35+ Ways to Treat Mom for Mother’s Day in Lake County 2022

Happy Mother’s Day in Lake County!

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. Note: All of these events are between May 5-8.

Mother’s Day Events in Lake County

Lose yourself in an intimate performance by Eileen Ivers at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. INFO»


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Brunch, brunch, brunch! How do you like me, how do you like me? Take mother dear to a mother’s day brunch she’ll remember at Side Lot Brewery, Lambs Farm, The Chocolate Sanctuary, White Deer Run, Mickey Finn’s Brewery,Holiday Inn Chicago North – Gurnee, Harbor Kitchen + Tap and more. INFO»

Searching for a mom’s day gift? Provide your home’s matriarch with the unique present of The Tempel Lipizzans in Old Mill Creek. The gift certificates for future public tours and performances also come with a plush pony. INFO»

Learn to fly with your co-pilot and take flight as you explore the wonders of the world all without leaving Lake County at Extreme Flight Simulator in Gurnee. INFO»

Ticket alert and gift idea! Ravinia Festival tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 4. This year features legendary performers like Ramsey Lewis, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Erykah Badu, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Little Big Town, esperanza spalding, Pitbull, Common, Bonnie Raitt, O.A.R. and more. INFO»

Experience some bites and brews compliments of the Lake County Libation Trail. Salud to mommy! INFO»

Visit the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts for a toe-tapping CLC Jazz Ensemble Performance. INFO»

Get the giggles out at Improv Playhouse Theater in Libertyville on Friday, or catch an improv show on Saturday. Or both! INFO»


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Make a splash this weekend with mom at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois in Gurnee. INFO»

Witness a grand stage play performance of “Dear Carol Ann” at Dandelion Gallery with mom. INFO»

See why “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get” at one of the Long Grove Confectionery Co. flagship shops in Long Grove, Buffalo Grove or Wauconda.

Experience a brisk job with mommy dearest at the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K Run. INFO»


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Mothers can take a load off by grabbing a bite to eat and gaining serenity by making a few brushstrokes at the Picnic and Paint event thrown by the Mundelein Park District. INFO»

Take mom to an event she’ll never forget as automobiles will get annihilated by large vehicles at the Chicago Monster Truck Wars at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Grayslake. INFO»

Family, brew and live music are the perfect combination for a tippy top Mother’s Day as Buffalo Creek Brewing hosts its Spring Music Festival with LCSO. INFO»

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. INFO»

Make it a point to find your roots with mom at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum’s Search and Share Genealogy. INFO»

Clink your glasses and devour delectable bites along scenic Lake Michigan at the Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten in North Point Marina or Green Town on the Rocks near Waukegan Harbor and Marina.


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Be a fly on the wall to witness the banter of a legendary Spanish painter and sculptor and the German genius as they sit down for a bite to eat during “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest. A blue suede shoe stranger may make an appearance too. INFO»

Catch a glimpse of all the little birdies that call the land of lakes home at Independence Grove Forest Preserve. INFO»

Learn the skill of cookie decorating at The Joyful Gourmet in Libertyville, and show mom that you are in fact, an able-bodied human that can create edible eats. INFO»

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” — Edwin Curran. Visit Reclaimed Artisans for a Mother’s Day Flower Sale. INFO»

Explore the fine artwork as the Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside hosts their exhibition “Avian Art” INFO»

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the number one lady in your life at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. INFO»

Lend your ears to the vibes from Miss Myra and the Moonshiners at the Lake County Community Concert Association in Waukegan. INFO»

If you question your adult linkability, challenge mom to a putt off for bragging rights at Par-King Miniature Golf in Lincolnshire. INFO»

Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Iron Man and a slew of other favorite DC and Marvel Comic characters are showcased through the Lake County Forest Preserve District’s “Bill Sienkiewicz: Pop Culture Revolution” exhibit at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum. INFO»

If creating decor from scratch is up mama’s alley, register for Fox Lake’s Mom & Me Craft Day at the Lakefront Park Building. INFO»


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Coast down world-class thrill rides at Six Flags Great America. Hopefully, mommy can handle the big coaster drops. INFO»

Take a relaxing stroll with mom and a pony at the Deer Park Town Center. INFO»

Bottoms up mom! Visit the Historic Downtown Long Grove  area’s grand opening of the Brothers’ Field Tiki Bar. INFO»

Scour through the wonderful pieces of Lake County local artists, makers, vendors and organizations inspired by Mother Earth at this inaugural Brushwood Center market. The Ryerson Woods facility also features live music performances, storytelling presentations, drop-in classes, activities and more. It would be quite a special treat for mom. INFO»

FORE! Tee off with mom at the grand reopening of Hickory Knoll Golf Course in Lake Villa. INFO»

Invest your fest feels on a festive festival-infested First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville highlighted by delectable drinks, mouth-watering eats, live entertainment and mom and pop shops offering promotional sales. INFO»

See why “the hills are alive” with the sounds from Lincolnshire’s Marriott Theatre as renowned classic “The Sound of Music” stages a memorable performance. INFO»

Roses are red, violets are blue, tulips are yellow, orange, purple, pink and a ton of other colors, and mom may want a few. Take the Mrs. over to Richardson Adventure Farm for their second installment of the Tulip Festival. INFO»

The fifth month of the year is party month. That’s why Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is throwing Mayfest (a perfect Mother’s Day outing), which is highlighted by live music, crafts, refreshments and more. INFO»

For more things to do this mothers day, continue here. To see everything going on this May, click here. Happy National Travel & Tourism Week. 

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