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City of Waukegan

847-599-2500
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Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. Stroll through downtown Waukegan featuring numerous art galleries, colorful murals and unique restaurants. Enjoy the monthly ArtWauk events showcasing downtown galleries. The historic Genesee Theatre, restored to its original splendor, hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical acts. Waukegan also features award-winning golf courses, parks and recreation including a public beach on Lake Michigan as well as an active charter fishing fleet sailing out of Waukegan Harbor.

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17 North Bar and Grill
Sports bar, bar and grill and wine bar. Upstairs private dining area for parties and special events. ...Read More



Anastasia's Restaurant and Sports Lounge
Established in 1992. Family owned & operated proudly serving Lake County families breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Anastasia's menu includes pizz...Read More



Base 42 Grill
Located in the Ramada Inn, this newly renovated restaurant a fresh contemporary design, showcases American cuisine and local Midwest flavors. Open dai...Read More



Belvidere Park Ice Rink
The Belvidere Park Outdoor Ice Rink offers programs for all ages during the months of January and February, weather permitting and ice rink condition...Read More



Bertrand Bowling Lanes
40 Bowling Lanes! 7 Pool Tables! (plus one in the bar), full bar, snack shop, ProShop, friendly employees, video gaming and great management! Ask abou...Read More



Coupon Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Bonnie Brook is one of the most popular public courses in Lake County, boasting a meticulously manicured 18-hole course with rolling, wooded terrain. ...Read More



Bonnie Brook Golf Course Banquet Facility
Enjoy a picturesque view from the banquet facilities that overlook the beautiful 18-hole golf course. Exquisite cuisine will be prepared to perfection...Read More



Bowen Park
Bowen Park has been transformed into a public park with the widest possible range of recreation facilities. The park houses the Waukegan History Museu...Read More



Brunswick Zone - Waukegan
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More



Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings is more than just a NY-style wing joint. With 14 signature sauces, this sports bar offers a full Read More



Coupon Candlewood Suites Waukegan
A 4-time Quality Excellence Award Winner this hotel is spacious and built for comfort. For your stays with us, we offer a 24 hour laundry facility and...Read More



City of Waukegan
Downtown Waukegan's historic Genesee Theatre recently underwent a $23-million renovation that has restored the building to its original splendor. Per...Read More



City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber provides leadership and services for its member companies. Through the collective efforts of volunteers, the Chamber fosters a competitive...Read More



Coupon Courtyard By Marriott - Waukegan/Gurnee
The Courtyard by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee located in the Fountain Square Plaza, is near Great Lakes...Read More



Dandelion Art Gallery
Dandelion Gallery is an artist run gallery committed to promoting art, artists, and art education in the community. Collective art updated monthly by ...Read More



Genesee Theatre
Experience the grandeur of world class artists and Broadway theatricals in the beautifully restored Genesee Theatre. After undergoing a $23 million re...Read More



Glen Flora Country Club
Glen Flora Country Club is a private country club offering memberships, but is also open to the public for banquets, weddings, meetings, and other spe...Read More



Green Town Tavern
Green Town Tavern is that special place where all the locals hang out, but newcomers will always feel at home. With a friendly staff and a menu full ...Read More



Coupon Holiday Inn Express and Suites Waukegan
Elegant brand with two bedroom suites, executive suites and Jacuzzi featured rooms. Guests will enjoy the large heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness ce...Read More



Jack Benny Center for the Arts
The Jack Benny Center for the Arts provides year round classes in art, music, dance and theatre for youth and adults. Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and...Read More



Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Open September through October for entertainment and education The farm offers a corn maze, farm tour hay rides, petting zoo, picnic area, gift shop a...Read More



Lake County Government
Visit the website for a primary tool for connecting you with county government services and other programs. ...Read More



Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - Waukegan Harbor
Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers the finest in boating with 1,000-slip marina. A wide range of amenities and activities make the harbor more than ju...Read More



Papa Marcos Falafel and Pita
Middle Eastern Cuisine - dine in, carry out, catering and call in. ...Read More



Picasso's Cantina
At Picasso's, you'll taste authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with attention to details and served with South of the Border flair. We offer a wide var...Read More



Popeye Fishing Charters
Whether an experienced fisherman or never held a fishing rod, Popeye Fishing Charters will ensure an enjoyable fishing trip. Captain Bill and his crew...Read More



Coupon Ramada Inn Waukegan - Gurnee
Full service hotel with banquet facilities, meeting rooms, and Base 42 Sports Bar & Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hotel is located ...Read More



Coupon Residence Inn by Marriott - Chicago-Waukegan
This home away from home offers suites with 50% more space than ordinary hotel rooms. These versatile suites offer separate living, dining and sleepin...Read More



Coupon SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
Newly Renovated! Among hotels in the Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee area, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a breath of fresh air. As the first SpringHil...Read More



