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Special Events

Knauz Special Events Page

We are dedicated to being involved in the community.

Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with events held at the Autopark, and events and programs sponsored by Knauz Automotive Group. Scroll down to see a few of our upcoming events that we are very excited about. 

 Upcoming events sponsored by Knauz Automotive Group

Young drivers with either a learners permit or license can come to this Teen Driving MINI Clinic and learn about the challenges facing them on today's roads. Participants will drive a 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman through a special distraction and impairment course under the supervision of professional race car drivers, Stephan Gregoire, Michael Goodyear, and others. Drivers will have a chance to experience emergency braking in a safe, controlled environment. A brief classroom session will share information on the unique hazards facing young drivers. Register your young driver  for a 1-hour time slot to have some fun behind the wheel while learning valuable information that can keep him or her safe on the road


  • The classic car show features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles, 25 years or older, along Church and Cook Streets in downtown Libertyville. If you have a vehicle that you would like to display, parking volunteers will be at the Brainerd Avenue, with entrances at Cook and Church. Starts at 5:00 pm. You do not need to register.

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Join us at Gurnee Days 


Gurnee Days Car Show 

Sunday August 13th 10:00AM-3:00PM
Proceeds to Benefit the Gurnee American Legion Post 771

Round Lake Movie in the Park
Friday, August 18th 2017
Hart's Hill 

Vernon Hills Rib Fest 
Friday, August 18th 2017
Saturday, August 19th 2017

The 7th Annual Little Bear Ribfest is returning to Vernon Hills  on August 18th and 19th. We have put together another amazing line-up of award-winning blues music in addition to several restaurants serving their most delectable ribs and side dishes! Grab your lawn chairs, head to Century Park, and enjoy this fun festival along the shores of Little Bear Lake.

Little Bear Ribfest is truly a community event. Our special thanks to the Village of Vernon Hills and the volunteer groups who support the event each year. Everyone works tirelessly to bring you this event, and it shows! Vernon Hills has arguably the best festival site in all of Lake County. Now let's eat barbecued ribs!

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September 10Th 2017

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    This popular family event is enjoyed by all year after year!  2017 will be the 10th annual Twilight Shuffle 5K! Don't miss it!

    Post Race Party for participants held at Mickey Finn's Brewery after the race.  Family of participants can also attend with a paid post-party admission ticket.

Mundelein Fine Arts Festival 
Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, 2017 Mundelein Community Connection and the Mundelein Park District announce the 7th annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival that will showcase the unique talents of 45 fine artists who work in a variety of media.  The two-day event will be held from 10 am to 5 pm daily and will feature top-notch artists, local musicians and tasty food.

In addition to professional artists, Mundelein Fine Arts Festival will also highlight artwork by select students from Mundelein High School.

A committee of well-known judges will award a cash prize for: Best of Show and Best in Category (six categories). The Kirk Players will award a $500 Emerging Artist Award.There are also Purchase Awards including the Village of Mundelein's Annual Purchase Award. In addition, Mundelein High School will receive scholarship money to award to students pursuing art in college.

The Festival is located in Kracklauer Park in downtown Mundelein, (100 N. Seymour Ave.) Artists will be located in the paved area for easy access by visitors. Musicians will perform throughout the weekend. 


Movie in the Park Series: Moana


Dates: August 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017
Times: Movie starts at dusk
Category: Family
Location: Hart's Hill Park
Phone: 847-546-8558

Please Note: We must wait until it is completely dark before the movie can begin. Movie start time will vary depending on the time of sundown.

*In case of inclement weather, movies will move inside the Robert W. Rolek Community Center.

Grayslake Pumpkin Fest 
October 2017
More information to come 

Vernon Hills Fall Fest 

Fall Fest

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins to our annual Fall Fest for this spooktacular family event featuring indoor trick or treating, face painter, carnival games, and a costume contest. This event will sell out, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

NEW! Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles will make a special appearance at Fall Fest. See some of the world's Jurassic creatures up close and personal.

Mundelein Boo Bash
October 2017
More information to come 

Gurnee Trick or Treat Path 
October 2017 
More information to come 

Great Pumpkin Celebration

Dates: October 21, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Times: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Category: Special Event
Location: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: 8475468558

Join the us for our annual Great Pumpkin Celebration! Enjoy free family fun including a costume contest, indoor trick-or-treating, fantasy maze, corn maze & hayrides, kids entertainment, carnival games & prizes, and more!

Mundelein The Chase 5K
November 2017
More information to come

Gurnee Breakfast with Santa
December 2017
More information to come

Holiday Festival

Dates: December 2, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Times: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Category: Special Event
Location: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: 8475468558

It's the annual Holiday Festival! Nothing gets you and the family in the holiday spirit better than free family fun and festivities. Join us for kids games, Little Elves workshop, sleigh rides, the RLAPD Community Band, Toys-for-Tots drop off, Neighborhood Festival of Lights, Pictures with Santa (bring that camera!), and so much more! 


  • DICKENS OF  A HOLIDAY - DECEMBER 2 and 9, 2017

    It's an exciting and festive time in Downtown Libertyville during Dickens of a Holiday on Saturday December 2nd and December 9th from 10am to 3pm.  We hope your whole family can join in the festivities!

    *Photos with Santa in Cook Park - Santa will be in town December 2rd and 9th from 10am -12pm & 1pm-3pm to spread cheer throughout.  Visit Santa in his sleigh and have your picture taken.  Donations to MainStreet appreciated!

    *Visit the Children's Holiday Shoppe at Petranek's Pharmacy in their Community Room! Children can purchase gifts for their family with the help of Santa's Elves! No adults allowed inside while the children shop for their loved ones. Items priced up to $5.

    *Victorian Tea - 11am to 1pm - St. Lawrence Episcopal Church - Tickets will go on sale ~ early October

    *Each Saturday at 10 am, the Liberty Theater will a free movie.  Please bring a canned food item for donation.  Titles will be updated, so stay tuned!

    *Ansel B. Cook Museum Tours December 2 and 9th from noon -4pm!

Knauz Sponsorship

Knauz is the proud sponsor of many different programs and shows.Chicago Bears
Watch these programs to keep up with your favorite team!Inside the BearsInside the Bears, hosted by Anthony Adams and Lyndsay Petruny, airs weekends on Fox32 Chicago and MY50 Chicago and offers off the field fun and entertainment.
Chicago HuddleChicago Huddle
The Chicago Huddle is a weekly Bears pregame TV show that provides fans with exclusive insight and analysis straight from the people who know the team best- the guys who actually play the game! Each week Bears legend Patrick Mannelly, who played more games in a Bears uniform than any other player in team history, is joined by a star Bears player to provide viewers with unique, exclusive analysis on the Monsters of the Midway. The Chicago Huddle also features special weekly segments and one on one interviews with MTV personality and Maxim model April Rose so fans can see what their favorite players are like off the field. Chicago Huddle programming airs Sunday mornings during the football season at 10:30am on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.You and your family and friends can attend a taping of the Chicago Huddle! This program is filmed at Chili's in Vernon Hills on Tuesdays. Taping begins at 6:30PM and ends around 7:15PM. We recommend arriving early to grab a table.Follow Chicago Huddle on Facebook and Twitter.
Laurence Holmes Webpage Holmes is currently hosting his own show, while appearing frequently on the Score's mid-day and afternoon shows. He also writes a weekly blog "24-Blog" for 670TheScore.comThe 670 score with Laurence Holmes on CBS Local 


Knauz Automotive Group

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Directions Lake Bluff, IL 60044

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