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Calendar of 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, several of our events have turned virtual. You can experience Lake County from the comfort of your home on our Lake County @Home page. Have you been staring at your computer for too long? Take a social distancing adventure through nature at one of the Lake County Forest Preserves or our state natural areas like Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park or Volo Bog State Natural Area. Dine on the delectable bites by eating alfresco or devour world-class cuisine in the comfort of your home with curbside pickup, takeout or delivery. Our local wineries, breweries and distilleries offer sumptuous spirits, vibrant vinos and breathtaking brews compliments of the Lake County Libation Trail. All of this and so much more as Lake County entities reopen.


Lake County Restaurant Rally: Come Back For Seconds

National Farmers Market Week. Weekend Markets: Deerfield, Lake Zurich and Mundelein

Highland Park Side Walk Sales

First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville

Hurricane Harbor Reopens to the General Public
Yoga in the Park at Antioch Bandshell
08/01/20 - 08/29/20
Join Sara at the Antioch Bandshell(off Skidmore) for an OUTDOOR ALL LEVEL y...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 08/03/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Dancing Queen on Facebook Live Virtual Event from Barrington Park District
Virtual 08/05/20
Don't miss ABBA tribute band "Dancing Queen" perform on Faceb...

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How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at The Tempel Lipizzans
08/05/20
Join in for a rare opportunity to see Lipizzan horses learning their dance ...

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Drive-In Movie - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at Park District of Highland Park
08/06/20
A family classic! Check In: 7:45pm • Movie Begins: 8:15pm NEW LOCA...

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Sushi Roll at Zion Park District
08/06/20
It's funk music and a dance party all in one! ...

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Rachel Drew and Rob Elvis at The Ravinia District of Highland Park
08/06/20
The Ravinia District of Highland Park has live music at its shared outdoor ...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere at Side Lot Brewery
Virtual 08/06/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Ghost Wauk Tours at the Historic Genesee Theatre
08/06/20
Tales of the Historic Genesee Theatre! Ever since The Genesee opened in ...

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Historical Tours at the Genesee Theatre
08/06/20
Historical Tours The historic integrity of the Genesee has stood the tes...

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Summer Camp at the Deerfield Park District
07/06/20 - 08/07/20
There are openings in the Deerfield Park District 2020 summer day camp prog...

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Night Under the Stars with Children's Theatre Co.
08/07/20
Join in for a sleep under!  Parents...take a night off and have some t...

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Friday Night Pop-Up, Wee Acres Farm Kitchen at Buffalo Creek Brewery
08/07/20
Fresh from the farm flavors, enjoy brews on the patio, Friday night, what&#...

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Dueling Pianos in The Parlor at Primo
Happening as planned 08/07/20
Join us as we re-open The Parlor with Felix & The Fingers Dueling Piano...

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**Virtual - Family Fun Fridays - A Zoom Zoo to You
Virtual 08/07/20
A Zoo to You is a TRUE Family owned and operated business proudly serving t...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
08/07/20
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Perhap...

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Chalk Art with the Village of Lake Zurich Park and Recreation Department
Virtual 05/31/20 - 08/08/20
Calling all creators; send Lake Zurich's community spirit to the next l...

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Live Music Weekends at Copper Fiddle Distillery
08/07/20 - 08/08/20
Friday, August 7 at 8:00PM - Marshall Hjertstedt is a singer songwriter doi...

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Highland Park's Summer Sidewalk Sale
08/07/20 - 08/08/20
From the useful to the unique, the shops of Highland Park offer bargains ga...

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Al Rose and Steve Doyle perform at Ravinia District of Highland Park
08/08/20
The Ravinia District of Highland Park has live music it its shared outdoor ...

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Pint of Music - Mid Atlantic at Buffalo Creek Brewery
08/08/20
Live music and great brews make for a wonderful summer evening in Long Grov...

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Of Bogs and Books Zooming at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Virtual 08/08/20
Engaging Conversations since 1994! Second Saturdays    &n...

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Princess Portraits at The Bettendorf Castle
08/08/20
The Bettendorf Castle has teamed with Studio One Photography offering Princ...

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*Canceled - Foam Glow Run at the Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Canceled 08/08/20
Foam Glow 5K™ is a fun filled experience exposing runners to Glowing ...

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Margarita Partyville with the Antioch Chamber
08/08/20
Enjoy a fun afternoon around Downtown Antioch playing Parrot Pick-Up, Enjoy...

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How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at The Tempel Lipizzans
08/08/20
Join in for a rare opportunity to see Lipizzan horses learning their dance ...

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Artist Bazaar at Bonnie Brook Golf Course
08/08/20
Local artists from Lake County will be selling their work. This is a free e...

