Summer is almost in full swing with this edition of things to do this weekend June 3-5. June is one of the great months for a sports fan such as myself when you have the NBA Finals the Stanley Cup Finals and baseball in full swing (with football sneaking into the mix fairly soon).
IT was also a glorious weekend we just as we all had slews of barbecues that we went to. This was of course an easy time because of the gorgeous weather where we’re finally having in consecutive weekends.
Let’s see what are the top things to do this weekend June 3-5 in Lake County
- For nearly two decades, Waukegan has celebrated a festival named for the
mastermind behind Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles. The 16thAnnual Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival features art, music, dance and the Drum Circle, “As Waukegan Grows.” Come enjoy this Bowen Park Festival sponsored by the city of Waukegan and the Waukegan Park District.
Saturday, June 4; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bowen Park, 38 Jack Benny, Waukegan.
- Mundelein Community Connections and Tighthead Brewing Company will
join forces for the Fourth Annual Mundelein Craft Beer Festival. With admission, the festival provides, a souvenir tasting glass, samples from local breweries and live music. Lake County restaurant vendors will be on hand to fill your appetite. Tickets for designated drivers are available. Live music will fill the airwaves from bands that include Bell Weather Blues Band and Samadhi Vibe.
Saturday, June 4; 1-5 p.m. Tickets day of event: $45, Tickets in advance: $40, Designated Drivers: $15. Village Hall Plaza, 205 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein.
- Downtown Libertyville invites one and all to their monthly celebration of
First Fridays on MainStreet. Good eats, good drinks and fine live performances will be playing as you peruse the mom and pop stores with promotional sales for you. Be there or be square!
Friday, June 3; 6-9 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Rt.121, Libertyville.
- The Marriott Theatre continues to mesmerize
as their hot ticket show, Evita, comes to a close in the company final curtain call weekend. Evita is a musical with tunes by the legendary duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It follows the life of Argentine political voice Eva Peron, who was the second wife of Argentine president Juan. Don’t miss this great performance as the story concentrates on Evita’s upbringing, rise to power, charity work and more. This rock opera won three Tony Awards in 1978 and it a hit at the movies in 1996 starring Madonna. The show features tunes such as ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,’ ‘Oh What a Circus,’ and ‘You Must Love Me.’
Friday-Sunday, June 3-5. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
- Thirsty for an ice cold brew? Downtown Grayslake hosts the fifth Grayslake Craft Beer Festival featuring over 40 brewers handing out cold ones, eats, live music and more. Don’t miss this wide variety of tasty suds Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, June 4; 1-5 p.m., Tickets Day of Event: $45, Tickets $35, VIP Tickets $60, Designated Driver tickets: $10.