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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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Stories in the Sand 10:00 am
Stories in the Sand @ Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 mo-6 yrs Enjoy story time with a naturalist, take a short sensory hike and create a natural craft to take home. Fee is for one adult and one child, $3/additional child. No [...]
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Apr 6 @ 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! [...]
Play up the Music 1:00 pm
Play up the Music @ Gurnee Mills - Entry E
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DISNEY CHARACTER LIVE APPEARANCES ARE NOT PART OF THIS EVENT. Join us for sing-a-longs, crafts and fun based on Disney Junior Music, where the music and magic begins. Find all your favorites at the Disney [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 8 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Week of the Young Child – Preschool Maker Moment 1:00 pm
Week of the Young Child – Preschool Maker Moment @ Wauconda Area Library
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Drop-in the Storytime Room on Monday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. to make a fun springtime craft.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 9 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 10 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 11 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 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.
Weekly Activity Table
Weekly Activity Table @ Ela Area Public Library
Apr 12 all-day
The National Association for the Education of Young Children sponsors this annual event, which focuses on the needs of young children. Stop by our activity table to share in the celebration!
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Swim 6:30 pm
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Swim @ Goldfish Swim School
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Night Out! Easter Egg Hunt and Family Swim $5 per child/ $15 per family
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 13 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
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop-in DIY Crafts for Grades 3-5
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Apr 13 @ 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! [...]
SPRING EGG & DOGGIE TREAT HUNT 10:00 am
SPRING EGG & DOGGIE TREAT HUNT @ Watts Park
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bring your basket and get ready for an egg hunt! We’re hiding eggs filled with surprises for kids AND dogs throughout Watts Park. After the hunt, join us for crafts, games, and photos with the Spring Bunny. [...]
Easter Event 11:00 am
Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 11:00 am
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open to all ages) The whole family is encouraged to join us as we watch an episode of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, discuss it, and then do a hands-on activity fitting with the theme. No registration required.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 14 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.
Easter Event 11:00 am
Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given at a first come first serve basis. Lines will cut off 15 minutes before photos end. Children must be [...]
3D Ladybug Craft 1:00 pm
3D Ladybug Craft @ Highland Park Public Library
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop by the Youth Services Department for a springtime craft! Make your own 3D paper ladybug to celebrate the season. The same craft will be available on Sunday and Friday.
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Tween Creativity Club 4:00 pm
Tween Creativity Club @ Lake Forest Public Library
Apr 15 @ 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 using pages from books or your [...]
Easter Event 5:30 pm
Easter Event @ Bass Pro Shop
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
**Easter Bunny photos will be available for pictures at the designated times- pictures will be given