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. 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

Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon on Des Plaines River Trail
Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon on Des Plaines River Trail
Night One of the Bitter Jester Music Festival in Highland Park
Night One of the Bitter Jester Music Festival in Highland Park
Blarney Island Opening Day in Antioch
Blarney Island Opening Day in Antioch
Vernon Hills 8th Annual Craft Beer Tasting
Vernon Hills 8th Annual Craft Beer Tasting
Historic Downtown Long Grove Chocolate Fest
Historic Downtown Long Grove Chocolate Fest

Yoga on the Farm at Lambs Farm
05/18/22
Blue Sky Yoga will be leading an introductory class with some of your favor...

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Car Fun on 21
05/18/22
The classic car show features vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles, 25 year...

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Pups on the Patio at Wild Onion Brewery
05/18/22
Bring your four-legged friends and enjoy a pint outside on the lovely patio...

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Kohl Children's Mobile Learning Lab at North Chicago Public Library
05/18/22
Kohl Children's Mobile Learning Lab will at a library near you! Each...

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Biker Dude Burgers at Black Lung Brewing
05/18/22
Biker Dude Burgers is coming with his RAD burgers and fixins! Bring...

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Paint & Sip at Black Lung Brewing Company
05/19/22
Sip and paint party $35 per painter includes all the supplies. Contact L...

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Wine Glass Seminar and Wine Tasting at The Joyful Gourmet
05/19/22
Join in for a wine glass seminar and wine tasting! Riedel representative, K...

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Illinois Craft Beer Week
05/13/22 - 05/20/22
Illinois Craft Beer Week. A Celebration Two Years in the Making. Illinoi...

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Gina Gonzalez Solo at Black Lung Brewing Company
05/20/22
Gina always brings an amazing show! You won’t want to miss her her...

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Night One of Bitter Jester Music Festival
05/20/22
Night One of the 16th annual Bitter Jester Music Festival! Food • C...

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Eddie Griffin at Genesee Theatre
05/20/22
With his unique perspective on life, politics, religion and whatever strike...

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Wine Pairing Dinner: Asian Thai at Vigneto del Bino Winery
05/20/22
$54.95/per person plus tax Includes four course meal, wine pairing at each...

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Ruth Page Civic Ballet at Ravinia Festival
05/20/22
For many, Ruth Page and dance in Chicago are synonymous. The Ruth Page Civi...

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Roger That at The Parlor Speakeasy at Primo
05/20/22
Roger That is a rock & roll band celebrating the heyday of rock music f...

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13th Anti-Poverty 5k Walk at CAP Banquets and Dining on Genesee
05/21/22
The 5K Walk is Back!!! Support Community Action Partnership of Lake Coun...

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Cocktail Distillery Tour at North Shore Distillery
05/21/22
A tour & cocktail class in one – cocktail samples & history a...

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2nd Annual Food Truck Frenzy & More in Antioch
05/21/22
Join in on Saturday May 21 from 12-6 p.m. Five food trucks, live mu...

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Annual Fishing Derby at Lake Minear Beach
05/21/22
Come join in at Lake Minear Beach for the Annual Fishing Derby! May 21st...

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Hunting at Hosah Park in Zion
05/21/22
Hunt snakes and reptiles at Hosah Park. This free event is suitable for ...

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IAA Tree Climbing Championship at Shiloh Park
05/21/22
Join in for a day of competitive tree climbing and fun at the IAA Tree Clim...

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Wine Pairing Dinner: Asian Thai at Vigneto del Bino Winery
05/21/22
$54.95/per person plus tax Includes four course meal, wine pairing at each...

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Ruth Page Civic Ballet and Special Guests' Festival of Dance at Ravinia Festival's Bennett Gordon Hall
05/21/22
For many, Ruth Page and dance in Chicago are synonymous. The Ruth Page Civi...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
05/21/22
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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05/21/22
Dandelion Gallery & Studio invites you to the opening of their nature s...