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Ghost Wauk Tours at the Historic Genesee Theatre
08/08/20
Tales of the Historic Genesee Theatre! Ever since The Genesee opened in ...

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Historical Tours at the Genesee Theatre
08/08/20
Historical Tours The historic integrity of the Genesee has stood the tes...

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Fresh Air Virtual Art Exhibit At Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 06/25/20 - 08/09/20
Artists from Project Onward present “Fresh Air,” a virtual exhi...

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Annie at PM&L Theatre
07/24/20 - 08/09/20
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwi...

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Lake County Restaurant Rally
07/31/20 - 08/09/20
LET'S RALLY! GREAT FOODS, SUPPORT LOCAL DINING, A CHANCE TO WIN! Thi...

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Glass Camp at Peter Patterson Glassworks
08/01/20 - 08/09/20
Join Peter for a four-class series over two weekends at their newest glass ...

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80's Weekend at Blarney Island
08/07/20 - 08/09/20
If you loved the 80s, you will love this weekend! 80s bands all w...

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Movie in the Park, Grayslake - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
08/12/20
Bring your blankets and pack some snacks for a FREE viewing of Star Wars: T...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 08/12/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Park on Park Cruise Night
08/12/20
Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of cla...

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How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at The Tempel Lipizzans
08/12/20
Join in for a rare opportunity to see Lipizzan horses learning their dance ...

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Trolls World Tour Mini Camp at Children's Theatre Co.
08/10/20 - 08/13/20
Explore the world of play by cultivating curosity through musical theatre.&...

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Wild Daisy performs at Zion Park District
Rescheduled 08/13/20
Known as one of the most energetic, dynamic female-fronted country bands in...

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Smith Nature Emposium:  Our Future Speaks with Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 08/13/20
  August 13, 2020, 2pm CDT / Featured Speakers: Youth from Cool Learn...

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Ghost Wauk Tours at the Historic Genesee Theatre
08/13/20
Tales of the Historic Genesee Theatre! Ever since The Genesee opened in ...

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Historical Tours at the Genesee Theatre
08/13/20
Historical Tours The historic integrity of the Genesee has stood the tes...

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Camp to You - Improv Playhouse
Virtual 06/15/20 - 08/14/20
ALL GUIDED BY:  Professional artistic and activities staff, free of il...

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Summer Fun Club at Waukegan Park District
06/15/20 - 08/14/20
The Waukegan Park District’s Summer Fun Club will be a unique summer ...

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Virtual Summer Camps at Lake County Forest Preserves
Virtual 06/15/20 - 08/14/20
All LCFPD camps offer a fun, educational virtual learning experience presen...

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Wildlife Science Camp at Wildlife Discovery Center
Virtual 08/10/20 - 08/14/20
A one-week Wildlife Science Camp focuses on the development of the child...

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August Adventure Camp at Chicago Botanic Garden
08/10/20 - 08/14/20
The Chicago Botanic Garden offers day camps at the beginning and end of sum...

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How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at The Tempel Lipizzans
08/15/20
Join in for a rare opportunity to see Lipizzan horses learning their dance ...

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Jazz Cabaret Night at Barrington White House
Virtual 08/15/20
Barrington's White House will host a FREE virtual Jazz Cabaret Night fe...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
08/15/20
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Each m...

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Margarita Partyville with the Antioch Chamber
08/15/20
Enjoy a fun afternoon around Downtown Antioch playing Parrot Pick-Up, Enjoy...

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Rosewood Beach open for the season in Highland Park
06/20/20 - 08/16/20
Swimming Beach Season Has Arrived!  Lap swimming and recreational swim...

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Blarney Island's Fantasy Fest Weekend
08/13/20 - 08/16/20
Come out for a weekend of fun at Blarney Island's Fantasy Fest Weekend....

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Lincolnshire Art Festival
08/15/20 - 08/16/20
The Lincolnshire Art Festival offers art enthusiasts the opportunity to per...

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Chain O'Lakes Youth Fishing and Family Day in Fox Lake
08/16/20
Time - Check in 6:15-6:45 (National Anthem) Fishing - 7am-1pm with Awards/...

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Bird Walk at Volo Bog State Natural Area
08/16/20
Ideal for novice birders or more seasoned.  Walk covers 2-3 miles over...

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** - Canceled - Village of Fox Lake Cardboard Boat Race
Canceled 08/16/20
This family event is a great way to bond while creating a large cardboard b...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 08/17/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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The New Victory Gardens Virtual Exhibit presented by Brushwood Center
Virtual 07/02/20 - 08/18/20
During WWII, civilians were encouraged to “plant for victory,” ...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 08/18/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Great Lakes, Great Women - Virtual Zoom Presentation by National Museum of the American Sailor
Virtual 08/18/20
Join the National Museum of the American Sailor on August 18, 2020 in celeb...

