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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. With summer right around the corner, we can enjoy Lake County staples like Ravinia Festival and Six Flags Great America.

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Vernon Hills Summer Celebration
Vernon Hills, IL

Alpine Fest
Lake Zurich, IL

WaukAMole Fest and ArtWauk
Waukegan, IL

Taste of Summer Festival
Antioch, IL

East Grand Farmers & Artisans Market
Gurnee, IL
Wings Over Waukegan
09/07/19
Viewers will witness great flight performances by the world-renowned aeroba...

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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Night Di...

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ArtWauk
09/21/19
Join us for another of our monthly ArtWauk events and experience the arts r...

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Open Mic Thursdays
Ongoing
Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. is Open Mic Night at Green Town Tavern. Acoust...

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Trivia Time?
Ongoing
Come out to The Green Town Tavern each Wednesday for two hours of 'Trivia T...

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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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ArtWauk
08/17/19
Come out for another great time at Waukegan's monthly ArtWauk. Each month t...

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Waukegan's 8th Annual ZombieWauk
10/19/19
Come out for the Waukegan's ZombieWauk Metal on the Rocks. Stage, lights, w...

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Boating Season Begins at Waukegan Harbor & Marina
04/01/19 - 11/01/19
The 2019 boating season is officially underway! Take your vessel out on the...

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Waukegan Band Concert Series- Scandinavian Legends & Russian Icons
07/23/19
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to enjo...

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Waukegan Band Concert Series- Dancing Around the Globe
07/30/19
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to en...

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Waukegan Band Concert Series- Summer Slide Show
08/06/19
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to en...

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UB40 at the Genesee Theatre
09/20/19
Sway to the captivating rhythms of four-time Grammy® nominee and ...

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Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood
Ongoing
Memorabilia from the exhibit includes historic photographs of Jack Benny, p...

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ArtWauk
11/16/19
Join us for another of our monthly ArtWauk events and experience the arts r...

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Live Music: Trio Zafiro
Ongoing
Enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch accompanied by a live, Mexican musical tri...

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The Piano Guys
11/22/19
The Piano Guys have amassed over 1.5 billion YouTube views and over 2 billi...

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The Genesee Tribute Series - 5 Show Package
05/18/19 - 09/14/19
The Genesee Theatre kicks off its 2019 Tribute Series with five incredible ...

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Dan Petty & The Heartshakers
08/17/19
When he was in high school, Dan Grennes was told he bore a striking resembl...

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A Tribute to Patsy Cline
09/14/19
In her Tribute to Patsy Cline, Katie Deal soulfully embodies the sound and ...

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Vinyl Night
Ongoing
Every Wednesday Tony spin records our or yours! You never know what genre h...

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Three Dog Night with Special Guest Voyage
10/04/19
From 1969-1975, nobody produced more Top 10 hits, moved more records or sol...

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Napoleon Dynamite Screening and Conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries
09/12/19
It's been 15 years since the indie film Napoleon Dynamite came out of nowhe...

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Brian Regan
11/16/19
Admired by his peers, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the p...

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Alan Parsons Live Project at Genesee Theater
09/13/19

Alan Parsons Live Project brings back all the progressive, symphonic roc...

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An Evening Travis Tritt at the Genesee Theatre
10/24/19

Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy® Award-winning country artis...

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Kenny G at the Genesee Theatre
09/05/19

For over three decades, world-renowned saxophonist Kenny G has made the ...

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Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation w/ Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries
09/12/19

It's been 15 years since the indie film Napoleon Dynamite came out of no...

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The Capitol Steps at the Genesee Theatre
09/19/19

In 1981, a group of Senate staffers wanted to stage a Nativity play for ...

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Waukegan Night Out/Touch a Truck
08/02/19
Join the Waukegan Park District, Waukegan Police Department, Waukegan Fire ...

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The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa's Romeo and Juliet
01/18/20

The incomparable National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents 

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