Calendar of Events for Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site

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.


Lambs Farm Reopens

Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum Reopens

New Baby Lipizzan Horses of 2020 at The Tempel Lipizzans

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Hyper Drive-in Movie in Lincolnshire

Lake Zurich Farmers Market
Hurricane Harbor Preview Event
07/20/20 - 07/26/20
The splash is back! Hurricane Harbor 2020 waterpark season opens on Monday,...

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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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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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Virtual 5K at Bears Fit
Virtual 07/10/20 - 07/12/20
Lace up your sneakers and join us July 10-12 in the first-ever PNC Chicago ...

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*Canceled - Zurko Antique and Flea Market at the Lake County Fairgrounds
Canceled 07/11/20 - 07/12/20
Grayslake Illinois Antique Market - this Chicagoland Antique Vintage "...

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Sales Horse Screening at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/12/20
Join the staff of Tempel Farms for the first sight of the young horses for ...

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Canceled - Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest
Canceled 07/12/20
The Third Annual Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest will take place on Sunday, July ...

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Rachel Drew and Rob Elvis at The Ravinia District of Highland Park
07/12/20
The Ravinia District of Highland Park has live music at its shared outdoor ...

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Long Grove Live
07/12/20
Discover LIVE Music in Every Corner of Historic Downtown Long Grove Musi...

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Beginner Colored Pencil on Black Paper thru David Adler Center
Virtual 07/06/20 - 07/13/20
2 week online course to learn new techniques for working on black paper wit...

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Walks with a Naturalist at Volo Bog Natural Area
07/15/20
Meet Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki in front of the Visitor Center  &n...

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Whirlyball is Back!
07/15/20
Play it safe right here at Whirlyball.  It's patio season and lots...

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Al Rose and Steve Doyle perform at Ravinia District of Highland Park
07/16/20
The Ravinia District of Highland Park has live music it its shared outdoor ...

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Good Clean Fun performs at Zion Park District
07/16/20
You won't be able to sit still for this one. No one will be left out of...

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**Virtual - Family Fun Fridays - Ben's Video Bubble Show
Virtual 07/17/20
This interactive show is for people age 3 to 103. The show includes bubble ...

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St. Patrick's Day on July 17 at Jimmy's Charhouse
07/17/20
Missed St. Patty's Day due to stay-at-home order?  Come on by to c...

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E.T. Drive-in Movie at Loft 21/Hype Productions
07/17/20
Looking for some fun on a Friday Night? Join us for a Live DJ and a Movie!...

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Friday Night Pop-Up, Wee Acres Farm Kitchen at Buffalo Creek Brewery
07/17/20
Fresh from the farm flavors, enjoy brews on the patio, Friday night, what&#...

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Behind the Scenes Training Sessions at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/15/20 - 07/18/20
This is a rare opportunity to see our beautiful stallions in their daily wo...

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LF/LB Chamber Sidewalk Sale
07/16/20 - 07/18/20
Stroll over to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff's shops July 16-18 and save o...

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Wine Dinner Pairing at Vigneto del Bino
07/17/20 - 07/18/20
July Dinners (two seatings) Friday, July 17th: 6:30-8:30pm Saturday July ...

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Summer Sidewalk Sale on MainStreet Libertyville
07/17/20 - 07/18/20
Come downtown to enjoy the sidewalk sales!  Have lunch or dinner at on...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
07/18/20
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Each m...

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Social Distancing Picnic in the Park
07/18/20
Tables will be set up at Lehmann Park (6 feet apart) for a Picnic in the Pa...

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Glow in the Park Disney Theme at Boundless Adventures
07/18/20
Disneyland opened it's doors 65 years ago this weekend! In honor of thi...

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How to Train Your Dragon Drive-in Movie
07/18/20
Drive up and enjoy a night out with the family! The Lake Forest Recreation ...

