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08/21/18 - 08/21/18
Chalk the Walks
Century Park Pavilion
1400 Indianwood Drive
Vernon Hills, IL
Chalk the Walks is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. Remember when you were a kid and you’d draw pictures and write happy thoughts with chalk in your driveway and down the sidewalks of your street? And the adults always smiled when they read the big, pastel-colored messages? This is just like that. The idea is as simple as it was in childhood: write happy messages, have fun doing it, and spread some joy while you’re at it.

All ages are invited to join the Park District on August 21 at the Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills. We will chalk the walks from 5:30-6:30 pm, then go on a 30-minute walk in Century Park. Wear your GO VERNON HILLS t-shirts! Extra t-shirts will be available at the Chalk the Walk, free of charge. Chalk is provided.

08/21/18 - 08/21/18
Joshua Bell: The Red Violin - Film with Orchestra at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Joshua Bell re-creates his violin performance from the Oscar-winning soundtrack Celebrating composer John Corigliano’s 80th birthday Complete film shown on Pavilion and lawn video screens.

R-Rated Film

08/21/18 - 08/22/18
Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6 at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Series

Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6 Final year of the three-year cycle Piano Sonata No. 6
Piano Sonata No. 10
Piano Sonata No. 18
Piano Sonata No. 29 (Hammerklavier)

08/22/18 - 08/22/18
Chicago Bears Practice at Vernon Hills HS
Vernon Hills High School
145 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: N/A
Watch the Chicago Bears practice in Lake County at Vernon Hills High School. Per the Chicago Tribune - the community outreach program allows spectators view the professional team play on a local field and the high school team will be allowed to practice at the Bears' facilities. Only 5,000 tickets will be available.
08/22/18 - 08/22/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.623.7272
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
08/22/18 - 08/22/18
Cake, Ben Folds and Tall Heights at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Cake has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and monotone vocals, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip hop.

Folds has helped write scores for many movies and is now an Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C.

Opening for the two, is Tall Heights

08/23/18 - 08/23/18
It's Thursday Concert Presents GooRoos
William E Brook Entertainment Center
900 Skidmore
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.2160
GOOROOS brings a polished, high energy show with a seven piece rock band that flawlessly delivers the music that makes people dance!
08/23/18 - 08/23/18
Top Shelf Tequila Dinner
Sullivan's Steakhouse
250 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.883.0319
Join us on Thursday, August 23, for Sullivan’s Top Shelf Tequila Dinner featuring a chef-inspired four course menu expertly paired with fine-aged tequila. For just $55, you will be guided through the tasting notes of Cazadores Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas, learn about the story of Cazadores, and enjoy a perfectly paired menu. Reserve your seat now.
08/23/18 - 08/23/18
Waukegan Vendor Fair
Field House Sports Center
800 N. Baldwin Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.3300
Over 100 local vendors have been invited to participate in this annual event that is designed to connect/bridge local vendors and contractors with the Waukegan Park District, other governmental agencies and the public. Vendors are encouraged to participate in the fair including: landscapers, building and construction companies, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, architects, equipment rental agencies, caterers, printers, promotions vendors, special events and more.
08/23/18 - 08/23/18
Sugarland at Ravinia
Ravinia
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5087
Sugarland is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles (lead vocals) and Kristian Bush (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin). Sugarland was founded in 2002 by Kristen Hall with Bush and became a trio after hiring Jennifer Nettles.- Wikipedia
08/23/18 - 08/23/18
Dominic Cheli at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Concert.

Program to include Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No. 1.

08/24/18 - 08/24/18
Summer Concert Brass Ambassadors
National Musuem of the American Sailor
2531 Sheridan Drive
Great Lakes, IL 60088
Join the National Museum of the American Sailor, on August 24, 2018 at 2pm, as we welcome Navy Band Great Lakes own "Brass Ambassadors" to finish up our Summer Concert Series. This will be our final concert of the summer, so be sure to come out and enjoy the sunshine, the music, and the museum. There is no charge to attend this concert and everyone is invited.
08/24/18 - 08/24/18
The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos & The Righteous Brothers at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5100
Listen to huge stars, the Beach Boys and the Righteous Brothers perform live at Ravinia. Pack a picnic and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

It’s no secret that actor John Stamos is the biggest fan of The Beach Boys. However, it’s usually a secret when he will sit in with the band. Not this time! Stamos will take a seat behind the drums at this ultimate summer concert.

08/24/18 - 08/24/18
Argentine Tango
Dress Up & Dance
206 Terrace Drive
Mundelein, IL
Voice: 224.475.0984
Learn the fine art of Argentine Tango from Geary & Sheila! Dress up and dance!
08/24/18 - 08/24/18
Timo Andres and David Kaplan
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Concert.
Program to include two-piano works by Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky.
08/23/18 - 08/25/18
Wetland Botany of Midsummer at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 815.344.1294
The diversity of plant life is astounding and late summer features some very interesting characters from boneset to mad-dog skullcap to the familiar poison sumac and pitcher plants. This day-long workshop starts indoors with a self-paced exploration of herbarium specimens. After lunch we head outside to find the plants along the boardwalk and share what we have learned. Ideal for the seriously curious student of botany or someone just getting into plants, this program is geared to adults and interested youth ages 11 and older. Registration requested by emailing dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or by phone at 815-344-1294. Tell us your name, email, phone number, and ages of any minors. Group size is limited; program may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met 48 hours prior.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5087
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, 'I’m Yours' and 'I Won’t Give Up,' racked up 2 Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including sell-outs at such iconic venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Rugged Maniac
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
Rugged Maniac is coming to Wilmot Mountain on August 25th with 25 epic obstacles, 3 muddy miles, and 1 awesome all-day party!

Here’s how it works: Register for the race and you’ll get a chance to run our 3-mile course where you’ll crawl through mud, rocket down a massive water slide, swing across water, jump over fire and more!

As if that weren’t awesome enough, before and after you run, you’ll get to party with thousands of other maniacs in our day-long festival where you can ride mechanical bulls, jump around in our adult bounce house, dance your butt off in the festival area, and enjoy lots of new friends, games, and activities!

08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Salute to Military and Scouts Weekend
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
Voice: 847.395.7773
Salute to Uniforms: Special Discount at the Box Office for Active and Veteran Military, Police, Fire Department, and EMT personnel with valid ID. Save $5.95 off adult single-day admission. No coupon needed. (We’d love to see your affiliated T-shirts!)

Scouts Weekend: ANY SCOUT (Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Spiral Scout) is welcome to participate. Leaders and scouts IN uniform receive a discount for their entire party – no coupon needed.

Adult Tickets (age 13+) $20.00

Child Tickets (age 5-12) $8.50 – limit 6 children per paying adult.

Stop at Guest Services to pick up a Scouts Weekend Passport filled with activities. Complete the printed number of activities to gain access to purchase a special Bristol Renaissance Faire patch! $5 per patch, $3 per rocker year patch.

08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Operation Combat Bikesaver
Choppers Bar and Grill
26375 W IL-173
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.838.1230
Ride your bike, float your boat or cruise in your car out to the Chain of Lakes to join Fire and Iron MC-Chicago to support the Operation Combat Bikesaver Organization at Choppers Bar and Grill in Antioch, IL. They believe that breathing new life into tarnished motorcycles by honing in on learned skilled sets will relinquish the deafening grasps PTS / TBI / Depression has on veterans and first responders. Fire and Iron MC-Chicago are raising money to help Operation Combat Bikesaver obtain the needed tools and land they desperately need to build a new facility to continue their work.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Northshore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest
Downtown Libertyville
Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048
In its ninth annual hosting, the Festival will offer tastings of over 100 wines from up to 15 different vendors, 80 beers from local craft breweries and distributors, and a variety of cigar offerings. ? For our wine and beer selections, we have partnered with Libertyville's Main Street Social Restaurant to offer multiple selections and varieties of beverages. These tastings will be offered to you by local, national and international wineries & breweries. North Shore Distillery will also be on hand to offer a selection of their crafted spirits.

