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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Pop-up Craft 10:00 am
Pop-up Craft @ Fremont Public Library
Jun 1 @ 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!
Drop-In and Get Crafty: Heroes 1:00 pm
Drop-In and Get Crafty: Heroes @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All Ages – Stop by the Activity Room from 1-3 p.m. and make a craft to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Club.
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Drop-In Craft 12:00 pm
Drop-In Craft @ Antioch Public Library District,
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Ages 3-12) Join us for a fun craft that you’ll get to take home! Supplies are limited!
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:30 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Jun 6 @ 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 [...]
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StoryWalk® at the Library 10:30 am
StoryWalk® at the Library @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate our new StoryWalk®, created from the book Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid, and installed along the Library’s trail to Citizen’s Park. We will lead small groups every 15 minutes. Before [...]
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Try it Tuesdays 1:00 pm
Try it Tuesdays @ Raupp Museum
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the museum each Tuesday in June and July, as we get hands-on with history. Every afternoon we will feature a free walk-in activity for visitors to try. There is no need to register, just [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Summer Playdates 11:00 am
Summer Playdates @ Learning Express Toys Lake Zurich
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Summer PlayDates at Learning Express of Lake Zurich. All events are 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. June 12 – Plant-a-plant June 26 – $9 (fee this day only) Make-a-Plate July 10 – Sun Catchers July [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:30 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Jun 13 @ 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 [...]
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
Youth Art Show 6:00 pm
Youth Art Show @ TAKIFF CENTER
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us at the Takiff Center for our first Youth Art Show. Paintings, drawings, and ceramics pieces by young students will be on display. Light refreshments will be served.
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Annual Artists on the Bluff Arts Festival 10:00 am
Annual Artists on the Bluff Arts Festival @ The Village Green
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Work from over 30 local artists will be featured, along with entertainment including music, theater and dance and art activities for all ages.  
ArtWauk 5:00 pm
ArtWauk @ Waukegan Arts District
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ArtWauk @  Waukegan Arts District | Waukegan | Illinois | United States
ArtWauk is a monthly celebration of arts in the Arts & Entertainment District in Waukegan. Each month this event showcases different art and artists at over 20 venues, offering free access to each site and [...]
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Annual Artists on the Bluff Arts Festival 10:00 am
Annual Artists on the Bluff Arts Festival @ The Village Green
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Work from over 30 local artists will be featured, along with entertainment including music, theater and dance and art activities for all ages.  
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Try it Tuesdays 1:00 pm
Try it Tuesdays @ Raupp Museum
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the museum each Tuesday in June and July, as we get hands-on with history. Every afternoon we will feature a free walk-in activity for visitors to try. There is no need to register, just [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:30 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Jun 20 @ 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 [...]
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24th Annual Arts Festival & Annual Wine Tasting 10:00 am
24th Annual Arts Festival & Annual Wine Tasting @ Whitney Street - Historic Downtown GRayslake
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
24th Annual Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting of “Wines Around the World” featuring the work of over 60 juried artists. Food vendors Entertainment throughout the day Children’s activities Student art exhibit
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Everyone at Play 9:30 am
Everyone at Play @ Kohl Children's Museum
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This special morning event offers free admission for families with children with special needs to explore the Museum exhibits in a controlled, quieter environment. Registration required, visit www.kcmgc.org/eap. Everyone at Play has been underwritten in [...]
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Art Play 10:30 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
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Upcycled Play 9:30 am
Upcycled Play @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Recyclable household materials encourage children to use their imagination to play and make noise, safely and with supervision. Plastics like bubble wrap and milk cartons are toys for this session. Ages 0–3 with an adult. [...]
Try it Tuesdays 1:00 pm
Try it Tuesdays @ Raupp Museum
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the museum each Tuesday in June and July, as we get hands-on with history. Every afternoon we will feature a free walk-in activity for visitors to try. There is no need to register, just [...]
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invent like Edison, create like Kandinsky, and use your noodle like Newton.  Tinker Tuesday offers fun activities for kids and adults working together in ourmakerspace-The Sandbox.  You will have the chance to explore, experiment and [...]