Presenting: End of Summer Extravaganza!

Handmade Happy Hours is partnering with Evanston Made on October 2 to bring you the biggest end of summer celebration EVER! End of Summer Extravaganza Where: 1800 Maple Ave Parking Garage (Evanston, IL) When: Saturday, October 2 Time: 12 – 5 PM Details! On Saturday, October 2, join us on the 5th floor of the …

A Fundraising Event for Texas

This Friday, February 26, we are turning our bi-weekly Friday Night Market into a Fundraising Event for Texans affected by Winter Storm Uri. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, Winter Storm Uri brought severe winter weather conditions to southern states, like Texas, and caused millions to lose heat, electricity and clean drinking water. Southern states lack …

We’re bAaAaAcK!!!!!

Long time, no see, Chicago!!! 2021-02-05T16:00:00  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntilHHH Returns to Chicago! We are STOKED to bring back our legendary Handmade Happy Hours markets to Chicago, kicking off on Friday, February 5th! We’re chompin’ at the bit to show you what we’ve been working on in quarantine. We’ve worked long & hard on our …

A Note from Handmade Happy Hours

Dear Friends, As we know, times are strange, uncertain, and just plain weird right now. The new “normal” is something we’ve never experienced, and no one has the answers to when this will end. I saw a post on Facebook recently, that I would like to share. WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT… I …

New Makers Added to Virtual Marketplace

Check out the new Makers & Artists added to our Virtual Marketplace! Everyday, we are adding 5 more makers to our Virtual Marketplace. Our Virtual Marketplace is meant to bring you the best Chicago Makers & Artists that are usually showcasing their work at our in-person Handmade Happy Hours monthly markets. Why buy from local, …

Check out our new Virtual Marketplace

Introducing: Handmade Happy Hours Virtual Marketplace While we wait for things to get back to “business-as-usual,” we want to support our makers & artists that you would usually see at our in-person markets by establishing an online Virtual Marketplace. Our artists & makers have had their events canceled for March, April, and beyond. Many, if …

Step off COVID-19!!

Man, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is really screwing with our HHH event schedule! Coronavirus is here, and whether we like it or not, we have to deal with it accordingly. It’s scary, it’s unprecedented, and it’s inducing a lot of anxiety for everyone. It sucks!! Schools, businesses, bars, restaurants, and more are closed all around the city …

A Cannabis-Themed Handmade Market – April 11, 2020

Coming to you on April 11, 2020 – a cannabis-themed handmade market at Emporium Logan Square! More details coming soon! Follow us on Eventbrite to stay up-to-date on our Cannabis-Themed Market https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-cannabis-themed-handmade-market-tickets-92412707897 Now accepting vendors! Vendors required to have handmade cannabis-related items for sale. This includes: paper goods, jewelry, pipes, trays, apparel, decor, candles, stash …

First Day of Spring Fest – March 20, 2020

Time to celebrate the FIRST DAY OF SPRING in Chicago!!! 2020-03-20T17:00:00  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntilFirst Day of Spring Fest Celebrate the First Day of Spring with Handmade Happy Hours & The Twisted Hippo on Friday, March 20, 2020! As Chicagoans, we need any reason we can find to celebrate the end of the cold, dark …

A Galentine’s Day Bazaar – February 13

We’re back for our first pop-up of the year at a brand new location – The Twisted Hippo! Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday coined by Leslie Knope of Parks & Rec, is a day to celebrate female friendship, “Ladies Celebrating Ladies,” as Leslie would say. It’s a day to commemorate our best friends, our confidants, …