Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau - Things to Do – Calendar of Events
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Next Weekend is just around the corner! Make plans for a night out with dinner and then head to a show at the Genesee Theatre. The kids will love looking at classic cars and movie cars at Volo Auto Museum or enjoy the outdoors at the Lake County Forest Preserve. With summer right around the corner, we can enjoy Lake County staples like Ravinia Festival and Six Flags Great America.

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Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks
Grayslake, IL

Celebrate Fox Lake
Fox Lake, IL

Little Big Town, Counting Crows and Sugarland at Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL

BeachFest at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
Round Lake Beach, IL

Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Old Mill Creek, IL
The Roadshow Band
07/06/19
The Roadshow Band is back! Playing your favorite Classic Rock hits, The Roa...

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Sidewalk Sale Days
07/25/19 - 07/27/19
From the useful to the unique, the shops of Highland Park offer bargains ga...

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Flag Hunting Golf School
06/04/19 - 06/25/19
The full swing school is designed to help players of all ages and abilities...

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Working Golfers Class
06/04/19 - 06/25/19
The working golfers class is designed for the working professionals that ar...

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The History of Preservation in Lake County
06/25/19

The Highland Park Historical Society presents 'A History of Preservation...

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Three Course Beer Dinner Featuring Alter Brewing Company
06/25/19

A three course chef inspired beer dinner featuring crafts from the Alter...

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Summer Concert Series: Rockin' Fenderskirts
06/25/19
Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and Rock Around the Clock to your favorite roc...

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Waukegan Band Concert - American Landscapes
06/25/19
The Waukegan Band has provided the community with high quality music since ...

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Summer Cash Splash
06/05/19 - 06/26/19
Splash into summer cash & FKC Reward Play prizes starting at $1,000! Play w...

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The Stars of the Peking Acrobats
06/26/19
Part of the Kids Concert Series, your little one will love the maneuvers of...

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Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/26/19
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set...

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05/13/19 - 06/27/19

The Heller Nature Center is showcasing a unique Lake Michigan photograph...

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Thursday Live Trivia at Zumbier
06/13/19 - 06/27/19
Every Thursday at 6:30 Zumbier will heat up your night with live trivia. Fu...

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Concert in the Park - Wild Daisy
06/27/19
Known as one of the most energetic, dynamic female-fronted country bands in...

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Beethoven and Brahms
06/27/19
Program:
Beethoven: String Trio No. 5
John Harbison: Piano Qu...

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Farmers Market: Food Plants and Pollinators
06/16/19 - 06/28/19
Coming Soon....

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 Fox Lake Summer Art Series: Night Express
06/28/19
The Village of Fox Lake would like to invite you and your family to our Com...

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Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner at Wildfire
06/28/19
Join Wildfire for our June wine dinner featuring Freemark Abbey Winery. The...

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Little Big Town and Jillian Jacqueline
06/28/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve a seat in the pavilion for an evening of...

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Pierogi Night
06/28/19
Bosacki's and Pierogi Jo's are together again ...

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Flying Wild Educators’ Workshop at Volo Bog State Natural Area
06/29/19

Flying Wild is geared to Middle School Grades, but many activities are a...

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Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks
06/29/19
Come out to Central Park for this wonderful family event! The Taste of Gray...

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Atlanta Drum Academy
06/29/19
Part of the Kids Concert Series, enjoy an afternoon of spectacular percussi...

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Counting Crows: 25 Years and Counting
06/29/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Hidden Gems Garden Walk
06/29/19
Featuring five spectacular gardens in the Libertyville area ? Gather some...

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Sing-Along-Evening
06/29/19
We are going to have sing along with Lindy Johnson playing guitar and playi...

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Celebrate Fox Lake
06/29/19
The Village of Fox Lake is excited to present the Annual Independence Day C...

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BeachFest 2019
06/28/19 - 06/30/19

BeachFest is a free community event with entertainment and activities av...

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Jelly Belly Carnival
06/28/19 - 06/30/19
Join Jelly Belly Candy Company at the ninth annual Jelly Belly Carnival beg...

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Air National Guard Band of the Midwest Concert
06/30/19
Enjoy ANG Band of the Midwest (566th AFB) in a FREE concert on the shores o...

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2019 Waukegan American Independence Parade
06/30/19
United we stand! Celebrate America at the Waukegan Park District's 2019 Ame...

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Sugarland
06/30/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Concert in the Park Featuring
06/30/19
Concert in the Park Featuring "Guitarra Azul" June 30, 2019 Concerts ta...

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2019 Firecracker 5K & 2 Mile Walk for SMILE
06/30/19
Bring the entire family for our annual 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk. Proceeds ben...

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Tempel Lipizzan's Matinee Performance
06/30/19
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set ...

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Steve Miller Band with Matt Andersen
07/01/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Summer Concert Series:The Chicago Skyliners Big Band
07/02/19
Featuring Leslie Beukelman. Formed by Bill O’Connell in 1988, the band’s so...

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T.I. at Ravinia
07/02/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Hawthorn Woods Independence Day Celebration
07/03/19
Fireworks & Concert Event Wednesday, July 3, Dusk Community Park Relax a...

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RSMI Master Class with Robert Levin
07/03/19
Part of the master class, enjoy a free afternoon of pianist Robert Levin....

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Fred Hersch
07/03/19
About The Artist
"One of the small handful of brilliant musicians of ...

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Bitter Jester Music Festival
05/31/19 - 07/04/19
Bitter Jester’s Music Festival featuring some of the best rising-star music...

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Fourth of July: Red White & Boom - Adventures in Lincolnshire!
07/03/19 - 07/04/19
Come out and enjoy this annual celebration. The fun begins on Tuesdaywith ...

