Special Events

Registration and Session Dates: 

Summer Registration:
Residents: May 9, 2016
Non-Residents: May 16, 2016

Summer Concert Series

Grab the kids, pack a dinner and lawn chair and head out to listen to music brought to you by the Wauconda Park District and Wauconda Area Library.  We will bring a variety of musical acts from different genres so there should be something for everyone.  Park District concerts are held by the picnic shelter at Cook Park.  In case of inclement weather concerts held at the library will be held inside and the Park District concerts will be cancelled.  **All concerts held at the library are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Location: Park District dates are located at Cook Park Picnic shelter

Time: 7:00 pm

Day: Thursday

Fee: Free

Date:   Location: Band: Genre:

June 2 Park District Midnight Cover Band

June 9 Park District Stateline Country

June 16 Park District  K. Michaels   Rock

June 23-26 Park District Wauconda Fest  see www.waucondaparks.com for schedule

June 30 Park District  Retroactive Oldies/70s/80s

July 7 Library Limited Edition Big Band The Music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter

July 14 Library The Wave Runners Jimmy Buffet Tribute

July 21 Library Tom Sharpe Midsummer’s Eve Celebration

July 28 Library Cowboy Jukebox Today’s Country Music

August 4 Library Tom Carey Band Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings: the Music of John Prine

August 11 Library Patchouli & Terra Guitarra Fast Forward Folk & Instrumental Guitar


Bring your family and friends to Cook Park to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music and food. The celebration begins at 6:00 pm and fireworks will begin at dusk.  Come early to get a great view of the fireworks spectacular.  The Park District will be selling food, drinks and glow necklaces.  Sponsored by the Village of Wauconda, it has been a well-attended event that offers an opportunity for families and friends to celebrate an evening together.  This year, the Village has received generous donations from a number of local governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and community-minded individuals and businesses to help fund the Fourth of July festivities.  Our gratitude goes out to everyone who helps make this community event safe and enjoyable.

Location: Cook Park

Day: Date: Time:

Sun 7/3 6:00 pm

Summer Beach Fiesta


Join us for a sunny Saturday afternoon of entertainment, goofy games, sand castle building and conclude the day with Root Beer Floats.  Everyone is welcome so grab your lawn chairs and some sunscreen and join us. All participants will be entered into a door prize drawing.

Location: Beach Park

Program Fee: $8

Resident Discount Fee: $6

Beach Pass Holders: $1

Day: Date: Time:

Sat 7/9 1:00-4:00 pm

Koncerts for Kids

Make the most of your summer with the sound of music! We have a dazzling line-up of family kid friendly entertainment scheduled  Pack a picnic, your blanket, gather the family, and enjoy the sounds of summer right in your own hometown.  Playground is available for the active child.  Please call the park district at 847/526-3610 or visit our website for more information regarding the events.

Location: Cook Park Picnic Shelter

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Fee: Free

Day: Date: Entertainer:

Tues 7/5 Productions

Tues 7/12 Stu Jacobson

Tues 7/19 Rock Your Rhythm

Tues 7/26 Steve Dordan

Final Beach Bash


Bring the entire family to our traditional cookout finale of the beach season. Get ready for some wacky games, prizes, raffles, entertainment by a DJ, and much more. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a 2016 beach pass. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Location: Beach Park

Program Fee: $8

Resident Discount Fee: $6

Beach Pass Holders: $1

Day: Date: Time:

Sun 8/28 1:00-4:00 pm