The Harbor's Edge
The Harbor's Edge is the city's first outdoor live music bar located at the Harbor in Waukegan. Our mission is to serve delicious, affordable food and...Read More



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Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
06/29/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Airplane
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
Airplane!" is an over-the-top comedy that spoofs the classic disaster movie...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/30/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Patchouli
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Come out on Fridays through August 26 to hear musicians perform a wide rang...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/02/17 American Independence Parade & Festival
Bowen Park
Sheridan Road to Bowen Park
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
The step-off for the American Independence Parade is at 1:00 pm from Frankl...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
07/04/17 Waukegan's July 4th Fireworks Show
Downtown Waukegan
Waukegan Lakefront
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.599.2525
Bring the family to the Lakefront in Waukegan after the sun goes down for t...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/06/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Jailhouse Rock
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
This classic '50s movie-musical showcases the sensual, "dangerous" side of ...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/07/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Ian Gould
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Come out on Fridays through August 26 to hear musicians perform a wide rang...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/07/17 Waukegan's Annual Tanabata Festival
Lilac Cottage - Bowen Park
1911 N. Sheridan Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4740
Join the Waukegan Park District as it celebrates the Japanese Star Festival...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/07/17-
07/08/17
Waukegan Scoop 2017
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee St. & Water St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.599.2500
The festival being held on Friday and Saturday will include the Scooping do...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Nightlife
Outdoor
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
07/11/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion - Waukegan Beach
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.244.2087
Come out for a night of music performed by the Waukegan Band. With the beau...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/12/17 Bowen Blues
Bowen Park
1800 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Hosted by the Waukegan Park District's Cultural Arts Division and local blu...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/14/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Jim Green
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Come out on Fridays through August 26 to hear musicians perform a wide rang...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/14/17 The Blues Brothers & The Blooze Brothers at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Summer Film Series features The Blues Brothers on the big screen. This musi...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/15/17 ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.775.0088
Join us for another of our monthly ArtWauk events and experience the arts r...Read More
Arts
Dining
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/15/17 Community Yard Sale
Belvidere Park
412 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
This fun event will help families clean out closets, toy rooms, and give ot...Read More
Family
Outdoor
Shopping
Waukegan
07/15/17-
07/16/17
Harbor-Q Smoke on the Water
The Harbor's Edge
175 N. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-996-0115
Grab the friends and family and come out to the Harbor-Q. The Harbor's Edge...Read More
Boating / Fishing
Dining
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/16/17 Mayor's Cup Men's Soccer Tournament
Waukegan Sports Park
3391 W. Beach Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of soccer, fun, and sun! Refreshment...Read More
Family
Outdoor
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
07/18/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 47.244.2087
Come out for a night of music performed by the Waukegan Band. The theme for...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/20/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring The Music Man
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
After nearly 900 performances on stage, the hit Broadway musical hit the bi...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/21/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring The Dixieland Jazz Cats
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Come out today for the last concert of the season in front of the library o...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/25/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion - Waukegan Beach
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.244.2087
Come out for a night of music performed by the Waukegan Band. With the beau...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/27/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
The second of the Indiana Jones epics, this action-packed adventure is the ...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/28/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring The Hollands
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Come out on Fridays through August 26 to hear musicians perform a wide rang...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/28/17 National Night Out & Touch A Truck
Municipal Beach
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-360-4700
Join the Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Park District for National...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/28/17 Movie in the Park Featuring Moana
Waukegan Lakefront
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-360-4740
Bring the family, lawn chairs and snacks, and enjoy a movie outside in the ...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/05/17-
08/11/17
Arts Park
Various Parks
Waukegan parks
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
In celebration of the Waukegan Park District’s 100th Anniversary, there wil...Read More
Arts
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/02/17-
10/15/17
Pieces of the Past
Waukegan Park District
2000 Belvidere Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
In celebrating 100 years of the Waukegan Park District, there will be 50 pu...Read More
Family
Outdoor
Waukegan
04/29/17-
11/11/17
Sweetheart Mine: World War I Love Letters Exhibit
Waukegan History Museum
1917 N. Sheridan Road in Bowen Park
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.1859
The exhibit tells the story of two couples before, during, and after World ...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
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Ongoing Events
Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
Ongoing Pints and Purls at the Greentown Tavern
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.244.1001
Sponsored by the Stitching Bevy, Pints & Purls is a monthly knitting circle...Read More
Festival / Fair Waukegan
Ongoing Open Mic Thursdays
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. is Open Mic Night at Green Town Tavern. Acoust...Read More
Dining Waukegan
Ongoing Trivia Time?
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Come out to The Green Town Tavern each Wednesday for two hours of 'Trivia T...Read More
Dining Waukegan
Ongoing Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
17 North Bar & Grill
17 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.9463
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports ba...Read More
Nightlife Waukegan
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Banquet and Dining
2800 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-360-4730
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Night Di...Read More
Family Waukegan




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