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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
08/26/16-
08/28/16
Lake Michigan In-Water Sailboat Show
Larsen Marine
625 E. Seahorse Dr
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.336.5456
For another consecutive year, Larsen Marine hosts Lake Michigan’s only excl...Read More
Boating / Fishing
Outdoor
Shopping
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
09/02/16-
09/05/16
Kelly Miller Circus in Waukegan
Belvidere Discount Mall
2107 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 580.326.9229
The Kelly Miller Circus has gathered a galaxy of stars from many nations, a...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Waukegan
09/10/16 Northern Illinois Airshow - Wings Over Waukegan
Waukegan Regional Airport
2882 W Plane Rest Drive
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.244.0055
The Northern Illinois Airshow at Waukegan National Airport is scheduled as ...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
09/10/16 2016 Oakwood Cemetary Walk
Lilac Cottage in Bowen Park
1911 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
The Oakwood Cemetery Walk is an annual living history event that showcases ...Read More
Festival / Fair
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/06/16-
09/12/16
Shirl's Drive-In Cruise Night
Shirl's Drive-In
2132 N. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-623-8484
Come out and enjoy Monday night Cruise Nights at Shirl's. Bring a car or ju...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Outdoor
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
09/15/16 The Little River Band at the Genesee
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
The Little River Band is stronger than ever with a rock/country crossover s...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/16/16 George Thorogood & The Destroyers at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
The most 'bad to the bone' performance in rock George Thorogood & the Destr...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/17/16 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
09/17/16 George Bridges 5K Run & Day of Play
The Field House Sports & Fitness Center
800 Baldwin Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847-782-3621
Register online now for this 5k run. Medals will be awarded in multiple cat...Read More
Festival / Fair
Outdoor
Running
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
09/18/16 Waukegan Fiestas Patrias
Downtown Waukegan
Corner of Water St. & Sheridan Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.263.8100
The"Fiestas Patrias" is an annual parade and outdoor event held in beautifu...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/22/16 Alice Cooper at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was des...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/23/16 Josh Turner at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of countr...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
09/02/16-
09/24/16
Butterflies are Free at the Three Brother's Theatre
Three Brothers Theatre
115 Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 708.548.0283
Blind since birth, Don Baker has had the honor of being the hero of his mot...Read More
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

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 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
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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