Oh, the weather outside isn’t frightful anymore! In this installment of things to do this weekend June 9-11, we welcome back a few summer treasures: Ravinia Festival, Mundelein’s Craft Beer Fest, North Point Marina, the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden and the Rust-Oleum Championship!
Summer officially returns on June 20! Celebrate the summer solstice at Waukegan Municipal Beach as they ring in the new season with a drum circle and dancing. To see the top 10 things to do this June, continue here.
The summer countdown has begun as we look at Lake County’s top things to do this weekend June 9-11.
Get a glimpse of some of the best PGA golfers in the world as the Rust-Oleum Championship Pro-Am has made Lake County its new home at the Ivanhoe Club. Spectators will have the opportunity to see top players like Max Homa, John Mallinger and Josh Teater, who are currently in the top three positions in the FedExCup rankings. The event will field 156 competitors. The championship rounds run from Friday-Sunday.
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11. Ticket price: $20-$30. Ivanhoe Club, 28846 N. Thorngate Dr., Ivanhoe.
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 with bites for purchase. Designated driver tickets are available.
Saturday, June 10; 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $40-$45. Village Hall Plaza, 205 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein.
John Legend is heading to Lake County to perform for ‘All of You.’ Ravinia Festival in Highland Park gives you the ‘Green Light’ to ‘Get Lifted’ and excited as Legend graces the Highland Park stage. The Ivy League grad (University of Pennsylvania) will be on his Darkness and Light Tour. Legend is not just, ‘Ordinary People,’ as he has earned 10 Grammy Awards in his career. The world’s oldest outdoor festival kicks off this weekend and runs through September 17.
Tuesday, June 10; 7:30 p.m. Ticket Price: $153-$173. Lawn tickets are sold out. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
Charlotte, a student in our Nature Preschool, noticed one of the first butterflies to arrive at the Garden. Can’t wait to see more as the temperatures rise! #springatcbg #naturepreschool #butterflies #calendula #marigold #growinggardens #springinchicago #paintedladybutterfly #nature #pollinators #MondayMotivation #chicagobotanicgarden
Witness the majesty and beauty of the Swallowtail, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Skipperling and as many as 500 other colorful butterflies and blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden. The Butterflies & Blooms exhibition highlights species native to Africa, Asia, North America and South America. The butterflies are housed in a 2,800-square-foot mesh enclosure on the Regenstein Learning Campus. Visitors can observe the butterflies hatching through a window located inside the pupa emergence room. This exhibit runs through September 4.
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $4-$6. Children two and under are free. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.
‘Tis the season to be married. Barrington History Museum unveils their Here Come the Brides: Vintage Wedding Dress Exhibit inside the facility’s Victorian Applebee House. The exhibition showcases 18 wedding dresses dating from 1870-1980. Take the tour with the museum’s curator and view the media presentation on the history of wedding fashion. If you’re getting married this summer, this can be an excellent opportunity to discover something old, something new; something borrowed and something blue. This exhibit runs through November 4.
Saturday, June 10; 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10. Barrington History Museum, 212 W. Main St., Barrington.
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