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Weekend Watch, Visit Lake County’s tips on things to do

The City of Lake Forestkicks off its’ Farmer’s Market this weekend from 8am – 1pm at the East Lake Forest Train Station. You will find local produce from seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat to poultry and dairy products. There will also be local chefs selling a variety of treats including swirl cupcakes, pies, ice pops cookies, appetizers and much more.

Stop by the Long Grove Strawberry Fest this weekend in Long Grove. This is the granddaddy of Long Grove’s signature festivals and is considered one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland area. Live music will be happening all weekend. There will be children’s activities, strawberry flavored and inspired treats from melt-in-your-mouth chocolate covered strawberries to strawberry martinis and desserts. New this year, is a $5 per person entry fee.

Swing by ShilohParkin the City of Zionfor the 26th Annual Nostalgia Days Car show. Tonight there will be a dance at 6:30pm with outdoor movies to follow. The Antique Custom Car Show will take place on Saturday with the Sheridan Road Cruize immediately following. The entire family will enjoy food, live music and DJ’s and games.

Wauconda Fest is happening all weekend at Cook Park in Wauconda. You will enjoy live music, a carnival, Taste of the Fest, 5K/10K on Sunday, Wauconda’s Got Talent, Car Show, bags tournament, family games, wine tasting and much more. This is one event that the entire family will enjoy.

If you missed Mardi Gras in New Orleansthis year, don’t worry, you can still experience Mardi Gras at Six Flags Great America on Saturday and Sunday. The streets of Orleans Place will be transformed into a party atmosphere featuring the sights, sounds and tastes of Bourbon Street including live music, parades and fireworks. The Rue Le Dodge Bumper Car arena in Orleans Place will be morphed into a one-of-a-kind dueling piano bar offering New Orleans inspired cocktails, live entertainment and a crawfish eating contest.

A weekend full of family fun adventure can be found on VisitLakeCounty.org.

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