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
Nature Discovery Day 10:00 am
Nature Discovery Day @ Heller Nature Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring the whole family for this FREE day of fun!  Visit our nature classrooms. Complete a craft to take home, explore the science of nature, go sledding or cross-country skiing, view live animals and enjoy [...]
Stalking the Sleeping Groundhog 1:00 pm
Stalking the Sleeping Groundhog @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s Groundhog Day! Learn to identify the clues this critter leaves behind and the tracks of other local wildlife.
Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind 1:00 pm
Close Encounters of the Slithery Kind @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The whole family is invited for an indoor program to meet and learn about one of our resident snakes.
That Smells Like Rejection 1:00 pm
That Smells Like Rejection @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Smelling a lot of skunks lately? It’s probably a female letting a lovestruck male know that she’s just not into him. Even though it’s the middle of winter, things are heating up in the animal [...]
Species Spotlight 1:00 pm
Species Spotlight @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We are never sure what nature will show us on a day to day basis. We will surprise you with a featured animal encounter!
Winter Discovery Walk 7:00 am
Winter Discovery Walk @ Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Winter unveils a world of animal and plant treasures that are hidden other times of the year. Join us to make your own winter discoveries on this guided walk. After exploring, warm up with a [...]
Frozen Alive 1:00 pm
Frozen Alive @ Crabtree Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how cold-blooded animals cheat death every winter when temps drop below freezing.


  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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