It’s the middle of July and summer is fully underway! The things to do this Weekend July 13-15 are just as hot as the mid-season month so let’s take a look at our top picks.
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Our great county has so much to offer so we’ve tried to help you narrow down your to-do list for the summer with our six must-dos of summer in Lake County. Try one or try them all; tag your adventures with #LetsGoLakeCounty for a chance to be featured on one of our social platforms!
Of course, for all other Lake County events and activities not listed below, continue here. Otherwise, let’s ‘dive’ right in to our picks for the things to do this weekend July 13-15.
#ExploreWaukegan – Let’s get ready to Scoop! The tradition returns to downtown Waukegan on July 13 & 14, with cool cars, great food and LIVE entertainment. Waukegan’s hot rod holiday kicks off with Open Scoop and the Taste of the Caribbean on Friday at 6pm and our Hometown Blues Hero, Ivy Ford on the main stage at 7:30. Don’t miss the Scoop car show on Saturday at 11am along with FREE concerts on three scoop stages, including Gospel on the Beach at the Waukegan Beach, and Scoop’s headliners, the Meteors on the main stage at 7:30. For more info, visit scoopwaukegan.com #ScoopWaukegan #WeirdWaukegan #Waukegan #WaukProud #LetsGoLakeCounty #GeneseeTheatre #DowntownWaukegan #EnjoyIllinois
Get a taste of the Caribbean this weekend at the annual Scoop Waukegan. The two-day event will feature one of Lake County’s greatest car shows, live entertainment, beer gardens, food courts, family fun and more. The island-themed party will provide bites of the Caribbean from local vendors including Riviera Nayarit, Taste of the Carib, Lightning BBQ and other delicious eats from Waukegan restaurants. The fun continues with the Waukegan Days Carnival on Genesee and Grand Avenues as the sweet sounds of live music fill the air from three major stages. Performances from Ivy Ford, Master Blaster, the Meteors, Gospel on the Beach, Hurricane Reggae Band and more.
Friday-Saturday, July 13-14; Fri.: 6-10 p.m., Sat.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Waukegan, 100 N. Sheridan Rd.
Our entire costume shop has turned pink in preparation for Pinkalicious! Costume Designer Jesus Perez has really come up with some fun costumes (with tricks!) for this delightful and charming show. Here’s just a few examples of some costume sketches he created. Are you ready for a pinktastic time?! We begin July 14th. #Pinkalicious #ChildrensTheatre #ComingSoon #Chicago #ChicagoTheatre
Indulge your family at the Marriott Theatre’s latest children’s play this weekend. “Pinkalicious” is based off the popular book written by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. The tale involves a young girl that can’t quit eating pink cupcakes despite numerous warnings from her parents. Her habit leads to a visit to the doctor’s office as she is diagnosed with a case of Pinkititis – turning her pink from head to toe. However, once her symptoms go too far, only Pinkalicious can find a way out of the pink predicament. Pinkalicious runs through August 12.
Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15; 10 a.m. Admission $18.23. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
Sprint down to downtown Grayslake for the annual Family Fun Run 5K. Weave through the streets of the quaint downtown and show off your fastest (or slowest) times. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and the children’s at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in various categories.
Saturday, July 14; 8 a.m. Admission: $25-$30. Downtown Grayslake, 10 S. Seymour Ave.
The Constellation Senior Players PGA Tournament continues this weekend at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. Witness the world’s greatest golfers compete at the extravagant course featuring 2017 defending champion Scott McCarron, John Daly, Scott Dunlap, Vijay Singh and more. See pro golf stars of yesteryear as they play for several local and national charities.
Friday-Sunday, July 13-15; Tournament begins daily at 7:30 a.m. Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Ave., Highland Park.
Swing the night away at Blarney Island as the Swon Brothers grace the Midwest island for a night of live music. The Swon Brothers are best known for finishing in third place on NBC’s “The Voice” on its fourth season. Their self-titled album peaked at no. 6 on the US Country Billboard Chart. The country duo will perform original songs from several of their albums. An $8 roundtrip boat shuttle service is available at Port O’Blarney.
Friday, July 13; 7:30 p.m.- midnight. General admission: $25, VIP admission: $50. Port O’Blarney/Blarney Island, 27843 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch.
Have a holly jolly July at Hawthorn Mall this weekend. Visit the Vernon Hills shopping center for their Christmas in July event. Attendees are encouraged to donate a toy for a child in need or make a $5 donation to receive a photo with Santa. Shoppers that spend more than $150 throughout the two-day event will receive a free Hallmark ornament while supplies last. Hawthorn Mall, with help from Santa, is also giving away a $500 shopping spree, a Hallmark holiday gift basket, $100 gift card to Pandora and many other prizes.
Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15; Sat & Sun: Noon – 4 p.m. Free admission. Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills.
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