Little Lake County

COVID19 Statement:

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. As we move into Phase 4 we will be adding more events on our calendar that are happening in person. For the time being, we are waiving our “no pre-registration” rule. Due to reduced capacities at facilities, we feel this is the best way to help both parents and the sites. 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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Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie 10:30 am
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Woods and Prairie @ Online
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual adventure as we wander into the woods and prairie. Learn to sweep net for insects in the prairie and see what we find. Head to the woods to peek under [...]
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Stories in the Woods *Registration Required* 10:00 am
Stories in the Woods *Registration Required* @ Heller Nature Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child ages 6months-6 years Engage in a hands-on nature-inspired activity, enjoy a story and take a short hike with a naturalist. Pre-registration is now required, maximum size is 9
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands 10:30 am
Virtual Program: Little Explorers Wetlands @ Online
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a virtual adventure into a local wetland. We’ll pond scoop and meet the small critters that live in water. Learn new ways to play, create and experiment with water. Now you’ll be [...]
Virtual Program Raptors in Your Backyard 5:30 pm
Virtual Program Raptors in Your Backyard @ Online
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
What do you think of when you hear the word raptor? We are not referring to dinosaurs, but they do have something in common with backyard raptors such as hawks and owls. Learn what makes [...]
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VIRTUAL: DIY: Birds Feast 2:00 pm
VIRTUAL: DIY: Birds Feast @ Round Lake Area Public Library Facebook Page
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make a simple birds feast with a toilet paper tube, peanut butter, and some bird seed.  Watch how, then go bird watching in your backyard! This program will take place on Facebook.  Not sure where [...]
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Virtual Program: Bats 10:00 am
Virtual Program: Bats @ Online
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Discover the unique adaptations and many benefits of local bats during this online program. This presentation is intended for families with young children.Please register so that we can send you a sign-in link. We will [...]
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Virtual Program: Into the Marsh 10:00 am
Virtual Program: Into the Marsh @ Online
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for a virtual exploration of a marsh and discover the critters who live there.Please register for this program so that we can send you a sign-in link. We will send an email about [...]
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Virtual Program-Hikin’ Tykes Weather 10:00 am
Virtual Program-Hikin’ Tykes Weather @ Online
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The weather influences so much of our lives- how we feel, what we wear and do. Join virtually for a nature-based story and dress-for-the-weather activity.Includes a list of resources, coloring page and nature activity suggestions. Registered [...]
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Stories in the Woods *Registration Required* 10:00 am
Stories in the Woods *Registration Required* @ Heller Nature Center
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child ages 6months-6 years Engage in a hands-on nature-inspired activity, enjoy a story and take a short hike with a naturalist. Pre-registration is now required, maximum size is 9
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VIRTUAL: Nature Journaling for Kids 11:00 am
VIRTUAL: Nature Journaling for Kids @ Round Lake Area Public Library Facebook Page
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how to make your own nature journal using supplies around the house, get some tips and ideas on how to start journaling outside, and let’s see what we can observe in nature. Items Needed: [...]
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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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