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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Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
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 [...]
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ North Chicago Public Library
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help your children explore their latent creativity by bringing them to Lego Club every Wednesday after school! We have boxes of Legos for you and your children to enjoy. For ages 3 to 12.
Mini Makers Club {TR} 4:00 pm
Mini Makers Club {TR} @ Indian Trails Library District
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Each month we will explore a new topic of science, technology, and arts and crafts using a variety of supplies and techniques. Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
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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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
LEGO Thursday in the Point 4:00 pm
LEGO Thursday in the Point @ Warren Newport Public Library
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drop-in Fun with LEGOS for Grades K-5
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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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 [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
Friday Family Ninja Nights 6:30 pm
Friday Family Ninja Nights @ Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BEGINNING JANUARY 19 FROM 6:30-8:30 PM, come out to Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville for Friday Family Ninja Nights. Your kids can jump, swing, and climb on our course, or join them for 1 or 2 hours [...]
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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.
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Los Bilingüitos Storytime 3:30 pm
Los Bilingüitos Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
May 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids ages 4 to 7 will give their imaginations a workout, listening to stories, singing songs and creating craft projects in the art center. Niños de 4 a 7 años trabajarán con sus imaginaciones, escuchando [...]
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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. [...]
Robots 3:00 pm
Robots @ North Chicago Public Library
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build and play with the library robots
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Ozobot Class 3:00 pm
Ozobot Class @ North Chicago Public Library
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Ozobot class is a fun way to teach your children the basics of coding! Ozobots are a tiny robot toy that your children can “train” to move in basic patterns. Space is limited. For [...]
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 [...]
STEAM Stations 5:30 pm
STEAM Stations @ Fremont Public Library
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Grade K and up. Drop-in program incorporating STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Limited supply, items are available on a first come first serve basis.
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Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts, activities, board games, SNACKS, and more with Miss Nikki! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th. Registration is not required.
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 [...]
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ North Chicago Public Library
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help your children explore their latent creativity by bringing them to Lego Club every Wednesday after school! We have boxes of Legos for you and your children to enjoy. For ages 3 to 12.
Sphero Ball Programming 4:00 pm
Sphero Ball Programming @ North Chicago Public Library
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’ve added Sphero Balls to our coding activities! Have your child learn coding by programming these small robotic balls to do simple tasks. For grades 4-8.
LEGO Club 4:30 pm
LEGO Club @ Deerfield Public Library
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for an hour of building and show off your creativity at LEGO® Club! Build your own design or follow the monthly challenge.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
LEGO Club 4:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Lake Bluff Public Library,
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Grades 1 and up) Come and build the LEGO creation of your dreams! Participate in a different challenge every month, or free build.