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From the serene and scenic views of wintry Lake County Forest Preserves to seasonal festivals, live events and shows to a range of shopping options, Lake County is a Illinois' winter wonderland destination. Continue here to learn about view our stories.

We encourage you to explore our local venues. View the local perspective from our insider's guide on top places to visit, outdoor adventures in a Lake County wonderland, exquisite cuisine, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more! Top off your land of lakes experience with the best Lake County events and festivities.





Whether you're into having a splashing good time or a thrill-seeker or something else in between...see what's at the top of our list in Lake County!

Top 10 Things To Do in January
Top 10 Things To Do in January
Lake County Outdoor Winter Guide
Lake County Outdoor Winter Guide
Ice Skating in Lake County
Ice Skating in Lake County
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County




Time To Eat!

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Take It To Go!
Get It To Go!
Whether you are out playing outside, exhausted from remote learning with the kiddies or at work, be sure to check out our Lake County spots for takeout!

Who's Open?
Breweries, wineries & distilleries along the Libation Trail. Indoor, alfresco-style, curbside & takeout options to toast while enjoying Lake County Libation Trail Week.

Holiday Dining GuideDining Guide
Experience the delectable eats prepared by the land of lakes makers. Indoor dining is now back! Check out our Dining Guide for open venues in Lake County.



Best way to experience the every season is from one of our local guides. Awesome architechtural gems, stupendous street art, summer recreation and more...
the only part of the story missing is you!

15 Lake County Architectural Gems
15 Lake County Architectural Gems
Lake County is known for it's iconic, eccentric and historical structures. Here are 15+ cool land of lakes architectural gems.

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Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Art is everything in the land of lakes. Whether it's a mural sketched on our favorite store or installations popping up around town, the knack for art is fluent in Lake County.

#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
2021 #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
VLC selected six winners for the contest run from mid-Sept. to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning snap by Chadwick Miller and other winners/honorable mentions!

Tasty TuesdayTasty Tuesdays in Lake County
 Any day is a great day to order out and eat Lake County local. It's tasty Tuesday-o'clock somewhere in someone's mind, Treat your taste buds to our world-class cuisine. 



Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. While we get through this public health crisis together, start planning your adventure .
View our upcoming events below or visit and search our entire calendar of events.

Cool Cluster Dog Show at Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
01/25/23 - 01/29/23
This all breed dog show features competition in various categories. Vendors...

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Make Your Own Heart at Peter Patterson Glassworks
01/28/23 - 01/29/23
It's open house at the Mundelein glass blowing studio. Create your o...

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Four Year Anniversary OPEN HOUSE
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF SWEET FAMILY FUN! In January 2019 we signed the pap...

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Lake Street Dive
Known for their playful, cross-pollinated blend of neo-soul and pop rock, L...

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Groundhogs- More Than A Prediction
Join an educator and learn all about groundhogs. Explore Ryerson Woods t...

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National Plan For Vacation Day
National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, ...

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Chicago's Sweet Candy History
Virtual 01/31/23
For most of its history, Chicago produced one-third of the nation's candy, ...

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Four American music masters unite in this collaborative, energetic feast of...

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