Waukegan Main Street Young Professionals 1st Fridays
The Waukegan Main Street Young Professionals is a volunteer interest group that targets professionals ages 25-45 that work, live, play or have a passion for Waukegan, to empower the community and support the Main Street District. Our mission is to support the Main Street Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. Waukegan Main Street is looking for people who are seeking an opportunity to make a difference. We are at a critical time in Waukegan’s history and we are looking to your talent, drive and passion to join this movement as a professional. Come join us!
Our annual Mardi Gras is coming up on fast – February 25th! And we are planning to “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll)!! The fun starts at 6pm at Glen Flora Country Club and rolls through 10pm with live music, a Cajun-inspired buffet, silent auction, and live gaming!
During this season of giving we want to GIVE THANKS for all of your continued support of Waukegan Main Street and the businesses in our Main Street Business. Small Business Saturday on November 26th was a resounding success with great weather, registers ringing and an all-around festive atmosphere including Santa at the Genesee Theatre and the tree lighting in Jack Benny Plaza. If you didn’t have the opportunity to shop local on Small Business Saturday remember that the boutiques, shops and restaurants remain the mainstays for holiday giving!
You have another big opportunity to enjoy holiday cheer in our Arts & Entertainment District on Saturday, December 17th with the annual HolidayWauk – December ArtWauk! This fun event offers free and inexpensive activities for the whole family, so bundle up, bring your camera and head downtown! Here’s a smattering of the offerings:
Ice sculpting by Art Below Zero and pictures with Santa in Jack Benny Plaza!
Ornament decorating at Tufo Art Gallery – this free activity is popular with kids of all ages!
Swing by Candy Cane Lane in the South Genesee Merchants Block for pictures with LIVE reindeer, a hot chocolate bar at Sweet Treasures Resale and listening to the Waukegan High School Tri-M Choir at Your This and That Shop - and more!