Things To Do This Weekend July 22-24, 2022

By: Nick Borowitz 07/21/2022

Delicious food, adventure and classic theatre are at the forefront of things to do this weekend July 22-24.

Visit Lake County is ready to "Let The Ride Take You!" Discover unique experiences along the four main routes that make travel possible here in Lake County.

You can win one of two prizes: four tickets to Six Flags Great America or an overnight stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Illinois.


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The Chicago Bears are ready to practice for the season. VLC is also running a ticket giveaway as training camp is sold out. Find out how you can get tickets to their Lake Forest facility to watch from the sidelines.

Take an adventure back in time at Volo Museum's Jurassic Gardens. They have animatronic dinosaurs and a fossil pit where kids can dig up unique "artifacts" and "fossils."

Ravinia Festival has concerts almost every day. Click here to see the lineup.

1. Alpine Fest at Lake Zurich Lions Club


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Delectable food, carnival rides, jamming music and pride in the community are on display at Lion’s Club Alpine Fest in Lake Zurich. The three-day celebration is highlighted by carnival rides, a beer garden, live entertainment, food for purchase, family-friendly activities, the Fire Fighters Water Fight and more. The festival has been a mainstay in the community since it began in 1942. Alpine Fest raises funds for various charitable causes. Live music fills the air from the minute the gates open till the last tune is played.  Thirty local acts grace the stage, like Keene, The Petries, Acme, Tom Cahill, Vladi May, Roger Lutz and more. In deference to the tragic Highland Park Fourth of July occurrence, Alpine Fest canceled its Sunday parade. Visit for more information.

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24; Fri.: 6-11 p.m., Sat.: 1-11 p.m., Sun.: 1-7 p.m. Free admission. Food, activities and merchandise will cost extra. Lake Zurich Lions Club, 81 E. Main St., Lake Zurich.

2. "Winnie-the-Pooh" at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve


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Wander the Hundred Acre Wood through a melodious presentation of English author A. A. Milne’s “Winnie-the-Pooh.” The Citadel Theatre production stages five showings at the Melody Farm Nature Preserve inside the Lake Forest Open Lands. This children’s musical score is composed by local musician Mark Adamczyk. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, fold up a blanket, pack a picnic basket and find a spot on the lawn as the presentation is outdoors. Winnie the Pooh was initially introduced in Milne’s children’s verse book “When We Were Very Young” in 1924 with illustrator E.H. Shepherd. Throughout the years, numerous books, shows and movie adaptions were created showcasing the stuffed teddy bear and his honey-gathering escapades with his friends. For more information about tickets, visit

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24; Fri.: 6-7 p.m., Sat.: 3:30-4:30 and 6-7 p.m., Sun.: 3:30-4:30 and 6-7 p.m. Tickets: $15 per person. Mellody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.

3. Fox Lake Summer Art Series Friday Night Concerts


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Get the family together and load up the car with snacks, lawn chairs and blankets for a free concert in the Community Garden Green in the Village of Fox Lake. This Friday’s show features the musical stylings of the Libertyville House Band, a youth group from the School of Rock that plays various cover songs. The Summer Art Series is a free concert series held every Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. through September 20. For the full performance schedule, go to

Friday, July 22; 6:30-8 p.m. Free admission. Fox Lake Community Garden Green, 17 E. School Ct., Fox Lake.

4. Lunch in the Park in Libertyville


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When the midday meal calls your name this Friday, do Lunch in the Park at downtown Libertyville’s Cook Park. The event has something that appeals to everyone, like Mexican fare, barbecue, pizza, ice cream, wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers and brats. Delectable seafood options are provided by Visit Lake County Partner Harbor Kitchen + Tap. A youth cover group performs live music from the School of Rock Libertyville. Bring the family for a snack, get a wrap with a coworker or grab a spot of shady grass and take in the sights while you eat lunch. Lunch in the Park celebrates its 30th anniversary and runs Fridays through August 19. Visit for a full list of vendors and future musical acts.

Friday, July 22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Food and beverages purchased separately. Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

5. Boundless Adventures in Bristol, WI.


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Boundless Adventures is an outdoor experience for trekkers of all ages featuring ziplines, tree climbing, rope swinging, axe throwing, obstacle courses and wide-open spaces. Visitors of this facility just north of the Lake County border can choose from nine courses with varying degrees of difficulty. There are four different course types: exploration, motivation, strength and conqueror skill levels. Their various obstacle courses make the alfresco facility an adventurous destination for scout groups, birthday parties, corporate team building, birthdays and youth camps. This year, Boundless Adventures unveiled axe-throwing lanes allowing people ages 13 and older to partake in the latest trending social activity. They host summer camps and neon glow nights on select dates through the fall. Kids ages six and under are not allowed to participate.  Visit for the full list of the courses and its corresponding difficulty levels, information about axe-throwing and tickets.

Friday-Sunday; July 22-24; Fri.-Sat.: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission: $45-$63. Boundless Adventures, 9800 County Highway M B, Bristol, WI.

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