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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1
Story Time in the Sun at Ron Beese Park 10:00 am
Story Time in the Sun at Ron Beese Park @ Ron Beese Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Meet us at the park for stories and activities in nature! Weather permitting. Drop in. Ron Beese Park, 50 Rotary Drive, Barrington.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
2
One Man Circus 11:00 am
One Man Circus @ Barrington Area Library,
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver High energy and interactive: be amazed by an entire circus performed by one man. Juggling, magic, and comedy fun for the whole family. Meeting Room.
3
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
4
Barrington 4th of July Parade 10:00 am
Barrington 4th of July Parade @ Main Street - Barrington
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join in celebrating our country’s Independence Day at Barrington’s annual 4th of July Parade. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Barrington High School and will run along Main Street, ending at the train [...]
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent 11:00 am
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent @ Barrington High School
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Tent opens at 3:30pm $5 cover after 5:0pm Metra lot North of tracks BRAT TENT DAY 2 11:00AM – 11:30PM $5 cover after 5:00pm NORTH METRA LOT BRAT TENT DAY 3 11;00AM TO 11:30PM BRAT [...]
Barrington Cruise Night 6:00 pm
Barrington Cruise Night @ Cook & Station Streets
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Running every Thursday through the summer, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Cook & Station Streets in downtown Barrington, Cruise Nights will be more fun than ever. This year the event will include food trucks on many nights [...]
4th of July Fireworks 8:30 pm
4th of July Fireworks @ Barrington High School
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:15 pm
The fireworks go off at dusk from Barrington High School; however, there are many great local viewing spots! Bring a blanket and watch the sky light up.
5
Storytime Dance Party 10:30 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2-6 w/caregiver Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Meeting Room. Drop in
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent 11:00 am
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent @ Barrington High School
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Tent opens at 3:30pm $5 cover after 5:0pm Metra lot North of tracks BRAT TENT DAY 2 11:00AM – 11:30PM $5 cover after 5:00pm NORTH METRA LOT BRAT TENT DAY 3 11;00AM TO 11:30PM BRAT [...]
Robot Mini Golf 2:00 pm
Robot Mini Golf @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages Families, stop by Youth Services for a game of mini golf using a Sphero robot. Drop in. Youth Services.
6
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent 11:00 am
Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent @ Barrington High School
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Tent opens at 3:30pm $5 cover after 5:0pm Metra lot North of tracks BRAT TENT DAY 2 11:00AM – 11:30PM $5 cover after 5:00pm NORTH METRA LOT BRAT TENT DAY 3 11;00AM TO 11:30PM BRAT [...]
7
Habitat Hike 1:00 pm
Habitat Hike @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The wetlands, prairie and forest all have their own unique story of survival. Join a guided 1.5-mile hike to explore the wide variety of habitats along the way.
8
Story Time in the Sun at Charles E. Brown Park 10:00 am
Story Time in the Sun at Charles E. Brown Park @ Charles E Brown Park
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meet us at the park for stories and activities in nature! Weather permitting. Drop in. Charles E. Brown Park, W. Long Grove Rd, Deer Park.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Customers from other library districts [...]
9
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Up to 24 months w/ caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and play time.   Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver Play and explore with stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area [...]
10
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/ caregiver (siblings welcome) Location: Story Room Other Information: Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story [...]
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please [...]
Dave Herzog’s Marionettes: Puppet Palooza 2:30 pm
Dave Herzog’s Marionettes: Puppet Palooza @ Barrington Area Library,
Jul 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
All ages w/caregiver Join Sir Percy Pearly and his talented friends – amazing marionettes that perform on skates, the tight rope, and the flying trapeze, as they defy gravity with their astounding skills, sing, dance, [...]
Summer Concerts 7:00 pm
Summer Concerts @ Citizens Park
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at Citizens Park for our FREE Concerts in the Park Series, presented by BMO Harris Bank. Concerts are held in the Amphitheater (Pavilion in inclement weather). All concerts feature live music and FREE popcorn compliments of [...]
11
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 Ages 0-3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play and explore hands-on activities, while you connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Description:  Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Simple Summer Fun 2:00 pm
Simple Summer Fun @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Crabtree Nature Center on select Thursday afternoons in July and Aug for a family-friendly drop-in program featuring art, exploration, nature play or games. Activities will take place near the building.
Barrington Farmers Market 3:00 pm
Barrington Farmers Market @ Village Center
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Barrington Farmers Market returns to the Village Center at Park Avenue and Cook Streets. This popular market is held every Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, [...]
Barrington Cruise Night 6:00 pm
Barrington Cruise Night @ Cook & Station Streets
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Running every Thursday through the summer, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Cook & Station Streets in downtown Barrington, Cruise Nights will be more fun than ever. This year the event will include food trucks on many nights [...]
12
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
Jul 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 1-8 We have the supplies, you have the ideas – let’s make art! Program Room. Drop in.
13
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! [...]