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

Zip down the thrilling waterslides at Hurricane Harbor. Experience Six Flags' interactive ride JUSTICE LEAGUE, take a maniacal trip on THE JOKER or take the GOLIATH challenge on the tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller 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. Visit 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.

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There's no time to be bored with so much to do! Explore the many kid-friendly activities 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

06/27/17 - 06/27/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
06/27/17 - 06/27/17 Kids Rockin' the Park Concert Series Featuring Soda
06/27/17 - 06/27/17 Summer Music Series Featuring Rico
06/28/17 - 06/28/17 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/28/17 - 06/28/17 Live Music in the Park Featuring Second Hand Soul
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Dixie Crush
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 WTTW Kids Big Idea Show at Gurnee Mills
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Kids' Concert Series Featuring The Peking Acrobats at Ravinia
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Summer Concert Series Featuring Retroactive
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Airplane
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Concert in the Park Featuring Fullscore Chamber Orchestra
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Arbortheater Summer Concert Series Featuring Rock Star Rodeo
06/29/17 - 06/29/17 Rose Garden Concerts - Libertyville Village Band
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Family Fun Fridays - Celebrate the USA
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Movie at the Beach - Christmas Countdown
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Free Movie in the Park
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Family Fun Fridays: The Frog Lady
06/30/17 - 06/30/17 Out to Lunch
07/01/17 - 07/01/17 Annual Freedom Classic 5K and Fun Walk
07/01/17 - 07/01/17 VooDoo A Go Go # 5, The Final Show
07/01/17 - 07/01/17 Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks
07/01/17 - 07/01/17 Kids from Wisconsin - Free Independence Day Weekend Concert
07/01/17 - 07/01/17 Celebrate Fox Lake 4th of July Celebration
07/02/17 - 07/02/17 Firecracker 5K and 2-Mile Walk
07/02/17 - 07/02/17 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/02/17 - 07/02/17 American Independence Parade & Festival
06/30/17 - 07/03/17 Mundelein Community Days
07/03/17 - 07/03/17 Wauconda's Independence Day Celebration
06/30/17 - 07/04/17 Barrington Fourth of July Fest - The Brat Tent
07/01/17 - 07/04/17 4th of July BOGO Blast at Tilt Studio
07/02/17 - 07/04/17 July 4th Fest at Six Flags Great America
07/03/17 - 07/04/17 Great Lakes Naval Base 4th of July Celebration
07/03/17 - 07/04/17 Red White & Boom - Adventures in Lincolnshire!
07/03/17 - 07/04/17 Hawthorn Woods 4th of July Fireworks and Parade
07/03/17 - 07/04/17 54th Annual Deerfield Family Days
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 July 4th Celebration in Lake Zurich
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Lake Bluff's 4th of July Celebration
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Antioch's Independence Day Celebration
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Zion's 4th of July Celebration
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Barrington's Annual 4th of July Parade
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Libertyville Fourth of July Fireworks
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Round Lake Beach 4th of July Celebration
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Buffalo Grove's 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Island Lake's 4th of July Parade and Picnic
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 2017 Antioch Run for Freedom
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Highland Park 4th of July Celebration
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Vernon Hills July 4th Parade & Evening Entertainment
07/04/17 - 07/04/17 Waukegan's July 4th Fireworks Show
07/05/17 - 07/05/17 Midweek Break on the Lake
07/06/17 - 07/06/17 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Summer of Love
