Festivals: McHenry County Fair, Little Italy Fest-West, Lake Villa Days & many more
McHenry County Fair: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Drive, Woodstock. Livestock shows, agricultural and 4-H exhibits, entertainment tent with live music, carnival rides and food. Logan Mize opens at 7 p.m. Friday before the Kentucky Headhunters perform at 8:30 p.m. Raffle winners will be announced at 10 p.m. Illinois State Pullers Tractor Pulls at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and demolition derby at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Season pass is $25; daily admission is $8 for ages 13 and older, $5 for seniors 60 and older, veterans with ID and kids 6-12. www.mchenrycountyfair.com.
Food Truck Fridays: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the parking lot of the Lincolnshire Corporate Center, 300 Knightsbridge Parkway, Lincolnshire. Features 12 food trucks, including Toasty Cheese, Grill Chasers, Marty's Eat Wagon, Best Truckin' BBQ and more. www.village.lincolnshire.il.us.
MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in Cook Park, Libertyville. Enjoy live music from Sagebrush. Eight food vendors will be on hand. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org/events/libertyville/out-to-lunch-in-the-park/.
Warrenville Summer Daze: 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, near Butterfield and Batavia roads, Warrenville. The 41st annual show features entertainment, a carnival and more. Cowboy Jukebox performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Libido Funk Circus at 9 p.m. Saturday. Car show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. warrenvilleparks.org.
Waukegan National Night Out and Touch a Truck: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Waukegan Municipal Beach, 201 Seahorse Drive, Waukegan. Family event includes K9 demonstrations, bounce house, face painting, music and more than 20 pieces of heavy machinery and emergency response vehicles to explore. Food available for purchase. Free. www.waukeganweb.net.
Lincolnshire National Night Out: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. National Night Out is a family event with several law enforcement and public safety activities, such as a K9 demonstration, touch-a-car displays, an interactive forensic table and more. Free. www.village.lincolnshire.il.us.
Little Italy Fest-West: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Centennial Park, 1776 W. Centennial Place, Addison. The celebration of Italian culture offers food, entertainment, a bocce tournament at 3 p.m. Saturday, memorial mass at noon Sunday and more. Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Top 10 show and finale at 3 p.m. Saturday. Music includes Tony Ocean & The Hart Beats at 9 p.m. Friday, Hip Pockit at 6:30 p.m. and the Bronx Wanderers at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and more. Adult admission is $5 Friday and Sunday and $10 Saturday. Free admission for kids throughout the fest. facebook.com/events/1839632012733739.
Mane Event: 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Vail and Campbell streets, Arlington Heights. Entertainment, food and drinks, business expo and kids' activities. Free. www.vah.com.
Meadows' Cruise Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Weekly show displaying all types of classic cars, with prizes, food and music. Free admission. www.meadowsfamily.org.
North Aurora Days: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 3; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 4; and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Clock Tower Plaza (Randall Road and Oak Street) and other locations. Live music, beer and wine tent, Run for the Riverfront 5K/10K races at Mooseheart, carnival rides, fishing derby, Touch-a-Truck and more. Kicks off with Emergency Vehicle Parade at 6:30 p.m. Friday; fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Saturday; and pet parade at noon Sunday. Music at Clock Tower Plaza: Whiskey Romance at 6:30 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus at 9 p.m. Friday and 28 Days at 6:30 p.m. and Spazmatics at 9 p.m. Saturday. "Party in the Park" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday on the riverfront features singer Ali Morgan at 2 p.m. and Semple at 4 p.m. Free. northauroradays.com.
Destination Asia Festival: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Features a formal ceremony, culinary delights and a Japanese lantern display. Regular admission is $15, $13 for ages 65 and older and $10 for kids 2-17. www.mortonarb.org.
Friday Nights Live!: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Metropolitan Square, Metropolitan Way, Des Plaines. Gussied will perform. Free. www.desplaines.org/fnl.
Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days: 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 3; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 4; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Veteran's Park, off State Street, Hampshire. Live bands, craft show, radio broadcast, carnival, parade, beer garden, corn boil, petting zoo and more. Barbecue cook-off on Saturday. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Pancake breakfast and 35th annual Coon Creek Classic 2K/10K Sunday at Hampshire Middle School. Parade at noon Sunday. Music on Friday: Stateline Band at 6:30 p.m. and Modern Day Romeos at 9 p.m.; Saturday: Zach Baumgartner & Tyler Dombrowski at 1 p.m., Friday Jackson at 3:30 p.m., Back Country Roads at 6 p.m. and Hillbilly Rockstarz at 9 p.m.; and Sunday: The MacCartyns with the Relics at 1:30 p.m. Free. www.hcccd.com.
Lake Villa Days: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Lehmann Park, 89 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa. Lake Villa Firefighter's Association annual festival with firefighter water fights at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and business water fights at noon Sunday. Music includes Bella Cain at 9 p.m. Friday and Modern Day Romeos at 9 p.m. Saturday. Carnival rides, bingo, gaming, food and beverages. Free entry. www.lake-villa.org.
MainStreet Libertyville's First Friday: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in downtown Libertyville. Live music, refreshments while shopping, special discounts and more. Parking is free in the covered parking garage by Lake Street/Brainerd Avenue and the new Church Street parking garage behind Mickey Finn's. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org.
Taste of Roselle: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, along Main Street, Roselle. The 37th annual festival features food, entertainment, carnival, a bingo tent and a craft fair. Free. www.roselle.il.us.
Vintage Rides Car Show: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, on Hale Street between Liberty and Willow, Wheaton. 21st annual show features classic cars, motorcycles and trucks of every make, model and year, from Model Ts to Teslas. A DJ will be spinning R&B. downtownwheaton.com.
Hawthorn Woods Summer Concerts: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Gray Rock will perform. Free. vhw.org.
Dundee Township Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Lions Park, 570 Penny Road, East Dundee. Off The Charts will perform. Free. www.dtpd.org.
The Piano Men -- A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Lakeside Pavilion at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Broadway veterans Craig Meyer and Donnie Kehr channel the two acclaimed musicians. Free. atthemac.org.
Shopping Cart Shuffle 5K: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Hanover Park. Chip-timed, family-friendly 5K run/walk to feed hungry neighbors. Registration is $10-$40. raceroster.com/events/2018/16103/shopping-cart-shuffle-5k.
Annual Fishing Derby: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Patriots Park/Barth Pond, 55th Street and Grand Avenue, Downers Grove. Prizes awarded for the shortest and longest fish caught by each age level. Fishing license is required for participants 16 and older. Registration required on-site to be eligible for prizes. Free. www.dgparks.org.
Big Trucks: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Ron Beese Park, 50 Rotary Drive, Barrington. Fire engines, garbage trucks, tow trucks and more will be on hand. Learn about trucks, watch demonstrations and climb behind the wheel. Compete in Big Wheel races, ride the trackless train and jump on the inflatables. Free. www.barringtonparkdistrict.org.
Art at The Glen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at The Glen Town Center, 2030 Tower Drive, Glenview. The 15th Annual Art at the Glen features the original work of 185 juried artists in a variety of mediums. Free admission. amdurproductions.com.
Civil War Re-enactments: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, in Carpenter Park, Carpenter Boulevard, Carpentersville. Units camp at the park. Watch a troop parade, living history demonstrations and battle re-enactments. Watch the 1860s-era band march down Spring Street. Free. www.stanfordsbattery.org.
Dog Days at Cantigny: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Annual festival welcomes dogs to the park. Entertainment, contests and more than 50 vendors. All dogs must have current vaccination tags and be social with others. No retractable leashes. Free. Parking is $10. cantigny.org.
Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The 38th annual outdoor art festival will feature up to 75 artists, music, children's activities and food vendors. Free admission. www.adlercenter.org.
Lake County Author Fest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. Meet and buy signed books from more than two dozen local authors. Visitors can also participate in a community art project. Live jazz music will be provided by the Gardiner Jazz Combo and Here for the Summer Collective. Profits from the event will support the proposed Ray Bradbury Museum in Waukegan. Free admission. www.rlbciviccenter.com.
