Things To Do This Weekend January 24-26

Hop in your inner tube, sip some suds and have a tail-wagging good time in this snow-filled edition of things to do this weekend January 24-26.

Be sure to “check-in” as you continue making your stops along Libation Trail this month. During Lake County Libation Trail Month, sippers have the opportunity to win free tickets to the Lake County Beer Festival on February 22 at the Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Click here to learn more.

We are officially 36-days away and counting from the start of Restaurant Week, but who’s counting? Prepare to indulge yourself during Lake County Restaurant Week. Participating eateries will have a pre-fixe menu that will have your mouth watering during this 10-day event. Click here for more info.

Here are the top things to do this weekend in Lake County 24-26.

1. Lincolnshire Skate Night


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Lace up your skates and show off your moves during the annual Lincolnshire Skate Night. This night features ice sculptors, a DJ and a firework display the Lake County winter evening. Lake County Libation Trail Participant Half Day Brewing Co. in Lincolnshire will provide free cocoa and cider to warm up skaters. This event also offers free skate rentals provided by Glacier Ice Rink of Vernon Hills. Additional fare will be available for purchase.

Saturday, January 25; 4-7 p.m. Admission: Free. North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire.

2. Cool Cluster Dog Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center


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So proud of this little guy, he took home a blue ribbon at his first AKC conformation show last weekend!! 🥇👏💚🐶 He was cool as a cucumber, but with only 1 day of training, I was a little nervous. . . Thanks to @jimminyclippers for his pre-show groom and @pence_property_group for getting him show ring ready!! 💚💚💚 Pickles even got to see his brother Cash, the red tri!! They both did great!! 🐶💚 . #picklesthedog #akcdogshow #akcconformation #conformationshow #8monthsold #soproudofhim #proudmom #justsmitten #lovethisboy #dogmom #bluemerleaussie #redtriaussie #brothers #miniaustralianshepherd #miniamericanshepherd #miniaussieofig #miniaussiesofinsta #miniaussiesofinstagram #bluemerlepuppy #love #happyboy #newadventures #coolcluster

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Get ready for a “paw”some time at the Cool Cluster Dog Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Grayslake. The Chain O’ Lakes Kennel Clubs sponsored Cool Cluster Dog Show. Thousands of dogs will compete at the Chain O’ Lakes Kennel Club sponsored event as the canines strut their stuff to take home best in show. Judges will deliberate over seven breed categories, including sporting, non-sporting hounds, terriers, working, toy and herding.

Friday-Sunday, January 24-26; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: $5 Parking. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

3. Vipers Pro Basketball Final Home Game in Gurnee


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Chicago Basketball legend Michael Jordan once said I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” Don’t break your ankles on your way to watch The Vipers Pro Basketball team wrap up their first season, calling Gurnee home this Sunday. The Vipers are a semi-pro ABA hoops team consisting of former D-I athletes, international players and local ballers with hopes of moving to the NBA hardwood. Head over to Warren Township High School’s Almond Campus to cheer the team on as they look to defend home court one last time against the Wisconsin Blaze.

Sunday, January 26; 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $5-$10. Children six and under receive free admission. Warren High School – Almond Campus, 34090 N. Almond Rd., Gurnee.

4. 2020 Winter Beer Riot in Antioch

Raise your glass to good beer and escape from the chilly weather at Antioch’s Winter Beer Riot. This event will feature over 30 breweries, including Lake County Libation Trail participants like Only Child Brewing Co. of Gurnee, Tighthead Brewing Co. of Mundelein and Zümbier Brewery of Waukegan. The Antioch VFW event is also highlighted by rare beers no longer in circulation, guest speakers from local breweries and the ticket price includes a random six-pack of beer.

Saturday, January 25; 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $45. Antioch VFW Post 4551, 75 North Ave., Antioch.

5. Totally Tubular 80’s Party at Wilmot Mountain


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The only winter activity I crush 🤣

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Just over the border into Wisconsin, Wilmot Mountain is hosting a Totally Tubular 1980s party that is “awesome to the max.” The Badger State hill extends as long as 1,000 feet with a conveyor lift that takes you back to the top. In the daytime, tubers can reach speeds of 38 mph while at night, visitors’ tubes can hit over 50 mph. The 1980s event also features a DJ spinning tunes from the era, a photo booth and party favors. Snow shredders maybe “Living on a Prayer” while sliding down the incline, so don’t be another one to bite the dust.

Saturday, January 25; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Various price points. Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, WI.

For more things to do this weekend January 24-26, continue here. To get your hands on some suds, vino and spirits for the Lake County Libation Trail Month, click here.

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