07/06/17 - 07/06/17 Summer Concert Series Featuring The Senn Alan Band
07/06/17 - 07/06/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Jailhouse Rock
07/06/17 - 07/06/17 Sounds of Summer Featuring 52nd Street Band
07/06/17 - 07/06/17 Concert in the Park Featuring Chicago Soul Revue
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Movies in the Park - The Secret Life of Pets
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Family Fun Fridays - Bugs and Butterflies
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring K Michaels Band
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Family Fun Fridays: Jason Kollum
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Waukegan's Annual Tanabata Festival
07/07/17 - 07/07/17 Out to Lunch
07/07/17 - 07/08/17 Waukegan Scoop 2017
07/08/17 - 07/08/17 Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
07/08/17 - 07/08/17 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
07/06/17 - 07/09/17 Jelly Belly Summer Carnival
07/07/17 - 07/09/17 Summer Sidewalk Sale at Deer Park Town Center
07/07/17 - 07/09/17 Island Lake Lakefest
07/07/17 - 07/09/17 Dog Days of Summer
07/08/17 - 07/09/17 Annual Civil War Days
07/09/17 - 07/09/17 Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble Patriotic Concert
07/09/17 - 07/09/17 Summer Sampler Featuring Neverly Brothers
07/09/17 - 07/09/17 Lake Zurich Triathlon
07/09/17 - 07/09/17 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring Jazz Spectrum
07/10/17 - 07/10/17 Friends Summer Concert Series Featuring Jubal's Call
07/11/17 - 07/11/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/11/17 - 07/11/17 Kids Rockin' the Park Concert Series Featuring Ken Schultz
07/11/17 - 07/11/17 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Animal Quest Animal Show
07/11/17 - 07/11/17 Summer Music Series Featuring Adam Erza Group
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 Summer Concert Featuring Sons of Bildor
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 Bowen Blues
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 Eat to the Beat with Miss Jamie's Farm
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/12/17 - 07/12/17 Live Music in the Park Featuring Hi Infidelity
07/13/17 - 07/13/17 Summer Concert Series Featuring Kevin Purcell
07/13/17 - 07/13/17 Concert in the Park Featuring Pirates Over 40
07/13/17 - 07/13/17 Rose Garden Concerts - Libertyville Village Band
07/14/17 - 07/14/17 Family Fun Fridays - Miniature Golf
07/14/17 - 07/14/17 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring Today's Trade & Cruise Night
07/14/17 - 07/14/17 Family Fun Fridays: Magic Dave
07/14/17 - 07/14/17 Out to Lunch
07/15/17 - 07/15/17 Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
07/15/17 - 07/15/17 Grayslake's Annual 5K Family Fun Run
07/15/17 - 07/15/17 Cops N' Bobbers Fishing Derby
07/15/17 - 07/15/17 Kids Concert Series Featuring Laurie Berkner at Ravinia
07/15/17 - 07/15/17 Community Yard Sale
07/13/17 - 07/16/17 Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2017
07/15/17 - 07/16/17 Wauconda Chamber of Commerce 54th IPRA Championship Rodeo
07/15/17 - 07/16/17 Harbor-Q Smoke on the Water
07/16/17 - 07/16/17 Summer Sampler Featuring Mason Rivers Band
07/16/17 - 07/16/17 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring DuPage Band
07/16/17 - 07/16/17 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/16/17 - 07/16/17 Mayor's Cup Men's Soccer Tournament
07/18/17 - 07/18/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/18/17 - 07/18/17 Open Mic Night at the Beach
07/18/17 - 07/18/17 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring John Measner Magic
07/18/17 - 07/18/17 Children's Concert Series Featuring Ben Tatar and the Tatar Tots
07/18/17 - 07/18/17 Summer Music Series Featuring John Primer
07/19/17 - 07/19/17 Summer Concert Featuring HiFi Superstar
07/19/17 - 07/19/17 Eat to the Beat with Super Stolie
07/19/17 - 07/19/17 Live Music in the Park Featuring Modern Day Romeos
07/19/17 - 07/19/17 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Heart 2 HeartBreaker
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 Summer Concert Series Featuring Pirates Over 40
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring The Music Man
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 Sounds of Summer Featuring Bella Cain
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 Concert in the Park Featuring Risky Business
