This installment of things to do this weekend June 14-16 is dedicated to dear old dad. Happy Father’s Day to all papa bears in Lake County. Continue here to learn more.
There’s no summer in Lake County without the festivals. Lake County festivals are full of delectable bites, savory suds, moving tunes, fireworks shows and of course, carnival rides. This week we feature five fests in this edition of things to do this weekend June 14-16. The summer festival season guide will be published tomorrow.
Looking to drink a few brews and see the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team defend their World Cup title? Click here to see where you can watch. Also, with humid days on the horizon, see how you can cool your jets on one of Lake County’s relaxing beaches. Continue here to see why life’s a beach. Don’t forget to check out the top 10 things to do in June in Lake County.
Summer festival season begins now with this jam-packed installment of the top five things to do this weekend June 14-16.
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It’s the party of the year in Libertyville! Libertyville Days is a staple in the community and the 2019 theme commemorates the 50-year anniversary of man landing on the moon. For three memorable days, beautiful downtown Libertyville provides a weekend full of activities including a parade, pageant, carnival rides, Church Street eats, beer garden, an arts and craft fair, eating competitions, car show, live entertainment and so much more. The theme of the village’s event is celebrating the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. The live entertainment includes Six Speed Tranny, Foolhouse, Ivy Ford, Sneezy, Mellencougar, Jimmy Nick and more.
Friday-Sunday, June 13-16; Fri & Sat: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Various Times. Downtown Libertyville, Church Street.
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Are you craving some memories? Watch your past come back to life as Zion hosts Nostalgia Days at Shiloh Park. The 33rd edition of the annual event features live music from the Lake County Symphony Orchestra, Lake County’s largest longest running car, truck & motorcycle show, outdoor movies “How to Train Your Dragon” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, a carnival, laser tag, scrumptious eats and so much more.
Friday-Saturday, June 14-15. Downtown Zion, Sheridan Road.
Is wizard chess your game or is it Quidditch? This magical weekend running alongside with Antioch’s Summer Arts & Craft Faire provides a slew of enchanting activities including costume contests, games, a scavenger hunt and other Harry Potter-themed happenings. Wizards and muggles of all ages will enjoy this free admission event! The Antioch Chamber urges attendees to dress as the character that most closely relates to you. Some of the events hosted in the downtown Antioch festival require advance registration. Register at AntiochChamber.org. The Arts and Crafts Faire is highlighted by over 65 vendors of hand-crafted goods makers. The children’s portion of the Arts and Crafts Faire includes face painting, balloon art and of course Wizard’s Weekend.
Saturday, June 15; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Downtown Antioch, Main Street and Orchard Street.
The Bitter Jester Music Festival is highlighted by some of the most talented, rising-star, high school-aged musicians from across Illinois & Wisconsin. This ongoing concert (running Fridays through June 21), will entertain crowds at Port Clinton Square. Local Lake County Libation Trail™ favorite, Ravinia Brewing Company, will provide suds for purchase. The festival’s grand finale features the winner of the “battle of the bands”-esque competition and performs at Highland Park’s Fourth of July Parade and Celebration on Independence Day at Wolters Field. The fest will also be conducting raffles at every show.
Friday, June 14; 7 p.m. Free Admission. Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park.
Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in Downtown Waukegan. However, this installment of ArtWauk is a little different. The City of Waukegan celebrates Pride Month and the defending champion U.S. Women’s Soccer Team competing in the World Cup in France. PrideWauk features a ton of entertainment, a burlesque show and an after party at Green Town Tavern, while SoccerWauk offers an extensive itinerary of fútbol activities. Check out all of the art exhibitions, musicians and featured performances during all three “Wauks.” SoccerWauk attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite soccer jerseys.
Saturday, June 15; 4-9 p.m. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee Street, Waukegan.
For more things to do this weekend June 14-16, continue here.