After a fun week at the Lake County Fair, we wait again to celebrate 89 years in 2017. Visit Lake County Day at the front porch stage was once again a great success!
That doesn’t mean summer is over. Lake County still has so much for you before the leaves start turning brown, and your children head back to the grueling schedule of school.
So what’re you doing next weekend? Take a look at the top things to do this weekend August 5-7.
- The David Adler Festival of the Arts has showcased some of the finest work from artists’ exhibits across the country. As many as 70 artists have their work on display throughout the weekend. This event will also feature a youth art division to celebrate the talent of children 18 or younger. Attendees will also experience original artwork, live music, great eats and a lot more at the Libertyville festival held in Cook Park. After filling your artistic appetite, pamper your sweet tooth with a stroll down the MainSweet Dessert Walk on Saturday noon-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7; Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: 11 p.m.-4 p.m. Cook Park, 100 W. Cook Part, 100 W. Cook St., Libertyville.
- Ravinia will become Dollywood as Country Star Dolly Parton performs at
the Highland Park venue. Parton is the most decorated country performer achieving 25 RIAA Certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-platinum status, having 25 songs to reach no. 1 on the Billboard Country charts. For over four decades, Parton has 41 career top 10 country albums and 110 charted singles. Parton woo audiences this weekend per usual.
Sunday, August 7; 7:30 p.m. Tix: $150/115, Lawn: $38. Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park.
- ‘Consider Yourself,’ in attendance for the final weekend of Oliver! at the P.M.&L Theatre in Antioch. Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens book Oliver Twist. Watch this legendary musical come to life in the Main Street Antioch Theatre. This adaptation is directed by Tom Hausman. P.M.&L may not have an abundance of ‘Food, Glorious Food,’ but it is a can’t-miss performance.
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7; Fri-Sat: 8 p.m., Sun: 2:30 p.m. Tix: Adults-$18, Students-$15. P.M.&L. Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.
- Who’s the fastest vessel on the Diamond Lake? We shall see as we’re off to the races in the Cardboard Regatta in Mundelein. Grab your friends and set out to construct the fastest boat this side of the Mississippi. Awards will be distributed to the fastest boat of each class as well as honors for creativity, enthusiasm and other various accolades.
Saturday, August 6; 1 p.m. Admission: $20. Diamond Lake Beach Center, 1015 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein.
- ‘At Last!’ If you are ‘In a Sentimental Mood,’ or ‘Fine and Mellow,’ take your ‘Caravan,’ to the Jazz and Wine Festival in Deer Park. ‘They Say it’s Wonderful.’ The one-day jazz event features performances from Guy King, Judy Roberts Trio featuring Wayne Messmer, the Shawn Maxwell Quartet and the Frank Catalano/Jimmy Chamberlain Supergroup. Face painting and balloon art will be available for the kids.
Saturday, August 6; 1-8 p.m. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park.