Things to do this Weekend August 14-16

What a wonderful summer weekend we just had! Time is fluttering by fast before the youngsters have to return to school. Make the most of your summer vacations in Lake County while you still have them.

There are plenty of shows at Ravinia to witness before the summer time has expired as well. Plus don’t forget the community festivals Lake County has in store for you.

Lincolnshire Art Fair Lake CountyThat being said, enjoying the nice weather by boating in Lake County and relaxing the day away giving your mind some much needed Zen by fishing is a viable option.

With all of the options you have before you, check out the top things to do this weekend August 14-16.

1.)    Artists from all around the country will display a variety of their art mediums at the 18th Annual Lincolnshire Art Fest. The weekend of festivities include live music, great food, fun kid-tivites that include a scavenger hunt and spin art, art demonstrations and booth chats. Enjoy the fine murals from these talented artists. This festival is great for all ages.

Saturday-Sunday, August 15-16; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Village Green, the northeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire.

2.)    The heat is on in Grayslake as they host their annual Grayslake Summer DaysSummer Days Fest. This family-fun music festival will feature live entertainment, carnival games, bingo, beer tents, arts & crafts, food vendors, a business booth area and the ‘Grayslake’s Got Talent.’ Contest. Don’t forget to get a good spot on Whitney Street for the Bike and Parade at noon on Saturday and the Summer Days Parade at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

Friday-Saturday, August 14-15; Downtown Grayslake, Whitney Street Festival Site, Grayslake.

3.)    What’s the best way to get into the spirit of the second edition of the Crosstown Series? Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars Exhibit at the Grayslake Heritage Center. The Cubs and White Sox square off for their final series against each other this weekend at U.S. Cellular Field. So before you watch the game with your friends, learn about the long-time rivalry that features interviews with former players, sports journalist and broad casters, interactive trivia, historical storylines like the 1906 World Series, the Black Sox Scandal, Harry Caray and more. The White Sox lead the historic series 58-49.

Exhibit runs through September 27; Grayslake Heritage Center, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
Ravinia gate 24.)    Der Fliegende Hollander, otherwise known as the Flying Dutchman is one of the most legendary compositions of Richard Wagner’s collection of library. Witness the Chicago Symphony Orchestra revive the Flying Dutchman, with James Conlon at the helm conducting at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Bring your wine, blankets and snacks to the oldest outdoor festival.

Saturday, August 15; 7:30 p.m. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.

5.)    Searching for three days of fun in Lindenhurst?  Lindenfest 2015 has Lindenfestreturned! The yearly fest full of memorable experiences include carnival rides, a parade, games, youth and adult bingo, food vendors of all sorts, live entertainment and the famous Sunday Battle of the Bands. Don’t miss this fun fest for the entire family.

Friday-Sunday, August 14-16; Fri 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon – 6 p.m. Village Hall, Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst.

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