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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Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 2 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Lunch in the Park 11:00 am
Lunch in the Park @ Cook Park
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy live bands,  choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 3 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Northbrook Days – Special Needs Morning 9:30 am
Northbrook Days – Special Needs Morning @ Village Green Park
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join NSSRA at Northbrook Days Festival this summer! Enjoy carnival rides, games, music and more! This event is free for the whole family! Open to Northbrook residents with disabilities and individuals with disabilities served by [...]
Highland Park Kids Fair 10:00 am
Highland Park Kids Fair @ WeOrbit
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s a Bubble Dance Party! Join us for a day of fun filled with Bubbles, Balloon Artists, Face Painting, Balloon Performer, activities by WeOrbit and performances by Ballet Makkai and Stages Performing Arts and much, [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
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North Chicago CommUNITY Days
North Chicago CommUNITY Days @ Foss Park
Aug 4 all-day
Friday, August 2, 2019 7:00 PM 2019 North Chicago Community Days 5K & 1 Mile Register Now!     8:30 PM Movie in the Park   Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM Community Days Parade [...]
Northbrook Days 5:00 pm
Northbrook Days @ Village Green Park
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every year, volunteers across our community come together for five days and put on an exciting festival for residents of Northbrook and surrounding towns. The fest includes rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, [...]
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Port Clinton Art Festival 10:00 am
Port Clinton Art Festival @ Port Clinton Square
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park’s renowned summer event, returns to the city center with even more prestigious offerings this year. Developed by Amdur Productions and recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the [...]
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Lake Forest Day Carnival 6:00 pm
Lake Forest Day Carnival @ West Park
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, August 6:  Carnival rides, live music, food and refreshments at West Park from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, August 7:  5K Fun Run, 7 a.m. at Deerpath Community Park.  Parade on Western Avenue at 10 a.m. [...]
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Lake Forest Day Carnival 6:00 pm
Lake Forest Day Carnival @ West Park
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, August 6:  Carnival rides, live music, food and refreshments at West Park from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, August 7:  5K Fun Run, 7 a.m. at Deerpath Community Park.  Parade on Western Avenue at 10 a.m. [...]
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Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood
Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood @ Various Locations in Gurnee
Aug 8 all-day
Held since 1973, Gurnee Days is a family-oriented weekend of music and entertainment for all ages, delicious food, carnival rides and games, amazing fireworks and a parade. Gurnee Days started as a small picnic at [...]
Lindenfest
Lindenfest @ Village Hall Center
Aug 8 all-day
This year we will have the Carnival, our annual Parade, Entertainers, Lindenfest Auction, and to begin the festival our Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Lindenhurst Pageant will be held the first evening. The dates [...]
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Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood
Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood @ Various Locations in Gurnee
Aug 9 all-day
Held since 1973, Gurnee Days is a family-oriented weekend of music and entertainment for all ages, delicious food, carnival rides and games, amazing fireworks and a parade. Gurnee Days started as a small picnic at [...]
Lindenfest
Lindenfest @ Village Hall Center
Aug 9 all-day
This year we will have the Carnival, our annual Parade, Entertainers, Lindenfest Auction, and to begin the festival our Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Lindenhurst Pageant will be held the first evening. The dates [...]
Lunch in the Park 11:00 am
Lunch in the Park @ Cook Park
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy live bands,  choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of [...]
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Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood
Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood @ Various Locations in Gurnee
Aug 10 all-day
Held since 1973, Gurnee Days is a family-oriented weekend of music and entertainment for all ages, delicious food, carnival rides and games, amazing fireworks and a parade. Gurnee Days started as a small picnic at [...]
Lindenfest
Lindenfest @ Village Hall Center
Aug 10 all-day
This year we will have the Carnival, our annual Parade, Entertainers, Lindenfest Auction, and to begin the festival our Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Lindenhurst Pageant will be held the first evening. The dates [...]
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Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood
Gurnee Days – Hooray for Hollywood @ Various Locations in Gurnee
Aug 11 all-day
Held since 1973, Gurnee Days is a family-oriented weekend of music and entertainment for all ages, delicious food, carnival rides and games, amazing fireworks and a parade. Gurnee Days started as a small picnic at [...]
Lindenfest
Lindenfest @ Village Hall Center
Aug 11 all-day
This year we will have the Carnival, our annual Parade, Entertainers, Lindenfest Auction, and to begin the festival our Little Miss, Junior Miss, and Miss Lindenhurst Pageant will be held the first evening. The dates [...]
