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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

10/19/18 - 10/20/18 Halloween Hikes
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Pamela Frank
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Waukegan's 8th Annual ZombieWauk
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Spooky Pooch Parade
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Princesses & Monsters
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Itty Bitty Pumpkin Patch
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Day of the Dead in Waukegan
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 SkipperBud's Spooktacular
10/20/18 - 10/20/18 Antioch's Fall Arts & Crafts Faire with Monster Bash, Treat the Streets and Weiner Races
05/12/18 - 10/21/18 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
10/21/18 - 10/21/18 ‘Broadway: Close To You’
10/21/18 - 10/21/18 Volo Bog Fall Color Walk
10/21/18 - 10/21/18 CROCtoberfest
10/24/18 - 10/24/18 Community Pumpkin Carving
10/24/18 - 10/24/18 Long Grove Pumpkin Carving
10/24/18 - 10/24/18 Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
10/25/18 - 10/25/18 All Treats, No Tricks
10/25/18 - 10/25/18 Illinois Timeline Trivia
10/25/18 - 10/25/18 Gurnee Mills' Boo Bash
10/26/18 - 10/26/18 Zombie Apocalypse Training
10/26/18 - 10/26/18 Lincolnshire's Annual Boo Bash
10/26/18 - 10/26/18 Vernon Hills Fall Fest
10/26/18 - 10/26/18 Trick or Treat Historic Downtown Long Grove
10/26/18 - 10/26/18 Long Grove Historical Society Ghost Walk
10/26/18 - 10/27/18 Halloween Hoopla
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Kid's Cooking Class - Halloween!
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Grayslake's Business Trick or Treat
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Fall Fest & Trick or Treat at the Deer Park Town Center
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Waukegan Halloweenfest 2018
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Svengoolie at the Volo Auto Museum
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Spooktacular
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Halloween Scary Skate
10/27/18 - 10/27/18 Mundelein's Boo Bash
09/28/18 - 10/28/18 The Little Foxes
10/24/18 - 10/28/18 Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
10/24/18 - 10/28/18 Halloween Town
10/26/18 - 10/28/18 Create your Own Glass Pumpkin
10/28/18 - 10/28/18 Halloween Hound Parade
10/28/18 - 10/28/18 Trick or Treat Wauconda Main Street
10/28/18 - 10/28/18 Author Talk: Gavin Van Horn on "The Way of the Coyote"
10/01/18 - 10/29/18 Susan G Komen: More than Pink
10/29/18 - 10/29/18 Halloween Slimeology Lab
10/29/18 - 10/29/18 Halloween Slimeology Lab
10/29/18 - 10/29/18 Halloween in Hollywood
10/03/18 - 10/30/18 "Women Undefined" Photography Collective at the Adler Center
10/30/18 - 10/30/18 Halloween Fest at Libertyville Sports Complex
10/30/18 - 10/30/18 Spoooky Scaaaary Stories
07/12/18 - 10/31/18 Farmstand Open
09/22/18 - 10/31/18 Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
10/20/18 - 10/31/18 Great Pumpkin Celebration
10/31/18 - 10/31/18 Trick or Treat on MainStreet
10/31/18 - 10/31/18 Trick or Treating at Hawthorn Mall
10/31/18 - 10/31/18 Tot Time Halloween Bash
11/02/18 - 11/02/18 First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
11/03/18 - 11/03/18 The Mundelein Market Holiday Fair
11/03/18 - 11/03/18 Truth Be Told - A Night of Personal Storytelling
11/03/18 - 11/03/18 Fall Artisan Fair
11/03/18 - 11/03/18 Bird Walk
09/01/18 - 11/04/18 Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
11/04/18 - 11/04/18 Lake County Automotive Swap
11/04/18 - 11/04/18 Pumpkin Drop
11/08/18 - 11/08/18 Polar Express Movie Event
11/10/18 - 11/10/18 Waukegan Park District's Turkey Trot 2018
11/10/18 - 11/10/18 Of Bogs & Books
11/10/18 - 11/10/18 The Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes Tour
11/09/18 - 11/11/18 Veteran's Day Sale
11/10/18 - 11/11/18 Zurko Antique and Flea Market
11/11/18 - 11/11/18 Turkey Trek
11/15/18 - 11/15/18 An Evening of Giving
11/17/18 - 11/17/18 Rhythm Future Quartet
11/17/18 - 11/17/18 Tree Lighting and Celebration
11/16/18 - 11/18/18 Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine and Jukebox Show
11/17/18 - 11/18/18 Country Christmas
11/18/18 - 11/18/18 42nd Annual Guest Artist Concert: John Fedchock
11/18/18 - 11/18/18 Kid's Cooking Class - Pumpkin Pancakes
11/18/18 - 11/18/18 Free Movie Night: Cars 3
09/29/18 - 12/15/18 Grayslake Fall Market
10/05/18 - 12/30/18 Shrek the Musical
07/01/18 - 12/31/18 Embracing Change: The Growth of Grayslake
Ongoing The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
Ongoing Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Ongoing Lambs Farm - Farmyard Open for the Season
Ongoing Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
Ongoing Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Ongoing Ravinia Farmers Market
Ongoing Rainforest Cafe Educational Adventure
Ongoing Carl and Lily Tolpo: Art Osmosis
Ongoing Family Movie Series
Ongoing 20th Century Children's Toys
Ongoing $2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
Ongoing Yarnstorm Club
Ongoing Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
Ongoing ?A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth
Ongoing Jump N Jam Fridays
Ongoing Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood
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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