Bluffinia Returns To Fill Lake Bluff With Music; Relive The Civil War Through Live Reenactments

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time.

Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.



  • Why Go?: Grab some work gloves and come out to join other volunteers in saving some of Lake County's natural areas. This is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors and make a meaningful contribution. All ages are welcome. Visit www.LCFPD.org/restoration for more information.
  • Pricing: Free.



  • Where/When: , behind City Hall, just off Deerpath; 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday (July 9).
  • Why Go?: Local farmers and specialty merchants sell local produce, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, and more. Local chefs will sell a variety of treats like cupcakes, pies, cookies, dips, salsas, homemade granola, homemade marshmallows and more. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch will be at the information desk.
  • Pricing: Free admission.



  • Where/When:Village Green - Southwest Corner of Scranton & Center Ave; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday (July 9).
  • Why Go?: Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, summer blossoms and delicious baked goods at the 18th annual Lake Bluff Farmers' Market. Park near the Central Business District at the Walnut Avenue Parking Lot, the Train Station Lot and at Artesian Park.
  • Pricing: Free admission.



  • Where/When:; 1 p.m. Saturday (July 9).
  • Why Go?: Families are invited to come to the library to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One just before the July 15 opening of the last Harry Potter movie. Enter the drawing to win 2 tickets to the new Harry Potter movie.  
  • Pricing: Free.



  • Where / When: Village Green; 6 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday (July 10).
  • Why Go?: The Caribbean band Mr. Myers will perform. Bluffington's grill will be cooking your favorite picnic foods. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.
  • Pricing: Free. 



  • Where/When: Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 N. Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday (July 9) and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday (July 10).
  • Why Go?: Two-day living history event in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Cavalry, infantry and artillery reenactors, musicians and civilians. Large-scale battle re-enactment, activities for kids and Civil War era shopping.
  • Pricing: $7 for adults; $3 for children; free for children 3 years and under; 2-day admission is $11 per adult and $5 per child ages 3 and up.


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