Labor Day Weekend Festivals in Lake County {2017}

It’s the final weekend of summer festival season. Savor the final moments of summer a final weekend of picture perfect summer events–festivals, concerts, car shows and more! We’ve rounded up the Labor Day Weekend Festivals in Lake County for you so you can send summer off with a bang!

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Labor Day Weekend Festivals in Lake County

Please follow the links for more details. Little Lake County is nor responsible for changes or cancellations due to weather.

Thursday August 31

  • 4:30 p.m. Ravinia District’s Food Truck Thursdays
    Come for an evening of live music and fabulous food. Dine al fresco at picnic benches in Jens Jensen Park, or bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Everyone will enjoy seeing friends and neighbors, listening to live music and trying the delicious food truck offerings.
  • 6:00 p.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone, including the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment, carnival, games, special events, and Sunday night fireworks. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 6:00 p.m. Hot Summer Nights, Chicago Botanic Garden
    Bring your dancing friends and kick it up a notch with high-energy music as you dance (or listen) to the upbeat tempo of a host of diverse genres.
  • 6:30 p.m. Barrington Cruise Night, Downtown Barrington
    The last Cruise Night of the season featuring Trucks and 4×4’s.

Friday September 1

  • 6:00 p.m. First Friday on Main Street, Downtown Libertyville
    It is a party in downtown Libertyville every “First Friday” of the month. You will find a surprise around every corner. It might be a jazz band, a balloon artist, a classical guitarist, hors d’oeuvres, an art exhibit, or any number of other things that will entertain and delight you.
  • 6:00 p.m. Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone, including the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment, carnival, games, special events,  and Sunday night fireworks. Runs daily through September 4.

Saturday September 2

  • All Day Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone, including the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment, carnival, games, special events,  and Sunday night fireworks. Saturday highlights include a Dog Show and BBQ Challenge.  Runs daily through September 4.
  • 1:00 a.m. Long Grove Irish Days, Historic Long Grove
    All eyes will be smiling when the historic shopping district of Long Grove presents Irish Days, a celebration of Irish culture, music, food and drink. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 12:00 p.m. Labor Day Weekend Festival, Puerto Rican Society of Waukegan
    Enjoy live music and good food at the Labor Day Festival Fun for the whole family! Runs daily through September 4.
  • 2:00 p.m. Taste of Serbia, St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church, Lake Forest/Mettawa
    Come early. Stay late. Don’t miss a great time. Taste of Serbia will have great ongoing array of entertainment, things to do, traditional cuisine, music, and beverages. Plenty to do for children and guests of all ages. Learn about the culture. Learn to dance a kolo. Free admission and parking. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 2:00 p.m. Wauconda Annual Street Dance
    What a feeling to join friends and family for a night of music, beverages, food and dancing! The Wauconda Area Chamber hosts an evening of live music, food, dancing, raffles, collection of food and school supplies and more! Main Street will be packed with area residents in celebration and appreciation for our members and building a stronger community.
  • 6:00 p.m. 69th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival features community-wide activities, including a Queen’s Pageant, concerts, Illinois’ largest Labor Day Parade, fireworks and many more events and attractions! Runs daily through September 4.

Lake County Fair

Sunday September 3

  • All Day Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone, including the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment, carnival, games, special events,  and Sunday night fireworks. Saturday highlights include a Rotary duck race and parade (11:00 a.m.). Runs daily through September 4.
  • 10:00 a.m. 62nd Annual Art on the Square, Market Square Lake Forest
    Art fair consists of selected exhibitors’ work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, graphics, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. There will also be a children’s art tent for the creative little ones. Repeats on Monday September 4.
  • 11:00 a.m. Long Grove Irish Days, Historic Long Grove
    All eyes will be smiling when the historic shopping district of Long Grove presents Irish Days, a celebration of Irish culture, music, food and drink. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 12:00 p.m. Labor Day Weekend Festival, Puerto Rican Society of Waukegan
    Enjoy live music and good food at the Labor Day Festival Fun for the whole family! Runs daily through September 4.
  • 2:00 p.m. Taste of Serbia, St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church, Lake Forest/Mettawa
    Come early. Stay late. Don’t miss a great time. Taste of Serbia will have great ongoing array of entertainment, things to do, traditional cuisine, music, and beverages. Plenty to do for children and guests of all ages. Learn about the culture. Learn to dance a kolo. Free admission and parking. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 2:00 p.m. Labor Day Pig Roast, The Frolic
    LIVE music by the TERRY JAMES BAND, rocking the parking lot from 4-8pm. Food, fun and Frolic!
  • 6:30 p.m. 69th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival features community-wide activities, Sunday’s event feature a concert and Gala Fireworks. Runs daily through September 4.

Monday September 4

  • All Day Buffalo Grove Days, Village Hall Campus
    This annual festival has fun for everyone, including the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment, carnival, games, special events,  and Sunday night fireworks. Monday highlights include a car show. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 10:00 a.m. 62nd Annual Art on the Square, Market Square Lake Forest
    Art fair consists of selected exhibitors’ work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, graphics, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. There will also be a children’s art tent for the creative little ones. Repeats on Monday September 4.
  • 10:00 a.m. 69th Annual Jubilee Days, Shiloh Park
    Zion’s Labor Day Festival features community-wide activities, Monday’s event feature a arts & crafts fair an the largest parade in the area. Runs daily through September 4.
  • 11:00 a.m. Long Grove Irish Days, Historic Long Grove
    All eyes will be smiling when the historic shopping district of Long Grove presents Irish Days, a celebration of Irish culture, music, food and drink. Runs daily through September 4.

 

You can find more weekend events on our calendar.

 

 

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