Calendar of Events for Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site

Calendar of Events

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Make plans for a night out with dinner and then head to a show at the Genesee Theatre. The kids will love looking at classic cars and movie cars at Volo Auto Museum or enjoy the outdoors at the Lake County Forest Preserve. Every season creates long-lasting memories at Lake County staples like Ravinia Festival, Six Flags Great America, Marriott Theatre, Great Wolf Lodge, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more.

Please note, all efforts have been made to verify information prior to publishing, however, changes do occur. Please contact event producers directly to verify such things as times, location, admission price and cancellations.

Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten
Happening as planned 05/29/20

It's official! Harbor Brewing Co.'s lakefront craft bier...

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Richardson Apple Cider Donut Drive-Thru
Happening as planned 05/30/20 - 05/31/20

Oh, those donuts! Enjoy these amazing and popular treat...

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Illinois Passport at Home: Stay at home, Drink Illinois
05/08/20 - 06/04/20

Passport At Home draws on the success of the annual Drink Illinois Summe...

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Lake County Forest Preserves 2020 Online Native Plant Sale
Virtual 05/18/20 - 07/01/20

Some key details for easy online shopping:

DigiFilm Makers Class with the Improv Playhouse
Virtual 04/28/20 - 05/26/20

Digital Youth Filmmaking Class (Open to Youth of All Ages!)

An...

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Virtual Obstacle Course Contest with Hawthorn Mall
Virtual 05/28/20

Ready, set, Go! Create a safe and fun obstacle course in your home or ba...

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Virtual Thirsty Thursdays with North Shore Distillery: Muddling
Virtual 05/28/20

Join North Shore Distillery each Thursday evening for Virtual Thirsty Th...

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Virtual Thirsty Thursdays with North Shore Distillery: All About Bitters
Virtual 05/28/20

Join North Shore Distillery each Thursday evening for Virtual Thirsty Th...

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At Ease: Focus On Joy Virtual Art Class for Vets/Active Military with the Brushwood Center at the Ryerson Woods
Virtual 04/24/20 - 05/29/20

This is a series of free online art workshops hosted via Zoom to help ve...

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Yoga with the Garden: Online with the Chicago Botanic Garden
Virtual 05/05/20 - 05/30/20

This class combines breathing, stretching, meditation and relaxation fro...

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Night at the Volo Auto Museum
05/30/20

Join us for an after hours soft opening of the museum. You'll be joi...

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Shop, Pop & Go in Long Grove
04/24/20 - 05/31/20

Show them your taillights and pop shop and go – meaning shop onlin...

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Meet the Herd! Virtual Meetings with Lambs Farm
Virtual 04/27/20 - 05/31/20

The Libertyville's Farmyard friends are here to help you through thi...

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Wildlife Discovery Center Facebook Live Videos
Virtual 05/15/20 - 05/31/20

Round up the family and tune into the Wildlife Discovery Center's Fa...

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8th Annual Lambs Farm Champion Car Show Goes Virtual
Virtual 05/31/20

Lambs Farm’s Champion Car Show is going virtual in 2020! They ...

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Virtual 05/11/20 - 06/01/20

Meet Buffy Binkleman (from The Princess & the Pea), the most incredi...

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Virtual 05/11/20 - 06/01/20

You have to check out the Couchical series by Jenna Coker-Jone...

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Opening Day at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
Happening as planned 06/02/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on our Opening day on Tuesday, Jun...

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 RSMI's Bridges for Jazz & Chamber at Ravinia Festival
Canceled 06/05/20

Program to include the premieres of the winning pieces from the 2020 &ld...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Virtual 06/05/20

Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Per...

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Motocross at the Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
06/05/20 - 06/06/20

Who’s ready for another night of racing? Friday June 5 and Saturda...

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*Cancelled* Countess & Friends at the Genesee Theatre
Canceled 06/06/20

Actress and TV personality Luann de Lesseps is everyone's favorite c...

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North Shore Pride Fest in Highwood
06/06/20

To kick off Pride Month, Celebrate Highwood is ‘showing its pride ...

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North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K
06/07/20

Enjoy a beautiful run through Highland Park’s most scenic spots.

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Prince and Princess Day at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/09/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on their Prince and Princess ...

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Billy Childs & Rufus Reid at Ravinia Festival
06/10/20

Pianist-composer, five-time Grammy® Award-winner and 14-time nominee...

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Park on Park Cruise Night
06/10/20

Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of ...

