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Lake County Outdoor Guide
Come explore our scenic lakes, rivers and land...

The snow has melted and we finally are starting to see greenery around Lake County. Spring has arrived in Lake County. There are numerous outdoor venues to explore like the state parks: Illinois Beach State Park in Zion off the shores of Lake Michigan and Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Spring Grove. With 170 lakes and rivers, plus over 30,000 acres of land to explore at the Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County offers the outdoor beauty and trails for individuals interested in hiking, boating, fishing, bird watching, golf and many other activities. Be sure to take advantage of Lake County’s outdoor adventures.

Spring
What are you doing Next Weekend? Enjoy spring fun and adventure at the Forest Preserves, Chicago Botanic Garden and many spring events.
Outdoor Beauty
The greatest thing about having so much outdoor beauty is the seasons that come with it.
Run, Hike, Bike
No matter the time of year, you can find a beautiful place to run, hike or bike in Lake County.
Recreation
Lake County’s parks and facilities offer a large range of recreational opportunities to people of all ages, no matter what your interests.
Beaches
Soak up the sun while escaping to paradise at our beaches including Lake Michigan and the Chain O' Lakes.
Golf
Tournament quality courses with a scenic backdrop, Lake County, Illinois makes the ideal golf getaway.
Birdwatching
No matter the time of year, get away from it all and enjoy a kaleidoscope of colors and beauty that our trails offer.
Farmers Markets
Find the freshest, locally grown, and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables of the season and enjoy homemade goods and family friendly atmosphere.
Boating Lake County
Your information resource for all your boating needs from finding a launch ramp to safety requirements.
IL Beach State Park
Encompassing over 6 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, IL Beach State Park is a must-see attraction for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Lake County Outdoor Events