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Vernon Hills 8th Annual Craft Beer Tasting
05/21/22
Attention craft beer aficionados! We are hosting our 8th annual tasting eve...

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile at The Citadel Theatre
04/20/22 - 05/22/22
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and ...

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Tulip Festival at Richardson Adventure Farm
05/08/22 - 05/22/22
The Spring Grove tulip fest returns to the adventure farm! 300,000 bu...

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Story Stroll in the Park with Wauconda Park District
05/16/22 - 05/22/22
Bring the family to Cook Park and take a stroll while reading a great book ...

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile at The Citadel Theatre
05/19/22 - 05/22/22
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and ...

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Blarney Island Opening Weekend
05/20/22 - 05/22/22
The unofficial start to summer, Blarney Island is back! Get started early a...

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Long Grove Chocolate Fest
05/20/22 - 05/22/22
The cocoa-inspired festival has gone virtual for the first time. The Long G...

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Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon
05/22/22
The beautiful course runs 18.5 miles on the upper Des Plaines River in nort...

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Garden Stepping Stone Wine Tasting Event at Vigneto del Bino
05/22/22
Create your own Garden Stepping Stone, while tasting Vigneto del Bino wines...

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Potting Party at Lambs Farm
05/22/22
Join us for a Potting Party at Lambs Farm! Bring your containers to our Gre...

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Cirque Venti and Friends Spring Celebration at Annunciation Episcopal Church
05/22/22
It's an afternoon of chamber music featuring selections from Bernard, E...

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GLMV/MCC Community Bingo at Tighthead Brewery
05/23/22
MCC/GLMV Chamber of Commerce Present: BINGO NIGHT CASH ONLY (Pay at the ...

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Antique Appraisals at Lambs Farm
05/24/22
Gather your friends for a special event supporting Lambs Farm! Bring one...

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Joey's Food Fight Fundraiser at Max's Deli
05/24/22
Joey’s Food Fight Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, May 24th from 5...

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Wednesday Flight Night at 28 Mile Distilling Co.
04/20/22 - 05/25/22
A flight night unlike any other flight night. The Highwood, Lake County Lib...

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Spring Awakening Chef's Dinner at The Chocolate Sanctuary
05/25/22 - 05/26/22
Four course meal $50 per person  ...

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Laguintas Beer Dinner at Wildfire Steak, Chops and Seafood
05/26/22
Calling all beer fanatics! Join Wildfire for a spring beer dinner featu...

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Night Two of Bitter Jester Music Festival
05/27/22
Night Two of the 16th annual Bitter Jester Music Festival! Food • C...

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Paint Your Pet with Sandie Bacon at Dandelion Art Gallery
05/27/22
Join in for a fun Saturday afternoon of painting your pet: dog, cat, guinea...

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05/28/22
Inspired by her love of nature photography and her expertise with computers...

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05/28/22
Marjorie Davidson's work is an exploration of the interplay of color an...

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New Works from the Blue Moon Collective at Blue Moon Gallery
05/28/22
Landscape oil paintings by Marjorie Davidson "Nature Spirits" ...

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Native American Arts and Crafts Sale at  The Antioch Township Center
05/28/22
Find unique hand made items crafted by local Native American craftsmen duri...

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Memorial Weekend Island BBQ Party at Harbor Kitchen + Tap!
05/27/22 - 05/30/22
We are having a Memorial Weekend Island BBQ Party at Harbor Kitchen + Tap! ...

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Grayslake's Memorial Day Parade
05/30/22
Grayslake will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2022....

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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Waukegan
05/30/22
Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor those who have died while s...

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Peter the Pianist at Oaken
02/22/22 - 05/31/22
Enjoy cocktails or dinner in Oaken over live music from Peter the Pianist e...

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National Bike Month in Lake County
05/01/22 - 05/31/22
On April 26, 2022, Libertyville Mayor Donna Johnson signed a proclamation t...

