The snow left as quickly as it came and we’re looking at another beautiful weekend in Lake County. As spring draws nearer each day, Lake County’s events and activities start to catch the fever.
There are dozens of fun things to do this weekend February 23-25, sure to please all walks of life. A full list of aforementioned events can be found here.
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Trade your winter boots for some walking shoes and read on to see our picks for the top things to do this weekend February 23-25.
Sip and sample the products from over 70 craft brewers, wineries and distilleries this Saturday at the Lake County Craft Beer Festival. The fourth annual Grayslake event takes place at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center and is highlighted by live tunes from classic rock cover group Blue Marlin Band, games and attractions and delicious eats from more food vendors than ever before. Bust out your Hawaiian shirts as the evening’s party is luau-themed.
Saturday, Feb. 24; 5 – 10 p.m. Admission $45-$55. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.
The beautiful Marriott Theatre opens its newest children’s play, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” this weekend. In this adaptation, 14-year-old emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his royal clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus’s uncertainty and immaturity, a swindler promises to create magic clothes that are “invisible to fools, liars and anyone you should ignore,” for a hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.
Saturday, Feb. 24; 10 a.m. Admission $15-$16. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
The College of Lake County is hosting its popular Annual Salute to Gospel event this Saturday at the Genesee Theatre. Pastor John P. Kee is a highly-awarded artist that has written music for dozens of popular musicians and film scores. Kee will emcee the event as the 2018 Harambe Award of Excellence will be presented to Pastor Eugene Roberson of the First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in North Chicago. Special guests include the College of Lake County Gospel Choir, Walt Whitman’s Soul Children of Chicago and many more.
Saturday, Feb. 24; 7 p.m. Admission $26-$33. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
Find and book all of your wedding necessities at the Winter Wedding Expo this Sunday. The ever-popular event is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein and features over 30 vendors that have accommodated over 5,000 weddings. Attendees will see a fashion show, learn the latest tips, tricks and trends and can enter to win a honeymoon trip!
Sunday, Feb. 25; Noon – 3 p.m. Free admission. DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein, 510 E. Illinois Route 83, Mundelein.
Celebrate African-American heritage and culture by attending Zion’s 28th annual Black History Celebration on Saturday. The Zion-Benton Township High School event features a singalong, dancing, guest speakers and poetry readings. Following the program, a free lunch will be provided.
Saturday, Feb. 24; 11 a.m. Free admission. Zion-Benton Township High School, 3901 W. 21st St., Zion.
For even more things to do this weekend February 23-25, continue here.