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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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 [...]
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.
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 7 @ 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 [...]
Moon Over Aspen Drive 7:30 pm
Moon Over Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Use high-powered telescopes and astro-binoculars to get a close-up view of the stars, moon, and maybe Saturn and Mars when it gets dark. Meet on the front sidewalk, by the library doors. Brought to you by the [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 8 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 9 @ 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 [...]
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THE FUN THREE “A’s IN THE GARDEN ~ ART, ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES! 9:30 am
THE FUN THREE “A’s IN THE GARDEN ~ ART, ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES! @ Glencoe Community Garden
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Let’s explore the Garden using all of our senses. Discover the GCG, in at least 150 different ways, through sight, sound, touch, taste and smell with play educator, Linda Semel. All ages welcome with a parent or caregiver. [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 10 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 10 @ 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 [...]
Monarchs on the Move 12:00 pm
Monarchs on the Move @ Hart's Woods Park
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spend an afternoon trying to catch a glimpse of these fleeting animals getting ready to move. Where do you think they go? Let’s find out together during this special event about Monarchs, an iconic butterfly [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
Cicadas! 1:00 pm
Cicadas! @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover the magic of Magicicada septendecim, a cicada that appears in our area every 17 years, and get up close with the annual variety.
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 12 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 13 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 14 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 15 @ 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 [...]
Simple Summer Fun 2:00 pm
Simple Summer Fun @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 15 @ 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.
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 16 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 17 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 17 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 18 @ 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 [...]
Raptor Day for Kids 10:00 am
Raptor Day for Kids @ Illinois Beach State Park Nature Center
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Janice Sweet of Illinois Beach State Park Hawk Watch has RAPTOR activities and information for all ages. Learn about raptors in our area and how they affect your life.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 18 @ 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 [...]
Kids Nature Funfest 1:00 pm
Kids Nature Funfest @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Engage in pond scooping and critter exploration, nature art, crafts and live animals. Numerous community partners will share nature activites and crafts. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon outdoors in nature. FREE. No [...]
Late Summer Hike 1:00 pm
Late Summer Hike @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
August 18 Hummers & Flowers: Join a Crabtree Nature Center naturalist for a 1.5-mile hike to identify summer wildflowers that are blooming and look for ruby-throated hummingbirds. Bring water, a hat, and your favorite mosquito [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 19 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 20 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 21 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 22 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 23 @ 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 [...]
Community Campfire Friday Nights 7:00 pm
Community Campfire Friday Nights @ Greenbelt Cultural Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night. Gather with friends and family roasting marshmallows over the fire, stroll peacefully on a nature walk, share a story or bring [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Meet Live Raptors 12:00 pm
Meet Live Raptors @ Illinois Beach State Park Nature Center
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by our display at the Hawk Watch and meet live raptors. Noon – 4pm Presented by Wings and Talons
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
Late Summer Hike 1:00 pm
Late Summer Hike @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
August 18 Hummers & Flowers: Join a Crabtree Nature Center naturalist for a 1.5-mile hike to identify summer wildflowers that are blooming and look for ruby-throated hummingbirds. Bring water, a hat, and your favorite mosquito [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 26 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 27 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 28 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 29 @ 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 [...]
Bees, Wasps, & Hornets 1:00 pm
Bees, Wasps, & Hornets @ Crabtree Nature Center
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn all about these insects that can be plentiful, and at times “pesky,” this time of the year.
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 30 @ 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 [...]
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Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 31 @ 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 [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Aug 31 @ 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 [...]

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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