Hot Town, Summer in Lake County, IL

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The health and safety of our Lake County visitors, residents and fans is our number one priority. Summer is the land of lakes' most cherished season. Take a roadtrip and check out some of the sights, sounds, feels and festivities that make Lake County, Illinois your destination of choice. Continue here to learn about Lake County's Road Trips.

While closures may happen, 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! Some of the land of lakes world renknowned festivals and establishments are reopening: from Six Flags Great America in Gurnee to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, to the Lake County beaches, to Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and so much more. Top off your land of lakes experience with the best Lake County events and festivities.

 

 

 

OUR TOP OF THE LIST

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!

Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Top 10 Things To Do in July
Top 10 Things To Do in July
Summer Festival Season Returns to Lake County
Summer Festival Season Returns to Lake County
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Lake County Road Trips: Let The Ride Take You
Lake County Summer Outdoor Guide
Lake County Summer Outdoor Guide
Ravinia Festival Returns in Highland Park
Ravinia Festival Returns in Highland Park

 

 

 

Time To Eat!

Our visitors, guests and patrons are the best travelers in the world. We appreciate each and every one of you!
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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?
Cheers to Summer!
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.

 

LOCAL INSIDER'S GUIDE

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
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
VLC selected six winners for the contest run from mid-September to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning by Benjamin Shirley to see winners and honorable mentions!

Holiday Shopping GuideTasty 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. 

 

SEARCH OUR 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, start planning your adventure .
View our upcoming events below or visit and search our entire calendar of events.

Bogs in Art at Volo Bog State Natural Area
06/18/21 - 07/25/21
Sharing the Essence and Beauty of Bogs, Art Show and Fundraiser - culminate...

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Cabin Fever Laser Lights Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds
07/22/21 - 07/25/21
Get Ready! The Drive-in Laser Light Show! July 22nd-25th 2021 to the Lake C...

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Blarney Gras
07/22/21 - 07/25/21
It's not Mardi Gras my friends, it's better....IT'S BLARNEY GRA...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory presented by 3 Bros Theatre at Stiner Pavilion, Waukegan
07/23/21 - 07/25/21
Have you got the Golden Ticket? Join Three Brothers Theatre on the whirlwin...

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AlpineFest Carnival in Lake Zurich
07/23/21 - 07/25/21
AlpineFest will feature carnival rides, games, and food. There will be no b...

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Highlights Performance at The Tempel Lipizzans
07/25/21
THE HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMANCE History, Art, Music in Motion for All Ages Wit...

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International Bog Day at Volo Bog Natural Area
07/25/21
Volo Bog is Illinois' only open-water quaking bog, the state's 25th...

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Sunday Funday with Lucas Jon Acoustic at Harbor Brewing Lakefront Biergarten
07/25/21
Back by popular demand! Lucas Jon Acoustic makes his return to The Biergart...

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