For our cigar aficionados, we work with Libertyville’s own Neumann’s Cigars & More to offer pairings of different blends of cigars to compliment your favorite wines and beers (Festival Exclusive).

08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Bonkerz Comedy All-Stars
The Northern Lights Theater
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Ready for a night of laughs? Don’t miss Bonkerz Comedy All-Stars: James Yon, Jersey and Dean Napolitano at The Northern Lights Theater inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Vintage Baseball
Central Park
Grayslake, IL 60030
Join us on Autust 25 at 3 PM as the Grayslake Athletics play the McHenry County Independants in a game of 19th century baseball at Village Hall Park in Prairie Grove. Learn the wildly different rules and how to cheer and jeer in fine Victorian fashion.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Pet Rescue Meet & Greets
Deer Park Town Center
20530 N. Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
Voice: 847.726.7755
Meet and Greet with REGAP of Illinois near Bath & Body Works from 11AM - 1PM. During a Meet and Greet REGAP volunteers will bring their adopted greyhounds and be available to answer questions and share their own experiences. As a non-profit organization they also accept donations to help rescue more greyhounds.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Rise & Shine Paddle
Rosewood Beach
883 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433
Start your morning off with a serene paddle, enjoying the sight of birds flying, the glimmer of the sun on the lake and the sounds of nature. Life jackets are provided. Min/Max: 4/12. For more information, please call 847.433.6901.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
2018 North Shore Wine, Beer, Cigar & Food Festival
Downtown Libertyville
135 West Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048
This Festival will offer over 100 wine, beer, and a variety of cigar tastings. These tastings were brought to the festival by both local, national and international wineries, breweries and cigar companies. For the cigar aficionados, Libertyville’s own Neumann’s Cigars & More will offer pairings of different blends of cigars to compliment favorite wines and beers. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee a spot at the festival and will save money.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
6th Annual Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival
Central Park
250 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.6688
Bring the family out for this exciting new event. The Color Aloft Festival will begin with Hot Air Balloons being inflated and compete in a "Fox and Hounds" contest in which competing balloons seek to land closest to the 'Fox'. Balloons will be retrieved and return to the park and after dark they will be internally illuminated by their burners or glow. Also enjoy family activities, live music and old timey baseball.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Muck Fest 5K Mud Run 2018
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
MuckFest® MS is built for laughs and muddy from the get-go! Teams run in the same wave so you can experience all the muddy shenanigans, epic spills and thrills together. Re-live the adventure and celebrate your accomplishments with a free beer (or soda) in the MuckFestival. Spectators are free, and so is their front-row seat for the Start, Finish and several signature obstacles. Little ones can frolic in the free Lil’ Muckers play area.
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Pacifica Quartet
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall. Program to include:
  • Haydn: String Quartet No. 60
  • Bartok: String Quartet No. 4
  • String Quartet No. 3
08/25/18 - 08/25/18
Tempel Lipizzan's Evening Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Road
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Bring the family out for an evening performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at 4:30 for the evening performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
07/03/18 - 08/26/18
Murder for Two at the Marriott Theatre
Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.0200
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed.. fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills. But whodunit? Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all of the suspects. And they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this fast and funny whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.
08/13/18 - 08/26/18
2018 Fall Hunting Classic
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Gurnee, IL 60031
Join Bass Pro Shops from now until August 26 for one of the greatest sales of the year. Save big on all types of hunting and fishing gear and much more!
08/24/18 - 08/26/18
Taste of Highland Park/ Port Clinton Art Festival
Downtown Highland Part
Highland Park, IL
Voice: 847.926.4300
Scrumptious delights from the City’s finest eateries highlight the 2018 Taste of Highland Park. Visitors can satisfy savory and sweet cravings with everything from sushi to tacos to ice cream. Visit booths beginning Friday, August 24 at 5 PM. Enjoy entertainment all weekend at the Taste Stage.

Port Clinton Art Festival August 25 & 26 from 10 AM – 6 PM in Downtown Highland Park Amdur Productions coordinates this well renowned juried art festival that attracts more than 250,000 art enthusiasts from around the globe. More than 300 of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to showcase their work over the course of the weekend, creating an atmosphere brimming with artistic creativity.

08/24/18 - 08/26/18
Waukegan Music Festival
Downtown Waukegan
203 Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Celebrate culture, music, food and carnival at Waukegan's Music Festival.
This spectacular, free admission event will offer:
  • World Class music
  • Food and merchandise vendors
  • Carnival
  • Beer & wine tastings
  • Classic cars and bikes
  • Music workshops
  • Fresh hand-rolled cigars and lounge
  • VIP areas
  • Cooking demos
08/25/18 - 08/26/18
Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Get new ideas about tomatoes, with programs focused on growing and using heirloom varieties. Trace the fascinating history of tomatoes, get tips on growing and cooking with tomatoes, tour the tomatoes growing at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden with the staff horticulturist and learn how easy it is to save heirloom/open-pollinated tomato seeds. Shop for tomato-related items in the Wheelbarrow Shop and from local vendors. Families can take part in a variety of hands-on games and activities.
08/25/18 - 08/26/18
Doors Open: Long Grove & The Village Tavern and more
The Village Tavern
135 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL
Some of the oldest Illinois villages and towns are located in Lake County like Barrington, Waukegan, Libertyville and Highland Park. Many notable and pivotal individuals in American history resided in the area as well as some of the eldest structures in the state reside in the county. The longest standing bar and restaurant in the Land of Lincoln is in Long Grove called Village Tavern. The tavern that opened its doors in 1847 still entices suds aficionados and food fanatics to this day. Ravinia Festival in Highland Park is the United States longest running outdoor music festival with its inception in 1904. Historical landmarks include venues like the Mother Rudd House in Gurnee (an Underground Railroad post), Genesee Theatre in Waukegan (constructed in 1926), the Shiloh House in Zion (built in 1901) and many more.
08/25/18 - 08/26/18
25th Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow
Shiloh Park
27th Street
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847.746.5500
All are welcome at the 25th Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow on August 25-26, 2018 at Shiloh Park in Zion, Illinois. The Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow, the only event of its kind in this area, is a celebration of Native-American heritage. Its purpose is not only to celebrate this heritage, but also to heighten public awareness of Native- American history, traditions, and customs. Specific activities will include demonstrations, music and dance presentations, educational sessions and a trader area.
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Walk, Ride and Roll
Jaycee, Mitchell, Maplewood and Woodland Parks
Various Locations in Deerfield
Deerfield, IL
Choose your healthy mode of transportation and hike, bike or roll over to Jaycee, Mitchell, Maplewood and Woodland Parks, on Sunday, August 26 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm to try out some fun recreation activities and get your passport stamped at each park you visit. End up at Jewett Park where you’ll enjoy music, healthy snacks and more activities in the park. The more stamps you have, the more chances to win great prizes!
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Dr. Slate and the Sponges of Volo Bog
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 8153441294
Yes, there really are sponges in Volo Bog! We’re not sure what is more exciting... Little microscopic sponge critters – “What lives on the peat under the bog” (hear the Sponge Bob tune?) – or the young scientists studying them. Come hear of their adventures into Volo Bog (literally) as well as their story of these ancient critters that may reveal a bit of Volo Bog’s history, and speak to its future. Geared to adults and teens ages 16 & up. Registration requested by emailing dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or by phone at 815-344-1294. Tell us your name, email, and phone number.
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
21st Annual Grant Township Center 5K Run/Walk
Grant Township Center
26725 W. Molidor Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.740.2233
Run or walk with a mission. The Grant Township "Field of Dreams" has come a long way in the last 21 years. The park's success can only be attributed to the great community we have. A community that joined together to create this beautiful park and has stayed dedicated to making it better. This dream stays alive because of all the generous sponsors, the number of people participating in the Walk/Run each year. Support comes from so many people in different ways. We can only enhance our park with continued support. Don't pass up the opportunity to participate in this event. Your support goes a long way!

