Calendar of Events

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. Take an 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. Peruse the calendar of events to see what's going on this month and beyond in the land of lakes!

Weekend Watch: Lake County's Top Five Things To Do This Weekend

Water Lantern Festival at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich
Water Lantern Festival at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich
Long Grove Chocolate Fest in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Long Grove Chocolate Fest in Historic Downtown Long Grove
Craft Beer Tasting at Century Park in Vernon Hills
Craft Beer Tasting at Century Park in Vernon Hills
Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon at Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway in Libertyville
Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon at Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway in Libertyville
Walking Tour of Highland Park
Walking Tour of Highland Park

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Baby the Musical at Citadel Theatre
04/19/24 - 05/19/24
Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and a...

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Long Grove Chocolate Fest
05/17/24 - 05/19/24
Historic Downtown Long Grove’s quintessential festival kicks off the ...

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Arts and Ales at Tonality Brewing Company
05/17/24 - 05/19/24
Many of you know that one of the goals of Tonality Brewing is to support lo...

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Open House at Peter Patterson Glassworks
05/18/24 - 05/19/24
An experience like no other.  Head to Peter Patterson Glassworks in...

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Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Symphony847 at Vernon Hills High School
05/19/24
Experience the culmination of Symphony847's remarkable 2023-2024 season...

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Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area
05/19/24
Join the Volo Bog State Natural Area for a bird walk. Ideal for novice b...

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Taste of Springfield at Side Lot
05/19/24
Ay, caramba! It’s the longest running show in television history, so ...

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Drop In Cicadas at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area and Welcome Center
05/19/24
What has red eyes and comes up from the ground every 17 years? Through hand...

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Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon
05/19/24
Join the exciting marathon adventure! The full marathon spans 18 1/2 miles ...

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Sensory Sunday at Volo Museum
05/19/24
Every 3rd Sunday of the month we keep our entire 15,000 sq. ft. animatronic...

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Rods for Remembrance Car Show at Gurnee Mills
05/19/24
Join in for a free family-friendly car show in support of first responders,...

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Vinyl Sundays w/ Andy's Records
05/19/24
Nick from Andy’s will be spinning records for your enjoyment, with a ...

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Drafts & Crafts: Soap Making
05/19/24
Come learn how to make homemade shea butter soap, just in time for spring c...

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Walking Tour of Highland Park
05/19/24
This tour traces Highland Park’s history from pioneer settlement to s...

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Bike Attic Pop-Up at Tighthead
05/20/24
BIKE ATTIC POP-UP Monday, May 20, 2024 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Small repai...

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Tuesdays with Tighthead
05/21/24
TUESDAYS WITH TIGHTHEAD Tuesday, May 21, 2024 5:30 PM 8:30 PM PERF...

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Trivia Night: Dungeons & Dragons
05/21/24
Calling all adventurers! You are cordially invited to embark on an epic que...

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Retro Vinyl Tuesdays at Black Lung Fox Lake
05/21/24
Get ready to groove into the week with our Retro Tuesdays at Black Lung RLB...

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The Summer of Two Cicadas at Lake Forest Public Library
05/22/24
Register and join the Lake County Forest Preserves in person or on Zoom to ...

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Humpday Happy Hour
05/22/24
All cocktails are $2 off on Wednesdays at North Shore Distillery!...

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Cannoli Making Class with Tony Cannoli at Gorton Center
05/03/24 - 05/23/24
Celebrate a special occasion or a fun night out with friends at the tony ca...

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Flight Night Thursdays at North Shore Distillery
05/23/24
Join North Shore Distillery on Thursdays when they offer a creative fl...

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Lake County Food Truck Festival
05/24/24
The Lake County Food Truck Festival is returning to the Lake County Fairgro...

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Glow Golf at Hickory Knoll Golf Course
05/24/24
Includes a round of golf, golf cart, glow ball and two adult beverages. ...

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National Travel & Tourism Week: the Future of Travel in Lake County
05/19/24 - 05/25/24
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual celebration that under...

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Guest Artist: Roger Shule The Matchbook Artist at Blue Moon Gallery
05/25/24
Opening reception Back by popular demand! Roger returns to the Blue Moon...

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Farmers Market Tasting: Kishwaukee Brewing
05/25/24
Stop by the store during the Grayslake Farmers Market to try some beer from...

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Nader’s Birthday Party!
05/25/24
Join in on May 25th for Nader's Birthday Party! Beer Bazaar will hav...

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Local Papers: Art Created On or With Paper at Blue Moon Gallery
05/25/24
LOCAL PAPERS: Art Created On or With Paper Phil Schorn, Angela Williams Du...

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Collective Artist Group Show: Artist Reception at Blue Moon Gallery
05/25/24
Meet Our Talented 2024 Collective Artists who show year-round in the galler...

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Illinois Brass Band Memorial Day Concert at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
05/26/24
The Illinois Brass Band returns to the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civi...

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Avian Art at Volo Bog State Natural Area: A Juried Show and Silent Auction
05/26/24
Avian Art is Volo Bog State Natural Area’s Juried Show & Silent A...

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