After a fun week at the Lake County Fair, we wait again to celebrate 90 years in 2017.
That doesn’t mean summer is over. Lake County still has so much for to do you before the leaves start turning brown, and your children head back to the grueling schedule of school. Continue here to see the top 10 things to do in August.
So what’re you doing next weekend? Take a look at the top things to do this weekend August 4-6.
The David Adler Festival of the Arts has showcased some of the finest work from artists across the country. As many as 70 talented individuals will have their work on display throughout the weekend. This event will also feature a youth art division to celebrate the talent of children ages 18 and younger. Besides the unique artwork on display, attendees will experience live music, divine fare and plenty more at the Libertyville festival in Cook Park. After filling your artistic appetite, pamper your sweet tooth with a stroll down the MainSweet Dessert Walk on Saturday noon-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 p.m.-4 p.m. Cook Park, 100 W. Church St., Libertyville.
Tony Bennett returns to Ravinia. The 91-year-old legend has released over 70 albums, sold 50-million records worldwide, won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award) and earned two Emmy Awards. Watch him sing the greats like ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco,’ ‘Rags to Riches,’ ‘Because of You,’ and so many more hits. Don’t forget to wish him a Happy Birthday, as it was yesterday.
Friday, August 4; 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $39-$146. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
We’re just two weeks away from the biggest Jazz & Wine Festival in the Northwest Suburbs! Join us Saturday, August 5, 12-9pm for Chicago’s best jazz, wine, food and shopping. Free admission & parking, open to all ages. #Jazzandwinefestival #deerparktowncenter #shopdeerpark #wine #barrington #livejazz #noondailybarrington #visitlakecounty
‘At Last!’ If you are ‘In a Sentimental Mood,’ or feeling ‘Fine and Mellow,’ take your ‘Caravan,’ to the free of admission Jazz and Wine Festival in Deer Park. ‘They Say it’s Wonderful.’ The one-day jazz event features performances from Grammy award-winning artists Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin headlining. Other performers include the Judy Roberts Trio with vocalist Wayne Messmer, the Shawn Maxwell Quartet and the Guy King Trio. Face painting and balloon art will be available for the kids.
Saturday, August 5; 1-8 p.m. Deer Park Town Center 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park.
It doesn’t have to be in the dead of winter to enjoy Wilmot Mountain. The Wisconsin fun zone is hosting an event for youngsters to strengthen physical and emotional bonds through a series of challenges centered on building grit and resilience. The Wilmot Kids Adventure Games course features biking, trekking, rope swings, mud pits, cargo nets, a giant Slip ‘N Slide, zip lines and other exciting obstacles. Register now at Wilmotmountain.com.
Friday-Sunday, August 4-6. Admission: $60 per person, $150 per team of 2. Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, WI.
Casey Wood, 13, of Vernon Hills and Kurt Lawrence, 15, of #Mundelein paddle toward shore with a winning time of 2 minutes, eight seconds during the Mundelein Park and Recreation District Cardboard #Regatta Saturday at Diamond Lake Beach. Photo by Daily Herald photojournalist Joe Lewnard. #cardboardregatta #diamondlake #summer #boatrace
Who’s created the fastest vessel in Lake County … made of cardboard? Grab your friends and set out to construct the speediest watercraft this side of the Mississippi. Don’t get stingy with the paper and glue, and remember creativity is a plus (even if it instantly sinks). This Mundelein event will award the individuals operating the swiftest boats in each class, the schooner with the most originality, the team with the most enthusiasm and more.
Saturday, August 5; 1-3:30 p.m. Admission: $20-$50. Diamond Lake Beach Center, 1016 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein.