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Lake County Family Fun Guide
Indoor waterparks, ice skating, tasty candy, basketball, mini golf and laser tag just to scratch the surface...

Finally the polar vortex is over! This spring, zip down the thrilling warterslides at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort. Soon, Six Flags will open their doors so you can experience their new interactive ride JUSTICE LEAGUE, or take the GOLIATH Challenge, as this coaster is the tallest, fastest and steepest wooden coaster in the world! Are your kids challenging you to a game of one-on-one? Head over to Libertyville Sports Complex for sports and exercise. Head to Volo Auto Museum to see cars from the cinemas like the Delorean from Back to the Future, the original Batmobile and other famous vehicles. Bring the family for a weekend in Lake County that you won’t forget.

Kidtivities
There's no time to be bored with so much to do! Explore the many kid-friendly waiting for your family in Lake County!
Top Picks
There is so much to do in Lake County we've selected some of the most popular picks for family fun.
Museums
Lake County offers a rich past and a respectable collection of family-friendly museums and historical locations.
Hidden Gems
From sitting in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine to building a robot, there are many "hidden gems" just waiting to be found.

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Lake County Family Events

07/28/16 - 07/30/16 Barrington Annual Sidewalk Sales Days
07/30/16 - 07/30/16 Round Lake Park Village Hall - Lakefront
07/30/16 - 07/30/16 Bats in Your Belfry
07/30/16 - 07/30/16 Boating Safety Class Certification and Exam
07/30/16 - 07/30/16 Lake County AuthorFest 2016
07/10/16 - 07/31/16 The 8th Dwarf at the Three Brother's Theatre
07/22/16 - 07/31/16 Fiddler on the Roof
07/27/16 - 07/31/16 88th Annual Lake County Fair
07/30/16 - 07/31/16 Great America Family Campout
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Family Golf Day at Renwood
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Gospelfest at the Greenbelt Cultural Center
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring Hurricane Gumgo
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Canoeing the Des Plaines River
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/31/16 - 07/31/16 Antioch Lion's Club Chicken BBQ, Pig Roast & Auction
08/01/16 - 08/01/16 Movie in the Park:The Good Dinosaur
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Antioch's 5th Annual National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Vernon Hills National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Mundelein's National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Round Lake National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Round Lake Beach National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Buffalo Grove's National Night Out
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Playdate with Nature
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Children's Concert Series Featuring Istvan & His Imaginary Band
08/02/16 - 08/02/16 Summer Music Series Featuring Bopology
08/02/16 - 08/03/16 Lake Forest Day
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Summer Concert Featuring SHiNDiG
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring Modern Day Romeos
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Little Sprouts: Eggcellent Adventures
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Lake Forest Day 2016 5K Fun Run
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Eat to the Beat with Scribble Jim
08/03/16 - 08/03/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
06/16/16 - 08/04/16 Antioch's It's Thursday Concerts
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 Barringon's National Night Out Celebration
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 It's Thursday Concert Featuring a Custom Car Show & the Blooze Brothers
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 Arbortheater Summer Concert Featuring 1976 Classic Rock Band
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Tom Carey Band
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 Sounds of Summer Featuring 7th Heaven
08/04/16 - 08/04/16 Concert in the Park Featuring Saturday June Band
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Movies in the Park - Inside Out
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Lincolnshire's National Night Out
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Movie in the Park at Bevier
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park Featuring Second Time Around
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Parks & Play at Bevier Park
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Fiesta Friday
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Family Fun Fridays - Carnival
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Family Fun Fridays - Cold Blooded Creatures
08/05/16 - 08/05/16 Out to Lunch
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 Annual Big Trucks Event
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 LLV Chamber 5K Mud Run
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 Venetian Night
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 Nature Nights: Sculpture Scavenger Hunt
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 Joyous String Quartet at Ravinia
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 Cardboard Regatta
08/06/16 - 08/06/16 MainSweet Dessert Walk
08/04/16 - 08/07/16 Lake Villa Days 2016
08/05/16 - 08/07/16 North Chicago Community Days
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Wild Daisy
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Fairy Princess Party at Tilt Studio
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring B-Side Band
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Music by the Lake in Grandwood Park
08/07/16 - 08/07/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
08/08/16 - 08/08/16 Astronomy Under The City Lights
08/09/16 - 08/09/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
08/09/16 - 08/09/16 Hikin' Tykes: Hummingbirds
08/09/16 - 08/09/16 Summer Music Series Featuring Mr. Myers
08/10/16 - 08/10/16 Summer Concert Featuring Fortunate Sons
08/10/16 - 08/10/16 Bowen Blues
06/06/16 - 08/11/16 Arts Park
08/11/16 - 08/11/16 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Hillbilly Rockstarz
