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    Calling all volunteers!

    Waukegan Main Street needs volunteers for events including ArtWauks (third Saturday of every month), Mardi Gras, Lunch with the Mayor, Wine & Art Stroll, and MORE! Call to volunteer: 847.623.6650

Wine & Art Stroll 2018 was a success in the Downtown District!

#ExploreWaukegan- Fall was in the air last Saturday in the Downtown Arts & Entertainment District, but it didn’t stop our members and visitors from enjoying our 11th Annual Wine & Art Stroll 2018!! On behalf of the Waukegan Main Street Board of Directors we would like to thank the Business District for participating and would also like to thank our vendors and the talented musicians! We also like to thank you for coming out and #EnjoyWaukegan !!

College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus was a participant again this year! The group in the next picture enjoyed the LIVE music and tasty appetizers at CLC Lakeshore!
College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus was a participant again this year! The group in the next picture enjoyed the LIVE music and tasty appetizers at CLC Lakeshore!

The place was hoppin’ at Tina Sellers Insurance!
The place was hoppin’ at Tina Sellers Insurance!

 

The Band 7501 warmed up the participants walking by Madison Street Plaza.
The Band 7501 warmed up the participants walking by Madison Street Plaza.

 

Blue Wave offered jewelry created using Lake Michigan beach glass outside of A Cuban Experience.
Blue Wave offered jewelry created using Lake Michigan beach glass outside of A Cuban Experience.

 

Judith Garcia Realty was the perfect starting point at Jack Benny Plaza.
Judith Garcia Realty was the perfect starting point at Jack Benny Plaza.

 

Patricia Collection sold handmade jewelry in Jack Benny Plaza.
Patricia Collection sold handmade jewelry in Jack Benny Plaza.

 

Browski Creations set up shop in Jack Benny Plaza.
Browski Creations set up shop in Jack Benny Plaza.

 

Sipos & Young entertained at Dandelion Gallery.
Sipos & Young entertained at Dandelion Gallery.

 

Chili at ArtPark – Waukegan was AWESOME!!!
Chili at ArtPark – Waukegan was AWESOME!!!

 

We appreciate any feedback you have on this event please email promo@waukeganmainstreet.org

 

Busy Day in the Downtown District!

Last week our friends at Heart of the City celebrated opening their new location at 114 South Genesee Street, Suite 303 with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House! The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce hosted the event as part of their monthly Business After Hours Networking Event! The food and alcohol were sponsored by Green Town Tavern in the Downtown District.

 

Later that same evening Waukegan Main Street partnered with Brandon Ewing- Waukegan School Board and Vance Wyatt- Lake County Board Member District 14 to host Millennials Connected- Forward Thinkers! The event was held at The Harbor’s Edge and featured an evening of over 150 millennials networking and connecting! Music was provided by DJ Smooth and Step 7501 Band! Thanks to Quonset Pizza for providing the raffle giveaways. Stay tuned for the next Millennials Forward event!

A Gorgeous Night in Downtown Waukegan at the Beach!

Smiling faces all around this past Friday for the 2nd Annual Waukegan Night Out/ Touch-A-Truck! The combined event was sponsored by the Waukegan Police and Fire Departments and the Waukegan Park District and included heavy machinery, a K-9 demonstration, bounce houses, face painting, and a tug-of-war between Waukegan Police and Gurnee Police Departments.

The weather was perfect and the beach was filled with children and families!

In addition to all the other fun, Chuck and Stacy Castellanos and their companion Finn reenacted French fur traders landing on the beach took place.  They took the time to explain what the fur traders did, that the canoe is a birch-bark replica of the canoe traders would have used in the 1600s, and discussed the danger and excitement of canoeing on the big lakes.  To close the evening, Zootopia was shown on the beach and free popcorn was provided by the Waukegan Park District!

Thanks to all of the vendors that came out to make this great evening successful! We look forward to seeing you all at this great family event next year! Photos courtesy of Explore Waukegan and Waukegan Park District.