The World of Faeries Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin. The 14th annual weekend celebration of all things magical, with music, shopping and family activities. $11 at the gate, $8 for visitors 65 and older and free for kids 12 and younger. Cash only. No pets. www.theworldoffaeries.com.
Art & Soul on the Fox: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Riverside Drive Promenade, 92 S. Riverside Drive, Elgin. 10th annual show with more than 90 booths depicting canvas, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics and fiber art. KidsZone both days. Food trucks include Fat Tomato on Saturday; Perk 'N' Pick and Mario's Cart on Sunday; and Cook's Ice Cream both days. New this year, Oddball Art Labs's Oddball Alley activities. Music includes Chemical Valley from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Children's Theatre of Elgin/Fox Valley Theatre Company performs preview numbers from the upcoming "Disney's High School Musical" production from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on stage and noon to 12:30 p.m. roving. Free admission. www.elginartandsoul.com.
Community Church of Rolling Meadows Cornfest and Craft Fair: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Community Church of Rolling Meadows, 2720 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Event offers a day of food and a chance to shop for a variety of crafts. Meal includes a grilled sandwich, watermelon, a cold drink and all-you-can-eat corn. A raffle, kids' activities and live music round out the day. Meals are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $6 for kids 4-10 and free for kids 3 and younger. communitychurchrm.com.
Deer Park Jazz & Wine Festival: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. Enjoy wine and jazz performances in an outdoor setting. Free. shopdeerparktowncenter.com
Kane County Flea Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Up to 1,000 dealers sell antiques, collectibles and other items. A country breakfast will be served on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
MainStreet Libertyville's Dessert Walk: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in downtown Libertyville. Stroll around the downtown sampling tasty desserts while shopping and enjoying art. Pick up tickets and maps at the MainStreet tent in Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.
Taste of Arlington Heights: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Campbell Street and Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights. Hosted by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the village of Arlington Heights, the event includes entertainment, a business expo and a variety of food and drinks. Free. business.arlingtonhcc.com.
Wheaton Brew Fest: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. Annual craft beer fest featuring brews, entertainment and food. A portion of the proceeds benefits CASA. For ages 21 and older. General admission is $45 ($60 the day of); designated driver $20 ($30 the day of). VIP tickets available. wheatonparkdistrict.com.
Mount Prospect Bluesmobile Cruise Nights: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, 13 E. Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. Enjoy classic cars and entertainment. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. Free. www.facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.
Party in the Park: 3 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Fabbrini Park, 1704 Glen Lake Road, Hoffman Estates. Hosted by the Hoffman Estates Park District, the event features live music, games, food, activities and multicultural performing groups. Admission is free; wristbands will be available for $10 that include children's games, activities, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and a 24-foot climbing wall. Many activities will be free, such as a community walk around the pond at 2 p.m. and old-fashioned games. (847) 885-7500 or heparks.org.
Mini Bursfest: 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. Mountain King Music Collective is a multifaceted group of young individuals looking to create a better, more inclusive music scene in Elgin. Performers include Mt. Pocono, When We Was Kids, X.Y. Spaces, Headwires, Parker Luck and Crystal Killers. $10 donation. www.sidestreetstudioarts.org.
Saturday Cruise Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7600 Barrington Road at Tower Drive, Hanover Park. Classic cars, music and more. Free. www.hpil.org.
Ecuador Parade: Noon Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2800 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. The parade steps off at Montrose and California avenues and ends to the west at Kimball Avenue. Parade features vibrant floats, along with music and dancing, all celebrating Ecuadorean independence. Free. www.cityofchicago.org.
Hanover Park Car Show: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Hanover Park Metro Station parking lot at 1975 W. Lake St., Hanover Park. At least 200 cars and motorcycles are expected to be entered in the show. Free. www.hpil.org.
St. Mary Country Fest: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at St. Mary of the Annunciation, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein. Enjoy a pork dinner with all the fixings, featuring locally raised pork procured from the Lake County Fair. Other fare available includes craft beer from Mundelein's Tighthead Brewery and traditional Filipino cuisine. Food will be served from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Activities include hayrides, bingo, children's games, face painting, music, antique vehicle exhibits, Baggo, live and silent auctions and a cash raffle. Admission is free; meal tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger. (847) 223-0010 or www.stmaryfc.org.
