Things To Do This Weekend May 3-5

May the Fourth be with you! OK maybe we’re all not Star Wars nerds, but either way, this edition of things to do this weekend May 3-5 is jam-packed

Continue here to learn about the top 10 things to do in the fifth month. Also, community farmers markets are opening in abundance this month so click here to read more.

Run 3.10686 miles of a sentimental journey and celebrate this first Friday through Sunday, el quinto dia del mes and have a blast…we double-dog-dare you.

1. First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville


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MainStreet Libertyville invites one and all to their monthly celebration of First Fridays on Milwaukee Avenue. A variety of phenomenal libations, 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. MainStreet Libertyville recently celebrated its 30th Birthday.

Friday May 3; 6-9 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Milwaukee Avenue.

2. “Sentimental Journey: A Musical Tale of Love and War” at the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest

“Gonna make a sentimental journey, to renew old memories.” The Citadel Theatre presents “Sentimental Journey: A Musical Tale of Love and War.” The Doris Day-titled musical is a one-man show written and performed by Ross Leman. The tale follows the narrator’s parents love story as the two guardians fall in love during World War II. This world premiere feature showcases renowned tunes from the era such as “We’ll Meet Again,” “Don’t Fence Me In” and the musical’s title song. The show runs through May 26. The Sunday show is sold out.

Friday-Saturday, May 3-5; Fri. and Sat.: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-$40. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.

3. Deer Dash in Deerfield

Running enthusiasts will do their best buck and doe impersonations as they compete in the Annual Deer Dash in Deerfield. This Jaycee Park dash features a 5K, 10K races and a one-mile fun run designed for both beginning and experienced runners. Bring the family and friends to cheer on competitors of all ages. There are no age group awards because everyone who finishes is a winner. To sign up on race day, you must register by 6:45 a.m. Check-in opens at 6:15 a.m. Admission to the dash includes a race T-shirt, race packet and refreshments.

Sunday, May 5; 6:15-10 a.m. Tickets $28-$38. Mitchell Park, 951 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield.

4. Double Dare Live at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan


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Trivia, obstacles and a heavy dose of nostalgia are all on center stage at Genesee Theatre as Double Dare brings its disheveled game show on the road to the Waukegan historical landmark. With host Marc Summers leading the helm, contestants will have to answer mind-boggling questions in order to win and not be slimed. This family-friendly event asks that participants must be ages 10 and older.

Friday, May 3; 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $38-$168. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee Theatre, Waukegan.

5. Cinco de Mayo Festival the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Grayslake

Lake County has adopted the tradition of the Cinco de Mayo Festival. The fiesta hosted by the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center features more than 25 live bands including mariachis, folkloric dancers, rides, games, delicious traditional cuisine, libations and more. Viva La Mexico y Lake County.

Friday-Sunday, May 3-5; Fri.: 2 p.m.-midnight, Sat.: noon-midnight, Sun.: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission: Starting at $5. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

For more things to do this weekend May 3-5, continue here. 

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