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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Libertyville Farmers Market 7:00 am
Libertyville Farmers Market @ Cook Park
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
In 2019, we are celebrating our 39th year in operation!  This year we have more vendors than ever, so you’ll be able to find more fresh food, flowers and so much more, and also have [...]
Children’s Play Time at MAC: 9:00 am
Children’s Play Time at MAC: @ Meadowhill Aquatic Center
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and [...]
Parent Tot Open Swim 9:00 am
Parent Tot Open Swim @ Family Aquatic Center
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Season pass holders and children, 5 years and younger, are admitted free! Parents, bring your toddler and hang out at the pool on those hot mornings before lunch and nap time. The Family Aquatic Center [...]
Artsy Tots 9:30 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 1 @ 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. [...]
Kiddie/Splash 9:30 am
Kiddie/Splash @ Mitchell Pool
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
A separate wading pool includes zero depth entry, geysers, water cannons, a slide, and more! Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (tot pool only until 1pm) Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 7  (tot pool only until 1pm) [...]
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday / Wednesday 12-1 pm  & Thursday 10-11 am. Cost is $5 for the hour.
Animals at the Beach 10:00 am
Animals at the Beach @ Lake Forest Beach Playground
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The WDC will be bringing its amazing animals to you all summer long.  The professional staff and college interns will visit the beach playground area on a weekly basis with an entourage of fascinating animals [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Aug 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Description:  Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Parent Tot Play 11:00 am
Parent Tot Play @ Antioch Aqua Center
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hours are subject to change. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day! Parent/Tot Swim is for children 3 and under only. Fees: Children age three and younger FREE; Adults and children age four and older, $6 per person.
Picnic Stories 12:00 pm
Picnic Stories @ Deerfield Public Library
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Bring a bag lunch and enjoy stories for the whole family in the Youth Program Room at the Library
Antioch Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Antioch Farmers Market @ Downtown Antioch
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Antioch Farmer’s Market is open each Thursday afternoon from 2-6 pm.  *New Location for 2019*  900 Skidmore Drive, Antioch, IL 60002 in downtown Antioch. The Market features products from produce to flowers and many things [...]
Simple Summer Fun 2:00 pm
Simple Summer Fun @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Crabtree Nature Center on select Thursday afternoons in July and Aug for a family-friendly drop-in program featuring art, exploration, nature play or games. Activities will take place near the building.
Barrington Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Barrington Farmers Market @ Village Center
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Barrington Farmers Market returns to the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook Streets. This popular market is held every Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, [...]
LEGO Mindstorms 3:00 pm
LEGO Mindstorms @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What’s cooler than programming your own robot? Programming your own robot made of Legos! For grades 4-8.
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays 4:30 pm
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays @ Jens Jensen Park
Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Ravinia Food Truck Thursdays will be bigger and better this year, with the addition of a weekly Bags League. Food Truck Thursdays returns to the Ravinia District June 6 -September 12, 4:30 PM to Dusk. [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
Free Thursday Nights 5:30 pm
Free Thursday Nights @ Dunn Museum
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Free Thursday Nights @ Dunn Museum  | Libertyville | Illinois | United States
A FREE Thursday Night Event.  Enjoy free programs every first and third Thursday evening at the Dunn Museum. Experience the Dunn Museum after hours to learn more about your local history and environment, engage in [...]
prideSOCIAL 5:30 pm
prideSOCIAL @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking for a place to hang out with other LGBTQ+ Teens? Join us on the first Thursday of every month for prideSOCIAL events and drop-in nights! Teens in grades 7-9 are encouraged to come between [...]
Barrington Cruise Night 6:00 pm
Barrington Cruise Night @ Cook & Station Streets
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Running every Thursday through the summer, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Cook & Station Streets in downtown Barrington, Cruise Nights will be more fun than ever. This year the event will include food trucks on many nights [...]
Hot Summer Nights 6:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights will be held in the Rose Garden this year! Bring your dancing friends and kick it up a notch with high-energy music as you dance (or listen) to the upbeat tempo of [...]
It’s Thursday Concert Series 7:00 pm
It’s Thursday Concert Series @ William E. Brook Memorial Entertainment Center
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All concerts start at 7:30 pm and run until 9 pm at the William E. Brook Memorial Entertainment Center located at 902 Skidmore Drive, Antioch, IL (behind the east side businesses on Main Street). “It’s [...]