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Summer Menu Reveal @ The Tavern
06/11/20

The Tavern Lounge and North Shore Distillery are collaborating again! Jo...

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June Adventure Camp at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/08/20 - 06/12/20

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers day camps at the beginning and end of ...

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Jazz Grandstand: RSMI Program for Jazz at Ravinia Festival
06/12/20

The Jazz Grandstand: RSMI Program for Jazz hit's the Ravinia Stage a...

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Jesse & Joy at Ravinia Festival
06/12/20

With a string of number-one hits and awards over the past decade, the Me...

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9th Annual Mundelein's Craft Beer Festival
06/13/20

Mundelein Community Connection and Tighthead Brewing Company will be hol...

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Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival now Virtual
Virtual 06/13/20

Celebrate the start of summer with the Waukegan Park District at the 21s...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra at Orlin Trapp Auditorium
06/13/20

Founded in 1974, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a true “...

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Sheryl Crow at Ravinia Festival
06/13/20

A nine-time Grammy Award recipient, Sheryl Crow is an American music ico...

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Chain O'Lakes Championship Sponsored by Bowfishing Association of Illinois
06/13/20

A BAI favorite with a lower entry fee to offset chain sticker costs! $15...

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2020 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Lake Zurich
06/14/20

Come join the Run & Walk  to honor the sacrifice of firefighter...

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Jill Scott with Special Guest Musiq Soulchild at Ravinia Festival
06/14/20

Jill Scott, as her first release on her own Blues Babe Records/Warner Br...

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Fox Lake Triathlon
06/14/20

Sunday, June 14, 2020 brings you to the shores of Nippersink Lake in Fox...

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Creative Fine Art Photography: Online with the Chicago Botanic Garden
Virtual 05/12/20 - 06/16/20

Discover how to see and convey your creative vision of the world in phot...

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 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder at Marriott Theatre
06/15/20 - 06/16/20

Acclaimed singer and muliti-instrumentalist John-Mark McGaha (The Ray Ch...

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Trivia Night at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/16/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on their Trivia Night and bring yo...

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Judy Collins & Arlo Guthire at Ravinia Festival
06/17/20

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerab...

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Boozy Book Club @ NSD
06/17/20

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for the next meeting our our...

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Clara: Celebrating the bicentennial of Clara Wieck Schumann at Ravinia Festival
06/18/20

Lara Downes is on the piano to play: Clara – Celebrating the ...

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Patti LaBelle with Ruben Studdard at Ravinia Festival
06/18/20

Patti LaBelle is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswo...

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Lincoln Trio Plays Beethoven at Ravinia Festival
06/19/20

Program:
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 (“Archduke”)

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Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine at Ravinia Festival
06/19/20

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocal...

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37th Annual Smith Nature Symposium at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
06/19/20 - 06/20/20

Save the date for the 2020 Smith Nature Symposium the the Brushwood Cent...

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Antioch's Wizards Weekend
06/20/20

Join us to celebrate all things of a magical nature…bring your ow...

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Zion's 34th Annual Nostalgia Days
06/20/20

Nostalgia Days is Lake County's largest and longest running car, tru...

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Black Violin with Soul Children of Chicago and Blind Boys of Alabama at Ravinia Festival
06/20/20

Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida comprising two clas...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
06/20/20

ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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Father's Day Fishing Frenzy in Fox Lake
06/20/20

The Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department will host the Fa...

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The Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
06/20/20

Bring the family out for an evening performance of The Tempel Lipizzans....

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7th Annual Fun & Fit Family Day at Lambs Farm
06/20/20

Families can enjoy a brisk two mile walk or 5k run around Old School For...

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Classic Albums Live performs The Eagles' Hotel California at Ravinia Festival
06/21/20

Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ulti...

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Day at the Circus at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/23/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market for their Day at the Circus for li...

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Collective Soul and Better Than Ezra with Special Guest Tonic at Ravinia Festival
06/24/20

Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th annivers...

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The Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/24/20

Bring the family out for a matinee performance of The Tempel Lipizzans. ...

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Highwood's Inferno Fest
06/24/20

Taking place on June 24 during the popular Highwood Evening Gourmet Mark...

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Miriam Fried & Friends Play Mozart
06/25/20

Miriam Fried, violin
Pamela Frank, violin
Atar Arad, viola...

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Bitter Jester Music Festival
06/05/20 - 06/26/20

Bitter Jester’s Music Festival featuring some of the best rising-s...

