Things To Do This Weekend April 28-30, 2023

By: Jeff Randolph 04/26/2023

We close out the month of April with celebrations, festivals, and the promise of warmer temps and greener grass. Enjoy the spring weather or stay indoors to take advantage of a more controlled climate. Let's look at things to do this weekend, April 28-30, 2023.





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Partake in the sipping of craft ales in Historic Downtown Long Grove. A celebration of the planet is happening in Libertyville. Tulips are blooming in Spring Grove. They are keeping everything on track at Lambs Farm. Compete with family and friends at a unique gaming experience in Vernon Hills. Here we look at the top five things to do this weekend, April 28-30, 2023.

1. Long Grove Craft Beer Festival in Historic Downtown Long Grove





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Our hop and barley-loving friends over 21 can indulge and imbibe at the Long Grove Craft Beer Festival. (We're pretty spoiled here, you know.) This sudsy event's ticket includes a commemorative glass and unlimited three-ounce samples. Lake County Libation Trail participants include Liquid Love Brewing of Buffalo Grove, Half Day Brewing Co. of Lincolnshire, Tighthead Brewing Co. of Mundelein, Mickey Finn's Brewery of Libertyville, Phase Three Brewing of Lake Zurich, Ravinia Brewing of Highland Park hometown brewpub Buffalo Creek Brewing and more. The beer-sipping affair also features live tunes from the Bono Bros Band Colin Cimmarusti and more. Food trucks, including Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove, will also be available. Remember to peruse the niche stores of beautiful Historic Downtown Long Grove. For tickets, visit

Saturday, April 29; noon-4 p.m. Tickets: $60. Stempel Municipal Parking Lot near Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove.

2. Earth Day at The Adler Arts Center in Libertyville





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"You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you," said Indian activist Vandana Shiva. In commemoration of Earth Day, the Adler Art Center in Libertyville hosts a free outdoor festival. The Libertyville environment and education party is highlighted by adding art to an upcycled group art project, litter cleanup, historical nuggets of sugar maple trees concerning indigenous people, a drum circle, and so much more. The Adler Center encourages attendees to wear sturdy shoes and dress in their scuzzies as their threads get dirty. To register, visit

Saturday, April 29, 2-4:30 p.m. The Adler Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

3. Tulip Festival at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove





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Venture through fields with over 300,000 bulbs (featuring 30 different species), five acres of land being showered by unbeatable sunshine, a 230,000 tulip block with a central design for your Instagram shots, and a scenic walking trail by the lake. The Spring Grove Farm is also highlighted by delectable fare at food trucks and a wine tasting at their private lakefront location. Take a breather from the bloom session and challenge a friend in a competitive game of human-sized checkers or chess, partake in the Midwest's renowned contest "cornhole," or listen to the tunes played by a live performance. Visitors can invite their canines and receive one free tulip with each ticket purchased for $1 extra. Photographers will be in attendance to snap a memory of your visit! The fest runs through May 20.

Friday-Sunday, April 28-30; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Admissions: $16-$19. Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

4. Model Train Day at Lambs Farm in Libertyville





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"Come on, ride the train; hey, ride it!" These choo choos may be a bit tiny to jump aboard. That noise isn't the approaching Metra; it's the engine from Train Day at Lambs Farm. Youngsters can make their best Casey Jones impression wearing the conductor hat while operating the digital command control system of the model trains. All aboard, as the Valley Model Railroad Club hosts this family-fun, free-admission event at the Libertyville/Green Oaks-area farm. Visit for more information.

Saturday, April 29; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.

5. Whirlyball in Vernon Hills





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Everyone's favorite lacrosse/basketball/bumper car fusion game is the perfect place for summer fun. Bump, collide, and compete against your friends in the unique bumper car sport WhirlyBall. The play place also has a little something for adults in the libation department. Besides delectable eats, WhirlyBall has a vast selection of brews while the youngsters duke it out (or you join in on the fun). You can also have a sci-fi expedition as you and the kids zap either in laser tag.

Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. Multiple price points. WhirlyBall, 285 Center Dr., Vernon Hills.

For a guide to breakfast and brunch options during Lake County Restaurant Week, click here.

To see more things to do this weekend April 28-30, 2023, click here.

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