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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.

Kidtivities
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.
Kid's First Experiences
There's a first for everything. Let your children explore Lake County like you did before them.

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10/20/17 - 10/22/17 Sweetest Day Weekend
10/21/17 - 10/22/17 5 Star Firearms First Anniversary Celebration
10/21/17 - 10/22/17 Trains, Tricks & Treats
10/21/17 - 10/22/17 Antioch's Fall Arts & Crafts Faire with Monster Bash, Treat the Streets and Weiner Races
10/22/17 - 10/22/17 Rags to Witches
10/22/17 - 10/22/17 University of Chicago Historian to Discuss the Current Conditions in North Korea and the Historical Factors That Led Up to Them
10/22/17 - 10/22/17 CROCtoberfest
10/26/17 - 10/26/17 Lake Villa Township Halloween Lunch
10/26/17 - 10/26/17 Champions of Magic at the Genesee Theatre
10/26/17 - 10/26/17 Boo Bash: Celebrate Halloween with Vampirina!
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 "Dread Time" Stories at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Trail of Treats at Shiloh Park
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Easton Corbin with Special Guest Lindsay Ell
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Lincolnshire's Annual Boo Bash
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Vernon Hills Fall Fest
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Piano Duo
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Trick or Treat Historic Downtown Long Grove
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Long Grove Historical Society Ghost Walk
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Zion Park District's Halloween Fest
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
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Grayslake's Business Trick or Treat
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Pumpkin Plunge
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Not So Spooky Halloween Party - Lindenhurst
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Fall Fest & Trick or Treat at the Deer Park Town Center
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Bootacular
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Mummy & Son Spooktacular
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 The Band "Dinosaur Exhibit"
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 The Great Pumpkin Hunt and Decoration
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Waukegan Halloweenfest 2017
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Svengoolie at the Volo Auto Museum
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Special Needs Fall Fun at the Farm
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Round Lake Area Halloween Party
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 10th Annual Run for Your Life
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Lake Bluff's Annual Pumpkin Chase
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Jelly Belly Munchkin Masquerade
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Mundelein's Boo Bash
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'
09/02/17 - 10/29/17 Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
10/26/17 - 10/29/17 Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
10/26/17 - 10/29/17 Antioch's Halloween Fest & Carnival
10/29/17 - 10/29/17 Trick or Treat Wauconda Main Street
10/29/17 - 10/29/17 Costume & Candy Halloween Family Fun Run
10/29/17 - 10/29/17 Trunk or Treat
09/10/17 - 10/30/17 Free Haunted Train Tours at Volo Auto Museum
10/30/17 - 10/30/17 8th Annual Halloween Fest 2017
09/23/17 - 10/31/17 Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
10/31/17 - 10/31/17 Little Goblins Trick or Treating at Hawthorn
10/31/17 - 10/31/17 Kids Halloween Party at Timothy O'Tooles
10/31/17 - 10/31/17 Trick-or-Treat and Hot Dog Roast
10/31/17 - 10/31/17 Halloween Jam
06/24/17 - 11/03/17 The Lure of Gray’s Lake Exhibit
11/03/17 - 11/03/17 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
11/03/17 - 11/03/17 Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
06/06/17 - 11/04/17 Jewel Tea Exhibit at the Barrington History Museum
11/04/17 - 11/04/17 Matthew Whitaker Trio
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
11/05/17 - 11/05/17 Quality of Life: Planning for Conservation
11/05/17 - 11/05/17 Mundelein's Annual Pumpkin Drop
11/05/17 - 11/05/17 Curtis’s, the Longest Running Botanical Magazine
11/09/17 - 11/09/17 CLC Faculty Present Original Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
11/10/17 - 11/10/17 Santa's Arrival & Fireworks Extravaganza
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 Of Bogs & Books
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 STEM Saturday: Basics of Cryptography
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 The Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes Tour
11/17/17 - 11/17/17 Lake County Astronomy Monthly Meeting
11/18/17 - 11/18/17 Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu
11/19/17 - 11/19/17 Ryerson Reads: The Sense of Wonder
11/17/17 - 12/23/17 Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
11/04/17 - 12/25/17 Kringle's Christmas Village Tour in Antioch-2017
11/04/17 - 12/25/17 Dickens Holiday Village
11/10/17 - 12/30/17 Sleeping Beauty at the Marriott Theatre
10/25/17 - 12/31/17 Newsies at Marriott Theatre
04/30/17 - 12/30/18 Sunday Brunch at Johnny's Chophouse
Ongoing Thursday $15 Lobster at Joe's
Ongoing Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Ongoing Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
Ongoing Wherever You've Been
Ongoing Treasure Island opens the P.M.&L. Theatres' 57th Season
Ongoing 9 Wicked Monster Shows at the Park This Fall
Ongoing Bass Pro Shops Halloween Events
Ongoing Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
Ongoing CLC’s 37th ‘Recent Works’ Exhibit
Ongoing Santa's Waiting!
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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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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