Things To Do This Weekend July 12-14

It’s a scorcher out there in this edition of things to do this weekend July 12-14.

Remember, Lake County is the land of lakes, so you have plenty of places where you can take a dive in the drink. Continue here, to learn more about life being a beach. Looking to party down this summer? Check out all of the festivals in the newest edition of our summer fest season encyclopedia; click here to learn more.

Here are also a few things you can’t miss during the summer. Continue here to learn about the six must-dos of Lake County. Don’t forget to enter into our summer sweepstakes. Individuals have a chance to win Six Flags Great America tickets and/or an overnight stay at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. Enter Now!

A weekend full of powerhouse singers, hot rods, breakfast libations, hijinks and airborne doggos is just what the doctor ordered. Here are your top things to do this weekend July 12-14 in Lake County!

1. Jennifer Hudson at Ravinia Festival


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“And I am telling you..” Jennifer Hudson is bringing her powerhouse voice to the Ravinia Festival fest with Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hudson is known for her monster voice. Hudson came on to the scene as a contestant on “American Idol” in the third season of the show in 2004. The Chicago native got her big break acting alongside Beyoncé in “Dreamgirls.” Hudson won an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for that performance and has also registered two Grammy Award wins. She is also a judge on “The Voice UK” as well as the two seasons of the American version of the show.

Sunday, July 14; 6 p.m. Tickets: $43-$125. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.

2. Scoop Waukegan 2019


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The tradition returns to downtown Waukegan as the hot rod holiday; Scoop 2019 kicks off July 12. Save the date and experience your favorite rides at the Car Show & VIP Scoop, Lake County eats and beers, a carnival, the Taste of the Caribbean and plenty of live entertainment that includes performances by Larry Wimmer, Rafael Mendez, Second Hand Soul Band and more. Fare and libations are available for purchase at the classic and custom car, city-favorite celebration.

Friday-Saturday, July 12-13; Fri.: 5-8 p.m., Sat.: Noon-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee and Water Streets, Waukegan.

3. Fox Lake Bloody Mary Festival


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Everyone’s favorite Sunday brunch tomato libation has a fest in the “Heart of the Chain O’ Lakes.” The Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest admission includes six-to-eight ounce tomato cocktail samples, voting tickets to indicate who served the best beverage in the show and a mini mason jar. The downtown Fox Lake event is also highlighted by live tunes, eats and several participating taverns and bars.

Sunday, July 14; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $25. Downtown Fox Lake, Grand Avenue, Fox Lake.

4. “Junie B. Jones the Musical” at Marriott Theatre

Many children are well acquainted with the incomparable Junie B. Jones. Based on the novels by Barbara Park, that sassy little diva Jonesy has just entered the first grade. Junie has hit a crossroad in the game of life with Lucille, who doesn’t want to be her best friend anymore, but Junie B. buddies up with the new student Herb. Just as she’s dealing with her former bestie, her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. With all of these issues, things can’t get any worse right? The cafeteria lady is cool, there’s an exciting kickball tournament and let’s not forget a top-secret personal beeswax journal involved with this live show. There’s never a dull moment in the Junie B. Jones experience. The show runs through August 11.

Friday-Sunday, July 12-14; 10 a.m. Tickets: $15.23. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

5. Dog Days of Summer in Libertyville

Join man, woman and their best friend as they stroll down the avenue of MainStreet Libertyville for Dog Days of Summer. Experience the exhilaration of watching these four-legged creatures fly in the DockDogs Worldwide National Sportsmen’s Series where nationally-ranked jumping dogs run down a 40-foot dock and jump into a 27,000 pool of water. The event also features a gratitude ceremony, a pet blessing, a pet parade, a sheriff K-9 demonstration, over 30 vendors and much more.

Friday-Sunday, July 12-14; Fri.: Noon-7 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd Avenues, Libertyville.

For more things to do this weekend July 12-14, continue here.  




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