🎃 Halloween is almost here! Can you feel it in the air as we take a look at the things to do this weekend October 20-22? Life is ‘gourd’ here in Lake County as the popular holiday rapidly approaches. With so many spooktacular events happening around the area, we’re confident you’ll find something ‘thrilling’ to do this weekend.
Here are your top things to do this weekend October 20-22.
Downtown Waukegan is being overrun with flesh-eating mutants! The seventh annual ZombieWauk will highlight some of the area’s most devastating metal acts including Metal on the Rocks VII, Daddy War Bus, Ghost Machines, Deadman’s Carnival and more. Literally having your face rocked off by these bands would make for a great Halloween costume. Delicious eats and brews from vendors for purchase and face painting and much more will be available for attendees on this historic street. The show is free and for all ages.
Saturday, October 21; 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Various locations in Downtown Waukegan.
It’s almost #CROCtober and no one is more excited than Baby Gates! He’s invited a few of his scaly friends and hopes that you’ll join us Sunday, October 25th, for CROCtoberfest, which helps aid in crocodile conservation efforts all around the world! 🌏🐊🎉 #croctoberfest2015 #wildlifediscoverycenter #wildlife #animals #crocsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #conservation #elawafarm #middleforksavanna #crocodiles #illinois #crocodiliansofinstagram #alligators
Sir Elton John would want you to “Crocodile Rock” your way to CROCtoberfest at the Wildlife Discovery Center, where knowledgeable members of the Chicago Herpetological Society will give short talks about these reptiles and their kin. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a visit from world-famous American alligator “Bubba.” Face painting, storytelling, craft vendors and other activities for children will provide families with a full afternoon of fun.
Sunday, October 22; 10-3 p.m. Admission $10 donation. Wildlife Discovery Center, 1401 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest.
How nice it would be to be a kid again. You and your family can enjoy a great seasonal tradition for children at Ryerson Conservation Area’s Halloween Hikes. Trek along a guided, candlelit path that offers nature-themed skits for the family. The hour-long hike will be followed by donuts and cider in front of a fire. This program isn’t scary so even preschoolers will have fun. Wear your costume and your hiking shoes!
Friday, October 20; 6 – 7:30p.m. Admission $9-11. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods.
Roll out the red carpet and pop the champagne! You have the opportunity to feel like a VIP this weekend with a special behind-the-scenes look at the Tempel Lipizzans training program! Attendees will be taken through the stallion stables to learn all about Lipizzan history, classical riding and the farm. The tour ends inside the arena where visitors can witness how a classically-trained horse advances through the levels to become a Quadrille or an airs above ground horse and how they appear in the performances.
Saturday, October 21; 9:30 – 11:15a.m. Admission $15-25. Tempel Lipizzans, 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek.
It’s proposal season again 💍! Those that have said yes or those that are trying to drop a hint will enjoy an afternoon at the Fall Wedding Expo at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville-Mundelein. The event will give attendees the opportunity to meet 30 hand-selected vendors (who have over 5,000 weddings worth of experience) to help accommodate the perfect one for you. The fashion show, bridal gown sale, expert tips, prizes and raffle for a chance to win a three-night honeymoon trip will make this an event you won’t want to miss.
Sunday, October 22; 12-3p.m. Free admission. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville-Mundelein, 510 IL-83, Mundelein.
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