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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

08/27/16 - 08/27/16 Touch A Truck
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 Waukegan Cares Foundation's "Wauk for Awareness"
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 NAACP Community Block Party
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 4th Annual Grayslake's Color Aloft Balloon Festival
08/27/16 - 08/27/16 Family Fun Carnival
08/12/16 - 08/28/16 Fall Hunting Classic at Bass Pro Shops
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 Heirloom Tomato Weekend
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 23rd Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow
08/27/16 - 08/28/16 Lake Count-I-Con
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Final Beach Bash
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Model Car Show at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
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 9th Annual Cruisin For The Kids Car Show
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Fact or Fiction at Van Patten Woods
08/28/16 - 08/28/16 Family Golf Day at Renwood
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
08/01/16 - 08/31/16 Free Admission to the Lake County Discovery Museum
08/31/16 - 08/31/16 Little Sprouts: Mooing & Milking
06/02/16 - 09/01/16 Cruise Nights - Barrington
09/02/16 - 09/02/16 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
09/03/16 - 09/03/16 15th Annual Labor Day Cardboard Boat Races
09/03/16 - 09/03/16 Nature Nights: Harvest Hootenanny
09/04/16 - 09/04/16 Full Score Orchestra Presents Broadway & Hollywood Busters
09/04/16 - 09/04/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
05/28/16 - 09/05/16 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
09/01/16 - 09/05/16 Buffalo Grove Days 2016
09/02/16 - 09/05/16 Kelly Miller Circus in Waukegan
09/02/16 - 09/05/16 Labor Day Special at Tilt Studio
09/03/16 - 09/05/16 Labor Day Special at Six Flags Great America
09/03/16 - 09/05/16 Long Grove's Irish Days
09/06/16 - 09/07/16 Kelly Miller Circus in Round Lake Beach
09/07/16 - 09/07/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
09/09/16 - 09/09/16 Free Concert in the Park Featuring Off The Record
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Touch a Truck
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Stories & Strollers at the Hunt Club Park
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Northern Illinois Airshow - Wings Over Waukegan
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Round Lake Heights 23rd Annual Festival
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Meet SpongeBob Squarepants at Tilt Studio
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Fall Family Fun Fest
09/10/16 - 09/10/16 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
06/19/16 - 09/11/16 Tempel Lipizzans 2016 Performances
09/10/16 - 09/11/16 6th Annual Mundelein Arts Festival
09/10/16 - 09/11/16 Antioch's Fall Arts & Crafts Faire & Fall Apple Fest
09/10/16 - 09/11/16 Deer Park Art Show
09/10/16 - 09/11/16 12th Annual Law Enforcement Exhibition
09/11/16 - 09/11/16 Superhero Fun Run
09/11/16 - 09/11/16 Mis-Shifts Car Club Cruise
09/11/16 - 09/11/16 The 38th Annual Alpine Races
09/11/16 - 09/11/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
09/12/16 - 09/12/16 Astonomy Under The City Lights
09/14/16 - 09/14/16 Who’s Behind the Words:The Story of Grayslake Publishers
09/16/16 - 09/16/16 Touch A Truck
09/16/16 - 09/16/16 2016 Knauz Cruise Night
09/16/16 - 09/17/16 Maze Til Midnight at Richardson Adventure Farm
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 Vernon Hills Worldwide Day of Play
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 4th Annual Rock the Block Party
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 Dynamite Disk Golf
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 Volo Auto Museum's Annual Hot Rods for Huntington
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 4th Annual One World Festival
09/17/16 - 09/17/16 Prairie Harvest Festival
09/16/16 - 09/18/16 41st Annual Book Sale
09/17/16 - 09/18/16 Chicago Pet Show
09/18/16 - 09/18/16 Military Family Footgolf Day 2016
09/18/16 - 09/18/16 Waukegan Fiestas Patrias
09/23/16 - 09/24/16 2nd Annual Harvest & Harmony Fest
09/24/16 - 09/24/16 Stand Up For Veterans
09/24/16 - 09/24/16 Vernon Hills 11th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
09/24/16 - 09/24/16 Fall Festival Pig Roast
09/24/16 - 09/24/16 Parents Night Out with the Gurnee Park District
09/24/16 - 09/24/16 NICC Youth Event
06/05/16 - 09/25/16 Deerfield Historic Village Open Sundays
09/23/16 - 09/25/16 Long Grove's Apple Fest
09/24/16 - 09/25/16 Kelly Miller Circus in Island Lake
09/24/16 - 09/25/16 Farm Heritage Festival
09/24/16 - 09/25/16 Lambs Farm's Theater Presents The Lion King
09/24/16 - 09/25/16 Family Fun Camp-Out
09/25/16 - 09/25/16 Lake Forest Open Land's Annual Bagpipes and Bonfire
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'
09/03/16 - 10/30/16 Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
09/24/16 - 10/31/16 Six Flags Great America Fright Fest
09/24/16 - 10/31/16 Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
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 Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at the Pleasant Prairie Outlets
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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LakeCounty
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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