Things To Do This Weekend July 3-5

Happy 4th of July Lake County as we celebrate the United States’ birthday in this edition of things to do this weekend July 3-5.

While it’s not your regularly scheduled Independence Day weekend due to the effects of the public health crisis, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate the “Land of the Free’s” born day in your red, white and blue garb.

Let’s take a look at the top things to do this weekend July 3-5, as we say “ooh and ahh” to our favorite sparkly pyrotechnics, among other events.

1. Fourth of July Fireworks at Richardson Adventure Farm


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Join us for 4th of July fireworks! 🇺🇸 You can find us at 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove IL 60081. . . This is hosted in partnership with Richmond-Spring Grove Area Rotary Club. The farm opens for parking at 6:00pm. We have parking for thousands of cars with excellent sight lines to the fireworks show! . . $20/car and phase 4 social distancing will be in place. This is a CASH ONLY EVENT! People will be encouraged to stay in their car or set up your chairs in front of their car. We will have 3 food trucks there to provide food to take back to your car. Golf carts will drive through the parking areas selling beer, kettle corn, and fresh donuts! 🌽 . . -No Grills -No Fireworks -You are welcome to bring coolers with drinks and food. . . We will be taking additional donations to help cover the cost of the fireworks at the event. . . ** The Village of Spring Grove is only allowing parking on our property – any vehicles parked on any streets may be ticketed.

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“Hurrah for the flag of the free! May it wave as our standard forever.” Richardson’s Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, in partnership with the Richmond-Spring Grove Area Rotary Club, is one of the lone facilities providing sky blossom watchers with a bombastic pyrotechnic show on the Fourth of July. Fireworks watchers are encouraged to stay in their vehicles as three food trucks will be in attendance selling delectable eats. The Spring Grove grounds will have vendors on golf courts providing beer, kettle corn and fresh donuts for purchase. Onlookers are welcome to bring coolers from home with drinks and fare. Fireworks and grills from home are not permitted on the farm. Additional donations are accepted.

Saturday, July 4; 6-10 p.m. Admission: $20 per car. Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

2. Virtual Ramsey Lewis and Chicago Concert at Ravinia Festival


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#ramseylewis #reliefprint #jazz #linocut #printmaking VERY excited that Ramsey Lewis is coming to town this week!

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Ravinia Festival just revealed they would launch a 20-minute variety show via Ravinia’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. After a lovely Lawn Party in last week’s presentation starring Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, the Highland Park facility kicks this new series entitled “RaviniaTV” with renowned Windy City-based musicians Ramsey Lewis and the band Chicago. Lewis is a Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer who’s graced stages for nearly 60 years. The six-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago has sold over 100-million records as one of the most successful rock groups and recorded 26 albums that either went platinum or multi-platinum. Find a place out on your lawn and virtually prepare yourself for a legendary show sponsored by Exelon.

Friday, July 3; 7 p.m. Free admission virtual event. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.

3. First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville


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Thank you @michael_delott_photography for sharing such beautiful and unique photos of our community. Don’t forget, we‘re in this together 👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿 . The community is at the heart of everything we do. And amidst this uncertainty, one thing is clear: We have an essential role to play supporting each other #ittakesaville #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #shoplocal60048 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #communityphotos #ilovethiscommunity #libertyvillestrong #libertyville #mainstreet #mainstreet60048 #localbusiness #thisplacematters #community #family #fun #friends #enjoyyourself #laugh #drink #eat #havefun #instacool #instagood #instadaily #picoftheday #instalike #communitymatters #antiracism

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MainStreet Libertyville invites one and all to their monthly celebration of First Fridays on MainStreet. With Restore Illinois: Phase 4, you can visit Libertyville in person this month. A variety of fantastic drinks, mouth-watering eats and live entertainment surrounds the event as you peruse the Lake County local mom and pop stores offering promotional sales. Be there or be square! The Friday celebration is a free admission event.

Friday, July 3; 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Free admission. MainStreet Libertyville, 515 Illinois Route 21, Libertyville.

4. “Blues Brothers” Movie Night in Side Lot Brewery’s Backyard in Wauconda


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What would the Blues Brothers be without the supporting cast? 🎨: @jeffchandlerarts #Bluesbrothers40

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“We’re on a mission from God.” Revisit the Chicagoland area with the brothers of blues, Joliet Jake and Elwood. The 1980s classic “Blues Brother’s” starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. What better way to celebrate four decades of hilarity by hosting an outdoor showing in one of the film locations? Side Lot Brewery in Wauconda will host the presentation on Sunday night in their backyard, a Lake County Libation Trail participant across the street from the iconic scene where the Blues-mobile drives along the Bangs Lake Beach. Nostalgic viewers must call to reserve a space, and seating will begin at 9:15 p.m. Grab a cold one by the Wauconda Brewmeisters while you watch the classic cinema.

Sunday, July 5; 9:30-11:30 p.m. Reservations required. Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda.

5. Kohl Children’s Pop-Up Museum at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

The Kohl Children’s Pop-Up Museum has been traveling around Lake County for almost a year now. After entering Restore Illinois: Phase 4, the pop-up museum reopens in the Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. The exhibits include an Imagination Playground, Art Studio, Tech Play Labs with programmable robots, a Gravity Wall, a Young Paleontologist exhibit and many more interactive exhibits. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the Round Lake Beach facility offers four different time slots with a limited capacity of nine individuals. Registration is required at The Kohl Children’s Museum Round Lake Beach Pop-up runs Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 24. In observance of the holiday, the pop-up museum will be closed July 4.

Friday, July 3; 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon (two time slots available), 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. (two time slots available). Free admission, pre-registration required at Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach.

For more things to do this weekend July 3-5, continue here. To view all of the top events in July, click here. If you’re wanting to stay close to home because of reservations due to the public health crisis, keep dreaming, discovering and exploring future adventures here.

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