Things to do this weekend May 5-7

It’s the eve of cinco, and we’re prepping, dicing, and casa dancin’ to kick off tomorrow! We hope you’re ready!

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May the 4th be with you! We have back to back weekends with holidays in this edition of things to do this May 5-7: Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day.

Speaking of Mexican holidays, Casa Bonita in Libertyville was recognized in the Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Top Picks: an award that represents many different, restaurants, venues, trails and a slew of other categories received. Follow our Twitter page and see who else has won Daily Herald Top Picks.

Continue here to make your plans for Mother’s Day.

Without further adieu, here are the top things to do this weekend May 5-7 in Lake County.

First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville

1. First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville

MainStreet Libertyville invites one and all to their monthly celebration of First Fridays on MainStreet. A variety of fantastic drinks, 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.

Friday, May 5; 6-9 p.m. Downtown Libertyville, Route 21.

Citadel Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Citadel Theatre

2. Vanya and Sonia and Masa and Spike at Citadel Theatre

It’s a weekend full of wild costume parties, voodoo dolls and surprise romance. Who couldn’t be more curious about those three plots combined? Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is now showing at the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. This comedy originally written by Christopher Durang revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings. The trio of siblings bicker and discuss their lives while Spike is Masha’s love interest whose claim to fame is landing the role in the sequel to Entourage: Entourage 2. The original Broadway production of the play was nominated for six Tony Awards winning ‘Best Play’ in 2013.

Friday-Sunday, May 5-7; Tickets: $35-$38. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.

Antioch Annual Art Crawl

Antioch Annual Art Crawl

3. 11th Annual Antioch Art Crawl

Bathe in the expression of art as Downtown Antioch hosts its 11th Annual Art Crawl. Browse the talent of Antioch’s students on display complemented by live entertainment. The Art Crawl event is sponsored by School District no. 34, Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, the Village of Antioch and the Antioch Chamber. Be sure to stop by the band shell for live entertainment.

Saturday, May 6; 8 a.m. Downtown Antioch, Main Street.


And we’re off with the start of the Deer Dash! #deerfieldparks

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4. Deerfield Park District’s Annual Deer Dash

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 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 7:15 a.m. Check-in opens at 6:30 a.m. Admission to the dash includes a race T-shirt, race packet and refreshments.

Sunday May 7; 7-10 a.m. Admission: $26 for Residents, $31 for Non-Residents. Jaycee Park, 1026 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield.


When February gives you 65 and sunny…definitely eat outside! #lindys #midwest #bangslake #februaryinchicago

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5. Lake County In-Water Boat Show at Lindy’s

Lake County Watersports is hosting the Lake County In-Water Boat Show along the shores of Bangs Lake in Wauconda. This show features some of the best vessels on the waters of Lake County in the backyard of Lindy’s Landing. Some of the products to be showcased include G3 Boats, Yamaha, Lowe, Suncatcher, Prince Raft, Bentley, Mastercraft, Tuffy and many more. Attendees have the opportunity to test drive the boats on display. To complement a day in watercraft heaven, stay for a bite to eat at Lindy’s and enjoy the view.

Friday, May 5; 3 p.m. Lindy’s Landing on Bangs Lake, 115 Park St., Wauconda.

For more things to do this weekend May 5-7 in Lake County, continue here.

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