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


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.





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 June
Top 10 Things To Do in June
Ravinia Festival Reveals its 2022 Schedule
Ravinia Festival Reveals its 2022 Schedule
Your Guide to Six Flags Great America
Your Guide to Six Flags Great America
Summer Festivals in Lake County
Summer Festivals in Lake County
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County
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?
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.

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. 



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.

CANCELED***Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring Kaleidoscope Eyes***
Canceled 07/05/22
Kaleidoscope Eyes pay homage to the band that’s the official sou...

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"Hey You Guys!!!" Kick back and relax, and watch the nostalgic cl...

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Growing Up In Lake County
07/05/22 - 07/07/22
Experience what life was like growing up in Lake County from the 1800s-1900...

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Concert in the Park - Jose Valdes & Mambo All Stars
Award-winning José Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars perform exciting...

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Arbortheater Concerts featuring Second Hand Soul
Motown, soul and rock & roll is exactly what you need. If you are lo...

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Comic Book Crafts at Dunn Museum
Create your own superhero character, draw a self-portrait, or write your ow...

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Sheryl Crow featuring special guest Keb' Mo' and Southern Avenue at Ravinia Festival
Nine-time GRAMMY AWARD recipient Sheryl Crow is an American music icon. Her...

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Sister Hazel at Blarney Island
Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band, Sister Hazel, will be bringing ...

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