The rain has finally ceased and the warm-up is upon us! This weekend, Lake County kicks-off Independence Day celebrations with a ‘blast.’ 🎆 along with many other top-notch activities such as the following top things to do this weekend June 29 – July 1.
We’ve written a complete guide for the all-American holiday here. Find a full list of Lake County events and activities here. With the season quickly coming and going, be sure to be in the know by checking out Visit Lake County’s summer page weekly for chances to win great prizes, see major events and to get in the ‘spirit.’ 🍹
Find your beach and claim your spot; here are the top things to do this weekend June 29- July 1.
Take a “drive” to Kemper Lakes Golf Club to witness the top golfers in the world compete right in your backyard. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is one of the LPGA Tour’s five majors where the winner takes home a purse upwards of $3 million. The Kildeer championship will host top-ranked golfers such as 2017 KPMG defending champ Danielle Kang, Michelle Wie, Cheyenne Woods and many more. Purchase your tickets at kpmgwomenspgachampionship.com. Free parking and shuttles are located at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake for transportation to and from Kemper Lakes Golf Club.
Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1; Various times. Admission: $15-$79. Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 N. Old McHenry Rd., Kildeer. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Petersen Rd., Grayslake.
What better place to celebrate the upcoming holiday than at Six Flags Great America? It’s in the name! Join the Gurnee amusement park this weekend as it kicks off for the Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest. Enjoy a nightly firework extravaganza, a foam dance party and the new All-American Food Fest at this multi-day event. Attendees that bring a can of Coke to the park will earn exclusive ride time; an hour before regular opening time. Purchase your sampler passports for the food fest to enjoy fare such as beef brisket sliders, fried mac and cheese bites, beer, cheese nachos and more. The Independence Day event runs through July 4.
Saturday-Sunday; June 30-July 1; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: Various ticket prices. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.
It’s back! And holy cow does it taste good! • Still Single- A Belgian style Single that pairs well with lonesome TV dinners, long walks on the beach with your cat(s), tacos for one, and frozen pizza in bed. • Dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra and fermented warm with a Belgian yeast that gives off a ton of bubblegum notes. On tap tonight during Trivia
Foodies, friends, families and fanatics will want to visit Grayslake’s Central Park this Saturday for the admired Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks event. Attendees of the Grayslake event will listen to the sweet sounds of live music from performers such as The Complex and Mike & Joe while indulging in fare from local food and drink vendors. Bring the entire family as Central Park will have a handful of kid’s rides and activities, as well as a spectacular fireworks show beginning at dusk.
Saturday, June 30; 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Central Park, 250 Library Ln., Grayslake.
Relish in the sights and sounds of summer at this year’s Mundelein Community Days. The three-day festival includes musical performances from 3 If By Air, Kashmir, Gina Gonzales and the Wingmen, 7th Heaven and other talented artists. Hungry? Conquer your appetite with the help of local vendors such as Bill’s Pizza & Pub, El Barrio Restaurant, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Luke’s of Mundelein and more. Be sure to visit on Sunday for the famous parade that begins at 2 p.m., and stay late for the Independence Day fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1; Fri.: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat.: 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun.: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Mundelein, Seymour Avenue and Courtland Street, Mundelein.
Magnets! This next round of little ones are actually magnets on the back so you can stick ‘em on the fridge, brighten up that filing cabinet at work and so on….you get the idea. They are 2.5” squares going for $25 each. I should have them available on my website tomorrow evening. I will update you all with a specific time tomorrow. ***this precious pansy is already spoken for***
Take a stroll through the beautiful Chicago Botanic Gardens while browsing the works from more than 100-juried artists along the way. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Art Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases photography, paintings, ceramics, cement and more that are all created with botanic materials. Purchase a piece of art for yourself or admire the excellent works of art at this annual Glencoe event.
Saturday-Sunday, June 30-July 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, regular parking fees apply. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.
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