Things To Do This Weekend June 10-12, 2022

By: Nick Borowitz 06/09/2022

Beer festivals, farmers markets, comedy and a taste of history are the things to do this weekend, June 10-12.

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1. Mundelein Craft Beer Festival


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Mundelein is hosting myriad parties around town as summer quickly approaches. Lake County loves craft beer festivals and this gathering is no different. On Saturday, the village’s ninth annual Craft Beer Festival will be held on the lawn of Mundelein Village Hall, while youngsters make a splash at the town’s park district event, the Beach Bash at Diamond Lake Beach. Tickets for brew aficionados ages 21 and older include unlimited samples from over 40 participating breweries, a souvenir beer glass, live music by Ben Mulwana Band and Uncle Pigeon and local eats provided by Bill’s Pizza & Pub, Smokin’ BBQ on 45, El Barrio Restaurant and My Funnel Truck. Visit the booths of different Lake County Libation Trail partners that include Black Lung Brewing Co. of Round Lake Beach, Bosacki’s Brewery and fest co-host Tighthead Brewing Co. of Mundelein, Buffalo Creek Brewing of Long Grove, Half Day Brewing Co. of Lincolnshire, Harbor Brewing Co. with locations in from Winthrop Harbor and Lake Villa, Light the Lamp Brewing of Grayslake, Liquid Love Brewing Co. of Buffalo Grove, Mickey Finn’s Brewery of Libertyville, 9th Hour Brewing Co. of Lake Villa, Phase Three Brewing Co. and Roaring Table Brewery in Lake Zurich, Ravinia Brewing Co. of Highland Park, Roaring Table Brewing Co. in Lake Zurich and ZümBier in Waukegan. Visitors of all ages can take a dip in the drink in scenic Diamond Lake Beach, too. The Mundelein Park District party on the shores is highlighted by swimming, free boat rentals, food trucks, park play, a hula dancers interactive show, beach games, a watermelon eating contest, a popsicle and paint activity and beach Zumba. Tickets for the beer festival can be purchased at, while registration for certain beach bash events is found at

Craft beer fest: Saturday, June 11; 1-5p.m. Admission: $15-$55. Food, snacks and other souvenirs available for purchase. Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein. Beach Bash: Saturday, June 11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

2. Lake Zurich Farmers Market


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Farm fresh ingredients are in abundance as the Lake Zurich Farmers Market opens for the season tonight. The Paulus Park market features fresh selections of produce, bakery items, sauces and marinades, cheese and dairy items, fresh meat, seafood, honey, herbs and seasonings. There is a designated area for dining, adult beverages, hot food sales and sampling on the western side of the market. Classic rock duet cover band Blue Eyed Leo perform live as well as comedic, not-so-useful life guidance from the Old Coots Giving Advice. Paulus Park parking lot is free for the market with overflow at the shopping center across the street.

Friday, June 10; 3-7p.m. Free admission. Food, craft goods and groceries available for purchase. Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.

3. Paula Poundstone at Genesee Theatre


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Get your ab muscles ready for a night of laughter with comedian Paula Poundstone and her razor-sharp wit. The award-winning actor, comedian, producer and all-around showbiz whiz performs her signature style of stand-up at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan this Saturday. Her comedy history began in the mid-1980s with multiple one-hour specials on HBO. She has won numerous accolades, been named as a 100-greatest standup comedian by Comedy Central and has co-hosted with legendary, late-night talk show host Jay Leno. Time magazine called two of her HBO specials among the top five funniest stand-up specials ever in their March 2020 “Best of” article.

Saturday, June 11; 7:30 p.m. Admission: $35 - $58. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

4. Remembering 10 Grayslake Stories at The Heritage Center and Museum


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Learn about 10 different historical facts of Grayslake that are unrelated but have come to define the village’s past. The Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum showcase popular snippets that residents may already know, such as the history of the village’s family outdoor theater and Pat’s Pizza. Other lesser-known snippets such as William M. Gray, who is the namesake of Grayslake, the first carnival in the village, a population boom, the milk strike, Grayslake Firemen’s Dance and Tastee-Freez are revealed. The interactive exhibit is setup in a scrapbook-style showing which also displays hands-on carnival games, a silent movie about the drive-in theater, several artifacts shared by the Grayslake Historical Society, stage sets that have been made for various productions by the College of Lake County Theatre Department and more unique activities. The interactive exhibit will be on display until mid-November. While there is no standard admission fee, the museum encourages a $1-$3 goodwill donation.

Friday-Saturday, June 10-11; Fri.-Sat.: noon-4 p.m. Admission: Free, $1-$3 donations accepted. Village of Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St. Grayslake.

5. Vintage Outdoor Market at Reclaimed Artisans Inc.


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Have you ever wanted to live your own antiques-style showcase and sale life? The 11th annual Vintage Outdoor Market by Reclaimed Artisans in Libertyville will let you live that dream on Saturday. Over 50 vendors in attendance offer homemade goods, vintage and classic antiques, furniture and one-of-a-kind finds will be available for purchase at the market. Craft beer and bloody mary’s are available for purchase from Lake County Libation Trail partner Mickey Finn’s, while fare is provided from Harbor Kitchen and Tap. The market is free for attendees and is held in Reclaimed Artisans’ parking lot. Those interested in selling merchandise will have to pay $130 for a reserved spot and contact Reclaimed Artisans on their website at

Saturday, June 11; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Reclaimed Artisans Inc., 302 Peterson Rd., Libertyville.

To plan your own weekend fun, click here. For information about the summer festival season, click here.

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