Flick and Float 8:30 pm
Flick and Float @ Wheeling Family Aquatic Center
Aug 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Must purchase ticket admission to the Family Aquatic Center. Movie starts at Dusk July 17: Incredibles 2 August 1: Jaws
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 2 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Aug 2 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Tot Swim 11:00 am
Tot Swim @ Esper A. Petersen Foundation Family Aquatic Center
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tot Swim takes place in the hour before the facility opens to the general public and gives parents an opportunity to introduce infants and toddlers (age 6 and under) to the water in the zero-depth [...]
Garden Market at Elawa Farm 8:00 am
Garden Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden Market begins mid-May and runs through October, featuring produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden and from selected local visiting vendors. Our small-scale Market Garden provides a remarkable array of [...]
Children’s Play Time at MAC: 9:00 am
Children’s Play Time at MAC: @ Meadowhill Aquatic Center
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and [...]
Kiddie/Splash 9:30 am
Kiddie/Splash @ Mitchell Pool
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
A separate wading pool includes zero depth entry, geysers, water cannons, a slide, and more! Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (tot pool only until 1pm) Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 7  (tot pool only until 1pm) [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
Inchworms 11:00 am
Inchworms @ Glencoe Public Library
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages Birth – Crawlers with adult Get on the floor for stories, rhymes, songs, and bounces that build early literacy skills in our littlest listeners. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Little one already walking? [...]
Lunch in the Park 11:00 am
Lunch in the Park @ Cook Park
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy live bands,  choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of [...]
Family Fun Fridays – A Zoo to You {RR} 1:00 pm
Family Fun Fridays – A Zoo to You {RR} @ Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us as we continue our interactive, entertaining, and educational family program into another Summer season at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center! A Zoo to You A Zoo to You is a [...]
Lake Zurich Area Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Lake Zurich Area Farmers Market @ Paulus Park
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lake Zurich Farmers Market The Lake Zurich Farmers Market returns this year on Fridays from 6/7-8/9 from 3-7pm weekly! The annual market will host approximately 30 vendors, with a handful of vendors who sell organic [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
Anime Club 3:30 pm
Anime Club @ Warren Newport Public Library
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us in The Vault for Anime Club
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
National Night Out – Touch a Truck 5:00 pm
National Night Out – Touch a Truck @ Waukegan Municipal Beach
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Waukegan Park District, Waukegan Police Department, Waukegan Fire Department. Waukegan Public Works and the City for our annual Night Out/Touch a Truck at the Beach! All kinds of trucks and heavy equipment will [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
First Friday on Mainstreet 6:00 pm
First Friday on Mainstreet @ Downtown Libertyville
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come downtown & see what’s happening on Main Street!  Perhaps a wine tasting, a book signing, fortune telling, definitely special discounts and most likely live music and refreshments while shopping! Our downtown shop owners are [...]
Concerts on the Green 6:30 pm
Concerts on the Green @ Community Garden Green
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Summer Art Series for Friday Night Concerts on the Community Garden Green: July 12 – Earth Mother, jam rock July 19 –  Kim Banis & Guests, folk-punk July 26 –  Grant Milliren, Indie rock August [...]
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
Hawthorn Woods Concert In the Park Series 6:30 pm
Hawthorn Woods Concert In the Park Series @ Community Park
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Weekly outdoor concert event in Hawthorn Woods’ Community Park.  Come each week to hear your favorite local artists in a variety of genres.   June 7:  Latest Rumor (Blues, Rock & Americana) June 14: Second [...]
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 3 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Deerfield Farmers Market 7:00 am
Deerfield Farmers Market @ Metra Commuter Lot
Aug 3 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Deerfield Farmers Market is open for the season, and this year they are pulling out all the stops to celebrate their 25th anniversary! Located at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York [...]
Garden Market at Elawa Farm 8:00 am
Garden Market at Elawa Farm @ Elawa Farm
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden Market begins mid-May and runs through October, featuring produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden and from selected local visiting vendors. Our small-scale Market Garden provides a remarkable array of [...]