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Los Perros Cubanos performs at Ravinia District of Highland Park
07/18/20
The Ravinia District of Highland Park has live music it its shared outdoor ...

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Pint of Music - Social Que at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
07/18/20
Social Que performs along with food provided by Mamma Mia Pizza.  Musi...

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Long Grove Summer Sidewalk Sale
07/17/20 - 07/19/20
In staying true to the business community’s long-standing commitment ...

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Street Faire in Antioch
07/17/20 - 07/19/20
Explore the great sales in the stores of Downtown Antioch!...

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Behind the Scenes Training Sessions at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/22/20
This is a rare opportunity to see our beautiful stallions in their daily wo...

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The Defamation Experience Online with Citadel Theatre
Virtual 07/21/20 - 07/23/20
Join Citadel Theatre in this interactive theatre experience, where YOU serv...

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Kohl Childrens Museum Pop-Up at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
06/23/20 - 07/24/20
Looking for some budget-friendly family fun? Then you'll love the retur...

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Jeremy Roenick Hockey School Youth School Chicago 2020 at Glacier Ice Arena
07/19/20 - 07/24/20
The Jeremy Roenick Hockey School is returning to Chicago for our 4th year o...

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**Virtual - Family Fun Fridays - The Frog Lady
Virtual 07/24/20
Learn the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians and ...

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Virtual Christmas in July at Hawthorn Mall
Virtual 07/24/20
Merry Christmas in July! Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some of Santa's re...

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Elf Drive-in Movie at Loft 21 / Hype Productions
07/24/20
Looking for some fun on a Friday Night? Join us for a Live DJ and a Movie!...

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Family Portraits at The Bettendorf Castle
07/25/20
The Bettendorf Castle has teamed with Studio One Photography offering famil...

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Hawthorn Mall Christmas in July Blood Drive
07/25/20
Because of you, Life doesn't stop. Due to the overwhelming amount of...

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New Baby Lipizzan Horses of 2020 at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/25/20
This spring we are proud to have 8 new babies, called 'foals' to ou...

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Savage Race & Savage Blitz Chicago 2020 at Richardson Adventure Farm
07/25/20
Savage Race is bringing the world's best obstacle race back to Illinois...

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CITADEL THEATRE VIRTUAL SUMMER THEATRE CLASSES - Virtual Playhouse
Virtual 07/07/20 - 07/26/20
Intermediate Level (2nd - 5th Grade) Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-12PM T...

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CITADEL THEATRE VIRTUAL SUMMER THEATRE CLASSES - Broadway thru the Decades
Virtual 07/07/20 - 07/26/20
(4th - 8th Grade) Wednesday & Friday, 11-1PM Tech Rehearsal: Saturday...

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CITADEL THEATRE VIRTUAL SUMMER THEATRE CLASSES - Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Virtual 07/07/20 - 07/26/20
Advanced Level (6th - 9th Grade) Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-2:30PM Tec...

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*Postponed - Into the Woods at the James Lumber Center
Postponed 07/17/20 - 07/26/20
Once upon a time…a baker and his wife attempt to lift a witch’...

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Blarney Gras Weekend
07/23/20 - 07/26/20
What the island is all about, combining; Key West, New Orleans, Rock Concer...

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Antioch Street Market
Happening as planned 07/26/20
This new market offers a variety of goods for all tastes and wishes, f...

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Mettawa Manor Open Day 2020
07/26/20
Garden extras: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – A Day-Long Garden Celebration. Bil...

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Advanced Colored Pencils Techniques thru David Adler Center
Virtual 07/20/20 - 07/27/20
2 week online course to learn advanced techniques with the colored pencil. ...

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Discovering Deerpath Trail at Volo Bog State Natural Area
07/29/20
Discovering Deerpath Trail Wednesday, July 29 Seldom-travelled, ...

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Behind the Scenes Training Sessions at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/29/20
This is a rare opportunity to see our beautiful stallions in their daily wo...

