Boating Lake County Blog

Light Up the Night: Come Cel­e­brate Venet­ian Night

Venetian Night On The Chain

Pic­ture a parade of boats — large and small — sail­ing by bedecked in daz­zling arrays of lights. That’s the heart of Venet­ian Night. And in Lake Coun­ty, you’ll have two choic­es to enjoy this amaz­ing spec­ta­cle: In Fox Lake and in Waukegan. No mat­ter what loca­tion you choose — it’ll be a night to remember.

Venet­ian Night: Fox Lake 

Sat­ur­day August 052017

Don’t miss the fun and oohs-and-ahhhs’ of Fox Lake’s 10th Annu­al Venet­ian Night and Block Par­ty on Sat­ur­day, August 5 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Dec­o­rate your boat and be a part of the awe-inspir­ing Venet­ian boat parade. Or come out and watch, either on your boat or sit­ting on the shore and watch­ing as beau­ti­ful­ly decked-out boats pass by ablaze with light.

There is no cost to watch, but there is a $25 fee per boat in the parade Prizes will be award­ed out for cre­ativ­i­ty, cos­tumes, dec­o­ra­tions and light­ing. On shore, there’ll be food, music, danc­ing and fun for the whole fam­i­ly. Fire­works will be held at 9:30 over Pis­ta­kee Lake. Fes­tiv­i­ties begin at 6 p.m. on the end of West Grand Avenue. There are shut­tle bus­es and free park­ing at the Metra sta­tion. Find more infor­ma­tion here.

Famous Fred­dies & Dockers
510 Park — Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, Illinois

Waukegan Har­bor Days & Venet­ian Night

Sat­ur­day August 052017

Enjoy a full day and night of excite­ment and fun at North Point Mari­na in Waukegan. There’ll be plen­ty fam­i­ly activ­i­ties in the after­noon, includ­ing bounce- hous­es, face paint­ing, games and enter­tain­ment, a boat show, live music (fea­tur­ing the music from R-Gang), food & beverages…and we’re get­ting breath­less just talk­ing about it. In the evening, the lights come on as you watch the Venet­ian Night Light­ed Boat Parade, fol­lowed by a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works show. More infor­ma­tion here.

North Point Mari­na and the Winthrop Har­bor Lakefront
701 N. Point Drive
Winthrop Har­bor, Illinois

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