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Things To Do This Weekend May 31-June 2

“Good things come to those who wait.” We’ve been waiting and we’re hoping for a warmer less wet couple days off in things to do this weekend May 31-June 2.

Swim, bike, run, dance to the music, grab a cold one and rev your engines because we’re going to party like it’s 1905 during Lake County’s top five things to do this weekend May 31-June 2.

1. Ravinia Festival Opening Weekend Featuring Ramsey Lewis’s RamseyFest, Tash Sultana and Concert Dance Inc. in Highland Park

 

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Ravinia Festival, the eldest outdoor festival in the United States, kicks off its season with an all-star cast. For 50 years, Ramsey Lewis has provided his unique music and is an advocate for the contemporary jazz movement. Lewis has been a crossover in the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, while he also gives back to the music community. The kick off to the Ravinia season features the Windy City native’s RamseyFest, (who has registered three Grammy wins) and he’s bringing a plethora of talented friends with him. Philip Bailey, who’s the lead singer of Earth, Wind and Fire, the John Pizzarelli Trio and Ann Hampton Callaway, will join Ramsey Lewis on stage. Also featured performances from Australian “jack-of-all-genres, one-woman showman” Tash Sultana will perform on Saturday and Concert Dance Inc. will show audiences how to properly cut a rug on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2; Lewis and Sultana’s shows begin at 7 p.m. The Concert Dance Inc., Saturday show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show begins at 4 p.m. inside Bennett Gordon Hall. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.

2. Grayslake Craft Beer Festival

 

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Thirsty for an ice cold brew? Downtown Grayslake hosts the village’s seventh annual Craft Beer Festival featuring over 60 brewers handing out cold ones, eats, live music and more. Lake County Libation Trail™ participants at the Grayslake suds fest include Light the Lamp Brewery of Grayslake, Only Child Brewing Co. of Gurnee, Buffalo Creek Brewing Co. of Long Grove, Zümbier of Waukegan and Onion Pub and Brewery of Lake Barrington.  Don’t miss this wide variety of Saturday afternoon tasty adult beverages.

Saturday, June 1; 1-5 p.m. Admission: $35-$65. Downtown Grayslake, 61 S. Whitney St.

3. Lambs Farm Champion Car Show in Libertyville

 

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Put your weekend into gear at the Lambs Farm Champion Car Show this Sunday. Peruse dozens of classic automobiles at the free Libertyville event and enjoy a variety of music and raffles from Lovin’ Oven, Rollands’ Jewelers, Shakou Cares and more. Once you’ve procured your appetite, head to the beer and food tent to tame your hunger and quench your thirst.

Sunday, June 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.

4. Fox Lake Triathlon


The season’s first race of the Tri-County Tri Series starts this Sunday. The Fox Lake Triathlon is in its inaugural race taking place along the shores of the Nippersink Lake. The series is the beginning of a three-day, three county races that includes a half mile swim, a 12.5-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run (the run is a 5K). Participants will receive medals, an event shirt, snacks and awards distributed by age group. While you front crawl through your 2,640-foot swim, a school of ducks will wish you a “quack-tastic” experience. Registration closes Saturday, June 1. Visit aceroster.com/events/2019/20727/fox-lake-triathlon to enter.

Sunday, June 2; 7 a.m. Registration: $65-$85. Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake.

5. “Footloose” Closing Weekend at Marriot Theatre in Lincolnshire


You can’t ban dancing!? This weekend marks the final weekend of “Footloose” at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. The Kevin Bacon flick turned musical takes place in Elmore City Oklahoma, which in American history is an actual town that forbade a good old fashion jig. The musical hit Broadway’s center stage in 1998 and was nominated for four Tony Awards. Follow the story of a Chicago kid who can bust a move and see the impact he has on that little Sooner State town.

Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2; Tickets: $52-$58. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

Bonus Event: Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival

 

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For nearly two decades, Waukegan has celebrated a festival named for the
mastermind behind “Fahrenheit 451” and “Martian Chronicles.” The 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 1; 11a.m.-6 p.m. Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan.


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