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

Calendar of Events

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, several of our events have turned virtual. You can experience Lake County from the comfort of your home on our Lake County @Home page. Have you been staring at your computer for too long? Take a social distancing adventure through nature at one of the Lake County Forest Preserves or our state natural areas like Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park or Volo Bog State Natural Area. Dine on the delectable bites by eating alfresco or devour world-class cuisine in the comfort of your home with curbside pickup, takeout or delivery. Our local wineries, breweries and distilleries offer sumptuous spirits, vibrant vinos and breathtaking brews compliments of the Lake County Libation Trail. All of this and so much more as Lake County entities reopen.

Lake County Restaurant Week
Lake County Restaurant Week
Volo Auto Museum Reopens
Volo Auto Museum Reopens
Blarney Island Reopens
Blarney Island Reopens
For The Love of Chocolate: Long Grove's Bite-Size Celebration
For The Love of Chocolate: Long Grove's Bite-Size Celebration
ArtWauk in Waukegan
ArtWauk in Waukegan

One Pan Apricot Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Cooking Class at Oh Olive!
05/12/21
Back by popular demand: Oh Olive cooking classes! Small, safe, & person...

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Woods, Waters and Wildflowers - A Climate Walk with a Scientist at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
05/12/21
Enjoy a spring-evening walk while learning about the impacts of climate cha...

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Veteran Birding and Photography Virtual Presentation with Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 05/12/21
Learn about the basics of photography and birding while exploring nature ho...

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On The Air at Copper Fiddle Distillery
05/12/21
Tight Harmonies.  Radio Songs.  Music that might take you back to...

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Mamma Mia Pizza at Tighthead
05/13/21
Mama Mia Pizza Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:00 PM  8:00 PM...

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Bike Night at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson and North Shore Distillery
05/13/21
Come Party with NSD and Lake Shore Harley-Davidson from 5-8pm! Everyone is ...

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Volo Bog Walk with a Naturalist - Tamarack View Trail
05/13/21
Come see what changes with the seasons!   Meet outside the Visito...

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Volo Auto Museum Reopens
05/14/21
Opening day is set for May 14, rain or shine, as long as the region is in C...

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Friday Flicks with the Mundelein Park District Presents: Moana
05/14/21
Moana Activities: Dress Tropical, Luau Bingo & Snack Pack Prog: 0011....

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Friday Flicks:  Moana with Mundelein Parks and Recreation District
05/14/21
Join in for the Friday Flicks Movie Series! Dress in your tropical wear, pa...

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May Wine Dinner Pairing at Vigneto del Bino Winery
05/14/21
Friday, May 14th (limited availability) Sat, May 15th (sold out) New date...

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Richardson Adventure Farm Tulip Fest
04/10/21 - 05/15/21
Yes, that’s right! Tulips – the flower of Passion! 5 acres of t...

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Plant and Flower Days with Waukegan Park District
05/14/21 - 05/15/21
April showers brought the May flowers! With a $4 or $8 donation per plant/f...

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Art Wauk
05/15/21
Art Wauk - May 15, 2021 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Harbor Gallery ART WAUK - Feat...

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White Rose Ceremony at Freedom Farm for Vets
05/15/21
Please join your comrades and family on Saturday, May 15th, Armed Forces Da...

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Three Embers SUPPERCLUB
05/15/21
Three Embers Restaurant hosts Lincolnshire SupperClub Saturdays May 15th &a...

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Taste of Six Flags Food Festival in Gurnee
05/15/21
Rides, Tastes, and Brews! Spring is in the air and the thrills are b...

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Blarney Island - Opening Weekend!
05/15/21
Join us Saturday May 15th to Kick Off our 120th Season at Blarney Island!! ...

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Downpour and Who's Who at Sideouts Sports Tavern
05/15/21
Downpour AC/DC Tribute Rocks Sideouts with Who's Who!...

