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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Carillon Concerts 5:30 pm
Carillon Concerts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 1 @ 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 [...]
Tuesday Morning Music 10:00 am
Tuesday Morning Music @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 2 @ 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 [...]
One Man Circus 11:00 am
One Man Circus @ Barrington Area Library,
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver High energy and interactive: be amazed by an entire circus performed by one man. Juggling, magic, and comedy fun for the whole family. Meeting Room.
Music on the Esplanade 6:00 pm
Music on the Esplanade @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as [...]
Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Summer Concert Series @ Willow Stream Park
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Concerts are FREE! In case of rain, concerts will be canceled. In the event of questionable weather, please call our weather cancellation hotline at 847.235.6857. June 25 The Walk-Ins (pop rock) July 2 Five Guys [...]
Concerts in the Plaza 7:30 pm
Concerts in the Plaza @ Independence Grove
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, from mid-June through early August, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville. No rain dates. For concert updates click here, call our Hotline at 847-968-3499 or follow us on Twitter. Concerts [...]
Dancin Sprouts 5:30 pm
Dancin Sprouts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dancin’ Sprouts will be held in the Rose Garden this year! Dancin’ Sprouts provides free musical entertainment for kids. Bring the whole family and enjoy live music in this idyllic summer setting. Concerts are from [...]
Hot Summer Nights 6:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 4 @ 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 [...]