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Nights of the Kings- Movie at College of Lake County
06/03/22
In “La MACA”, a prison ruled by its criminals, a new inmate is ...

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Night Three of Bitter Jester Music Festival
06/03/22
Night Three of the 16th annual Bitter Jester Music Festival! Food •...

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Brothers' Field Movie Nights: The Princess Bride
06/03/22
Once the sun goes down, the stars come out! Enjoy the 35th Anniversary o...

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First Friday on MainStreet Libertyville
06/03/22
Perhaps a wine tasting, special discounts or live music and refreshments wh...

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Bridges Composition Competition Winners Concert at Ravinia Festival
06/03/22
The Fourth Annual Bridges Competition for jazz/classical fusion composition...

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Glenn Miller Orchestra at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 06/03/22
Rescheduled from August 2020 and April 2021.  Enjoy an evening of u...

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Grayslake Spring Farmers Market
04/16/22 - 06/04/22
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sen...

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Erin & Kevin at Roaring Table
06/04/22
Erin & Kevin live at Roaring Table Brewery in Lake Zurich!...

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Antioch Summer Wine Walk
Happening as planned 06/04/22
June 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  COST:$45 CONTACT: ...

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Waukegan Pride Drive
06/04/22
It is the Annual Waukegan Pride Drive! Gates open at 8 a.m. Join in f...

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Fairytale Festival 2022 at Brothers' Field
06/04/22
Welcome to the Kingdom of Brothers' Field! Come out and meet your fa...

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Preview Party and Summer Spotlight Performance with Tempel Lipizzans
06/04/22
An elegant gathering followed by a first look at our live performance progr...

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Lake County Pride Fest 2022
06/04/22
Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community. This event is hosted by the ...

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Felipe Esparza at Genesee Theatre
06/04/22
Known for his blunt, street-smart humor and irreverent on-stage persona,&nb...

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2022 Waukegan Park District Fishing Derby
06/04/22
The Waukegan Park District invites families to participate in the 2022 Fish...

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Lincolnshire Arts Festival
06/04/22
Plan to visit the 24rd Annual Lincolnshire Art Festival! • &...

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Highwood Pride Fest
06/04/22
The full day of activities starts with a ‘Pride Rocks’ family p...

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The Sound of Music at Marriott Theatre
04/13/22 - 06/05/22
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to b...

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Buffalo Grove Pride Parade 2022
06/05/22
We’re incredibly excited for the long-awaited return of the Annual BG...

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10th Annual Lambs Farm Car Show Benefit
06/05/22
You’re invited to Lambs Farm’s 10th Annual Car Show Benefit on ...

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 06/05/22
Won't you be my neighbor? Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood™ Live! ...

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Park on Park Cruise Night in Mundelein
06/08/22
Park On Park Car Show will open on Wedensday, May 11 from 4-8 p.m. on ...

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Concerts in the Park at Cook Park in Wauconda: Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
06/09/22
Grab the kids and lawn chairs, then head out to listen to music brought to ...

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Night Four of Bitter Jester Music Festival
06/10/22
Night Four of the 16th annual Bitter Jester Music Festival! Food • ...

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Six Speed Tranny Acoustic Performance at Black Lung Brewing
06/10/22
Six Speed Tranny comes to Black Lung Brewing for an acoustic performance!...

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March Wine Pairing Dinner, Caribbean Theme at Vigneto del Bino
06/10/22
$54.95/per person Includes 4 course meal, wine pairings with each course, ...

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Jazz Grandstand at Ravinia Festival
06/10/22
After a week of close mentoring by living legends Billy Childs, Rufus Reid,...

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Children's Book Sale at Lake Forest Library
06/09/22 - 06/11/22
Browse and purchase a wide selection of gently-used, bargain-priced childre...

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Paula Poundstone at Genesee Theatre
06/11/22
When Paula Poundstone takes the stage, you know you're in for...