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Avian Art at Volo Bog State Natural Area
04/10/21 - 05/16/21
Spring is a time to find joy in the anticipation - of longer days, warmer w...

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For the Love of Chocolate - Long Grove's Bite-Size Celebration
05/14/21 - 05/16/21
Pre-registration and tickets, which are mandatory, will be available in ear...

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Chicago Botanic Garden Self-Guided Woods Walk
05/16/21
Sundays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6, 2021 11a.m. – 2p...

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Jack Williams at the Lake County Folk Club - Live Stream Event
Virtual 05/16/21
The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, is shaped ...

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North Suburbs Cars and Coffee at Hawthorn Mall
05/16/21
Cars and Coffee Networking Event is back again for its fifth year! New l...

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World Migratory Bird Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area
05/16/21
Participants complete activities, get their passports stamped and compete f...

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Venetian Village - Food Truck Frenzy!
05/16/21
Hey food truck lovers, don’t miss today’s amazing food truck ev...

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Potting Party at Lambs Farm
05/16/21
Join in on Sunday, May 16 for a Potting Party! Bring your containers to ...

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Taste of Six Flags Food Festival in Gurnee
05/16/21
Rides, Tastes, and Brews! Spring is in the air and the thrills are b...

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Chicago Botanic Garden Spring Bird Walk
05/01/21 - 05/18/21
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8 – 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 8 –...

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Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Day at Volo Bog State Natural Area
05/18/21
If you enjoy working outdoors, contact the team for details. ...

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Beelows Cigar Dinner
05/18/21
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 847-540-0600 OR VISIT BEELOWS.COM $89 PER PERSON INCL...

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Fire & Smoke Food Truck at Tighthead
05/20/21
Fire & Smoke Food Truck  Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:00 PM&nb...

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Sangria Dinner at Wildfire Steak, Chops and Seafood
05/20/21
Join Wildfire for a Sangria Dinner as they offer a custom four-course menu ...

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Lake County Astronomical Society Zoom Event with Volo Bog State Natural Area
Virtual 05/21/21
The Lake County Astronomical Society welcomes Dr. Raffaella Margutti, Assoc...

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Antioch Chamber Golf Outing with Dinner and Raffles, 5/21/21
05/21/21
Join Antioch's Business Community and the Public  for our annual C...

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May Wine Dinner Pairing at Vigneto del Bino Winery
05/21/21
New date: Friday, May 21st (availability) 6:30-8:30 Menu   Appet...

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Organic Plant Sale at Liberty Prairie Foundation
05/03/21 - 05/22/21
2021 Annual Organic Plant Sale -- Ordering Begins May 3rd Get ready to get...

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Pint of Music- Darryl Markette at Buffalo Creek Brewing Co.
05/22/21
Darryl is set to rock out Buffalo Creek's Biergarten Stage with 3 hours...

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Three Embers SUPPERCLUB
05/22/21
Three Embers Restaurant hosts Lincolnshire SupperClub Saturdays May 15th &a...

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Artist Reception:  Kelly Witte and Adam Reh at Blue Moon Gallery, Grayslake
05/22/21
Join Blue Moon Gallery for TWO Fabulous Guest Artists: Kelly Witte and Adam...

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Improv Comedy Show at Improv Playhouse
05/22/21
The BYOM (Bring Your Own Masks) Shows FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW - 7:30pm &...

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Loop The Lake 5K in Vernon Hills
05/22/21
This year, Loop the Lakes 5K Walk/Run has two start times with 50 spots ava...

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Bird Walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Happening as planned 05/22/21
Join the Volo Bog State Natural Area for a bird walk. Ideal for novice bird...

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Taste of Six Flags Food Festival in Gurnee
05/22/21
Rides, Tastes, and Brews! Spring is in the air and the thrills are b...

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Vipers Battle of the Border - Spring at Top Shelf Ice Arena
04/09/21 - 05/23/21
Vipers Battle on The Border-Spring 2021 Tournament - Open to the Public ...