Event info:

  • Computerized results
  • Continental breakfast
  • Blacktop road
  • Waterstations
  • Display timer at finish
  • Ribbons to all participants
  • All ages welcome
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Kid's Cooking Class - Calzones
Maggiano's Little Italy
307 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Hey Kid's, would you like to get involved in the kitchen? Please join our wonderful chef team as we get our hands dirty with one of our favorite dishes: calzones! Your junior chef's creation will be cooked while you enjoy a wonderful lunch and you will sent home with a completed dish to share with the family.

Admission:

  • $25 Kids
  • $15 Adults
  • *One parent or guardian required per group

Following this chef guided activity; a wonderful brunch will be served, along with an Ice Cream Sundae Bar! Reservations are limited.

08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Bike the Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Bicyclists of all ages are allowed to ride the full perimeter of the Garden this one day of the year. Participants in this free event will be able to ride on the East and West Roads, enabling access to areas that are usually off-limits to bicyclists. After the ride, come to the McDonald Woods pavilion to enjoy the festivities, check out the vendors, and learn at the information tables.

Helmets are recommended for all riders, and required for riders 14 and under. Children under age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. Don't have a bike? Rent one at the Garden!

Participating vendors include Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Working Bikes, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Trek Highland Park.

08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Oasis "Cruisin' for the Kids' Car Show
Lake and Center St
Grayslake, IL 60030
Enjoy a night of beautiful cars, family fun and much more. Music, fun, beer and more will be available at the Grayslake showcase.
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Aaron Pilsan at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall Series.

Program to include:

  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata. No. 12
  • Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy
  • Szymanowski: Metopes
  • Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brilante
08/26/18 - 08/26/18
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown — Celebrating 300 Years of the City of New Orleans
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Performances by, Trombone Shorts & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, Walter Washington, Cryil Nevill and Kermit Ruffins.
08/27/18 - 08/27/18
Moonlit Paddle | Ages 12 - Adult
Rosewood Beach
883 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433.6901
Enjoy an evening paddle lit by the moon on Lake Michigan. Life jackets are provided. Children must be a proficient swimmer. Min/Max 4/12. For more information, please call 847.433.6901.
08/27/18 - 08/27/18
Family Paddle Days
Rosewood Beach
883 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Grab your family and head to the beach for a fun day paddling. Uncle Dan’s Outfitters will lead a lesson for the whole family before heading out on to the lake. Life jackets are provided. Children must be a proficient swimmer. Min/Max 4/12. For more information, please call 847.433.6901.
08/27/18 - 08/27/18
Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program to include:
  • Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea
  • George Crumb: The Winds of Destiny
06/05/18 - 08/28/18
Music on the Esplanade Evenings
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Unwind after your work day as you listen to relaxing performances by local musicians set on the Chicago Botanic Garden's front lawn. This live musical series showcases an assortment of genres including Spanish guitar, jazz, and blues. The Esplanade offers a beautiful setting for great entertainment and seating for a wide variety of guests and only on concert evenings, you may have a picnic there as well! Visit the website for a complete schedule.
08/28/18 - 08/28/18
Christopher Park at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Classics Series.

Program to include:

  • All Schumann Program
  • Arabeske
  • Variations on a Nocturne by Chopin
  • Concerto Without Orchestra
  • Blumenstuck
  • Faschingsschwank aus Wien.
08/28/18 - 08/28/18
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Come out to listen to one of the best performers of the time. Lyle Lovett will make the night at Ravinia one to remember.
08/30/18 - 08/30/18
John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of 'Slow Turning'. Bring the family out for a great night at Ravinia.
08/20/18 - 08/31/18
Back to School at Gurnee Mills
Gurnee Mills
6170 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.263.7500
The Back-to-School Supply Drive is happening now through 8/31 and shoppers can donate school supplies that will benefit the surrounding school districts and nonprofit organizations, including the Naval Station Great Lakes. Supplies including notebooks, pens/pencils, folders, backpacks, and other essentials can be dropped off at Gurnee Mills in the designated bins inside Macy’s.
08/31/18 - 08/31/18
Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot
300 Knightsbridge Pkwy.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.883.8600
Every other Friday through August 31, come out for Food Truck Fridays. With a variety of food trucks participating there will be plenty of choices to enjoy a gourmet lunch. Food Truck Fridays will be held at the Lincolnshire Corporate Center every week. Free admission and parking.
08/31/18 - 08/31/18
Customer Appreciation Day
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
351 Green Bay Road
Zion, IL 60099
Friday, August 31st enjoy complimentary ribeye sandwiches and free on-course games!

$35 for 18 holes, cart included.

08/31/18 - 09/01/18
Culture Club, Boy George, B-52s and Thompson Twins
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Two nights full of some of the most memorable acts of the decades. Culture Club, Boy George, the B-52s and Thompson Twins will play live at Ravinia.
09/01/18 - 09/01/18
Cardboard Regatta
Lindy's Landing
115 Park Street
Wauconda, IL
Voice: 847.526.9789
The Annual Cardboard Boat Races have been a fantastic summertime tradition, with a full day schedule of fun and excitement as kids, adults, families, clubs, organizations and businesses compete for prizes and bragging rights on September 1, 2018.

The races begin at 11 A.M. and take place on beautiful Bangs Lake at our marina. Get your team together and start designing and building your cardboard vessels. Here’s a tip: you want them to look really good. Tip #2: You don’t want your boat to sink.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Prizes, trophies, and awards will be handed out at the end of the races to winners of the various racing categories. Judges will also select the Best Dressed, Team Spirit, Spectacular Sinking, and Best Design & Theme.

09/01/18 - 09/01/18
Country Nights Pyramid Lights
Gold Pyramid House
37921 Dilleys Road
Wadsworth, IL
Voice: 847.623.5050
Country dance and BBQ dinner, sponsored by the Gold Pyramid House, will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:00 to 11:00p.m. at the Gold Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Road, Wadsworth. Country music will be provided by Smokin Gunz and line dance lessons given by Dan Pye. A BBQ Buffet will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 along with tours of the Gold Pyramid House ($10). Tickets can be purchased at stdismasparish.net/CountryEvent.htm. $75.00 per person – Cash Bar
09/01/18 - 09/01/18
"Who Rescues Who" Beer Release
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
September is going to the dogs!!

Releasing Who Rescues Who (5.4% ABV – NE Pale Ale) on September 1st!

Brewed to benefit our furry friends, $2.50 of every pint sold will go to help rescue dogs.

This is a soft, hazy, fruity beer that goes perfectly with dog adoption events, dog days, dog memories, and best of all, hanging out with the best people in the world: dogs!

09/01/18 - 09/01/18
Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins: The Class of 1938
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall Classics $10 Classics Series. The program consists of music by William Bolcom, Joan Tower, John Harbison, Charles Wuorinen, Hedy West and more.
09/01/18 - 09/02/18
Deer Park Art Show
Deer Park Town Center
20530 N. Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
Voice: 847.726.7755
The Deer Park Art Show is back with a new date! Featuring juried artists showcasing and selling fine art and fine crafts. Festival-goers will enjoy live music and art actives for kids, including an art scavenger hunt! Admission is free, leashed dogs are welcome!
09/02/18 - 09/02/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.623.7272
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
09/02/18 - 09/02/18
Twilight Shuffle 5K Run
MainStreet LIbertyville
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
The 11th Annual MainStreet Libertyville Twilight Shuffle 5K Run will be held on Sunday, September 2 at 5:00pm. The Twilight Shuffle is one of MainStreet Libertyville’s top fundraisers and an evening of fun for the entire family. The race offers professional chip-timing, and a course through the historic downtown area with many enthusiastic spectators. Adding to the community environment of the race, the post-race party will be held at Mickey Finn’s Brewery where everyone can enjoy dinner and rehydration. Early bird registration (by Aug. 26) is $40/adults; $30 youths ages 9-17. After August 26 it is $45/adults; $35 youths. Register online at www.twilightshuffle.com The last opportunity for racers to register will be Sept. 2 from 8-10am at the packet pick-up location, The Runners Edge, 526 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. Note: There will be no walk-up registrations at the race, so please register in advance. The Twilight Shuffle is a family event, welcoming racers ages 9 and up with several award categories under age 18. We are offering technical t-shirts, and race photos will be available to download for free. Family participation is encouraged with several unique award categories. The Fit Family award is given to the family that registers the most participants. The Fast Family award is given to the family of three or more (one member must be under the age of 17) with the fastest average time. Winning families will receive an award and will have their name engraved on a plaque on display in the MainStreet Libertyville office.
09/02/18 - 09/02/18
O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Make a trip to Ravinia and enjoy music from two spectacular artists and bands, OAR and Matt Nathanson and they continue part of their 'Just Like Paradise' Tour
05/26/18 - 09/03/18
Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.

