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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Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
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La Leche League Meeting 6:00 pm
La Leche League Meeting @ New Mother New Baby
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come meet with other breastfeeding moms and get support, information and friendship. All are always welcome!! These meetings are a wonderful way to work through some of the challenges you may be experiencing. Our fantastic [...]
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What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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#BirdThePreserves Big Sit 6:00 am
#BirdThePreserves Big Sit @ River Trail Nature Center
May 5 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
All over the Forest Preserves people will be counting the numbers and types of birds. This ‘citizen science’ helps make better decisions about bird habitat and conservation. We need birders of any experience to help [...]
Birds of Prey 1:30 pm
Birds of Prey @ River Trail Nature Center
May 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn about the unique characteristics that help our native birds of prey survive. Live raptors will be on display.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
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Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
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2nd Fridays 5:45 pm
2nd Fridays @ Bernard Weinger JCC
May 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
2nd Fridays @ Bernard Weinger JCC | Northbrook | Illinois | United States
….Who doesn’t love seconds and thirds of a good thing? Join the JCC Community for a young family Shabbat on the following 2nd Friday nights monthly.  We provide dinner and dessert along with songs, stories… [...]
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk 1:30 pm
Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk @ River Trail Nature Center
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn about spring woodland wildflowers on a casual hike.  
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
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Drop In, Tune Up, and Play On 9:00 am
Drop In, Tune Up, and Play On @ Bernard Weinger JCC
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Join us for family play time at the J! Play with your little one in our expertly designed infant-toddler play spaces, connect with other families, and enjoy music and sensory activities. There is no-cost to [...]
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Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 6:30 pm
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Northbrook Public Library
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and [...]
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What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Creature Feature 1:30 pm
Creature Feature @ River Trail Nature Center
May 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up close and personal with one of the animals at River Trail.
What’s on the Menu? 3:00 pm
What’s on the Menu? @ River Trail Nature Center
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at feeding time to learn about our display animals and their unique habits.
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Memorial Day Parade 10:30 am
Memorial Day Parade @ Northbrook
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
On May 27th the Northbrook Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:30 AM from the corner of Cherry & Western, east to Church and Shermer and continues on Shermer west to Meadow. FREE Popsicles after [...]
Creature Feature 1:30 pm
Creature Feature @ River Trail Nature Center
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up close and personal with one of the animals at River Trail.
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