“In the summertime, when the weather is hot. You can stretch right up and touch the sky,” – Mungo Jerry. It’s almost the weekend, so make your plans with the top things to do this weekend July 10-12 in Lake County
It’s been a scorcher this month, and since the beaches have reopened in many places, it’s high time to make a big splash. Click here to live that social distancing beach life in the land of lakes.
Looking to plan your July out in advance? Make this a memorable summer in spite of the public health crisis by viewing Lake County’s top 10 things to do in July.
Play with some baby doggos and foals, explore land of lakes his and history, see a flick or peruse the ripe eats our fair county has to offer as we take a look at the top things to do this weekend July 10-12.
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Mowgli the Alpaca is all smiles because Lambs Farm businesses are safely reopening on Tuesday, July 7! 😊 Animal Keepers are busy getting the Farmyard ready for our guests, so there will not be a Sunday Funday Facebook Live today. We are so thankful for the support we’ve received during our closure and are so excited to share our mission with you all in person again very soon! Please remember to book your reservation to the Farmyard and read our safety guidelines before your visit! 💚 https://bit.ly/31wBLAQ
Lambs Farm opened their doors for the season on July 7. The Libertyville farmyard features a petting area with sheep, goats, and a variety of attractions like miniature golf, an old-world carousel and more. Also, visit the Dogwood Pet Shop, Magnolia Café & Bakery and the Sugar Maple Country Store for delectable treats, unique items and adorable puppies and kittens. All the businesses at Lambs Farm benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. The Libertyville grounds require guests to stay a minimum of six feet from customers at staff at all times, wear a facemask, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands. Visitors are required to make reservations before entering the grounds at lambsfarm.org/product/farmyard-reservations, while you may also call 847-367-7606 for the Dogwood Garden & Pet Center. The Cedar Chest Thrift Shop reopens July 14. The Magnolia Café & Bakery is still open for curbside pickup and indoor dining on Friday and Saturday. Donations are accepted. Lambs Farm is open through October 25.
Friday-Saturday, July 10-11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $5. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.
With the transition into Restore Illinois: Phase 4, Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum officially reopened its doors. The downtown Grayslake center returns with updated exhibits like Grayslake during the Prohibition Era, how the village got its name and more. A new Exhibit Explorer Guide that will temporarily take the place of their hands-on play. Exhibits and public areas will be sanitized each morning and throughout the day. Capacity is limited, and face coverings are required. Explore Grayslake history through images, artifacts and more as the land of lakes town celebrates its 125th birthday this year.
Friday-Sunday, July 10-12; Friday and Sunday noon-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
Tempel Lipizzans welcomed eight new foals to the world in the springtime. As the public health crisis surged, the Old Mill Creek grounds have canceled their season. However, you can visit the outdoor performance arena to meet and greet with these curious and animated baby stallions as Tempel Lipizzans invites visitors to relax under the apple trees as the foals frolic. Children ages three and under receive free admission. Visitors can be introduced to the baby Lipizzaner horses on July 25 as well.
Saturday, July 11; doors open at 9:30 a.m., show begins at 10 a.m. Admission: $15-$25. Tempel Farms 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek.
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“When Cameron was in Egypt land…let my Cameron go.” Restore Illinois: Phase 4 allows your release from the homestead at a safe distance (and controlled crowds). To celebrate, Loft 21 in Lincolnshire in collaboration with Major League Baseball player’s rising star Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox and the League of Leaders Charity is hosting a makeshift drive-in movie theater on Fridays throughout July. This weekend the Lincolnshire facility presents “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” A live interactive DJ highlights the showing, as well as fare for purchase and, of course, the adolescent Matthew Broderick’s feature film. There is a slew of Lake County locations featured in the film – see if you can pick them out. VIP Tickets are sold out, and there are no refunds to the event. The parking lot closes at 8:20 p.m., and if you are not parked by then your ticket is null and void. All vehicles will be spaced six feet apart, and if you leave your automobile, visitors are required to wear masks.
Friday, July 10; Parking lot opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 8:20 p.m. General Admission Cars: $30. Loft 21, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire.
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Lake Zurich Farmers Market – every Friday 3-7. Today was the last day due to parking lot repairs that will begin soon. . Lots of fresh fruits, veggies, cheese, baked goods, pies, food trucks, honey, knife sharpening, crafts for kids, and live music 🎶. Until next year 🖐🏼. . @rainydaybites my favorite thing to purchase is the local honey 🍯. Helps with our seasonal allergies 🍃. The peaches are so sweet and taste like CANDY!!! 🍑👍🏻. . . . . . . . . . #rainydaybitescookbookclub #bookclub #cookbookclub #farmersmarket #shoplocal #lakezurich #whimsicalann #rrmagfan #supportlocal #eatfresh #localhoney #honey #buzzfeastfood #healthyeating #eeeeeats #cookingchallenge #foodtruck #livemusic #mothernature #peaches #blueberry #tomatoes #gardenfresh #zerowaste
Lake Zurich’s Farmers Markets are more than just places to find the freshest, locally grown, and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables of the season. They’re also a place where neighbors, friends and family shop for unique handmade goods and explore the never-ending variety of exceptional items from welcoming vendors. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Lake Zurich Farmers Market will not showcase pet rescues, artisans, nonprofits, kid’s activities or live entertainment this season. The Lake Zurich market recommends leaving children at home, and no pets are permitted unless they are service animals. Patrons are encouraged to utilize credit or debit cards to minimize the exchange of cash transactions. The Lake Zurich Farmers Market runs Fridays through September 31.
Friday, July 10; 3-7 p.m. Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.