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2016 Lake County Visitors Guide

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Village of Grayslake

 847-223-8515
www.villageofgrayslake.com

The Village of Grayslake, established in 1895, is located in central Lake County, approximately forty miles north of Chicago and fourteen miles west of Lake Michigan. Grays Lake, a 78 acre recereational lake, is located within the Village. This is one of Lake County's oldest communities and features the Grayslake Heritage Center - a museum showcasing the history of the area. In June 2015, the Grayslake Heritage Center will host the traveling exhibit, Sox vs Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars. The Village offers numberous family-friendly events, including the annual Lake County Fair and the country's largest evening farmers market. Visitors also enjoy unique dining and shopping experiences in Grayslake's historic Downtown.



Abel's Mexican Restaurant
Abel's is a hometown favorite offering tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, tamales and pizza. This family-owned restaurant, open for lunch or din...Read More



Almond Marsh Forest Preserve
The highlight of this site is the significant marsh and sedge meadow complex. Approximately 110 acres here enjoy added protection as a dedicated Illin...Read More



Bake's Sports Theme Restaurant
Sports themed restaurant offering burgers, wraps, sandwiches, seafood, pizza, steaks and much more. ...Read More



Bill's Pub North
Bill's Pub North has a beautiful unique north woods atmosphere and a delicious assortment of food on their Read More



Coupon Brae Loch Golf & Banquets
The golf course has 18-holes and it is a par-70 course. Brae Loch Banquets feature a bright space in a country setting overlooking the fairways at Read More



Brae Loch Golf & Banquets
Brae Loch banquet room features a bright, natural event space in a country setting overlooking the course's fairways. Room layout comfortably seats up...Read More



Byron Colby Barn
The Byron Colby Barn was built in 1885 by a local dairy farmer, and was scheduled for demolition a century later. When the owner agreed to donate it,...Read More



Cacao Sweets & Treats
Organic, from scratch bakery offering artisan cookies, candy bars, cupcakes, fresh breads and special occasion cakes. Cacao is a full service bakery s...Read More



College of Lake County
Intercollegiate athletics and intramural recreation are an important part of student life at the College of Lake County. CLC teams compete in 12 inter...Read More



Coupon Comfort Suites Grayslake
Beautiful new All-Suite hotel featuring spacious rooms with separate living and sleeping areas, microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed Internet...Read More



Dog N Suds Drive-In Grayslake
Drive-in restaurant offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, wraps, chicken and the famous coney dogs and Texas burgers. ...Read More



Emil's Tavern on Center
Sports bar and restaurant offering a relaxed environment serving lunch and dinner including their famous pizza, sandwiches, broasted chicken and more....Read More



Glunz Family Winery & Cellars - Grayslake
Enjoy four generations of wine making at Lake County's first winery. Award-winning wines available for tasting and purchase by the bottle or discount...Read More



Grayslake Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization comprised of more than 240 commercial, industrial, professional service and retail businesses. Th...Read More



Grayslake Community Park District
The Grayslake Community Park District is a separate government agency established for the purpose of providing leisure programs, parks and recreation ...Read More



Grayslake Heritage Center
A state of the art history museum dedicated to collecting and sharing the history of the greater Grayslake area. The Grayslake Heritage Center offers...Read More



James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County
The Center is home to a wide variety of entertainment acts from musical performances to live theatre shows to specialty performances. The facilities ...Read More



Jones Island Community Park
This park offers 5 acres of fun located on Grays Lake. Activities include a swimming beach, fishing, picnic shelter, ice skating, playground, ramp for...Read More



Kawa Fine Japanese Restaurant
Sushi, Sushi buffet, fine dining all in a family friendly place. ...Read More



Lake County Council, Navy League of the United States
Support the sea services, both active duty and reserve. Inform the public of the need for a strong sea service and support Youth Programs....Read More



Coupon Lake County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
The annual Lake County Fair runs for six days beginning the last Tuesday in July. Our Expo Building is available for rent for meetings, shows, wedding...Read More



Lake County Farm Bureau
The Lake County Farm Bureau has been in existence since 1914 and is a membership organization with over 13,500 members in Lake County. The Farm Burea...Read More



Lake County Magazine
Lake County Magazine is a monthly home and lifestyle publication that is distributed throughout Lake County. The target audience is women ages 25 to 6...Read More



Light the Lamp
Brewery offering tastings Wednesday - Sunday. Colleagues brewing and refining beer beginning with the Red Line Ale and more all named with Hockey term...Read More