The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Regenstein Learning Campus.

Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies emerging through a window into the pupa room.

07/07/18 - 09/03/18
Bristol Renaissance Faire 2018
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Voice: 847.395.7773
For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person! All entertainment is included in the price of admission. In addition to the faire please watch for special events, including wine tasting, costume weekend Tea with the Queen. Visit the website for a list of events.
08/29/18 - 09/03/18
Buffalo Grove Days 2018
Mike Rylko Community Park
951 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Voice: 847.459.2500
This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment all day long, a carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks. Parade kicks off at 11am on Sunday. Please visit the website for more information and a complete schedule of events.
08/31/18 - 09/03/18
Jurassic Quest
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 East Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7200
Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more! Visit the website for ticket information: https://www.jurassicquest.com/grayslake.html
08/31/18 - 09/03/18
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Jump America
880 Lakeside Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
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09/01/18 - 09/03/18
Labor Day Weekend at Six Flags
Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
542 N. Route 21
Gurnee, IL 60031
You know what they say about all work and no play… on second thought, let’s not even talk about work! This Labor Day we all have the day off, and it’s the perfect time to head to Six Flags Great America, with a full weekend of fun from September 1 through September 3.

Enjoy The View From The Top of The World – Six Flags Style! When it comes to building the world’s greatest collection of roller coasters and family thrill rides, we have already done all the work for you - all you have to do is climb aboard! Don’t let summer end without daring to ride the giant of all coasters, Goliath, or tackling the chaos of THE JOKER: Free Fly Coaster. Prefer your fun a little closer to the ground? Take your family on Chubasco, the classic spinning sensation. And before your little kids head off to their first day of class, school them in fun with Six Flags’ dazzling assortment of tyke-friendly attractions like Little Dipper or Lady Bugs.

09/01/18 - 09/03/18
Long Grove Irish Days
Long Grove Fountain Square
228 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL 60069
Historic Downtown Long Grove will once again pay tribute to the Emerald Isle this Labor Day. All eyes will be smiling – Irish or otherwise – when the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association presents Irish Days, September 1 – 3, a family-friendly celebration of Irish culture, music, food and drink. The timeless town’s cobble-stone walkways get painted a shade of green with bagpipers, folk bands, dancers and Irish merchandise during this free outdoor festival.

All weekend long, Irish Days 2018 will feature ongoing activities and entertainment (sponsored by Paddy’s on the Square). Some of Chicago’s top Irish musicians, singers and dancers are taking the stage in Fountain Square, including Rory Makem, The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band, The McNulty Irish Dancers, Gavin Coyle, The Chancey Brothers, Joe Cullen & Kathleen Keane, and many more (the full 3-day lineup can be found at http://longgrove.org/festivals/irish-days/). Another favorite sight at Irish Days is the Irish Dog Competition. All dogs are Irish on Irish Days, but those who dress the part are given extra credit. Each day, a panel of children judges will crown an Irish Doggie King, Queen, Prince and Princess. The contest is open to any dog whose owner enters them the day-of at the competition area located by the Long Grove Information Center (308 Old McHenry Rd).

Harrington’s Catering and Deli will return to fuel visitors with hand-carved corned beef sandwiches, fish and chips, and other traditional Irish foods. Additionally, there will be an area selling freshly-tapped craft beers, including Irish-themed suds from Long Grove’s Buffalo Creek Brewing, Guinness Stout and other brews / non-alcoholic drinks to quench all thirsts – young or old. While a “Wee Ones” area will host Irish-themed crafts, face-painting, and games for kids, perhaps the most excitement and biggest laughs of the weekend will come each day at the Best-Looking Men’s Legs in a Kilt contest. Interested male contestants should wear their best kilt and register at the event.

Finally, Irish Days will again feature a Gaelic Tent in Fountain Square that promotes awareness of the Irish language and genealogy. Representatives from the Irish American Heritage center will be on hand throughout the 3-day weekend to discuss Irish cultural opportunities on the Northwest side of Chicago.

09/01/18 - 09/03/18
70th Annual Jubilee Days Festival
Shiloh Park
25th St. & Emmaus Ave
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847.746.5500
This weekend long festival begins Saturday with the annual 5K run, and in the evening the Miss Zion Pageants followed by an ice cream social. Sunday's entertainment includes the Arts and Crafts Festival, food, live music and fireworks. Monday will include the Mayors Breakfast, and Arts and Crafts Festival, food and the Jubilee Parade at 1pm on Monday. The largest Lake County Labor Day parade.
09/03/18 - 09/03/18
Jethro Tull 50 Year Anniversary Tour
Ravinia
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
It was on February 2, 1968, at the world-famous Marquee Club on Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of the era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull to audiences at Ravinia on September 3, 2018, as part of a worldwide touring schedule. The band first appeared at Ravinia in 2000 and returned in June 2010. Most recently, Anderson traveled to Ravinia to perform the songs of Jethro Tull in 2013.

09/04/18 - 09/04/18
Sir James Galway
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Sir James Galway, OBE is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed 'The Man with the Golden Flute'. Following in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Rampal, he established an international career as a solo flute player.
09/05/18 - 09/05/18
Search & Share Genealogy
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
On Wednesday, September 5 at 2 pm, join the Grayslake Historical Society and local genealogists for a lively discussion on researching family history. Share your own stories or come for advice from other genealogists.
09/05/18 - 09/05/18
Peter Serkin at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program to include:
  • Mozart: Adagio in B minor
  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 17
  • Schumann: Waldszenen
  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8
05/24/18 - 09/06/18
Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
Blarney Island
27843 W. Grass Lake Rd
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.4122
"Thunder on the Chain" is Blarney Island's very own drag boat racing. Beginning in 1978 with just a few patrons who were looking to test out their souped-up motors, the boat races have grown into a weekly event during the summer attracting over 5,000 people weekly and featuring professional race boats & drivers from all around the Midwest. The boat races run Thursday nights. www.blarneyisland.com
09/06/18 - 09/06/18
50 Cent at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
One of the world's best selling rappers, 50 Cent makes his Ravinia Debut this year.

50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has won several awards from various categories.

