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 click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

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 Swim 9:00 am
Parent Tot Open Swim @ Family Aquatic Center
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Season pass holders and children, 5 years and younger, are admitted free! Parents, bring your toddler and hang out at the pool on those hot mornings before lunch and nap time. The Family Aquatic Center [...]
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Saplings Kids Club with WTTW Kids Big Idea 11:00 am
Saplings Kids Club with WTTW Kids Big Idea @ Hawthorn Mall- Lower Level near YuKids Island
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hawthorn Mall invites all Saplings kids club members to its “Big Idea Show” event on Saturday, August 3rd. During the event, the WTTW BIG IDEA Traveling Lab will visit Hawthorn Mall. Hosted by the WTTW [...]
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National Night Out 5:00 pm
National Night Out @ Hartman Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every first Tuesday of August, millions of people celebrate National Night Out (NNO) in neighborhoods across the country to celebrate community and law enforcement partnerships. NNO brings together individuals from communities in all 50 states, [...]
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Moon Over Aspen Drive 7:30 pm
Moon Over Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Use high-powered telescopes and astro-binoculars to get a close-up view of the stars, moon, and maybe Saturn and Mars when it gets dark. Meet on the front sidewalk, by the library doors. Brought to you by the [...]
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Little Bear Ribfest 6:00 pm
Little Bear Ribfest @ Century Park
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Park District is cooking up a mix of blues, brews and BBQ for our annual Ribfest! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to award-winning blues musicians.  Numerous local rib vendors will [...]
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Little Bear Ribfest 6:00 pm
Little Bear Ribfest @ Century Park
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Park District is cooking up a mix of blues, brews and BBQ for our annual Ribfest! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to award-winning blues musicians.  Numerous local rib vendors will [...]
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Baby & Me Storytime at Mellody Farm 11:00 am
Baby & Me Storytime at Mellody Farm @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Introducing our new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a [...]
Back-to-School Day at Barabara’s Bookstore 12:00 pm
Back-to-School Day at Barabara’s Bookstore @ Barbara's Bookstore
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A weekend for kids as they begin to gear up to go back to the classroom. Authors Lori Degman, Patty Toht, Tracie Main, and storyteller Meg MacDonald will be on-hand to read to the kids. [...]
Storytime with author Lori Degman 12:00 pm
Storytime with author Lori Degman @ Barbara's Bookstore
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bring the kids to a story time event with Lori Degman, author of a new book, “Like a Girl.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lori Degman is the award-winning author of 1 Zany Zoo and Cock-a-Doodle Oops!, [...]
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Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
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Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Every Saturday (except Labor Day weekend) Until mid-November Snickelfritz Toys will have an activity from 10:30-11:30!  See below for activities and fees. PLEASE call or stop by to sign up so we know how many [...]
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activties featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). August 24: a special Storytime celebrating the 30th anniversary [...]
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Family story time at Aspen Drive 10:00 am
Family story time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family Story Times are lively and fun caregiver/child-shared play-based education programs. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, talk, [...]
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Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive 9:30 am
Baby Story Time at Aspen Drive @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Aspen Drive Library
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
Babies’ brains are wired for learning. Because language acquisition starts at birth, Baby Story Time focuses on activities that will stimulate their brain development. The emphasis is on caregiver-child interaction as we guide you through [...]
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” 10:30 am
Storytime Tuesdays with Sharon at “Wiggly Field” @ Barbara's Bookstore
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills. Research shows that specific areas of the brain are affected [...]
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Public Works Open House 4:00 pm
Public Works Open House @ Village of Vernon Hills Public Works
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This is a family event featuring trucks and equipment, activities, giveaways, and food. The event is free! Join the village of Vernon Hills in celebrating the Public Works department and come learn about the equipment [...]
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Free Movie in the Park 8:00 pm
Free Movie in the Park @ Deerpath Community Park
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a free movie under the stars!  The movie will begin at dusk in Deerpath Park. Park at the Cherokee Road entrance and walk north to the viewing [...]
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Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms 11:00 am
Storytime and Activities Mellody Farms @ Barnes & Noble Mellody Farms
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime and Activties featuring different books. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). August 24: a special Storytime celebrating the 30th anniversary [...]
Children’s Author Event at Barabara’s Bookstore 12:00 pm
Children’s Author Event at Barabara’s Bookstore @ Barbara's Bookstore
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Local children’s authors, Roy Adorjan, Stuart Jacobsen, and Audrey Lewis will be hosting a children’s story time with crafts and other activities.

12 Comments

  1. The events seem to revolve in most part around children and families and although that is nice, there is not a lot for single adults. is there a separate web site for those events?

  2. Is there a way to print out the calendar of just the month of June in one page? A printer friendly version?
    When I try to print it, it is wanting to print 25 pages in strange columns.
    Thanks.

  3. Rockin Jump no longer has rockin tots on Saturdays in the summer if you want to make that change. They said it would return in the fall.

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