Calendar of Events for Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site

Calendar of Events

Next Weekend is just around the corner! Make plans for a night out with dinner and then head to a show at the Genesee Theatre. The kids will love looking at classic cars and movie cars at Volo Auto Museum or enjoy the outdoors at the Lake County Forest Preserve. Every season creates long-lasting memories at Lake County staples like Ravinia Festival, Six Flags Great America, Marriott Theatre, Great Wolf Lodge, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more.

Please note, all efforts have been made to verify information prior to publishing, however, changes do occur. Please contact event producers directly to verify such things as times, location, admission price and cancellations.

Illinois Passport at Home: Stay at home, Drink Illinois
05/08/20 - 06/04/20

Passport At Home draws on the success of the annual Drink Illinois Summe...

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Lake County Forest Preserves 2020 Online Native Plant Sale
Virtual 05/18/20 - 07/01/20

Some key details for easy online shopping:

Opening Day at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
Happening as planned 06/02/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on our Opening day on Tuesday, Jun...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Virtual 06/05/20

Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Per...

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Motocross at the Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Canceled 06/05/20 - 06/06/20

Who’s ready for another night of racing? Friday June 5 and Saturda...

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North Shore Pride Fest in Highwood
06/06/20

To kick off Pride Month, Celebrate Highwood is ‘showing its pride ...

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North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K
Canceled 06/07/20

Enjoy a beautiful run through Highland Park’s most scenic spots.

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Prince and Princess Day at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/09/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on their Prince and Princess ...

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Park on Park Cruise Night
06/10/20

Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of ...

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June Adventure Camp at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/08/20 - 06/12/20

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers day camps at the beginning and end of ...

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9th Annual Mundelein's Craft Beer Festival
06/13/20

Mundelein Community Connection and Tighthead Brewing Company will be hol...

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Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival now Virtual
Virtual 06/13/20

Celebrate the start of summer with the Waukegan Park District at the 21s...

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Waukegan Symphony Orchestra at Orlin Trapp Auditorium
06/13/20

Founded in 1974, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a true “...

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Chain O'Lakes Championship Sponsored by Bowfishing Association of Illinois
06/13/20

A BAI favorite with a lower entry fee to offset chain sticker costs! $15...

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2020 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Lake Zurich
06/14/20

Come join the Run & Walk  to honor the sacrifice of firefighter...

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Fox Lake Triathlon
06/14/20

Sunday, June 14, 2020 brings you to the shores of Nippersink Lake in Fox...

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Creative Fine Art Photography: Online with the Chicago Botanic Garden
Virtual 05/12/20 - 06/16/20

Discover how to see and convey your creative vision of the world in phot...

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 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder at Marriott Theatre
06/15/20 - 06/16/20

Acclaimed singer and muliti-instrumentalist John-Mark McGaha (The Ray Ch...

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Trivia Night at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/16/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on their Trivia Night and bring yo...

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Boozy Book Club @ NSD
06/17/20

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for the next meeting our our...

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Antioch's Wizards Weekend
06/20/20

Join us to celebrate all things of a magical nature…bring your ow...

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Zion's 34th Annual Nostalgia Days
Canceled 06/20/20

Nostalgia Days is Lake County's largest and longest running car, tru...

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ArtWauk in Waukegan
06/20/20

ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Eac...

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Father's Day Fishing Frenzy in Fox Lake
06/20/20

The Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department will host the Fa...

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7th Annual Fun & Fit Family Day at Lambs Farm
06/20/20

Families can enjoy a brisk two mile walk or 5k run around Old School For...

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Day at the Circus at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/23/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market for their Day at the Circus for li...

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Highwood's Inferno Fest
06/24/20

Taking place on June 24 during the popular Highwood Evening Gourmet Mark...

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Bitter Jester Music Festival
06/05/20 - 06/26/20

Bitter Jester’s Music Festival featuring some of the best rising-s...

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Long Grove's Strawberry Festival
06/26/20

Historic Downtown Long Grove’s annual homage to strawberry season ...

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Celebrate Fox Lake Celebration and Fireworks
06/27/20

The Village of Fox Lake is excited to present the Annual Independence Da...

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Festival of Fine Arts at The Art Center of Highland Park
06/26/20 - 06/28/20

The Art Center Highland Park’s Festival of Fine Arts is located ju...

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Festival of Fine Arts at The Art Center of Highland Park
06/27/20 - 06/28/20

The Art Center Highland Park is hosting their 22nd Annual Festival ...

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Meet the Herd! Virtual Meetings with Lambs Farm
Virtual 04/27/20 - 06/30/20

The Libertyville's Farmyard friends are here to help you through thi...

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Tropical Luau at the Fox Lake Farmers Market
06/30/20

Come join the Fox Lake Farmers Market on thier Tropical Luau day to enjo...

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Red, White and Blue Adventure Camp at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/29/20 - 07/01/20

Campers can now enjoy fun camp activities right before July 4! They will...

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Mundelein Community Days 2020
07/02/20 - 07/05/20

The Mundelein Community Days festival has something for everyone—c...

