Things To Do This Weekend July 6-8

The calm after the Independence Day storm has arrived but that doesn’t mean the weekend thrills are also dwindling. The top things to do this weekend July 6-8 are truly ‘to die for’ 😉. Read more to find out why.

July is summer’s warmest  month. We’ve compiled a list of the ‘hottest’ things to do in July 2018. Summer doesn’t stop in July, though. Continue here to find the greatest summer events and to enter into sweet sweepstakes all season long. For all other events and activities, you may continue here.

Grab a board and ride the wave, here are the top things to do this weekend July 6-8.


1. Murder for Two at the Marriott Theatre

Music, mayhem and murder are on display this weekend as the Marriott Theatre opens its latest musical comedy, Murder for Two. Follow a small town cop, Marcus Moscowicz, who has aspirations of becoming a detective when on one fateful night, a murder takes place at a surprise birthday party. Jumping at the opportunity, Marcus works the case of the whodunnit to prove himself to his police squad. The Lincolnshire two-man production provides a brilliant twist in which one actor investigates the crime while the other plays all of the suspects. Murder for two runs through August 26.

Friday-Sunday, July 6-8; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 3 & 8 p.m., Sun.: 1 & 5 p.m. Admission: $52-$57. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

2. Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saddle your steed and head just north of Lake County to for the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Attendees at one of the country’s largest renaissance-themed fairs will enjoy the best of 16th-century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and unique encounters with a cast of characters. Explore the 30-acre grounds and discover something new at every turn.  Throughout the fair, watch for specially-themed weekends, exclusive events, bar crawls and more.  Season and day passes are available for purchase at for this nine-weekend affair.

Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission: Adults: $24.50; Child: $10; Season pass: $150. Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550th Ave., Kenosha, WI.


3. Dog Days of Summer

Leap for joy this weekend as the Village of Libertyville hosts the DockDogs Regional Finals. Located in the heart of downtown Libertyville on Church Street, more than 100 nationally ranked jumping dogs will take a 40-foot sprint before jumping into a 27,000-gallon pool for the longest distance in competition. Bring your canine pal for the three-day event as more than 30 vendors will line Cook Park for all things pup-oriented. The Dog Days of Summer will also include the Lake County Sheriff K-9 demo.

Friday-Sunday, July 6 – 8; Fri.: Noon – 6 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.


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4. Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang at Ravinia

Rock your way to the Ravinia pavilion as Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang takes the storied Highland Park stage. The sweet sounds of American blues and rock will fill the air for an entertaining night of toe-tapping dance alongs. Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy is a seven-time Grammy-winning guitarist and vocalist who has been ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The Grammy Award-winning Johnny Lang is a former child prodigy that has charted all five of his albums in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 Chart.

Sunday, July 8; 7 p.m. Admission: $33-$90. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.

5. Family Campfires

Wind down the end of the week with friends and family at the Park District of Highland Park’s Family Campfire event. Attendees will go on a short hike with a naturalist, play games and roast marshmallows over the roaring campfire. Event goers are encouraged to bring a blanket for the Millard Park beach area. Millard Park has no onsite restrooms.

Friday, July 6; 7 – 8:30 p.m. Admission: $9. Millard Park Beach, 35 Ravine Dr., Highland Park.

For even more events and activities happening this weekend July 6-8, continue here.

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