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Things To Do This Weekend June 4-6, 2021

That summer feelin’ is finally here! Celebrate the weekend ahead that is full of love, suds, sun, and supporting local!

As the first weekend of June approaches, take some time to celebrate pride in Waukegan! Support small shops in Antioch and artists from around the country in Lincolnshire.

Cruise into the wonderful weekend with this edition of the top five things to do in Lake County, June 4-6, 2021.

1. PrideDrive 2021 in Waukegan 

 

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Celebrate love at the City of Progress’s official LGBTQIA festival, Waukegan PrideDrive. Community members and businesses are invited to participate in a drive starting in downtown Waukegan where Mayor Ann B. Taylor will raise the Pride flag, welcome participants and begin the procession. Continuing along Genesee Street and down North Avenue, each participating caucus will be announced at the front steps of the Waukegan City Hall. Community members are welcome to watch the drive in person or virtually on the Waukegan Friends Facebook Page. After the parade, the city of Waukegan celebrates pride with their How Sweet It Is Festival, which includes DJ parties, “Candywauk,” zumba, pride storytime and a family friendly drag show at Three Brothers Theatre. Try the new brew Build Your Wings or an old favorite at the official after party for the Waukegan Pride Drive at Lake County Libation Trail partner Nightshade And Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing. Tickets for the drag show can be purchased online at ThreeBrothersTheatre. 

Saturday, June 5; 1 – 3 p.m. Free admission. Waukegan City Hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan. How Sweet It Is After Party, 3 – midnight, Drag show admission: $10 per person, Parking Lot B, 269 W. Clayton St., Three Brothers Theater, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing After Party, 3 p.m. – midnight. Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan. 

2. Lincolnshire Art Festival

 

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Notable American philosopher and author Henry David Thoreau said it best, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Gaze at the extraordinary art through your own eyes at the 23rd annual Lincolnshire Art Festival. Visit the Village Green of Lincolnshire to peruse hundreds of pieces created by 80 juried artists from around the country. All finely crafted art of various mediums including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting and sculpture will be available for purchase. Interact with the artists of the day through creative demonstrations and booth chats as you admire and celebrate each composition. Support local and grab a bite to eat at one of the various Lincolnshire Restaurant partners including Big Bowl Chinese and Thai, Bontà Pizzeria & Restaurant, Wildfire Steak, Chops & Seafood and more. Adult art enthusiasts are invited to quench their thirst with the suds at Lake County Libation Trail partner Half Day Brewing Company. Reservations for the art festival are encouraged. Register at AmdurProductions.com. 

Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free admission. Village Green of Lincolnshire, 100 Village Green, Lincolnshire.

3. Antioch’s Summer Wine Walk 

Make new friends and try new wines at Antioch’s social event of the season, the Summer Wine Walk. Stroll downtown on Saturday afternoon and check out Antioch’s local businesses while tasting various vinos at participating businesses. Each participant will receive a commemorative wine glass, snacks, a bottle of the aforementioned adult berry beverage and a wine bag. After an afternoon of sips, stop at The Lodge of Antioch for some delectable fare and ease your sweet tooth at Lovin’ Oven Cakery. Tickets for the wine walk are sold online at Antioch.IL.gov and each wine walker must be age 21 and older. 

Saturday, June 5; noon – 4 p.m., Admission $45 per person. William E. Brook Entertainment Center, 900 Skidmore Dr., Antioch.

4. Lamb’s Farm Champion Car Show

Accelerate into the weekend at Lambs Farm 9th Annual Champion Car Show. Browse through the various models of cars and trucks being judged at the Green Oaks event and rock out to the local Illinois band, the Unscheduled Tour. Partake in a raffle, sip on local suds, and chow down at the food tent at the in-person event or participate virtually and vote for your favorite automobile on the Lambs Farm Facebook page. In person awards will be announced on event day and virtual award winners will be announced on June 7. 

Sunday, June 6; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Admission $10-$25 per person. Lamb’s Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville. 

5. Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Reopens

Science fiction novelist Ray Bradbury once said, “If you enjoy living, it’s not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.” Encounter the wonder and awe inspired by Bradbury as the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum opens for the first time since August 2020. This interactive museum provides an immersive experience into the mind of award-winning author and Waukegan native, Ray Bradbury. The “Green Town” museum’s in person and virtual opening event will highlight the inspiration and history behind Bradbury’s screenplay writing and adaptation of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” and the Waukeganite’s storied novel “Dandelion Wine.” Reservations are required for the event and can be made by email at info@raybradburymuseum.org

Saturday, June 5; 2 p.m. Suggested Donation: $10. Ray Bradbury Experience Museum, 13 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.


Looking for more adventures in Lake County? To learn more about the top 10 things to do in June in the land of lakes, click here. 

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