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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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 2 @ 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 [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
Teen Crafts 7:00 pm
Teen Crafts @ Lake Bluff Public Library
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for teen crafts this fall and put your own unique spin on these fun projects! All materials provided, just bring your creativity!
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Open Art Studio 10:00 am
Open Art Studio @ Round Lake Area Park District
May 3 @ 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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May the Fourth Green Screen Photo Shoot 11:00 am
May the Fourth Green Screen Photo Shoot @ Wauconda Area Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dress up and come pose with your favorite Star Wars characters. Our green screen in Studio 801 can take you anywhere in the galaxy!
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Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 6 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Make it Monday 12:30 pm
Make it Monday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This program will take the full 2 hours. This program is geared toward grades 3-6.  Every week is  a new activity. Call library for details 1/14: Winter can be tough for animals that live outdoors. [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 7 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 7 @ 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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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 8 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 9 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 9 @ 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 [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 10 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 11 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
Crafts for Tweens 10:00 am
Crafts for Tweens @ Warren Newport Public Library
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop-in DIY Crafts for Grades 3-5
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 12 all-day
Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick-up a craft pack that you can either do in the Library or take home.
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Drop-In Craft 12:00 pm
Drop-In Craft @ Antioch Public Library District,
May 14 @ 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!
Tinker Tuesday 4:00 pm
Tinker Tuesday @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 14 @ 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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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 16 @ 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 [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
April: Make your own squishy creation using foam and puffy paint. All materials will be supplied. May 2&16: 3d Printing Zodiac Signs May 23&30: Stress Pets Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens (Grades 9-12), [...]
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Art Start 10:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District,
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Art Start 11:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
May 17 @ 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.
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ArtWauk 5:00 pm
ArtWauk @ Waukegan Arts District
May 18 @ 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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Everyone at Play 9:30 am
Everyone at Play @ Kohl Children's Museum
May 19 @ 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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Make a Masterpiece Monday
Make a Masterpiece Monday @ Lake Forest Library
May 20 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 [...]
Tween Creativity Club 4:00 pm
Tween Creativity Club @ Lake Forest Public Library
May 20 @ 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