Lola's Fitting Room
Lola’s Fitting Room, Co. provides professional fitting services, custom alterations, and quality products to women. Specializing in every day underga...Read More



Los Mogotes
Authentic Mexican food serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Burritos, tacos, tortas, tostadas, nachos and much more. ...Read More



Lovely Thai
Restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine made with well-selected ingredients, freshly prepared from high-quality meat and seafood....Read More



Lulo's Cuban Cafe
Serving authentic Cuban cuisine with fast, friendly counter service and a relaxed atmosphere. Gluten free and catering available. ...Read More



Medleys In Motion
Medleys in Motion Mobile DJ Service has been specializing in entertainment for weddings & corporate events throughout Lake County since 1996. ...Read More



Coupon Memory Makers Entertainment
Memory Makers DJ Service is one of the few full-time deejay companies in the Chicagoland area. Over the past 20 years we have entertained at more than...Read More



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Dates Event Name/Description Event Type City
09/24/16 Prairie Crossing Fall Farm Festival
Prairie Crossing Learning Farm
32400 N. Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.548.4062
The festival will offer free hayride tours of the Prairie Crossing Farm. Ha...Read More
Family
Farmers Markets
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Grayslake
09/26/16 Paint, Drink and Create at Bill's Pub North
Bill's Pub North
18945 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.566.6508
Artist Janet Long will guide the group step-by-step through the painting of...Read More
Arts
Dining
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
08/26/16-
10/02/16
Enterprising Machines: Recent Works by Jessica Gondek at the Robert T Wright Gallery
Robert T. Wright Art Gallery
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2240
Gondek's abstract work stems from her interest in technology, geometry, mac...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
09/29/16-
10/02/16
James & the Giant Peach at the James Lumber Center
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! ...Read More
Family
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/01/16-
10/02/16
Step by Step Arts & Craft Show
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7200
This show has something for everyone. Choose from arts, handmade items, plu...Read More
Festival / Fair
Shopping
Grayslake
10/02/16 Grayslake Living History Tour Cemetary Walk
Grayslake Cemetary
Corner of Lake Street and Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.7663
The Grayslake Historical Society will stage their Annual Living History tou...Read More
Holiday / Seasonal
Outdoor
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/07/16 International Film Series Featuring Embrace the Serpent
CLC Grayslake Campus - Room A162
19351 Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2623
At the turn of the century, a German researcher in Colombia becomes deathly...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/08/16-
10/09/16
Zurko Antique and Flea Market
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 715.526.9769
For 45 years, Zurko Promotions has been bringing quality antique shows and ...Read More
Festival / Fair
Shopping
Grayslake
10/15/16 The Second City "Free Speech (While Supplies Last)"
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
The Second City Touring Company performs "Free Speech! (While Supplies Last...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/16/16 40th Annual Guest Artist Concert Featuring Ernie Watts
James Lumber Center
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts has a career that spans 50 years, ...Read More
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/13/16-
10/17/16
Camping World RV Super Sale
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847-526-1694
Camping World of Chicago Illinois, America's Largest RV Dealership selling ...Read More
Festival / Fair
Shopping
Sports / Recreation
Grayslake
10/17/16 Taste of the Grape at the Vine
The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
101 Center St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.0900
This year's wine tasting will be our largest yet. A full restaurant close d...Read More
Dining
Nightlife
Grayslake
10/17/16 A Taste of the Grape at Renwood Golf Course
The Vine
101 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.231.4711
Join us for an evening of wine tasting sponsored by the Friends of the Roun...Read More
Dining
Nightlife
Grayslake
10/20/16 9th Annual Pumpkin Fest
Central Park Aquatic Field
250 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.7529
Join the Grayslake Park District for the 9th Annual Pumpkin Fest! Kid's gam...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Holiday / Seasonal
Grayslake
10/23/16 Wind Ensemble Concert
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
The 50-member Wind Ensemble, composed of talented CLC students and communit...Read More
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/07/16-
11/13/16
36th Annual Recent Works: A Juried Competiton
Robert T. Wright Art Gallery
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2040
The 36th annual competition includes all fine art media and is open to all ...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
10/01/16-
12/17/16
Grayslake's Fall/Winter Farmers Market
Centennial Park - Downtown Grayslake
147 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.289.7138
Come out to Downtown Grayslake on Saturdays for the Fall/Winter Farmers Mar...Read More
Farmers Markets
Outdoor
Shopping
Grayslake
07/30/16-
02/28/17
Maps, Motors and Memories Exhibit at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
Visit the museum and enjoy a new exhibition examining automotive history in...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake

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