We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases, and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 4 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
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Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 5 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Harvest Fest 10:00 am
Harvest Fest @ Kalk Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come celebrate fall at one of the best community spirit events of the year! Spend the morning at Kalk Park enjoying family-friendly games, attractions, and entertainment. Halloween pumpkins will be available for purchase. All ages [...]
Annual Grayslake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Giveaway 11:00 am
Annual Grayslake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Giveaway @ Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on Saturday October 5, 2019 for our 5th annual fall festival! We will be giving away free pumpkins to the first 500 children, limit one pumpkin per child while supplies last. Enjoy family [...]
Oktoberfest 6:30 pm
Oktoberfest @ American Aid Society of German Descendant
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fest is held for three consecutive Saturdays with doors opening at 6:30pm. Music is provided by lively German bands and a variety of entertainment is on hand. Food and drinks are available all evening. [...]
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Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest
Round Lake Beach Fall Carnival & Fall Fest @ Round Lake Beach Metra Station
Oct 6 all-day
Join us the first weekend in October for three days of carnival fun for the kiddos as well as special themed day and evening events for the whole family! Come on out on Friday evening for Oktoberfest Night [...]
Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Fall Festival at Grant Township 10:00 am
Fall Festival at Grant Township @ Grant Township Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake and Grant Township have partnered together to host the Fall Festival at the Grant Township Center. The event will be on Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [...]
OAKtober Celebration 1:00 pm
OAKtober Celebration @ Edward L. Ryerson Welcome Center
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring the family and join us for a celebration of oak trees and fall. Select the perfect native shrub or tree for your yard at our sale (10 am–3 pm). Join us for nature-themed activities [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 11 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 12 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
Annual Scarecrow Festival 11:00 am
Annual Scarecrow Festival @ Memorial Park in Downtown Barrington
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Don’t miss the annual Barrington Scarecrow Fest at Memorial Park. There will be pumpkin and cookie decorating, pony rides, scarecrow decorating, and lots of fun and games for the entire family!
Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee 3:00 pm
Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee @ Community Garden Green
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake will host their second annual Pumpkin Jubilee on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Community Garden Green located at 17 E. School Ct. Fox Lake, IL. The event will be [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 13 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
Festival del Mole y Pozole en Waukegan 10:00 am
Festival del Mole y Pozole en Waukegan @ Belvidere Discount Mall
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Regresa a Waukegan uno de los festivales gastronómicos con mas sabor. Ven con toda la familia a disfrutar de una amplia variedad de Moles y Pozoles, ademas: -Brincolines para Ninos -Pintacaritas -Música en Vivo -Área [...]
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Antioch Harvest Fest & Treat the Streets 12:00 pm
Antioch Harvest Fest & Treat the Streets @ William E. Brook Entertainment Center
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The fun will all start at 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm with the Treat the Street in the Business District of Antioch. Also starting at noon will be the Harvest Fest at the Band Shell [...]
Pumpkin Fest 3:30 pm
Pumpkin Fest @ Community Protestant Church UCC
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Children of all ages are invited to join us in the church parking lot on Saturday, October 19th from 3:30-5:00pm for CPC’s Pumpkin Fest. (In the event of inclement weather, the fun will move indoors.) [...]
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Fall Festival 10:00 am
Fall Festival @ River Trail Nature Center
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join River Trail Nature Center as we celebrate the season with a special day of autumn fun. Storytelling, beekeeping demos, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more! Admission is free; there are small fees for some activities [...]
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Fall Festival 6:30 pm
Fall Festival @ St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hay rides, live dj, bounce house free food, games, arts and crafts, pumpkin patch and more! $2.00 Pumpkin Decorating $3 Scarecrow building contest (You bring the clothes and the post to build it on and [...]
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12 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

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