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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Family Skate Night 6:30 pm
Family Skate Night @ Centennial Ice Arena
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Skating coaches are available to assist new skaters. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $7 Youth $6 Skate Rental $3
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn 10:00 am
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Bannockburn @ Mariano's Bannockburn
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Bannockburn! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills 2:00 pm
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Mariano’s Vernon Hills @ Mariano's Vernon Hills
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Vernon Hills! Come join the “hot doggers” for pictures with the wienermobile!!! We hope to see you there!
2nd Fridays at Bernard Weinger JCC 5:45 pm
2nd Fridays at Bernard Weinger JCC @ Bernard Weinger JCC
Jan 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Relax & take a deep breath! Fridays at JCC help you unwind from your week with family fun. Enjoy songs, stories, candle lighting, grape juice and yummy challah (bread) as we celebrate Shabbat together. We’ll [...]
Watt’s Friday Family Night 6:00 pm
Watt’s Friday Family Night @ WATTS ICE CENTER
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night under the stars at Watts. We will have s’mores and fun activities for the whole family!
Alice in Wonderland 2:30 pm
Alice in Wonderland @ Lake Villa District Library
Jan 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling all fans of Alice in Wonderland, both old and new! Join us for crafts, games and a tea party for all ages. No registration required.
January Family Fun Friday with Elsa & Olaf 1:00 pm
January Family Fun Friday with Elsa & Olaf @ Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS FREE Family Series Select Fridays @ 1:00 PM Join us as we continue our interactive, entertaining, and educational family program into the winter season! Friday, January 17th @ 1:00pm Join us for [...]
Kids Night Out 5:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen | Bannockburn | Illinois | United States
Every 3rd Friday at TBK is Kids Night Out! Parents: you deserve a night out…and so do the kids! Drop them off for this 3-hour evening workshop. Pack up your adventure bags and let’s get [...]
Super Saturday at ITPLD 11:00 am
Super Saturday at ITPLD @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
January 18: Bill Hooper’s Active Music For Children All ages. Suggested for ages 5 and younger. Performing interactive  original children’s songs in the  Midwest for over thirty years,  Bill Hooper encourages families  to move and participate [...]
Lake Forest Musical Open House 1:00 pm
Lake Forest Musical Open House @ Music Institute of Chicago
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a free musical open house featuring mini-trial lessons with MIC faculty. People can try 4-5 different instruments on site, refreshments will be provided, and a student recital will follow.
Louisa May Alcott Portrayal 2:00 pm
Louisa May Alcott Portrayal @ Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrated its 150th birthday. In this historical portrayal of celebrated author Louisa May Alcott, as Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces [...]
Annual Winter Bonfire Event 5:30 pm
Annual Winter Bonfire Event @ Wadsworth Village Hall
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:30 p.m. @ Village Hall This is a family event and you can bring your relatives, friends and other important hangers-on.  In order to make this a BIG bonfire, we need to [...]
Mammals and More Featuring Steve the Sloth 11:00 am
Mammals and More Featuring Steve the Sloth @ Lake Bluff Public Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Flying Fox Conservation Fund is coming to the Library, and they’re bringing the animals! See (and pet!) some amazing animals and fall in love with Steve the sloth, all the while learning about some [...]
Lincolnshire Skate Night 4:00 pm
Lincolnshire Skate Night @ North Park Ice Rink
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
• Free Skates (while supplies last) with Fireworks • Food Trucks, Frozen Custard to be purchased • Free hot chocolate for the kids and drinks for the parents can be purchased   There will be [...]
Family LEGO Club {TR} 6:00 pm
Family LEGO Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District,
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. We’ll have Duplo and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.


  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.

  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.

  4. There is a new gym opening in lindenhurst called Play Tyme Gym. They are opening at the end of January I believe and have added some classes and prices to their FB page. Just something new to add to the calendar. Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  5. Busy brains POP UP museum will be in Grayslake at the Heritage Center (in the basement) starting January 14 9-8pm and most other days 9-2. $5 for an all day pass. I didn’t see it on the calendar so thought I’d mention it.

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