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Things To Do This Weekend July 19-21

By: Jonathan Jones 07/18/2019

In this edition of things to do this weekend July 19-21, we find ourselves just under the one-week countdown to the 91st Annual Lake County Fair. Continue here to see the top five things to do in this year’s version of the Grayslake event.

With our warm Lake County summers, you can also head to the beach. Click here to see our beach guide. Don't forget your handy encyclopedia to summer festival season in Lake County. Continue here to view.

However, here are the top 5 things to do this weekend July 19-21. Invest your fest feels on a festive festival infested weekend in Lake County.

1. Vernon Hills Summer Celebration


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Fall in love with your favorite season all over again during the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2019. Have a bite to eat, take a ride on a carnival ride and enjoy an abundance of live entertainment from the celebration's headliner Bodeans. The Wisconsin-native band released singles that made it in the top 40 mainstream rock charts as well as the top 10 in the adult contemporary charts. Their most famous song “Closer to Free” is the theme song to 1990s sitcom “Party of Five.” Other talented acts performing at the Vernon Hills fest include the Trippin' Billies, Mellencougar, Radio Heroes, the Pelvis Brothers and other great musicians. The “Summer Cel” also is highlighted by fireworks, karaoke, a car and bike show, delectable drinks, divine bites and the annual bags tournament.

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21. Entry is free. Multiple price points for other events. Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills.

2. Alpine Fest in Lake Zurich


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Alpine Fest is nostalgic bliss wrapped in a neat little package. The annual Lake Zurich event began initially to celebrate victories of World War II in 1942. The festival continues its storied history this weekend as the Lions Club-sponsored event features a parade, carnival rides, games, delicious eats, family events, the Fire Fighters Water Fights, live entertainment and more. Some of the live music acts include the All-Stars, the Modern Day Romeos, Evo Band, Mike & Joe, Hot Rocks Band and more.

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21. Entry is free. Multiple price points for other events. Lion Fred Blau Park, 81 E. Main St., Lake Zurich.

3. WaukAMole Fest/ArtWauk


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A'v-a-cado go to WaukAMole Fest in Waukegan! During the city's monthly ArtWauk celebration, the inaugural WaukAMole Fest showcases fare creators to see who's got the best guacamole in town. Whatever your palate craves, this fest will have it: spicy, sweet or vegan. Besides the obviously delectable fare, the event is highlighted by family-friendly activities, exceptional works of art utilizing many different mediums, live tunes and más comida bueno.

Saturday, July 20; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Waukegan Main Street, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

4. Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival


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How about a little fun in the sun in Antioch? The Antioch Taste of Summer Festival features carnival rides for the family, deliciously prepared eats from the village’s top restaurants like The Lodge of Antioch and more, splendid merchandise from the area’s sidewalk sale and exceptional live acts in the Brook Bandshell. The live entertainment gracing the bandshell stage includes Boy Band Night, Hi Infidelity, Suburban Cowboys and more.

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21; Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat.: noon-11 p.m., Sun.: noon-7 p.m. Entry is free. Multiple price points for other events. Downtown Antioch, Orchard and Skidmore Avenues Streets near the bandshell.

5. East Grand Farmers & Artisan Market in Gurnee


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The East Grand Farmers & Artisans Market in Gurnee is more than just a place to find the freshest, locally-grown and delicious ripe fruits and vegetables of the season. It’s also a place where neighbors, friends and family shop for unique handmade goods and explore the never-ending variety of exciting items from welcoming vendors. The second-year of the Gurnee market is also highlighted by art, music and children’s entertainment. The East Grand Farmers & Artisans Market occurs on the third Sunday of each month through October 20.

Sunday, July 21; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Salvation Army parking lot near the intersection of Belle Plaine Avenue, 3559 Grand Ave., Gurnee.


To learn more about things to do this weekend July 19-21, continue here. #LetsGoLakeCounty



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