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Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco at Ravinia Festival
06/26/20

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy...

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Long Grove's Strawberry Festival
06/26/20

Historic Downtown Long Grove’s annual homage to strawberry season ...

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Festival of Fine Arts at The Art Center of Highland Park
06/26/20 - 06/28/20

The Art Center Highland Park’s Festival of Fine Arts is located ju...

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The World Goes 'Round at the Marriott Theatre
05/27/20 - 07/26/20

Cabaret! Chicago! Kiss of the Spider Woman! New York, New York! Zorba! F...

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Elephant and Piggie's
06/12/20 - 07/26/20

Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems&...

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Camp CBG at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/15/20 - 08/14/20

Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-...

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Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
06/05/20 - 08/21/20

Every other Friday through August 21, come out for Food Truck Fridays. W...

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Highwood's Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 08/26/20

Why make dinner at home when you can spend the evening with friends and ...

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Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
06/01/20 - 09/03/20

Welcome to the unique world of Blarney Island Drag Boat Racing. Now ente...

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Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays in Highland Park
06/04/20 - 09/03/20

Food Truck Thursdays  will return to the Ravinia District June 4 th...

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Lake Zurich Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 09/11/20

The Lake Zurich Farmers Market returns this year on Fridays from 6/5-9/1...

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Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/03/20 - 09/23/20

Over 40 vendors featuring home grown, homemade products. Michigan fruits...

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Vernon Hills Farmers Market
06/11/20 - 09/24/20

Local vendors will display their goods weekly, June 11 through Sept...

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Mundelein's Farmers Market
06/19/20 - 09/25/20

Mundelein Community Connection is bringing back the Mundelein Farmers Ma...

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The Wadsworth Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 09/30/20

Wednesday’s 3-7 pm - June 10-Sept 30

Come out and s...

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Zion's Farmers Market
06/17/20 - 09/30/20

Come for the great selections, enjoy the entertainment and make new frie...

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Ravinia Farmers Market
06/03/20 - 10/07/20

Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some o...

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Lake Bluff Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 10/09/20

From produce, proteins and pastries to flowers, cheese and more, the Lak...

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Deerfield's Farmers Market
06/13/20 - 10/10/20

Come join the Village of Deerfield every Saturday morning at the De...

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Buffalo Grove's Farmers Market
06/14/20 - 10/11/20

Looking for farm-fresh produce and homemade food items? Come to Buffalo ...

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Barrington's Farmers Market
06/18/20 - 10/15/20

The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selli...

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MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/04/20 - 10/22/20

In 2020, the MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market is celebrating ...

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Lambs Farm - Farmyard Open for the Season
04/10/20 - 10/25/20

Mark your calendars for April 10, the opening day of the farmyard season...

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Boating Season Begins at Waukegan Harbor & Marina
03/01/20 - 11/01/20

The 2020 boating season is officially underway! Take your vessel ou...

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Sinatra Sundays: Featuring Antonio Duca at Ron Onesti's Club 210
01/05/20 - 12/27/20

Join Ron Onesti's Club 210 every Sunday night for Ron’s famous...

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Tap Room Trivia Wednesday's at Buffalo Creek Brewing
01/01/20 - 12/30/20

Tap Room Trivia is every Wednesday.  Come enjoy a pint while play a...

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Open Mic at Copper Fiddle Distillery
01/02/20 - 12/31/20

Get here early! Every first & third Thursday enjoy Open Mic Nig...

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Six Flags Great America 2020 Season
05/02/20 - 12/31/20

The Six Flags Great America 2020 season kicks off on May 2 and runs thro...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Ongoing

Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown L...

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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts...

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Bingo Tuesdays
Ongoing
Free to play, prizes given out each round. Grand prize is always something...

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Fish Fry Friday
Ongoing
Come out to Lindy's for a Friday Fish Fry! Your choice of baked or fried No...

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Lindy's Happy Hour Special
Ongoing
Join Lindy's Landing Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. for 1/2 price appe...

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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
Ongoing
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery,...

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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing

At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Ev...

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Long Grove Confectionery Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing

Hear a brief history of our candy kitchen. See incredible chocolates bei...

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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing

Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy li...

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Guided Tours at the Volo Bog
Ongoing

As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of...

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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Ongoing
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out...

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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and ...

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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Ongoing
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every...

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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ongoing
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. ...

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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing

Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday N...

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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
Ongoing
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports ba...

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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you...

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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other me...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
Ongoing

The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit...

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