Things To Do This Weekend May 4 – 6

May has arrived and has brought Spring weather along with! All of Lake County is in bloom and looks as spectacular as ever. With plentiful sunshine ahead, continue on to discover the top things to do this weekend May 4 – 6.

This weekend wraps up National Small Business Week and as you may be aware, Lake County is packed full of quaint mom-and-pops. We’ve put together short descriptions for dozens of small businesses in Lake County. Continue here to read more.

If you love your mother a fraction of the amount that she loves you, you should treat her to something special this Mother’s Day! As always, we’re here to help. Start compiling ideas with our guide, 21 Ways To Treat Mom For Mother’s Day in Lake County.

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend already! Mas margaritas por favor. Visit our dining guide to find the perfect spot to celebrate Mexican Independence Day for yourself! There are many more May happenings to be partaken in. Visit our top ten things to do in May for ideas! For all other happenings, events and activities, you can continue here.

Take a break from tending to your garden and read on to discover the top things to do this weekend May 4 – 6.


1. Femmes of Rock at the Genesee Theatre

String up and tune in the perfect evening with the “Femmes of Rock” at Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre. This unique string act is visually impressive and provides audiences with a high-energy, hard-rock concert. Four beautiful and classically-trained women perform the music of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, Pink Floyd and more on their futuristic electric violins and with the aid from an accompanying band. The estemed quartet has performed alongside legendary musicians such as Beyoncé, Shakira, Pitbull and Andrea Bocelli.

Friday, May 4; 8-10 p.m. Admission $39.50-$52.50. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.


2. 2018 Wine Celebration at Vigneto del Bino & “Bad Seed” at PM&L Theatre

Wine connoisseurs and theatre lovers will ride the vine to Antioch this weekend. Visit Vigneto del Bino on Saturday for delicious food fare, wine discounts, raffles and live music at the 2018 Wine Celebration. Attendees will be the first to know the winery’s newest libations of the season. After wetting your whistle, visit the beautiful PM&L theatre in downtown Antioch for their latest production, “Bad Seed” by Maxwell Anderson. The show’s protagonist, Rhoda Penmark can charm her way into anything she wants except for a penmanship medal from her teacher that was awarded to another student. Once the other student is found drowned and the medal mysteriously shows up in Rhoda’s room, Penmark’s mother believes that Rhoda may be responsible for other sudden deaths surrounding the family. “Bad Seed” runs through May 20.

2018 Wine Celebration: Saturday, May 5; 3:30-6 p.m. Free admission. Vigneto del Bino Winery, 42150 N. Crawford Rd., Antioch.

Bad Seed: Friday-Sunday; May 4-6. Fri. & Sat.: 8 p.m., Sun.: 2:30 p.m. PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch.


3. Libertyville’s First Fridays

Spring has sprung, and First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville is throwing a party. Besides the local mom and pop stores offering promotional sales, the free event features an array of delicious drinks, divine dishes and live entertainment. Parking is free and plentiful with the covered parking garage located at Lake Street and Brainerd Avenue. TGIF on MainStreet Libertyville.

Friday, May 4; 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Libertyville, Route 21, Libertyville.


4. Deerfield Park District’s Deer Dash

Lace up your running shoes and take off for the Deerfield Park District’s Deer Dash. Runners of all skill levels can participate in either a 5K/10K race or a one-mile, family-fun run around Jaycee Park and the surrounding area. Visit to sign the required waiver and to register. Proceeds from the Deer Dash benefit the Coho Swim Club.

Sunday, May 6; Check-in: 6:15-6:45 a.m. Race: 7-10 a.m. Admission $32-$37. Jaycee Park, 1026 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield.


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5. Gurnee Mill’s Spring Craft Fair

Craft a better weekend at Gurnee Mills’ Spring Craft Fair. Meet some of the area’s greatest local artisans and crafters as they line the mall Friday through Sunday during normal open hours. Browse the many wings of the shopping center to find vendors offering products such as home décor, jewelry, bath products, gifts and more.

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6; Fri.: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free admission. Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee.

For all other things to do this weekend May 4 – 6, continue here.

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