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The Planit Top 5: Savor the summer

Our top picks for Lake County


WHERE: Downtown Antioch

WHEN: Noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-395-2233 or visit for more information.

ABOUT: Four days of fun in downtown Antioch. Carnival rides, delectable foods, and top entertainment. Enjoy live music, Antioch Idol and kids activities. There will be sidewalk sales and find craft booths, too. 


WHERE: Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

COST & INFO: Admission is $13.95. Call 815-385-3644 or visit for more information. 

ABOUT: Goodie bags for the first 150 cars. Live DJ. Lingenfelter, Blackdog Racing, Nickey Chevrolet and Show Stopper car accessories. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $20, which includes admission for two to show and museum. Spectator gates open at 10 a.m.


WHERE: The Sanfilippo Estate, Barrington HIlls

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday

COST & INFO: Tickets are $65. They can only only be sold through Concerts include a tour of the estate. Call 847-691-7425 for more information.

ABOUT: From Gershwin to Tchaikovsky, organist Walt Strony takes us on a world tour – theater organ style to the great cities, countries, and places. A Sanfilippo favorite, Strony puts a five-manual, 80-rank Wurlitzer through its paces and demonstrates the exquisite range of the theater organ. 


WHERE: Lake County Fairgrounds

WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday

COST & INFO: Admission is $45. Call 847-680-7200 or visit for more information.

ABOUT: Lineup includes Stone Sour, Devour The Day, The Last Vegas, Wilson, Cilver and headliner Rob Zombie. Concert is outdoors rain or shine. Tickets are $45. Buy tickets today. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the concert starts at 2 p.m.


WHERE: Centennial Park, corner of Whitney and Center streets, Grayslake (Rain location is Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum at 164 Hawley St.)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-223-8515 or visit for more information.

ABOUT: Story Teller Brian "Fox" Ellis will share Civil War ghost stories and legends. Period literature will be woven with traditional songs and poetry from the war. Travel back in time to the bloody battlefields, and gruesome field hospitals of America’s deadliest war. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a Ravinia-style affair.


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