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56th Annual Deerfield Family Days
07/03/19 - 07/04/19
Celebration begins Tuesday night at 5pm at the Brickyards Park with food, f...

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July 4th Celebration in Lake Zurich
07/04/19
Join friends and neighbors at Paulus Park as we celebrate Independence Day ...

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Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July Celebration
07/04/19
Enjoy One of the Biggest 4th of July Celebrations in the Area!

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4th Of July Parade And Celebration
07/04/19
Celebrate our nation and 150 years of Highland Park at this year’s Fourth o...

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Deerfield Family Day's Bike Parade
07/04/19
Calling all Kids, Bicycles, and Parents, Join us for Deerfield Family Day’s...

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Dog Show
07/04/19
The 36th annual Family Days Dog Show will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Jewett Park...

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July 4th Fireworks
07/04/19
Celebrate our independence with fireworks at the lakefront! Best spots to s...

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Fireworks at Tighthead Brewing Company
07/04/19

Bring your folding chairs and blankets for a fireworks viewing party in ...

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Zion's 4th of July Celebration
07/04/19
Bring the family out for the 4th of July festival. Enjoy a little league al...

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Freedom Classic 5K Walk/Run
07/04/19
Join us for our 40th on the 4th! Freedom Classic 5K run/walk is a Mundelein...

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2019 Antioch Run for Freedom
07/04/19

Please join us for the 25th Annual Antioch Run For Freedom on Thursday, ...

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Vernon Hills July 4th Parade & Evening Entertainment
07/04/19
The parade steps off at 9:00am and will be bustling with activity as the ma...

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Fox Lake Summer Art Series: Big Fish
07/05/19
The Village of Fox Lake would like to invite you and your family to our Com...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
07/05/19
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street! Perhaps a wine tastin...

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Summer Nights Music & Motorsport Experience
07/05/19
Join us this Fourth of July weekend for a first of it's kind event in the C...

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July 4th Fest at Six Flags Great America
07/03/19 - 07/06/19
Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tr...

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Firecracker Tournament
07/05/19 - 07/06/19

The Firecracker is a 2 Person Scramble golf tournament, 27 hole scratch ...

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Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
07/06/19
Watch living history perform by the late day light. The Evening Performance...

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Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan at Ravinia Festival
07/06/19
Michael McDonald, a former Doobie Brothers frontman and Steely Dan collabor...

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Mundelein Community Days
07/04/19 - 07/07/19
Event includes musical performances, food, drinks, arts and crafts, car sho...

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Annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
07/06/19 - 07/07/19
Stroll and shop among 90 juried artists on the Esplanade. This one-of-a-kin...

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The Music of Queen
07/07/19
Ravinia Festival Orchestra
Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniu...

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Mendelssohn Octet
07/08/19
BGH Classics Series
RSMI Program for Piano & Strings...

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Summer Concert Series: Adam Ezra Group
07/09/19
Once again this dynamic acoustic roots/rock band from Boston will make a st...

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Waukegan Band Concert Series- Asian Splendors & African Sojourns
07/09/19
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to enjo...

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35th Annual Lambs Farm Golf Day
07/09/19
The event will feature two shotgun starts for a quicker pace, additional go...

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Maxwell at Ravinia
07/09/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Lady Antebellum
07/10/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
07/10/19
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set ...

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Park on Park Cruise Night
07/10/19
Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of cla...

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Concert in the Park - Rhythm Rockets
07/11/19
Since 1996, Rhythm Rockets have been a mainstay of the music scene, deliver...

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Fox Lake Summer Art Series: Earth Mother
07/12/19
The Village of Fox Lake would like to invite you and your family to our Com...

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RSMI Master Class with Mihaela Martin
07/12/19
Grab a spot on the lawn or reserve your seat in the pavilion for an evening...

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CSO: West Side Story Film with Orchestra
07/12/19
Classic Oscar-Winning film with score performed live!
David Newman, co...

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Annual Waukegan Scoop
07/12/19 - 07/13/19
The festival being held on Friday and Saturday will include the Scooping do...

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Creedence Revived: A Tribute to CCR
07/13/19
Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by singer/songwriter John Fogerty, skillf...

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Citadel Theatre Presents: A Royal Ball
07/13/19

Citadel Theatre's annual gala is the premiere social event of the summer...

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CSO: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
07/13/19
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Jean-Yve...

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Margaritaville at Barefoot Bay
07/13/19
Leave the kids at home and enjoy an evening swim at Barefoot Bay! Alcoholic...

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Cops N' Bobbers Fishing Derby
07/13/19
Cops 'N' Bobbers Fishing Derby is on Saturday, July 13, 2019 8 am to Noon a...

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Lake County Runway 5K/Walk Race
07/13/19
Come run the runway at this very unique 5k held at beautiful Campbell Airpo...

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I Remember Vietnam
07/13/19
Experience the remarkable stories of Vietnam veterans in a unique one-on-on...

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Dog Days of Summer
07/12/19 - 07/14/19
Libertyville is the site for the Dock Dogs. You can watch as 100 nationally...

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Wauconda Chamber of Commerce 56th IPRA Championship Rodeo
07/13/19 - 07/14/19
The Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the IPRA Champio...

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Annual Civil War Days
07/13/19 - 07/14/19
The boom of cannons, the crack of rifles, the galloping of horse hooves wel...

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Pipe City Lacrosse Festival
07/13/19 - 07/14/19
Pipe City is the largest lacrosse tournament in the Midwest. Nearly 600 gam...

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Lake Zurich Triathlon
07/14/19
Swim
The swim will be a 1.5k single loop and counter-clockwise swim in...

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