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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.

Waukegan Beach Lake Michigan



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



SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
Newly Renovated! Among hotels in the Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee area, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a breath of fresh air. As the first SpringHil...Read More



Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill
Welcome to Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill, the new Waukegan hotspot. With 15 TV screens, appetizers (featuring the famous Stretch Wings) Pool t...Read More



The Harbor's Edge
The Harbor's Edge is the city's first outdoor live music bar located at the Harbor in Waukegan. Our mission is to serve delicious, affordable food and...Read More



The People's Choice Family Fun Center
The Fun Center consists of a 43,000 sq. ft. Entertainment Facility containing over 150 redemption and arcade games, a Redemption Area with over 1,000...Read More



Three Brothers Theatre
Three Brother's mission is to create a theatre community where artists and audiences can grow. We do this by exploring diversity of production, expand...Read More



Urban Edge
A place where the performing arts and visual arts meet! ...Read More



Waukegan Aquatic Center
This 23,000 sq ft aquatic center includes 8 lane lap pool, therapy pool and kids splash pad. Unlimited use of the aquatic center is included with the ...Read More



Waukegan Arts Council
The Waukegan Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that serves to advance the economic, social and cultural life of Waukegan through education, col...Read More



Waukegan BMX Track
Waukegan BMX is a USA BMX sanctioned track located in Waukegan, IL. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Chicago in Lake County. This track is an...Read More



Waukegan Charter Boat Fishing
Eight experienced fishing charter boat captains offering World Class Salmon, Trout and Perch fishing April into November. The Waukegan Charter Boat As...Read More



Waukegan Fieldhouse
The Field House Sports and Fitness Center boasts over 80,000 square feet of the most modern, state-of-the-art amenities in the area. Amenities include...Read More



Waukegan Harbor and Marina
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



Waukegan Hinkston Park Indoor Aquatics Center
Indoor 23,000 sq. ft. aquatic center which includes 8 lane lap pool, therapy pool and kids splash pad....Read More



Waukegan History Museum
The Waukegan Historical Society’s headquarters is the Waukegan History Museum located in beautiful Bowen Park. The Museum is the former home of John C...Read More



Waukegan Main Street
Dedicated to the preservation of the historic downtown. Representing a variety of downtown restaurants, an array of shops and services and entertainm...Read More



Waukegan Municipal Beach
This beach features 1 mile of sand along with some of the only remaining natural dunes in the area. Protected by natural sand dunes and has the clear...Read More



Waukegan Park District
The Waukegan Park District is committed to providing parks, facilities and leisure opportunities to our culturally diverse population through the reso...Read More



Waukegan Regional Airport
The Waukegan National Airport is a general aviation facility categorized by the FAA as a "Reliever Airport" for Chicago's O'Hare International. In thi...Read More



Waukegan SportsPark
The top sports complex in Northern Illinois which features 14 outdoor soccer fields including a lighted synthetic turf Championship Field and 4 softba...Read More



Waukegan Yacht Club
Known as the best seat on the lake, WYC's facilities and restaurant, along with its unique waterfront location and spectacular views, are available fo...Read More



Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center
Wedgewood's all-inclusive, customizable packages and 30 years of wedding-planning expertise make planning the Illinois wedding of your dreams easier t...Read More



Zumbier Brewery
Zumbier Brewery produces fine small batch beer. Fill growlers, give tours, tap room and food pairings. Beer is also available at many local taverns an...Read More



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Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
01/21/19 Dr. Martin Luther King Dreamers' Breakfast
Lakehurst Banquets
300 Lakehurst Rd.
Waukegan, IL
Voice: 847.224.4900
Join in celebrating as we look back upon the life of a remarkable man, who ...Read More
Dining
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
01/25/19 Free Movie Fridays: Selma
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Community members are invited to spend their lunch hour at the Library for ...Read More
Family Waukegan
01/25/19 eSport Videogame Tournament
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
39 Jack Benny Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Looking for the best Smash Bros players ages 8 - 13! Sign up as a team of t...Read More
Nightlife
Sports / Recreation
Waukegan
01/26/19 Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Las Vegas' award-winning Prince tribute show Purple Reign re-creates the bl...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/09/19 Styx at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Legendary rock band Styx has been Rockin' the Paradise for decades. Using e...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/10/19 A Live Conversation with John Cusack Following a Screening of High Fidelity
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Wouldn't it be amazing to see a movie with one of the stars in it? Join Joh...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/14/19 EagleMania at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
Surprise your Valentine! EagleMania returns to The Genesee to pay tribute t...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/15/19 Dennis Miller
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Ranked 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest comedians list, Dennis Miller ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
02/16/19 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
02/16/19 Everclear with Special Guest Fastball
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
It will be physically impossible not to rock out when Everclear takes the s...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
02/23/19 CLC's 34th Annual Salute to Gospel
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
An accomplished gospel singer, Hairston (pictured) is the leader, chief son...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
12/06/18-
02/28/19
Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit
Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park
39 Jack Benny Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
The Waukegan History Museum, of the Waukegan Historical Society and the Wau...Read More
Arts
Family
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
03/02/19 Jeremy Piven at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
After decades of playing fictional characters in over 70 movies and TV show...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan

Ongoing Events
Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
Ongoing Tacos and Tunes
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Join for live music featuring a local band and all-you-can-eat tacos from 6...Read More
Dining Waukegan
Ongoing Family Movie Series
Waukegan Public Library - Bradbury Room
128 N. County St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Family movies showing each Sunday through November.
Family Waukegan




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