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21 Ways To Treat Mom For Mother’s Day in Lake County

Friendly reminder: Mother’s Day is approaching.

Mothers are the backbone of our lives. Mothers provide unconditional love, among the millions of billions of other things they do as our biggest superhero and supporter.

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Let’s make this a memorable celebration for mother dear and plan an outing in Lake County.

Here are ways to treat mom for Mother’s Day in Lake County.

Brunch FTW


What better way than to treat mom out with a beautiful brunch spread? The menus are seriously loaded to make your mom feast like a queen (YAAAAS). Fill mom’s belly with enchanting eats and luxurious libations.

Mother’s Day Gift Alert

Presenting… Ravinia’s 2018 Season! 🎶

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Ravinia tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 8 and 10. This year features legendary performers like Whoopi Goldberg, Diana Ross, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Roger Daltrey, Bryan Adams, Earth Wind & Fire, The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, 50 Cent and more. Continue below to see the full list of performers of the country’s oldest outdoor festival located in Highland Park.

Mama 5K Run


Enjoy a brisk jog with mother dearest as the Zion Park District Sports Arena hosts Mama’s 5K Run. The race begins and ends in front of the Zion Leisure Center. The first 200 participants that register will receive a race shirt and goodie bag. Raffle prizes, delicious eats and awards are presented following the contest.

Lake County Libation Trail

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Let’s face it, you weren’t always mom’s favorite. You may have been the spawn of satan at times. To recollect those times, the head honcho may need to wet their whistle hearing those stories of yesteryear. Check out an array of brews, vinos and spirits Lake County offers on the Libation Trail. We make our own!

Take Your Mama Out

Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival


Speaking of libations, treat mom out to the two-day brew annual Lake Zurich Craft Beer Fest in Paulus Park. Attendees will be able to sample more than 40-craft beers by prestigious local and regional breweries. The fest also features live music and plenty of eats for purchase. The band lineup includes JT James ACoustic and 97Nine on Friday and Erik Donner and Gina Gonzalez and the Wingmen on Saturday. All attendees will receive a souvenir three-ounce tasting glass. This is a 21 and older event.

Charles Esten & Clare Bowen at the Genesee Theatre

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Esten and Bowen are the stars from the hit musical drama “Nashville” as they perform songs from the series and more. While “Nashville” is in its 6th and final season, the show’s faithful will relish in seeing the pair perform a jukebox of fan favorites along with some original tunes and carefully chosen covers.

Independence Grove Native Plant Sale

Choose from a variety of native plants, shrubs and trees suited to almost any backyard for a two-day annual Native Plant Sale at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Native plants are beautiful, hardy, less expensive, easy to maintain and lucrative to the environment. These native flowering species provide an abundance of nectar and attract wildlife such as songbirds, chipmunks, butterflies and other beneficial insects. There will also be rain barrels and compost bins for sale on Saturday only. This event is a perfect date for you and mama bear for Mother’s Day weekend. All plant sales are final in this free admission event.

Cool Heat of Peggy Lee Starring Spider Saloff

The dynamic, Chicago–based jazz vocalist Spider Saloff performs her one-woman show the Cool Heat of Peggy Lee in this intimate performance. Acclaimed as one of the great interpreters of the Great American songbook – Ms. Saloff is both a gifted song stylist and actress, renowned for her inspired, introspective performances. In this show, Ms. Saloff will pay homage to the smoldering style of Peggy Lee, from her humble beginnings through the glamour and chart-breaking recordings of the 1950s and 60s.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at the Marriott Theatre


This year marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary American classic OKLAHOMA! Fall in love with your favorite characters again, Curly McLain and Laurey Williams and the tale of the American frontier. The musical hit Broadway in 1943 and has graced over 2,200 stages. Rodgers & Hammerstein won a Pulitzer Prize for this show, and the production named after the Sooner State became an Academy Award-winning film adaptation in 1955. The show runs through May 31.

Antioch Spring Carnival

When spring arrives in Lake County, so does the annual Antioch Civic Club Spring Carnival. This affair is a nostalgic and old-fashioned event where all of our favorite foods and rides are at our disposal. Unlimited daily wristbands are available for all of the thrilling festivities for $25 in this downtown Antioch party. The carnival is held in the municipal lot located off Toft Avenue.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents “Sisters Unite” at John & Nancy Hughes Theatre


To celebrate Mother’s Day, the John & Nancy Hughes Theatre presents “Sisters Unite” performed by the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra. Kim Diehnelt and Sharon Marisa Hartanto will play “Piano Concerto No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich, while pianist Airin Efferin takes on “Serenade in D” by Ethel Smyth.

Zurko Antique and Flea Market

Zurko Promotions has been bringing quality antique shows and flea markets to the Midwest. This weekend’s show at the Lake County Fairgrounds will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles, including country furniture, estate jewelry, Victoriana, postcards, art glass and porcelains, advertising items, old toys, vintage clothing and linens, coins, decorator items, paintings, primitives, treasures, and much, much more.

“The Explorer’s Club” at Citadel Theatre


In the final show of the season for the Lake Forest theatre, the Citadel Theatre stages “The Explorers” by Nell Benjamin and directed by Robert D. Estrin. This hilarious comedy spoofs the Victorian adventures as they annexed different territories in the name of science. The story is set in 1879 London, and the prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis. A brilliant and beautiful woman has discovered a legendary Lost City and wants to become a member of the club, but allowing her access to the explorers could shake the foundation of the British empire. The show runs through May 27.

“Bad Seed” at PM&L Theatre

Based on the 1954 novel by William March, “Bad Seed” follows a well-behaved and charming eight-year-old girl named Rhoda Penmark. Even though she’s one of the top students in her class, she loses the penmanship medal to Claude Daigle. During a school field trip, Daigle is found dead by drowning and Rhoda’s mother suspects her of foul play. This drama is filled with twists and turns and is a must-see production.

Potting Party at Lambs Farm

It’s a potting party and everyone’s invited. Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension and staff will be available to help you choose from the Libertyville farm’s wide selection of sun or shade annuals, perennials and more.  The best part is that you leave the mess with them!

Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes


If you hear an emphatic neigh in the distance, it is coming from the lips of the majestic Tempel Lipizzans in Old Mill Creek. Invite mom to a meet and greet inside the dancing stallions’ humble abode. On this behind-the-scenes tour, attendees will learn about the Lipizzan history, the methods of classical riding and receive a full tour of the farm. The tour will end in the Old Mill Creek farm’s arena with a daily training session and a Q&A with the trainers.

Six Flags Great America


Provide mom with the thrills of a lifetime. Six Flags Great America, the quintessential amusement park experience for adults and children of all ages, is opening their doors for the season. The Gurnee amusement park features 15 roller coasters, amazing live shows, fireworks, delicious dining options, 11-themed areas with other fantastic rides and tons more excitement. The Mardi Gras Hangover is the new coaster slated to open this summer and is to be constructed as the world’s largest looping coaster at 100 feet tall.

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