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Lake County Restaurant Week: Ten Days to Savor 2021
05/14/21 - 05/23/21
It's Ten Days to Savor! Discover delectable dining all across Lake Coun...

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Clue:  Stay-at-Home Edition with The Kirk Players, Mundelein
Virtual 05/22/21 - 05/23/21
On demand access - pre-order and watch later!  Based on the iconic...

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Native Shrub and Tree Sale at Volo Bog State Natural Area
05/22/21 - 05/23/21
The Friends of Volo Bog are pleased to bring you native plants for your yar...

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Virtual Song Circle with Lake County Folk Club
Virtual 05/23/21
Hosted by David Callan.  Come and join in online to play or just l...

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Taste of Six Flags Food Festival in Gurnee
05/23/21
Rides, Tastes, and Brews! Spring is in the air and the thrills are b...

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Just Cause:  The Experience, Online Theatre with Citadel Theatre
05/27/21
Set against the current backdrops including the death of George Floyd, the ...

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Mundelein Parks - Splash Into Summer
05/28/21
Join us for a splashin’ good time at Barefoot Bay! Swimming, music, g...

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Grayslake Spring Farmers Market
04/10/21 - 05/29/21
Plans for the 2021 Market are in the works with the opening day scheduled f...

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Phil's Beach, Wauconda Opens for the Season
05/29/21
Phil’s Beach opens on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29, 2021, at 1:00pm.&...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog - May 2021
05/01/21 - 05/30/21
Spring time Guided Tours of Volo Bog (the only quaking bog in Illinois)! V...

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BARRINGTON ART FESTIVAL
05/29/21 - 05/30/21
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Bourbon Single Cask Release Party at Copper Fiddle Distillery
05/30/21
You love Copper Fiddle Bourbon. This is a special release event. They will ...

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Waukegan History Museum Baseball Exhibit
04/23/21 - 05/31/21
Play ball! Excited about opening day?! Learn about the early history of bas...

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Moms Helping Moms Mother's Day Diaper Drive at Hawthorn Mall
05/01/21 - 05/31/21
In honor of Mother's Day, Hawthorn will be hosting a Moms Helping Moms ...

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Memorial Day Commemoration
05/31/21
Location: Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive Contact: ...

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Social Justice Film Group!!
06/02/21
Happy Wednesday! Look what is coming up on the first Wednesday in May! ...

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Lucky Burger and Grill Food Truck at Tighthead
06/03/21
  Lucky Burger and Grill Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:00 PM&nbs...

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Grayslake's 8th Annual Craft Beer Festival
06/05/21
8th Annual Craft Beer Fest featuring over 60 different kinds of craft beer ...

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Antioch Summer Wine Walk
06/05/21
June 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  COST:$45 CONTACT: Toni ...

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North Shore Pride Fest in Highwood
06/05/21
To kick off Pride Month, Celebrate Highwood is ‘showing its pride on ...

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Picnic in the Park Village of Lake Villa
06/05/21
Join us at Lehmann Park for a Picnic in the Park. Food from El Paso, Galati...

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Fishing Derby at Waukegan Park District
06/05/21
The Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 8am to 10am. Win fa...

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Hello Summer - Picnic on the Lawn at Mellody Farm
06/05/21
Grab lunch from one of the many restaurants to eat on a beautiful tablescap...

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Main Street Social Fourth Anniversary
06/05/21
Join Us For Our  Four Year Anniversary  Celebration! &...

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Brothers' Field Food & Wine Fest
06/05/21
Brothers' Field Food & Wine Fest! International and local wines, d...

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Six Flags Dinosaur Drive-Thru
05/13/21 - 06/06/21
If your kids love looking at dinosaurs on a screen, imagine seeing them rig...

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Lincolnshire Art Walk
06/05/21 - 06/06/21
The Lincolnshire Art Festival returns this year as an artful, mindful, and ...

