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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.

Heritage Center in Grayslake



129 Center Cut
Modern Steakhouse in downtown Grayslake. Serving a great selection of steak cuts, seafood, artisanal wood fired-pizzas, with a full bar including 20 t...Read More



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



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02/19/17 Lake County Folk Club Performance at Grayslake Heritage Musuem
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
The museum will host the Lake County Folk Club, featuring a performance by ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
02/19/17 In The Mood at the James Lumber Center
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
In The Mood celebrates the music of the 1930s and 40s, the Big Band era, wi...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
02/19/17 Early Music Series: Vox 3 Collective
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1202
In celebration of their 10th anniversary season, VOX 3 Collective returns t...Read More
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
02/23/17 Grayslake's Craft Beer Festival Ticket Release Party
The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
101 Center St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847-223-6888
The Ticket Release Party will be held on Thursday, February 23 from 6 - 8 P...Read More
Dining
Festival / Fair
Nightlife
Grayslake
01/27/17-
02/25/17
Robert T. Wright Members Exhibition
Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2240
Located in the Grayslake campus library this exhibit is free and open to th...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
02/25/17 OAS Consignment Auction
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.546.2095
Looking for a special piece of equipment or a special vehicle? Come out to ...Read More
Shopping
Sports / Recreation
Grayslake
02/25/17-
02/26/17
Grayslake Library Foundation’s Fifth Annual MiniGolf
Grayslake Public Library
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.5313
Come out for the family-friendly daytime sessions 1 - 4 pm on Saturday and ...Read More
Family
Nightlife
Sports / Recreation
Grayslake
02/27/17 Poetry and Jazz in Motion
College of Lake County Room A013 & A011
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
Phenom, a Chicago-based poet and rapper, will host this evening of food, sp...Read More
Dining
Holiday / Seasonal
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
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
03/02/17 Veterans Creative Arts Festival
College of Lake County - C Wing Conference Center and Auditorium
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 224.610.4201
Come out and enjoy talent from local Veterans. This show will highlight the...Read More
Arts
Festival / Fair
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/03/17 CLC’s International Film Series Featuring The Lobster
College of Lake County A Wing Auditorium, Room A011
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2623
Suddenly single, a middle-aged man finds himself installed at a hotel where...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/04/17 One Earth Film Festival - Hometown Habitat
Prairie Crossing Charter School
1531 Jones Point Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 773.315.1109
Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose ...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/04/17 Cinque Venti Woodwind Quintet to Perform at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
Grayslake Heritage Center
164 Hawley St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
Bring the family out and enjoy the Cinque Venti Wind Quintet for a summer c...Read More
Family
Music
Grayslake
03/02/17-
03/05/17
Northern Illinois Boat Show & Sale
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7200
Come see the latest pontoons, family runabouts, ski boats, jet boats, fishi...Read More
Boating / Fishing
Festival / Fair
Outdoor
Sports / Recreation
Grayslake
03/05/17 Wind Ensemble Spring Concert
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2366
The 50-member Wind Ensemble, composed of talented CLC students and communit...Read More
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/10/17 Uncorked! Wine Tasting
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.548.6808
A Friday evening wine tasting Rotary fundraiser in partnership with the Lib...Read More
Dining
Festival / Fair
Nightlife
Grayslake
03/10/17 One Earth Film Festival - Before the Flood
College of Lake County - A011 Auditorium
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 773-315-1109
As the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, it shares thought-pro...Read More
Theatre / Cultural Arts Grayslake
03/10/17 One Earth Film Festival - A Plastic Ocean
College of Lake County - A011 Auditorium
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 773.315.1109
In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic ...Read More
Festival / Fair
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/03/17-
03/11/17
The Cherry Orchard at the James Lumber Center
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
Chekhov’s masterpiece examines a family on the edge of ruin and a country o...Read More
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/11/17 Grayslake Arts Alliance Art Show
Grayslake Heritage Center
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
The museum will host an art show put together by members of the Grayslake A...Read More
Arts
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/11/17-
03/12/17
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
03/12/17 Jazz Ensembles Concert
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2366
Young local jazz players will show off their talents and combine forces wit...Read More
Family
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/12/17 Friends of the Library Winter Concert - Phil Passen
Grayslake Public Library - ABC Room
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.5313
Phil plays and sings traditional American and Celtic music. Can such upbeat...Read More
Family Grayslake
03/18/17 Gospel Choir Annual Concert
James Lumber Center for Performing Arts
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2300
Gospel Choir, directed by Charles Thomas Hayes, will have you clapping alon...Read More
Music
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake
03/18/17-
03/19/17
Northwestern Chicago Survival Expo
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 563-927-8176
Are you ready for a natural disaster? Could you survive for days, weeks or ...Read More
Family
Festival / Fair
Grayslake
03/19/17 Early Music Series: Chicago Recorder Quartet
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1202
Accomplished soloists Lisette Kielson, Mirja Lorenz, Patrick O’Malley, and ...Read More
Music
Nightlife
Theatre / Cultural Arts
Grayslake

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