Lake County has a jam-packed schedule this June! If you’re searching for some summer fun, you’ve come to the right place.
At this time of year, we pull out our summer garb (if it still fits) and head outdoors to bask in the warm Lake County sun.
Lake County heats up in the summer months with outdoor activities, concerts, festivals, nature exhibitions, great food, live theater and so much more. Let’s not forget two renowned golf tournaments are being hosted in our fair county.
Let’s take a look at Lake County’s top 10 things to do in June 2018.
Can you believe there’s only two more weeks to catch Oklahoma?! It’s true! Just a few more chances to catch Jennie Sophia (as Laurey) and Brandon Springman (as Curly) singing “People Will Say We’re in Love…” Here’s a small snippet of the song to entice you. Make a trip to the territory before June 10th! #Oklahoma #RnH #TwoWeeksLeft #Chicago #ChicagoTheatre #Musicals
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary American classic OKLAHOMA! We’ve reached our final week of the legendary show on the Lincolnshire stage. 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 June 10.
Summer’s marquee event has arrived. North America’s longest-running outdoor festival returns with a plethora of humongous names. The Highland Park fest is also now allowing the lawn BYOB option under the pavilion. Pack some snacks and sun hats and head out to Ravinia Festival. Here is your June schedule:
- Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Ozomatli (June 1)
- Diana Ross (June 2)
- Loverboy and Survivor (June 3)
- Stephen Marley and Matisyahu (June 7)
- Vladimir Feltsman (June 8)
- Chris Thile (June 9)
- Anita Baker (June 10)
- John Fogerty and ZZ Top (June 12)
- The Flying Karamazov Brothers (June 13)
- Jackson Browne (June 15)
- Alison Krauss (June 16)
- Seal (June 19)
- Juilliard String Quartet (June 20)
- Well-Strung (June 21)
- Jill Scott featuring The Roots (June 22)
- Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s “Tommy” (June 23)
- Janis Ian (June 24)
- Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s “Tommy” (June 25)
- A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse Apollo’s Fire (June 26)
- Schubert’s String Quintet (June 28)
- Bryan Adams (June 29)
- Kevin Cole & Friends (June 30)
It’s festival season in Lake County. The sun is out, the streets are over saturated with humans hunting for a party to cut a rug to live Spotify, exploring their palate for a bite of enchanting eats and drinks, seeking the thrills of a lifetime on all of the carnival rides and so much more.
- First Fridays on Main Street Libertyville (June 1)
- Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival (June 2)
- Grayslake Craft Beer Festival (June 2)
- Mundelein Craft Beer Festival (June 9)
- Libertyville Days Festival (June 14-17)
- Zion Nostalgia Days (June 15-16)
- ArtWauk (June 16)
- Antioch’s Summer Arts & Crafts Faire/Wizard’s Weekend (June 16-17)
- Midwest Wine Festival in Waukegan (June 16-17)
- Long Grove Strawberry Festival (June 22-24)
- Mundelein Community Days (June 28-July 10)
Get a glimpse of some of the best PGA golfers in the world as the Rust-Oleum Championship Pro-Am has made Lake County its new home at the Ivanhoe Club. Spectators will have the opportunity to see top players like Sungjae Im, Kyoung-Hoon Lee and Scott Langley, who are currently in the top three positions in the FedExCup rankings. The event will field 156 competitors. The championship rounds run from Friday-Sunday.
The Chain O’Lakes is far from placid on Thursday nights during the summer. Thunder on the Chain features the unique world of drag boat racing from June-September hosted by Blarney Island on Grass Lake. If you have the need for speed on a ‘school night,’ witness these fearless racers competing in nine different classes from the Northern Illinois Drag Boat Association as they sprint for the gold. Thunder on the Chain fields races through September.
Capture a taste of Egypt in Lake County as you take a guided Sunday Tour of the Gold Pyramid House. The tours are usually between one-two hours long. Visit King Tut’s tomb, tour the inside of the pyramid, drink their legendary water and discover exciting artifacts in the Wadsworth pyramid’s gift shop. Groups of six or more can call for private tours. The Gold Pyramid House conducts tours on Sundays through October 28.
Calling all ages! Sign up now for the Cardboard Regatta! Featured event at the Beach Bash on Diamond Lake Beach on June 16th! Hurry limited cardboard and tape available! #mundelein #mundeleinmoms #mundeleinparks #mundeleinparksandrec #mundeleinparkdistrict #parkdistrict #cardboardregatta #diamondlakebeach #diamondlake #beachbash #lakecounty
Who’s created the fastest vessel on in Lake County … made of cardboard? Grab your friends and set out to construct the speediest watercraft this side of the Mississippi. Don’t get stingy with the paper and glue, and remember creativity is a plus (even if it instantly sinks). “Shove right off” to Diamond Lake. Stick around for the Beach Bash and Ninja Warrior Competition hosted by the Mundelein Park District.
8. Father’s Day in Lake County (June 17)
Much like mother – loves to be wined and dined. Especially if it’s a Father’s Day brunch, papa bear is sure to eat an abundance of bacon. Celebrate the second in command of the fam by treating him to a delicious Lake County brunch. Stay tuned for our Father’s Day blog.
- Father’s Day at North Shore Distillery
- Father’s Day Beer Brunch at Lakeside Restaurant inside Illinois Beach Resort
- Lambs Farm Father’s Day Brunch
- Father’s Day at Flemings Steakhouse
- Father’s Day at Wildfire Restaurant
Speaking of Father’s Day, Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek is trotting into their 60th season. Since 1958, the glorious white stallions of Old Mill Creek have entertained audiences with their flying horse movements, four-horse ballet and other historical nuggets. Happy Born Day Tempel Lipizzans, the trustiest steeds in the land!
Kemper Lakes Golf Club and Lake County are excited to host another legendary golf tournament. The tournament began in 1955 and quickly became one of the LPGA Tour’s five majors. The winner of this historic tournament earns the $3,65 million purse. Attendees will view some of the world’s best players including Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park and Moriya Jutanugarn who are ranked in the top three currently. The two aforementioned Jutanugarns hail from Thailand and are sisters. Jessica Korda is the closest American in the pack at no. 6 overall, while Michelle Wie is no. 11.
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