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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.

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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

07/15/16 - 07/24/16 James Lumber Center Presents South Pacific
07/01/16 - 07/01/16 Movies in the Park - The Minions
07/01/16 - 07/01/16 Family Fun Fridays - Celebrate the USA
07/01/16 - 07/01/16 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
07/01/16 - 07/01/16 Out to Lunch
07/02/16 - 07/02/16 Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble Patriotic Concert
07/02/16 - 07/02/16 4th Annual VooDoo A-Go-Go a Tribute to George Barris
07/02/16 - 07/02/16 Celebrate Fox Lake 4th of July Celebration
07/01/16 - 07/03/16 4th of July Specials at Jump America
07/01/16 - 07/03/16 Carson & Barnes Circus
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 Movie in the Park - Max
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 Fireworks & Food Over Bangs Lake
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 Firecracker 5K and 2-Mile Walk
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 American Independence Parade & Festival
07/03/16 - 07/03/16 Wauconda's Independence Day Celebration
07/01/16 - 07/04/16 Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale at the Premium Outlets
07/01/16 - 07/04/16 Mundelein Community Days
07/01/16 - 07/04/16 Fourth of July Festival - Brat Tent
07/01/16 - 07/04/16 4th of July BOGO Blast at Tilt Studio
07/01/16 - 07/04/16 Independence Day Weekend Getaway
07/02/16 - 07/04/16 July 4th Fest at Six Flags Great America
07/03/16 - 07/04/16 Great Lakes Naval Base 4th of July Celebration
07/03/16 - 07/04/16 Red White & Boom - Adventures in Lincolnshire!
07/03/16 - 07/04/16 Hawthorn Woods 4th of July Fireworks and Parade
07/03/16 - 07/04/16 53rd Annual Deerfield Family Days
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 37th Annual Freedom Classic 5K and Fun Walk
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Lake Bluff's 4th of July Celebration
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Lake Forest Festival & Fireworks
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Antioch's Independence Day Celebration
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Zion's 4th of July Celebration
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Libertyville Fourth of July Fireworks
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Round Lake Beach 4th of July Celebration
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Lake Zurich's Annual Independence/Family Day
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Buffalo Grove's 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Island Lake's 4th of July Parade and Picnic
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 2016 Antioch Run for Freedom
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Highland Park 4th of July Celebration
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Vernon Hills July 4th Parade & Evening Entertainment
07/04/16 - 07/04/16 Waukegan's July 4th Fireworks Show
07/05/16 - 07/05/16 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Productions
07/06/16 - 07/06/16 Eat to the Beat with Jimmy Mac
07/06/16 - 07/06/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring the Lakes Area Community Band
07/06/16 - 07/06/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring The Limited Edition Big Band
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 Waukegan's Annual Tanabata Festival
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 Sounds of Summer Featuring 52nd Street Band
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 Concert in the Park Featuring Lisa Rene Band
07/07/16 - 07/07/16 Arbortheater Summer Concert Series Featuring The New Invaders
07/08/16 - 07/08/16 Family Fun Fridays - Miniature Golf
07/08/16 - 07/08/16 Out to Lunch
07/08/16 - 07/08/16 Free Concert in the Park Featuring Pirates Over 40
07/08/16 - 07/09/16 Scoop Waukegan 2016
07/09/16 - 07/09/16 Summer Beach Fiesta
07/09/16 - 07/09/16 Bee Linked 5K Run
07/09/16 - 07/09/16 14th Annual Fishing Derby
07/09/16 - 07/09/16 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
07/07/16 - 07/10/16 Jelly Belly Summer Carnival
07/07/16 - 07/10/16 Dog Days of Summer
07/08/16 - 07/10/16 Summer Sidewalk Sale at Deer Park Town Center
07/08/16 - 07/10/16 St. Demetrios' Annual Greek Fest
07/08/16 - 07/10/16 Camping Under the Stars
07/09/16 - 07/10/16 11th Annual Family Campout
07/09/16 - 07/10/16 25th Annual Civil War Days
07/10/16 - 07/10/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Out of Storage
07/10/16 - 07/10/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring One Foot in the Groove
07/10/16 - 07/10/16 Gospel Bluegrass Corn Fest
07/10/16 - 07/10/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/11/16 - 07/11/16 Friends Summer Concert Series Featuring Miles Over Mountains
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 Summer Stage Children's Concert Series Featuring Istvan & His Imaginary Band
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 Hikin' Tykes - Turtles
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Stu Jacobson
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 Children's Concert Series Featuring Miss Jamie From the Farm
07/12/16 - 07/12/16 Summer Music Series Featuring Special Consensus
07/13/16 - 07/13/16 Summer Concert Featuring Second Time Around
07/13/16 - 07/13/16 Eat to the Beat with Super Stolie
07/13/16 - 07/13/16 Bowen Blues
07/13/16 - 07/13/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring 7th Heavan
07/14/16 - 07/14/16 Genesee Film Series Featuring Grease
07/14/16 - 07/14/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring The Wave Runners
07/14/16 - 07/14/16 Concert in the Park Featuring The Piano Man
07/15/16 - 07/15/16 Movies in the Park - The Good Dinosaur
07/15/16 - 07/15/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring Chuck-A-Roo & the Fabulous Memories
