Things To Do This Weekend February 28-March 1

Drink some brews with your crew, enjoy an evening of music, loosen your belt and “dig in” to this edition of things to do this weekend February 28-March 1.

Lake County Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend! Click here to learn all about this mouthwatering dining extravaganza. Overwhelmed by all of the delectable choices? Use these guides that to assist you as you dine your way across the county during this 10-day food adventure!

Here are the top things to do this weekend in Lake County February 28-March 1.

1. Lake County Restaurant Week

Discover delectable new dishes from over 75 restaurants during Lake County Restaurant Week: Ten Days to Savor. This Visit Lake County dining extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to branch out and try some new places to dine or enjoy old favorites serving up unique cuisine. Restaurants offer a prix fixe menu, offer or special dish. Get your forks ready and learn and view each eatery’s menus and offers at Lake County Restaurant Week runs through March 8, so bring your family and friends for the food event of the year. Share your experiences on social using #LakeCountyRW.

Ten days: Friday-Sunday, February 28-March 8. Various times and locations throughout Lake County.

2. Finn’s & Friends Beer Fest at Mickey Finn’s Brewery

Mickey Finn’s Brewery is making the most out of February’s extra day with their Finn’s & Friends Beer Fest. The Libertyville brewhouse fest features over a dozen local and Chicago breweries including Lake County Libation Trail™ partners Half Day Brewing Company of Lincolnshire, Light the Lamp Brewery of Grayslake, Only Child Brewing of Gurnee, Ravinia Brewing Company of Highland Park, Tighthead Brewing Company of Mundelein and of course the home brewery, Mickey Finn’s Brewery. Admission to this event includes a commemorative tasting glass, three free play pinball machines and a pizza buffet to pair with your glass of suds. VIP entry is highlighted by early entry, a glass commemorating the event and a $20 Mickey Finn’s gift card. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Tickets are available at

Saturday, February 29; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tickets: $40-$65. Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

3. College of Lake County Presents: The CLC Salute to Gospel at Genesee Theatre


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@bishophez & Love Fellowship Choir on Feb 29th at the @collegeoflakecounty … sooo many favorite songs…what’s yours….?

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The College of Lake County is hosting its 36th annual Salute to Gospel Concert this Saturday at the Genesee Theatre. This event on the Waukegan stage stars Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir. Johaan Cotton-Wilson and Effie Rolfe are your emcees for an evening featuring special guests, including the College of Lake County Gospel Choir, Dr. Sandra Leconte, Mark Cosey and Charles Hayes. Be sure to grab your tickets before this concert is “souled out.”

Saturday, February 29; 7 p.m. Admission $26-$33. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

4. Vernon Hills Craft Beer Tasting


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The official Craft Beer Tasting brewery list is here! These breweries will be on-site at the Craft Beer Tasting on February 29 to chat with you about your favorite beers: Bosacki’s Brewery, @halfdaybrewing, @hbcwoodstock, @kingsandconvicts, @prairiekrafts, @raviniabrewing, @roaringtable, @shadowviewbrewing, @whatsbrewingsupply and @tightheadbrew. We will also feature many beers from other Chicago area breweries: @3floydsbrewing, Around the Bend Beer Co., @bellsbrewery, @boulevard_beer, @centralwaters, @destihlbrewery, @halfacrebeer, @lefthandbrewing, @maplewoodbrew, @noonwhistlebrewingco, @offcolorbrewing, @pipeworksbrewing, @revbrewchicago, @shortfusebeer, and @ten90brewing.

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Suds aficionados can converge on the Sullivan Community Center this Saturday for the seventh annual Vernon Hills Park District Craft Beer Tasting. This beer bash features selections from breweries on the Lake County Libation Trail™, including Buffalo Creek Brewing Company of Long Grove, Bosacki’s Brewery and Tighthead Brewing Company of Mundelein, Mickey Finn’s Brewery of Libertyville, Ravinia Brewing Company of Highland Park and more. Rock out to the sounds of live music performed by cover band Dizzy Edge. Delectable eats are available for purchase from local vendors. Attendees must be age 21 or older.

Saturday, February 29; 5-9 p.m. Admission: $35. Designated Driver: $5. Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills.

5. 30th Annual Black History Celebration in Zion

Celebrate Black History Month with friends and family this weekend at the 30th annual Black History Program at Zion-Benton Township High School. This free event hosted by the Zion Park District features singing, dancing, guest speakers, poetry and more. Live performances include appearances by emcee David S. Osborne Sr., Eureka Missionary Baptist Choir from Chicago, Racine, WI Poet Laureate Kenyatta Turner, a dance by Zion-Benton High School Hip Hop Club and guest speaker, the Mayor of Zion Billy McKinney. Visit the city’s high school hungry because lunch will be served following the program by caterers Patricia Taylor and Virgil McMillan of Waukegan.

Saturday, February 29; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: Free. Zion-Benton Township High School, 3901 21st St., Zion.

For more things to do this weekend February 28-March 1, click here.

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