Glencoe French Market 8:00 am
Glencoe French Market @ Wyman Green
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Glencoe French Market returns to Wyman Green every Saturday this summer from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting on June 8. Be sure to make the Glencoe French Market your every-Saturday-stop for fresh farm produce, locally [...]
Big Trucks! 9:00 am
Big Trucks! @ Ron Beese Park
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, August 3 9:00 – 11:30am Ron Beese Park For ALL ages – FREEYour entire family is going to love this event! We park dozens of “Big Trucks” in the parking lot at Ron Beese [...]
Children’s Play Time at MAC: 9:00 am
Children’s Play Time at MAC: @ Meadowhill Aquatic Center
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and [...]
Kiddie Splash 9:30 am
Kiddie Splash @ mitchell pool
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
A separate wading pool includes zero depth entry, geysers, water cannons, a slide, and more! Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (tot pool only until 1pm) Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 7  (tot pool only until 1pm) [...]
Northbrook Days – Special Needs Morning 9:30 am
Northbrook Days – Special Needs Morning @ Village Green Park
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join NSSRA at Northbrook Days Festival this summer! Enjoy carnival rides, games, music and more! This event is free for the whole family! Open to Northbrook residents with disabilities and individuals with disabilities served by [...]
Creator Fair and Ice Cream Social 10:00 am
Creator Fair and Ice Cream Social @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Make summer last a little longer with a fun day of crafts and sweet treats! Make some fancy slime, try your hand at tie-dye, and explore more than a dozen other projects designed for all [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Family Time 10:00 am
Family Time @ Deerfield Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the Youth Program Room for a drop-in storytime the whole family will enjoy!
Highland Park Kids Fair 10:00 am
Highland Park Kids Fair @ WeOrbit
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s a Bubble Dance Party! Join us for a day of fun filled with Bubbles, Balloon Artists, Face Painting, Balloon Performer, activities by WeOrbit and performances by Ballet Makkai and Stages Performing Arts and much, [...]
LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Pop-up Craft 10:00 am
Pop-up Craft @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us every other month for a craft that’s sure to appeal to all ages. Kids, teens, and adults are welcome. No registration is necessary, but supplies are first-come, first served!
DIY Extravaganza 10:30 am
DIY Extravaganza @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Grades K-5 with an adult. Drop in. Design, create, and discover with your family. Dress for a mess! Did you miss any of our Thursday afternoon DIY Lab events this July? Come to the DIY Extravaganza to [...]
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Parent Tot Play 11:00 am
Parent Tot Play @ Antioch Aqua Center
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hours are subject to change. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day! Parent/Tot Swim is for children 3 and under only. Fees: Children age three and younger FREE; Adults and children age four and older, $6 per person.
Saplings Kids Club with WTTW Kids Big Idea 11:00 am
Saplings Kids Club with WTTW Kids Big Idea @ Hawthorn Mall- Lower Level near YuKids Island
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall invites all Saplings kids club members to its “Big Idea Show” event on Saturday, August 3rd. During the event, the WTTW BIG IDEA Traveling Lab will visit Hawthorn Mall. Hosted by the WTTW [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Make Your Own Pokémon 2:30 pm
Make Your Own Pokémon @ Ela Area Public Library
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Drop by and enjoy a variety of activities involving creativity and Pokémon! While you’re out participating in the Pokémon Community Day, drop by the gym at Ela and make a stop at the Forge to [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
Dive-in Theater 7:30 pm
Dive-in Theater @ Mitchell Pool
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fee: $3 Time: 7:30-10:30 PM Bring your raft, inner tube or noodle and watch a movie on the big screen from the pool! Swimming begins at 7:30 PM. Movie begins at dusk. Concession stand will [...]
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 4 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you have an active little one? Do they bounce off the walls on Sunday morning? Take them to our special “Rockin’ Tots” Toddler Time!   Sunday morning 9 AM – 11 AM at Rockin’ [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays 11:00 am
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. Practice using chopsticks, rake miniature dry gardens, make Japanese kites, and more. The free activities vary each time [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Sunday Funday at Lake Bluff Pool 3:00 pm
Sunday Funday at Lake Bluff Pool @ Lake Bluff Pool
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tubes provided by the Lake Bluff Park District
Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Aug 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
Outdoor Summer Concert Series 5:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Concert Series @ Kracklauer Park
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Concerts take place every Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Kracklauer Park through August 18th. All concerts are FREE so invite your friends and neighbors to the concert, bring some snacks [...]
