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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.

 



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



Coupon 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



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
09/29/16 Bill Engvall at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and one...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/30/16-
10/01/16
Barrymore's Ghost
Three Brother's Theatre
115 N.Genese St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 224-419-4325
Randy Margison plays the ghost of John Barrymore whose legendary life of ac...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/01/16 Ray Bradbury’s Green Town's Walking Tours
Waukegan Park District’s Ray Bradbury Park
41 North Park Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4740
Walk the streets of author Ray Bradbury’s “Green Town” on this guided tour....Read More
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/01/16 Original Scoopers and Sixties Chicks October Hangout at Green Town Tavern
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-244-1001
Join the Original Scoopers and the Sixties Chicks at their next Hangout on ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
10/01/16 Black Violin at the Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass m...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/01/16 Waukegan's Kite Fest 2016
Waukegan Beach
201 E. Sea Horse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.599.2525
Bring the family out for this great free event. Enjoy kite demonstrations, ...Read More
Family
Outdoor
Waukegan
10/07/16 Carlos Menica at Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Known for his brash comedy about politics and race, Carlos Mencia has been ...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/08/16 Here Come the Mummies at the GeneseeTheatre
Gensee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Here Come the Mummies is an eight piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year old Eg...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/09/16 Bill Maher at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Come out for an evening with comedian Bill Maher. known for being the host ...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/13/16 Rick Springfield & Loverboy at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
One night, two bands that defined the 80's. Rick Springfield became a teena...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/14/16 Sgt. Pepper's Presented by Art of Time at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Toronto's Art of Time Ensemble tr...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/15/16 ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Join in the fun with the monthly ArtWauk events and experience the arts rev...Read More
Arts
Dining
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/15/16 October People Something Wicked in Waukegan
Carnagie Library & Various
1 N. Sheridan Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-372-6183
Celebrating the legacy of the native son Ray Bradbury with an exciting even...Read More
Arts
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/15/16 Waukegan's 6th Annual ZombieWauk
Jack Benny Plaza
Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out for the Waukegan's ZombieWauk Metal on the Rocks. Stage, lights, w...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
10/15/16 Full Score Chamber Orchestra Gala 2016
Glen Flora Country Club
2200 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.746.3472
Enjoy the evening with fantastic music from Americana with the Full Score O...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/16/16 Peppa the Pig at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-2366
Based on eOne’s popular Peppa Pig television series, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash...Read More
Family
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/20/16 Vince Gill at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, famous for top-no...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/21/16 Dueling Pianos International at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pian...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/22/16 Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Me...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/27/16 Daniel O'Donnell at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
This event has been canceled....Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/28/16 11th Annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.263.6300
Join us as we celebrate the many ways that different cultures tell stories ...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/17/16-
10/29/16
Bridging Communities: A Visual Perspective
Urban Edge Gallery
220 W. Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-920-4ART
As the central exhibit for ArtWise 2016, “Bridging Communities: A Visual P...Read More
Arts Waukegan
10/07/16-
10/29/16
The Last Man on Earth at the Three Brother's Theatre
Three Brothers Theatre
115 Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 708.548.0283
Based on the 1964 film and 1954 Richard Matheson novel, The Last Man On Ear...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
10/28/16-
10/29/16
Haunted Waukegan
Douglas House
732 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4710
Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past in this guided tou...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Waukegan
10/29/16 Halloweenfest 2016
Bowen Park
1800 N. Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
There is fun for the whole family at this spooktacular event. This festival...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
10/29/16 Survivor, John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls at the Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Go back in time for a night of 80's rock with Survivor, John Waite and A Fl...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/17/16-
11/01/16
Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm and Corn Maze
Kroll's Farm
13236 W. Town Line Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.662.5733
Kroll's offers opportunities for everyone to experience farm life. The farm...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
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
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Ongoing Events
Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
Ongoing Sunday - Magic show 3-4pm FREE admission
The Peoples Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Sunday  Magician magic show 3-4pm. Free admission every Sunday & balloon ...Read More
Family 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 Navy Graduates Eat Free at the Waukegan Yacht Club
Waukegan Yacht Club
199 Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.4188
Come celebrate Navy Graduation at the Yacht Club. Each graduate, accompanie...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 AnimaLand Group Special - Build your own furry friend party ::: Mention this Event!
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Perfect for any occasion and Now Group Pricing! Everyone loves a new furry ...Read More
Family Waukegan
Ongoing Sunday Magic Show
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-336-5700
Enjoy a magician magic show 3-4pm every Sunday with free admission. Balloon...Read More
Family Waukegan
Ongoing Tuesday Night is Bingo Night
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Every Tuesday night is Rocky's Bingo Night with Free admission. Every BINGO...Read More
Family Waukegan
Ongoing Wednesday is Free Family Movie Day
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Come out and enjoy a free movie with popcorn every Wednesday either 1pm or ...Read More
Family Waukegan
Ongoing Wednesday is All You Can Eat Pizza Night
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Every Wednesday from 5pm-9pm enjoy All You Can Eat Pizza for $3.99. Offer a...Read More
Family Waukegan
Ongoing Thursdays $1 Menu at the People's Choice Family Fun Center
The People's Choice Family Fun Center
2415 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5700
Thursdays Dollar Menu includes 19 delicious selections, beer specials, Hers...Read More
Family 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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