COVID19 Statement:

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to continue to go to public events and spaces.

For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally please visit the Lake County Health Department COVID-19 status page.


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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CANCELED Passover Holiday Tot Storytime and Activities 10:30 am
CANCELED Passover Holiday Tot Storytime and Activities @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Celebrate the Jewish holidays with stories and songs. Activities will be provided for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). Resources for celebrating Passover in your home will be also be provided.
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CANCELED Open Swim 7:00 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Egg-Citing Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
CANCELED Egg-Citing Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast @ Fox Lake Lake Front Park
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Village of Fox Lake for the Egg-Citing Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast! Egg Hunt Times: 10:00 a.m. – 2 & under and Ages 3 – 5 10:00 a.m. – Ages 6 – 8 [...]
CANCELED Annual Egg Hunt 9:30 am
CANCELED Annual Egg Hunt @ Cook Park
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Calling all kids! Get set for a great time at our popular egg hunt in Cook Park. Grab your basket, friends and family and hunt for all the eggs and treats you can find. A [...]
CANCELED Bark in the Park 10:00 am
CANCELED Bark in the Park @ Community Park
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs are welcome to gather with family and friends at Community Park in Hawthorn Woods for the Village of Hawthorn Woods Bark in the Park event. This free community event will take place on Saturday, [...]
CANCELED Spring Egg & Doggie Treat Hunt 10:00 am
CANCELED Spring Egg & Doggie Treat Hunt @ Watts Park
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bring your basket and get ready for an egg hunt! We’re hiding eggs filled with surprises for kids AND dogs throughout Watts Park. After the hunt, join us for crafts, games, and photos with the Spring Bunny. [...]
CANCELED Egg Hunt 10:30 am
CANCELED Egg Hunt @ Long Grove
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
0:30 – 12:00 with the Official Egg Hunt starting at 11:00 am. Things included in this FREE EGG HUNT: DJ Petting Zoo Craft table Face Painting Tractor Rides around town (dependent on weather) PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN [...]
CANCELED Annual Egg Hunt 11:00 am
CANCELED Annual Egg Hunt @ Rule Park
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hop along and find eggs filled with candy and toys hidden in Rule Park! Hunt areas will be divided by age. One lucky golden egg will be hidden in each area. Find the lucky golden [...]
CANCELED Easter Event 11:00 am
CANCELED Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
CANCELED Dog Egg Hunt 11:30 am
CANCELED Dog Egg Hunt @ Rule Park
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Leash up your pup and hop on over to Rule Park for an egg hunt that is just for dogs! Owners must stay with their dog at all times. Please bring a basket or bag [...]
CANCELED Easter Egg Hunt 12:00 pm
CANCELED Easter Egg Hunt @ Breezewald Park
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AGES: 2-10 YEARS OLD (W/ADULT) Calling all kids ages 2 to 10! Get ready, get set, and GO for our annual Egg Hunt. Check out www.lakezurich.org/445/ Events for event details. The Easter Bunny plans to [...]
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Easter Event 11:00 am
CANCELED Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
CANCELED Prime Real Estate 1:00 pm
CANCELED Prime Real Estate @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
See why and how we provide cavity nesting birds with accommodations, then stay to see the tree swallows compete.
CANCELED Story Fest 1:00 pm
CANCELED Story Fest @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Celebrate all the ways stories can be shared. Enjoy special performances, story activities, crafts, and popcorn all afternoon. Story Fest is made possible thanks to an endowment from former Barrington teacher Marge Luther, and was [...]
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
CANCELED Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 3:00 pm
CANCELED Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(all ages) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home. Supplies are limited!  
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CANCELED Easter Event 5:00 pm
CANCELED Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
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CANCELED Puppet Show: Mister Kipley’s Signs of Spring 10:00 am
CANCELED Puppet Show: Mister Kipley’s Signs of Spring @ Barrington Area Library,
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All ages w/caregiver This interactive puppet show teaches children about the magical changes that occur in nature during spring. Meeting Room.   Disclaimer(s) Youth Services Drop-In Events This event is appropriate for all ages with [...]
