Our top picks for Lake County
GURNEE DAYS CELEBRATION
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 gurneedays.com 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.
RALLY BY THE LAKE BIKE AND CAR SHOW
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 discoverfoxlake.com 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.
BARRINGTON'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
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 www.barrington-il.gov 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 www.lakemoor.net 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.