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Arts Park with Waukegan Park District
07/08/20 - 08/19/20
The Waukegan Park District’s free annual ARTS PARK program kicks off ...

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Open Mic at Copper Fiddle Distillery
08/05/20 - 08/19/20
Get here early! Every first and third Thursday in August, enjoy Open M...

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Walks with a Naturalist at Volo Bog Natural Area
08/19/20
Meet Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki in front of the Visitor Center  &n...

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BBI performs at Zion Park District
Rescheduled 08/20/20
BBI (Blessed Band International) connects with their audiences and inspires...

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Waukegan History Museum Timed Ticket Entry
07/20/20 - 08/21/20
The Waukegan History Museum in Bowen Park is now open for timed ticket entr...

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Camp CBG at Chicago Botanic Garden
07/27/20 - 08/21/20
Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-day...

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Ray Bradbury's Centennial Celebration at RBEM
08/22/20
It's Ray Bradbury's 100th Birthday!  RBEM believes the best...

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Bird Walk at Chain O'Lakes State Park
08/22/20
Saturday, August 22, 7:00 a.m.        &n...

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Margarita Partyville with the Antioch Chamber
08/22/20
Enjoy a fun afternoon around Downtown Antioch playing Parrot Pick-Up, Enjoy...

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Rugged Maniac at Wilmot Mountain 2020
08/22/20
50% Festival + 50% Mud Run = 100% Awesom! Rugged Maniac is like recess f...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog - August 2020
08/08/20 - 08/23/20
Guided Tours of Volo Bog are resuming on a very limited basis. Due to the ...

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Landscaping for Birds Zooming with Volo Bog State Natural Area
Virtual 08/23/20
Sunday, August 23         1:00 ...

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Muddy Princess Race at Richardson Adventure Farm
08/23/20
Muddy Princess is an outdoor 5km (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run for women - an...

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Showbiz Stars at Children's Theatre Co.
07/21/20 - 08/25/20
Introduce your child to the magical world of muscial theatre.  Join us...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere at Lindy's Landing
Virtual 08/25/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Volunteer Habitat Work Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area
08/25/20
They’re back and have lots of work to do! Will you join them?  N...

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Highwood's Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 08/26/20
Why make dinner at home when you can spend the evening with friends and fam...

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Walks with a Naturalist at Volo Bog Natural Area - Wednesdays in August
08/12/20 - 08/26/20
Seldom-travelled, Deerpath and Prairie Ridge Trails are across Brandenburg ...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 08/26/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Discovering Deerpath Trail at Volo Bog State Natural Area
08/26/20
Discovering Deerpath Trail Wednesday, August 26 Seldom-travelled...

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FeelGood Band at Zion Park District
Rescheduled 08/27/20
This rescheduled concert will put you in a good mood!  The name says i...

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Margarita Partyville with the Antioch Chamber
08/29/20
Enjoy a fun afternoon around Downtown Antioch playing Parrot Pick-Up, Enjoy...

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Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park
08/29/20 - 08/30/20
The Port Clinton Art Festival, one of the country’s top festivals, of...

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Antioch Street Market and Kids Flea Market
Happening as planned 08/30/20
This new market offers a variety of goods for all tastes and wishes, f...

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MainStreet Libertyville 14th Annual Golf Outing at White Deer Run Golf Course
Rescheduled 08/31/20
Built on the famed Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club o...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere at Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Co. Wauconda
09/01/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Street Dance 2020 - Virtually Everywhere
Virtual 09/02/20
10 BANDS 10 BARS LIMITED LIVE SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES CHOOSE ...

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Walks with a Naturalist at Volo Bog Natural Area
09/02/20
Meet Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki in front of the Visitor Center  &n...

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Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays in Highland Park
Postponed 06/04/20 - 09/03/20
Food Truck Thursdays  will return to the Ravinia District June 4 throu...

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Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
06/11/20 - 09/03/20
Welcome to the unique world of Blarney Island Drag Boat Racing. Blarney Isl...

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Historic Preservation Commission Walking Tours in Highland Park
05/27/20 - 09/07/20
The Historic Preservation Commission has produced four wonderful architectu...

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** Canceled - Bristol Renaissance Faire
Canceled 07/11/20 - 09/07/20
The Bristol Renaissance Faire is back for their 33rd year! Get ready to exp...

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Hurricane Harbor Open to the General Public
07/29/20 - 09/07/20
Splash away this summer at Hurricane Harbor in Gurnee!  Whether you...

