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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Bass Pro Shops Labor Day Festival 12:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops Labor Day Festival @ Bass Pro Shops - Gurnee
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for Labor Day celebrations! Don’t miss our ~Free hot dogs (1-4) ~Free Funnel Cake & Apple Cobbler Samples! (1-3) Free Kid’s activities inside and outside include: Free Face Painting! (1-4) Photo Download Duck [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Sep 3 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
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The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Sep 7 @ 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 [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 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.
Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 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.
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Sep 10 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 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.
Wacky Wednesday *TR* 10:00 am
Wacky Wednesday *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Stories, songs and wackiness for accompanied children ages 3-5. This is a ticketed event* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. All others [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 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.
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 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.
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Antioch Public LIbrary Children’s Services Celebration
Antioch Public LIbrary Children’s Services Celebration @ Antioch Public Library District
Sep 14 all-day
Join the Antioch Public Library for part or all of this day-long celebration. There have been many changes in Children’s Services this year and we want to celebrate with everyone all the great things we [...]
Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 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.
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Sep 14 @ 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 [...]
Stupey Cabin Harvest Fest 3:00 pm
Stupey Cabin Harvest Fest @ Stupey Log Cabin
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at this FREE EVENT for Live Music from Ravinia Ramblers and Linda Iovino. See artisan demonstrations from StormCloak Forge blacksmiths and Carey Cohen tie dye. Kids can enjoy free pony rides and a [...]
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Drop-in Craft
Drop-in Craft @ Deerfield Public Library
Sep 15 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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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Sep 17 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
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Toddler Storytime 9:30 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Wacky Wednesday *TR* 10:00 am
Wacky Wednesday *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Stories, songs and wackiness for accompanied children ages 3-5. This is a ticketed event* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. All others [...]
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Scrappy Art at the Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
(3-12 years) Stop in and enjoy making a craft to take home.Supplies are limited!
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Long Grove Apple Festival
Long Grove Apple Festival @ Historic Downtown Long Grove
Sep 20 all-day
Downtown Long Grove Celebrates Fall with the 27th Annual Apple Fest Visitors can expect to have bushels of fun at this celebration of fall’s favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it in historic downtown [...]
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo 10:30 am
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve. Disfruta de cuentos, música, y Zumba. Tus niños podrán repasar temas prescolares en una forma activa y [...]
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Long Grove Apple Festival
Long Grove Apple Festival @ Historic Downtown Long Grove
Sep 21 all-day
Downtown Long Grove Celebrates Fall with the 27th Annual Apple Fest Visitors can expect to have bushels of fun at this celebration of fall’s favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it in historic downtown [...]
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Sep 21 @ 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 [...]
Batman Day 11:00 am
Batman Day @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 3-7 – Celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with a craft and then go on an adventure to save Gotham and escape the clutches of evil. Spaces limited. First come, first serve.
Children’s Craft Time 1:30 pm
Children’s Craft Time @ Highwood Public Library
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Crafts for Ages 5 and Up
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Long Grove Apple Festival
Long Grove Apple Festival @ Historic Downtown Long Grove
Sep 22 all-day
Downtown Long Grove Celebrates Fall with the 27th Annual Apple Fest Visitors can expect to have bushels of fun at this celebration of fall’s favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it in historic downtown [...]
Meet Me at the Park 1:00 pm
Meet Me at the Park @ Various Wheeling Parks - See Below
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wheeling Park District was selected to receive funding to continue it’s Unplug at the Park program and was one of only 25 Meet Me at the Park grant recipients nationwide in 2019. Meet Me at the [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Crafternoons 4:15 pm
Crafternoons @ Glencoe Public Library
Sep 24 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages What could be better than a lazy crafternoon? Create your own crafts out of a wide variety of materials, ranging from the everyday to the entirely unexpected.
DIY Suncatcher 5:00 pm
DIY Suncatcher @ Fremont Public Library
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Grades K-2 with an adult. Drop in. Add color to your home before winter creeps in! Make a suncatcher to hang in your window. Siblings welcome.