Cantigny Park Outdoor Concert Series: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Second Time Around will perform. Free; $10 parking. cantigny.org.
Mundelein summer concert series: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Kracklauer Park, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Free. Cajun Vagabonds will perform. (847) 949-3200 or www.mundelein.org.
Sounds of Summer Concerts: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Performance Pavilion at Heritage Park, 201 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Suburban Cowboys will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Free. www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.
Algonquin Commons Cruise Nights: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Algonquin Commons, off Randall Road, Algonquin. All makes of classic cars, hot rods and custom cycles; entertainment by Cruisin' Music Radio DJ Rudy the K 101.5 FM. Free. www.hemmings.com.
Broken Oar's Car & Bike Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. Bring out your custom and classic cars, trucks and bikes. All makes and models welcome. 5 p.m. registration; 8 p.m. judging. www.facebook.com/events/2154061948067986. Itasca Night Out: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at various locations including the Itasca Waterpark, library, municipal complex and fire station, all along the 500 block of West Irving Park Road, Itasca. Features a raffle, entertainment, bingo, appetizers, DUI course, police department tours, Touch-a-Truck, face painting and free water park entry. Free. www.itascaparkdistrict.com.
National Night Out in Buffalo Grove: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Music, business expo, picnic in the park, inflatable attractions and face painting. Buffalo Grove fire and police department displays. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks (while supplies last), plus giveaways. Free. www.vbg.org.
Wauconda Cruise Night: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 101 N. Main St. Wauconda. Family-friendly cruise nights are free to exhibitors and attendees. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Route 176 to Bangs Street. Free. www.waucondacruisenight.com.
Wood Dale Police Night Out: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Wood Dale City Hall, 404 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale. DJ, bounce house, balloon artist, dunk tank, book mobile, free ice cream and hot dogs, raffles and prizes. At 7 p.m., the party moves to the water park in Wood Dale. Free admission. (630) 766-2060.
Bloomingdale National Night Out Against Crime: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Oasis, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale. Festivities include an open swim, food and drink, games, prizes and music. Police dog demo at 6:30 p.m. Free. www.bloomingdaleparks.org.
National Night Out in Mount Prospect: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Lions Memorial Park Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. The Mount Prospect Police Department and the Park District sponsor the village's National Night Out, which includes music and emergency vehicles. Free. mppd.org.
Crystal Lake Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Main Beach Crystal Lake, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake. Feel Good Party Band will perform top 40s hits. In the event of inclement weather, it will be moved to Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St. Free. www.crystallakeparks.org.
Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street in Downers Grove. Rockstar Rodeo will perform country music. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Food, wine and beer available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Free. www.dgparks.org.
Independence Grove Concerts: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Millennia Plaza at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, near Libertyville. Morry Sochat & The Special 20s will perform. To find out if parking is full or if a concert has been canceled due to rain, call (847) 968-3497. lcfpd.org/ig/concerts.
Elgin Movies in the Park: Dusk Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. See "Dolphin Tale." Refreshments and popcorn will be sold by local nonprofits. Train rides available on the Elgin Express. Free. www.cityofelgin.org.
Park on Park Cruise Night: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 469 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein. See a collection of pre-1977 classic cars, with food and music. parkonpark.org.
Cary Cruise Nights: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, on West Main Street and Jandus Road off Route 14, Cary. Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth night. Mini business expo. Free. Call Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (847) 639-2800 or see www.carygrovechamber.com.
Family Fun Picnic: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Springfield Park, 269 Springfield Drive, Bloomingdale. John Measner Magic and Comedy Show provides entertainment. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chairs. Free. www.bloomingdaleparks.org.
Itasca Family Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Usher Park, Irving Park Road and Walnut Street, Itasca. Nashville Electric performs country music. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a snack and drink basket. It will be canceled if there is inclement weather. www.itascaparkdistrict.com.
River Rhapsody Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Featuring Wild Daisy. Free. www.bataviaparks.org.
Summer Concert Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Citizen's Park Amphitheater, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington. 1976 will perform. Presented by BMO Harris Bank. Free concert and popcorn. www.barringtonparkdistrict.org.