06/01/18 - 09/07/18
Lake Zurich Farmer's Market
Paulus Park
200 S. Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.438.5146
The market hosts approximately 30 vendors, with a handful of vendors who sell organic produce. Each week we will feature a rotating schedule of live musical acts, pet rescues, artisans and children’s activities for our market goers to enjoy.
09/07/18 - 09/07/18
Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Wildfire Restaurant
, IL
Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest, Wildfire style. The evening will include a four course custom menu of food and beer pairings, highlighting classic German-style brews from Church Street Brewing Co. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Tina or Samantha at 847-279-7900.
09/07/18 - 09/07/18
Chill Chicago Golf Tournament
Steeple Chase Golf Course
200 N. La Vista Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847-949-8900
The 3rd Annual Chill Chicago Golf Tournament will be held at Steeple Chase Golf Course on Friday, September 7th, 2018. Rally up your friends, family, and coworkers for a day of food, drinks, giveaways, and of course, a great round of golf.
09/07/18 - 09/07/18
First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Downtown Libertyville
Rt., 21
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Celebrate back to school and have dinner al fresco or inside and walk down Milwaukee Avenue to support the local downtown stores. You will never know what you might find, including good music, special promotional events and even a wine tasting or two.
09/07/18 - 09/07/18
Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Yes are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with 'Cinema', and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. They were ranked No. 94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Yes have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Tony Bennett at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Rock the Block
Downtown Lake Zurich
East Main Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.438.5146
Rock The Block is an outdoor festival where attendees can Dine, Dance & Discover downtown Lake Zurich. Three bands take the stage for an evening of music, food, & fun for adults. Entertainment includes Suburban Cowboys at 5pm, Breakfast Club at 7pm and 7th heaven at 9pm.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Of Bogs & Books
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 815.334.1294
Read ahead of time and come ready to discuss! This month's book: Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World by Linda Hogan.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Waukegan Main Street Wine & Art Stroll 2018
Waukegan Main Street
203 Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: N/A
Stroll the historic streets of Waukegan with a glass of vino in hand and discover or re-discover the beautiful art that the city has to offer.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Northern Illinois Airshow - Wings Over Waukegan
Waukegan Regional Airport
2882 W Plane Rest Drive
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847.244.0055
Viewers will witness great flight performances by the world-renowned aerobatic pilots. Eye-catching vintage military craft, such as the F-86 Sabre, will take the skies during flight demonstrations. There will be plenty of static displays to view before and during the show.
Families will love this value-inspired regional event. Enjoy food and beverages while viewing the amazing aerial feats of historic aircraft. Afterwards, kids can get their photograph taken with some of the brave pilots while adults can shake hands and drill the pilots with any burning questions.
Bring your family and lawn chairs and get a front row spot to our spectacular show. Don't forget your camera to get those stunning shots!!
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
GLASA Twilight 5K
Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL
Race Start Time: 5:15 PM and Post-Race Party immediately following. Children’s Fun Run Start Time: 4:45 PM

The celebration for ALL ages will continue with live music, games, food and drinks, awards and tons of fun at the post-race party.

09/08/18 - 09/08/18
WRLR Remote Broadcast at Miller's Dog N Suds
Miller's Dog N Suds
517 Washington St
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.587.6808
Celebrate the season finale of Miller's Dog N Suds with help from WRLR FM Radio. Come out for the greatest homemade root beer and dogs you've ever had and enjoy the time.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Saturday Kids! Fall
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Join us on Saturday, September 8 at 10 am for Saturday Kids! Fall. Harvest the crops, clear the gardens, rake the leaves... Fall is here!
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Lobster Boil on the Beach
Lindy's Landing
115 Park Street
Wauconda, IL
Voice: 847.526.9789
Enjoy the fall evening with one of your favorite dishes. Visit Lindy's for a lobster boil on the beach and grab a drink from the bar to accompany.
09/08/18 - 09/08/18
Broadway Star Melissa Errico
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Concert

Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico has established herself as a Broadway star, film and television actress, recording and concert artist.?She has starred in the Broadway musicals “Anna Karenina,” “My Fair Lady,” “High Society,” “Dracula,” “White Christmas” and “Amour” and the first national tour of “Les Misérables.” At The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, she has starred in “The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.”

08/25/18 - 09/09/18
2015 Lincoln Funeral Car
Antioch
900 Skidmore Drive
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.1166
The Lakes Region Historical Society is proud to announce the 2015 LINCOLN FUNERAL CAR is coming to Antioch.

All ages will enjoy this spectacular historical re-creation and unique exhibit. Group tours available for 15 persons are more.

Civil War soldiers and civilian reenactors will be on-hand Labor Day weekend, along with a free outdoor concert by the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin on Saturday, September 1. Notable “Fritz Klein as Lincoln” will also be appearing during the holiday weekend. Klein’s portrayal of Lincoln brings this American icon to life, with his striking resemblance and historically accurate program. Charming downtown Antioch offers many fine restaurants, eateries and shops, and is within walking distance of METRA RAIL (weekday service).

For info. or groups, call 847-395-1166.

09/08/18 - 09/09/18
8th Annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival
Kracklauer Park
100 N. Seymour Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.0650
Mundelein Community Connection and the Mundelein Park District proudly present the 8th Annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, (MAF) a juried art festival showcasing the talents of fine artists and craftspeople who work in a variety of media. The MAF will be held September 8-9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at Kracklauer Park in downtown Mundelein, 100 N. Seymour Ave. The two-day event features top-notch artists, local musicians, tasty food, and kids’ activities.
09/08/18 - 09/09/18
Hainesville's Civil War Encampment & Battle
South Hainesville Road
Hainesville, IL
Relive history as knowledgeable re-enactors, both military and civilian in period garb, recreate an American Civil War Encampment and Battle in a rural setting in Hainesville, Illinois. Event highlights include: narrated military battles between Union and Confederate forces, military and civilian bivouacs and encampments, historical presentations by such special guests as Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, General Grant, and Elijah Haines (village founder) among others. There will also be American cricket games and instruction, period music and souvenirs as well as food vendors. Opportunities will exist for visitors to question participants about their knowledge of and their character’s role in that period of our history. Parking and admission to the event are FREE. Additional information can be found on the village website at: www.hainesville.org which will be updated as time progresses.
09/09/18 - 09/09/18
Superhero Fun Run
Round Lake Sportscenter
2004 Municipal Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Voice: 847.546.8558
While invites have been sent to Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Superman (to name a few), mere humans can still register. Runners and walkers will enjoy this easy 2-mile event designed for all members of the family. Participants are encouraged to dress as their own caped (or non-caped) comic book and movie favorites.
09/09/18 - 09/09/18
Flight Behavior
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
This Ryerson Reads book talk will feature Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver and led by Benjamin Goluboff, professor of English at Lake Forest College and an expert in American literature. Kingsolver's riveting novel concerns a young mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee whose discovery of millions of off-course monarch butterflies energizes various competing factions--religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians--trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.
09/09/18 - 09/10/18
Rosh Hashanah at Wildfire
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Bring your family and friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Rosh Hashanah. We will be serving a Rosh Hashanah Club Menu served family style for groups of 6 or more featuring traditional holiday dishes like chopped liver, matzoh ball soup, apricot glazed chicken breast and braised brisket of beef. For smaller groups, all of the traditional Rosh Hashanah dishes will be featured as specials to enjoy. The menus will be available for dinner on Sunday, September 9 and all day on Monday, September 10. Party Platters will be available for carry out to enhance your holiday dinner at home.

$42.95 per person & $19.95 for children 12 and under plus tax (gratuity not included).

Call for reservations.

09/10/18 - 09/10/18
Adult's Cooking Class - Brunch!
Maggiano's Little Italy
307 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Bring home the skills to re-create our famous dishes at home and taste each of these dishes along with the perfect wines!!

Our chef will be guiding you through preparation of a three course meal.

On the menu tonight:

  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
  • Meatball Benedict
  • Fran’s Roasted Potatoes

Lastly our servers will bring out a kitchen prepped version of this meal for you to sit back and enjoy.

The goal here is to teach you cooking techniques you can bring home and enhance your daily experience in your own kitchen. We also love getting out of the kitchen and having fun with our guests! Copies of each recipe will be provided.

08/31/18 - 09/22/18
Green Town Tales: A Night with Ray Bradbury
Three Brothers Theatre
221 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
An evening of two one act plays by Ray Bradbury told Three Brothers style. Join us for a night of stories from our hometown sci-fi hero!

Kaleidoscope is the story of seven astronauts millions of miles away from the Earth when suddenly a meteor slams into their rocket ship. Their rocket ship split open they are stranded out in space. What will they do up there?

A Device Out of Time is the story of two boys and their time machine…a jar of fire flies. They stumble into the home of old Captain Freeleigh sleeping in his wheelchair, but when their time machine activates they are all suddenly and magically transported!

09/07/18 - 09/23/18
Calendar Girls
P.M.&L. Theatre
877 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3055
Calendar Girls by Tim Firth is based on the true story of eleven members of the British Women's Institute who posed provocatively for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund. Calendar Girls is an adult comedy.