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo 6:00 pm
Spanish Preschool Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Toda la familia están bienvenidos a venir con su niño/a prescolar para la hora del cuento en español. Disfruta de cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Tus niños podrán repasar las formas, los colores, y números [...]
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Toddler Storytime 9:30 am
Toddler Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Wacky Wednesday *TR* 10:00 am
Wacky Wednesday *TR* @ Ela Area Public Library
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Stories, songs and wackiness for accompanied children ages 3-5. This is a ticketed event* *Free tickets are available to Ela cardholders beginning at 9am the day of the program and are first-come, first-served. All others [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake Library
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Teen Art Club 4:30 pm
Teen Art Club @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Art club is for artists of all levels: advanced or beginners. Each Month you will learn/do a different form of art.  October Drawing Magna November Digital Art December Acrylic Painting Locations: The Sandbox Age Group(s): High School Teens [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Precious Prints 6:00 pm
Precious Prints @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-5 – Create a seasonal work of art with paint and your handprint! This keepsake is sure to be cherished. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess. Space limited to the [...]
Together for Childhood 6:00 pm
Together for Childhood @ Fremont Public LIbrary
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 3-12 with an adult. Drop in. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and a raffle at this family-friendly event. Edades 3-12 con un adulto. Entren y disfruten de artesanías, juegos, bocadillos y una rifa en este evento [...]
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Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo 10:30 am
Spanish Toddler Storytime: Ven Bailalo @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve. Disfruta de cuentos, música, y Zumba. Tus niños podrán repasar temas prescolares en una forma activa y [...]
Craft a Leaf 2:00 pm
Craft a Leaf @ Highland Park Public Library
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Children ages 3-14 are invited to design their own leaf from 2pm to 4pm in the Youth Services Department. All materials will be provided. This is a drop-in program.
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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest @ Vernon Hills Metra Station
Sep 28 all-day
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  12:00 – 7:00 p.m. 700 Free pumpkins to paint (while they last) 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free inflatables by Record A Hit 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Free Twist & Shout [...]
Hawthorn Woods Fall Family Fun Fest 10:00 am
Hawthorn Woods Fall Family Fun Fest @ Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let’s get ready for an enjoyable fall season at the annual Hawthorn Woods Fall Family Fun Fest. This FREE community event includes crafts, mini train rides, give-aways, and a variety of activities for children and [...]
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz 10:30 am
Saturday Morning Fun at Snicklefritz @ Snickelfritz Toys
Sep 28 @ 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 [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest @ Vernon Hills Metra Station
Sep 29 all-day
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  12:00 – 7:00 p.m. 700 Free pumpkins to paint (while they last) 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free inflatables by Record A Hit 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Free Twist & Shout [...]
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens 2:00 pm
Create Workshop in The Vault – Teens @ Warren Newport Public Library
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Create decals, stickers or a design to heat transfer. Bring a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase or bag if you will be designing a heat transfer. Come in and enjoy a break from [...]
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Maker Monday at Antioch Library 12:00 pm
Maker Monday at Antioch Library @ Antioch Public Library District,
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 (Grades K-5) Swing by the Library for an awesome drop-in craft.
Family Storytime 5:30 pm
Family Storytime @ Round Lake Area Public Library
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Delight and stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music, movement and a craft. First come, first serve.
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner 6:00 pm
Teen Drop-in Creativity Corner @ Lake Forest Public Library
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carve out a corner of your day to be creative. Drop in for a bit anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm and make a little something special. All supplies provided. September: The Art of Marbling [...]
Up, Up & Away 7:00 pm
Up, Up & Away @ Round Lake Area Public LIbrary
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ages 5-9 – Come to your library for a bilingual storytime. We will also be making a fun balloon craft.  Please be advised: we will be handling balloons.  Spaces limited. First come, first serve.    Ven a tu biblioteca para [...]

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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