#Millennials Connected- Millennials from across Lake County came together for a December evening of networking, live music and food tasting! We was excited to partner with Brandon Ewing- Waukegan School Board and Vance D. Wyatt along with a host of great sponsors! Food was catered from Sauzon, Layers of Flavor, Soul 4 Real and James Sisson.
Music was provided by Step7501 and DJ Double L had everyone up moving and grooving! Thanks again to all sponsors and Fuller Center for Housing- Hero Project for opening up their doors to host this fun event! Thanks to our panelists Yashin “Inchworm” Phillips and our very own Executive Director Josh Beadle! Stay tuned for our next Millenials Connected event!
Food was catered from Sauzon, Layers of Flavor, Soul 4 Real and James Sisson.
Last Saturday Mayor Sam Cunningham flipped the switch and lit up the Christmas Tree in Jack Benny Plaza on Clayton and Genesee Streets! The Mayor was joined by the Waukegan Pagent Queens, Aldermen and Countywide elected officials!
Before the tree lighting took place, Urban Edge was filled with families taking Selfies With Santa, visiting vendors and listening to live performances!
Thanks to the City of Waukegan for partnering together for another successful lighting! Thanks to our vendors and performers! Lastly, thank you, Waukegan, for coming out and supporting! We hope you had as much fun as we did and look forward to doing this again next year! Happy Holidays, Waukegan!
Photos courtesy of Explore Waukegan, City of Waukegan, Waukegan Main Street Promotional team and Heart of the City.
We officially kicked off the holiday season last Saturday for #SmallBusinessSaturday. Businesses were open and filled with decorations, treats and great sales ready to serve you!
The Art-Park Waukegan also joined the fun by not only decorating the ArtPark but the old Carnegie Library and the Downtown District! You only have four Saturdays left so come down and find that unique gift!
Tomorrow, December 1st, is our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jack Benny Plaza from 4pm-6pm! We have an array of vendors and ton of fun things for the kids!! Come take a Selfie with Santa provided by Heart of the City or enjoy a free book or craft courtesy of the Waukegan Public Library and Friends of the Waukegan Public Library! Pick up last minute gifts! Warm up with chili! And … come countdown with us tomorrow! #EnjoyWaukegan #ExploreWaukegan!
(Photos courtesy of Waukegan Main Street, City of Waukegan and ArtPark-Waukegan.)
#VeteransDayWaukegan- There was a spirit of thankfulness and remembrance in the air during the 2018 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony in Downtown Waukegan! The parade was energetic and concluded at Veterans Memorial Plaza also in the Downtown District where the ceremony honoring all veterans took place! Here are some photos from yesterday’s festivities.
Photos courtesy of City of Waukegan and Waukegan Main Street Promotional Team.
#Downtown Waukegan- A new era was ushered in this past Tuesday as we introduced our new Executive Director, Josh Beadle, at our Annual Meeting! The Annual Meeting was held at City Hall inside of Council Chambers and lunch was catered by 17 North! Some of the guests included 7th Ward Alderman of Waukegan Lisa May, Teddy Anderson of the Waukegan Park District, Selina- Gomez-Beloz of the Waukegan Public Library, Dawn Simerly of the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Sam Cunningham just to name a few.
#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 !!
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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.
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.