Upcoming Events

Tenth Dems is an all-volunteer grassroots group, but we've developed a wide reach. We put in a lot of effort to get the word out about events in the area. Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Tenth Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups use our list to inform their own members. It's very time-consuming, but we want to get it right. In order to be included in the weekly events email, please click here to submit events for consideration (ideally by midday Monday), so we have time to get it ready.

05/30/202407:00: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Libertyville Farmers Market

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 7:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias’ booth at Main Street Libertyville Farmers Market.

05/30/202419:00: Tour To Save Democracy Kickoff Event

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Address in Highland Park provided upon RSVP

What: The Tour to Save Democracy is a Gen-Z led organization with a simple mission: travel across the country to create a community of young voters dedicated to safeguarding our future and flipping seats from red to blue. Hear from young leaders about why we are committed to saving democracy. To RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ttsd.hp.

06/01/202409:00: Warren Township Democrats Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 9:00am

Where: Meet in the west parking lot at Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church, 5725 Stearns School Rd., Gurnee.

What: Warren Township Democrats (WTD) hold a cleanup of Stearns School Rd. between Dilleys Rd. and US 41. For questions, email Bonnie Berger-Neel at jcnbbn@gmail.com or call 847-223-0795.

06/01/202412:00: Walk with Democrats in Waukegan Pride Parade

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024. Line up at 12:00pm, step off at 1:00pm, afterparty 2:30pm

Where: 1200 Sheridan Rd., Parking Lot D, Waukegan

What: Walk with Waukegan Dems, Lake County Democrats, and Democratic candidates and elected officials in the Waukegan Pride Parade. Wear your blue Lake Dems t-shirt or hat. (Let us know if you need one.) Show your support for LGBTQ+ Rights in Illinois and have a fun time at the parade and pride festival. Sponsored by Waukegan Friends. For more information email: waukegandems@gmail.com.

06/02/202410:00: Walk with Lake Dems in the Pride Parade in Buffalo Grove

When: Sunday, June 2, 2024. Please arrive by 10:00am. Step-off is at 11:00am.

Where: Our spot is #2 this year. The closest cross streets are Thompson Rd. and Buffalo Grove Rd. in Buffalo Grove.

What: BG Pride and The Pinta Pride Project sponsor their 6th Annual Family-Friendly Pride Parade with the theme, “Drag Us to the Polls.” You’re welcome to walk with us in the Lake Dems spot in the parade – Spot #2. Please arrive by 10:00am. Kids are welcome! The parade ends at Mike Rylko Community Park where the Buffalo Grove Park District will hold the Pride Picnic. Parade organizers recommend parking in the neighborhoods off of Buffalo Grove Rd. and Deerfield Pkwy., or being dropped off. For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fAJ0HoTglHjqcTWX05FuNq8n3uhu-nDT8c-cZvcRW04/edit. Wear your blue Lake Dems t-shirt or hat. Let us know if you need one by emailing info@lakedems.org.

06/04/202418:00: Ela Township Democrats June Meeting Potluck

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Heron Creek Forest Preserve, 22890 N. Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove

What: Ela Township Dems June meeting will be a BBQ potluck, with guest speaker Rep. Nabeela Syed. RSVP and let us know what dish you can bring to share: elademocrats@gmail.com.

06/05/202418:30: State Rep. Bob Morgan Town Hall Meeting

When: June 5, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Highwood Library, 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood

What: Discussion of the Spring 2024 session and legislation Rep. Morgan passed this year. For more information email info@repbobmorgan.com.

06/06/202417:30: Lake County Board Candidate Michael J. Conway’s Campaign Kickoff

When: Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: LakeHouse Restaurant, 850 Tower Dr., Lake Villa

What: Michael J. Conway kicks off his campaign for Lake County Board. For more information, www.conwayforlakecounty.com.