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9th Annual Lambs Farm Champion Car Show
06/06/21
You’re invited to Lambs Farm’s 9th Annual Champion Car Show on ...

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Park on Park Cruise Night
06/09/21
Park On Park Car Show will open Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00-8:00 PM on Seymou...

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Gardening Series: Veggies Planted, Now What?
06/09/21
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 The University of Illinois Extension, Lake Count...

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Bike Night at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson and North Shore Distillery
06/10/21
Come Party with NSD and Lake Shore Harley-Davidson from 5-8pm! Everyone is ...

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Smart Mouth at Blarney Island Fox Chain-o-lakes Antioch IL - The ULTIMATE Party Venue & Experience
06/11/21
First-off, its closer than you think. Blarney Island is FAMOUS for being th...

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Antioch Sawmill Tours
06/12/21
Located in Gage Brothers Park along Sequoit Creek, sits the Hiram Buttrick ...

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Mundelein Parks - Beach Bash
06/12/21
Enjoy a free fun packed day at Diamond Lake Beach! Please note: face coveri...

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Bittersweet Nine & Dine
06/12/21
Date: Saturday, June 12th Format: Four-Person 9-Hole Scramble Shotgun Start...

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Spring Fling: Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee
06/12/21
Date: Saturday, June 12th Format: Four-Person 9-Hole Scramble Shotgun Start...

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Princess Tea Party at Bettendorf Castle
06/12/21
Treat your little princess and your family/friends to a “Tea” P...

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Of Bogs and Books at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Virtual 06/12/21
Conversations since 1994! Second Saturdays     &nbs...

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Breaking Barriers:  Women in the Military at the Dunn Museum
10/17/20 - 06/13/21
For centuries women have helped to defend the nation in times of war and co...

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Guided Tours of Volo Bog - June 2021
06/05/21 - 06/13/21
Spring time Guided Tours of Volo Bog (the only quaking bog in Illinois)! V...

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Flight Night at North Shore Distillery
04/08/21 - 06/24/21
Join NSD on Thursdays for a mini cocktail flight with a theme. ...

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Grayslake Bars and Prohibition Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum
04/01/20 - 06/30/21
Grayslake’s first known tavern building--called Charlie’s today...

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Side Lot Bingo!
04/06/21 - 06/30/21
We're playing Bingo again! Get ready to shake your balls every Tuesday...

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Curt's Café - Teacher Appreciation!
04/20/21 - 06/30/21
Let's treat our teachers to a teacher appreciation treat box!  Ema...

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Lambs Farm 60th Anniversary 60K Challenge
Virtual 06/01/21 - 06/30/21
Join in celebrating Lambs Farm's 60th anniversary by participating in o...

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Armed Forces Day Virtual Concert with The Sanfilippo Estate Foundation
Virtual 05/03/21 - 07/06/21
Armed Forces Day Virtual Concert - A Celebration of Service to Country T...

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Virtual Concerts from The Sanfilippo Estate Collection
Virtual 07/13/20 - 07/12/21
Enjoy fabulous concerts from the collection of Jasper Sanfilippo and family...

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Green Town Virtual Tour
08/22/20 - 08/21/21
9 locations to help you celebrate Waukegan's favorite author, Ray Bradb...

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Third Coast Disrupted:  Artists and Science on Climate at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
05/07/21 - 08/22/21
An exhibition of newly commissioned artworks culminating a yearlong convers...

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Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
05/27/21 - 09/02/21
Welcome to the unique world of Blarney Island Drag Boat Racing. Now enterin...

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Six Flags Great America Opens for the 2021 Season
04/24/21 - 09/06/21
The Looney Toons and DC Comics theme park will return in 2021 with coasters...

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Butterflies & Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden
05/29/21 - 09/06/21
About the Exhibition May 29 – September 6, 2021 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. dai...

