Festivals and Fairs

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A wine tasting during, "A Night at the Library" Friday night at the Lake Villa Library. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media

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Vernon Hills
Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, Feb. 8

5-9 p.m.

Sullivan Community Center

635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


Several breweries will pour samples of their ales, lagers and stouts. Along with celebrating the microbrews of the area’s most skilled brew masters, listen to some live music and purchase beer-inspired food provided by Real Urban BBQ. A limited number of tickets are available. Receive a free tasting glass with each ticket. Must be 21 years or older. Admission: $35.

Zurko Antique and
Flea Market

Saturday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 9

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lake County Fairgrounds

1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030


For sale: antiques and collectibles including country furniture, estate jewelry, Victoriana, postcards, art glass and porcelains, advertising items, old toys, vintage clothing and linens, coins, decorator items, paintings, primitives, treasures and more. Admission price is good for both days. Admission: $7.

40th Annual Carmel Street Scenes
“Salutes the Troops”

Friday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 15

6:30 p.m.

Carmel Catholic High School

1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060


For the past 40 years, Street Scenes has earned a reputation for hosting the biggest theme party of the season. The school is transformed into a party town atmosphere with more than 20 live bands, a huge casino, food and drink from popular area restaurants, comedy clubs and the famous Student Show. The professionally produced and choreographed show will run four shows per night. The school gymnasium is transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino with Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, Wheel of Fortune and other popular games. The casino opens at 8 p.m. Ages 21 and older. Admission: $25.

The Orchid Show at
Chicago Botanic Garden

Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 15 – March 16

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022


The Orchid Show is the only one of its kind in the Chicago area. More than 12,000 brilliantly beautiful and unusual orchids from around the world will extend throughout the Regenstein Center, including lush presentations within the Greenhouses. There are several special events during the show including a Preview reception, Tuesday Morning music and more. Please visit the website more information. Members receive $2 off admission. Senior and child admission: $8. Adult admission: $10.

A Night at the Library

Friday, Feb. 21

7-10 p.m.

Lake Villa District Library

1001 E. Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL 60046


Come out for the third annual Night at the Library. Enjoy a great night of food, wine and live music with friends and neighbors. This event is for adults 21 and older only. There will also be a silent auction. Admission: $5.

*Information may change. Contact event producers
to verify. Visit www.visitlakecounty.org for more.