EVENT DATE : July 17, 5:00PM
Main Street Wauconda - enter off Rt 176 at W. Mill Street

The area's biggest cruise night experience is in Wauconda each 3rd Tuesday from June through September from 5-9PM, providing a family-friendly event in its 5th year attracting over 500 vehicles per event, including Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, and Trucks of all years, makes and models. Free for cruisers and spectators. For more information visit waucondacruisenight.com. 

EVENT DATE : July 20, 6:30PM
Hawthorn Woods Community Park

Enjoy a sweet summer night with great music followed by a family flick, hosted by the Village of Hawthorn Woods. From 6:30pm to 8pm, enjoy John Lambert performing classic rock and bluegrass. Food vendors are on-site for every concert. Stay after the concert for a Movie in the Park! Our feature presentation, Smurfs: The Lost Village, begins at dusk.

EVENT DATE : July 23, 11:00AM
1 S. Wynstone Drive, North Barrington

The BACC Golf Classic is a scramble including contests, games, celebratory dinner, and prizes, starting with a buffet lunch on Wynstone’s patio. Shotgun tee off at noon, concluding with the 19th-Hole Celebration with open bar, dinner, raffle prizes and award ceremony. Chamber members promote their businesses with exclusive hole/tee sponsorships, gift bag and raffle item donations.  Details/registration at BarringtonChamber.com.

EVENT DATE : July 23, 7:00PM
110 Slocum Lake, Wauconda,

Must be 21 years old and provide ID. Enjoy a flight of Wauconda’s own Side Lot Brewery beers and learn the story of each from Brew Master Phil.   Small plates will also be served.  Event planned by Wauconda Area Library, tour & tasting at 7:00 pm at Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda.  Cost: $15 per person.

EVENT DATE : August 4, 12:30PM
20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park

Deer Park Town Center will be alive with the sound of jazz for the 7th edition of this annual fest. Fine wine, craft beer and tasty food will accompany the jazz sounds of Judy Roberts, Johnny Blas' Afro Libre Orchestra and James Sanders & Conjunto. Admission is FREE!

EVENT DATE : August 18, 12:00PM
28500 W Roberts Road, Port Barrington

Fred Fest returns to the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington for a day of music and celebration of open lands. All proceeds from the fest benefit the Preservation Foundation of the Lake Co. Forest Preserves. Scheduled acts include, Sons of Bildor, Pat McKillen, Earthmother, The Fluffers and Gritland Band. 

EVENT DATE : August 19, 3:00PM
Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich

The 12th annual Taste of the Towns, produced by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (and co-spponsored by SW Lake Lifestyle), returns with more than 25 local restaurants offering tastings of signature dishes. Come for a fun afternoon of food and drink samplings, live music and activities for children. Full Taste menus are $40.