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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Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Oktoberfest Concert 11:30 am
Oktoberfest Concert @ Waukegan Public Library
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the music of Die Musikmeisters! Weather permitting, we will be outside in the courtyard. If it is too cold, we’ll come indoors to Classroom AB. Join us for music, cider, sweet treats [...]
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Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
Harvest Fest 10:00 am
Harvest Fest @ Kalk Park
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come celebrate fall at one of the best community spirit events of the year! Spend the morning at Kalk Park enjoying family-friendly games, attractions, and entertainment. Halloween pumpkins will be available for purchase. All ages [...]
Oktoberfest 6:30 pm
Oktoberfest @ American Aid Society of German Descendant
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fest is held for three consecutive Saturdays with doors opening at 6:30pm. Music is provided by lively German bands and a variety of entertainment is on hand. Food and drinks are available all evening. [...]
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Fall Bulb Festival 10:00 am
Fall Bulb Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy family activities and shop for more than 200 varieties of bulbs. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4 – 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.   Outdoors: [...]
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Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 11 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 12 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
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Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest @ Downtown Highwood
Oct 13 all-day
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October once again to attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Come kick off the Fall festival season with friends and [...]
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Fall Dance Jam 10:30 am
Fall Dance Jam @ Deerfield Public Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
For children up to age 6, with a caregiver Shake your sillies out at this action-packed dance program. Children will find their rhythm with shakers and singing along to their favorite songs. No registration required!
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Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Baroque to Baby 11:00 am
Baroque to Baby @ David Adler Music and Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
These baby-centric concerts are designed to encourage parents and caretakers to take a break in their day to share the joy of music with their babies. Listen to baby-approved classical selections and sing along to [...]
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Haunted Trail and Bonfire 3:00 pm
Haunted Trail and Bonfire @ Forest View Park
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Back at the Tradition Location and Creepin’ it Real! Event includes: Costume contest 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 3. groups are: 2-5, 6-8, 9-13 and Family Wagon Rides – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. $1 or 1 [...]
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“Love Your Neighbor” — Benefit Concert for Refugee Children 3:00 pm
“Love Your Neighbor” — Benefit Concert for Refugee Children @ Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm
Concert featuring choral and instrumental groups from the church and the community performing music to inspire hope and action for refugee children and families. Proceeds benefit AMMPARO: Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation, and [...]
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Noisy Time! 10:00 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Noisy Time! 10:45 am
Noisy Time! @ Indian Trails Library District
Oct 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Explore the world around us with stories, rhymes and lots of music and movement. Limit: 25. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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Halloween Hoopla 3:00 pm
Halloween Hoopla @ Jewett Park/ Community center
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 7-9pm – Jewett Park Shelter Disc Jockey Bonfire in the Park Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating Scarecrow Building Pumpkin Carving performance by “The Pumpkin Butcher” Saturday 3-6 pm – Jewett Park Community Center Costumed Characters Games [...]
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Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
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12 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.

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