Things to do around Lake Forest on Labor Day weekend

Take advantage of the long weekend with our picks of the top 10 things to do around Lake Forest on Labor Day weekend. For more happening in the suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s event calendar.

1. Art Fair on the Square, 10 a.m. Sunday
The Deer Path Art League hosts its 60th annual art festival featuring specialty art booths, an interactive children’s art tent, the entrepreneurial Young Artists gallery, the Emerging Artists area and more. The event begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Market Square, 1 Market Square, Lake Forest.
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2. Taste of Serbia Food and Music Festival, noon Saturday
Celebrate Serbian cuisine, music and culture. A host of Serbian meats are available such as barbecued pork and lamb, chevapchichi, pork sausages, shish kebabs and pljeskavica. Other foods served are stuffed cabbage rolls, crepes, pitas, baklava and tortes. In addition, attendees are invited to learn about orthodox traditions, enjoy children’s activities like inflatables and games and shop at the bookstore. The festival opens at noon Aug. 30 and 31. St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley Road, Lake Forest. Free.

3. Twilight Shuffle 5K Run, 6 p.m. Sunday
Run, jog or walk through Downtown Libertyville, then stop into Mickey Finn’s for food and drink. Downtown Libertyville, North Milwaukee and East Cook Avenues, Libertyville.

4. Garden Chef Series, 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Learn how to cook using ingredients fresh from the garden. Chefs from premiere restaurants around Chicago will give demonstrations in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first come, first served. Visit the website for the full lineup of chefs. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Free.
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5. Activator Cycle Shop Ride, 7:30 a.m. Saturday
Road rides can be from 25 to 80 miles long. Rides start promptly at 8 a.m. Call for more information. Activator Cycles, 79 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. Free.

6. Walk on the Wildflower Side, 10 a.m. Saturday
Learn how to identify some of the area’s wildflowers on a leisurely walk through the forest preserve. For ages 8 and up. Registration required. Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve, Saint Mary’s Road and W. Everett Road, Mettawa. $5-$7.

7. Forest Fitness, 8 a.m. Saturday
Fast-paced adult group fitness hikes provide one hour of heart-pumping exercise in a friendly group atmosphere. Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. $1-$2.

8. Quickstart Kayak, 9 a.m. Sunday
A brief introduction to paddling an open-cockpit recreational kayak. Basic kayaking information from attire to safety will be covered. Learn and practice basic paddling skills, and comfortably maneuver on still water. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and shoes that can get wet and stay on feet. This program is for ages 9 and older. Adult supervision is required. Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. $29-$41.

9. Lake Forest High School Dance Team Pom/Dance Clinic, 4:15 p.m. Friday
Registration is 4:15-4:30 p.m., he program is 4:30-6 p.m., dinner is 6-6:30 p.m., practice is 6:30-7:15 p.m. and the performance is at halftime of the varsity football game, approximately 8:15 p.m. Dancers should wear black pants and athletic or dance shoes. Limited to 80 participants. Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. $50.

10. Michael McDonald, Toto, 7 p.m. Friday
McDonald has played with The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and Kenny Loggins and has had a successful solo career. Gates open at 3 p.m. Pavilion at Ravinia Festival Grounds, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Park. $33-$55.

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