Sounds of Summer Concerts 5:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concerts @ Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers are allowed but no outside alcohol. June 9: Mariachi Monumental De Mexico June 16: Mellencougar June 23: Wheeling’s 125th Anniversary Celebration featuring Eaglemania June 30: King Saturday July [...]
Summer Sampler 5:00 pm
Summer Sampler @ Mitchell Park
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join your friends and neighbors at Mitchell Park for our Summer Sampler Concert Series! Bring a picnic, dinner, chairs or a blanket and a smile while you enjoy some free music in the parks!   [...]
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series 6:00 pm
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series @ Village Green
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Concert Series at village Green in Downtown Lake Bluff July 4: Final Say AT THE BEACH! July : SPOKEN FOUR (Cover Band) July 14: Mason Rivers (Country) July 21: Feel Good Party Band (Rock [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Aug 5 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Aug 5 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Tot Swim 11:00 am
Tot Swim @ Esper A. Petersen Foundation Family Aquatic Center
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tot Swim takes place in the hour before the facility opens to the general public and gives parents an opportunity to introduce infants and toddlers (age 6 and under) to the water in the zero-depth [...]
Children’s Play Time at MAC: 9:00 am
Children’s Play Time at MAC: @ Meadowhill Aquatic Center
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and [...]
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 9:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 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.
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby & Me Baby & Me is a networking group for parents and their children up to 12 months, to come and meet others in your position – not just first time parents, but all [...]
Baby Bounce 9:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders. REGISTER
Kiddie/Splash 9:30 am
Kiddie/Splash @ Mitchell Pool
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
A separate wading pool includes zero depth entry, geysers, water cannons, a slide, and more! Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (tot pool only until 1pm) Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 7  (tot pool only until 1pm) [...]
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join us for stories, milk and cookies at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach on Rollins Road Ages 0-6
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Port Clinton Art Festival 10:00 am
Port Clinton Art Festival @ Port Clinton Square
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park’s renowned summer event, returns to the city center with even more prestigious offerings this year. Developed by Amdur Productions and recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the [...]
Rock and Read 10:00 am
Rock and Read @ Glencoe Public Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 18 months-3 years with parent or caregiver Join Ms. Susan for Monday stories! Listen to books, move to the beat, and more at this active storytime. Older siblings are welcome.
Stay and Play 10:00 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Birth – Age 3 Whether you come for Rock and Read or Book Babies, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. [...]
Baby Bounce 10:30 am
Baby Bounce @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Birth-one year with an adult. Drop in. Siblings welcome. Registration recommended for email reminders.  
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver Introduce your baby to the library with stories, songs, and active play designed to teach infants and toddlers their first literacy skills. Older siblings are welcome.
Free Days at Antioch Aqua Center 12:00 pm
Free Days at Antioch Aqua Center @ Antioch Aqua Center
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
June 16 Father’s Day Special – Fathers are FREE with a paying or pass holder child. July 15 Mom and Me Day Special – Mothers are FREE with a paying or pass holder child. August [...]
Military Mondays 12:00 pm
Military Mondays @ Antioch Aqua Center
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every Monday the Antioch Aquatic center honors our members of the Armed Forces, active or retired. Admission is FREE with military ID.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
Carillon Concerts 5:30 pm
Carillon Concerts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an enchanting one-hour musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island. Through a regularly scheduled series of concerts each summer, carillonneurs from around the world delight [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Aug 6 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Children’s Play Time at MAC: 9:00 am
Children’s Play Time at MAC: @ Meadowhill Aquatic Center
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and [...]
Kiddie/Splash 9:30 am
Kiddie/Splash @ Mitchell Pool
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
A separate wading pool includes zero depth entry, geysers, water cannons, a slide, and more! Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm (tot pool only until 1pm) Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 7  (tot pool only until 1pm) [...]
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Stories in the Park 10:00 am
Stories in the Park @ Central Park
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us next door at Central Park (477 N. Lake Street) for a fun, outdoor storytime for all ages. Storytime will be held under the bandshell near the park’s splash pad. In case of inclement [...]
