It’s unofficially summer in this edition of things to do this weekend June 8-10. Although mother nature is still playing tricks on us from time to time, summer begins in Lake County (well and the rest of the world north of the Equator) on June 20.
Mark your calendars for the Fourth of July Celebration at Naval Station Great Lakes featuring live tunes from 38 Special on Independence Day. Click Here to learn more.
The summer countdown is officially 14 days away as we look at Lake County’s top five things to do this weekend June 7-9. This weekend – Let’s Go!
Join your favorite SHE-roes as the inaugural Chicago-Gurnee DC Wonder Woman™ 5K, 10K and Half Marathon kicks off in Gurnee this Sunday. Registration for the DC Comics event includes a race kit, a DC Wonder Woman Run finisher’s medal, a commemorative race bib and chip timing, a pro race photo and video and access to the post-race party. This run series occurs at seven different locations across the country. Sunday’s race steps off at Gurnee Mills for half marathoners and 10K joggers and they both end where they started at Stearns School. The 5K runners begin their sprint at Six Flags Great America and also cross the finish line at the Gurnee mall. All participants are invited to the post party festivities at Six Flags Great America.
Sunday, June 9; 10K/Half Marathon begin at 7 a.m., while 5K starts at 8 a.m. Registration: $25-$99. Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee.
Mundelein Community Connections and Tighthead Brewing Company join forces to host the Mundelein Craft Beer Festival. Admission for this event includes a souvenir tasting glass and brew samples from over 40 local breweries. The Mundelein brew fest also features live music and food trucks serving fare for purchase. Designated driver tickets are available.
Saturday, June 8; 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $15-$45. Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein.
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park has a jam-packed weekend for music lovers. For over 45 years, John Prine has brought some of the most powerful lyrics to the forefront. As one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, the three-time Grammy Award winner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame in the last few months. In 2018, Prine also peaked at no. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and no. 1 on the U.S. Folk Billboard Chart. The Maywood, Ill. native has beaten cancer twice and served as a soldier in the U.S. Armed Forces. Also performing this weekend include 10-time Grammy Award-winning Bobby Mcferrin and four-time Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban.
Friday-Sunday, June 7-9. Fri: 8 p.m., Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Sun.: 5 p.m. Groban Tickets: $43-$115 Prine Tickets: $38-$90, McFerrin Tickets: $22-$65. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.
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Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride on the MainStreet Libertyville Historic Home Tour. Five facilities will be showcased including homes constructed in 1905, 1912, 1921, a church that is aged 150 years and a unique interpretation of a traditional Italian villa. Tickets can be purchased online at mainstreetlibertyville.org or on the day of the event (cash or check).
Saturday, June 8; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets: $20-$25. Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville.
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Something smells good…is it the food at Belvidere Discount Mall! Make sure you come out to the Taste of Waukegan this Sunday! Enjoy the live music while you’re walking the mall and enjoying the several tastes and foods of Waukegan! This is an event that you don’t want to miss out on! See you Sunday! Algo huele bien … ¡es la comida en el centro comercial de descuentos Belvidere! ¡Asegúrate de venir al Taste of Waukegan este domingo! ¡Disfruta de la música en vivo mientras caminas por el centro comercial y disfrutas de los diversos gustos y comidas de Waukegan! Este es un evento que no querrá perderse! ¡Te veo el domingo! #waukegan #explorewaukegan #BelvidereDiscountMall #belvideremall #historicmall #lakecountyil #lakecountyevents #lakecounty #visitlakecounty #mall #historicmall #tasteofwaukegan #donedealevents
Treat your taste buds to the delectable flavors from Latin America at the Sabor de Waukegan Festival or the Taste of Waukegan Fest. The Belvidere Mall event will feature Mexican and other Latino cuisines, live music, artists and an abundance of surprises. The event is free of admission.
Sunday, June 9; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Belvidere Mall, 2107 Belvidere Rd., Waukegan.
For more things to do this weekend June 7-9, Continue Here.