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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After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
Winning Wednesday in The Point 4:00 pm
Winning Wednesday in The Point @ Warren-Newport Public Library
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in Board Games Play for Grades K-5
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Pokémon Night 6:00 pm
Pokémon Night @ Round Lake Area Public Library
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All Ages – Enjoy all things Pokémon. Watch a movie, play video games or TCG (must bring your own in order to play) and have fun with other people that love Pokémon. This program will [...]
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Friday Fandom Meet-Up 4:30 pm
Friday Fandom Meet-Up @ Grayslake Area Public Library
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
GRADES 7-12 | DROP IN Come and meet other Teens in your local community who follow the same fandoms! Cosplay is highly encouraged, as long as it is appropriate (if you have to ask, it [...]
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Don’t be Bored! Games 2:00 pm
Don’t be Bored! Games @ Lake Forest Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a rousing game of Monopoly Junior, Scrabble Junior, bingo, dominoes, and more!
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays @ Chuck E Cheese Vernon Hills
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy games and food with reduced lighting and noise.  Staff will be trained and caring about autism and other special needs.
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After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
Teens – Game Club 2:30 pm
Teens – Game Club @ Lake Bluff Public Library,
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for games on early release days from LBMS. Try to avoid exploding in Exploding Kittens and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, build an empire in Settlers of Catan, outwit your friends in Taboo, [...]
Game ON! – Teen 3:00 pm
Game ON! – Teen @ Fox Lake District Library
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games!
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Wee Explorers 11:00 am
Wee Explorers @ Grayslake Area Public Library
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Bring your little one in for an informal playtime complete with toys and crafts – a great chance to make new friends for adults and babies alike!
K.O. Family Game Time 2:00 pm
K.O. Family Game Time @ Fox Lake District Library
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring in the family for some quality gaming experiences like eight-player Super Smash on the Nintendo Switch! Older systems will be available like the NES and SNES Classics! March 30th April 13th May 11th Saturdays [...]
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Teen Zone: Players’ Choice Gaming 2:30 pm
Teen Zone: Players’ Choice Gaming @ Cook Memorial Public Library District- Aspen Drive Library
May 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 We have Nintendo Switch and Wii U. We’ll bring our favorite game; bring yours. Tabletop and card games are also welcome! Drop in.  
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DROP-IN Chess with a difference!- CPL Children’s Department 6:30 pm
DROP-IN Chess with a difference!- CPL Children’s Department @ Cook Park Library
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking for a casual, fun game of chess? DROP-IN and play with our amazing selection of unique chess boards, including 4 person chess, Stealth Chess, and 3D chess, to name a few! All skill and [...]
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After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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Teen Zone: Players’ Choice Gaming 2:30 pm
Teen Zone: Players’ Choice Gaming @ Cook Memorial Public Library District- Aspen Drive Library
May 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 We have Nintendo Switch and Wii U. We’ll bring our favorite game; bring yours. Tabletop and card games are also welcome! Drop in.  
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 17 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 18 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
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St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival
St. Bede 60th Anniversary Carnival @ St. Bede School
May 19 all-day
St. Bede will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a carnival May 17-19 on the school grounds located at the corner of 59 and Wilson Road in Ingleside. There will be child-friendly rides, a [...]
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After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
Life-Sized Monopoly: Lemon Snicket 4:00 pm
Life-Sized Monopoly: Lemon Snicket @ Lake Forest Library
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hop on our huge Monopoly board and become a life-size game piece of Klaus, Violet, Sunny, Count Olaf, or another characters from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Land on special spaces to answer questions, [...]
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Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
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After School Program 2:30 pm
After School Program @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Supervised activities, gaming, snacks and mentoring for kids ages 8-18. Participants are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits. Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, Kindness   Participants are also expected to follow the library code [...]
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Together for Childhood 6:00 pm
Together for Childhood @ Fremont Public LIbrary
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Crafts, games, a raffle and snacks for kids! Gratis manualidades, juegos, rifas y snacks para niños y niñas de 3 a 12 años, cupo es limitatdo.
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