2024 Lake County Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park

By: Stephanie Wylie 06/14/2024

Welcome to your ultimate guide to summer entertainment in Lake County! As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, there's no better way to enjoy the season than with outdoor movies and concerts in our beautiful local parks. From family-friendly film nights under the stars to lively musical performances that get your toes tapping, Lake County communities offer a wealth of activities that bring neighbors together and celebrate the joys of summer.

In this blog, we’ll explore the vibrant array of events hosted by fifteen of our beloved communities: Antioch, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Waukegan, and Zion. Each town has its unique charm and offers a variety of events that cater to all ages and interests. Whether you're planning a laid-back evening with a picnic and a movie or a night out with friends enjoying live music, you'll find plenty of options to fill your summer calendar.

Join us as we highlight the must-see events in each community, share insider tips on the best spots to set up your blanket, and provide all the details you need to make the most of your summer evenings in Lake County. So grab your family, friends, and a comfy lawn chair, and let's dive into the delightful world of summer movies and concerts in the park.


Antioch comes alive this summer with a series of concerts and festivals. Enjoy local tunes at the William E. Brook Entertainment Center. Don't miss out on the delicious tastes and vibrant community events.


Deerfield's summer lineup features an engaging concert series. There's also a special fest capturing the essence of community spirit. Expect great music and plenty of fun activities.

Fox Lake

Fox Lake invites you to enjoy lively Friday night concerts. There's also a big community celebration to look forward to. It's a perfect mix of music and festivity.



Grayslake offers a summer packed with diverse events. Enjoy everything from beer fests and food tastings to fairs and family days. There’s something for everyone throughout the season.


Gurnee’s summer includes serene lakeside music. There’s also a popular local festival to enjoy. Both promise memorable moments for all attendees.

Highland Park

Highland Park boasts a rich cultural summer with a world-renowned festival. Enjoy music on the beach and unique community gatherings. Dive into an array of artistic and musical events.

Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich’s summer festivities include a battle of the bands and a vibrant fest. There are also relaxing lakeside concerts. Enjoy a variety of music and community fun.



Libertyville’s events span lively festivals and outdoor concerts. There are also charming local gatherings to enjoy. The town’s summer calendar is brimming with activities for all ages.


Lincolnshire hosts a variety of summer delights. Enjoy arts, outdoor movies, and food trucks. It’s a season of creativity and culinary treats.

Long Grove

Long Grove's summer features charming festivals and weekly food truck events. There’s a delightful mix of music, food, and community spirit. Enjoy the season’s unique offerings.


Mundelein’s summer events range from beachside fun to community celebrations. There's also a series of free concerts to enjoy. Expect an engaging and lively summer scene.

Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills offers a vibrant summer with a beloved community festival. There’s also a series of concerts in a beautiful arbortheater setting. Music and community are at the heart of the season.


Wauconda’s summer highlights include a large festival and lakeside concerts. Enjoy an entertaining mix of music, food, and local flair. The community comes together for a season of fun.



Waukegan presents a diverse summer lineup with art walks and movie nights. There are also lively festivals to enjoy. The city’s vibrant cultural scene shines throughout the season.


Zion’s summer features nostalgic events and energetic concerts. Enjoy a season filled with music and community spirit. The lively town offers a memorable summer experience.

Other Lake County Summer Concerts & Movie Happenings

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