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Lake County Illinois CVB

Let's Go Next Weekend
to Lake County, Illinois

Family fun is just next weekend away in Lake County, Illinois. Load up the car and start making memories you'll cherish forever.

Whichever road you choose, discover world-class entertainment, fun-filled attractions, and plenty of dining and shopping to help make this your best summer yet!

Lake County offers over 75 lakes and 30,100 acres of forest preserve land, which rank as the second largest Forest Preserve District in Illinois. Activities are endless as Lake County boasts an array of family-friendly events and attractions from kid-tivities to thrilling adventures. Relax with top-notch concerts and shows, exciting retail, delectable dining options and five-star hotels.

Witness the beauty of Illinois State Parks, like Illinois Beach State Park in Zion located on Lake Michigan, and Chain O'Lakes in Spring Grove, if you love outdoor adventures. Besides boating and fishing, Lake County is home to thrill seekers, nightlife dwellers, nature lovers, culinary critics, history buffs, suds aficionados, shopaholics and so much more! And when you've had your thrills, just make sure to plan your return visit.

Grab our Getaway Guide and head to Lake County, Illinois... Next Weekend.

Six Flags Great America Justice LeagueScream with delight at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee and the companion park, Hurricane Harbor, The thrills you seek are here with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters and the new 4D thrill ride, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis.

  • Buy season passes - free water park, Fright Fest, and guest tickets for friends on special days.
  • Save big on admission when you purchase online at sixflags.com.
  • Check the calendar for dates when local entertainers showcase their talent.

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark ResortSplash into summer fun and head to KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort: Illinois' largest indoor water park. Escape for the weekend and enjoy thrilling water slides, a giant wave pool, exciting arcade action and more. The resort is conveniently located near Lake County attractions like mega-mall Gurnee Mills. KeyLime Cove features these amenities:

  • 414 guest rooms featuring flat screen TVs
  • Paradise Mist Spa for mom and dad
  • A wide variety of food, shops and family-friendly activities

Lake County FairHead to Grayslake and bring the family to the 88th annual Lake County Fair, Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31. Five glorious days of music, food, crafts, livestock auction, carnival rides and competitons.

Check out these special events:

  • Wednesday, July 27th: Motocross, 6 p.m. at the Grandstand and the Miss Lake County Fair Pageant, 7 p.m. at the Black Diamond Theater (located in the Expo Hall).
  • Thursday, July 28th: Truck & Tractor Pull, 7 p.m. at the Grandstand and the Little & Jr. Miss Lake County Fair Queen Pageants, 6 p.m. at the Black Diamond Theater (located in the Expo Hall).
  • Friday, July 29th, the Grandstand hosts the Night of Destruction Demolition event at 7 p.m. The Grandstand Beer Garden is highlighted by a slew of musical performances.
  • Saturday, July 30th: There will be a rumble from the Grandstand as the Pro Rodeo Stampede enters the arena with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31st, Get your engines revved with the Crashfest/Demo Derbies in the Grandstand at 1 p.m.  

Family Fun is Next Weekend Away

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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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