Ultimate Summer Bucket List: 101 Things to do in Lake County this Summer

We have been doing this Local. Family. Fun. thing since 2010, we know fun. In fact, this is our fifth list of things to do in the summer, each a little different all tons of fun (you can find the old ones at the end). We also have something a little extra special in it for you this year from Nestling Designs. So grab your calendars and start planning out your Greatest Summer!

101 things to do in summer

Summer Bucket List
101 Things to do this Summer

  • Head to Bison’s Bluff in Schaumburg for an epic nature playground.
  • Dig for dinos and act our Jurassic World at one of these Paleo Playgrounds.
  • Have a campfire. Don’t have a firepit? Greenbelt Cultural Center hosts monthly Community Campfire Friday Nights.
  • Have a picnic dinner and enjoy the sounds of a community concert, like a mini-Ravinia without the tickets.
  • Don’t want to keep the kids up late? Hit up a Kiddie Concert for a rockin’ morning in the park.
  • What’s a concert without food? Head to Libertyville for Lunch in the Park and your kids can dance while you enjoy food from local restaurants.
  • Move movie night outside with a movie in the park.
  • Rained out? These free or cheap movies for kids are the perfect rainy day outing.
  • Splash pads! Tired of the local one find a different one on our list of Splash Pads and Spray Parks in Lake County.
  • Do your grocery shopping at the local Farmers Market and pick up a new-to-you vegetable.
  • Mini-Golf is fun for even the littlest putters. We have a list of some local courses and Natalie gives you the full scoop on Lighthouse Mini-Golf in Waukegan.
  • Speaking of Lighthouses, did you know there are some within driving distance of Lake County? Find a Lighthouse and go on an adventure.
  • Six Flags Great America, Gurnee: With such a variety of rides, shows, and water play, there is something for everyone. Here are some tips for going with kids and for dining there.
  • Sign-up for Summer Reading at your local library.
  • Go Geocaching. Don’t know what it is? We have a beginners guide.
  • Ice Cream. Have it for dinner, or breakfast, or just because. Ice Cream always makes a summer day better.
must do september events in lake county
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Download our Summer Bucket List made by the talented Nestling Designs.

Phew! If you don’t have something to do now, it’s not my fault!

Interested in past lists? Aren’t you an overachiever! Go get ’em and have some fun!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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