Online ticketing opens July 25; Box office opens Aug. 27.

05/30/18 - 09/26/18
Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
Downtown Grayslake
100 Center St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.289.7138
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sense of community by operating a weekly three season outdoor shopping experience in the historic downtown center that offers farm fresh and prepared foods, arts and crafts, music and children’s activities.
05/02/18 - 10/03/18
Lake Zurich's Cruise Nights
Downtown Lake Zurich
East Main Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.438.5146
The Lake Zurich Cruise Night monthly event held the first Wednesday of the month May- October from 6-9pm and is one of the best car shows in the area, featuring over 40+ vehicles on display from every era in downtown Lake Zurich.
05/12/18 - 10/21/18
Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Gather the family together for a remarkably fast tour of the United States when the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibition opens May 12th. Walk through the 7,500 sq.-foot exhibition and pass by nearly 50 familiar miniature American landmarks, all handcrafted from natural materials. Each season the 17 garden-scale trains travel over 22,000 miles past the landmarks, which are surrounded by carefully planned landscapes of 5,000 plants. This year, the Garden adds the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and Lumberyard Railroad siding prop. Garden members save $1 on admission.
09/05/18 - 10/28/18
Sweet Charity
Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.0200
Spend a little time with Sweet Charity. The dance-filled, groovy musical comedy inspired by Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. Sweet Charity captures all the energy humor, and heart-break of life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. Features the songs "Big Spender," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This," and "I'm a Brass Band."
07/12/18 - 10/31/18
Farmstand Open
Didier Farms
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.3291
Didier Farms provides you with the opportunity to buy the very best locally grown vegetables and produce. Our vegetables are grown here on our farm and picked daily to ensure that our customers receive the freshest local produce available to them. We are particularly known for our delicious sweet corn, the best in Lake County. We grow tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, eggplant, patty pan squash and many varieties of sweet and hot peppers.
When you walk into our farmstand, you get the feeling of the “good ole days” Our farm is a truly unique experience-from the fresh homegrown vegetables, cider, apples, honey, freshly baked pies, and old fashioned candies to our gourmet soup mixes, bread mixes, jellies, preserves, pickled vegetables, canned tomatoes, salsa, homemade noodles and other pastas. In season, we carry Michigan peaches and apples and other fruits.
09/01/18 - 11/04/18
Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze
909 English Prairie Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Voice: 815.675.9729
Many farms have cool corn mazes, but not many can live up to the size and detail of the Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze! With its 9 - 10 miles of trail winding through 28 acres of live corn, you are in for a challenge and a treat!

The maze is actually created out of 4 smaller mazes. Each one has its own dedicated in and out path. There are multiple checkpoints throughout the maze as well as three bridges that will help you find your bearings while looking at the map.

Finding the checkpoints is the challenge and the way to solve the maze, but if you have had enough and need to get out and get a fresh donut or a cup of hot chocolate for added strength and stamina, you can find your way out in just minutes. There is a perimeter path surrounding the entire maze and there are no dead ends in this maze! And it is completely up to you whether to do one maze or all four!

Are you up for the challenge of this year’s maze? Come on out and get lost!

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No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Register on the day of the tournament. Players seated in live games will have registration priority. Players must have a Fire Keeper's Club® card when registering. Players have the option to buy back into the tournament during the first four rounds. Payouts are based on the number of entrants.
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Friday Night Fish Fry
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847-625-7300
Friday Night is "All you can eat" Fish Fry for $9.95 at the Lakeside Restaurant. Dinner includes crispy Atlantic Cod dipped in classic beer batter and deep fried served with cole slaw.
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Vineyard Tour, Tasting & Wine Appreciation Seminar
Valentino Vineyards
5175 Aptakisic Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.634.2831
Call today and make reservations, print this voucher and bring it to Valentino Vineyards for a great deal. Enjoy a Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation Seminar for only $19.95 a person. This is a 60% savings off the regular price of $48. Tax is included and all services must be redeemed during one visit by the same customer. Each person must have a printed voucher.
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First Fridays on MainStreet
Downtown Libertyville
Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown Libertyville. Have dinner at one of our many restaurants and then stop in to the shops to see what is going on. In store promotions, music, special demonstrations or shopping for that perfect gift. It's all here!
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Live Music at Route 41 Roadhouse Every Friday Night
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL 60084
Voice: 847.249.3770
The Savanna House has live music every Friday night. Come out with the friends, enjoy a bite to eat and live music.
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The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
The Chocolate Sanctuary
5101 Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.944.0808
Join us for a delicious Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10am-2pm. Choose from the buffet of shrimp cocktail, egg/omelet station, lox, salads, carving station, Ceviche, waffle pops, cocoa ribs, fruit pastries and more. Also enjoy a mimosa for only $5. $22 per adult, $8 for Kids 5-10 and kids under 5 eat free.
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Half Price Wines by the Bottle
Main Street Social
608 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.549.3490
Featuring Bright Angel, Main Street Social and any wine on our by the glass list!!!
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5X Points
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Summer just got better—5X better—with 5X points every single Sunday in June, plus a bonus Sunday on July 1! Just play slots with your Club card on these Sunday Fun-days and kick off the sunny season with 5X faster rewards!
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Uno's 75th Anniversary
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Gurnee, IL 60031
Celebrating 75 years with 75 days of special events! Buy a deep dish pizza for just $7.50 and sign up for a chance to win free pizza! Restrictions apply. Visit the site below for more details.
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Art Exhibition: Rain Paintings
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Sibylle Szaggars Redford is a German born Multimedia Environmental Artist. She has dedicated her life’s work to creating art informed by her spiritual consciousness of our connection to life, the land, and the world by raising awareness of our environmental unsound practices. Redford’s inspirations stem from nature, ancient cultures such as the Hopi, the Moroccan, or as in her most recent work the monsoon rains in the New Mexican High Desert.

She has exhibited her work throughout England, Germany, Italy, Monaco, France, Peru, Japan, Singapore, and the United States, and often collaborates with various musicians and choreographers. Her large oil painting series “Shape of Color” was her first collaboration with the world-renowned cellist Nina Kotova which was presented during the International Classical Music Festival in Cortona, Italy and later in Singapore of 2008.

In the summer of 2010, Szaggars-Redford began creating her “Rainfall” series, inviting rain showers to become a major instigator and her collaborator with Nature. In this series Redford provides the paper with her abstract watercolor pigment compositions – she then waits for the monsoon rain in the New Mexican High Desert and places her work in these showers.

Szaggars-Redford's pieces will be on display at Brushwood Center from May 21st to July 15th.

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Band Beverages
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
We listen to their music and offer a flight of band-inspired cocktails!
  • June 6: The Beatles
  • June 13: Paramore
  • June 20: Hair Bands
  • June 27: One Hit Wonder night (various artists)
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Five, Six, Seven Specials at Fleming's
Fleming's Lincolnshire
960 Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.793.0333
Five, Six Seven. Stop in the bar between 5pm and 7pm every night of the week. We have 5 different cocktails, 5 different glasses of wine and 5 different appetizers for the prices between $6 and $8! Or enjoy our Prime Burger for just $8. Available in the bar only.
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Dino's Cool Party
The Northern Lights Theater
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Andy Dimino as Dean Martin, Carmen Romano as Tony Bennett, Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand, Scott Keo as Michael Bublé and Ron Simpson as Ray Charles, plus more. Everyone raise a glass to the coolest pack of performers around. Welcome to the party.
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Order Pizza for a Smile!
Judy's Pizzeria
1855 Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL
Voice: 847.579.8330
Order Pizza from Judy's Pizza and mention your order is for SMILE and 10% of the proceeds from your order will go to the SMILE Grant-in-Aid Fund.

SMILE Grant-in-Aid is a Program of the Parks Foundation of Highland Park. Since 1992 SMILE has enabled families in need of financial assistance the ability to participate in PDHP programs.

