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 Art Studio 10:00 am
Open Art Studio @ Round Lake Area Park District
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open studio parent tot time allows very young children to explore a wide variety of art mediums, and create a finished project to bring home. Allowing young children to experiment with various art supplies and [...]
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Dr. Seuss Crafts
Dr. Seuss Crafts @ Lake Forest Library
Mar 4 all-day
Come to the Children’s Library and participate in hands-on art projects featuring Dr. Seuss. Fun for the whole family.
Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art
Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art @ Lake Forest Library
Mar 4 all-day
March: Make 3D Yarn Art inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. April: Make an “I love the Earth” craft featuring The Earth Book by Todd Parr. May: Make a Planting a Rainbow craft based on the [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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 Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 13 @ 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 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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 [...]
Pi Day Celebration 3:00 pm
Pi Day Celebration @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pi Day Menu Create a “pi” bracelet. Play with Pi Day Playdough. Pi Day Circle Play-circle shaped objects for our tiniest of friends. Make a lego pi chart. Create a Pi Skyline. **Participate in at [...]
Drop-in Craft 6:00 pm
Drop-in Craft @ Antioch Public Library District
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(3-12 years) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited!
Hawthorn District 73 Student Art Show Reception 6:00 pm
Hawthorn District 73 Student Art Show Reception @ Cook Memorial Public LIbrary District - Aspen Drive Branch
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A celebration of artwork created by the K- 8 students from the Hawthorn District 73 schools. Exhibit on display throughout the Aspen Drive Library. Drop in at the opening reception or anytime before Sunday, April [...]
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Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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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Art Smart Saturday 9:00 am
Art Smart Saturday @ Bright Horizons at Northbrook
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for art, music, dance, and dramatic play activities. Drop in at your convenience.
ArtWauk 5:00 pm
ArtWauk @ Waukegan Arts District
Mar 16 @ 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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Tween Creativity Club 4:00 pm
Tween Creativity Club @ Lake Forest Public Library
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us one Monday each month for a fun craft! March: Styrofoam Printmaking April: We’re decorating canvas tote bags with stamp designs made from fruits and veggies! May:  Mod Podge coasters using pages from books or your [...]
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Rainbow Drop-In Craft 12:00 pm
Rainbow Drop-In Craft @ Antioch Public Library District,
Mar 19 @ 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!
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Mar 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
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Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Mar 20 @ 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 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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 [...]
Drop-in Craft 6:00 pm
Drop-in Craft @ Antioch Public Library District
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(3-12 years) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited!
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Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art
Make a Masterpiece Monday: 3D Yarn Art @ Lake Forest Library
Mar 25 all-day
March: Make 3D Yarn Art inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. April: Make an “I love the Earth” craft featuring The Earth Book by Todd Parr. May: Make a Planting a Rainbow craft based on the [...]
Drop In Art Breaks 10:00 am
Drop In Art Breaks @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KIDS OF ALL AGES | DROP IN Be an artist! Celebrate Spring Break at the library with fun art programs! Drop in and create with a new medium each day of the week.
Crafternoon for Kids 2:00 pm
Crafternoon for Kids @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Do you love crafting?  Create something wonderful while at the library during Spring Break’s “Crafternoon”.  A variety of craft supplies will be available with tutorials and how-to’s for children to follow.  Children 1st grade and [...]
Maker Monday in The Point 4:00 pm
Maker Monday in The Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 DIY Drop-in Craft for Grades K-5
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Drop In Art Breaks 10:00 am
Drop In Art Breaks @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KIDS OF ALL AGES | DROP IN Be an artist! Celebrate Spring Break at the library with fun art programs! Drop in and create with a new medium each day of the week.
Play-Doh Playdate 2:30 pm
Play-Doh Playdate @ Lake Forest Library
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Meet a new Play-Doh pal and have fun molding and sculpting together. We’ll take care of the mess!
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Drop In Art Breaks 10:00 am
Drop In Art Breaks @ Grayslake Area Public LIbrary
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KIDS OF ALL AGES | DROP IN Be an artist! Celebrate Spring Break at the library with fun art programs! Drop in and create with a new medium each day of the week.
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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 [...]
Creation Station 10:00 am
Creation Station @ Glencoe Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All Ages It’s your spring break invitation to create! Drop in and get creative with paint, playdough, markers and more. We’ll provide the supplies and clean up the mess.
Doctor for a Day 10:00 am
Doctor for a Day @ Kohl Children's Museum
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Take the scary out of going to the doctor! Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal and explore the healthcare field through a series of fun art projects that de-mystify the scariness of doctors, shots, [...]
Drop In Art Breaks