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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.

The Neverly Brothers at James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
The Neverly Brothers at James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the United States Navy at the National Museum of the American Sailor
Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the United States Navy at the National Museum of the American Sailor
Lumberjaxe Axe Throwing Lounge in Libertyville
Lumberjaxe Axe Throwing Lounge in Libertyville
Whirlyball in Vernon Hills
Whirlyball in Vernon Hills
Extreme Flight Simulation in Gurnee
Extreme Flight Simulation in Gurnee

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Live Clothed Model Session at Antioch Fine Arts Foundation
01/20/22
Contour and gestural quick studies and an hour and of half of sustained tim...

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7th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition Enriching Life
01/20/22
Join Heeyoung Kim, internationally renowned artist, and Brushwood Center&rs...

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Nelly at Genesee Theatre
01/20/22
With his distinct vocals, lyrical raps and larger-than-life personality, Ne...

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Billy Garner LIVE at the Taproom at Harbor Brewing Company
01/21/22
Come hang out for some great live music from Billy Garner....

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01/21/22
$54.95/per person plus tax Includes 4 course meal, wine pairing at each co...

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June's Got the Cash in The Parlor Speakeasy at Primo
01/21/22
June’s Got the Cash now celebrating their 13th year performing, is a...

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Nature Platoon Veterans Art Exhibition at the Brushwood Center
11/14/21 - 01/22/22
Spending time in nature is a powerful practice for mental and physical well...

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From Mozart to Pop Chart- Million Dollar Quartet's Nat Zegree in Concert
01/21/22 - 01/22/22
Back by popular demand after last year's SOLD OUT concert! Music lovers...

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Paint Night with @DadsandDragons at  Gamers World in Gurnee Mills
01/22/22
Glad to announce that Tik Tok star and fellow patron @dadsanddragons h...

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01/22/22
$54.95/per person plus tax Includes 4 course meal, wine pairing at each co...

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Pint of Music with John Gay at Buffalo Creek Brewing
01/22/22
Singer-Songwriter, John Gay’s, gritty contemplative sound ripened in ...

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Grayslake Park District Family Dodgeball
01/22/22
Turn off your video games and join the Grayslake Park District for a challe...

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The Nielsen Trust at Genesee Theatre
01/22/22
The Nielsens are a talented bunch. First there's Rick, legendary guitar...

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January Afternoon Tea at The Chocolate Sanctuary
01/22/22
Enjoy afternoon tea at The Chocolate Sanctuary....

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From Elvis to The Beatles featuring The Neverly Brothers
01/22/22
A tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history beginning w...

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Snow Much Fun
01/22/22
Join in at Pebble Beach Park for some winter wonderland fun! Enjoy ...

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Guided Night Hike at Lakewood Forest Preserve
01/22/22
Join one of the educators and explore the solar-lit path at the Lakewood Wi...

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Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Winning Hands Member Appreciation Awards
01/22/22
Formerly know as the Evening of Excellence Gala this has evolved ...

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Winter Wine Walk in Downtown Antioch
01/22/22
Spend an afternoon with friends and family in downtown Antioch. Tickets ...

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80's Ladies Night with Tiffany at Impact Fuel Room
01/23/22
Impact Fuel Room and NTL Productions present 80’s Ladies Night with T...

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Winter Bird Walk at Hasting Lake Preserve
01/23/22
Bundle up and join in for an afternoon stroll in search of the hearty birds...

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National Plan For Vacation Day
01/25/22
National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, ...

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Guided Wine Tastings Wine 101-102 at Lynfred Winery
01/26/22
Wine 101 will examine how white, red, rose, and sparkling wines are produce...

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Beginner Coders for Grade K-12 at Lake Forest Library
01/26/22
You're never too young to code and develop your programmatic thinking s...

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Dine Like Harry Potter at The Chocolate Sanctuary
01/26/22 - 01/27/22
Calling all Harry Potter fans: The Chocolate Sanctuary's upcoming Chef&...

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Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Main Street Social
01/27/22
Excited to announce the first wine dinner of 2022 on Thursday, January 27th...

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Beam Suntory Bourbon Dinners at Wildfire
01/27/22
If you're a fan of bourbon, consider indulging in one of Wildfire's...

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Sawyer Brown with Special Guest Bella Cain at Genesee Theatre
01/27/22
With 23 albums, over 50 chart singles and several CMA, ACM and CMT awards u...

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Judson Brown Duo at Stevens Steakhouse
01/28/22
Judson Brown Duo specializes in acoustic rock, pop, and country music. &nbs...

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Clarissa at The Parlor Speakeasy at Primo
01/28/22
A decade of shows throughout the globe and now about to bring her unique so...

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Blackened: Tribute to Metallica at Impact Fuel Room
01/28/22
Impact Fuel Room and NTL Productions present Metallica Tribute – Blac...

