Things To Do This Weekend September 4-7, 2020

Happy “take it easy” day as we celebrate the Monday holiday in this installment of things to do this weekend September 4-7. To learn more about all things happening in this “International Work Day” weekend, continue here.

In this unofficial end of summer, have a splashing good time, go mom and pop shopping, dance to the music, clink glasses of vino or do it for the avian ‘gram.

Here are the top five things to do this weekend September 4-7.

1. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago Final Weekend


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Take a dip in the drink, recline, relax and experience all the thrills one last time this season at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago. The Gurnee H20 zone is equipped with numerous waterslides, the main swimming area called the Monsoon Lagoon, a kid play area that utterly soaks attendees, an interactive surf area and so much more. Have a splashing good time as Labor Day is the final day the amusement park is opened for the season. To enter Hurricane Harbor, you must make a reservation and ticket purchases before arriving due to the public health crisis.

Friday-Monday, September 4-7; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Various admissions. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago, 1 Great American Pkwy., Gurnee.

2. First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville and the Virtual Twilight Shuffle 5K

MainStreet Libertyville invites one and all to their monthly celebration of the First Fridays celebration. 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 sure to dine on delectable eats and wet your whistle at participating MainStreet Libertyville restaurants like Café Pomigliano, Chrissoulas Restaurant, Mickey Finn’s Brewery, Main Street Social, O’Toole’s Libertyville, Shakou Libertyville and more. Looking to get in your steps after the Libertyville fest? The village hosts its annual Twilight Shuffle 5K virtually due to the public health crisis. Usually, the race runs through the historic neighborhoods of the Libertyville east side. In its 13th installment of the event, the theme is the “Twilight Zone.” Competitors are encouraged to run, jog, walk, bike, swim or wheelchair to complete the 3.12-mile course. With a $25 registration, the race includes a T-shirt, map, printable bib, a medal and a virtual goodie bag.

Friday and Sunday, September 4 and 6; First Fridays: 6-9 p.m., Twilight Shuffle 5K: All Day. First Fridays admission: free, Twilight Shuffle 5K registration: $25. Downtown Libertyville and your favorite running place.

3. Labor Day Celebration at Green Town on the Rocks in Waukegan

It’s national “take it easy” day where many get a three day weekend to relax. In Waukegan, Green Town Tavern is throwing a party along Lake Michigan as they host its Green Town on the Rocks Labor Day Celebration. The party features stunning views of the Great Lake, delicious fare, inspiring libations and tunes from live reggae musicians Indika Band. The makeshift beer garden will provide free Jamaican jerk chicken.

Sunday, September 6; noon-10 p.m. Green Town on the Rocks, 175 N. Harbor Pl., Waukegan.

4. Labor Day Celebration at Lynfred Winery in Wheeling

Raise a glass to a workless Monday at Lynfred Winery in Wheeling. Celebrate Labor Day on the Lake County Libation Trail vino mason’s patio or pick up a bottle of riveting red or a world-class white wine to take home and experience on your day off. If you book a reservation in advance at Lynfred Winery, the Wheeling makers will give individuals 10 percent off their purchase.

Monday, September 7; noon-5 p.m. Lynfred Winery Wheeling, 971 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

5. Bird Walk at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside


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“I got a new way to walk, and my new walk suits me fine!” Sesame Street’s Big Bird won’t be on-site, but you can take flight to Ingleside for Volo Bog’s celebrated Bird Walk on Labor Day. The beautifully preserved bog has documented over 190 species of birds on site. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own set of binoculars, as well as a writing utensil and a journal to view and record their sightings. Social distancing is encouraged. The three-mile walk may last three hours, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Sunday, September 6; beginning at 8 a.m. Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside.

For more things to do this weekend September 4-7, continue here. Click here to view the Labor Day weekend blog.

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