As we dig ourselves out of Snowmageddon 2018, we search for things to do to cure the cabin fever. Thankfully, Lake County has the prescription! There are dozens of excellent (and warm) events occurring over the weekend to help you break the sweat. A full list of said activities can be found here.
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Put your shovel down, start a cozy fire and read on to see our picks for the Top Things To Do This Weekend February 9-11.
Lake County’s favorite winter sport destination celebrates its 80th anniversary this Saturday. Take a trip to Wilmot Mountain and help commemorate the premier ski and snowboard location of the Midwest. This all-day, family-friendly celebration features a fireworks display, ice sculpting, live music, cake cutting, giveaways and more. There is no admission fee to join the celebration, though typical lift and other fees are applicable.
Saturday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m. –10 p.m. Free admission. Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, WI.
Shake off the winter blues at Carmel Catholic High School’s Street Scenes: Goes Tropical this weekend. The Mundelein high school is transformed into a tropical oasis atmosphere. The event features over 50 live bands, dozens of delicious local Lake County food vendors, popular casino games, the famous student show and more.
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10; 6:30 p.m. Admission $25. Carmel Catholic High School, 1 Carmel Pkwy., Mundelein.
Visit Lambs Farm on Saturday for Sweets for Sweetie, a Valentine’s Day-themed event for the whole family. Guests can decorate sweet treats in a beautifully packaged container and personalize a Valentine’s Day card for the upcoming holiday. The Magnolia Café offers an optional breakfast and lunch buffet featuring a full-lunch menu. This is a free admission event. Other activities cost extra.
Saturday, Feb. 10; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.
Celebrate The Grand Illusion as founding Styx member Dennis DeYoung presents a special 40th anniversary concert featuring songs from that epic album plus all of the band’s greatest hits. Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx had a profound impact on ’70s and ’80s rock. In all, they produced 16 top 40 singles, 8 of which hit the top 10. After nearly 40 years, their concept albums, infectious songs and power ballads still stand the test of time. Babe Come Sail Away Lady The Best of Times
Visit the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan this Saturday as Dennis DeYoung, a founding member of the rock band Styx, takes the stage. DeYoung presents a special “Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour” plus all of the band’s greatest hits. The Chicago-based band produced 16 top-40 singles in their 40-year tenure and recorded four consecutive multi-platinum albums.
Saturday, Feb. 10; 8 p.m. Admission $45-$95. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
Bring your friends and family to Antioch this weekend to enjoy some old-fashioned winter fun at the 58th Annual Chain O’ Lakes Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Festival. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere highlighted by raffles, auctions and games for all ages. Visitors can register to fish for hourly prizes competing in the smallest or largest catch categories. The event that is one of th oldest and continuous festivals in Illinois also features an ice shanty contest, delicious bites and so much more. Visit the Northern Illinois Conservation Club website to sign up for the derby.
Saturday-Sunday; Feb. 10-11; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $3-$5. Thirsty Beach, 42273 N. Woodbine Ave., Antioch.
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