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Phillip Phillips and Jon Foreman at Genesee Theatre ***CANCELED***
Canceled 01/28/22
Since releasing his multi-platinum debut single Home in 2012, Phillip Phill...

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Parents Night Out at Hunt Club Park Community Center
01/29/22
Take a night off, and let them take care of the kids! Children will spen...

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Pint of Music with South of Mars at Buffalo Creek Brewing
01/29/22
Band based South of Marseilles, Illinois covering classic Pop rock, 90'...

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Big Love at Impact Fuel Room
01/29/22
impact Fuel Room and NTL Productions present Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Big Lo...

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Guided Wine Tastings Wine 102 at Lynfred Winery
01/29/22
Wine 102 will dig a little deeper and examine typicity, malolactic fermenta...

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Vipers Pro Basketball versus Illinois Bulldogs at Warren High School
01/29/22
Lake County's ABA basketball team welcomes the Illinois Bulldogs....

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LVVA Ice Fishing Derby in Wauconda
Virtual 01/28/22 - 01/30/22
The derby will be a Friday-Saturday affair. Download FishDonkey and have fu...

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The Guess Who at the Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 01/30/22
Rescheduled from October 2020 and May 2021 The Guess Who created some of...

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Zion Park District Shamrock Hunt
03/14/22 - 01/31/22
Investigate the park trails and find the hidden shamrocks. The letters on t...

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ANTHOLOGY - A TRIBUTE TO THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND at Impact Fuel Room
02/04/22
Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present Anthology – A Tribute ...

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Six Speed Tranny Acoustic Performance at Black Lung Brewing
02/04/22
Six Speed Tranny comes to Black Lung Brewing for an acoustic performance!...

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The Pizza Factory at Vernon Hills Park District
02/04/22
Skip making a mess in the kitchen and send your child, 3-5 years, to The Pi...

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Guys on Ice The Musical at Genesee Theatre
02/04/22
"Guys on Ice" is a delightful musical comedy set on a frozen...

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 Impact Fuel Room - Tribute to Judas Priest & Iron Maiden at
02/05/20 - 02/05/22
Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present Judas Priestess (THE WORLD&r...

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5th Annual Cocoa Crawl in Historic Downtown Long Grove
02/05/22
Historic downtown Long Grove is putting a new design twist on its first maj...

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Comedy Night and Live Auction of Antioch's
02/05/22
The Antioch Chamber of Commerce and the Antioch Junior Woman's Club, is...

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02/05/22
For Horse lovers that want to know more… The equine dancers may be ...

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Artist Reception with Aruna Sarode for All Things Beautiful
02/05/22
Stop by for some cake and a chat with Aruna! All things beautiful fascin...

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Donuts for Dogs Fundraiser at Flesk Brewing
02/05/22
Donuts For Dogs will be selling their human and dog-friendly mini donuts st...

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Frozen Tundra 5K and Post Race Beach Party in Lincolnshire
02/05/22
The Frozen Tundra is an out and back 5K along the beautiful Des Plaines Riv...

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Guys on Ice The Musical at Genesee Theatre
02/05/22
"Guys on Ice" is a delightful musical comedy set on a frozen...

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Vipers Pro Basketball versus Indiana Lyons at Canlan Sports Facility in Libertyville
02/05/22
Lake County's ABA basketball team takes on the Indiana Lyons....

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That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody at Genesee Theatre
02/06/22
That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody pays homage to the late '80s si...

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Guided Hike Night at Old School Forest Preserve
02/06/22
Join one of the educators and explore the solar-lit path at Old School Fore...

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39th Annual Profiles in Excellence Presents: Past, Present and Future of the Black Church
Virtual 02/06/22
Join the Lake County Forest Preserves virtually for the 39th annual Profile...

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A Virtual Tour of the Heritage Museum with Lake Forest Library
Virtual 02/09/22
Wander the vast halls and collections of the largest art museum in the worl...

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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless
02/10/22
Armed with nothing more than their razor sharp wit, Whose Line Is It Anyway...

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Adventures in Nature at Greenbelt Cultural Center
02/10/22
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn th...

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Impact Fuel Room The History of Rock 'n Roll Ft. Johnny Rogers
02/11/22
Impact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present The History of Rock ‘n...

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Skate Date at Community Park Ice Rink in Mundelein
02/11/22
Skate alongside your special Valentine under the twinkling lights at the Co...

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***SOLD OUT Just the Two of Us at Vernon Hills Park District
02/11/22
This event is just for girls, 3-11 years old, and their special dates. B...

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Impact Fuel Room Valentine's Night Out
02/12/21 - 02/12/22
mpact Fuel Room & NTL Productions present Valentine’s Night out f...

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Street Scenes Student Show at Carmel Catholic High School
02/10/22 - 02/12/22
Each year, Carmel Catholic High School is transformed into a spectacular, f...