07/15/16 - 07/15/16 Family Fun Fridays - Lifeguard Olympics
07/15/16 - 07/15/16 2016 Knauz Cruise Night
07/15/16 - 07/15/16 Out to Lunch
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Art on the Lawn
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Dan Zanes & Friends at Ravinia
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 32nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 2nd Annual Lake County CareAffaire
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Grandwood Park's Summerfest Celebration
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Grayslake's Annual 5K Family Fun Run
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Cops N' Bobber's Fishing Derby
07/16/16 - 07/16/16 Community Yard Sale
07/14/16 - 07/17/16 Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2016
07/14/16 - 07/17/16 Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival
07/15/16 - 07/17/16 Alpine Fest
07/16/16 - 07/17/16 Wauconda Chamber of Commerce 52nd IPRA Championship Rodeo
07/17/16 - 07/17/16 North Shore Open Days Garden Program
07/17/16 - 07/17/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Mason Rivers Band
07/17/16 - 07/17/16 Tom Chapin & Friends Kids Concert
07/17/16 - 07/17/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring Wild Daisy
07/17/16 - 07/17/16 Mayor's Cup Men's Soccer Tournament
07/19/16 - 07/19/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/19/16 - 07/19/16 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Rock Your Rhythm
07/19/16 - 07/19/16 Children's Concert Series Featuring Jeanie B & The Jelly Beans
07/19/16 - 07/19/16 Summer Music Series Featuring The Cavern Beat
07/20/16 - 07/20/16 Summer Concert Featuring Dixie Crush
07/20/16 - 07/20/16 Eat to the Beat Featuring Rick Kelley
07/20/16 - 07/20/16 Family Olympics Day at the Hunt Club Aquatic Center
07/20/16 - 07/20/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/20/16 - 07/20/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring Maggie Speaks
07/21/16 - 07/21/16 It's Thursday Concert Featuring Mellencougar
07/21/16 - 07/21/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Tom Sharpe
07/21/16 - 07/21/16 Sounds of Summer Featuring Bella Cain
07/21/16 - 07/21/16 Concert in the Park Featuring Three Guys Named Moe
07/21/16 - 07/21/16 Arbortheater Summer Concert Featuring Final Say
07/18/16 - 07/22/16 PIXELAND-MINECRAFT SUMMER CAMP
07/22/16 - 07/22/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring K Michaels Band
07/22/16 - 07/22/16 Ice Cream Social & Games
07/22/16 - 07/22/16 Family Fun Fridays - Sand Creations
07/22/16 - 07/22/16 Out to Lunch
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 5th Annual All Camaro Show
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 Mozart's The Magic Flute at Ravinia
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 Lake County Dance Showcase
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 Competition Bassmasters of Northern Illinois' Annual Fishing Should Be Fun Fishing Derby
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 Classic Car Cruise Night at Miller's
07/23/16 - 07/23/16 5th Annual Northwestern Medicine Criterium Bike Race & Block Party
06/25/16 - 07/24/16 Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops
07/20/16 - 07/24/16 Highwood Days & Taco Fest
07/24/16 - 07/24/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos
07/24/16 - 07/24/16 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band
07/24/16 - 07/24/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
07/24/16 - 07/24/16 7th Annual Veterans Pig Roast & Concert
07/26/16 - 07/26/16 Summer Stage Children's Concert Series Featuring Miss Jamie's Farm
07/26/16 - 07/26/16 Koncerts for Kid's Featuring Steve Dordan
07/26/16 - 07/26/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
07/26/16 - 07/26/16 Summer Music Series Featuring Bumpus
06/13/16 - 07/27/16 Rec-Mobile Visits Gurnee Parks
07/27/16 - 07/27/16 Summer Concert Featuring Midwest Dueling Piano
07/27/16 - 07/27/16 Eat to the Beat Featuring Wendy & DB
07/27/16 - 07/27/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/27/16 - 07/27/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring Bella Cain
06/16/16 - 07/28/16 Concert on the Square Series
06/23/16 - 07/28/16 Rose Garden Concerts
07/28/16 - 07/28/16 It's Thursday Concert Featuring ABBA Salute
07/28/16 - 07/28/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Cowboy Jukebox
07/28/16 - 07/28/16 Concert in the Park Featuring One Foot in the Groove
07/28/16 - 07/28/16 Arbortheater Summer Concert Featuring R Gang
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Lake Zurich's Blue & You
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Parks & Play at Bowen
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Ya Gotta Regatta
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Family Fun Fridays - Pirate Day
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Movie in the Park Featuring Princess Bride
07/29/16 - 07/29/16 Out to Lunch
07/28/16 - 07/30/16 Barrington Annual Sidewalk Sales Days
04/06/16 - 07/31/16 Mobile Room Escape "The Laboratory" at Gurnee Mills
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 Outdoor Summer Concert Featuring Hurricane Gumgo
06/16/16 - 08/04/16 Antioch's It's Thursday Concerts
06/06/16 - 08/11/16 Arts Park
07/08/16 - 08/14/16 The Velveteen Rabbit at the Marriott Theatre
07/10/16 - 08/21/16 Bluffinia Summer Concerts in Lake Bluff
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 for Daily Picnicking and Swimming
04/23/16 - 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
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 Jump N Jam Fridays
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 Sunday - Magic show 3-4pm FREE admission
Ongoing Jump Aerobics
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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