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Garlic Fest 4:30 pm
Garlic Fest @ Events Park
Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This fun, food-filled event showcases the ever-popular taste of Garlic. Attendees come to sample a variety of garlic creations from out-of-the-ordinary garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes and cocktails, to the more usual pastas, sauces, breads, [...]
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Lunch in the Park 11:00 am
Lunch in the Park @ Cook Park
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy live bands,  choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of [...]
Grayslake Summer Days 5:00 pm
Grayslake Summer Days @ Downtown Grayslake,
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Family music festival with activities for the entire family. Music, carnival games, food vendors, business booth area. Family music festival with activities for the entire family. Music, carnival games, food vendors, business booth area. Bike and Pet Parade – [...]
Little Bear Ribfest 6:00 pm
Little Bear Ribfest @ Century Park
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Park District is cooking up a mix of blues, brews and BBQ for our annual Ribfest! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to award-winning blues musicians.  Numerous local rib vendors will [...]
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Vintage Days
Vintage Days @ Downtown Long Grove
Aug 17 all-day
Long Grove Vintage Days is a two-day street market for all things vintage, antique, reclaimed, repurposed, upcycled and handmade. Located in the heart of downtown Long Grove, IL This is a free event open to [...]
Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival 10:00 am
Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kids of all ages can celebrate summer by making a paper fan, origami samurai helmet, and more! Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18, 2019 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri)celebrated [...]
Grayslake Summer Days 12:00 pm
Grayslake Summer Days @ Downtown Grayslake
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Family music festival with activities for the entire family. Music, carnival games, food vendors, business booth area. Bike and Pet Parade – 12 noon Saturday (line-up on Slusser Street begins at 10 am)! Sponsored by the Exchange [...]
Little Bear Ribfest 6:00 pm
Little Bear Ribfest @ Century Park
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Park District is cooking up a mix of blues, brews and BBQ for our annual Ribfest! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening listening to award-winning blues musicians.  Numerous local rib vendors will [...]
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Vintage Days
Vintage Days @ Downtown Long Grove
Aug 18 all-day
Long Grove Vintage Days is a two-day street market for all things vintage, antique, reclaimed, repurposed, upcycled and handmade. Located in the heart of downtown Long Grove, IL This is a free event open to [...]
Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival 10:00 am
Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kids of all ages can celebrate summer by making a paper fan, origami samurai helmet, and more! Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18, 2019 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri)celebrated [...]
International Festival 1:00 pm
International Festival @ Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate the diversity of our community at the annual International Festival.  Experience a wide variety of entertainment from 25 different performers and enjoy food provided by local vendors.  Learn more about the many organizations in [...]
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ANNUAL POTAWATOMI TRAILS POW WOW
ANNUAL POTAWATOMI TRAILS POW WOW @ Shiloh Park
Aug 24 all-day
The Potawatomi Trails Pow-wow Committee of Zion, IL is a non-profit group of both Native and non-Native people, living in N. E. Illinois and S. E. Wisconsin, who have come together for a summer celebration [...]
Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival 3:00 pm
Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival @ Central Park
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parking is available at Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake Aquatic Center, and Grayslake Library. Musical entertainment, Civil War Era baseball game, children’s activities, storytelling, business booths. There are NO Food Vendors. BRING [...]
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ANNUAL POTAWATOMI TRAILS POW WOW
ANNUAL POTAWATOMI TRAILS POW WOW @ Shiloh Park
Aug 25 all-day
The Potawatomi Trails Pow-wow Committee of Zion, IL is a non-profit group of both Native and non-Native people, living in N. E. Illinois and S. E. Wisconsin, who have come together for a summer celebration [...]
Port Clinton Art Festival 10:00 am
Port Clinton Art Festival @ Port Clinton Square
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park’s renowned summer event, returns to the city center with even more prestigious offerings this year. Developed by Amdur Productions and recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the [...]
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Nashwood
Nashwood @ Downtown Highwood
Aug 30 all-day
Perfectly setup with our estblishments door to door, Highwood will turn Nashville for an entire weekend. Always wanted to visit Nashville, but never could? Well, we are bringing Nashville to you. Every restaurant and bar [...]
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Irish Days
Irish Days @ Downtown Long Grove
Aug 31 all-day
Long Grove Irish Days Labor Day Weekend  
Nashwood
Nashwood @ Downtown Highwood
Aug 31 all-day
Perfectly setup with our estblishments door to door, Highwood will turn Nashville for an entire weekend. Always wanted to visit Nashville, but never could? Well, we are bringing Nashville to you. Every restaurant and bar [...]

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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