Tuesday Morning Music 10:00 am
Tuesday Morning Music @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hear chamber music, jazz, and even Spanish guitar. Free concerts in the McGinley Pavilion, rain or shine from 10 to 11 a.m. June 4 David Chiriboga & Hugo Salcedo – Spanish Guitar Duo June 11 [...]
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
2.5-5 years with an adult. Drop in. Engage in active learning with your preschooler! Singing, dancing, reading, and more followed by a hands-on activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but recommended for email reminders.
Tales Around Town 10:30 am
Tales Around Town @ Rotating Glencoe Parks
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Join Ms. Linda around town for stories, songs and lots of outdoor fun! Tales Around Town will be visiting different parks and outdoor spaces in Glencoe all summer long [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
Aug 6 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Description:  Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Baby Storytime 11:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary,
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
0-18 MONTHS | DROP IN Get out of the house with baby! Bring your newborn to 18-month-old to the library for a fun storytime including songs, parachute play, bubbles, and more!
Parent Tot Play 11:00 am
Parent Tot Play @ Antioch Aqua Center
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hours are subject to change. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day! Parent/Tot Swim is for children 3 and under only. Fees: Children age three and younger FREE; Adults and children age four and older, $6 per person.
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Aug 6 @ 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 [...]
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 12:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Cost is $5 for the hour.
North Chicago’s National Night Out 2:00 pm
North Chicago’s National Night Out @ Foss Park District
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The North Chicago Police Department invites you to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual community picnic and walk. Rain or shine come on out!
Virtual Reality Open house 2:00 pm
Virtual Reality Open house @ Ela Area Public Library
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Drop in and take a 3D journey to space or to the bottom of the sea with Google Expeditions. For ages 5 & up. No registration required.
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
Fox Lake Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Fox Lake Farmers Market @ 17 E. School St. - Fox Lake, IL
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods, in an organic garden setting. The Fox Lake Farmers Market brings the Fox Lake and surrounding communities the very best and [...]
National Night Out (Fox Lake) 4:00 pm
National Night Out (Fox Lake) @ Lakefront Park
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate National Night Out – an evening of Public Safety and Community Partnership at Lakefront Park! Come see Police, Fire, and Public Works vehicles on display with games and activities for kids of all ages. [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
Splatter Paint Splatacular 4:15 pm
Splatter Paint Splatacular @ Wyman Green
Aug 6 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages. Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and let the paint fly at this splatacular open-ended art class. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative art activity will be provided in the library’s Hammond [...]
National Night Out 5:00 pm
National Night Out @ Hartman Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every first Tuesday of August, millions of people celebrate National Night Out (NNO) in neighborhoods across the country to celebrate community and law enforcement partnerships. NNO brings together individuals from communities in all 50 states, [...]
National Night Out 5:00 pm
National Night Out @ Willow Stream Park South
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5 – 7:30 pm Business Expo Picnic in the Park Inflatable Attractions and Face Painting Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department Displays Free hotdogs, chips and drinks (while supplies last) Free giveaways 6 – 8 [...]
National Night Out with APD 5:00 pm
National Night Out with APD @ Antioch Community Bandshell
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Antioch Police Department is happy to present its Community Outdoor Movie Night featuring “Zootopia”. Also part of the National Night Out Event is free hotdogs, face painting, K-9 demonstration, Antioch Police Explorers and squad [...]
Round Lake National Night Out Against Crime 5:00 pm
Round Lake National Night Out Against Crime @ Round Lake Police Department
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Night Out event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2019 starting at 5:00pm at the Round Lake Police Department located at 741 West Town Line Road. There will be free Hot dogs, Popcorn & [...]
National Night Out 5:30 pm
National Night Out @ Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE Heritage Park Performance Pavillion and Family Aquatic Center Bring the whole family and join the Wheeling Park District and Wheeling Police Department for a variety of activities for all ages. Get to know your [...]
Wauconda National Night Out 5:30 pm
Wauconda National Night Out @ Cook Park
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The event includes free hot dog, chips, and pop. Attendees will get the opportunity to tour a police vehicle, watch a canine demonstration, take part in simulations and much more. Raffle tickets will be sold [...]
National Night Out