And just like that summer is (unofficially) over. Labor Day marks the last hurrah of the season and a day off of work for many of us. If you are looking to squeeze every bit of summer out of this weekend, we have some ideas for you to get to it.
Get Artsy: Art Fair at the Dole
September 3 – September 4 | Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
Plein Air: Come capture the beauty of the Lakeside property with a Plein Air event. Interact with the community and express the magic of creativity with a series of small paintings made on the Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole property.
Get British: Beatles Blast Bristish Invasion 2016
September 2-4 | The Cottage, Crystal Lake
Want to feel like you’re on Mathew St in Liverpool and see the Beatles? Head to The Cottage as it transforms into a celebration of the British Invasion with live music, food, and family fun.
Get Beachy: 15th Annual Cardboard Boat Races
September 3 | Lindy’s Landing, Wauconda
A fantastic summertime tradition, with a full day schedule of fun and excitement for the whole family. The races begin at 12 P.M. and take place on beautiful Bangs Lake.
Get To A Festival: Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival
September 2 – September 4 | Sunset Park, LITH
Baggo, Carnival, Car Show, Fireworks, Food Vendors, Kids Korner, Music, Parade, Paint & Sip, 5K, Beer & Wine Tasting! The Parade will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and the Festival ends on Sunday, with the Fireworks show. Parking and access to the Festival grounds are both FREE. The only costs are for the carnival rides, food and beverages.
Get To The Movies: McHenry Outdoor Theater
September 2 – September 3 | Chapel Hill Rd, McHenry
Pay tribute and remember the great Gene Wilder with two movies: Young Frankenstein, followed by Blazing Saddles. Bring a blanket and a radio, grab some popcorn and enjoy the shows.
Get Your Music Fix: Broken Oar
September 2-5 | Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington
If you are looking for great music, good food, cold drinks and a view of the river, you need to get to Broken Oar for the weekend. No cover charge, just the best cover bands.
Get To The Races: Arlington Park Family Fun Day
September 4 | Arlington Race Track, Arlington Heights
Take your final chance to say goodbye to the mascot Arli before he heads back to school for the year. Grab some school supplies* to help local schools and receive free general admission. (*must be $8 value, see accepted school supply list)
Get In The Sky: Harvard Balloon Fest
September 2 – September 4 | Milky Way Park, Harvard
This inaugural fest is set to be a Family Fun event with balloon ascensions, night glows, entertainment, and food with 75% of the proceeds benefiting Harvard area Not-For-Profit organizations. Have fun for a great cause!
Get Wine: Johnsburg First Wine Walk
September 3 | starts at Angelo’s Market, Johnsburg
Take a walk and sip some wine while stopping at three locations. $10 gets you a wine glass, bottle of wine, appetizers and wine at each stop.