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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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
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
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Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Winter Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Kid Lit Fest 9:00 am
Kid Lit Fest @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a celebration of books and reading as we kick off the District 112 iRead Read-a-thon! Pick up your log and earn 30 minutes credit for attending the event. Stock up on books, meet authors, [...]
Winter Fest at Centennial Ice Arena 2:00 pm
Winter Fest at Centennial Ice Arena @ Centennial Ice Arena
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate winter at this FREE family event!  Enjoy indoor ice skating and open gymnastics time.  Don’t know how to skate?  Our skating instructors offer free group lessons.  Food is available for purchase.  Special friends costumed [...]
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Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
Mitten Window Clings 11:00 am
Mitten Window Clings @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make a set of ‘stained glass’ mitten to hang in your window. This program will be in the Youth Services department; no registration is required. This program is for families with children ages 3-14. No [...]
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Winter Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Drop In Origami 2:00 pm
Drop In Origami @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by the Youth Department to make your own origami figure! We’ll have some basic templates for you to choose from, or you can design your own creation. For ages 7 to 14.
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Robot Family Storytime 10:30 am
Robot Family Storytime @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Beep boop beep! We’ll make robot puppets to help tell stories, and maybe try out our robot dance moves. For families with children ages 2-7, but all are welcome. Program will be in the Meeting [...]
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Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service 10:00 am
Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service @ Recreation Center of Highland Park
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join your friends and neighbors for a day of service and fun for the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Recreation Center of Highland Park. The event includes: Approximately 30 hands-on service [...]
Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Winter Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Family Tennis Night 6:00 pm
Family Tennis Night @ Deer Creek Tennis Courts
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your family and enjoy a night of tennis or wallyball. Pizza included.
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Winter Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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Winter Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Winter Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Location: Meeting Room. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that [...]
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14 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.

  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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