50+ Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Lake County 2024

By: Stephanie Wylie 01/30/2024

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and Lake County is gearing up to celebrate romance in style. From enchanting dinner experiences to unique events that cater to every taste, Lake County has a plethora of Valentine's Day festivities to make your heart skip a beat. Whether you're planning a romantic evening with your significant other a fun-filled day with friends or a solo adventure, our guide to Valentine's Day events in the area is here to ensure that this year's celebration is nothing short of memorable. Get ready to indulge in love, laughter and delightful experiences that will make this Valentine's Day truly special.





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Lake County has dozens of dinner deals, hotel packages and other unique events going on to show that special someone you care on everyone's favorite Hallmark holiday. Browse 50 Valentine's Day date ideas in Lake County 2024 to impress your significant other. 

February marks the celebration of Lake County Libation Trail and Lake County February Flavor Fest, complete with a Check-In Challenge. Immerse yourselves in the delectable world of treats and libations, creating lasting memories along the trail. INFO»

Tasting Room at Vigneto del Bino in Antioch (January 12-June 1). INFO»

"In The Heights" at Marriott Theatre at the Lincolnshire Marriott (January 24-March 17). INFO»

Beginner Calligraphy for Valentine's at Oaken Bistro in Lake Forest (February 1). INFO»

Valentine's Paint and Sip at Deerfield Park District (February 1).  INFO»





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Chefs' Special at L'Americain inside American Place Casino in Waukegan (February 1). INFO»

"The Play That Goes Wrong" at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan (February 2). INFO»

Cookie Decorating: Valentine's Day Workshop at Deerfield Park District (February 3). INFO»

Hearts and Flowers Workshop at Deerfield Park District (February 3). INFO»

Vernon Hills Winterfest at Century Park (Febraury 3). INFO»

Classic Distillery Tour at North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks (February 3). INFO»

Timeless Masters: Bach and Rach Times Two with Lake County Symphony Orchestra in Grayslake (February 3). INFO»

Tour and Taste at Phase Three Brewing Company in Lake Zurich (Febraury 3). INFO»

Tapping History Pub Crawl in Downtown Grayslake (February 3). INFO»

Make Your Own Heart at Peter Patterson in Mundelein. (January 27-February 4) INFO»





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Cookie Decorating - Valentine's Day Platter at The Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 4) INFO»

Paint Nite - Happy Little Birds at North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks (February 7). INFO» 

Ravioli Pasta Class at the Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 8). INFO» 

Creat Your Own Charcuterie Board Class at Grandwood Park District Community Center in Gurnee (February 9). INFO» 

The Rocket Man Show at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan (Febraury 9) INFO» 

Cupid is Stupid at Parched Pug in Libertyville (February 9) INFO» '

Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience at Austin's in Libertyville (February 9). INFO»

7th Annual Cocoa Crawl in Historic Downtown Long Grove (February 10). INFO»

Valentine's Day Partner Challenge (14+) at Mundelein Parks and Recreation District (February 10) INFO»

Valentine's Night Out ft. Brass from the Past at Austin's in Mundelein (February 10) INFO»





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Skate with a Date at Top Shelf in Gurnee (February 10) INFO»

Valentine 5 Course Dinner at Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 10) INFO»

Gale Gand - French Desserts for a Crowd at the Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 10). INFO»

Family Valentine's Day Party at O'Toole's Libertyville (February 10) INFO»

Love Overboard: A Murder Mystery Dinner at Jimmy's Charhouse in Libertyville (February 10). INFO»

Cocoa & Cookies Children's Valentine Party at Lambs Farm in Greeb Oaks (February 11). INFO»

Ultimate Girls Night Out at The Vine in Grayslake (February 13). INFO»

Galentine's Day Girls Night Out at The Side Lot in Wauconda (February 13) INFO»

Valentine's Day Dinner at Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 14). INFO»

The Orchid Show of Wonders at the Chicago Botanic Garden (February 10-March 24). INFO»

Orchids After Hours at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe (February 14-March 22). INFO»

"Silent Sky" at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest (February 14-March 17). INFO»





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Winter Cocktail Class at Oaken Bistro and Bar at The Forester in Lake Forest (February 16). INFO»

Ladies Request Night at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake (February 16). INFO»

Let's Wine About Winter in Libertyville (February 17). INFO»

Fall in Love with Relish Events at Independence Grove in Libertyville (February 18). INFO»

Cookie Decorating - Love-ly Gnomes at Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville (February 18). INFO»

Ravinia on Tour: Jazz Alumni from the Steans Music Institute at Bennett Gordon Hall in Highland Park (February 27). INFO»

Treat you and your special someone to a classic Italian pastry (or two) when you visit Tony Cannoli in Mundelein. (year-round) INFO»

Take an evening stroll on Solar Lit Trails at Lake County Forest Preserves (through March 10). INFO»

Relive your childhood and share a sled with your significant other on one of the  many sledding/tubing hills found in Lake County (throughout winter) INFO»

Bird Walk at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingelside (Sundays in February). INFO»





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Whirlyball in Vernon Hills where bumper cars meet lacrosse (year-round). INFO»

Tours at Long Grove Confectionery Co. in Long Grove (year-round. available by appointment). INFO»

Explore Lake County Forest Preserve's many skateable lakes and ponds. INFO»

Visit Ma & Pa's Candy in Long Grove (year-round). INFO»

Extreme Flight Simulator in Gurnee (year-round) INFO»

For more Valentine's Day Date Ideas, continue here. To get a taste of all of the special offers during Lake County February Flavor Fest, click here

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