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The Planit 5: Celebrating independence

The week's top picks in Lake County


WHERE: North community lot of the Metra train station, Barrington

WHEN: Thursday through Saturday. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Friday.

COST & INFO: After 6 p.m., $5 for adults 18 and older; children get in free. For more information, call 847-304-3400.

ABOUT: The annual Barrington Fourth of July Festival is three days of food, music and family entertainment. The festival is a celebration for the whole family to enjoy, complete with children’s entertainment daily and live musical entertainment at night.


WHERE: Downtown Fox Lake and Lakefront Park, Fox Lake

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-587-7474 or visit for more information. 

ABOUT: Parade is at 10 a.m. Festivities at Lakefront Park begin at 11 a.m. Celebrate Fox Lake is an event featuring live music by R Gang Band, a craft show, games, food and beer garden, face painting and trackless train.


WHERE: Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-546-8558 or visit for more information.

ABOUT: Enjoy family fun, music and fireworks at the Fourth of July celebration. From 6-7 p.m., the Round Lake Area Park District's Community Band will perform patriotic favorites. Then, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., the Lisa Rene Band will perform oldies, today's hits and more on the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center's outdoor stage. Fireworks will take place at dusk. 

WHERE: Williams Park, Antioch

WHEN: All day Friday.

INFO: Call 847-395-2160 for more information.

ABOUT: A parade at 10:30 a.m. kicks off the celebration, followed by a children’s Fun Fair at Williams Park. Earlier in the morning, there is a 5K run hosted by the State Bank of the Lakes. After the parade will be a picnic, entertainment and fireworks.


WHERE: Cook Park Wauconda

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-526-3610 or visit for more information.

ABOUT: Bring the family to Cook Park to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music and food. 


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