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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.

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.
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

01/24/18 - 01/24/18 Cooking Classes with Chef David
01/25/18 - 01/25/18 Authors Out Loud: Lydia Kang
01/25/18 - 01/25/18 Park Shore & Chain O' Lakes Kennel Clubs Dog Shows
01/26/18 - 01/26/18 Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Jim & Justin
01/27/18 - 01/27/18 Guided Forest Therapy Walk with Linda Karlen at Volo Bog State Natural Area
01/27/18 - 01/27/18 Eagle Extravaganza
01/27/18 - 01/27/18 This is What Epic Looks Like
01/27/18 - 01/27/18 RSMI Singers
01/28/18 - 01/28/18 The Annual Frozen Zucchini 5k Snowshoe Adventure
01/28/18 - 01/28/18 8th Annual 'The Sleds Are Coming' Hockey
01/01/18 - 01/31/18 Keep Warm and Tri On
01/31/18 - 01/31/18 Full Moon Campfire
02/01/18 - 02/01/18 Erth's Dinosaur Zoo at the Genesee Theatre
12/14/17 - 02/02/18 2018 Daddy Daughter Date Night ticket sale
02/02/18 - 02/02/18 Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Papa Cool Band
02/03/18 - 02/03/18 Smilin' Saturday Stories: Gulliver's Travels
02/03/18 - 02/03/18 Daddy Daughter Date Night
02/03/18 - 02/03/18 Long Grove Cocoa Crawl
02/03/18 - 02/03/18 Nature Discovery Day
02/02/18 - 02/04/18 North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament
02/09/18 - 02/09/18 Just the Two of Us Father & Daughter Dancing
02/09/18 - 02/09/18 Owl Prowl
02/09/18 - 02/09/18 Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Smooth Operators
02/09/18 - 02/10/18 Annual Carmel Catholic High School Street Scenes
02/10/18 - 02/10/18 Sweets for Sweetie
02/10/18 - 02/10/18 80th Anniversary Celebration
02/10/18 - 02/10/18 The Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes Tour
01/26/18 - 02/11/18 See How They Run
02/10/18 - 02/11/18 58th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival
02/11/18 - 02/11/18 Wedding, Mitzvah, & Party Showcase
02/11/18 - 02/11/18 Animal Tracking
02/09/18 - 02/14/18 Valentine's Dinner for Two
02/15/18 - 02/15/18 Movies in Nature: Bag It
02/17/18 - 02/17/18 Shades of Bublé
02/17/18 - 02/17/18 Lake County Symphony Orchestra: Timeless Classics
02/18/18 - 02/18/18 Early Music Series: Thomas Meglioranza & David Breitman
01/14/18 - 02/21/18 A Subtle Beauty: The Landscape of Lake County, Illinois
02/16/18 - 02/21/18 Chinese New Year
02/21/18 - 02/21/18 ShutterBugs Nature Photography Club Meets at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Ongoing Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Ongoing CLC’s 37th ‘Recent Works’ Exhibit
Ongoing The Art of Baseball
Ongoing Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Sunday Brunch at Johnny's Chophouse
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 Kids Eat Free Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Ongoing Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District

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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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