Things To Do This Weekend June 16-18

This installment of things to do this weekend June 16-18 is dedicated to dear old dad. Happy Father’s Day to all papa bears in Lake County. Continue here to learn more.

There’s no summer in Lake County without the festivals. Lake County festivals are full of delectable bites, savory suds, moving tunes, fireworks shows and of course, carnival rides. This week we feature three fests in this edition of things to do this weekend June 16-18. Continue here to see the entire summer fest guide.

Finally, you can start making your plans for the upcoming extended Fourth of July Weekend in Lake County. Click here to learn more about the festivals and fireworks displays that Lake County has to offer on Independence Day.

Here are your top 5 things to do this weekend June 16-18.


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1. Antioch’s Summer Arts & Crafts Faire and Wizard Weekend

The newly designed Antioch Summer Arts and Crafts Faire will feature artisans from around the country. Over 140 brilliant maestros will display their unique works of art. There will also be plenty of children’s activities including face painting, balloon art and more! Running alongside the arts and craft faire is Antioch’s Wizard Weekend. This event features a slew of enchanting activities including costume contests, games, a scavenger hunt and other Harry Potter-themed happenings. Wizards and muggles of all ages will enjoy this free admission event! The Antioch Chamber urges attendees to dress as the character that most closely relates to you. Some of the events at the downtown Antioch festival require advance registration.

Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Downtown Antioch, Main Street and Orchard Street, Antioch.

2. 2017 Libertyville Days Festival

It’s the party of the year in Libertyville! For four memorable days, beautiful downtown Libertyville provides a weekend full of activities including a parade, pageant, carnival rides, Church Street eats, beer garden, an arts and craft fair, eating competitions, a car show, live entertainment and so much more. Some of the live bands performing include Hello Weekend, Wall of Denial, Rock City Seven, Gooroos and more.

Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun 1-6 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Milwaukee Avenue and West Church Street, Libertyville.

3. 31st Annual Nostalgia Days in Zion

Are you craving some memories? Watch your past come back to life as Zion hosts Nostalgia Days at Shiloh Park. Enjoy live music, Lake County’s largest longest running car, truck & motorcycle show, outdoor movies, a carnival, laser tag, scrumptious eats and so much more.

Friday-Saturday, June 16-17; Fri 9:30 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. Downtown Zion, Sheridan Road, Zion.

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4. Tempel Lipizzan’s Performance

If you hear an emphatic neigh in the distance, it is coming from the lips of the majestic Tempel Lipizzans in Old Mill Creek. Witness their opening season performance as these trusty steeds progress through the flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show, attendees will learn about Lipizzan history, the methods of classical riding and receive a tour of the stables.

Sunday, June 18; 1 p.m. Ticket prices: $17-$32. Tempel Lipizzans, 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek.

5. “She Loves Me” at Marriott Theatre

It’s curtains for “She Loves Me,” at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire this weekend. This comedy-musical gem based on the book by Joe Masteroff is set in the 1930s in a Hungarian parfumerie. The store clerks Amalia and Georg don’t see eye-to-eye at work but get jazzed up as they unknowingly write love letters to each other after responding to a lonely hearts advertisement. The original stage play won a Tony Award in 1964 for Jack Cassidy’s portrayal of Steven Kodaly. Just picture the drama that may occur on a reality show between employees with text messages (instead of love letters) and Tinder at a modern-day Sephora.

Friday-Sunday, June 16-18. Ticket Price: $52. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

For more things to do this June 16-18 weekend, continue here.


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