CANCELED Easter Event 2:00 pm
CANCELED Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
CANCELED Peppa Pig LIVE! Peppa Pig’s Adventure 6:00 pm
CANCELED Peppa Pig LIVE! Peppa Pig’s Adventure @ Genesee Theatre
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peppa Pig Live! is back with her action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping [...]
CANCELED Open Swim 7:00 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Annual Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 am
CANCELED Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Shiloh Park
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Easter Bunny will be busy hiding 10,0000 eggs with fun toys and candy inside. He’ll be there in person to watch your little ones, age 8 and younger gather them up. Look for signs [...]
CANCELLED Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop 9:00 am
CANCELLED Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop @ Lowe's
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LOWE’S WORKSHOPS CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.  Some stores will have kits you can pick up, see Lowe’s Statement.    DIY Kids’ Workshops are free, monthly, in-store events designed to inspire the next generation of [...]
CANCELED Bunny Bash 10:00 am
CANCELED Bunny Bash @ Mike Rylko Community Park
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Bring the family to Mike Rylko Community Park, located at 951 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. Face painting, games and pictures with the Bunny. Show off your eye spy skills on the Chickadee Trail; and, [...]
CANCELED Antioch Easter Parade & Egg Hunt 10:30 am
CANCELED Antioch Easter Parade & Egg Hunt @ Downtown Anticoh
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrating the 28th Annual Eggcellent Easter ADventure in Antioch! The annual Easter parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Antioch. Immediately following the parade (approximately 11:00 a.m.) the Easter Egg Hunt is [...]
CANCELED Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 am
CANCELED Easter Egg Hunt @ Volo Village Hall
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Easter Egg Hunt
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Rocky’s Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt 12:00 pm
CANCELED Rocky’s Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt @ The People's Choice Family Fun Center
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2 Easter Egg Hunts in Rocky’s Fun House Miniature Golf, one for 2-5 year olds at 1:00 pm and one for 6-12 year olds at 1:30 pm. Rocky’s Fun House has been decorated for the [...]
CANCELED Some of our Furry Friends 1:00 pm
CANCELED Some of our Furry Friends @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a presentation on some of the native mammals found throughout Cook County. Furs, pictures, and props will be presented during this indoor program.
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Kit Petting Zoo 2:30 pm
CANCELED Kit Petting Zoo @ Fremont Public LIbrary
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages (children under 8 with an adult). Drop in. Explore the kits available at your library, with topics from STEM and art to outdoor games and puzzles. Whether you’re a newborn baby, a rowdy toddler, [...]
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CANCELED Bird Walks 7:30 am
CANCELED Bird Walks @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join the Crabtree staff to look for spring migrants. Meet in the parking lot.
CANCELED Kids Movie Night 6:00 pm
CANCELED Kids Movie Night @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly kids movie night. Contact the library for this months movie title.  
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CANCELED Bird Walks 7:30 am
CANCELED Bird Walks @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join the Crabtree staff to look for spring migrants. Meet in the parking lot.
CANCELED Open Swim 7:00 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Unearth Science Festival 10:00 am
CANCELED Unearth Science Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
What would happen if a science fair came to life? Participate in drop-in activities, in-depth workshops, and a film screening. This year’s themes and activities feature pollinators, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Most programs and activities [...]
CANCELED Mad Hatters Family Story Time 11:00 am
CANCELED Mad Hatters Family Story Time @ Libertyville Civic Center
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grab your hat for a lively storytime by a performance troupe of the Junior League of Chicago! DROP-IN Drop in. This is a family event; children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  This event takes [...]
CANCELED Earth Day Nature Play 12:00 pm
CANCELED Earth Day Nature Play @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Play, plant, paint and pretend. Enjoy special Earth Day family-fun activities.
