Leave your money, cell phone and cares at home for the lakefront pleasures of Dawes Park. Relax under a shady tree, ride along the bike path or gather a group for a picnic. Easy access to the beach and the annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, a collection of the works of 125 artists, as well as the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, make it an ideal summer hangout. Come winter, relive childhood by ice skating on the park's lagoon. Admission to the beach is by season token, or patrons can pay a daily fee.