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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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.
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 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 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 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 [...]
CANCELED Solar System Storytime 10:00 am
CANCELED Solar System Storytime @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-6 with an adult. Drop in. 3…2…1…Blast off! Future astronauts, come along with Mr. Joel for a rocket ship ride through the Solar System!


  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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