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23rd Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Arts & Music Festival

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The Waukegan Park District is hosting the 23rd Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 11am to 4:51pm at Bowen Park, located 1800 N. Sheridan Road. The festival celebrates Ray Bradbury with arts and music. Art vendors, including painters, sculptors, and photographers, will have their art for sale.

Ray Bradbury, born in Waukegan on August 22, 1920, was an author and screenwriter in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery. Some of his most famous works include elements of his hometown of Waukegan in them. Ray Bradbury passed away on June 5, 2012 and he is honored in numerous ways in Waukegan.

Acoustic StageTimePavilion StageTime
Bill Tong11am to 11:30amOrdinary Hero11am to 12pm
Sophie11:35am to 12:05pmJack Tell12:15pm to 1:15pm
Rafael Torrez12:10pm to 12:40pmZion Ari1pm to 2:30pm
Jeff Jazzman12:45pm to 1:30pmDestruction Baby2:45pm to 3:45pm
Funology1:35pm to 2:20pmCrooked Moon4pm to 4:51pm
Juiette Z. Payne2:25pm to 3:10pm
Zion Ari3:15pm to 4pm
Jack Tell4pm to 4:51pm

New this year, local actors will perform Ray Bradbury’s Zero Hour, a suspenseful radio play about a children’s game called “invasion” that starts to become terrifyingly real as the time moves to five o’clock, the designated zero hour for the Martian invaders’ arrival. The play will begin at 6pm in the Dr. Lynn Schornick Theatre in the Jack Benny Center for the Arts.

Preregistration is not required to attend this free, family-friendly event. For more information, contact Angela Marcum at amarcum@waukeganparks.org or (847) 360-4746.

Sat, August 19, 2023 11:00am - 4:51pm
Bowen Park
1800 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60087