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9th Annual Mundelein Craft Beer Festival
06/11/22
Mundelein Community Connection and Tighthead Brewing Company present the 9t...

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Revive Handmade Markets Summer Bash at Brothers' Field
06/11/22
Warm weather and sunshine, what we have all been patiently waiting for. ...

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March Wine Pairing Dinner, Caribbean Theme at Vigneto del Bino
06/11/22
$54.95/per person Includes 4 course meal, wine pairings with each course, ...

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2022 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Lake Zurich
06/12/22
Come join the Run & Walk  to honor the sacrifice of firefighter St...

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Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in Lake Zurich
06/12/22
It's the fifth year for this event which raises funds for Gold Star vet...

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Fox Lake Triathlon
06/12/22
Back on the shores of Nippersink Lake in Fox Lake, Illinois for it's fi...

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Arbortheater Concerts featuring Good Clean Fun
06/15/22
A dynamic part band that offers fun and an interactive show.  If yo...

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Amos Lee with special guest Neal Francis at Ravinia Festival
06/15/22
With one foot in the real world and the other in a charmed dimension of his...

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Rodrigo y Gabriela at Ravinia Festival
06/16/22
Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are ready to embark on ...

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Story Stroll in the Park with Wauconda Park District
06/13/22 - 06/17/22
A story stroll is a delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus Present Celebration : Juneteenth and Pride Month
06/17/22
Copland: John Henry William Grant-Still: Symphony No1, “Afro-Ameri...

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March Wine Pairing Dinner, Caribbean Theme at Vigneto del Bino
06/17/22
$54.95/per person Includes 4 course meal, wine pairings with each course, ...

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Jackson Browne at Ravinia
06/17/22
Playing guitar and piano, and collaborating with musicians on stage, Jackso...

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Lambs Farm 5k Fun and Fit Family Day
06/18/22
Join us for a fun, family-oriented 5K fun run or two mile walk to benefit L...

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Miranda Sings: Who Wants My Kid? at Genesee Theatre
Rescheduled 06/18/22
Overconfident and tone-deaf, Miranda Sings is the hilarious alter ego of gi...

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Save the Date For 2022 Nostalgia Days
06/18/22
You can finally mark your calendars! Pre-registration will begin in March....

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Annual Grayslake Arts Festival and Wine Tasting
06/18/22
Join us for our Annual Arts Festival and Wine Tasting event as we kick off ...

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Father's Day Fishing Frenzy in Fox Lake
06/18/22
The Father's Day Fishing Frenzy will be on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from...

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Common with Special Guest Black Violin at Ravinia Festival
06/18/22
Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author, and activist,...

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Let Freedom Ring! with the Chicago Sinfonietta
06/18/22
Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Chicago Sinfonietta has been ...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
06/18/22
ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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Juneteenth Journey Lake County Illinois
06/18/22
Bus tour of historic African American sites throughout LAKE COUNTY, Illinoi...

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Stress Management with Herbs at Susanna Farms
06/18/22
Don´t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to relax and manage s...

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Windy City Cluster Dog Shows at the Lake County Fairgrounds
06/09/22 - 06/19/22
Nine all breed shows in 11 days plus the Great Lakes All Terrier Associatio...

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Libertyville Days Festival 2022 - Let's Give It a Shot!
06/16/22 - 06/19/22
The Libertyville Civic Center Foundation would like to announce that plans ...

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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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Summer Camp at Citadel Theatre
06/13/22 - 07/09/22
    Camp Dates: June 13th - July 9th (NO CAMP J...

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Waukegan Park Community Days
05/07/22 - 07/23/22
The Waukegan Park District will host Park Community Days to give residents ...

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Harbor After Hours at Harbor Kitchen + Tap
04/25/22 - 07/31/22
Join us for Harbor After Hours (Sunday - Thursday from 7 to 10p): 1/2 Pr...

