It’s Labor Day Weekend in this installment of Things to do this weekend September 2-5! You can’t complain when you have a Monday off. Continue here to see the Labor Day weekend festivities in its entirety.
After a full week of school, your youngsters are probably excited for that extra day off as well.
Just because fall is rapidly approaching, doesn’t mean it’s all over. Sure a couple of summer staples make their triumphant exit until 2017, but summer weather will still linger around for another two or three months. Celebrate as much as you can in this transition period where the weather is virtually perfect (with the exception of people with heavy allergies that include yours truly).
Let’s take a look at what things to do this weekend September 2-5 in Lake County.
Things to do this Weekend September 2-5
- All Labor Day weekend, Zion is throwing their 68th Annual Jubilee Days Festival. The festivities kick off with the annual 5K run Saturday morning and the fun continues until Monday night. This event includes a Miss Zion pageant, ice cream social, arts & crafts festival, live music, delectable eats, the Mayors Breakfast, the largest Labor Day parade in Lake County – the Jubilee Parade and fireworks. The Parade is Monday at 1 p.m. Live entertainment includes the Full Score Chamber Orchestra featuring Clare McLaughlin,
Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; Saturday: 8 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Shiloh Park, 25th Street and Emmaus Avenue, Zion.
- Ready to celebrate the Emerald Island, American style? Long Grove Irish Days has arrived in Long Grove. Join Long Grove as they celebrate heritage by enjoying authentic Irish cuisine, traditional Irish brews, live entertainment that features musicians and dancers, a best dressed dog competition, kiddie fun-tivities and more.Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; Long Grove Historic Village, Old McHenry & Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove.
- 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, September 2; 6-9 p.m., Downtown Libertyville, Rt. 121, Libertyville.
- After an entire summer of fun, Bristol Renaissance Faire takes its final bow for the season. Even if you don’t own a DeLorean, you can take a trip back to the past during 16th century Elizabethan England. This glorious event boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air featuring swordfighters, minstrels and jesters. There are many photo opportunities when you get to meet the era’s celebrities such as Queen Elizabeth and Robin Hood. The Faire also offers games, rides, arts and crafts, eats, live music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters just over the Wisconsin border.
Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI.
- It has been an amazing summer with a legendary cast of songsters gracing
the stage of Ravinia Festival. The final weekend is no different. You’ll always have ‘Something to Talk About,’ with 10-time Grammy winner and one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Singers of All Time, as well as the aforementioned publication’s Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Bonnie Raitt. Don’t stop there on this extended weekend, because you could place your bets on who’s going to attend the Highland Park Festival’s lineup by playing a ‘Crazy Game of Poker,’ with O.A.R on Sunday.
Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4; Sat: Bonnie Raitt at 7:30 p.m. with tickets priced from $38-$130, Sun: O.A.R at 7 p.m. $33-$75. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
Continue here for more events going on this weekend.