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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



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. Each of the suites have a full kitchen complete with microwave ...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
This newly renovated, hotel located in the Fountain Square Plaza, is near Great Lakes Naval Trainin...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 new hotel with two bedroom suites, executive suites and Jacuzzi featured rooms. Guests will enjoy the large heated indoor pool, 24-hour ...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



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 opened! Among hotels in the Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee area, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a breath of fresh air. As the first SpringHill S...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
05/29/17 Waukegan's Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Waukegan & Veterans Memorial Plaza
Genesee St. and Grand Ave. & 15 S. Park Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.309.6406
Come out and enjoy the annual Memorial Day Parade in Waukegan. Kick Off wil...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal Waukegan
03/18/17-
06/01/17
Human Condition Featuring Richard Harris' Art Collection
Urban Edge
228 W. Clayton St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.902.6662
Join us for the Grand Re-Opening of Urban Edge during the March ArtWauk in ...Read More
Arts
Nightlife
Waukegan
06/01/17 A Night of Symphonic Rock at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
A Night of Symphonic Rock features Mickey Thomas of Starship, Lou Gramm for...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/02/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring The Sipos and Young Band
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
06/03/17 18th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
Bowen Park Waukegan
39 Jack Benny
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4740
This is Waukegan's 18th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Fest...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/03/17 Annual Fishing Derby
Bevier Park
2255 Yorkhouse Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Win fantastic prizes for the largest fish caught (by age categories) on Sat...Read More
Boating / Fishing
Family
Outdoor
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
06/08/17 Genesee Film Series Featuring Breakfast at Tiffany's
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn, this 1961 romantic c...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/09/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Ivy Ford
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
06/09/17 Music at Washington Park Featuring Almost Joe
Washington Park
15 South Park Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4726
Come out to Washington Park on Friday evenings through June and enjoy some ...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/13/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion - Waukegan Beach
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Come out for a night of music performed by the Waukegan Band. With the beau...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/14/17 Bowen Blues
Bowen Park - Morrison Shelter
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
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/15/17 Genesee Film Series Featuring Dazed and Confused
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
A coming-of-age classic set in 1976 follows a group of rowdy teenagers as t...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/16/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Lady T
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
06/16/17 Music at Washington Park Featuring Miles Over Mountains
Washington Park
15 South Park Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4726
Come out to Washington Park on Friday evenings through June and enjoy some ...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/17/17 ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out for a night of strolling down Genesee Street in downtown Waukegan ...Read More
Arts
Dining
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/20/17 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 of the Waukegan Band. With the beautiful beac...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/20/17 Waukegan's Summer Solstice Celebration
Waukegan Municipal Beach
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-599-2500
Join the Waukegan Park District and City of Waukegan in welcoming summer af...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/22/17 Genesee Film Series Featuring Singin' in the Rain
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Celebrating its 65th anniversary, this musical treasure stars legendary act...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/23/17 Tim Allen at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Tim Allen won 8 straight People's Choice awards and a Golden Globe as the h...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/23/17 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Kaleidoscope Eyes
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
06/23/17 Music at Washington Park Featuring the Waukegan Band
Washington Park
15 South Park Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4726
Come out to Washington Park on Friday evenings through June and enjoy some ...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/24/17 Lake County Dance Showcase
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.920.4278
The Waukegan Arts Council presents the "Lake County Dance Showcase" on June...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/24/17 Motown on the Lake
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-599-2500
Enjoy the magic of Motown starring Gregg Austin & Second Wind with special ...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/23/17-
06/25/17
Harbor Fest - Pass the Passion
The Harbor's Edge
175 N. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-996-0115
Bring the friends out for a great weekend at Harbor Fest. There will be a O...Read More
Boating / Fishing
Dining
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
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

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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