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Lake County Family Fun Guide
Water parks, ice skating, tasty candy, basketball, mini golf and laser tag just to scratch the surface...

Zip down the thrilling waterslides at Hurricane Harbor. Experience Six Flags' interactive ride JUSTICE LEAGUE, take a maniacal trip on THE JOKER or take the GOLIATH challenge on the tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster in the world! Are your kids challenging you to a game of one-on-one? Head over to Libertyville Sports Complex for sports and exercise. Visit Volo Auto Museum to see cars from the cinemas like the Delorean from "Back to the Future," the original Batmobile and other famous vehicles. Bring the family for a weekend in Lake County that you won’t forget.

Kidtivities
There's no time to be bored with so much to do! Explore the many kid-friendly activities waiting for your family in Lake County!
Top Picks
There is so much to do in Lake County we've selected some of the most popular picks for family fun.
Museums
Lake County offers a rich past and a respectable collection of family-friendly museums and historical locations.
Hidden Gems
From sitting in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine to building a robot, there are many "hidden gems" just waiting to be found.
Kid's First Experiences
There's a first for everything. Let your children explore Lake County like you did before them.

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Lake County Family Events

08/17/18 - 08/17/18 Coasters after Dark
08/17/18 - 08/18/18 Grayslake Summer Days
08/17/18 - 08/18/18 Little Bear Ribfest
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Summer Days Parade
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Beach Park Fest
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Adult Prom with Live Big Band
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 CSO: Igor Levit Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Ravinia
08/18/18 - 08/18/18 Dvorak's Rusalka: A Mermaid's Tale at Ravinia
07/14/18 - 08/19/18 Pinkalicious
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 Lake Zurich Area Taste of the Towns
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
08/19/18 - 08/19/18 CSO: Frederica von Stade
07/16/18 - 08/20/18 Fencing- Late Summer
08/22/18 - 08/22/18 Chicago Bears Practice at Vernon Hills HS
08/22/18 - 08/22/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Waukegan Vendor Fair
08/23/18 - 08/23/18 Sugarland at Ravinia
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Summer Concert Brass Ambassadors
08/24/18 - 08/24/18 Timo Andres and David Kaplan
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravinia
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Rugged Maniac
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Vintage Baseball
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Pet Rescue Meet & Greets
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Rise & Shine Paddle
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 6th Annual Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Muck Fest 5K Mud Run 2018
08/25/18 - 08/25/18 Tempel Lipizzan's Evening Performance
08/24/18 - 08/26/18 Waukegan Music Festival
08/25/18 - 08/26/18 Heirloom Tomato Weekend
08/25/18 - 08/26/18 25th Annual Potawatomi Trails Pow Wow
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Walk, Ride and Roll
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Dr. Slate and the Sponges of Volo Bog
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 21st Annual Grant Township Center 5K Run/Walk
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Kid's Cooking Class - Calzones
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Bike the Garden
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Oasis "Cruisin' for the Kids' Car Show
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Aaron Pilsan at Ravinia
08/26/18 - 08/26/18 Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown — Celebrating 300 Years of the City of New Orleans
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Moonlit Paddle | Ages 12 - Adult
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Family Paddle Days
08/27/18 - 08/27/18 Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw at Ravinia
08/28/18 - 08/28/18 Christopher Park at Ravinia
08/30/18 - 08/30/18 John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
08/31/18 - 08/31/18 Customer Appreciation Day
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Cardboard Regatta
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Country Nights Pyramid Lights
09/01/18 - 09/01/18 Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins: The Class of 1938
09/01/18 - 09/02/18 Deer Park Art Show
09/02/18 - 09/02/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
09/02/18 - 09/02/18 Twilight Shuffle 5K Run
09/02/18 - 09/02/18 O.A.R. and Matt Nathanson
05/26/18 - 09/03/18 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
08/29/18 - 09/03/18 Buffalo Grove Days 2018
08/31/18 - 09/03/18 Jurassic Quest
09/01/18 - 09/03/18 Labor Day Weekend at Six Flags
09/04/18 - 09/04/18 Sir James Galway
09/05/18 - 09/05/18 Peter Serkin at Ravinia
09/07/18 - 09/07/18 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Northern Illinois Airshow - Wings Over Waukegan
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 GLASA Twilight 5K
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 WRLR Remote Broadcast at Miller's Dog N Suds
09/08/18 - 09/08/18 Lobster Boil on the Beach
08/25/18 - 09/09/18 2015 Lincoln Funeral Car
09/08/18 - 09/09/18 8th Annual Mundelein Arts Festival
09/08/18 - 09/09/18 Hainesville's Civil War Encampment & Battle
09/09/18 - 09/09/18 Superhero Fun Run
09/09/18 - 09/09/18 Flight Behavior
09/09/18 - 09/10/18 Rosh Hashanah at Wildfire
09/11/18 - 09/11/18 Farmers Market Harvest Fest / Touch A Truck
09/12/18 - 09/12/18 Lara Downes: For Lenny
09/15/18 - 09/15/18 Annual Block Party 2018
09/15/18 - 09/16/18 Home Building and Remodeling Show
09/16/18 - 09/16/18 Earth Rise Ft. Angela Walker
05/02/18 - 10/03/18 Lake Zurich's Cruise Nights
05/12/18 - 10/21/18 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
07/12/18 - 10/31/18 Farmstand Open
09/01/18 - 11/04/18 Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Uno's 75th Anniversary
Ongoing Order Pizza for a Smile!
Ongoing Grillin' and Chillin' at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Ongoing Hawthorn Mall Cruise Night
Ongoing Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Ongoing Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
Ongoing Ravinia Farmers Market
Ongoing Train Tours
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Jump Fitness
Ongoing Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District


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LakeCounty
No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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