05/27/16 - 05/30/16 Huge Memorial Weekend of Music at Blarney Island
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Grayslake's Memorial Day Parade
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Round Lake Memorial Day Parade
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Winthrop Harbor Memorial Day Parade & Service
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Essence Of Freedom Run
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Memorial Day Parade in Lake Villa
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Wauconda's Memorial Day Parade
05/30/16 - 05/30/16 Mundelein's Memorial Day Parade
06/01/16 - 06/01/16 Workshop: Gardening in Containers
06/01/16 - 06/01/16 Lake Zurich's Cruise Night
06/02/16 - 06/02/16 1st Drag Boat Race Night
06/02/16 - 06/02/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring The Midnight Cover Band
06/03/16 - 06/03/16 Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
06/03/16 - 06/03/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring John Lambert
06/03/16 - 06/03/16 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Ian Gould
06/03/16 - 06/03/16 Movies in the Park - Good Dinosaur
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Grayslake's 4th Annual Craft Beer Festival
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Outrun the Cops! & Walk for the Kids
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Friends Summer Concert Series Featuring David Rudolf
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Chicago's Women's Mudderella
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Out of Storage Band at Lindy's
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 17th Annual Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Annual Fishing Derby
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 5th Annual Mundelein's Craft Beer Festival
06/04/16 - 06/04/16 Historic Home Tour
06/04/16 - 06/05/16 Diamond Lake's Carp Fest
06/04/16 - 06/05/16 Northern Illinois Hosta Society Show & Sale
06/04/16 - 06/05/16 Redhead Days Chicago Festival
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 4th Annual Champion Car Show
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 Free Summer Concert Featuring Harry Peter Project
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 Mighty Kids' Triathlon
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 Kids Nature Fun Fest
06/05/16 - 06/05/16 23rd Annual Lake Zurich Fishing Derby
06/08/16 - 06/08/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring Mike & Joe
06/09/16 - 06/09/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Stateline Country Band
06/10/16 - 06/10/16 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring The Sipos and Young Band
06/10/16 - 06/10/16 Tan Dun's Water Passion at Ravinia
06/10/16 - 06/10/16 Beginning Paddling Class
06/10/16 - 06/11/16 Lake Villa's Annual Celebration of Summer
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Tin-Man Triathlon
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Free Community Picnic
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Nature Nights: Sensory Stroll
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 7th Annual Covairs at Volo Auto
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Dash Around the Lake
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Community Safety Day
06/11/16 - 06/11/16 Kid's Fishing Day
06/06/16 - 06/12/16 Rust-Oleum Championship Pro-Am at the Ivanhoe Club
06/11/16 - 06/12/16 Ikebana International Show at Chicago Botanic Gardens
06/12/16 - 06/12/16 Day With the Dogs
06/12/16 - 06/12/16 Free Summer Concert Featuring Cavern Beat
06/12/16 - 06/12/16 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Ravinia
06/12/16 - 06/12/16 The Acoustic Generation at Lindy's
06/12/16 - 06/12/16 Family Adventures
06/13/16 - 06/13/16 Friends Summer Concert Series Featuring Kaleidoscope Eyes
06/14/16 - 06/14/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
06/15/16 - 06/15/16 46th Annual Grayslake Chamber Golf Outing
06/15/16 - 06/15/16 The Singers Rachmaninoff's "Vespers" at Ravinia
06/15/16 - 06/15/16 Live Music in the Park - Libido Funk Circus
06/16/16 - 06/16/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring K Michaels Band
06/16/16 - 06/16/16 Chicago Sinfonietta, Water Music Suite at Ravinia
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 Movies in the Park - The Minions
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Save the Clocktower
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Potts & Pans Community Steelband
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 The BoDeans
06/17/16 - 06/17/16 Monkey’s & More Exotic Animal Show
06/17/16 - 06/18/16 65th Annual Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire
06/18/16 - 06/18/16 Paul Simon at Ravinia
06/18/16 - 06/18/16 Grayslake's 21st Annual Arts Festival
06/18/16 - 06/18/16 Concert by the Lake Featuring The New Invaders
06/18/16 - 06/18/16 Families on the Fairway
06/16/16 - 06/19/16 2016 Libertyville Days Festival
06/18/16 - 06/19/16 Father's Day Canoe Adventure
06/19/16 - 06/19/16 Free Summer Concert Featuring Flat Cats
06/19/16 - 06/19/16 Summer Sampler Featuring Saturday June Band
06/19/16 - 06/19/16 16th Annual Corvette, Chevy & Street Rod Father's Day Car Show
06/19/16 - 06/19/16 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
06/20/16 - 06/20/16 MainStreet Libertyville 11th Annual Golf Outing
06/21/16 - 06/21/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
06/21/16 - 06/21/16 Wauconda's Cruise Night
06/21/16 - 06/21/16 Summer Music Series Featuring Cash Box Kings
06/21/16 - 06/21/16 Children's Concert Series Featuring Jim Gill
06/22/16 - 06/22/16 Seth MacFarlane With Katharine McPhee at Ravinia
06/22/16 - 06/22/16 Car Fun on 21
06/23/16 - 06/23/16 Arbortheater Summer Concert Series Featuring The Wild Daisy Band
06/23/16 - 06/23/16 Sounds of Summer Featuring Light Up
06/23/16 - 06/23/16 Concert in the Park Featuring New Ocyssey
06/24/16 - 06/24/16 Hawthorn Wood's Concerts in the Parks Featuring Ramon Salgado
06/24/16 - 06/24/16 World's Largest Swimming Lesson
06/24/16 - 06/24/16 Summer Courtyard Concerts Featuring Patchouli
06/24/16 - 06/24/16 Bob Dylan and his Band Mavis Staples at Ravinia
06/25/16 - 06/25/16 Lindenhurst's Movie in the Park
06/25/16 - 06/25/16 Fun & Fit Family Day 5k Run / 2 Mile Walk
06/25/16 - 06/25/16 Gavin DeGraw & The Fray at Ravinia
06/25/16 - 06/25/16 Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
06/24/16 - 06/26/16 Long Grove's Summer Fest 2016
06/24/16 - 06/26/16 Key West Fest at Blarney Island
06/25/16 - 06/26/16 Family Camp Out
06/25/16 - 06/26/16 Fox Lake Fireman's 58th Annual Festival
06/26/16 - 06/26/16 Free Summer Concert Featuring Special Consensus
06/26/16 - 06/26/16 Summer Sampler Featuring ABBA Salute
06/26/16 - 06/26/16 2016 Waukegan Tour of Homes
06/26/16 - 06/26/16 4th Annual Good Vibrations Bike Run & BBQ
06/28/16 - 06/28/16 The Waukegan Band's Summer Concert Series
06/29/16 - 06/29/16 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/29/16 - 06/29/16 Live Music in the Park Featuring Infinity
06/30/16 - 06/30/16 Summer Concert Series Featuring Retroactive Oldies
06/30/16 - 06/30/16 Concert in the Park Featuring Fullscore Chamber Orchestra
06/30/16 - 07/03/16 Vet Fest
06/13/16 - 07/27/16 Rec-Mobile Visits Gurnee Parks
06/16/16 - 07/28/16 Concert on the Square Series
06/16/16 - 08/04/16 Antioch's It's Thursday Concerts
06/24/16 - 08/19/16 Out to Lunch
06/07/16 - 08/30/16 Music on the Esplanade Evenings
06/08/16 - 08/31/16 Dancin' Sprouts
06/15/16 - 08/31/16 Highwood's Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
06/02/16 - 09/01/16 Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
06/02/16 - 09/01/16 Cruise Nights - Barrington
06/09/16 - 09/01/16 Hot Summer Nights Music Series
05/28/16 - 09/05/16 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
06/06/16 - 09/05/16 Carillon Concerts
06/03/16 - 09/09/16 Lake Zurich's Farmer's Market
06/19/16 - 09/11/16 Tempel Lipizzans 2016 Performances
06/01/16 - 09/21/16 Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/02/16 - 09/29/16 Antioch's Farmers Market
06/16/16 - 09/29/16 Zion's Farmers Market
06/10/16 - 09/30/16 Gurnee's Farmers Market
06/17/16 - 10/07/16 Mundelein's Farmers Market
05/28/16 - 10/08/16 Garden Chef Series at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/18/16 - 10/08/16 City of Lake Forest's Open Air Farmer's Market
06/12/16 - 10/09/16 Buffalo Grove's Farmers Market
06/23/16 - 10/13/16 Barrington's Farmers Market
06/10/16 - 10/14/16 Lake Bluff's Farmers Market
05/01/16 - 10/15/16 Fish Lake Beach Open for Daily Picnicking and Swimming
06/18/16 - 10/15/16 Deerfield's Farmers Market
04/23/16 - 10/16/16 Fish Lake Beach Campground & Six Flags Great America
06/23/16 - 10/20/16 MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/08/16 - 10/26/16 Ravinia Farmers Market
05/07/16 - 10/30/16 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
05/06/16 - 12/16/16 Radical Root Farm Farm Stand
Ongoing Spice Restaurant's Outdoor Patio is Open
Ongoing Guided Tours at Volo Bog


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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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