Things To Do This Weekend August 14-16, 2020

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For some, this is their kids’ last taste of summer. For others, the youngsters will remain at home through the fall. Whatever is going on in your life, Lake County has plenty of things to do this weekend August 14-16.

Whether your fancy is that of the artistic flair, wining and dining, the equine ballet or the exploration of the final frontier, the land of lakes has a weekend plan for you.

Here are your top five things to do this weekend August 14-16

1. Lincolnshire Art Festival

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” – Pablo Picasso. Lincolnshire Art Walk returns in its 22nd installment. The artful, mindful and socially distanced art walk features a smaller, carefully curated group of artists at the Village Green showcasing artists’ painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, fashion wearables and more. With the ongoing public health crisis, visitors are required to make reservations, and the walk is timed. The Village Green hosted fest scheduled a 9-10 a.m. time slot for those with special health conditions. Face coverings are required for all visitors ages two and older and social distancing is to be practiced when arriving. Visit for the full list of artists, registration and COVID-19 protocols.

Saturday-Sunday, August 15-16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission, VIP Tickets $10. Lincolnshire Art Walk, 100 Village Green, Lincolnshire.

2. ArtWauk/Art Park in Waukegan

Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in Downtown Waukegan. Experience a plethora of talented individuals showcasing their work in many different art mediums. In addition to the portraits, sculptures, live jazz music and other artistic vibes, munch on some delicious dining options at various downtown Waukegan locations like La Casa de Samuel, Green Town Tavern, Green Town on the Rocks, Win Win Restaurant, Jerk N’ More and others. Before the monthly art celebration, artists are invited to help with the Genesee Theatre mural restoration project.  Waukegan Main Street will also host a virtual ArtWauk on its website and social media. Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing when entering various art spaces.

Saturday, August 15; 5-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee Street.

3. Wine Dinner Paring: Caribbean Theme at Vigneto del Bino in Antioch


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Experience a delectable dinner compliments of Lake County Libation Trail participant, Vigneto del Bino in Antioch. This installment of Vigneto del Bino’s wine dinner pairing is a Caribbean cuisine theme. The Antioch winery will serve a four-course meal with a wine pairing along with each course, including dessert. Reservations and masks are required. Be sure to take home a bottle of the May 2020 Lake County Libation Trail Libation of the Month Vino Colada. RSVP at

Saturday, August 15; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission: $49.50 per person. Vigneto del Bino Vineyard & Winery, 42150 Crawford Rd., Antioch.

4. How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at The Tempel Lipizzans in Old Mill Creek

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Lipizzans danced in their heads.” Equine lovers will gather at the Old Mill Creek farm to view the stallions cutting a rug. Visitors will sit socially-distanced, ringside at their outdoor arena while professional trainers and the most highly trained Lipizzan horses go through the process of dressage (dancing). How the Lipizzan stallion learns to dance is a rare opportunity in a serene country setting. In the case of rain, the event will be conducted in the farm’s open-air indoor arena. Tempel Lipizzan holds this “bust a move” event periodically through December 5.

Saturday, August 15; 10 a.m., doors open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $15-$25. Tempel Lipizzans 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek.

5. Fantastic Space Discoveries: Structure of the Outer Solar System at Ryerson Woods (Virtual)

“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are.” Join Skokie Valley Astronomers Club Member and NASA Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac as he hosts his virtual program Fantastic Space Discovers: Structure of the Outer Solar System at Ryerson Conservation Area. During this Zoom meeting, Kovac will discuss how new observational techniques and instrumentation have broadened our knowledge of the outer solar system. This Lake County Forest Preserves District event does not require registration, but adult supervision is required for viewers ages 12 and under. Visit to open the Zoom link.

Friday, August 14; 8-10 p.m. Virtual event. Free admission. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods.

For more information about the top things to do this weekend August 14-16, continue here.

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