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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Bark in the Park 10:00 am
Bark in the Park @ Community Park
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs are welcome to gather with family and friends at Community Park in Hawthorn Woods for the Village of Hawthorn Woods Bark in the Park event. This free community event will take place on Saturday, [...]
Play up the Music 1:00 pm
Play up the Music @ Gurnee Mills - Entry E
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DISNEY CHARACTER LIVE APPEARANCES ARE NOT PART OF THIS EVENT. Join us for sing-a-longs, crafts and fun based on Disney Junior Music, where the music and magic begins. Find all your favorites at the Disney [...]
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Community Block Party/Expo 9:00 am
Community Block Party/Expo @ Round Lake Area Sports Center
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Round Lake Area Chamber Round Lake Area Sports Center (2004 Municipal Way; Round Lake Beach, IL)   Vendor Booths ~ Raffles ~ Food Court Easter bunny K9 Demos Bella’s Bouncies Exotic Animal Show at 11 [...]
Messiah Main Street Pretend Play Family Event 10:00 am
Messiah Main Street Pretend Play Family Event @ Messiah Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Take a stroll down Messiah’s own Main Street for a fun, imaginative event!  From grocery shopping in our pretend grocery store, to a drive-in movie theater, indoor play gym and snack shop, your little one [...]
Annual Pet Expo 1:00 pm
Annual Pet Expo @ Round Lake Area Public Library District
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Ages – Drop-in between 1 and 3 p.m. to visit with local pet shelters and rescues.  Get information about pets and pet health.  Search and Rescue organizations will be here to demonstrate along with [...]
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Kids Night Out 5:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kids Night Out @ Taste Buds Kitchen | Bannockburn | Illinois | United States
Every 3rd Friday at TBK is Kids Night Out! Parents: you deserve a night out…and so do the kids! Drop them off for this 3-hour evening workshop. Pack up your adventure bags and let’s get [...]
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Family LEGO Club 6:00 pm
Family LEGO Club @ Indian Trails Library District,
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family LEGO Club @ Indian Trails Library District, | Wheeling | Illinois | United States
Ages 3 and older with a caregiver. Explore the creativity and excitement of building together. We’ll have Duplo and regular-sized Legos. Limit: 40. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
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Dia de los Niños Celebration 4:00 pm
Dia de los Niños Celebration @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm