We’re so close to spring in this edition of things to do this weekend April 21-23.
If you want a few less known holidays for the weekend, here you go: National Kindergarten Day, National Covered Cashews Day (for April 22), National Record Store Day, National Earth Day, National Jelly Bean Day (April 22), National Cherry CHeescake Day, National Picnic Day, National and National Talk LIke Shakespeare Day (April 23).
While you’re celebrating our long-lost national days of the year, here is your top five things to do this weekend April 21-23 in Lake County.
1. Lake County Food Truck Frenzy
Fare aficionados will go on a Food Truck Frenzy at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Whether you are considering hiring a food truck for your wedding, office, party at home or you just want to make your taste buds dance; this Grayslake family-friendly event is for you. The event features 15 food trucks including Yum Dum Truck, Happy Lobster Truck, Toasty Cheese, Kate and Jan Hot Dogs and more. The Lake County Fairgrounds will also host the Camping World RV Show during the frenzy from Friday-Sunday. The proceedings of this event will go towards the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Saturday, April 22; Noon-5 p.m. Free admission. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.
2. Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
Capture a taste of Egypt in Lake County as you take a guided Sunday Tour of the Gold Pyramid House. The tours are usually between one-two hours long. Visit King Tut’s tomb, tour the inside of the pyramid, drink their legendary water and discover exciting artifacts in the Wadsworth pyramid’s gift shop. Groups of six or more can call for private tours. The Gold Pyramid House conducts tours on Sundays through November 5.
Sunday, April 23; 2 p.m. Tour tickets range between $10-$18. Gold Pyramid House, 37921 Dilleys Rd., Wadsworth.
Happy Earth Day! We hope you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful natural areas in your community, which deserve protection and appreciation every day of the year. Join us for a free program this weekend in celebration! www.lcfpd.org/earthweek #earthday2016 #nature #spring #rainbow #tree #baretree #earth #restoration #preservation #education #recreation #lcfpd
3. Earth Day Weekend Programs at the Lake County Forest Preserves
A wise man named Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Lake County Forest Preserves will host a slew of special weekend programs to spread awareness for Earth Week. Join the forest preserves in lake clean-ups, tours, fishing, hikes and much more at Ryerson Woods, Rollins Savanna, McDonald Woods, Ela Prairie and Almond Marsh. For more information, visit LCFPD.org.
Friday-Sunday, April 21-23; Various start times. Many locations in Lake County Forest Preserves.
4. Train Day at Lambs Farm
A train’s horn can be heard from the distance. That noise isn’t the approaching Metra; it’s the engine from Train Day at Lambs Farm. Kids of all ages can make their best Casey Jones impression wearing the conductor hat while operating the digital command control system of the model trains. All aboard, as the Valley Model Railroad Club hosts this family-fun, free-admission event at the Libertyville farm.
Saturday, April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Lambs Farm Magnolia Café & Bakery, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.
5. Anna Federova at Ravinia Festival
Listen to the sounds of premier pianist Anna Fedorova at Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall. The Ukrainian musician has performed all over the globe with her jazz/classical music fusion. Fedorova makes her return to Ravinia to voice some of the greatest utterances of free-flowing imagination and emotion through her performance. The piano prodigy is a David Young Piano Prize holder.
Saturday, April 22; 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Ravinia Festival – Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
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