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MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Libertyville food vendors will sell a variety of delectable treats. Enjoy easy listening music played by local bands. Check our website for list of bands. Special children’s entertainment will be offered each week plus a raffle for a $25 MainStreet gift certificate.
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Free Vineyard Tours at Vigneto del Bino Winery
Vigneto dle Bino Winery
42150 Crawford Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.204.7352
Vigneto del Bino hosts free Vineyard Tours on Sundays at 1 and 3pm. Vigneto del Bino specializes in producing unique wines from grapevines that grow here in Illinois. American and French-hybrid grape varietals, such as: Brianna, Frontenac, Marquette, Sabrevois, St. Pepin, Frontenac Gris, Sommerset and Edelweiss are prominent in the vineyard.
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Reel Random Jackpots
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Reel Random jackpots are back! And they can happen at any time, any seat, any dollar amount and any reel combination. Just play slots on Sundays for your chance to randomly win cash or cashable slot credit prizes totaling up to $100,000 EACH WEEK!
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Summer Concert Series
Waukegan Public Library
203 Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60044
Come out to the Waukegan Public Library to listen to class-act live music every Friday at noon.
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NIDBA Boat Races
Blarney Island
27843 W. Grass Lake Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3804
Come see the best of the chain's boat races. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the night on the water.
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Grillin' and Chillin' at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
2800 N. Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Come visit us for your favorite entertainers every Tuesday in the summer. Our $5 BBQ menu will be served from 5pm to 9pm and we will have drink specials!
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Food Truck Thursdays
Dean Avenue - between Roger Williams Ave and St. Johns Ave.
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 8474336901
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays features delicious food truck offerings and local favorites Abigail's American Bistro, Ravinia Brewing Company and Viaggio serving wine, beer and cocktails. Friends, neighbors and families come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun al fresco! Dine at picnic benches in the Park, or bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Stop by on your way to Ravinia Festival!
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Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Big Lots Parking Lot
Corner of Rollins and Cedar Lake Rd.
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Voice: 847.546.2002
This new Farmers Market will offer shopping for fresh market veggies, tasting local vendor food, and listening to live music.
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MainStreet Libertyville's Car Fun on 21
downtown Libertyville
Church and Milwaukee
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Vintage vehicles are displayed on Church and Cook Streets. Local bands will perform.

To display a car, volunteers will be assist at 5 pm at the Brainerd Avenue entrances.

Car shows are scheduled for June 20; July 18; August 15; September 19..

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Lake Barrington Farmers Market
28214 W. Northwest Highway
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.7800
Shop for local goods at the all new farmers market in Lake Barrington. Located on the corner of Rte. 41 and Pepper Road, come find your next favorite treat!
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Tomahawk Tuesday
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
960 Milwaukee Ave.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.793.0333
Try the new three-course menu for two, featuring our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk. For the first course, choose two salads followed by our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk to share, choose two sides, and then round out your dinner with two dessert selections.

The Prime Tomahawk is a show-stopping experience for any steak enthusiast. The epitome of Prime; it’s heavily marbled, juicy, and brimming with rich flavor from being broiled with the long bone-in. Aged a minimum of 21 days, then cooked to Guests’ desired temperature in our 1600° broiler. Go ahead — have it all.

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Hawthorn Mall Cruise Night
Sears Auto Center of Hawthorn Mall
2 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL
Voice: 847-235.6525
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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 6pm to 9 pm for only $6!
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New Member Offer
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Now–September 30, 2018, join the Midwest’s most competitive player’s club at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for exclusive rewards—like free play the day you enroll! Play the New Member Kiosk Game to reveal $5–$1,000 in FKC Reward Play!
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Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Miller's Dog N Suds
517 Washington St
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.587.6808
Be there – Bring a lawn chair! Cars Pre 1973 (Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Custom, Classic & Antique) – The Public is Welcome! Lots of parking for newer cars across the street at the train station. Listed in Car Craft Magazine as one of the Top Five Cruise Spots in Chicagoland!
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Mundelein's Farmers Market
Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Parking Lot
Route 45 Between Courtland & Crystal Steets
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9235
Come out to the newest Lake County Farmer's Market in Downtown Mundelein. Local vendors (within 200 miles of Mundelein) offering a variety of fresh produce, meats, flowers, cheese and artisanal foods. Fun for the whole family and good food too. A new addition to the market is a tented seating area where market goers can relax, have a snack, and enjoy live music.
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MainStreet Libertyville's Farmers Market
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Imagine fresh produce picked yesterday and ready for your table today. Also featured are pastries, artisanal breads, cheeses, flowers, free range meats and eggs, mushrooms, certified organic vegetables, local honey, goat milk products, appetizers, and even dog treats.
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Barrington's Farmers Market
Village Parking Lot
Park Avenue - Corner of Main and South Cook
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.3829
The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, honey, breads, dog treats, and pasta. Also grab dinner to go.
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Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
Gold Pyramid House
37921 Dilleys Road
Wadsworth, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.7777
Visitors will be given a sit down presentation from Rocko Onan, one of the original children that grew up in the house. You will be guided through the museum and public areas of the house. Visit an exact replica of King Tutanhkamun’s tomb with all the impresive artifacts. End your tour at the Gift shop before taking your family picture next to the tallest Ramesses II standing statue in the world.

Tour Schedule:

  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Jun 10th, 17th, 24th
  • Jul 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • Aug 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Sep 2nd, 9th, 30th
  • Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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Ravinia Farmers Market
Ravinia Farmers Market
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.561.1302
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of the county's freshest goods.

The market runs every Wednesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from June 6th through October 31st.

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Train Tours
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Road
Volo, IL 60073
Voice: 815.385.3644
Relax and enjoy a 40 minute tour of the museum property. Discover the history of the museum and many of the artifacts on display.
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Poses and Pints
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Tighthead hosts a yoga class in our taproom the first Sunday of every month. Classes are led by Shannon Thomas or Angela Oaks, our Brewmasters wife. Price of the class is $20, which gives you two pints of your favorite Tighthead brew and an hour of yoga class. Tickets are on sale in the taproom only. Tickets will also be available the day of the class. This will be an all levels class! Doors open at 10 AM. B.Y.O.M (bring your own mat)
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Wednesday $1 Off Pints at Bosacki's Home Brew
Bosacki's Home Brew
610 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Each Wednesday at Bosacki's Home Brew, pints of delicious home brew beer are $1 off.
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Pub Trivia at Tighthead Brewing Company
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Free live trivia at Tighthead Brewery every Wednesday from 7-9PM!

Grab some friends, pick a team name, and enjoy a fun night of beer and trivia!!!! Prizes are given away to the winning teams so get your game face on!

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$4 off Growler Fills on Wednesdays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Wednesdays and receive $4 off of growler fills.
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Flight Night
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
A selection of mini-cocktails - try three different cocktails for just $10!
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Thursday Trivia Nights
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3375
Current events, geography, history, movies, music, pop culture, science and more!
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Improv Comedy Shows
Improv Playhouse
735 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville , IL 60048
Voice: 847.968.4529
See side-splitting Improv Comedy!

Saturday Nights

  • 7:30p Family Friendly
  • 9:00p Adult Friendly

    BYOB ($5 Corking Fee)

    Call in advance for Pre-Sale Discount!

