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Spring has Sprung in Lake County, IL


From the serene and scenic views of the solstice in bloom  Lake County Forest Preserves to seasonal festivals, live events and shows to a range of shopping options, Lake County is a destination that is always in season. Continue here to view our stories.

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!

Top 10 Things To Do in March
Top 10 Things To Do in March
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County
101 Things To Do Under $10 in Lake County
Spring Festivals in Lake County
Spring Festivals in Lake County
Theatre in Lake County
Theatre in Lake County
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners




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.

Visit Santa
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
2022 #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
VLC selected eight winners for the contest run from Labor Day to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning snap by Simon Laufer 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.

Springtime Stroll at Half Day Forest Preserve
Join an educator on a hike to celebrate the arrival of spring. Learn about ...

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Youth Art Month at Adler Arts Center
03/13/23 - 03/23/23
Every March, Youth Art Month is celebrated across the country to bring focu...

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Flight Night at North Shore Distillery
Join North Shore Distillery on Thursdays when they offer a creative fl...

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Indigo Girls at Genesee Theatre
Indigo Girls Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have spent nearly four decades perfo...

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Tumultuous 2020: An Oral History Program
Oral historian, Amanda Riggenbach, will discuss her work on preserving the ...

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Brassfield Dinners at Wildfire
Join in for a spring wine dinner, featuring the delicious California wines ...

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Happy Lobster- Make at Home Lobster Kits
Happy Lobster Meal Kits | Buffalo Creek Brewing - Long Grove (Thu., 3.23) ...

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Orchids After Hours at the Chicago Botanic Garden
02/14/23 - 03/24/23
This year’s Orchid Show celebrates a modern world of living color by ...

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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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