushi, extraordinary fire-grilled Greek specialties at Vasilis Mediterranean or your choice of 64 wines by the glass at SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen.  Indulge in some cool wine bar vibes with live music on Wednesdays from 6-9 pm, or step it up with hot DJ spins and dazzling cocktails with a view at Santo Cielo.

Speaking of wine, expand your palate with Tasting Thursdays at Sixtyfour. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting featuring 5 different wines, guided by local wine connoisseurs from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM or really dig in at the Raymond Wine Dinner on July 18th in SixtyFour – Reserve Room. Five courses paired with 5 wines. Reservations are a must! For details visit https://sixtyfourwinebar.com/events.

Planning to barbecue on July 4?  Let Quiubo do the prep with Grill at Home packages including Nachos and Burgers or Puerco Adobado or Skirt Steak Arranchera.  You get all the sauces, spices, marinaded meat, guac, tortillas and fixings.  Feel free to add esquites, frijoles or a bottle or two of the house-made Margarita mix complete with instructions for the perfect libation.  Must order pick up on July 3 https://www.quiubomx.com/catering/

Join us for the Water Street Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair on Sunday, July 14th from 10 am-5 pm

Featuring ceramics, jewelry, painting, woodwork, glass work and more along with a Young Art Maker experience by the DuPage Children’s Museum and classical and jazz music by Pete Ellman ensembles. Enjoy coffee, snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner or beverages at  any of our award-winning restaurants and top it off with your favorite cone, cup, sundae or

 smoothie from Ben & Jerry’s!


If you are inspired by all that local creativity, pop in to Sea Love Candle Bar & Boutique and craft your own custom candle scent in a bright summer vessel. Bring along your besties, bridesmaids, fiancé or family to create a truly memorable experience.

Celebrate the end of the hockey season with collector cards of young guns like Stroud and Bedard, don an All-Star cap in time for the break, and  salute your grad or newly minted college freshmen with cups, cozies and more from all the most popular colleges and universities at Pro Image Sports. Can the buzz about football collector cards with bonus autographs be far behind?

What to wear for all this frivolity? Trails & Tides has new  cool and comfy summer collections for guys and gals as well as Bogg bags in a variety of sizes and Sand Cloud towels, Yeti and everything for enjoying the out-of-doors! And when you’re ready for a recharge, Solaia Luxury Salon and Spa has a variety of Summer Packages to refresh you from head to toe.  They even include spa snacks, cocktails and refreshments.  Aaaah!