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Wauconda's 15th Annual Street Dance and Food Drive

Saturday, August 30th
3 - 11 PM

Downtown Main Street, Wauconda

Presented by the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Village of Wauconda, the 15th annual
Street Dance, is around the corner and roaring to kick off.  On Saturday, August 30th from 3 PM- 11 PM, in the social center of Wauconda on Main Street, the community heralds Labor Day weekend with outdoor fun including live music, raffle drawings, food, and more.

An estimated crowd of
4,000 will be attending the free event which serves as a fundraiser for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.

The Fire Department Water Fights start at 3 PM.

For more information, visit the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce Website at www.waucondaareachamber.org.

There's something big coming to our community!


The Friends of the Wauconda Area Library are proud to sponsor the Complaint Free Community Initiative, including a visit from bestselling author Will Bowen. Mr. Bowen’s first book, A Complaint Free World, is the inspiration for our 21-day complaint-free challenge, beginning October 1.


We invite everyone to “go purple” while striving to eliminate complaint – at least for a few weeks. Beautiful things can happen when we distance ourselves from negativity. Give it a try! You’ll be amazed at the results. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library and for purchase throughout the community. in the coming weeks, visit the library’s website for more information about the Initiative, including dates/locations of book discussions and when/ where you will be able to get the purple “Complaint Free World” bracelets.



Will Bowen @ Wauconda High School
Tuesday, October 28
at 7 p.m.

This event is open to the public, but tickets will be required. Tickets can be obtained at the library and Bliss Wine & Gifts. We are asking for donations of school supplies instead of charging for tickets. Supply lists will be available on the library’s website.

13th Annual Labor Day Cardboard Boat Races

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Lindy's Restaurant and Marina on Bangs Lake in Wauconda

Registration Opens at 10 AM
Races Begin at 12 Noon

Sign up for registration packets at Lindys or HERE

Children, Adult, and Business Divisions available
 $30 Per Team

Awards for each Division along with Overall Best Dressed, Team Spirit, Spectacular Sinking, Best Design and Theme

In partnership with Bangs Lake Management


Wauconda Cruise Night


September 16, 2014


Attention Classic Car Enthusiasts!  Are you ready for Wauconda's very own Cruise Night each month? 


Join us downtown for Cruise Nights on Main Street between Route 176 and Bangs Street from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.  BGV Motorsports has been hired to manage the events scheduled for the third Tuesday in July, August and September.  Don't forget to stop in and say hi to our local merchants that are making this event possible.  

 For questions, contact Steven Howorka of BGV Motorsports at 847-235-6528 (president@bgvmotorsports.com) or online at www.bgvmotorsports.com.    

Wauconda Farmers' Market

Thursday June 26 - October 9, 2014
on Main Street


Market vendors  are ready to supply you with a variety of fresh produce, unique gifts, specialty food products, and, to add to the fun, themed events make the market fun for the entire family!  

Wauconda Woman's Club Meeting/
Antiques Appraisal Fair

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
11:30 AM

Everyone is welcome!

An appraiser will be coming.  You are invited to bring one or two items.  Please RSVP to JudyZietlow, 847-487-1445 or Elissa Farner, 847-526-4243.

3rd Annual Art on Main Exhibit

Through Thursday, September 4, 2014

Colorful benches will decorate the sidewalks on Main Street in Wauconda this summer.

Take a leisurely stroll down our quaint Main Street, visit the fine businesses along the way, and enjoy the creative spirit of Wauconda's 3rd annual Art on Main exhibit featuring over 25 benches - sponsored by local businesses and painted by local artists.  The benches will be auctioned during Wauconda's Farmers' Market on Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds go to Main Street Attraction for the beautification of Main Street.  Special thanks to Aspire Boutique for coordinating the event!

Wauconda has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was delivered on Friday, April 18th.  The bin is located at Public Works adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.  


It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing items and save our landfill space.


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