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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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
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
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Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. Program Room.
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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.
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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.
Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
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
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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.
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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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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
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
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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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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Go Outdoors! 11:00 am
Go Outdoors! @ Bass Pro Shop
May 25 @ 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 [...]
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Go Outdoors! 11:00 am
Go Outdoors! @ Bass Pro Shop
May 26 @ 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 [...]
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Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
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