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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 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 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



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
05/27/19 Waukegan's Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Waukegan & Veterans Memorial Plaza
Genesee St. and Grand Ave. & 15 S. Park Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.309.6406
Come out and enjoy the annual Memorial Day Parade in Waukegan. Kick Off wil...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal Waukegan
05/31/19 Criss Angel Raw at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Hailed by his peers as the greatest of all time, Criss Angel brings an inte...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
05/31/19 Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs at Big Ed's BBQ!
Waukegan
4030 Northpoint Blvd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Pair up Big Ed's legendary BBQ with some HOT HOT HOT old school Blues for a...Read More
Dining
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
06/01/19 Big Ed's BBQ 101 class
Waukegan
4030 Northpoint Blvd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Need Some Help With Your BBQ Skills? Wanna Learn To Cook Like A Pro? Big Ed...Read More
Dining
Family
Waukegan
06/01/19 Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
Bowen Park Waukegan
1800 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.360.4740
Celebrate the start of summer with the Waukegan Park District at the 20th A...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Music
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/07/19 Cheap Trick
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
One of our most requested bands is back! Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Cheap Tr...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
06/08/19 Freedom: A Tribute to George Michael and Wham!
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Very few musicians have written and performed more "mega-hits" than George ...Read More
Arts
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/09/19 Taste of Waukegan Fest
Waukegan
2401 Belvidere
Waukegan, IL 60085
This fun food festival offers a wide variety of Mexican and Latin American ...Read More
Dining
Family
Festival / Fair
Music
Outdoor
Shopping
Waukegan
06/11/19 Waukegan Band Concert - Youthful Adventures
Stiner Pavilion
201 Sea Horse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
The Waukegan Band has provided the community with high quality music since ...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
06/15/19 ArtWauk
Waukegan Main Street
118 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out and enjoy a great evening of art, live entertainment and good time...Read More
Arts
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Waukegan
06/21/19-
06/22/19
Zachary Mortensen The Fire Eating Hypnotist LIVE
Waukegan
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Watch your friends slip into trance and transform into the stars of the sho...Read More
Dining
Libation Trail
Music
Nightlife
Waukegan
06/25/19 Waukegan Band Concert - American Landscapes
Stiner Pavilion
201 Sea Horse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
The Waukegan Band has provided the community with high quality music since ...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
Waukegan
07/09/19 Waukegan Band Concert Series- Asian Splendors & African Sojourns
Stiner Pavilion
201 Sea Horse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to enjo...Read More
Family
Music
Nightlife
Outdoor
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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