Things to do this Weekend August 7-9

Gurnee Days FireworksAfter a fun week at Lake County Fair, we wait again to celebrate 88 years in 2016. Here are some shots of the Visit Lake County/ Knauz Auto Park in Lake Bluff front porch stage at the Lake County Fair last weekend. It was a great success!

That doesn’t mean summer is over. Lake County still has so much for you before the leaves start turning brown, and your children head back to the grueling schedule of school.

So what’re you doing next weekend? Take a look at the top things to do this weekend August 7-9.

1.)     For over four decades, the celebration of Gurnee Days has been a staple in the community. In the 43rd Annual Gurnee Days Celebration Celebrating Heroes activities will include a bicycle rodeo, live entertainment, farmers market, Gurnee Idol, golf tournament, amusement rides, a 10K race, baby contest, rib fest and eating contest, fireworks, a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, petting zoo, pony rides, games, delicious eats and a talent show.

Friday- Sunday, August 7-9; Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee.

2.)    Summer is ending soon and there are only two more Food Truck Friday events in Lincolnshire. A variety of delicious aromas waft through the air as everyone can enjoy a delectable gourmet dish prepared right in front of your eyes. Relax outside at this luncheon and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts.

Friday, August 7; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot, 300 Knightsbridge Pkwy, Lincolnshire.

3.)    When the first Friday of the month arrives, everyone tends to flock to Downtown First Fridays 1
Libertyville. First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville is the dining, drinking and shopping event party. On each corner of Milwaukee Avenue, you can find live entertainment, special treats or a wine tasting.

Friday, August 7; 6-9 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Route 21, Libertyville.

4.)    ‘At Last!’ If you are ‘In a Sentimental Mood,’ or ‘Fine and Mellow,’ take your ‘Caravan,’ to the Jazz and Wine Festival in Deer Park. ‘They Say it’s Wonderful.’ The one-day Jazz & Wine Festival 1jazz event features performances from Chicago Jazz Trio, Judy Roberts Quartet, Martinis & Sinatra with Dan Ferris and the Orbert Davis Quartet. Face painting and balloon art for the kids.

Saturday, August 8; 1:30-8 p.m. Deer Park Town Center 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park.

5.)    Enjoy the soaring majesty of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and members of the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Annual Kite Festival.  The schedule includes Children’s Kite-making Workshops, Parade of Kiters and Grand Launch and so much more.

Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.

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