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Things To Do This Week August 30-September 2

Looking for things to do this weekend August 30-September 2? Lake County’s got you covered. Happy extra day off weekend!

To get an extensive look at what’s going on Labor Day weekend, continue here.

 

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The conclusion of Labor Day weekend is seen as the unofficial end of summer, but don’t worry, because that means it’s time for some flying pigskin. Click here to where in Lake County you can watch the Chicago Bears celebrate their 100th season. To see all of the events throughout September, continue here. 

Here are the top 5 things to do this weekend August 30-September 2.

1. Annual Jubilee Days in Zion


On Labor Day weekend, the City of Zion rejoices in unison as they host the Annual Jubilee Days Festival. The festivities kickoff with the annual 5K run Saturday morning, and the fun continues until Monday night. This event also includes a Miss Zion pageant, ice cream social, arts and crafts festival, live music, delectable eats, the Mayor’s Breakfast and the largest Labor Day parade in Lake County: the Jubilee Parade and fireworks. The parade steps off on Monday at 1 p.m. with over 100 units.

Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2. Shiloh Park, 25th Street and Emmaus Avenue, Zion.

2. Long Grove Irish Days

 

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Ready to celebrate Long Grove’s Irish Days, American-style? Join Long Grove as they celebrate heritage by featuring authentic Irish cuisine, traditional Irish brews, live entertainment that features musicians and dancers, the men’s kilt contest, bagpipers, a best-dressed dog competition, kiddie festivities and more. Everyone loves St. Paddy’s Day in September.

Saturday, August 31-Monday September 2; Sat.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Long Grove Fountain Square, 228 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove.

3. Bristol Renaissance Faire

 

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Lords and maidens must travel back in time to the Bristol Renaissance Faire just over the Wisconsin border. Explore a handful of 16th-century marketplaces; thrilling pub crawls, mouthwatering food, live entertainment and an abundance of fun with fellow fantasy fanatics. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite Renaissance-era attire while enjoying the sights and sounds of old-timey England. Labor Day weekend marks the final weekend of this Olde English fest.

Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $10-$24.95. Other adventures cost various admissions. Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI.

4. Jurassic Quest at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Events Center in Grayslake


The land of the lost is now found. The Lake County Fairgrounds host Jurassic Quest. The Grayslake exhibit features over 80 realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can learn, interact and even ride some of these giant lifelike lizards. The event is highlighted by lifelike scenes, cute baby dinosaurs; fossil digs for your young paleontologists, the “Dino Bounce area,” that includes dino-themed inflatable mazes, face painting and much more. Jurassic Quest is the largest exhibition of life-sized, moving museum-quality dinosaurs in North America.

Friday-Sunday, August 30-September 1; Fri.: 3-8 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun.: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets: $20-$36. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

5. “Something Rotten” Opening Weekend at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire


Fifteen ninety-five. London, England. “Welcome to the Renaissance” where the writers write, and the brothers hate Shakespeare with so much spite. Nick and Nigel Bottom are brothers attempting to write the play of the ages, but their style is old news compared that of “The Bard.” A fortune teller foresees the play’s future and predicts the Bottom duo will create something far more nuanced; a production that includes song, dance and acting done simultaneously. The Bottoms achieve their eureka moment and set out to write the first musical in the history of the world. Fame isn’t as fantastic as it looks as the Bottoms create a musical about our favorite brunch treat: omelets. Nominated for nine Tony Awards when on Broadway (winning one award), this musical comedy is sure to take the egg.

Friday-Sunday, August 30-September 1; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 4 and 8 p.m., Sun.:1 and 4 p.m. Tickets: $47.71-$57.86. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.


 

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