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The Planit 5: Art festival in Long Grove

Published: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 10:36 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 9:33 a.m. CDT

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WHERE: Long Grove Historic Village, Archer Municipal Lot, Long Grove.

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

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-634-0888 or go to for information.

ABOUT: More than 100 local artists will captivate guests at the Long Grove Art Festival with distinctive, original pieces, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media. This vibrant scene will also give emerging artists the chance to show off their wares during this two-day celebration.


WHERE: Downtown Grayslake, Whitney Street, Grayslake

WHEN: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-223-6888 or visit

ABOUT: Family music festival with activities for the entire family. Music, carnival games, bingo and beer tents, arts and craft, food vendors, business booth area and "Grayslake's Got Talent" contest. Bike and pet parade at noon Saturday. Summer Days Parade kick offs at 7 p.m. Saturday.


WHERE: Water Tower Park, 6301 N. Lydell Ave., Island Lake

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

INFO: Call 847-526-8764 or visit for information.

ABOUT: Enjoy free sweet corn. There will be food, refreshments, kids games, hole-in-one golf contest, 50/50 raffles hourly and live entertainment. Enjoy the music by Wildwood Drive, Blind Spot and 2 EZ.


WHERE: Downtown Barrington

WHEN: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday

COST & INFO: Admission is free. Call 847-304-3479 or visit for information.

ABOUT: Customers can begin the Wine Walk at any participating business by picking up a map for the tasting. Plan to spend the day walking around town, tasting wine, socializing with friends and then settling in for dinner.


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

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

COST & INFO: The cost for registration and boat-building kit is $30. Call 847-587-2151 or visit for information.

ABOUT: Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race begins at noon. There will be crafters, family activities, food and a beer tent.

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