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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

06/19/18 - 06/19/18 Waukegan Band Concert Series
06/20/18 - 06/20/18 ShutterBugs Nature Photography Club Meets at Volo Bog State Natural Area
06/20/18 - 06/20/18 Live Music in the Parks: Trippin Billies
06/20/18 - 06/20/18 Trail of Twelve Trees at Volo Bog State Natural Area
06/21/18 - 06/21/18 Movie in the Park
06/21/18 - 06/21/18 Free Movie in the Park
06/21/18 - 06/21/18 John Esposito Golf Clinic
06/22/18 - 06/22/18 Music at the Museum
06/22/18 - 06/22/18 Family Campfires
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Art in the Park
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Fun & Fit Family Day 5k Run / 2 Mile Walk
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Rock Paper Scissors
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Los Luzeros de Rioverde at Ravinia
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Summer Bees
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Families on the Fairway Event
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 2018 Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Pokemon Go Event
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Annual Dog Day
06/23/18 - 06/23/18 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
06/21/18 - 06/24/18 Wauconda Fest
06/22/18 - 06/24/18 Long Grove's Strawberry Festival
06/23/18 - 06/24/18 A Jurassic Event
06/24/18 - 06/24/18 Summer Sampler - Incendio
06/26/18 - 06/26/18 Waukegan Band Concert - American Celebration
06/27/18 - 06/27/18 Live Music in the Parks: Pirates over 40
06/27/18 - 06/27/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/30/18 - 06/30/18 Annual Freedom Classic 5K and Fun Walk
06/30/18 - 06/30/18 Taste of Grayslake Family Picnic & Fireworks
06/30/18 - 06/30/18 Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail
06/30/18 - 06/30/18 HarborFest
06/30/18 - 06/30/18 Vy higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir
06/28/18 - 07/01/18 Mundelein Community Days
06/28/18 - 07/01/18 Jelly Belly Carnival
06/30/18 - 07/01/18 Annual Civil War Days
07/01/18 - 07/01/18 Summer Sampler - Rock Therapy
07/01/18 - 07/01/18 Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail
07/01/18 - 07/01/18 Firecracker 5K and 2-Mile Walk
07/01/18 - 07/01/18 Tempel Lipizzan's Matinee Performance
07/03/18 - 07/03/18 Red White & Boom - Adventures in Lincolnshire!
07/03/18 - 07/03/18 Ksenija Sidorova: Russian Accordian
07/03/18 - 07/03/18 July 3rd Fireworks Over Bangs Lake
06/30/18 - 07/04/18 July 4th Fest at Six Flags Great America
07/03/18 - 07/04/18 Great Lakes Naval Base 4th of July Celebration
07/03/18 - 07/04/18 55th Annual Deerfield Family Days
07/04/18 - 07/04/18 July 4th Celebration in Lake Zurich
07/04/18 - 07/04/18 Antioch's Independence Day Celebration
07/04/18 - 07/04/18 Round Lake Beach 4th of July Celebration
07/05/18 - 07/05/18 Wetland Botany of midsummer at Volo Bog State Natural Area
07/06/18 - 07/06/18 Movies in the Park - Despicable Me 3
07/06/18 - 07/06/18 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
07/07/18 - 07/07/18 The Roadshow Band
07/07/18 - 07/07/18 Chicago Human Rhythm Project's "Stomping Grounds"
07/07/18 - 07/07/18 Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
07/07/18 - 07/07/18 Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
07/07/18 - 07/08/18 Zurko Antique and Flea Market
07/08/18 - 07/08/18 Summer Sampler - Pirates Over 40
07/10/18 - 07/10/18 Waukegan Band Concert Series
07/10/18 - 07/10/18 Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling
07/11/18 - 07/11/18 Live Music in the Parks: Hair Band Night
07/11/18 - 07/11/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
05/12/18 - 07/12/18 Exhibit: Navy Tails
07/12/18 - 07/12/18 Genesee Theatre Summer Film Series Presents Movies, Music and Meals: Selena
07/13/18 - 07/14/18 Annual Waukegan Scoop
07/14/18 - 07/14/18 Art in the Park
07/14/18 - 07/14/18 Grayslake's Annual 5K Family Fun Run
07/14/18 - 07/14/18 Cops N' Bobbers Fishing Derby
07/14/18 - 07/14/18 Tempel Lipizzan's Performance
06/29/18 - 07/15/18 The Secret Garden
07/14/18 - 07/15/18 Family Campout
07/14/18 - 07/15/18 Swashbuckler Weekend
07/14/18 - 07/15/18 PASTA Performs: Lion King
07/15/18 - 07/15/18 Summer Sampler - Out of Storage
07/17/18 - 07/17/18 Waukegan Band Concert Series
07/17/18 - 07/17/18 Waukegan Band Concert Series
07/18/18 - 07/18/18 Live Music in the Parks: Boy Band Night
07/18/18 - 07/18/18 Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
06/21/18 - 08/09/18 Zion's Concerts in the Park Series
07/14/18 - 08/12/18 Pinkalicious
05/26/18 - 09/03/18 Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
05/02/18 - 10/03/18 Lake Zurich's Cruise Nights
05/12/18 - 10/21/18 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
06/06/18 - 10/30/18 Ravinia Farmers Market
07/12/18 - 11/30/18 Farmstand Open
Ongoing Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Uno's 75th Anniversary
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 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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