LAKE COUNTY: Spirit of autumn

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Maurice (left) and Jadah Mueller of Kaukauna, WI, dance and march during the Grand Entry at the Potawatomi Trails Pow-Wow held in Shiloh Park August 26, 2012. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media

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FROM NOW
UNTIL SEPT. 14,
MONDAYS-SUNDAYS

FISH LAKE BEACH CAMPGROUND
AND SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
FISH LAKE BEACH CAMPGROUND,
32223 N. US HIGHWAY 12, VOLO

What it is: Camp near the resort, enjoying all of the resort’s amenities and also take advantage of Six Flags Great America.

What else you need to know: The general store will have one and two day tickets available. Visit www.fishlakebeach.com for more information.

FROM NOW
UNTIL SEPT. 25, WEDNESDAYS

CRUISE NIGHTS AT THE BEACH
ILLINOIS BEACH RESORT AND
CONFERENCE CENTER,
1 LAKE FRONT DRIVE, ZION
5 P.M.

What it is: A classic car show and music from the ’50s-’70s, plus food and fun for all.

What else you need to know: Bring your own classic car or just come out for a look. Visit www.ilresorts.com for more
information.

AUG. 24-25

THE POTAWATOMI TRAILS POW WOW
SHILOH PARK, 27TH STREET AND
EMMAUS AVENUE, ZION

What it is: A family-friendly celebration of Native-American heritage including special activities, demonstrations, music, dance and educational sessions.

What else you need to know: The event is $5 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-12; and children under 6 as well as elders 65 or older are free. Call (847) 746-5500 for more information.

AUG. 31 - SEPT. 2

65TH ANNUAL JUBILEE DAYS FESTIVAL
SHILOH PARK, 25TH STREET AND
EMMAUS AVENUE, ZION

What it is: A weekend festival that kicks off with a 5K run in the morning and a Miss Zion pageant in the evening followed by an ice cream social. Entertainment during the day on Sunday includes arts and crafts, food, live music and fireworks. During the day on Monday, enjoy the Mayors Breakfast, arts and crafts, food and the Jubilee Parade at 1 p.m.

What else you need to know: Visit www.zionjubileedays.com/schedule.html for more information.

SEPT. 7

WINGS OVER WAUKEGAN AIR SHOW
WAUKEGAN REGIONAL AIRPORT,
3580 N. MCAREE ROAD, WAUKEGAN
NOON – 3 P.M.

What it is: A family-friendly annual air show, featuring the F-18 Super Hornet, USN Static Aircraft Displays, Classic War Birds, Jet Bus, and military aircraft.

What else you need to know: Food and refreshments will be available. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; show begins at noon. For more information, visit www.waukeganairshow.com.

SEPT. 18

CAR FUN ON 21
CHURCH STREET, LIBERTYVILLE
6-9 P.M.

What it is: Come see vintage cars, 25 years old or older, for the last show of the season. Owners will be there to answer questions and show you their classic vehicles. Enjoy music and snacks while you stroll down the street.

What else you need to know: Visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org for more information.

SEPT. 21

ART WAUK
DOWNTOWN WAUKEGAN,
GENESEE STREET, WAUKEGAN
5-10 P.M.

What it is: An event for art-lovers that includes paintings, sculptures, film, dance, theater, comedy, music, performance arts and great food.

What else you need to know: Visit www.waukeganil.gov for more information.

SEPT. 21

ONE WORLD FESTIVAL
MUNDELEIN METRA STATION, 205 N. ARCHER AVE., MUNDELEIN
NOON – 5 P.M.

What it is: Sponsored by the Fremont Public Library, the Mundelein Park and Recreation District, Mundelein Community Connection and the Village of Mundelein, this festival celebrates a plethora of cultures. Enjoy diverse food and beverage options, art, exhibits, dancing and live music.

What else you need to know: Free parking is available. Visit www.mundeleincommunityconnection.org for more information.

SEPT. 27 - OCT.27, FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
FRIGHT FEST
SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA,
I-94 AND ROUTE 132, GURNEE
FRIDAYS 5-11 P.M., SATURDAYS 11 A.M. – 11 P.M., SUNDAYS 11 A.M. – 9 P.M.

What it is: The amusement park will be decked out in Halloween accoutrements before it closes for the season. At night the park really comes alive with street entertainment, haunted houses and night theme park rides.

What else you need to know: Visit
www.sixflags.com for ticket details and for more information.

SEPT. 28 - OCT. 27

HAUNTED TROLLEY TOURS,
VOLO AUTO MUSEUM, 27582 W. VOLO
VILLAGE ROAD, VOLO

What it is: A haunted tour that starts at the 1848 barn. Listen to ghost stories based on real past events.

What else you need to know: With paid museum admission, the tour is $6 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.volocars.com for more information.

SEPT. 28

LIBERTYVILLE’S OKTOBERFEST
STREET DANCE,
DOWNTOWN LIBERTYVILLE,
CHURCH STREET,
LIBERTYVILLE
4-11 P.M.

What it is: An annual party of sorts that includes live music from three different local bands, food, raffles and beer.

What else you need to know: Visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org/attractions/199 for more information.

SEPT. 28

VERNON HILLS 9TH ANNUAL
OCTOBERFEST CELEBRATION,
VERNON HILLS METRA STATION,
75 ROUTE 45, VERNON HILLS
3-10 P.M.

What it is: A family-friendly fun event that includes delicious food, crafts,
petting zoo, raffles, and more.

What else you need to know: Visit
www.vernonhills.org/special_events/oktobertfest.asp for more information.

SEPT. 28

ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET
THE BUTTON ROOM MUSEUM,
4072 OLD GRAND AVE., GURNEE
9 A.M.

What it is: Special deals and unique finds are the reasons people flock to the antique and flea market.

What else you need to know: This free event goes on rain or shine. Visit www.thebuttonroom.org for more information.

OCT. 5

FALL FEST, VIKING PARK,
4374 OLD GRAND AVE., GURNEE
NOON – 4 P.M.

What it is: A family-fun favorite that includes games, crafts, petting zoo, hayrides and an electric train ride.

What else you need to know: Visit www.gurneeparkdistrict.com for inclement weather, or call the hotline at (847) 599-3774 on the day of the event.

OCT. 18

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR PARTY
VIKING PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 4374 OLD GRAND AVE., GURNEE
6-8 P.M.

What it is: A party with crafts, games, treats and a hayride for little ones ages 4 to 8.

What else you need to know: Wear a costume. Non-residents pay an additional $2 for admission. For more information, visit www.gurneeparkdistrict.com.