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The World Goes 'Round at the Marriott Theatre
05/27/20 - 07/26/20

Cabaret! Chicago! Kiss of the Spider Woman! New York, New York! Zorba! F...

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Elephant and Piggie's
06/12/20 - 07/26/20

Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems&...

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Camp CBG at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/15/20 - 08/14/20

Camp CBG offers morning and afternoon camps, supervised lunch, and full-...

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Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
06/05/20 - 08/21/20

Every other Friday through August 21, come out for Food Truck Fridays. W...

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Highwood's Evening Gourmet Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 08/26/20

Why make dinner at home when you can spend the evening with friends and ...

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Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
06/01/20 - 09/03/20

Welcome to the unique world of Blarney Island Drag Boat Racing. Now ente...

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Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays in Highland Park
06/04/20 - 09/03/20

Food Truck Thursdays  will return to the Ravinia District June 4 th...

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Historic Preservation Commission Walking Tours in Highland Park
05/27/20 - 09/07/20

The Historic Preservation Commission has produced four wonderful archite...

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Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/30/20 - 09/07/20

The popular Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns. Visitors are im...

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Lake Zurich Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 09/11/20

The Lake Zurich Farmers Market returns this year on Fridays from 6/5-9/1...

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Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/03/20 - 09/23/20

Over 40 vendors featuring home grown, homemade products. Michigan fruits...

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Vernon Hills Farmers Market
06/11/20 - 09/24/20

Local vendors will display their goods weekly, June 11 through Sept...

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Mundelein's Farmers Market
06/19/20 - 09/25/20

Mundelein Community Connection is bringing back the Mundelein Farmers Ma...

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Antioch's Street Market 2020
06/28/20 - 09/27/20

The Antioch Street Market will offer a variety of goods and vary fr...

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The Wadsworth Farmers Market
06/10/20 - 09/30/20

Wednesday’s 3-7 pm - June 10-Sept 30

Come out and s...

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Zion's Farmers Market
06/17/20 - 09/30/20

Come for the great selections, enjoy the entertainment and make new frie...

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Ravinia Farmers Market in Highland Park
06/03/20 - 10/07/20

Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some o...

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Lake Bluff Farmers Market
06/05/20 - 10/09/20

From produce, proteins and pastries to flowers, cheese and more, the Lak...

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Deerfield's Farmers Market
06/13/20 - 10/10/20

Come join the Village of Deerfield every Saturday morning at the De...

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Buffalo Grove's Farmers Market
06/14/20 - 10/11/20

Looking for farm-fresh produce and homemade food items? Come to Buffalo ...

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Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America' at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/30/20 - 10/11/20

The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden features trains running on 1...

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Barrington's Farmers Market
06/18/20 - 10/15/20

The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selli...

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MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/04/20 - 10/22/20

In 2020, the MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market is celebrating ...

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Lambs Farm - Farmyard Open for the Season
04/10/20 - 10/25/20

Mark your calendars for April 10, the opening day of the farmyard season...

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Boating Season Begins at Waukegan Harbor & Marina
03/01/20 - 11/01/20

The 2020 boating season is officially underway! Take your vessel ou...

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Sinatra Sundays: Featuring Antonio Duca at Ron Onesti's Club 210
01/05/20 - 12/27/20

Join Ron Onesti's Club 210 every Sunday night for Ron’s famous...

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Tap Room Trivia Wednesday's at Buffalo Creek Brewing
01/01/20 - 12/30/20

Tap Room Trivia is every Wednesday.  Come enjoy a pint while play a...

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Open Mic at Copper Fiddle Distillery
01/02/20 - 12/31/20

Get here early! Every first & third Thursday enjoy Open Mic Nig...

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Six Flags Great America 2020 Season
05/02/20 - 12/31/20

The Six Flags Great America 2020 season kicks off on May 2 and runs thro...

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First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Ongoing

Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown L...

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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Ongoing
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts...

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Bingo Tuesdays
Ongoing
Free to play, prizes given out each round. Grand prize is always something...

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Fish Fry Friday
Ongoing
Come out to Lindy's for a Friday Fish Fry! Your choice of baked or fried No...

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Lindy's Happy Hour Special
Ongoing
Join Lindy's Landing Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. for 1/2 price appe...

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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
Ongoing
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery,...

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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
Ongoing

At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Ev...

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Long Grove Confectionery Chocolate Factory Tour
Ongoing

Hear a brief history of our candy kitchen. See incredible chocolates bei...

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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Ongoing

Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy li...

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Guided Tours at the Volo Bog
Ongoing

As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of...

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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Ongoing
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out...

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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
Ongoing
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and ...

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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Ongoing
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every...

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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Ongoing
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. ...

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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Ongoing

Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday N...

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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
Ongoing
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports ba...

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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you...

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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Ongoing
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other me...

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Sails Unfurled: The Dawn of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1865 Exhibit at National Museum of the American Sailor
Ongoing

The National Museum of American Sailor's brand new permanent exhibit...

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