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City of Waukegan

847-599-2500
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Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. Stroll through downtown Waukegan featuring numerous art galleries, colorful murals and unique restaurants. Enjoy the monthly ArtWauk events showcasing downtown galleries. The historic Genesee Theatre, restored to its original splendor, hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical acts. Waukegan also features award-winning golf courses, parks and recreation including a public beach on Lake Michigan as well as an active charter fishing fleet sailing out of Waukegan Harbor.

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17 North Bar and Grill
Sports bar, bar and grill and wine bar. Upstairs private dining area for parties and special events. ...Read More



Anastasia's Restaurant and Sports Lounge
Established in 1992. Family owned & operated proudly serving Lake County families breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Anastasia's menu includes pizz...Read More



Belvidere Park Ice Rink
The Belvidere Park Outdoor Ice Rink offers programs for all ages during the months of January and February, weather permitting and ice rink condition...Read More



Bertrand Bowling Lanes
40 Bowling Lanes! 7 Pool Tables! (plus one in the bar), full bar, snack shop, ProShop, friendly employees, video gaming and great management! Ask abou...Read More



Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Bonnie Brook is one of the most popular public courses in Lake County, boasting a meticulously manicured 18-hole course with rolling, wooded terrain. ...Read More



Bonnie Brook Golf Course Banquet Facility
Enjoy a picturesque view from the banquet facilities that overlook the beautiful 18-hole golf course. Exquisite cuisine will be prepared to perfection...Read More



Bowen Park
Bowen Park has been transformed into a public park with the widest possible range of recreation facilities. The park houses the Waukegan History Museu...Read More



Brunswick Zone - Waukegan
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More



Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings is more than just a NY-style wing joint. With 14 signature sauces, this sports bar offers a full Read More



Candlewood Suites Waukegan
A 4-time Quality Excellence Award Winner this hotel is spacious and built for comfort. For your stays with us, we offer a 24 hour laundry facility and...Read More



Captain Don's Charter Fishing
Captain Don's guide service is a Lake Michigan Salmon and Trout fishing operation located in Waukegan Harbor Illinois. Captain Don is a full time Illi...Read More



City of Waukegan
Downtown Waukegan's historic Genesee Theatre recently underwent a $23-million renovation that has restored the building to its original splendor. Per...Read More



City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber provides leadership and services for its member companies. Through the collective efforts of volunteers, the Chamber fosters a competitive...Read More



Club Tiki
Bar decorated as a Tiki hut, featuring video gaming and Gold Pyramid Vodka from The Gold Pyramid House. Available for special events! ...Read More



Courtyard By Marriott - Waukegan/Gurnee
The Courtyard by Marriott Waukegan/Gurnee located in the Fountain Square Plaza, is near Great Lakes...Read More



Dandelion Art Gallery
Dandelion Gallery is an artist run gallery committed to promoting art, artists, and art education in the community. Collective art updated monthly by ...Read More



Genesee Theatre
Experience the grandeur of world class artists and Broadway theatricals in the beautifully restored Genesee Theatre. After undergoing a $23 million re...Read More



Glen Flora Country Club
Glen Flora Country Club is a private country club offering memberships, but is also open to the public for banquets, weddings, meetings, and other spe...Read More



Green Town Tavern
Green Town Tavern is that special place where all the locals hang out, but newcomers will always feel at home. With a friendly staff and a menu full ...Read More



Hampton Inn & Suites Waukegan
Experience warm and friendly service at Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Waukegan, centrally located between Chicago O'Hare and Milwaukee International Ai...Read More



Coupon Holiday Inn Express and Suites Waukegan
Elegant brand with two bedroom suites, executive suites and Jacuzzi featured rooms. Guests will enjoy the large heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness ce...Read More



Jack Benny Center for the Arts
The Jack Benny Center for the Arts provides year round classes in art, music, dance and theatre for youth and adults. Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and...Read More



Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Open September through October for entertainment and education The farm offers a corn maze, farm tour hay rides, petting zoo, picnic area, gift shop a...Read More



La Casa de Samuel
People come to La Casa de Samuel because they love to eat the best of Mexico. All dishes served with handmade corn tortillas fresh off the griddle to...Read More



Lake County Government
Visit the website for a primary tool for connecting you with county government services and other programs. ...Read More



Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - Waukegan Harbor
Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers the finest in boating with 1,000-slip marina. A wide range of amenities and activities make the harbor more than ju...Read More



Papa Marcos Falafel and Pita
Middle Eastern Cuisine - dine in, carry out, catering and call in. ...Read More



Picasso's Cantina
At Picasso's, you'll taste authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with attention to details and served with South of the Border flair. We offer a wide var...Read More



Ray Bradbury Experience Museum
RBEM's current location is under development to become an experiential museum in 2020 (honoring his 100th birthday). Anchored in his hometown of Wauk...Read More



Coupon Residence Inn by Marriott - Chicago-Waukegan
This home away from home offers suites with 50% more space than ordinary hotel rooms. These versatile suites offer separate living, dining and sleepin...Read More



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

Ongoing Events
Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
Ongoing Tacos and Tunes
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Join for live music featuring a local band and all-you-can-eat tacos from 6...Read More
Dining Waukegan
Ongoing Family Movie Series
Waukegan Public Library - Bradbury Room
128 N. County St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.2041
Family movies showing each Sunday through November.
Family Waukegan




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