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From the serene and scenic views of the solstice in bloom  Lake County Forest Preserves to seasonal festivals, live events and shows to a range of shopping options, Lake County is a destination that is always in season. Continue here to 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.

 

 

 

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!

Lake County February Flavor Festival
Lake County February Flavor Festival
Top 10 Things To Do in February
Top 10 Things To Do in February
Let the Ride Take You on Lake County Road Trips
Let the Ride Take You on Lake County Road Trips
Lake County February Flavor Festival
Lake County February Flavor Festival
Lake County Winter Outdoor Guide
Lake County Winter Outdoor Guide

 

 

 

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
2022 #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
VLC selected eight winners for the contest run from Labor Day to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning snap by Simon Laufer and other winners/honorable mentions!

Illinois MadeIllinois Makers in Lake County
 The "Illinois Made" program celebrates exceptional small businesses, artists, chefs, manufacturers and more. The Illinois Office of Tourism initiative works alongside VLC to showcase these Lake County makers. 

 

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.

Storytime at the Museum: Ice Age Encounters at Dunn Museum
02/22/24
Come investigate the Ice Age and the mammals that lived thousands of years ...

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Mardi Gras 2024 at Park District of Highland Park
02/22/24
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Join in for a Family Mardi Gras Celebratio...

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Billy Nixon at Tighthead
02/22/24
LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, February 22, 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM ...

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Chrisjones...Hypnotist Comedian at Citadel Theatre Company
02/22/24
Chrisjones, Chicago’s own hypnotist who gained fame for hypnotizing H...

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Waukegan Public Schools Black History Month Celebration at Genesee Theatre
02/22/24
Waukegan Public School's annual celebration of Black History Month will...

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Pruners Sharpening Workshop at Chicago Botanic Gardens
02/22/24
New! It's time to learn how to clean and sharpen your garden pruners. B...

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Second Annual Black History Month Museum at Libertyville High School
02/22/24
All community memebers are weclome to visit the museum...

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Grow more Plants! @ Chicago Botanic Garden
01/12/24 - 02/23/24
Fridays: January 12 or February 23 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. $25 per class New! ...

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