07/20/17 - 07/20/17 Rose Garden Concert - Libertyville Village Band
07/21/17 - 07/21/17 Movies in the Park - The Good Dinosaur
07/21/17 - 07/21/17 Hawthorn Woods Concert in the Park Featuring Latest Rumor
07/21/17 - 07/21/17 Family Fun Fridays: Miss Jamie's Farm
07/21/17 - 07/21/17 Family Fun Fridays - Beach Bingo
07/21/17 - 07/21/17 Out to Lunch
07/22/17 - 07/22/17 Art on the Lawn
07/22/17 - 07/22/17 Youth Art Workshop at the David Adler Center
07/22/17 - 07/22/17 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
07/22/17 - 07/22/17 NICC Family Fun Days
06/24/17 - 07/23/17 Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops
07/14/17 - 07/23/17 Jekyll & Hyde at the James Lumber Center
07/20/17 - 07/23/17 Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival - Supersized
07/20/17 - 07/23/17 2nd Annual North Shore Taco Fest & Highwood Days
07/21/17 - 07/23/17 Alpine Fest
07/23/17 - 07/23/17 Summer Sampler Featuring Out of Storage
07/23/17 - 07/23/17 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band
07/23/17 - 07/23/17 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
07/23/17 - 07/23/17 8th Annual Veterans Pig Roast & Concert
04/05/17 - 07/25/17 Camp Adler Enrollment Open
07/25/17 - 07/25/17 Kids Rockin' the Park Concert Series Featuring ScribbleMonster
07/25/17 - 07/25/17 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Todd Downing
07/25/17 - 07/25/17 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/25/17 - 07/25/17 Summer Music Series Featuring American English
07/26/17 - 07/26/17 Summer Concert Featuring Cadillac Groove
07/26/17 - 07/26/17 Eat to the Beat with Jimmy Mac
07/26/17 - 07/26/17 Tempel Lipizzan's Matinee Performance
07/26/17 - 07/26/17 Live Music in the Park Featuring Dueling Pianos
06/15/17 - 07/27/17 Concert on the Square Series
06/15/17 - 07/27/17 Concerts in the Square
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Boy Band Review
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 Summer Concert Series Featuring Patchouli
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 Genesee Theatre Film Series Featuring Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 Concert in the Park Featuring Rockin Fenderskirts
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 Arbortheater Summer Concert Featuring Satuday June Band
07/27/17 - 07/27/17 Rose Garden Concert - Libertyville Village Band
07/26/17 - 07/30/17 89th Annual Lake County Fair
06/15/17 - 08/10/17 Antioch's It's Thursday Concerts
06/05/17 - 08/11/17 Arts Park
07/10/17 - 08/14/17 Youth Summer Art Class: Mixed Media Madness
06/07/17 - 08/30/17 Dancin' Sprouts
04/20/17 - 08/31/17 Catering for a Cause
06/01/17 - 08/31/17 Cruise Nights - Barrington
06/01/17 - 08/31/17 Barrington Cruise Nights
05/27/17 - 09/04/17 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
06/18/17 - 09/10/17 Tempel Lipizzans 2017 Performances
06/01/17 - 09/14/17 Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays
06/04/17 - 09/24/17 Deerfield Historic Village Open Sundays
05/03/17 - 10/04/17 Lake Zurich's Cruise Nights
05/01/17 - 10/15/17 Fish Lake Beach Open To The Public
05/01/17 - 10/15/17 Fish Lake Beach Campground & Six Flags Great America
07/02/17 - 10/15/17 Pieces of the Past
03/29/17 - 10/18/17 Kid's Night at Miller's Dog n Suds
03/25/17 - 10/28/17 A Good Time Was Had By All Exhibit at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
03/25/17 - 10/28/17 History of Entertainment in Grayslake Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
04/01/17 - 10/29/17 Lambs Farm Farmyard Open for the Season
05/13/17 - 10/29/17 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
06/06/17 - 11/04/17 Jewel Tea Exhibit at the Barrington History Museum
04/23/17 - 11/05/17 Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
04/29/17 - 11/05/17 Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor 2017
04/30/17 - 12/30/18 Sunday Brunch at Johnny's Chophouse
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Monday's at Joe's
Ongoing All You Can Eat Snow Crab Wednesdays at Joe's
Ongoing Thursday $15 Lobster at Joe's
Ongoing Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Ongoing $2 Twodays at Joe's Crab Shack
Ongoing Two Dollar TWOSDAY at Joe's
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Jump Fitness
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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