Things To Do This Weekend February 19-21

Enjoy the finer things in life this weekend in Lake County. Gaze at art by local artists, listen to the beautiful notes of the Lake County Symphony, learn a new recipe, experience libations and live music or enjoy what we have left of the beautiful winter season.


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Lace up your skates this weekend and head to the nearest Lake County ice rink for a game of hockey or to practice your best twirls on the ice. Click here to learn more about getting your skate on before the season is through.


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There’s something for every member of the family in Lake County in this edition of things to do this weekend February 19-21.

1. Black History Month at the Waukegan Park District

As we near the end of the month, join the Waukegan Park District for their Black History Month events this weekend. Follow the Jack Benny Center for Arts on Facebook for the #ArtsAtDark virtual program, featuring several Black composers, performers and artists through the end of the month. On Saturday morning, join volunteer cook, Executive Director and Founder of the African American Museum at England Manor, Sylvia England as she hosts a session teaching visitors how to make traditional soul food at the Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park. Sylvia will be leading a cooking demonstration on how to make shrimp and grits. After your bellies are full, make your own unique card with historical figures, honoring and learning more about African American trailblazers of our country. 

Friday-Sunday, February 19-21; Soul Food with Sylvia, Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., $5 per resident. Jane Adams Center in Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. Historical Figures Collection Cards, Saturday noon – 1 p.m. Free admission, virtual program. #ArtsAtDark. Free admission, virtual program, beginning at dusk.

2. The Lake County Symphony Orchestra’s Timeless Classics Virtual Concert

Join the Lake County Symphony Orchestra for their concert, “Timeless Classics.” The concert will be virtually broadcasted from the Village Church in Gurnee. The concert will feature many classical pieces from composers including Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky. Partnering with The Chocolate Sanctuary in Gurnee, grab your own gourmet meal kit, desserts, wine or cocktails and pair them with the beautiful notes of the Lake County Symphony from the comfort of your own home. The Chocolate Sanctuary is also open for indoor dining.

Sunday, February 21; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ticket fee $18. Register at, The Chocolate Sanctuary meal kit prices vary. Lake County Symphony Orchestra Zoom. The Chocolate Sanctuary, 5101 Washington St., Gurnee.

3. Buffalo Creek Brewing Co. Après Ski Party

If you’re looking for the ultimate winter experience paired with skis and beer, head to Buffalo Creek Brewing for their Après Ski Party. While the mounds aren’t big enough to ski on, Buffalo Creek will provide new beers and live music every Saturday giving the ambiance of a traditional slopes party in the Alps in Europe! This weekend Buffalo Creek Brewery is releasing Harmonie, a coffee porter made with cocoa and fresh ground java from a renowned Minnesota barista. Anthony Lux, singer, songwriter, pianist and blues extraordinaire will be delivering a high energy show while you sip on the Lake County Libation Trail partner’s array of brews. Buffalo Creek will also be selling $5 tickets to get drink deals throughout the weekend. Purchase your Long Grove “lift ticket” and get ready for a weekend of beer and blues. Buffalo Creek Brewery’s Après Ski Party runs on Saturdays and Sundays through February 28.

Saturday-Sunday, February 20-21; Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 12 – 6 p.m. Free admission. Buffalo Creek Brewery, 360. Historical Ln., Long Grove. 

4. Wauconda WinterFest 2021


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Head to Wauconda’s WinterFest this weekend for a socially distanced celebration for the whole family. Participate in a scavenger hunt, challenge your family and friends in a burling or hockey skills competition or lace up for some ice skating. The Wauconda festival will be full of your favorite winter activities including ice fishing, various preschool activities and snowman building. If you’d rather stay indoors this weekend but don’t want to miss out on the fun, participate in the 50/50 Raffle and Meat Raffle online, both supporting the Wauconda Parks Foundation and Wauconda Moose Lodge. If you have hungry bellies, Lindy’s Landing, Slyce Coal-Fired Pizza, Side Lot Brewery and other Wauconda eateries and drinkeries are currently open for indoor and outdoor dining. Bundle up and experience an unforgettable winter wonderland weekend. 

Saturday-Sunday, February 20-21; Sat noon – 5 p.m., Sun noon – 4 p.m. Free admission. Lindy’s Landing, 115 Park St., Wauconda. 

5. Antioch Fine Arts Foundation People’s Choice Show

People choice is just around the corner! Don’t forget to vote.

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Cast your vote this weekend in Antioch Fine Arts Foundation’s People’s Choice Show. Antioch’s 10th annual Exhibit will be showcasing 2D and 3D art created by members and local artists from the Lake County area. Stop by the exhibit throughout February to gaze at the local art and choose a favorite or two. Winners will be announced February 26, so this is the final weekend to make your voice heard and support the local artists in the community. Invite your family, friends or coworkers to help Antioch decide the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Show. 

Friday-Sunday, February 19-21; 12 – 4 p.m. Antioch Fine Arts Gallery, 41380 Illinois Route 83, Antioch. 

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