Events & Activities in Vernon Hills

Up to 67% Off Paintball from Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

68% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$183 $59

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

51% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove

$100 $50.99

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

81% Off Fitness Classes at The Sweatshop

Buffalo Grove

$200 $39

Trainer Matt Kuhlman oversees an enthusiastic fitness community where dancing, singing, and laughing regularly accompany group workouts

Up to 91% Off Fitness Classes at Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $59

61,000-sq.-ft. gym hosts kickboxing, cycling, mat Pilates, Zumba, and water-aerobics classes

81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$249 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, boot-camp sessions target individuals' fitness needs and goals through circuit training

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

Up to 62% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Libertyville

$95 $39

Experienced instructors lead ballroom dance classes in a variety of styles including waltz, salsa, tango, and foxtrot

Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Classes

Libertyville

$90 $39

In-depth classes led by wine producers in beautiful tasting room

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 51% Off Lego Robotics Class at C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$60 $30

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Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Up to 80% Off at Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

$149 $35

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

Up to 55% Off Arcade Games and Pizza

Libertyville

$22 $11

Arcade lounge lets gamers socialize as they battle against foes in classic and next-gen games on consoles from Nintendo to XBox 360

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes at ARC Performance

Wheeling

$72 $29

Combining plyometrics, cardiovascular workouts, and weightlifting, boot-camp courses put clients through the ringer at their own pace

Up to 52% Off at Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio

Wheeling

$180 $89

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities ballroom or Latin dance techniques

Up to 54% Off Cardio-Boxing and Fitness Classes

Wheeling

$40 $19

Cardio boxing puts a martial-arts spin on workouts that burn calories and tone muscles

50% Off Services

Wheeling

$198 $99

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Up to 51% Off a Helicopter Tour of Chicago

Wheeling

$360 $199

Helicopters cruise 800 feet above the Chicago skyline past such famed sights as Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, and Navy Pier

Up to 55% Off a Jewelry-Making 101 Class

Wheeling

$95 $45

Working artists teach the techniques of metal-smithing, beadwork, jewelry, and wire sculptures in a range of courses and BYOB classes

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Schaumburg

$150 $45

Custom personal-training sessions help build strength and boost metabolism

Up to 68% Off Tango or Ballet Classes

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Up to 73% Off Tea Class and Tasting at Prima Tea

Wheeling

$57 $23

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

50% Off Beads or Classes at Studio Beads

Deerfield

$30 $15

Two-hour stringing classes are taught by experienced teachers, or customers can browse the bright and airy shop's collection of seed beads

Up to 79% Off Cardio Kickboxing Self-Defense Training

Deerfield

$240 $59

American Council on Exercise– and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Donny gives his full attention to clients

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

61% Off Meditation Series at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Three hour-long classes cover breathing and meditation techniques to help remove anxieties from minds

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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Up to 67% Off Personal and Group Training

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Up to 60% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Hawthorn Woods

$110 $49

Two or four 30-minute lessons cover the essentials of horseback riding

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

50% Off

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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Up to 52% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

Lake Zurich

$20 $11

Paint pottery or throw an artistic birthday party for up to six kids

58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

43% Off at Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls

Lake Forest College Athletic Campus

$1,400 $799

During girls' only summer-camp sessions, girls of all skill levels learn and play multiple sports while building confidence & healthy habits

65% Off CrossFit

Lake Forest

$200 $70

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Up to 66% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

Lake Forest

$160 $59

Trampolines, foam pits, and an obstacle course comprise the facilities here, where kids learn to tumble and improve skills

Up to 74% Off at Jai Yoga Studio

Palatine

$150 $39

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes—including gentle, therapeutic, and Vinyasa—for students of all levels

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

50% Off

Palatine

$50 $25

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Up to 84% Off Classes at FLO CrossFit

Palatine

$150 $29

Martial arts training and CrossFit training using speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

62% Off at Oasis Summer Day Camp

Highland Park

$465 $179

Kids ages 5–12 keep active with fun events such as sand volleyball, science labs, and trips, including one to an indoor trampoline park

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Highland Park

$90 $25

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

70% Off Personal Training at Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Up to 81% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Fit Stop Inc.

$175 $45

These classes use the Pilates reformer machines, which allow you to conduct more than 100 exercises using your own weight as resistance

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

Up to 63% Off Group or Private Self-Defense Training

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

Dennis Rodman – Up to $70 Off Autograph Packages

Arlington Heights

$149 $99

The famous bad boy of basketball meets fans and signs memorabilia

Up to 69% Off Functional Fitness Classes at Body Education

Arlington Heights

$85 $29

Group functional fitness full-body workouts burn calories, improve hormones, boost immune systems, detoxify the body, and build muscle mass

Up to 69% Off at Fitness 19

Arlington Heights

$119 $39

Members get fit with and arsenal of freeweights, weight machines, and cardio equipment, and with weekend sessions of boot camp

Up to 84% Off at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

$625 $99

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

Up to 69% Off Sewing or Quilting Classes

Arlington Heights

$220 $75

Expert instructors guide students through basic sewing projects or piecing together a quilt

Up to 77% Off Body-Transformation Program

Multiple Locations

$197 $49

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After attending a nutrition workshop and fitness assessment, clients enjoy unlimited access to body-sculpting group training sessions