08/11/16 - 08/11/16 Genesee Film Series Featuring Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
08/11/16 - 08/11/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Patchouli
08/12/16 - 08/12/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring Deja Vu & Cruise Night
08/12/16 - 08/12/16 Parks & Play at Belvidere Park
08/12/16 - 08/12/16 Touch A Truck & Child Safety Day
08/12/16 - 08/12/16 Out to Lunch
08/12/16 - 08/12/16 Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson
08/13/16 - 08/13/16 Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band to Perform at Centennial Park
08/13/16 - 08/13/16 Meet Optimus Prime at Tilt Studio in Gurnee Mills
08/13/16 - 08/13/16 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
08/13/16 - 08/13/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Evening Performance
07/08/16 - 08/14/16 The Velveteen Rabbit at the Marriott Theatre
08/11/16 - 08/14/16 Lindenfest 2016
08/11/16 - 08/14/16 44th Annual Gurnee Days Celebration Celebrating Heroes
08/12/16 - 08/14/16 Lakemoor Fest
08/13/16 - 08/14/16 Chicago Botanic Garden's Annual Kite Festival
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 26th Annual Pig Roast
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Spoken Four
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring Brass From the Past
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 Barrington Honor Ride & Run
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 Music by the Lake in Grandwood Park
08/14/16 - 08/14/16 Rally by the Lake Bike and Car Show
08/15/16 - 08/15/16 Summer Pumptrack Tour Stops in Waukegan
08/17/16 - 08/17/16 Little Sprouts: Fresh from the Garden
08/17/16 - 08/17/16 Fishing at Independence Grove Day
08/17/16 - 08/17/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring American English
08/17/16 - 08/17/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
08/18/16 - 08/18/16 Look, Learn, Create: Lake County Artists
08/19/16 - 08/19/16 Movie in the Park - A Bug's Life
08/19/16 - 08/19/16 Out to Lunch in Cook Park
08/19/16 - 08/19/16 Community Campfire Friday Nights
08/19/16 - 08/19/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring The Allstars
08/19/16 - 08/20/16 Grayslake Summer Days
08/20/16 - 08/20/16 Fred Fest
08/20/16 - 08/20/16 Film Festival in the Woods
08/20/16 - 08/20/16 Footgolf Tournament
08/20/16 - 08/20/16 Nature Nights: Sculpture Scavenger Hunt
08/20/16 - 08/20/16 Beach Park Fest & Car Show
04/30/16 - 08/21/16 The Hidden Art of Trees Exhibit
07/10/16 - 08/21/16 Bluffinia Summer Concerts in Lake Bluff
08/19/16 - 08/21/16 Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale
08/19/16 - 08/21/16 Fox Lake's Land & Lake/Tatoo Festival
08/19/16 - 08/21/16 139th Annual Summer Festival Oktoberfest in August
08/20/16 - 08/21/16 Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
08/20/16 - 08/21/16 David Adler's Open House
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 57th Annual Cornfest
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 Free Summer Concert Featuring Comstock Lode
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Special Consensus
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 The 19th Annual Cardboard Cup Regatta
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 Music by the Lake in Grandwood Park
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
08/21/16 - 08/21/16 10th Annual Taste of the Towns
08/24/16 - 08/24/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
08/23/16 - 08/25/16 Home School Days at Six Flags Great America
08/25/16 - 08/25/16 Sunset Stroll at Rollins Savanna
08/26/16 - 08/26/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring Face N Time
08/26/16 - 08/27/16 Little Bear Rib Fest
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 Touch A Truck
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 4th Annual Grayslake's Color Aloft Balloon Festival
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 Heirloom Tomato Weekend
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 22nd Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 Lake Count I County Con
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Final Beach Bash
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Sons of the Never Wrong
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Bike the Garden
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Fact or Fiction at Van Patten Woods
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
03/14/15 - 08/31/16 Growing up in Lake County: Exploring History through the Stories of Children Exhibit
06/08/16 - 08/31/16 Dancin' Sprouts
06/02/16 - 09/01/16 Cruise Nights - Barrington
05/28/16 - 09/05/16 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
06/19/16 - 09/11/16 Tempel Lipizzans 2016 Performances
06/05/16 - 09/25/16 Deerfield Historic Village Open Sundays
05/01/16 - 10/15/16 Fish Lake Beach Open To The Public
05/01/16 - 10/16/16 Fish Lake Beach Campground & Six Flags Great America
03/10/16 - 10/19/16 Kid's Night at Miller's Dog n Suds
03/23/16 - 10/19/16 Miller's Dog N Suds Classic Car Cruise Night
04/17/16 - 10/23/16 Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
05/07/16 - 10/30/16 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
04/23/16 - 11/06/16 Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor 2016
04/06/16 - 11/30/16 Mobile Room Escape "The Laboratory" at Gurnee Mills
08/15/16 - 11/30/16 Hike Lake County Challenge
Ongoing Transformers Give A Way
Ongoing STEM Robotics & Science Summer Camp Registration
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Monday's at Joe's
Ongoing Two Dollar TWOSDAY at Joe's
Ongoing All You Can Eat Snow Crab Wednesdays at Joe's
Ongoing Thursday $15 Lobster at Joe's
Ongoing Sunday Brunch at Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Mondays
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Ongoing $2 Twodays at Joe's Crab Shack
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Sunday - Magic show 3-4pm FREE admission
Ongoing Jump Fitness
Ongoing Navy Graduates Eat Free at the Waukegan Yacht Club
Ongoing AnimaLand Group Special - Build your own furry friend party ::: Mention this Event!
Ongoing Sunday Magic Show
Ongoing Tuesday Night is Bingo Night
Ongoing Wednesday is Free Family Movie Day
Ongoing Wednesday is All You Can Eat Pizza Night
Ongoing Thursdays $1 Menu at the People's Choice Family Fun Center
Ongoing Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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