Labor Day Weekend Festivals in Lake County {2015}

festivals in lake countyIt’s the last weekend of summer!  Make the most of it with these quintessential summer events–festivals, concerts, car shows and more! We’ve rounded up the Lake County Labor Day Weekend festivals and concerts for you so you can send summer off with a bang!

Thursday September 3

  • 6:00 p.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment,  carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks.

Friday September 4

  • 5:00 p.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment,  carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks.
  • 6:00 p.m. First Friday on Main Street, Downtown Libertyville
    It is a party in downtown Libertyville every “First Friday” of the month. You will find a surprise around every corner. It might be a jazz band, a balloon artist, a classical guitarist, hor d’oeuvres, an art exhibit, or any number of other things that will entertain and delight you.
  • 6:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park, Community Park, Hawthorn Woods
    Enjoy a sweet summer night with good friends and great music. Food vendors are on-site for every concert. This week’s band is the classic rock band Michael’s Band.

Saturday September 5

  • All Day 67th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival features community-wide activities, including a Queen’s Pageant, concerts, Illinois’ largest Labor Day Parade, fireworks and many more events and attractions!
  • 8:00 a.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment,  carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks.
  • 10:00 a.m. Long Grove Oktoberfest, Historic Long Grove
    Join in the celebration of Long Grove’s heritage by enjoying authentic German food, Oktoberfest beer tents, live entertainment featuring German bands, free hayrides throughout town, and more.
  • 10:00 a.m. 14th Annual Mustang and Ford Car Show, Volo Auto Museum
    There will also be live music, food and beer and giveaways all day. Admission fee includes the museum entrance benefits the Pink Daisy Project.  Admission is $14.95 for adults and $8.95 for children.
  • 12:00 p.m. 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, Lindy’s Landing
    A fantastic summertime tradition, with a full day schedule of fun and excitement as kids, adults, families, clubs, organizations and businesses compete for prizes and bragging rights. The races begin at 12 p.m.  and take place on beautiful Bangs Lake at our marina. This event is held annually to raise funds for the Bangs Lake Advisory Committee, which maintains and restores the crown jewel of Wauconda—Bangs Lake. We’ll see you at the races!
  • 12:00 p.m. Taste of Serbia, St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church, Lake Forest/Mettawa
    Come early. Stay late. Don’t miss a great time. Taste of Serbia will have great ongoing array of entertainment, things to do, traditional cuisine, music, and beverages. Plenty to do for children and guests of all ages. Learn about the culture. Learn to dance a kolo. Free admission and parking.
  • 2:00 p.m. North Shore Greek Fest, Northbrook
    Spend the weekend in Greece… No passport required! Large tent,  come rain or shine! Festival features Greek food and pastries, live music and dancing, children’s entertainment and more. Free parking west of the festival grounds.Free admission for all children under the age of 12.
  • 5:00 p.m. Wauconda Annual Street Dance
    What a feeling to join friends and family for a night of music, beverages, food and dancing!  The Wauconda Area Chamber hosts an evening of live music, food, dancing, raffles, collection of food and school supplies and more!  Main Street will be packed with area communities in celebration and appreciation for our members and building a stronger community.

Sunday September 6

  • All Day 67th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival features community-wide activities, including a Queen’s Pageant, concerts, Illinois’ largest Labor Day Parade, fireworks and many more events and attractions!
  • 8:00 a.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment,  carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks. Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • 10:00 a.m. Long Grove Oktoberfest, Historic Long Grove
    Join in the celebration of Long Grove’s heritage by enjoying authentic German food, Oktoberfest beer tents, live entertainment featuring German bands, free hayrides throughout town, and more.
  • 10:00 a.m. 61st Annual Art on the Square, Market Square Lake Forest
    Art fair consists of selected exhibitors’ work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, graphics, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. There will also be a children’s art tent for the creative little ones.
  • 11:00 a.m. Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays, Chicago Botanic Garden
    Drop by the Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. Practice using chopsticks, rake miniature dry gardens, make Japanese kites, and more.
  • 12:00 p.m. Taste of Serbia, St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church, Lake Forest/Mettawa
    Come early. Stay late. Don’t miss a great time. Taste of Serbia will have great ongoing array of entertainment, things to do, traditional cuisine, music, and beverages. Plenty to do for children and guests of all ages. Learn about the culture. Learn to dance a kolo. Free admission and parking.
  • 2:00 p.m. North Shore Greek Fest, Northbrook
    Spend the weekend in Greece…No passport required! Large tent, come rain or shine! Festival features Greek food and pastries, live music and dancing, children’s entertainment and more. Free parking west of the festival grounds.Free admission for all children under the age of 12.

Monday September 7

  • All Day 67th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival, features community wide activities, including a Queen’s Pageant, concerts, Illinois’ largest Labor Day Parade, fireworks and many more events and attractions!
  • 10:00 a.m. 61st Annual Art on the Square, Market Square Lake Forest
    Art fair consists of selected exhibitors’ work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, graphics, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture & wood. There will also be a children’s art tent for the creative little ones.
  • 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment,  carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks.
  • 2:00 p.m. North Shore Greek Fest, Northbrook
    Spend the weekend in Greece…No passport required!Large tent , come rain or shine! Festival features Greek Food and pastries, live music and dancing, children’s entertainment and more. Free parking west of the festival grounds.Free admission for all children under the age of 12.

You can find more weekend events on our calendar.

 

 

 

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