Top Ten Things to Do in September 2018

Our Picks for Fun!

With school underway in almost every district around, we’re all settling into our new routines and it is feeling pretty comfortable if you ask me.  The only thing I’d change is the hours of our school, my kids get home pretty late and it can feel like a race to get from activities to homework to dinner to bed.  I miss these kids so much and want to spend time with them so I checked out our calendar to find the best family opportunities for us in September!  The calendar is full of great places to go in the area, but here are my favorite, ‘can’t miss’ events!

things to do in September

Top September Events for Families in Lake County

Events are listed in no particular order, please follow the links for more information.

  1. Lambs Farm Participant Theater Presents: Mary Poppins
    September 22 – Enjoy watching residents of Lambs Farm put on a childhood favorite, Mary Poppins show at the Gorton Center.
  2. Worldwide Day of Play @ Century Park Pavilion
    September 15 – Does your family need to unplug for awhile?  Do you long for games from when we were kids like an egg toss or potato sack races?  Hang out at the park for a few hours of active fun in the park- with no screens!
  3. Law Enforcement Expo
    September 8 & 9 – If your child is excited about police officers and their vehicles, then the Law Enforcement Expo is for your family!  Many different law enforcement agencies come together for an inside look, this is a great hands-on exhibition!
  4. Fall Family Festival
    September 29 – Join Little Lake County at the fall fundraiser for Busy Brains Children’s Museum. Event will feature food, games, tractor rides, and more!

    Busy Brains Children’s Museum 2015 Fall Festival, Photo Source: Busy Brains Children’s Museum on Facebook
  5. Long Grove Apple Festival
    September 21– Apples abound in Lake County in the fall, join others in downtown Long Grove to enjoy apple treats and foods sure to please!
  6. Citadel Theatre for Young Audiences – Elephant & Piggie We Are in a Play
    September 29 & 30 Children 3 and older will enjoy the theatrical adaptation of a Mo Williams favorite. Tickets are $10 per person and there are two shows each day.
  7. Flying 4 Kids Statewide Kite Fly
    September 22– Do you love kite flying and park districts?  Come celebrate the promotion of park districts and agencies geared to recreation in communities.  Bring your own kite- while being entered to win one in a raffle!  Face painting, prizes and more will be available.
  8. Posh Tots: Upscale Resale
    September 16– We love resale, and with fall upon us, we have a better idea of what clothing we need for this year.  Posh Tots takes only the best quality items for their sale, worth the trip on Sunday because it is ‘Discount Day!’
  9. Kids’ Halloween Costume Swap-o-Rama
    September 29– Need new costumes but don’t want to pay retail? Come swap at the library!  Donate before September 22 to get your ticket for the swap, forgot to bring some?  Check out the event link to see when you can come make a selection from what is left.
  10. McHenry County: Truck Off Woodstock
    September 8 – McHenry County’s first and biggest food truck festival doubles down with 30+ trucks! Come hungry and throw down on Chicagoland’s best food trucks. With music and entertainment, vendor fair, and activities.


Are you ready to fill your calendar for September?  Where will we bump into you?


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Alli is a boldly authentic mom to three- because who has time to fake it? She enjoys almost all things that moms get to do and strives to find joy in every day. Along with her supportive husband, Alli can be seen (or heard) around Lake County chasing runaway children, eating ice cream and holding someone's hand.

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