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Fall Into Autumn in Lake County, IL


From the flower-filled meadows of the Lake County Forest Preserves to outdoor festivals, live events and shows to a range of shopping options, Lake County is a fantastic destination during the fall months. Continue here to learn about Lake County's Road Trips.

We encourage you to explore our local venues. View the local perspective from our insider's guide on top places to visit, outdoor adventures in a Lake County wonderland, exquisite cuisine, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more! Top off your land of lakes experience with the best Lake County events and festivities.





Whether you're into having a splashing good time or a thrill-seeker or something else in between...see what's at the top of our list in Lake County!

Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Light Displays in Lake County, Illinois
Holiday Light Displays in Lake County, Illinois
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Holiday Your Way in Lake County
Top 10 of November in Lake County
Top 10 of November in Lake County
Autumn Sights on Lake County's Trails
Autumn Sights on Lake County's Trails
Fall Festivals in Lake County 2022
Fall Festivals in Lake County 2022




Time To Eat!

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Take It To Go!
Get It To Go!
Whether you are out playing outside, exhausted from remote learning with the kiddies or at work, be sure to check out our Lake County spots for takeout!

Who's Open?
Breweries, wineries & distilleries along the Libation Trail. Indoor, alfresco-style, curbside & takeout options to toast while enjoying Lake County Libation Trail Week.

Holiday Dining GuideDining Guide
Experience the delectable eats prepared by the land of lakes makers. Indoor dining is now back! Check out our Dining Guide for open venues in Lake County.



Best way to experience the every season is from one of our local guides. Awesome architechtural gems, stupendous street art, summer recreation and more...
the only part of the story missing is you!

15 Lake County Architectural Gems
15 Lake County Architectural Gems
Lake County is known for it's iconic, eccentric and historical structures. Here are 15+ cool land of lakes architectural gems.

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Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Art is everything in the land of lakes. Whether it's a mural sketched on our favorite store or installations popping up around town, the knack for art is fluent in Lake County.

#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
2021 #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
VLC selected six winners for the contest run from mid-Sept. to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning snap by Chadwick Miller and other winners/honorable mentions!

Tasty TuesdayTasty Tuesdays in Lake County
 Any day is a great day to order out and eat Lake County local. It's tasty Tuesday-o'clock somewhere in someone's mind, Treat your taste buds to our world-class cuisine. 



Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. While we get through this public health crisis together, start planning your adventure .
View our upcoming events below or visit and search our entire calendar of events.

Weizenbock Returns To Bosacki's Brewery
Happening as planned 11/18/22 - 11/27/22
The Weizenbock Returns To Bosacki's Brewery...

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Step by Step Productions Festival of Arts and Crafts at the Lake County Fairgrounds
11/25/22 - 11/27/22
Highly attended arts & craft show which features handmade items only. ...

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Post A Letter To Santa From A Pony
11/25/22 - 11/27/22
Join on the farm for a day of holiday fun and festivities. Have you...

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Make Your Own Glass Ornaments / Icicles at Peter Patterson Glassworks
11/26/22 - 11/27/22
Make your own ornaments and/or icicles for the season.  They make grea...

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Bird Walk at the Volo Bog State Natural Area with Lisa
Join the Volo Bog State Natural Area for a bird walk, ideal for novice bird...

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Mickey Finn's Holiday Faire
Please join in at Mickey Finn’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving. All...

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Tree Lighting Ceremony in North Chicago
Visit North Chicago's city hall for the city tree lighting. The free experi...

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Pints & Purls at Nightshade
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Knit one, purl two, how about a brew? Joining Pi...

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Now is the perfect time for daydreaming. Enjoy photos from our social media friends throughout Lake County.
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