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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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
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Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ JCC at Am Shalom
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
Wooden Train Play 1:00 pm
Wooden Train Play @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build your own large track layouts with our wooden trains.
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Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ JCC at Am Shalom
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
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Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ JCC at Am Shalom
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
Dream and Build 11:00 am
Dream and Build @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-6, Ages 4 and up Build it and they will…have fun! Come, explore and create with mega blocks, cardboard “bricks”, foam logs, and more.
Build It 5:00 pm
Build It @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ages 4-8 with an adult. Drop in. Young engineers will enjoy an evening of building with Legos, blocks, and other materials.
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Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Destination Discovery  –  Supports the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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Playdate @ the Library 9:30 am
Playdate @ the Library @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 4 with an adult. Free. Drop in. Chase away the wintertime blues here: Little ones can play with friends without all that stifling snow gear. We’ll set up a wide variety of [...]
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]
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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 10:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
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Baby Gym 10:00 am
Baby Gym @ Fremont Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mobile infants under 18 months with an adult. Drop in. Feeling cooped up? Getting Cabin Fever? You and your baby can get your wiggles out with new friends at this unstructured playtime focused on gross motor [...]
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Stay and Play at the J 10:00 am
Stay and Play at the J @ JCC at Am Shalom
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Have fun with your little one and connect with other families when you Stay & Play at the J! Our newly refurbished infant toddler play spaces have been expertly designed with the littlest hands, feet, [...]
International Lego Day Celebration 4:00 pm
International Lego Day Celebration @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All Ages – Today is International Lego Day. Come and join us for the celebration!  Space is limited. First come, first served.
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
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Chat & Play Cafe 10:00 am
Chat & Play Cafe @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in for unstructured playtime for you and baby. Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation while the little ones socialize and play. Limit: 35. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before [...]
Wee Explorers 10:00 am
Wee Explorers @ Cook Memorial Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Let your little ones engage in sensory exploration of the world around them. For little ones ages 15 months to 2 years with their caregivers. DROP IN
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers 11:30 am
Open Gym for Tots and Toddlers @ Island Lake Village Hall Gym
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: Up to 6 Yrs. Fee: $2.00 Per Child (Goes to Special Events) Time: 11:30 – 1:00 Location: Village Hall Gymnasium Instructor: Parents Must Be Present At All Times PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE SURE [...]

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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