In this edition of things to do this weekend July 14-16, we are in the heart of summer in Lake County.
The weather is warm, so cool off with your drink of choice and head down Lake County’s Libation Trail.
Now is a good time as any to visit the Village of Antioch – an exquisite year-round destination located between Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford. Continue here to see the Guide to the Village of Antioch.
Fall in Lake County is unbeatable, and we spend a lot of our time during this wonderful season at Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove. The Richardson’s also have a Christmas tree farm. We caught up with the family as they were starting their annual Christmas tree planting session Click here to learn the story of the Richardson Christmas Tree Farm and view the planting process.
Fall in love with your favorite season all over again during the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2017. Have a bite to eat, experience the thrills on a carnival ride, sing your heart out in karaoke and enjoy an abundance of live entertainment from Toad the Wet Sprocket, the 90s chart-topping Verve Pipe, as well as Mike & Joe, Henneberry and Hello Weekend. Gaze upon nostalgic vehicles at the car & bike show on Saturday and compete in the bags tournament on Sunday.
Friday-Sunday, July 14-16; Thurs 6-10 p.m., Fri 6 p.m.–midnight, Sat 1 p.m.-midnight, Sun 1-10 p.m. Century Park, 1101 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills.
This trio of performers performing at Ravinia Festival will be a treat. OneRepublic is known for hits such as ‘Apologize,’ Fitz & the Tantrums, known for ‘Don’t Gotta Work it Out,’ and the season nine winner of the FOX show ‘The X Factor’ James Arthur are performing for two nights on the Highland Park stage. OneRepublic was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Grammy Award in 2009 for their aforementioned hit single. Don’t forget to check out the Virtual Orchestra at the Ravinia Tent on the North Lawn featured until July 23.
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15; 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $49-$125. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
Finding time to exercise can be difficult, especially when you have children. A trot with the family could be a fitness funtivity for everyone to enjoy. Lace up your shoes as runner enthusiasts compete in Grayslake’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run. Runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. The race begins at 8 a.m. while the children’s race starts at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run finishers will receive shirts, ribbons and refreshments.
Saturday, July 15; 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Registration Fee: $25-$30. Downtown Grayslake, Center Street.
Experience a variety of locally grown, delectable ripe fruits and vegetables at Didier Farms as they open their doors for the season. The fare offered at the Lincolnshire stand is picked daily. This unique stand features cider, apples, honey, freshly-baked pies, old-fashioned candies, gourmet soups, loaves of bread, jellies, preserves and so much more. The farm stand is open daily until October 31.
Friday-Sunday, July 12-14; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.
‘Campout families sing this song, doo-da, doo-da.’ Make this weekend a family affair at the 12th Annual Family Campout in Deerfield. The Deerfield Park District provides a movie in the park, activities, games, sports equipment and grills. Families may bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this free event. Stop by the Maplewood Park Pavilion to register and receive a campsite number. Don’t forget your tent and sleeping bags.
Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16; Sat 5 p.m.-Sun 8:30 a.m. Maplewood Park, Clay Court and Hazel Avenue, Deerfield.
Everyone knows the epic ‘1812 Overture.’ The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is performing their Pyotr Ilyich “Tchaikovsky Spectacular.” This version of the ‘1812 Overture’ (formerly known as Opus 49) will have cannon fire during the climax of the renowned tune. The concert honoring the Russian composer also includes the following selections: ‘Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture,’ ‘Piano Concerto No. 1’ and ‘Francesca da Rimini.’ Dima Slobodeniouk will conduct the CSO and Simon Trpčeski accompanies the orchestra on piano.
Sunday, July 16; 5 p.m. Tickets: $10-$90. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
For other things to do this weekend July 14-16, continue here.