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Lake County Fair Virtual Competition - 2020
Virtual 06/19/20 - 07/30/20
Competitions are what make the Lake County Fair a true fair. Though an in-p...

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Wildlife Camp at Wildlife Discovery Center
Virtual 07/07/20 - 07/30/20
This shortened version of the six-week camp will be jammed packed with dail...

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3B Radio Show Classes at Three Brothers Theatre
Virtual 06/22/20 - 07/31/20
Using Zoom, together, you'll create a one act radio play with your very...

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Stage Wright at Three Brothers Theatre
Virtual 06/22/20 - 07/31/20
Do you know a student who is an aspiring playwright or loves to tell storie...

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Chicago Botanic Garden Reopening
06/24/20 - 07/31/20
Starting June 24, visitors can explore the Glencoe Sanctuary. All visitors,...

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Hawthorn Mall Toy Drive
07/06/20 - 07/31/20
Hawthorn Mall is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities to hos...

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Introduction to Illustrative Watercolor thru David Adler Center
Virtual 07/10/20 - 07/31/20
4 week online course on Fridays 1:30 – 3pm July 10, July 17, ...

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Facetime with Santa Contest at Hawthorn Mall
Virtual 07/24/20 - 07/31/20
Hawthorn Mall is hosting a gingerbread cookie decorating contest for all ag...

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Zoo Camp at Wildlife Discovery Center
Virtual 07/27/20 - 07/31/20
Aspiring zookeepers or naturalists, this is the camp for you!  Each da...

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Boundless Adventures Summer Camp
07/27/20 - 07/31/20
Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Have your kids o...

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**Virtual - Family Fun Fridays - The Great Scott Magician
Virtual 07/31/20
Chicago's best-rated magician for children and family audiences. The Gr...

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The Goonies Drive-in Movie at Loft 21 / Hype Productions
07/31/20
Looking for some fun on a Friday Night? Join us for a Live DJ and a Movie!...

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Art in the Times of Quarantine Virtual Exhibit through The Art Center of Highland Park
Virtual 06/19/20 - 08/01/20
Skip the lines, enjoy local art virtually!...

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Long Grove's Vintage Days
08/01/20 - 08/02/20
Vintage Days returns to the charming confines of downtown Long Grove to cel...

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Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Adventure at Genesee Theatre
08/02/20
Peppa Pig Live! is back with her action-packed live show featuring your fav...

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Walks with a Naturalist at Volo Bog Natural Area
08/02/20
Meet Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki in front of the Visitor Center  &n...

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Behind the Scenes Training Sessions at The Tempel Lipizzans
08/05/20
This is a rare opportunity to see the beautiful stallions in their daily wo...

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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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**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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Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell at the Genesee Theatre
Happening as planned 08/07/20
Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell have joined forces to bring their ...

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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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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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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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*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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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
This inaugural rally thrown by Visit Lake County helps support the land of ...

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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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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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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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Camp CBG at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/15/20 - 08/14/20
Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-day...

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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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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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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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Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
06/05/20 - 08/21/20
Every other Friday through August 21, come out for Food Truck Fridays. With...

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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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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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Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/30/20 - 09/07/20
The popular Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns. Visitors are immer...

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Snowmen on the Chain in the Village of Antioch
07/01/20 - 09/07/20
The Antioch Chamber announces the return of their Charity Public Art Progra...

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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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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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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
06/30/20 - 10/11/20
The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden features trains running on 1,60...

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*Postponed - West Side Story at the Marriott Theatre
Postponed 08/12/20 - 10/11/20
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York ...

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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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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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Open Mic at Copper Fiddle Distillery
01/02/20 - 12/31/20
Get here early! Every first & third Thursday enjoy Open Mic Night ...

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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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Lake County Small Business Grant Opportunity
Ongoing
RESOURCE AVAILABLE: The Lake County Board has allocated $10 million to...

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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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$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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