Waukegan Park District

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Waukegan-6/02/12, Sat./Bowen Park Vendors set up Saturday in Bowen Park during Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival in Waukegan. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media

Families and visitors will have no problem finding oodles of activities to keep them busy and happy all summer long through the Waukegan Park District. Festivals, nature-inspired events, children and family activities, healthy and fit living programs and much more will make this summer something to write home about.

“Make it a summer to remember, visit the Waukegan Park District for your summer fun,” said Theodora (Teddy) Anderson, manager and community relations at Waukegan Park District. “The Waukegan Park District has something for everyone this summer, from arts to sports, from cooling off in the pool to listening to the blues, from enjoying the American Independence Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 29 at 1 p.m. to voting for your favorite film at the free International Children’s Film Festival on Friday, Aug. 22.”

On June 7, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., visitors will delight in the 15th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival, a free family-friendly arts and music festival, located in Bowen Park, that kicks off the start of summer in a big way. This is a grassroots event that will feature live entertainment on three outdoor stages, fun family activities and a creative art project, all sponsored by the Waukegan Park District’s Cultural Arts Division.

“Get outside, enjoy the sunshine and delight in the natural spaces; our parks are the perfect places for picnics and family gatherings,” Anderson said. “There are places for quiet contemplation and for sports competitions. Also, join us for the first-ever Mayor’s Cup Men’s Soccer Tournament at the Sports Park on July 7.”

Nothing short of amazing, the Waukegan Park District has it all.

To check out what else the Waukegan Park District has to offer this summer, visit www.waukeganparks.org.