Things to do this weekend: July 15-17

Can you believe summer is almost halfway over? There’s no time to waste! Make sure you take advantage of all summer has to offer in Lake County. This weekend, you can celebrate your favorite season at these fun events:

  1. Antioch Taste of Summer FestivalTasteOfSummerLogo - Antioch - Lake County

How about a little fun in the sun in Antioch? The Taste of Summer Festival in Antioch features carnival rides for the family, deliciously prepared eats from the village’s top restaurants, splendid merch from the area’s sidewalk sale and, of course, exceptional live acts for you and the family in the Brook Bandshell including Bella Cain, Hi Infidelity, Suburban Cowboys, the Neverly Brothers, Shadows of Knight, Judson Brown and more.

Friday-Sunday, July 15-17; Fri: Noon-11 p.m. Sat: Noon-11 p.m. Sun: Noon-6 p.m. Downtown Antioch.

  1. Vernon Hills Summer Celebration13502797_1124483164261665_5010316862129196392_o

All weekend, fall in love with your favorite season all over again during Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2016. Have a bite to eat, take a ride on a carnival ride and enjoy an abundance of live entertainment from headliner Smashmouth and other acts like The Hot Sauce Committee, Hello Weekend, Mike & Joe and Kaleidoscope Eyes. Compete in the bags tournament on Sunday or just gaze upon pristine vessels at the car show on Saturday.

Friday-Sunday, Fri: 6 p.m.-Midnight. Sat: 1 p.m.-Midnight. Sun 1-10 p.m. Century Park 1101 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills.

  1. Grandwood Park’s Summerfest, Gurnee

The Grandwood Park Civic Association is bringing Summerfest back to the Gurnee community. This year’s Summerfest will again be held at Hutchins Athletic Field for one day only. Activities include a craft fair, a Super Hero Bike Parade, family games, baggo’s, music, bonfire and more.

Saturday, July 16; 7:30 a.m.-after dusk. Hutchins Athletic Field, Hutchins Road, Gurnee.

  1. ArtWauk, Downtown WaukeganArtWauk Waukegan

Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in Downtown Waukegan. Enjoy the work from many different art mediums. In addition to the portraits, sculptures and other artistic vibes, munch on some delicious eats downtown or feel the flow of the tunes from the live entertainment at this free event.

Saturday, July 16; 5-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee Street, Waukegan.

  1. Cops N’ Bobbers Fishing Derby, Mundelein

The Mundelein Police Department invites kids and their families to enjoy some fishing fun at the annual Cops N’ Bobbers Fishing Derby. There will also be free raffle tickets for prizes and fishing poles and bait available. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.

Saturday, July 16; 8 a.m.-noon. Mundelein Seminary, 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein.


For even more things to do, visit our Calendar of Events.

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