Performances – Introduction

Performances and Exhibitions

The Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division provides the community with fine arts programming, arts exhibitions and student recitals.

  • The division sponsors two musical groups, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and the Waukegan Concert Chorus. Each group offers a spring and fall Concert and together present the annual Joseph A. Favero Memorial Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing Along in December.
  • The Young People’s Concert in February is the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra’s performance for children. After the concert, children are invited to the stage to mingle with musicians and learn more about their musical instruments.
  • The Jack Benny Center with two galleries rotates art exhibits throughout the year. Shown are Lake County Art League artists, student and themed cultural art.
  • Summer Arts in the Parks takes arts programs to neighborhood parks. Included are Arts in the Parks, Movies in the Park, Parks and Play Summer Stories, Music at Washington Park in the band shell and Bowen Blues at the Morrison Pavilion in Bowen Park. Dates are listed in the summer program guide.