It’s the beginning of June and you know what that means? Summer is upon us. June 21 is the first day of summer. Not only that, but so is Father’s Day. Don’t forget about dear old dad.
Many great events happen this week. For example, the NHL and NBA Finals begin, and our Blackhawks were able to silence the quacks!
There are plenty of bars and restaurants around Lake County that will be playing Game two of the Blackhawks.
Speaking of sports the Chicago Cubs and White Sox have an exhibit that is a must see at Grayslake Museum. Back to the Future pt. 2 predicts the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series (which was filmed in supposedly 2015 with hover boards and Nike shoes with power laces). Well you can get a glimpse of the time traveling Delorean at the Volo Auto Museum. One lucky individual could drive that legendary car home by the Cubs actually lifting the curse and entering into their raffle. (continue here for more details).
Here’s what’s going on this weekend in this installment of things to do this weekend June 5-7.
1.) The Chicago Cubs and White Sox are well into their seasons. The July before All-Star Break, the Northsiders will host the South Siders for the Crosstown Classic. What better way to create a debate with your friends than to gain a history behind the rivalry. The Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars exhibit goes yard to Grayslake Heritage Museum. Explore the fan loyalty, former player, broadcasters and journalist interviews and the cultural history that covers all bases feeds the rivalry.
Friday June 6-September 27 Wed 12-8 p.m., Thurs-Sun 12-4 p.m.; Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum 164 Hawley Street
2.) For nearly two decades, Waukegan has celebrated a festival named for the mastermind behind Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles. The 16th Annual 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 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bowen Park Waukegan 39 Jack Benny, Waukegan.
3.) This is the last weekend you can catch two in depth exhibits at the Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park. The two exhibits – The Lincoln Assassination: 150 Years Ago and The Civil War: The War Efforts in Waukegan run till Saturday afternoon. Explore the 1800s for one last time at these essential exhibits.
Saturday, June 6; 1-4 p.m., Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park 1917 N. Sheridan Rd, Waukegan.
4.) 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.
Saturday, June 6; 1-5 p.m., Tighthead Brewery’s Parking Lot, 161 N. Archer Ave, Mundelein.
5.) 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 5; 6-9 p.m., Downtown Libertyville Rt. 121, Libertyville