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

Scoop Waukegan 2024 in Downtown Wauekgan
Scoop Waukegan 2024 in Downtown Wauekgan
Lake County Road Trips
Lake County Road Trips
Cinderella...Really? with Citadel Theatre at Lake Forest Open Lands
Cinderella...Really? with Citadel Theatre at Lake Forest Open Lands
Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois in Gurnee
Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois in Gurnee

"Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: The Musical" at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

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Celebrate Pride Community Art Exhibition at Dandelion Gallery
06/15/24 - 07/13/24
Join in on June 15 5-9 p.m. during ArtWauk for the opening of "Ce...

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Scoop Waukegan 2024
07/12/24 - 07/13/24
Scoop Waukegan is a car show held in Waukegan, Illinois. It's a summer ...

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A Gabriel Fauré Centenary
07/13/24
Gabriel Fauré is one of those composers whose reputation exceeds fam...

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CSO + Marin Alsop with Abel Selaocoe
07/13/24
South African cellist-composer Abel Selaocoe joins Marin Alsop and the Chic...

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Fundamentals of Sewing: Quilt Making Class at Dandelion Gallery
07/13/24
Make a baby quilt, crib quilt, wall hanging or table runner with this colle...

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Movies in the Park in Waukegan - Wonka
07/13/24
The Waukegan Park District will be hosting a movie screening of A Wonka (PG...

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Summer Wild Edible Walk at Heller Nature Center
07/13/24
Eat the forest! Join The Wild Dryad on a foraging tour of Heller’s...

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Paint your Pet at Parched Pug
07/13/24
Come out to the Parched Pug to paint your own pet with us! Learn painting t...

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Gale Gand Summer Brunch
07/13/24
Gale Gand is an American pastry chef, cookbook author, and television perso...

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Italian Summer Nights with Chef Lee Kuebler
07/13/24
Join us for an evening of culinary exploration as we cook up a menu that ce...

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Christmas in July at Hawthorne
07/13/24
Celebrate the holiday spirit early with our Christmas in July event! Join u...

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Harborpalooza at Harbor Brewing
07/12/24 - 07/14/24
3 days of LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, and BEER! Friday 4pm Jon Hayes 7pm L&M E...

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Little Mermaid Jr. at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest
07/12/24 - 07/14/24
Come check out the students of Citadel Theatre in their production of Littl...

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Steampunk Weekend at Bristol Rennaissance Faire
07/13/24 - 07/14/24
Gather your gadgets, gears, and goggles, and join us in your finest time-tr...

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Norah Jones with Special Guest Mavis Staples at Ravinia Festival
07/14/24
Singer-songwriter and pianist Norah Jones sold out her Ravinia debut in 200...

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RSMI Piano & Strings
07/14/24
The Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and smal...

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Vinyl Sundays @ Beer Bazaar
07/14/24
Beer Bazaar is hosting their weekly Vinyl Sundays with their staff spinning...

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Lindenhurst Artisan Market
07/14/24
Join in for the Lindenhurst Artisan Market on July 14th!  Fun for t...

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39th Annual Lambs Farm Golf Day at ThunderHawk Golf Club
07/16/24
The 39th Annual Lambs Farm Golf Day in memory of Jack Stein on Tuesday, Jul...

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Masterclass with the Takács Quartet
07/16/24
The Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and smal...

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Concerts in the Plaza at Independence Grove featuring American English
07/16/24
American English has been named the best Beatles tribute band of our t...

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Tuesday Trivia @ Beer Bazaar: General Topics
07/16/24
Bring your friends to Trivia Night at Beer Bazaar! Tonight is General Topic...

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Waukegan Band Concert #5
07/16/24
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 The Waukegan Band is enjoying its 88th season of bri...

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Summer Nights Music Bingo with Trivia at Stone Grill and Catering
07/16/24
Join in at Stone Grill & Catering for a fun evening of Music Bingo with...

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Joanna Stroz at the Gardens
07/16/24
Joanna J. Stroz, a versatile artist based in Copenhagen with Polish and Dan...

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Garden to Vase at Chicago Botanic Gardens
07/16/24
Walk the Garden and learn about plants that work well in cut arrangements. ...

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Little Chef's Lunch Workshop at Slyce Vernon Hills
07/16/24
Calling all little chefs! Join us for an unforgettable Little Chef's Pi...

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Community Drum Circle
01/17/24 - 07/17/24
Discover your rhythm at TAC’s community drum circle led by Highland P...

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Margarita Night in Highwood
07/17/24
Celebrate Highwood is proud to announce the return of its themed Margarita ...

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Takács Quartet in concert
07/17/24
Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major&md...

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Farmers Market Tasting: Sketchbook Brewery
07/17/24
Stop by Beer Bazaar to try some local beer from Sketchbook based out of Eva...

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Exploring Nature at Independence Grove
07/16/24 - 07/18/24
Allow your little one time to explore nature in several habitats. Allow the...

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