06/08/202410:00: Metamorphosis: Emerging from the Dark

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Brushwoods Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods

What: “Metamorphosis: Emerging from the Dark” explores themes inspired by the cicada’s transformation, rebirth, and the journey from darkness to light. The exhibition features the work of artists who are exploring their own narratives of emerging from challenging times, overcoming obstacles, and embracing newfound light and possibilities.

06/08/202411:00: Waukegan to College Celebrates 100th Graduate

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Waukegan High School, Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan

What: Waukegan to College’s Year-End Celebration is a program to honor high school and college graduates. This year, as a tribute to the group’s 100th College Graduate, the event will be filled with celebration, recognition, and great food! To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/year-end-celebration-2024-celebrating-our-high-school-college-graduates-tickets-879752933707?aff=oddtdtcreator.

06/08/202414:00: Lake Dems Booth at Lake County PrideFest

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:00pm

Where: Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach

What: LGBTQ+ Center Lake County sponsors Lake County PrideFest. Volunteer for a shift at our Lake Dems booth. If you are interested in helping, send an email to info@lakedems.org with “PrideFest” in the subject line.

06/10/202410:30: [POSTPONED] Nancy Rotering Hosts Reception with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

When: POSTPONED – Monday, June 10, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: Address Provided Upon RSVP

What: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering hosts Senator Chris Murphy who led the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with leaders about ending gun violence locally and nationally. To donate or RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/6.10highland.

06/10/202418:30: Antioch & Grant Township Democrats June Meeting

When: Monday, June 10, 2024 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa

What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. Guest speaker Carissa Casbon, Lake County Board Member, will give a presentation about the Lake County Strategic Plan. RSVP to AntiochTownshipDemocrats@gmail.com.

06/12/202415:00: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Grayslake Farmers Market

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00pm

Where: 201 Center St., Grayslake

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias’ booth at Grayslake Farmers Market.

06/13/202417:30: Democrats Defending Democracy Reception Hosted by Lake Dems

When: Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 510 E. IL Rte. 83, Mundelein

What: Our 3rd Annual Democrats Defending Democracy Reception in honor of Flag Day will be Thursday, June 13, 2024! Make plans now to join us!

06/15/202415:00: Second Annual McHenry County Juneteenth Festival

When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 3:00 to 6:00pm

Where: 121 W Van Buren St., Woodstock

What:  The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of the holiday commemorating the date of June 19, 1865 when federal marshals marched into Galveston, Texas and enforced an order of emancipation for 250,000 enslaved Blacks. President Biden declared Juneteenth as the 11th Federal Holiday on June 17, 2021. This year’s theme is Jubilee! Exhibitors may sign up at https://www.mchenrycountyjuneteenth.

06/17/202417:00: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Walk

When: Monday, June 17, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Ln., Grayslake

What: CCSD46, the Grayslake Area Public Library, and the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum invite you to create art in the Mobile Art Bus, engage with our collection of Juneteenth materials, and dance to music. As you journey on the Freedom Walk through Central Park, hear and read facts, get snacks, register to vote, and end at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum. While there, you can color our community map, fill a sand vase, and learn from our keynote speaker, Antwoinette Ayers, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar. For more information or to RSVP: nash.tamika@d46.org.

06/20/202417:00: Celebrate with Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2024 at 5:00pm

Where: 28 Mile Distilling Co., 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood

What: The annual “Celebrate with CPAH” event that applauds CPAH’s partners, donors, residents, and the positive impact of their work in Lake and northern Cook Counties. The event features an open bar and cocktail bites. Register here. For more information, email Amy Kaufman at akaufman@cpahousing.org.

06/20/202417:30: Reception for Sen. Laura Fine

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

What: A reception for State Senator Laura Fine and the Laura Caucus. To RSVP, email Timothy@ilsenatedems.org.

06/20/202419:00: Reception for Sen. Julie Morrison

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: The Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest

What: A reception for State Senator Julie Morrison with special guest, Loretta Durbin. To RSVP, email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org.

