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 fill out this form:

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 Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Apr 1 @ 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 [...]
Parent/Tot Gym 8:30 am
Parent/Tot Gym @ Sullivan Community Center Gym
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Let your kids burn off that extra energy this winter at the Sullivan Community Center. You and your child will enjoy a variety of toys including balls, big wheels, scooters, hula hoops, push toys, and small basketball [...]
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 9:30 am
Baby & Me with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital @ Kohl Children's Museum
Apr 1 @ 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 Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Panera Storytime 9:30 am
Panera Storytime @ Panera Bread
Apr 1 @ 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
Baby and Toddler Touch n’ Play 10:00 am
Baby and Toddler Touch n’ Play @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 2 years. Explore sensory stations with your little one. Don’t dress your best because we may make a mess!
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Indian Trails Library District - Temporary Location
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages infants & crawlers with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and sign language followed by 15-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready to be tucked into bed when they get home. For children ages [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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.  
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program 10:00 am
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program @ Kohl Children's Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dog Safety Program Join Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to learn safety tips for young children aimed at prevention of dog bites. Thousands of children are bitten each year by dogs, and most of these bites [...]
Rock and Read 10:00 am
Rock and Read @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 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.
BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Whether you come for Book Babies or Rock and Read, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. Children must be accompanied [...]
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 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.
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Spring Storytime Live! 10:45 am
Spring Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
For ages 3 1/2 to 6.Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and [...]
Wonderful Walkers 10:45 am
Wonderful Walkers @ Indian Trails Public Library District
Apr 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Ages walkers – 24 months with a caregiver. Stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 10-minute playtime. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Book Babies 11:00 am
Book Babies @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
Family Drop-in Storytime 11:00 am
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime for children and their caregivers. This interactive storytime has the same theme as registered storytimes. Please choose only one day and time to attend. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time – Preschool Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at [...]
Poetry Picnic Drop in 12:00 pm
Poetry Picnic Drop in @ Cook Memorial Public Library District- Cook Park Location
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a feast of words! There will be delicious nibbles of poetry to taste and try at this delectable event. DROP IN the Children’s Department anytime during hours. Please note: this is a picnic of words, not food.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 1 @ 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 [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
April Fools 3:30 pm
April Fools @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn some great pranks to trick your friends and family! Plus, make a fake drink spill to take home. Ages 8 to 14. Program will take place in the Meeting Room.
Make It Monday 4:00 pm
Make It Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This program is geared toward kids in grades 3-6.  Split into hour sessions at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Every week has different themed craft. Call library for more information   1/7: Winter can be [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 DIY Drop-in Craft for Grades K-5
Button Bird Art 6:00 pm
Button Bird Art @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
(Grades 7 to 12). Welcome Spring with this fun, easy-to- customize project. Using everyday materials we will create a bright piece of art you can hang up or give as a gift. Drop-in.
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
(Intended for babies and toddlers) Come be part of the fun at Baby/Toddler Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with rhyme, music, books and more for our littlest of listeners. No registration required!
Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Youth Program Room 3-5 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders. Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers with a quick hands-on activity!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am