Things To Do This Weekend June 28-30

Pyrotechnics, festivals, legendary musicians and Broadway shows just scratch the surface of the top things to do this weekend June 28-30.

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“Next Weekend” is now as we look at the top five things to do this weekend June 28-30. Let’s Go!

1. Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks


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“The rocket’s red glare” and “the bombs bursting in air” appears early in Grayslake. The Grayslake Park District throws their annual Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks. The “taste’s” festivities are highlighted by live entertainment from the Gooroos as well as Mike and Joe, a moonwalk, carnival rides, face painting, an obstacle course, wall climbing and so much more. The June 29 fireworks show begins at dusk. Parking is available at Grayslake Middle School and Grayslake Central High School.

Saturday, June 29; 3-10 p.m. Central Park, 250 Library Ln., Grayslake.

2. Celebrate Fox Lake

The “Heart of the Chain O’ Lakes” will party American style with their red, white and blues at Celebrate Fox Lake located in at Lakefront Park. The Independence Day party will feature a parade stepping off at 4 p.m., an all-ages watermelon eating contest, live performances by 7th Heaven and Karma Committee and fireworks beginning at dusk. The Fox Lake event serves delectable fare and drinks for purchase.

Saturday, June 29; 4-11 p.m. Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Rd., Fox Lake.

3. Little Big Town, The Counting Crows and Sugarland at Ravinia Festival


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The Highland Park staple, Ravinia Festival has quite a lineup this weekend. The country Little Big Town quartet has been assembled since the late 90s, but their careers really started gaining steam around 2006. You’ve probably seen them sing at every single notable music awards show. The four-time Grammy winners are known for songs like “The Road to Here,” “Pontoon,” “Girl Crush,” “Better Man,” “Themselves” and a slew of other hits. Return Saturday for the Counting Crows as they celebrate their 25-year anniversary in live fashion. The alternative rock band released “August and Everything After” in 1993 which went seven times Platinum according to the Recording Industry Association and six of their albums have charted on the Billboard 200 Chart. The band from Berkley, Calif. was also nominated for an Academy Award for their song “Accidentally in Love,” which was in the movie “Shrek 2.” Prepare for fireworks as Sugarland returns to the Ravinia Fest stage. The two-time Grammy winners are an exceptional duet not to be missed.

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30; all shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49-$150 per concert. Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.

4. “Darling Grenadine: A New Musical” Opens at Marriott Theatre

The Marriott Theatre debuts its newest production this weekend, “Darling Grenadine: A New Musical.” The show follows a charming protagonist Harry who lives in Manhattan and works as a songwriter. This musical comedy is a “Swell” story that explores an abundance of themes like the juxtaposition between romance versus reality, as well as denial and heartbreak, addiction and loss and so much more. “Darling Grenadine” is based on the novel donning the same title, as the book, music and lyrics were all conceived by Daniel Zaitchik. The production runs through August 18.

Friday-Sunday June 28-30; Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. $47-$58, Sun. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets: $48-$58. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

5. BeachFest at RLBCCC

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center’s BeachFest. This free admission event features live sounds including the battle of the bands and Hispanic bands, a carnival, a petting zoo, a cultural entertainment stage, a hot dog eating contest, libations  and of course a comfortable family-fun setting by the beach

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30; Fri. 3-11 p.m., Sat. 1-11 p.m. and Sun. 1-8 p.m. Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach.

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

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