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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Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY NIGHT! 4 PM – 8 PM Sensory Friendly Environment for our special guests! $15 Admission for Unlimited Jump Chaperones jump for FREE Click HERE to [...]
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Special Night for Special Needs 5:00 pm
Special Night for Special Needs @ Jump America
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for #SpecialNeeds Night the first Monday of every month starting April 6th & enjoy jumping with low noise and little distraction!
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Sensory Hour 10:00 am
Sensory Hour @ Raupp Museum
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages 3 – 7 The Raupp Museum will be open with special activities suited to children with sensory processing issues, autism spectrum disorders, or who are differentlyabled. History is for everyone; and, our staff will [...]
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
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Sensory Sensitive Sundays 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays @ Chuck E Cheese Vernon Hills
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy games and food with reduced lighting and noise.  Staff will be trained and caring about autism and other special needs.
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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 9:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
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Sensory Storytime 10:00 am
Sensory Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an inclusive and interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities with their siblings and caregivers are welcome. Please let us know if any accommodations are [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Special Needs Carnival 1:00 pm
Special Needs Carnival @ Downtown Antioch
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Families with a special needs child can enjoy Antioch’s Taste Carnival on Friday, July 19th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Rides are free for four family members, plus you’ll find other surprises are in store [...]
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
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Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse 9:00 am
Open Play at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hosted by our Youth Board, Open Play is the perfect opportunity to visit with other families and enjoy the playhouse in a fun, friendly, casual setting.
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Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse 4:30 pm
Destination Discovery at GiGi’s Playhouse @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Destination Discovery  –  Supports the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families [...]
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Sensory-Friendly Family Film 1:00 pm
Sensory-Friendly Family Film @ Deerfield Public Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Enjoy the film Trolls, with the whole family! The Library welcomes children of all abilities to enjoy a movie with the lights turned up, the sound turned down, and the option to walk, dance, and [...]
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LMNOP (0-3) 10:00 am
LMNOP (0-3) @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Language, Music N’ Our Peeps (LMNOP) guides parents and infants through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children newborn-36 months old.
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This 45 minutes class is catered to special needs students. We will explore our body’s space around us through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing!
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! [...]
GiGi’s Place Deerfield Grand Opening 1:00 pm
GiGi’s Place Deerfield Grand Opening @ Gigi's Playhouse at Bannockburn Green
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Gigi’s Playhouse Deerfield and special guests nancy & GiGi Gianni for a ribbon cutting, a tour of the facility, and learn more about the FREE programs they offer. Enjoy music, bounce house, face painting, [...]
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Storytime with the Youth Board 6:00 pm
Storytime with the Youth Board @ Gigi's Playhouse Deerfield
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sit down relax and enjoy a story read to you by our Youth Board. Open to all ages.
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*RR* Sensory Story Time 6:00 pm
*RR* Sensory Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.

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