Things To Do This Weekend July 28-30

Immediately after reading this edition of things to do this weekend July 28-30, grab a few friends and head to the 89th Annual Lake County Fair.

Continue here to learn about the top 5 things you can’t miss at the fair and also click here to find out the top 5 delectable bites you have to eat at the Grayslake event.

Let’s take a look at the top things to do this weekend July 28-30.

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1. The 89th Annual Lake County Fair

For nearly a century, the Lake County Fair has provided a great family experience for all guests young and old spanning generations. The annual event in Grayslake turns 89 years old this year. This Lake County staple will include entertainment, food vendors, live farm animals, carnival rides, games, motocrossing, two demolition derbies, a flower show, the Miss Lake County Pageant and so much more. The headliner of the fair’s live entertainment is LOCASH on Friday night in the Grand Stand Arena. The band is a chart-topping favorite in the country music scene known for hits such as “I Know Somebody,” (which was RIAA Gold-certified) and “I Love This Life,” (which also ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Charts). Tickets for LOCASH are on sale. Learn more about the fair at

Friday-Sunday July 28-July 30; Fri 10 a.m.-midnight, Sat 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $5-$25. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

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2. Young Frankenstein at PM&L Theatre

The Mel Brooks cult classic, “Young Frankenstein” is showing at the PM&L Theatre in Antioch. This comedy/horror film originally made in 1974 starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. This movie turned live theatre performance is a parody of the classic novel “Frankenstein,” written by Mary Shelley in 1818. The Antioch theatre’s rendition is directed by Deane Jones.

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30; Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$18. PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.

3. International Bog Day 

Celebrate International Bog Day this weekend at Volo Bog State Natural Area. The Ingleside National Natural Landmark is the only remaining open-water quaking bog in the state. The Illinois DNR site will feature an art show, silent auction and artists’ reception, which will be followed by live music. Be sure to take a tour of the bog before or after the event.

Sunday, July 30; noon-4 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5 for adults, $3 for children. Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside.

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4. Lincolnshire’s Food Truck Fridays

The opportunity is now to treat yourself to something new for lunch. Lincolnshire’s Food Truck Fridays in the Corporate Center Parking Lot will display a variety of gourmet selections. The foodie frenzy will occur every Friday until the end of the summer as a variety of delicious aromas waft through the air, while a delectable dish is prepared right in front of your eyes.

Fridays, July 28; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot, 300 Knightsbridge Pkwy., Lincolnshire.

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5. Summer Sampler Featuring ABBA Salute

“You can dance. You can jive, having the time of your life.” ABBA Salute heads to Mitchell Park in Deerfield for you to “Take a Chance” on this cover band. Attendees are encouraged to bring eats and drinks to the Summer Sampler. The music of this tribute band comes to life in a Las Vegas type show that mesmerizes viewers of all ages, as they perform hits like “Mamma Mia,” “SOS,” “Waterloo,” and more. This is a free admission event.

Sunday, July 30; 5-6:30 p.m. Mitchell Park, 951 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield.

For more things to do this weekend July 28-30, continue here.

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