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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Cruise Nights 6:00 pm
Cruise Nights @ Paulus Park
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich When: The 1st Wednesday of the month from May through August from 6 pm to 9 pm.  September & October dates to be determined. The Lake Zurich Cruise [...]
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Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
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Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
May 3 @ 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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May the 4th Be With You
May the 4th Be With You @ Ela Area Public Library
May 4 all-day
Celebrate all things Star Wars with a special craft at our activity table. Dress up as your favorite character and get a prize at the Children’s Desk!
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Review the schedule of upcoming workshops and choose a specific workshop to attend. You’ll see a variety of workshops scheduled – [...]
Free Comic Book Day 11:00 am
Free Comic Book Day @ Ela Area Public Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day, a national event to promote reading for all ages, by picking up a FREE comic book at the library! Comic books are provided by Dreamland Comics and are available while [...]
Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
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Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
LEGOS in the Library 4:00 pm
LEGOS in the Library @ Ela Area Public Library
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your imagination, drop in and create your masterpieces with the library’s LEGOs. Don’t forget your camera. For grades K-5
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Music-in-the-Box 10:00 am
Music-in-the-Box @ Ela Area Public Library
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join Miss Ginger for this music, rhythm, and movement program that will engage your child’s mind, body and senses. For all ages.
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Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
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2nd Fridays 5:45 pm
2nd Fridays @ Lake County JCC
May 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the JCC Community for a young family Shabbat on the following 2nd Friday nights monthly.  We provide dinner and dessert along with songs, stories… and of course Shabbat Candle lighting and Challah! Please Note: [...]
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
May 10 @ 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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Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
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Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
Yoga for Baby & Me 10:30 am
Yoga for Baby & Me @ Ela Area Public Library
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Certified yoga instructor Marti Anne LaHood guides you and your infant through a fun and stress-free hour of massage techniques, stretches, songs and games. Please bring a yoga mat if possible. No prior yoga experience [...]
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! 5:00 pm
Come and Learn Spanish with Me! ¡Ven y Aprende Español Conmigo! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
:  ¡Mamá! ¡Papá! ¿Te gustaría que tus hijos aprendan y practiquen su español? Ven e introdúcelos al maravilloso mundo del español haciendo juegos, conversando, y leyendo fábulas, narraciones, y lecturas de cuentos infantiles.  Mom! Dad! [...]
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Music-in-the-Box 10:00 am
Music-in-the-Box @ Ela Area Public Library
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join Miss Ginger for this music, rhythm, and movement program that will engage your child’s mind, body and senses. For all ages.
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Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
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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!
Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
May 17 @ 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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Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
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Book‘Em! with Officer Wonders 1:00 pm
Book‘Em! with Officer Wonders @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LZPD Officer Stephanie Wonders returns with more arresting stories about police officers! This program is recommended for ages 4-7 although children of all ages with their adult are welcome.
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Baby Playtime 9:30 am
Baby Playtime @ Ela Area Public Library
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet new friends and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Professional doulas Kirsten and Michelle will bring coffee and the answers to your questions about labor and delivery, the postpartum period and the changing needs of your [...]
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Music-in-the-Box 10:00 am
Music-in-the-Box @ Ela Area Public Library
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join Miss Ginger for this music, rhythm, and movement program that will engage your child’s mind, body and senses. For all ages.
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Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
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Friday Night Dance Party 6:30 pm
Friday Night Dance Party @ Denise Sabala Dance Studios
May 24 @ 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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Saturday Storytime 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime @ Ela Area Publc Library
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Enjoy stories, songs & crafts every Saturday morning. This program is for accompanied children of all ages.
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Music-in-the-Box 10:00 am
Music-in-the-Box @ Ela Area Public Library
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join Miss Ginger for this music, rhythm, and movement program that will engage your child’s mind, body and senses. For all ages.