Spend a weekend with papa bear as Lake County has plenty of things to do that’ll knock dear old dad’s socks off. Start with brunch with dad at Lambs Farm in Libertyville or take him to see Alan Cummings at Ravinia in Highland Park.
Also the summer begins and we have your complete guide to the Lake County Summer Festivals you’re looking for. It’s still a bit rainy out there, but the early weather forecast calls for high 70s and low 80s. Perfect for summer’s start!
Before hitting the weekend – gather your friends and head to the nearest Lake County Bar for a possible closeout for the Chicago Blackhawks. This could be the first time the Blackhawks win a Stanley Cup at home since 1938 and their third cup since the start of the decade!
What are you doing next weekend? Running amuck in Lake County. Here are the top things to do this weekend June 19-21!
1.) The party of the year in Libertyville: the 2015 Libertyville Days Festival ‘Festival of Heroes.’ Join Lake County residents and visitors in a family-friendly setting for good. From Thursday-Sunday beautiful Downtown Libertyville will be action-packed with fun-tivities including carnival rides, Church Street Eats, beer garden, arts & craft fair, live entertainment at the main stage and at Cook Park and so much more.
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21; Fri/Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Milwaukee Ave at West Church St, Libertyville.
2.) Craving for some memories? Watch your past come back to life as Zion hosts their 29th Annual Nostalgia Days at Shiloh Park. Enjoy live music, antique custom car show and cruise, outdoor movies, a carnival, a climbing wall, laser tag, delicious dining from vendors, games and fun for the entire family.
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21; Fri 4-9 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. -???, Sunday 2 – 9 p.m. Shiloh Park, Sheridan Rd, Zion.
3.) For a decade and a half, Barrington has spoiled attendees with their Country Garden and Antique Faire. Tour the gardens of private estates in beautiful Barrington Hills. Shop the French Market Boutique and wander through an historical barn brimming with antique and vintage furniture, and one-of-a-kind treasures. Attend fabulous home and garden workshops and be inspired by designer created garden party vignettes. Musical performances throughout the day and gourmet lunch are available for purchase.
Friday-Saturday, June 19-20; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Barrington Country Garden, 800 Hart Road, Barrington. Tickets $45 until June 14., June 15 and after tickets are $55.
4.) It’s the third Saturday of the month, so you know it’s a party in
Waukegan! Discover what Lake County artists have sketched on the canvas at the monthly ArtWauk celebration. Don’t let the beautiful artwork be the only attraction, because there are downtown Waukegan restaurants to get a bite as well as live entertainment!
Saturday, April 18; 5-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan on Genesee St
5.) Where the soulful 60s meet the modern world of music, Grammy-nominated Sharon Jones & the Dap kings’ tour lands at Ravinia in Highland Park on Father’s Day. Along with the ever-talented, soul-sensation Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band 2012 Grammy winner for Best Blues Album is also on the ticket.
Sunday, June 21; 6:30 p.m. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park; Reserved seat tickets are $75/65 and lawn seats are $33 in advance and $38 the day of the show.