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Deerfield Park District - Parents Night Out
02/12/22
Are your kids ready for a night out? Bring them to the Jewett Park Communit...

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Highland Park Poetry Presents Gail Goepfert & Open-Mic
02/12/22
Highland Park Poetry is pleased to present Illinois poet Gail Goepfert read...

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Enchanted Evening: Hawaiian Luau at Viking Park
02/12/22
Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt or skirt and join us for an "Encha...

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Thalea String Quartet at Orlin Trapp Auditorium in Waukegan
02/12/22
The Thalea String Quartet brings together artists of Nigerian, Japanese and...

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17th Valentine’s Day Dinner & Comedy Show with 95 WIIL Rock
02/12/22
Delcious buffet dinner and stand up comedy.  ...

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America with Special Guests the Buckinghams
02/12/22
America's breezy, folk-rock sound became an instant hit with fans when ...

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Annual Valentine’s Dinner and Comedy Show at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center Gurnee
02/12/22
An evening of good food, hilarious stand up comedians and your MC Tom ...

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Cool Cluster Dog Show at Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
02/09/22 - 02/13/22
This all breed dog show features competition in various categories. Vendors...

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Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival
02/12/22 - 02/13/22
For six decades, the Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Festival held on the Chai...

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For the Love of Nature at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area and Welcome Center
02/13/22
Drop in the Welcome Center anytime between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to make a fe...

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Nonfiction at Night:
Virtual 02/15/22
Join either on Zoom or in the Lake Forest Library Kasian Room for "Non...

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Hairball at Genesee Theatre
02/18/22
Hairball recreates your favorite '80s arena rock songs for a night of s...

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Impact Fuel Room - Led Zeppelin Female Tribute
02/18/22
Impact Fuel Room and NTL Productions present Lez Zeppelin Friday, February ...

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Impact Fuel Room - Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin
02/19/22
Impact Fuel Room and NTL Productions present Frank Catalano & Jimmy Cha...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
02/19/22
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live at Genesee Theatre
02/19/22
Won't you be my neighbor? Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood™ Live! ...

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West Side Ramen Pop-up at Chrissoulas
01/23/22 - 02/20/22
As the cold days continue, warm up with a bowl of hearty ramen from the lim...

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Collective Soul at Genesee Theatre
02/20/22
With its monster guitar riffs, memorable hooks and killer vocals, '90s ...

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Fox Lake Polar Plunge
02/20/22
What better way to celebrate the winter season than by diving right into it...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog State Natural Area
12/18/21 - 02/26/22
Volo Bog is Illinois' only open-water quaking bog and the state's 2...

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The Art of Aruna Sarode at Volo Bog State Natural Area
01/15/22 - 02/27/22
All things beautiful fascinate Aruna, be it nature or the human spirit. She...

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Lake County Libation Trail Month / Check-in Challenge
02/01/22 - 02/28/22
Let’s toast to the Lake County Libation Trail! “It’s five...

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Bar Bingo at Fatmans Gurnee
01/06/22 - 03/03/22
Every Thursday night at Fatmans Gurnee join in for Bar Bingo. Tons of ca...

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Outside Mullingar at The Citadel Theatre
02/11/22 - 03/13/22
Outside Mullingar is about Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits st...

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Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
11/26/21 - 03/20/22
The magic of the Alpine Biergarten returns Thanksgiving weekend with i...

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Orchids After Hours at the Chicago Botanic Garden
02/10/22 - 03/24/22
This year’s Orchid Show celebrates a modern world of living color by ...

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Ansel Adams: Early Works at Bess Bower Dunn Museum
11/17/21 - 03/27/22
Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was overwhelmingly inf...

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West Side Story at Marriott Theatre
02/02/22 - 03/27/22
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York ...

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Untamed: The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden
02/12/22 - 03/27/22
No matter what, nature finds a way. This year’s Orchid Show celebrate...

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Overcoming Disasters: A Community Comes Together at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
01/14/22 - 06/30/22
Grayslake has faced fires, tornados, floods, and now a pandemic. With origi...

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Marked By the Sea:  Tattoos in the U.S. Navy at National Museum of the American Sailor
05/28/21 - 12/31/22
Discover the history of tattoos with one-of-a-kind artifacts and artwork, a...

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Embracing Change: The Growth of Grayslake at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
01/14/22 - 12/31/22
The crown jewel of the new museum, Embracing Change explores the origins an...

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Grayslake Bars and Prohibition at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
01/14/22 - 12/31/22
Grayslake’s first known tavern building, called Charlie’s today...

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Now Booking 2022/2023 Wedding Celebrations
01/12/22 - 01/01/23
Small town charm, big time views.. Work with our events coordinator and lo...

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Stars on Parade in Mundelein
08/17/20 - 08/31/25
A series of 15 fiberglass star sculptures have each been transformed by a d...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
01/13/20 - 01/31/30
The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit: S...

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