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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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Coupon 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



Coupon 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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03/23/19
Kohl Children's Museum Pop-Up
Urban Edge Gallery
220 W. Clayton St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
The pop-up includes high-quality interactive elements including:
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Family Waukegan
04/06/19 Island Fever Beach Party
Club Tiki
3500 Sunset Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.623.5050
It's an ISLAND FEVER BEACH PARTY! Enjoy a great evening of dancing to islan...Read More
Festival / Fair
Nightlife
Waukegan
04/06/19 Jackie Evancho
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Since she first dazzled audiences with her stunning debut on America’s Got ...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
04/06/19 Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
***Event is canceled due to illness.

Incompar...Read More

Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
04/06/19 Libations for Literacy
ZümBier Brewery
3232 W. Monroe
Waukegan, IL 60085
Join the Waukegan Public Library Foundation Board Saturday April 6th at Züm...Read More
Libation Trail
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
04/12/19 Jon Anderson of Yes
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
As lead singer and co-founder of one of rock's groundbreaking supergroups, ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
04/13/19 The Underwater Bubble Show
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
From Latvia comes The Underwater Bubble Show, a delightful modern fairytale...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
04/18/19 40 Years of the Wall: Brit Floyd World Tour
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Brit Floyd returns in 2019 with its largest, most ambitious tour yet: a spe...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
04/20/19 Eggstravaganza Trail
Belvidere Park
Waukegan, IL 60085
Hop along the bunny trail and collect eggs from the Easter Bunny and friend...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Waukegan
04/20/19 Easter Egg Painting
One Crown Studios
19 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Enjoy a family workshop! Bring the kids out to have fun painting and decora...Read More
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Waukegan
04/21/19 Easter Brunch at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
2800 N. Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4730 ext. 3
Enjoy many of the traditional Easter delicacies from around the world at Ea...Read More
Dining
Family
Holiday / Seasonal
Waukegan
04/26/19 Waukegan History Lunch & Learn: Entertainment in Waukegan
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
39 Jack Benny Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60087
Here's something different for you to do during your lunch break! Stop for ...Read More
Dining
Family
Waukegan
05/03/19 Double Dare Live!
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is now the messies...Read More
Arts
Family
Nightlife
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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