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Rosewood Beach open for swimming on weekends in Highland Park
08/17/20 - 09/07/20
Post Season August 17 – September 7 Beach will be open for swimmi...

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Lake Zurich Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 09/11/20
The Lake Zurich Farmers Market returns this year on Fridays from 6/5-9/11 f...

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Snowmen on the Chain in the Village of Antioch
07/15/20 - 09/15/20
The Antioch Chamber announces the return of their Charity Public Art Progra...

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Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/30/20 - 09/20/20
The popular Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns. Visitors are immer...

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Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/03/20 - 09/23/20
Over 40 vendors featuring home grown, homemade products. Michigan fruits, v...

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Vernon Hills Farmers Market
06/11/20 - 09/24/20
Local vendors will display their goods weekly, June 11 through Septemb...

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Mundelein's Farmers Market
06/19/20 - 09/25/20
Mundelein Community Connection is bringing back the Mundelein Farmers Marke...

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Par-King Skill Golf Opening
Happening as planned 06/06/20 - 09/30/20
PAR-KING OPENS! The season opener kicks off with lots of fun for the family...

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Miniature Golf at Kristof's Entertainment Center is now open!
06/10/20 - 09/30/20
Miniature Golf open now from 12pm – 9pm Wednesday – Sunday.&nbs...

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The Wadsworth Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 09/30/20
Wednesday’s 3-7 pm - June 10-Sept 30 Come out and shop for fresh f...

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Zion's Farmers Market
06/17/20 - 09/30/20
Come for the great selections, enjoy the entertainment and make new friends...

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Ravinia Farmers Market in Highland Park
06/03/20 - 10/07/20
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of t...

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Lake Bluff Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 10/09/20
From produce, proteins and pastries to flowers, cheese and more, the Lake B...

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Deerfield's Farmers Market
06/13/20 - 10/10/20
Come join the Village of Deerfield every Saturday morning at the Deerf...

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Buffalo Grove's Farmers Market
06/14/20 - 10/11/20
Looking for farm-fresh produce and homemade food items? Come to Buffalo Gro...

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Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America' at Chicago Botanic Garden
08/01/20 - 10/11/20
The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden features trains running on 1,60...

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Barrington's Farmers Market
06/18/20 - 10/15/20
The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selling ...

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Gurnee's East Grand Farmers Market
Canceled 07/19/20 - 10/18/20
Find locally grown or produced foods at this new farmers market. Find delic...

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MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/04/20 - 10/22/20
In 2020, the MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market is celebrating our...

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Lambs Farm - Farmyard Open for the Season
Rescheduled 07/07/20 - 10/25/20
Mark your calendars for April 10, the opening day of the farmyard season! T...

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Pony Rides and Seasonal Fun at Patch 22
07/05/20 - 10/31/20
Come enjoy the outdoors at a family-run farm.  Public pony rides are n...

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Liquidation Sale at Jelly Belly Visitor Center Store
08/03/20 - 10/31/20
Big liquidation sale at the Pleasant Prairie location.  Get your favor...

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Boating Season Begins at Waukegan Harbor & Marina
03/01/20 - 11/01/20
The 2020 boating season is officially underway! Take your vessel out o...

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The Shutterbugs of Volo Bog Virtual Zoom meetings
Virtual 08/19/20 - 11/18/20
The ShutterBugs of Volo Bog meet on the third Wednesday of each month. ...

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**Postponed - Six Flags Great America 2020 Season
Postponed 05/02/20 - 12/31/20
The Six Flags Great America 2020 season kicks off on May 2 and runs through...

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Stay at Home Film Project - Village of Mundelein
Virtual 06/05/20 - 12/31/20
Celebrate the positive ways you and/or your family have been coping with th...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Ongoing
Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown Libe...

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Festival of the Arts 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit at David Adler Music and Arts Center
Virtual Ongoing
Plans Change... With a commitment to community, the Adler Arts C...

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Virtual Concerts from The Sanfilippo Estate Collection
Virtual Ongoing
Enjoy fabulous concerts from the collection of Jasper Sanfilippo and family...

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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts...

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Fish Fry Friday
Ongoing
Come out to Lindy's for a Friday Fish Fry! Your choice of baked or fried No...

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Lindy's Happy Hour Special
Ongoing
Join Lindy's Landing Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. for 1/2 price appe...

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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
Ongoing
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery,...

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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing
At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Every...

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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing
Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy live ...

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Guided Tours at the Volo Bog
Ongoing
As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of pe...

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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Ongoing
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out...

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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and ...

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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Ongoing
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every...

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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ongoing
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. ...

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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Nigh...

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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
Ongoing
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports ba...

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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you...

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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other me...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
Ongoing
The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit: S...

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