Art and Zombies Mix – Downtown Waukegan will be Crawling with Halloween Fun!

Zombies will be schlepping down the streets everywhere and haunted art will hang in Waukegan On Saturday, Oct. 17 during the city's annual celebration of Zombie Horror Arts genre which will be coupled with the October ArtWauk.

 Among the Highlights:

Zombie Pub Bike Ride presented by the Lake County Bike Project

2 p.m. – Up North Pub

3:30 p.m. – Booner’s

5 p.m. – Green Town Tavern


Andy Gross: Mind Boggling Variety Show

3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows

Highly sought-after comedian Andy Gross will combine his stand-up comedy, magic and ventriloquism to amaze and entertain visitors at the Genesee Theatre.  His voice throwing is amazing and only a few people in the world can throw their voice, it is must hear to believe!

Reserved tickets are $20 plus applicable charges. Visit the Genesee Theatre Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, & Ticketmaster charge by phones at 800-982-2787.


Zombie-themed Techno tunes will spin by David Spontaneous DeLa Peña in the College of Lake County Courtyard at the corner of Genesee St. and Madison.

 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Adult Trick-or-Treating will take place at participating locations.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Backroom Gallery presents “Glamour Ghouls,” featuring the works of Cassandra Anzelone.

Corner of South Genesee and Water Street

 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Get a FREE Zombie or Survivor Photo Shoot in Jack Benny Plaza by Tracy “Undead” Adams.

 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.


LIVE performance by the “Homegrown Hoopers” throughout downtown brought to you by Mosquitoe Gallery. Marvel at their rhythmic moves as they hula hoop with lighted and flaming hoops.

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.


LIVE Music: Metal on the Rocks

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Corner of Genesee and Clayton St. The lineup includes Veins Of Malice, Escapist, Cereviscera, Impressions, Discarnate, and NO CONVICTION.


LIVE perfomance by Vaudevillian touring troupe, “Dead Mans Carnival” presented exclusively by the Waukegan Arts District.

6 p.m.


Kids Film “Book of the Dead,” presented by LULAC in the College of Lake County Courtyard at the corner of Genesee St. and Madison.

7:30 p.m.

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Debuted on 17 October 2014 (USA) – Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.


Three Brothers Theatre presents a LIVE stage production of: “House on Haunted Hill”

8 p.m.

$20 Adults/$15 Seniors and Students


Official Zombie Headquarters – Green Town Tavern – 110 S. Genesee St.

Stop in for Food & Drink Specials


Dinosaur Studio Tattoo will become “Zombie Studio” for the day

The place located at 116 S. Genesee St. will offer Zombies hard at work providing custom ink and contemporary art

Featured artist: Lucia Muñoz with her new show titled, “FLASH.”


And there is more! 

Waukegan History Museum is doing a haunted tour starting at 7 p.m. at the Jack Benny Statue.

Professional make up artist, “The Monta Maam,” will be at Jack Benny Plaza from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss the “Daddywarbus” survivalist vehicle on Clayton Street by Urban Edge Gallery from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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