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

65% Off Personal Training

Northbrook

$198 $69

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Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

Up to 62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northbrook

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

Up to 53% Off Sewing Class at Quilter's Heaven

Northbrook

$40 $20

Instructors teach sewing skills and sewing-machine basics including threading, and winding bobbins during two-hour classes

Select Local Merchants

Sam Elias knows that being cooped up during long winter days can make people stir-crazy. So in 1993, after moving from Florida, land of palm trees and beaches, to Chicago, land of frigid winds and gray slush, he founded WhirlyBall as a way for people to release pent-up energy even as snow was falling outside. During each competitive WhirlyBall game, which combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai, players zoom across an indoor 50'x80' court in motorized cars called WhirlyBugs. They wield plastic scoops to toss a wiffle ball back and forth to their teammates before throwing the ball through an elevated goal. Refs keep watch during the games, eliminating score arguments that would otherwise end in sunrise duels. To fuel up for a bout, players nibble teriyaki chicken satay, gourmet pizzas, and prime rib, and swig draft beers, which vary by location.

All three WhirlyBall spots boast off-court diversions such as video games, pool tables, foosball, and air hockey. The Vernon Hills location hosts an indoor rock-climbing wall, and both the Chicago and Vernon Hills locations invite guests into multilevel Lasertron laser-tag arenas, which fill with fog and flashing lights as combatants duck, aim, and invoke Geneva Convention protocols regarding armed conflict.

285 Center Dr
Vernon Hills,
IL
US

McCarthy’s Restaurant and Irish Pub began when three families decided to pool their know-how. The clans each possessed their own expertise: one family had enjoyed previous successes in restaurant management, one in the field of culinary arts, and one family was filled with savvy business people. In tune with their strengths, they decided to form a three-way partnership that would give rise to McCarthy's. The fun-loving group wanted to create a pub rooted in Irish tradition while still appealing to a diverse clientele. Above all else, they knew that to achieve this goal they’d need to earn the trust of customers with indisputable great burgers, sandwiches, and classic Irish dishes. Today McCarthy's makes good on their vision by evoking a lighthearted mood through the green and dark-wood textures of a quintessential Irish pub and the scattered flat-screen TVs of a modern evil lair. Meanwhile, the echo of live music acts and karaoke frequently keeps patrons singing along to "Danny Boy" and humming Jeopardy! theme music.

506 Hawthorn Ctr
Vernon Hills,
IL
US

The notion of a private supper club calls to mind gleaming expanses of polished wood and racks of fine wine. Such a vision of The Forge of Vernon Hills, which was a private club until recently, is essentially accurate. In keeping with the spirit of exclusive opulence, chefs stew tart Montmorency cherries in a sauce for duckling and shuck fresh Virginia blue-point oysters. Twin lobster tails melt drawn butter, and seasonally inspired specials with fresh ingredients have included butternut-squash ravioli and seared jumbo sea scallops with fresh mango sauce. Adjacent to the main dining area are private rooms for parties of up to 160 guests, the exact number of people on a standard rugby team.

634 S Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills,
IL
US

Flatlander's pampers malt-pining palates by balancing a seasonal lineup of more than seven house-made brews with a diverse menu ranging from classic pub fare to gourmet entrees. Beer flights guide diners through five distillations and the on-site brewmaster ensures appetizers highlight each brews best qualities, matching seared asian ahi to the crispness of the Jackson Wit and spicy jumbo wings to the Flatlander IPA's training as a firefighter. Thick cuts of homestyle meatloaf and crispy morsels of fish and chips embody the roles of classic pub fare, subtly supported by gourmet-inspired castmates such as linguine pomodoro and USDA-prime center-cut filet mignon. An arsenal of 13 hearty burgers accessorized with toppings such as pulled pork, guacamole, or fried onions gratify any diet while bookended around a choice of USDA-prime chuck, ground turkey, veggie, or peppermint patties.

200 Village Grn
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

With two NHL-size rinks, the arena provides ample space for skaters to show off, whether practicing for form, fun, or competition. During public skate, guests strap on rented skates and call every move they make a triple Salchow, while the rink's roster of skating classes provides students of all ages a chance to hone their figure-skating or hockey skills. Staff members also help guests throw parties to ring in birthdays or graduations deserving of celebration on freshly smoothed ice. Between classes or skate sessions, guests can also refuel at the snack stand with fresh-made popcorn as they gaze at displays of framed hockey jerseys signed by professional players.

670 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills,
IL
US

Just Your Art's proprietor draws from a wealth of training and experience to help students of any ability level hone their skills. She has a background in medical and architectural illustration that helps her create lifelike depictions of figures and structures. To boot, her master's degree in education allows her to wear a mortarboard and gown at all times.

She works with students to cultivate a joy of self-expression and accomplishment found in creating their own paintings, whether they are grownups enjoying sips of wine between brush strokes or kids discovering their talents during summer classes. Young ones learn the history of art and the finer points of sketching and painting during summer camps, and BYOB parties combine the thrill of girls' nights out with the beauty of artistic creation, defined as turning a wine glass into a wine glass that's balanced atop your head while you paint. The staff sells cappuccinos, lattes, and real fruit smoothies.

446 N Lake St
Mundelein,
IL
US