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Things To Do This Weekend, April 23-25, 2021

April showers bring May flowers. As we are nearing the end of April, we can’t help but see the beautiful blooms already appear. Head to Richardson Adventure Farm this weekend to see the tulips in their glory.

Squeeze in a game of golf this weekend and “jump up, jump up and get down” at Launch Trampoline Park Gurnee. Make it dinner and a show this weekend and support the Lake County local eateries and artists.

 

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Here’s this weekend’s edition of the top five things to do in Lake County, April 23-25.

1. Richardson Adventure Farm Tulip Festival

Richardson Farm is introducing their inaugural Tulip Festival this spring, running from now through mid-May. Venture through fields with over 300,000 bulbs (featuring 30 different species), five acres of land being showered by unbeatable sunshine, a 230,000 tulip block with a central design for your Instagram shots and a scenic walking trail by the lake. The Spring Grove Farm is also highlighted by delectable fare at food trucks and a wine tasting at their private lakefront location. Take a breather from the bloom session  and challenge a friend in a competitive game of human-sized checkers or chess, partake in the Midwest’s renowned contest “cornhole” or listen to the tunes played by a live performance. Visitors are permitted to invite their canines, and receive one free tulip with each ticket purchased for $1 extra. Photographers will be in attendance to snap a memory of your visit..! Blossom enthusiasts must wear a mask upon entry to the farm and the gift shop, as well as practice social distancing. 

Friday-Sunday, April 23-25; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Admission: $12-$15. Children ages three and under receive free entry. Purchase tickets online at RichardsonAdventureFarm.com. Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove. 

2. Vernon Hills Golf Club

 

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Dust off your clubs and head to Vernon Hills Golf Club this weekend to start this tee-rific 2021 season off right. The Vernon Hills Golf Course has been ranked as one of the top ten best nine-hole courses in the Chicagoland area. The Lake County links are challenging for all skill levels, complemented by a picturesque terrain with beautiful trees, ponds and streams. After a great game of golf, head to their cafe “The Muni” for lunch, a snack or some caffeinated fuel. Social distancing and mask protocols will be in place.

Friday-Sunday, April 23-25; 6 a.m. – dusk. Reservations required. Admission: $16-$22. Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills. 

3. Launch Trampoline Park Gurnee

 

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Defy gravity this weekend at Launch Trampoline Park Gurnee. Jump around on the trampoline courts, challenge your pals in a friendly game of dodgeball or kickball, fly into the foam pit or get your game on at the arcade. The indoor play-place will have the kids bouncing off the walls all day long. After a tiresome bouncing session, take a break and recharge your energy with  a handmade pizza, a fresh salad or an ice cream sundae at their dining area, Krave. With a plethora of awesome attractions, the kids are ensured to get silly and have lots of laughs with family and friends. All guests are required to wear a mask and adhere to other new park protocols. Leapers must pre purchase tickets online.

Friday-Sunday, April 23-25; Fri: 4 – 10 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission: $60 per jumper. Launch Trampoline Park, 880 Lakeside Dr., Gurnee. 

4. Fear No Art Festival at College of Lake County James Lumbar Center

After a year-hiatus during the pandemic, the Fear No Art Festival and Play On! Student Showcase at the James Lumber Center at College of Lake County (CLC) returns giving a slew of eye-opening performances. The Grayslake art fest features the unbelievable talent of young adults for over two decades. The lively and virtual showcase is highlighted by a variety of musicians, artists, dancers, actors, designers and poets. Also there is a stunning display of other art including paintings, photography, sculpting and  various other mediums created by CLC students and community makers. Viewers of the virtual artistic creativity celebration can register online at ClcIllinois.edu. 

Friday-Sunday, April 23-25; Play On! Fri.: 7:30 p.m., Sat.: 7:30 p.m. and Sun.: 2 p.m. Fear No Art Festival Fri. and Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Free admission. College of Lake County Zoom. James Lumber Center of the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. 

5. Wine, Dine and Win in Lincolnshire 

As we draw closer to Lake County Restaurant Week: Ten Days to Savor, Lincolnshire encourages foodies and oenophiles to Wine, Dine & Win while supporting local restaurants that have been facing ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indulge in the one of the many tasty cuisines and libations offered in the Lake County village including Big Bowl Chinese and Thai, Bontà Pizzeria & Restaurant, Half Day Brewing Co., Wildfire Steak, Chops & Seafood, Wright’s Brew & Bistro, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 7 Wine Bar, Marigold Maison Indian Cuisine and array of other Lincolnshire restaurants. Diners at this event running through April 30 have the opportunity to win a $50 gift card. Contestants  must spend at least $25 at any Lincolnshire restaurant via dine in, carry out or delivery. Receipts can be delivered or mailed to the Village Hall or emailed to shoplocal@lincolnshireil.gov, no later than May 1. Gourmet enthusiasts must be ages 18 and older. 

Friday-Sunday, April 23-25. Various restaurant locations and breweries in Lincolnshire. 


As May approaches, don’t miss out on April’s top ten events of the year. Click here to learn more.

Click here to get sippin’ this weekend on Lake County’s springtime libations.

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