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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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. Limit 16 children. COST: FREE
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Barrington Area Library,
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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Bird Walks 8:00 am
Bird Walks @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join the Crabtree staff to look for spring migrants. Meet in the parking lot.
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Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Barrington Area Library
May 4 all-day
 Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping in to get your free comic and do a craft activity! One per person as quantities and selection are limited. Comics and craft available while supplies last. Drop [...]
Annual Barrington Area KidFest 11:00 am
Annual Barrington Area KidFest @ Citizen's Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at [...]
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Springtime Slitherers 1:00 pm
Springtime Slitherers @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come learn about local snakes and their busy spring activities.
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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Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Barrington Area Library,
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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LEGO club 3:30 pm
LEGO club @ Barrington Area Library
May 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
May 11 @ 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! [...]
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit 11:00 am
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for a bird walk to see who is winging in and experience the perils of migration in our Migration Obstacle Course.
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Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. Limit 16 children. COST: FREE
Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Barrington Area Library,
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Library,
May 17 @ 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.
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Amazing Eggs 1:00 pm
Amazing Eggs @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an egg-cellent program to discover which animals hatch from eggs and what features make eggs so amazing!
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Tech Open Lab 3:00 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
May 25 @ 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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Barrington Art Festival 10:00 am
Barrington Art Festival @ Downtown Barrington
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE and open to the public, the festival will offer the work of 120 juried artists from around the world in a variety of media, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors, wood, and [...]
Pollinator Super Powers 1:00 pm
Pollinator Super Powers @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover why pollinators are so important for the local ecosystems and for us. Then hike to observe our pollinators in action.
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Barrington Memorial Day Parade 10:30 am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade @ Barrington
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 am from Park Ave. and proceeds to Evergreen Cemetery for a Remembrance Ceremony.
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Summer Kickoff Party 4:00 pm
Summer Kickoff Party @ Barrington Area Library
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer by signing up for the library’s Summer Learning Challenge! We’re having a party to kick off the fun.
Barrington Cruise Night 6:00 pm
Barrington Cruise Night @ Cook & Station Streets
May 30 @ 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 [...]
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8 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?