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Hurricane Harbor Chicago Opens
05/29/21 - 09/06/21
Experience Chicago’s most thrilling waterpark, Hurricane Harbor, fill...

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Lake Zurich Farmers Market
06/04/21 - 09/11/21
The Lake Zurich Farmers Market features organically grown annuals and ...

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Picturing the Prairie at Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe
05/21/21 - 09/12/21
Philip Juras’s exhibition of landscape paintings celebrates the rich aesthe...

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Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
06/02/21 - 09/21/21
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sen...

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Fox Lake Farmers Market
Happening as planned 06/08/21 - 09/28/21
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is ready to kick off a new season of delectable...

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Veterans Memorial Golf Course Now Open
04/23/21 - 10/01/21
SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY! For the safety of our patrons and employees, we wil...

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Lake Bluff Farmers Market
06/04/21 - 10/08/21
From produce, proteins and pastries to flowers, cheese and more, the Lake B...

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Deerfield Farmers Market 2021
06/12/21 - 10/09/21
Event Details   Join Us Every Saturday Morning at the Deerfie...

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Chicago Botanic Garden Model Railroad Garden
05/08/21 - 10/10/21
Landmarks of America May 8 through October 10, 2021 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily...

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Fish Lake Beach Overnight Camping is Now Open
05/01/21 - 10/15/21
OVERNIGHT CAMPING Overnight Camping May 1st-October 15th Tents & RV&rsq...

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MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
06/03/21 - 10/21/21
MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market In 2021, we are celebrating our 4...

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Elawa Farm's 2021 GARDEN MARKET
05/14/21 - 10/23/21
Regular Garden Market Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 8:00am - 1:00pm ...

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Ravinia Farmers Market in Highland Park
06/02/21 - 10/27/21
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of t...

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Par King Skill Golf Opens in Lincolnshire
04/03/21 - 10/31/21
Par-King will be opening for the season in April of 2021. Summer hours will...

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Countryside Golf Club Opens For The Season
04/09/21 - 10/31/21
Countryside Golf Club is open for the season! Choose from two unique 18-...

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ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park Opens For The Season
04/09/21 - 10/31/21
Since opening in 1999, ThunderHawk Golf Club has been recognized as one of ...

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Brae Loch Golf Club in Grayslake Opens For The Season
04/18/21 - 10/31/21
Brae Loch Golf Club is open for the season! Brae Loch Golf Club is a fun...

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Crane's Landing Golf Course in Lincolnshire Opens For The Season
05/01/21 - 10/31/21
Crane's Landing Golf Course is open for the season! To book your t...

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Greenshire Golf Course in Beach Park Opens For The Season
05/01/21 - 10/31/21
Greenshire Golf Course in Waukegan is open for the 2021 season!  A ...

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Shiloh Park Golf Course
05/01/21 - 10/31/21
Whether you are a low or high handicapper, Shiloh Park Golf Course enables ...

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WhirlyBall Events
05/07/21 - 11/30/21
WhirlyBall is now open for booked reservations 7 days a week! We offer not ...

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Tuesday Trivia Night at The Hungry Mule Grill
03/16/21 - 12/28/21
Tired of playing games at home?  Join in the bar area for Trivia night...

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Karaoke at Mickey Finn's Brewery
04/15/21 - 12/30/21
Come on out to participate or just listen every Thursday at 8:30PM. ...

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$6 Student Thursdays at Gurnee Cinema, Gurnee Mills
02/12/21 - 12/31/21
Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern are the perfect place to take a break from...

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$5 Movie Tuesday at Gurnee Cinema, Gurnee Mills
02/12/21 - 12/31/21
$5 MOVIE TUESDAY AT MARCUS THEATRES See the hottest blockbusters for ONL...

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Stars on Parade in Mundelein
08/17/20 - 08/31/25
A series of 15 fiberglass star sculptures have each been transformed by a d...

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