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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



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



Econo Lodge Waukegan
If you're looking for a clean, quiet room with a friendly and helpful staff, Econo Lodge is the place to stay. With the newly-remodelled rooms full of...Read More



Fieldhouse at Hinkston Park
The fieldhouse offers a gymnasium, 6 hardwood basketball/volleyball courts, 40,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted space that can accommodate gymnastics, jud...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



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Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
12/09/16 Margaret Cho at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one t...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/09/16-
12/10/16
Dancenter North's The Magic of the Nutcracker
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
The Magic of the Nutcracker is the largest and most lavish version of the h...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/10/16 Waukegan's Christmas With the Clauses
Jane Addams Center at Bowen Park
95 Jack Benny Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Families will meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and an Elf. Enjoy making a Christmas ...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
12/15/16 Kenny G at The Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/16/16 Sounds of the Season Band Concert
Waukegan High School Brett Theatre
2325 Brookside Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-688-2961 ext. 9
Bring the family out and enjoy the "Sounds of the Season Concert" featuring...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Waukegan
12/16/16 The Wizards of Winter at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Starting out as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute to raise money for a loc...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/02/16-
12/17/16
Santa vs. Krampus at the Three Brother's Theatre
Three Brother's Theatre
115 Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 224.419.4325
It’s only days before Christmas, but the children of the Jones family have ...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/17/16 ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.599.2500
Join us for another monthly ArtWauk event and experience the arts revolutio...Read More
Arts
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/17/16 Messiah and Carol Sing-Along
First United Methodist Church
128 N. Martin Luther King Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4740
Bring the family out for an evening of holiday music. The annual Messiah f...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Waukegan
12/17/16 Christmas With the King Starring Brandon Bennett at Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Back by popular demand, the electrifying Brandon Bennett (star of Chicago’s...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
11/25/16-
12/24/16
Kroll's Farm's Christmas Trees
Kroll's Farm
13236 W. Town Line Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-662-5733
Kroll's Farm will have fresh cut Christmas trees for sale. We also will ca...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Shopping
Waukegan
12/28/16 Plain White T's at Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
The Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/29/16 Morris Day at the Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Longtime Prince collaborator and full-time smooth Morris Day is one of the ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
07/18/16-
12/30/16
Wet v. Dry Prohibition in Waukegan Exhibit
Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park
1917 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.1859
This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/01/17 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Waukegan
Waukegan Municipal Beach
201 Sea Horse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Tis the season for freezin'! Join the Waukegan Park District and the City o...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Waukegan

Ongoing Events
Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
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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