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.
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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
Stories in the Sand 10:00 am
Stories in the Sand @ Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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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May the Fourth Be with You – Drop In! 10:00 am
May the Fourth Be with You – Drop In! @ Cook Park Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Calling all Jedis, Wookies, Stormtroopers, and Droids! Set your spaceships to hyperspace and get ready to explore a galaxy far, far away as the Children’s Department celebrates the Star Wars universe. There will be games, [...]
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! [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 6 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.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 7 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.
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
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 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.
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.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 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.
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
Teen Crafts 4:30 pm
Teen Crafts @ Zion-Benton Public Library
May 9 @ 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
May 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.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 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.
Crafts for Tweens 10:00 am
Crafts for Tweens @ Warren Newport Public Library
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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! [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
May 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.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 14 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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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Art Start 11:00 am
Art Start @ Indian Trails Library District
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Introduce your child to art with this short storytime followed by a process oriented art project. Dress to get messy! Limit: 20. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.
Plant a Garden; Paint a Gnome! 2:00 pm
Plant a Garden; Paint a Gnome! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Welcome spring by starting your own garden. Drop in and plant a seed in a biodegradable pot. Then paint place markers (and a gnome for luck!) to make your garden complete. Dress for a mess!
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 18 @ 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! [...]
Go Outdoors! 11:00 am
Go Outdoors! @ Bass Pro Shop
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Go Outdoors May 18:  Join us for delicious BBQ samples from Veterans BBQ- 11am-4pm Cooking Seminars: 11am- Fryers 1pm- Grilling Techniques 2pm- Smoking We will be raffling off (2) aprons and (1) insulated cooler at [...]
Kids to Parks Day 1:00 pm
Kids to Parks Day @ Mike Rylko Park
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to Mike Rylko Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove for an afternoon of outdoor exploration, guided nature walk and scavenger hunt, crafts, activities, tractors and plows display. It’s fun for the [...]
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Make a Masterpiece Monday
Make a Masterpiece Monday @ Lake Forest Library
May 20 all-day
March: Make 3D Yarn Art inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. April: Make an “I love the Earth” craft featuring The Earth Book by Todd Parr. May: Make a Planting a Rainbow craft based on the [...]
Tween Creativity Club