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event 2:00 pm
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event @ Barnes & Noble Deer park
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Trolls World Tour with this awesome LEGO build! Join us to build a LEGO boombox to bring home or on your way to see the new movie. Supplies are limited: sign up now!
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event 2:00 pm
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Celebrate Trolls World Tour with this awesome LEGO build! Join us to build a LEGO boombox to bring home or on your way to see the new movie. Supplies are limited: sign up now!
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event 2:00 pm
CANCELED LEGO Trolls World Tour Event @ Barnes & Noble- Deerfield
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Trolls World Tour with this awesome LEGO build! Join us to build a LEGO boombox to bring home or on your way to see the new movie. Supplies are limited: sign up now!
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CANCELED Unearth Science Festival 10:00 am
CANCELED Unearth Science Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
What would happen if a science fair came to life? Participate in drop-in activities, in-depth workshops, and a film screening. This year’s themes and activities feature pollinators, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Most programs and activities [...]
CANCELED Earth Day Celebration 11:00 am
CANCELED Earth Day Celebration @ Performance Pavillion at Heritage Park
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Week with the whole family. Take a nature walk, view the butterfly garden, and fly your own kite. Exhibitors are on hand to present information on the environment and answer all your questions [...]
CANCELED Secrets to the Undergrowth 1:00 pm
CANCELED Secrets to the Undergrowth @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come see into the secretive lives of mites and millipedes living beneath the leaves. Indoor program followed by a short walk to see what invertebrates have been crawling around.
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
CANCELED Meet Children’s Author Suzanne Slade at Hawthorn Mall 2:00 pm
CANCELED Meet Children’s Author Suzanne Slade at Hawthorn Mall @ Barbara's Bookstore
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Join children’s author Suzanne Slade as she introduces her latest book, “Exquisite,” a picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. ABOUT [...]
CANCELED Storytime with author Lori Degman 2:00 pm
CANCELED Storytime with author Lori Degman @ Barbara's Bookstore
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Join Children’s author, Lori Degman, as she kicks off her newest children’s book, “Travel Guide for Monsters.” Right now, the book is still under wraps, thus the place marker for [...]
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CANCELED Open Swim 7:00 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pool Closures: The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED Eco Fair 10:00 am
CANCELED Eco Fair @ Antioch Township Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This free event is for people of all ages, there will be speakers, vendors, games, food, prizes, and interactive activities in honor of Earth Day! Hear speakers talk about adventures, land stewardship, how to prepare [...]
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
CANCELED Smelt-O-Rama 5:00 pm
CANCELED Smelt-O-Rama @ Forest Park Beach
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Lake Forest Recreation Department as we rediscover a Lake Michigan tradition. Osmerus mordax, otherwise known as smelt, return to our shores each spring to spawn in the warm water near piers and beaches. [...]
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CANCELED Red-wing Racket 1:00 pm
CANCELED Red-wing Racket @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about this bird as the males sing out “conk-la-ree!” while walking outside.
CANCELED Open Swim 1:30 pm
CANCELED Open Swim @ Buffalo Grove High School
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pool Closures The Buffalo Grove High School Natatorium closures will be posted at the pool and on the Aquatics page of our website at bgparks.org. Daily entry is $6 during public hours Aquatics Hotline: 847.235.6857 [...]
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CANCELED The Two Chess Nuts 6:30 pm
CANCELED The Two Chess Nuts @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Two Chess Nuts are back for an evening of free play.  Try fun variations of Chess on their unique boards from around the world. Or enjoy a match on a board with your favorite [...]
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CANCELED Bird Walks 7:30 am
CANCELED Bird Walks @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join the Crabtree staff to look for spring migrants. Meet in the parking lot.
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CANCELED Together for Childhood 6:00 pm
CANCELED Together for Childhood @ Fremont Public LIbrary
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3-12 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and a raffle at this family-friendly event. Edades 3-12 con un adulto. Entren y disfruten de artesanías, juegos, bocadillos y una rifa en este evento [...]

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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