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Backyard BBQ
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 18007297244
Make spring sizzle with a full plate of flame-kissed, down-home-delicious ribs, steaks, pork, chicken, classic southern sides, dessert and more. We’re all fired up!
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$2 off Pints Sundays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Sundays to receive $2 off pints.
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Game Days at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Bring a game, or play one of theirs! Board games, card games, RPGs, table games - lots of options. And they'll have a special menu of Sunday Sippers perfect for gaming!
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Prime Rib Saturdays
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847.625.7300
Saturday Night is our Prime Rib Special! Get a table by the fireplace, glass of wine, enjoy the food and the view! 2 for $25 Prime Rib dinner includes: house salad, choice of either potato or wild rice, vegetable du jour and a mouth watering 12oz Prime Rib.
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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Lindy's Landing
115 Park St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 847-526-9789
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy take $2 off any of our fresh hot burgers from the grill, $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, $2 well drinks and $2 house wines.
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Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
O'Toole's Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-984-2599
Join us every Monday & Tuesday night for Kid's Eat Free. Monday's with Holly the balloon artist. One free kids meal (up to $6) with every adult meal over $10 purchased.
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Wine About Wednesdays
545 North Bar & Grill
545 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.247.8700
Every Wednesday, 545 North Bar and Grill will feature Wine About Wednesday! All bottles of wine, including bottles from our special selection will be available at a 35% discount. So come join us this Wednesday to unwind and Wine About Wednesday!
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1/2 Price Wine Bottle Mondays
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Join every Monday for 1/2 price wine bottles from a select list. If you can't drink it all, they will seal it, bag it and you'll be on your way!
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Straight Up Bingo
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Join us for our monthly Wednesday Straight Up BINGO! Collette will be MC'ing and Tim will be pouring!

Enjoy 6 rounds of regular bingo and 1 round of blackout!! Prizes for each round plus a HUGE blackout prize!

COME PLAY ALONG!

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Jump N Jam Fridays
Jump America
880 Lakeside Dr.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Plenty of Jumping & Jamming going on Fridays at Jump America. Admission includes a live DJ, 4 hours of jumptime, pizza (while supplies last) & access to over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodge-ball courts, foam jumping pit, kids zone, and more.
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Tuesday is Senior Day at Potawatomi
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Being a Senior has its benefits, and at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, every Tuesday is dedicated to Seniors. Guests who are 55 years old or older and are members of the Fire Keeper’s Club® will be rewarded on every Tuesday of the month with 3X points and half off at The Buffet.
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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery, and we make a wide range of spirits that you'll see all over the Midwest. At our tasting room, you can sample our wares, enjoy a great cocktail, attend an event or class, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday for tastings and purchases, and our cocktail bar is open Thurs-Sun. Check our website for hours, upcoming events & more.
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Jump Fitness
Jump America
880 Lakeside
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Come out to the popular event Jump Fitness. Workout with the whole body and cardio aerobics. Every Monday & Wednesday there will be a class at 6:00pm.
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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
The Village Tavern
135 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL
Voice: 847.634.3117
At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Every Thursday is Open Mic Night! Brush up the singing skills and arrive after 6:00 p.m. to take the stage.
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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Mickey Finn's Brewery
345 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy live entertainment. Enjoy a great meal, fresh brewed beer and live music. Visit the website for upcoming shows.
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Trivia Night at Austins
Austin's Fuel Room
481 Peterson
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.549.1972
Come out to Austin's every Wednesday night and test your knowledge. Every week at 7:30 pm Egghead Pub Trivia at Austin's in the Lounge. Teams of 8 or less.
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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Gurnee, IL 60611
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out, try the beer of the month or any number of drink specials. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy great food at a reasonable price.
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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
The Fogcutter
36021 N US Hwy 45
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Voice: 847.356.3555
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and enjoy the many daily drink and food specials. Wednesdays also enjoy Water Pong at 10pm.
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Open Mic Thursdays
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. is Open Mic Night at Green Town Tavern. Acoustic guitar, amp, music stand and 2 microphones are provided. All skill levels and styles are welcome. Bring out friends, sign up at 7 p.m., and show off on stage! No cover charge.
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Trivia Time?
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Come out to The Green Town Tavern each Wednesday for two hours of 'Trivia Time?' hosted by Tad & Steveo. Good times and prizes await as you compete against friends to become the trivia champion. No cover charge!
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Open Mic Night
Irish Mill Inn
26592 N IL Rte 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.7044
The Irish Mill Inn hosts an 'open mic' night every Thursday and Sunday from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Bring a guitar, some friends and get up on stage! Don't sing or play an instrument? Come out and enjoy local musicians who are passionate about performing live.
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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every Tuesday night, so bundle up and come on in. Mom and dad will also enjoy the $1.50 tappers too.
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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
5572 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. Enjoy a great atmosphere, good food and drinks and friends.
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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
17 North Bar & Grill
17 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.9463
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports bar. Bring out the singing voice and have a great time every Friday night.
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Happy Hour at Sullivan's
Sullivan's Steakhouse of Lincolnshire
250 Marriott drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.833.0311
Every Monday through Friday from 4pm-7pm, Sullivan's is the place to be for a good time. Enjoy great happy hour features including $7 specialty cocktails, featured red and white wines and bar entrees. Come relax after a hard day at work.
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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you can eat" Beer Batter Icelandic Cod, served with soup or salad, cole slaw and fries.. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other menu items include appetizers to salads, sandwiches, pasta, fresh fish and USDA choice steaks from the Stockyards Packing Company. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Fish Taco Specials
Momcorn
5101 Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224-610-0407
Come out any Friday and Saturday and enjoy a Fish Taco Plate. This special includes 2 Fish Tacos, Rice, and Salad all for only 7.95 or try an Individual Fish Taco for $3.00.
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The Double Nickel Club
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Are you at least 55 years young? Then you're eligible to join our Double Nickel Club!! Sign up and receive a card and get 30% off a meal every Wednesday.
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Two for You Lunch
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Uno's New Two for You Lunch menu! It allows you to mix & match lunch-sized salads, soups and entree items, at prices starting at $6.99. Lunch Specials are served Monday to Friday until 3pm. Please visit the website for complete menu.
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Chocolate Factory Tour
Long Grove Confectionery
333 Lexington Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Voice: 847-459-0269
Hear a brief history of our candy kitchen. See incredible chocolates being produced as you venture down the walkway on a guided tour. Smell the chocolate aroma and finally taste a sample of our gourmet chocolate before visiting the Factory Store. Reservations Mon.-Thurs. Walkins on Sat. (free; no guarantee of live production). Call for more information.
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Guided Tours at Volo Bog
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60050
Voice: 815-344-1294
As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of peat act as insulation against the thaw, clinging to winter just a little longer. Dormant winter shrubs and deciduous tamarack conifers await a warming of their roots to begin again their active life. While we may be ready for signs of spring, Volo Bog is still offering signs of winter activity. Deer tracks, rabbit scat & the meandering footprints of raccoons all reveal activity in Volo Bog. Peeking through the snow, carnivorous pitcher plants begin to show signs of greening with the lengthing days. Join a guided tour of this fascinating ecosystem - Illinois' only remaining open-water quaking bog - a National Natural Landmark! These public bog tours are open to individuals, families and small groups without reservations, however, groups of 10 or more are asked to please phone 815-344-1294 for special arrangements. Tours are about one hour.
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Buy One, Eat Two Every Wednesday
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-362-6688
Every Wednesday, all night long buy one burger and get one free, with the purchase of two Mickey Finn's Beers. Bring a friend or spouse and enjoy a night out.
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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Banquet and Dining
2800 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-360-4730
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Night Dinners. The regulars will be the first to tell you, they love the mid-week break from cooking at home. The dinners feature a wide variety of entrees, such as: fish, pasta, ribs and pot roast, delicious sides and a fresh selection of soups and salads. Visit the website for a complete menu. Also watch for the monthly specials.
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Prime Rib Wednesdays
Cadwell's Grille in the Embassy Suites Deerfield
1445 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847-945-4500
Come out and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner at Cadwell's. This Wednesday night special includes prime rib, baked potato, daily vegetable pot, au jus and horseradish creme fraiche. Reservations are recommended. The 14 oz prime rib dinner is $23 and the 10 oz is $21.
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Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Voice: 847 546-8558
Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids or a place where they can drive a car to the grocery store, gas up at the local gas station, be a star on stage or a pizza stand owner! Our Neighborhood is a place where children ages 1-6 can practice various roles in a community, challenging themselves to explore, imagine and create, exercising both mind and body. They may even enter the Neighborhood's "backyard" where they can climb, crawl, slide and be busy bodies in a safe environment! We have designed our Children's Neighborhood Museum specifically for children 1-6 years old.

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