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The Planit 5: Celebrating Gurnee pride

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 12:37 p.m. CST

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WHERE: Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-623-7788 or visit for information.

ABOUT: Gurnee Days returns this week for four days with a Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll theme. Thursday's activities include bicycle rodeo, Sounds of Summer Concert and a Teen Pool Party. Friday includes a farmer's market, Gurnee Idol, golf tournament, bike rodeo, amusement rides from 5 to 10:30 p.m., and live music. On Saturday, enjoy a golf tournament, 10K race, baby contest, rib fest and eating contest, live entertainment and fireworks. Sunday includes a pancake breakfast, parade, Scoop the Loop Car Show, petting zoo, pony rides and a talent show. Saturday and Sunday, enjoy amusement rides, exhibitors, games, food booths and stage events. 


WHERE: Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake

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

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

ABOUT: Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with trophy presentation at 3 p.m. The event will feature vendor booths, raffles, food, music and cold refreshments. 


WHERE: Downtown Barrington, Cook and Station streets

WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-304-3400 or visit for information. 

ABOUT: National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for local anicrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The event will be held by the Barrington Police Department in conjunction with the Cruise Night car show. Activities will include bike safety checks, kids' fingerprints, drug awareness, face painting, a DJ, games, prizes, food and ice cream. 


WHERE: Village Hall, Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst

WHEN: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-356-8252.

ABOUT: Enjoy four days of fun, including carnival rides, a parade, games, youth and adult bingo, food, live entertainment and battle of the bands on Sunday.


WHERE: Morrison Park on Lily Lake, south of Route 120 between Darrell and Lily Lake Roads, Lakemoor

WHEN: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

INFO: Call 815-385-1117 or visit for information.

ABOUT: The festival has carnival rides and games, live entertainment, horseshoes, food, a beer garden and tug-of-war. A fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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