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Summer is Nature's Way of Saying, "Let's Party" in Lake County, IL

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From the flower-filled meadows of the Lake County Forest Preserves to outdoor festivals, live events and shows to a range of shopping options, Lake County is a fantastic destination during the spring months. Continue here to learn about Lake County's Road Trips.

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.

 

 

 

OUR TOP OF THE LIST

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!

Summer Fun Guide for Kids in Lake County
Summer Fun Guide for Kids in Lake County
Lake County Road Trips
Lake County Road Trips
Chicago Bears Training Camp
Chicago Bears Training Camp
Top 10 Things To Do in August
Top 10 Things To Do in August
Ravinia Festival Reveals its 2022 Schedule
Ravinia Festival Reveals its 2022 Schedule
Summer - Explore the Great Outdoors!
Summer - Explore the Great Outdoors!

 

 

 

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?
Cheers!
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.

 

LOCAL INSIDER'S GUIDE

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.

Visit Santa
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. 

 

SEARCH OUR EVENTS

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.

Mezzo Emily D’Angelo: enargeia Songs and Late Romantics
08/17/22
Mezzo Emily D’Angelo: enargeia Songs and Late Romantics Venue: MAR...

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Garlic Fest in Highwood
08/17/22
Garlic Fest WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 4:30-9:30 P.M. (WOULD B) 12TH ANNUAL GA...

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08/17/22
For Horse lovers that want to know more…   The equine dance...

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Lincolnshire's Food Truck Lunch
06/23/22 - 08/18/22
Every other Thursday through August 18, visit the Lincolnshire Corporate Ce...

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Itzhak Perlman Performs String Masters' Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky with the CSO at Ravinia Festival
08/18/22
Itzhak Perlman Performs with Protégé Peter Oundjian conductin...

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Girls Night Out- Margarita Partyville
08/18/22
Celebrate the ending of Summer with your friends and wear your Margarita Pa...

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America's Greatest First Ladies
Virtual 08/18/22
Presented by Barry Bradford, discover the unique story and unique place in ...

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Summer Concerts With American English
08/18/22
Join in for Sounds of Summer, the FREE summer concert series! American E...

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TAKE A BREAK

Now is the perfect time for daydreaming. Enjoy photos from our social media friends throughout Lake County.
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