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Summer Camp in the Farm at Susanna Farms
06/06/22 - 08/05/22
It's summer camp on the farm. Ride, play and enjoy lots of outdoor acti...

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Free Concerts in the Park Series in Mundelein
05/29/22 - 08/28/22
Bring some lawn chairs and a snack and enjoy these free concerts in the par...

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Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
05/26/22 - 09/01/22
Welcome to the unique world of Blarney Island Drag Boat Racing. Now enterin...

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Six Flags Great America Opens for the 2022 Season
04/15/22 - 09/05/22
The Gurnee amusement park features 17 roller coasters, amazing live shows, ...

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Bill Sienkiewicz: Pop Culture Revolution Exhibit at Dunn Museum
04/16/22 - 09/05/22
Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning a...

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Hurricane Harbor Chicago Opens
05/28/22 - 09/05/22
Experience Chicago’s most thrilling waterpark, Hurricane Harbor, filled wit...

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Lake Zurich Farmers Market
06/03/22 - 09/09/22
The Lake Zurich Farmers Market returns this year on Fridays from 6/3-9/30 f...

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CarFun on 21 in Libertyville
05/18/22 - 09/21/22
MainStreet Libertyville is excited to announce that it will host its entire...

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Antioch's Farmers Market
06/09/22 - 09/22/22
The Antioch Farmers Market will be on Thursdays from June 9-Spetmeber ...

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Gurnee Farmers Market
06/05/22 - 09/25/22
On Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Find locally grown or produced foods at this...

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Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/07/22 - 09/27/22
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is ready to kick off a new season of delectable...

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Block A Food Truck Social at Block A Promenade
05/25/22 - 09/28/22
  Come on down to Main Street in Lake Zurich across from the Promen...

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Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/08/22 - 09/28/22
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sen...

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Fox Lake Summer Art Series Friday Night Concert
06/03/22 - 09/30/22
The Village of Fox Lake invites you to a FREE concert at the Village's ...

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05/08/22 - 10/09/22
The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program is proud to partner with Deer...

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Barrington Farmers Market
06/09/22 - 10/13/22
Featuring local vendors selling produce, handmade goods, kids activities, l...

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Mundelein's Farmers Market
06/17/22 - 10/14/22
The Market will be held on Fridays from 3-7 p.m., June 17 through Octo...

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Deer Park Food Truck Series
05/21/22 - 10/15/22
Calling all Foodies! The monthly Food Truck Series is returning to ...

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Deerfield Farmers Market 2022
06/11/22 - 10/15/22
Join in Every Saturday Morning at the Deerfield Farmers Market June 11 -...

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Waukegan Farmers Market
06/12/22 - 10/16/22
This year the City of Waukegan is opening their first Farmers Mar...

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Buffalo Grove Farmers Market
06/12/22 - 10/16/22
The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market runs Sundays from June 12 through Oct...

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Ravinia Farmers Market in Highland Park
06/01/22 - 10/26/22
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of t...

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Miller's Dog N Suds Drive-In Open For The Season
03/26/22 - 10/29/22
A Family Owned Landmark for over 50 years!!!  Enjoy a meal in the c...

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Green Town on the Rocks Opening Day
05/06/22 - 10/29/22
Start of a new season at the Waukegan Harbor and a new season for Green Tow...

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Lambs Farm Farmyard Open for the Season
04/08/22 - 10/30/22
Mark your calendars for April 8, the opening day of the farmyard season! Th...

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Par King Skill Golf in Lincolnshire Opens for the Season
04/09/22 - 10/30/22
Par-King will be opening for the season in April of 2022. 2022 season wi...

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MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/02/22 - 10/30/22
In 2022, MainStreet Libertyville is celebrating their 42nd year in operatio...

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Remembering 10 Grayslake Stories
02/23/22 - 12/28/22
New Exhibit: Remembering 10 Grayslake Stories.  Open Wed.-Sat....

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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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