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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



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



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Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
01/20/17 The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents Cinderella
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
The State Ballet Theater of Russia, from the city of Voronezh, brings the w...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/21/17 ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out and enjoy a great evening of art, live entertainment and good time...Read More
Arts
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/21/17 Air Supply With Special Guest The Romantics at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Air Supply’s single Lost in Love became the fastest selling single in the w...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/27/17 Postmodern Jukebox at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Created by Scott Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/28/17 Dandelion Gallery Chili Cook-off & Kitchen Decor Shop
Dandelion Art Gallery
109 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 224.627.6039
The Shop @ DG is cooking up all kinds of wonderful handmade items made by D...Read More
Dining
Shopping
Waukegan
01/28/17 EagleMania at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
EagleMania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, G...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
01/29/17 Last Sunday of the Month Brunch at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Club House
2800 N. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4732
On the last Sunday of each month, come to Bonnie Brook and enjoy a brunch o...Read More
Dining
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
01/29/17 Hoot and Howl Hike
Lyons Woods
10200 West Blanchard Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-367-6640
Winter is a great time to listen for coyotes and owls, who are active year-...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Waukegan
02/04/17 Billy Gardell at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Billy Gardell is known as Officer Mike Biggs on the CBS hit show Mike & Mol...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/11/17 CLC's 33rd Annual Salute to Gospel
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Enjoy an exciting evening of gospel music at the College of Lake County’s 3...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/17/17 Waukegan Park District's Mother & Son Sweetheart Dance
Belvidere Recreation Center
412 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Mothers and Sons (ages 4-13) will enjoy a wonderful evening of dancing and ...Read More
Family Waukegan
02/18/17 Waukegan's Father and Daughter Date Night
Belvidere Recreation Center
412 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4700
Dads bring out the special little girl for a night of dancing. Dance the ni...Read More
Family Waukegan
02/18/17 ArtWauk
Waukegan Main Street
118 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out and enjoy a great evening of art, live entertainment and good time...Read More
Arts
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/18/17 Broadway’s Next H!T Musical at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
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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