Things To Do This Weekend In Lake County

Top 5 Weekend Activities for January 11th-13th In Lake County.

  1. Winterfest. Sunday, Jan. 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Winterfest is a long-standing event featuring live music and storytelling, photo contest awards and winter-themed crafts indoors. Outdoor events include winter bog hikes, snow sculpting (weather permitting) and cross-country skiing. There will be cookies, hot cocoa and coffee for sale by the Friends of Volo Bog. Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside.
  2. Early Music Series: Wayward Sisters. Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. Embark on an exploration of who we become when we live in a strange land with A Restless Heart: Music of Exiles, Emigres and Nomads. Wayward Sisters have inspired audiences and achieved critical acclaim on their journey across the United States. Tickets are $18 at the door, cash or check only. Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.
  3. Windy City Wedding Show. Sunday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Imagine a full day of wedding planning and shopping at one location. This wedding expo has over 250 wedding professionals on hand to assist with all of your wedding needs, from Chicago bridal salons to honeymoon travel specialists. Also featuring an amazing fashion show with the latest dresses from David’s Bridal and formal wear from The Men’s Warehouse. Tickets are $15. Need assistance with wedding plans? Call Visit Lake County at (847) 662-2700 for help with venues, hotels and more! Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center, 6161 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee.
  4. My One and Only. Through Jan. 13, this is your last chance to catch My One and Only. The roaring 20s are back in this Gershwin tap dance extravaganza. An aviator has one ambition: to be the first man to fly non-stop to Paris. However, he meets the girl of his dreams and their romantic pursuit is sidetracked by a series of misadventures. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
  5. Charles Dickens Exhibit at the Museum. Through Sunday, Feb. 24, celebrate the work of Charles Dickens at the expansion of the Lake County Discovery Museum's newest exhibit. This legendary author created some of the world’s most memorable characters with Ebenezer Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Tiny Tim and many others, becoming the first international celebrity of the modern age. Hundreds of objects and documents from an exclusive private collection, together with rare first editions of his most famous works are on display to tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 Forest Preserve Rd., Wauconda.


A weekend full of family fun adventure can be found on VisitLakeCounty.org.

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