06/21/202418:30: McHenry County Board Candidate Kelli Wegener’s Summer Solstice Fundraiser

When: Friday, June 21, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Galati’s Hideaway, 800 Feinberg Ct., Cary

What: Learn why Kelli is running for County Board Chair and her plan to flip McHenry County blue! To RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kellisummer.

06/22/202411:00: County Board Member John Wasik at Grayslake AuthorFest

When: Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Where:  Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake

What: Lake County Board Member John Wasik will sign books and speak at Grayslake AuthorFest, an event that brings together authors, readers, and aspiring writers. Free admission.

06/23/202413:00: Summer Solstice Celebration Benefitting Jennifer Clark & Jennifer Banek

When: Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where: The Beer Garden at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Rd., Libertyville

What: Join Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek and Lake County Board Member Jennifer Clark for their fourth annual “Jennifer Squared” summer fundraiser.

06/23/202413:00: Indivisible of Western Lake County (IWLC) Annual BBQ Fundraiser

When: Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Jack and Lydia’s Resort on Deep Lake, 38610 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa

What: IWLC holds its annual BBQ by the lake with speakers and live music. For information email ehebbard1@gmail.com.

06/24/202417:30: Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association (IDCCA) Summer Brews 2024

When: Monday, June 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Midwest Coast Brewing, 2137 W. Walnut St., Chicago

What: IDCCA holds its 7th Annual Summer Brews event. Register here or email dan@ildcca.org or call 217-753-3380.

06/24/202417:30: Toni Preckwinkle Summer Reception

When: Monday, June 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

What: Annual Chicago Cultural Center Reception in support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle features live music and refreshments. Register here. For questions or to RSVP, contact Scott at 773-746-7225 or email scott@tonipreckwinkle.org.

06/25/202417:30: Rinehart for Lake County Fundraiser featuring IL Speaker Chris Welch

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: UMMO, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

What: An evening fundraiser in support of Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart with special guest Emanuel Chris Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Register here.

06/27/202417:30: Reception for Don Harmon and Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Offshore Rooftop & Bar, Navy Pier, 1000 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

What: A reception supporting Illinois Senate President Don Harmon and the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus. Register here.  For questions or to RSVP, email Lexie@ilsenatedems.org

06/27/202418:00: Lake County Democrats Presidential Debate Watch Party

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Where: Lake County location to be determined

What: SAVE THE DATE: The first presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday, June 27. Join the Lake County Democrats Presidential Debate Watch Party as we cheer on President Biden. The debate starts at 7:00pm Central. We’ll likely have food together before the debate begins. More details to follow as we get closer. Hope to see you there!

07/09/202418:00: Highland Park Reception in Support of Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Highland Park address provided upon RSVP

What: Mayor Nancy Rotering, Rep. Bob Morgan, and other friends are hosting a reception in Highland Park in support of Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. To reserve your spot, please register online here. If you’d like to join the host committee, or if you have any questions, please send us an email: rsvp@langenfeldassociates.com.

07/17/202415:00: State Rep. Laura Faver Dias’ Booth at Grayslake Farmers Market

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00pm

Where: 201 Center St., Grayslake

What: Visit Rep. Faver Dias’ booth at Grayslake Farmers Market.

09/24/202418:00: Bowling Fundraiser for Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Bertrand Bowling Lanes, 2616 Washington St., Waukegan

What: A Bowling Fundraiser for North Chicago Treasurer and Foss Park District Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt. For more information: email commissioner@vancewyatt.com or call 224-419-4509.

09/29/202414:00: West Deerfield Township Democrats Maureen Wener Public Service Award

When: Sunday, September 29, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What: West Deerfield Township Democrats have organized the Maureen Wener Public Service Award. Wishing to acknowledge dedication to public service and honor Maureen Wener’s memory, the West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization has established this award. To submit nominations (due by August 16) or to RSVP, email Info@WestDeerfieldDems.com.