Lake Villa Music in the Parks: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Parkman Pavillion, 2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst. Goo Roos's will perform. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free. www.lake-villa.org.
Sounds of Summer Main Stage Concert Series: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 256 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Pack a picnic and bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Allegro Community Chorus will perform. Free. Weather hotline: (847) 705-5123, ext. 431. www.palatineparks.org/rccms/soundsofsummer.
Gurnee Days: 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. The theme of the 46th annual fest is "Gurnee Days -- Celebrate the Decades." Highlights include food booths, concerts, a parade, rib fest and beer garden, a petting zoo, open houses at public facilities, a car show, carnival rides and more. Free admission. www.gurneedays.com.
History Alive!: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Dress in the uniform and equipment of a soldier from Desert Storm. Interact with artifacts, crafts and games from the time period. Free with $5 paid parking. www.fdmuseum.org.
Food Truck Thursdays with Music in the Park: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Jens Jensen Park, 486 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. Enjoy a variety of food and drinks from a rotating series of food trucks every week. Free admission. cityhpil.com/thingstodo.
Cruisin' Nights & Street Fair: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, on Cass Avenue in downtown Westmont. Classic cars, live music, theme nights, food vendors and more along three blocks. Free. westmontevents.com/streetfair.
Wheaton Wine Walk: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Martin Memorial Plaza, Front and Main streets, Wheaton. Check in and pick up a wineglass, a swag bag and a walking map. For 21 and older only. Includes 12 one-ounce tastings and coupons from merchants. Complimentary trolley rides to select locations. $35 in advance; $40 the day of. www.downtownwheaton.com.
Lindenfest: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Village Hall Grounds, 2301 Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst. Includes the Miss Lindenhurst pageant, Disney-themed parade, bingo, carnival midway, food vendors, beer and wine, Baggo tournament, Battle of the Bands, mayor's auction and performances. Free admission. www.lindenhurstil.org.
Addison Rock 'N' Wheels: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. Free entertainment, Bike and Car Cruise Night, kids' rides, and food from Addison restaurants. Cruise Night closes at 7:30 p.m. or when the street is full. Historical museum open house and craft show from 6 to 8 p.m. www.ithappensinaddison.com.
Barrington Cruise Night: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at 208 S. Cook St., Barrington. Classic cars, food trucks and more. The Barrington Bank & Trust Family Zone includes kids' games, face-painting, live performances and more. www.barrington-il.gov.
Geneva Classic Car Shows: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Kane County Courthouse parking lot, 100 S. Third St., Geneva. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle and sport cars. Enjoy treats and a DJ. Downtown shops, pubs and eateries will stay open late. Free. www.genevachamber.com.
St. Zachary Parish Augustfest: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 10; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 11; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Zachary Church, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines. Food, carnival rides, bands, indoor bingo and casino. Admission is $3, free for kids younger than 12. www.augustfest.net.
Rockin' in the Park 2018: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. American English will perform. Food and beverage tents on the park's lawn and a musical fireworks display after the show. www.ParkwayBankPark.com.
St. Charles Park District Concerts in the Park: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Lincoln Park, Main and Fifth streets, St. Charles. Serendipity will perform. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. Free. www.stcparks.org.
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin. Food truck every week to go with the music. Featuring Spoken Four and Toasty Cheese. Crave Bar-Pod will be providing ice cream. Free. (847) 658-2700 or www.algonquin.org/recreation.
It's Thursday Concert Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Antioch Bandshell, 900 Skidmore Drive, Antioch. The Millennials will perform. The "Does Antioch Got Talent?" competition will showcase unique performers from across Lake County in a talent show variety format before the concert series at 7 p.m. www.antioch.il.gov.
Joe Louis Walker Band: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Lakeside Pavilion at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Joe Louis Walker plays the blues. Free. atthemac.org.
Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. The theme will be "Jazz Night in Wheaton" featuring Doug Beach. Free. www.wheatonmunicipalband.org.
Mundelein Movies in the Park: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Community Park, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. See "Coco." Bring blankets and enjoy watching a movie under the stars. Free. mundeleinparks.org.