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Top 10 Things To Do in June 2022

By: Nick Borowitz

Happy June, Lake County! Summer will be here soon and with it, some fantastic happenings.

Summer weather brings a plethora of activities to get out and experience our wonderful county. Dance your shoes off at Ravinia Festival and the live performances, visit the weekly farmers markets, hang out in the beer gardens of the Libation Trail partners or take in a variety of exhibitions and activities.


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Grab a bite to eat at a food truck, celebrate Pride Month or show your support to the numerous small businesses, or take in the nature of the numerous trails and paths of the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Make the most of the month with these top ten things to do in June 2022.

1. June Festivals


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There is no shortage of festivals in the month of June. You can scope out new talent and see some of your all-time favorites. Alternatively, eat and imbibe your way through the various downtown districts of the places that make up Lake County. No matter your preference of delicious food, crunchy tunes or eye-catching art pieces, rest assured that there is a festival for you.

2. Farmers Markets in Lake County


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For those who like to shop local and cook fresh, a farmers market is a hidden gem. When you find one, you can't help but return. While this list is large, if we have missed any, please let us know for the season.

3. Pride Month in Lake County (June 4, 5 and 17)


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Lake County takes pride in supporting the LGBTIA+ citizens that live in the community. Visit these events during Pride Month and show your support.

4. Live Performances in Lake County


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With festivals and concerts picking back up for the summer season, there is no shortage of live entertainment. No matter where you are in Lake County, you can bet that there is an opportunity to hear music that will catch your fancy. Go to a music festival, catch a local show, or see special performances as done by theatre groups and actors.

Ravinia Festival:

Genesee Theatre: Bitter Jester Music Festival:

Night Three (June 3)

Night Four (June 10) Special Bitter Jester Showcase Concert at Ravinia Festival (June 23) Buffalo Creek Brewery: Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire:

5. Tempel Lipizzan Kicks Off Their Season (June 4, 22, 25 and 29)


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The Tempel Lipizzans are a woman-owned business located in Old Mill Creek that have been training the Lipizzan breed for over half a century. Grounded in historical accuracy and a sharp style of showmanship, The Tempel Lipizzans are a must-see performance for those who live in Lake County and surrounding areas. June is their season kick-off, so visit the farm and see the spectacle with your own eyes.

6. Run, Bike and Hike in Lake County (June 12 and June 18)


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Warm weather brings ample opportunities to get outside and be active. No matter your preferred method of breaking a sweat, there is an event that will appeal to you. Each experience listed below are perfect for a solo endeavor or group outing.

7. Juneteenth Celebrations in Lake County (June 18-19)


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Juneteenth is a holiday traditionally observed on June 19 that commemorates the emancipation of African-Americans. Today, it is marked as an opportunity to celebrate, educate and emphasize Black history and the struggles still faced by the community. Take the time to attend one of the events and make Lake County inclusive, welcoming and a place that invites humans of any background to come and revel in their heritage.

8. Concerts and Movies in the Park in Lake County


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Everyone likes free things. What better way to take advantage of that than an event that you can take the family, significant other or friends along to? Catch a classic flick or one of your favorite musical melodies in the parks, yards and auditoriums of the great cities and villages that make up Lake County.

9. 25th Anniversary Party at Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets (June 24-25)


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Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets in Lake Barrington has a ton to celebrate about, especially after 25 years. For the bash, they want to invite the public to revel with them. While there, be sure to try the Misfit IPA, our featured libation of the month for June. Visit this Lake County Libation Trail partner, where they will be tapping celebratory beers, including one made with 25 different hops. On the first day of the jubilations, there will be live music performed by Pat McKillen. Day two will feature groovy tunes by the Bourbon Aristocracy. During this party, you will be able to order food and different craft beers at the timber bar and in the dining room for an extra fee.

10. Illinois Arborist Association Tree Climbing Championship in Zion (June 25)


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Break out the climbing gear and secure the tools, the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA) is hosting their IAA Tree Climbing Championship in Lake County. Tree climbing competitions are meant to simulate real-world working conditions and situations that may arise on the job of an arborist. This climbing tournament will be held at Shiloh Park in Zion and start at 7:15 a.m. with gear checks, and start the ascent at 8 a.m. Each participant will utilize skills and qualifications that they have learned through the years to see who can climb the quickest and complete assigned tasks. There will be 25 male competitors and five female competitors. Winners will climb for the title of "Best in Illinois," and then move on to the international tournaments in Denmark.

For more information on the summer festival season, click here. To find your own adventure in the Land of Lakes, continue here.

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