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Lake County Arts & Entertainment Guide
Art classes, art galleries, Broadway shows and live music await you...

Lake County's arts & entertainment scene is second to none. From live music acts at area nightlife venues to Broadway shows and art exhibits and galleries, there is an array of venues that are at your disposable to fill your creativity void. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire presents a classic movie live on stage featuring as they host least six Broadway-caliber shows year-round. Take a walk through true artistic talent as Downtown Waukegan hosts  ArtWauk on the third Saturday of each month. Also in Waukegan, Genesee Theatre provides star power performances from Billboard chart-topping musicians, hilarious stand-up comedians and a plethora of other talented acts. Don't forget to visit Ravinia Festival in Highland Park as legendary performers grace their stage throughout the summer from June-September. The Highland Park venue renowned as the oldest outdoor festival in the U.S. It is a fact that exciting entertainment is around the corner in Lake County!

Music / Nightlife
Be part of music history at any one of our venues. Jam out to big-name cover bands or find a new favorite up and coming performer.
An impressive lineup of Broadway musicals and shows have graced the stages of our local theatres for you to enjoy.
Art Galleries
From making your your glass artwork to creating your own masterpiece, art is around every corner in Lake County.
Historic Homes
With all of Lake County’s rich past, it’s no wonder that there are so many historical locations to explore.

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05/28/19 - 05/28/19 Yoga in the Gallery
05/29/19 - 05/29/19 Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair
06/01/19 - 06/01/19 Global Perspectives: the 36th Annual Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit
06/01/19 - 06/01/19 Native American Art & Crafts Sales
06/01/19 - 06/01/19 Wine Glass Painting
04/10/19 - 06/02/19 Footloose at Marriott Theatre
06/02/19 - 06/02/19 In Defense of Public Lands Book Discussion
06/02/19 - 06/02/19 Concert in the Park Featuring "Anderlik, Otto & Church"
06/07/19 - 06/08/19 "Get Happy" Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland at the Marriott
06/08/19 - 06/08/19 Freedom: A Tribute to George Michael and Wham!
06/12/19 - 06/12/19 Boozy Book Club @ NSD
06/14/19 - 06/14/19 RSMI Jazz Grandstand
06/15/19 - 06/15/19 Lincoln Trio
06/15/19 - 06/15/19 ArtWauk
05/31/19 - 06/16/19 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
06/07/19 - 06/16/19 Father's Day Planet Event
06/19/19 - 06/19/19 Juilliard String Quartet
06/20/19 - 06/20/19 Bernstein's Songfest
06/22/19 - 06/23/19 Festival of the Fine Arts
06/23/19 - 06/23/19 Illinois Railway Museum Benefit Concert at Sanfilippo Estate
05/13/19 - 06/27/19 "Lake Michigan Low Tide" Photography Exhibit
06/16/19 - 06/28/19 Farmers Market: Food Plants and Pollinators
05/17/19 - 08/09/19 And Then Again... Exhibit
05/17/19 - 08/09/19 Lauri LeBrenton and Gina Lee Robbins
05/25/19 - 09/01/19 Double Decker Disney Bus Tour at Volo Auto
03/09/19 - 09/08/19 Marvelocity: The Art Of Alex Ross
04/05/19 - 12/30/19 Self-Guided Tours at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Ongoing Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Ongoing Improv Comedy Shows
Ongoing The Healing Power of Plants
Ongoing Avian Art at Volo Bog
Ongoing Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
Ongoing Yarnstorm Club
Ongoing Baroque to Baby Concert
Ongoing Yarnstorm: Knitting and Crochet Drop-in
Ongoing Comic Book Cover Contest
Ongoing Flexible Summer Music Lessons--Now Enrolling
Ongoing Finned Boats of the '50s at Volo Auto
Ongoing Stand Up Comedy- Improv Playhouse
Ongoing Crafting Workshops
Ongoing Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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