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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George Weinert Fishing Derby 8:00 am
George Weinert Fishing Derby @ Jones Island Beach
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Get hooked and have some fun at this FREE event! Awards will be given for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught. Bring your own rod, reel, cast line and bait.  
Huck Finn Fishing Derby 8:00 am
Huck Finn Fishing Derby @ Green Lake Park
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Come to Green Lake Park, located at 1101 N. Green Knolls Drive in Buffalo Grove to fish in our lake. The event is open to children ages 1-14 years old. Prizes will be awarded, and [...]
Rockin’ Tots 8:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Bow Wow Dog Event 10:00 am
Bow Wow Dog Event @ Happy Tails Dog Park
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring your dog to play in our dog park. Enjoy a variety of vendors, dog groomers, pet supplies, veterinarians and many more. All dogs must have their current shots. The event takes place at Happy [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Pop-up Craft 10:00 am
Pop-up Craft @ Fremont Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us every other month for a craft that’s sure to appeal to all ages. Kids, teens, and adults are welcome. No registration is necessary, but supplies are first-come, first served!
Family Swim 3:15 pm
Family Swim @ FitNation
Jun 1 @ 3:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
Drop-In Chess 10:30 am
Drop-In Chess @ Highland Park Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Play chess on Saturday mornings in the Youth Services Department. This program is for ages 5-14. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Storytime @ The Book Stall
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
The Book Stall hosts a free storytime every Saturday at 10:30 AM. 6/23 – Our free Saturday Storytime features special guest star Jacob Grant, author/illustrator of the new picture book, Bear’s Scare! 6/30-Author Ruth Spiro will [...]
Broadway Bound: Alice in Wonderland 11:00 am
Broadway Bound: Alice in Wonderland @ Matz Hall, Winnetka Community House
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glencoe Park District and Helen’s Performing Arts Co. are proud to present the Broadway Bound kids in Alice in Wonderland Saturday, June 1 (11 AM & 2:30 PM) Sunday, June 2 (2:30 PM & 5 PM) Matz [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Most Saturdays & Sundays @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – we’ll be here, playing the heat by ear and maybe just hanging out in the A.C. Our one-hour public tours to the eye [...]
Young People’s Concert 11:00 am
Young People’s Concert @ Bowen Park
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Concert should be done by about 12noon. Immediately afterwards the audience is invited on stage to meet the musicians and their instruments. Waukegan Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert is a musical tour with some [...]
STEAM Stations/Summer Library Club Kick-Off 1:00 pm
STEAM Stations/Summer Library Club Kick-Off @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Build a spacecraft, try on astronaut gloves, learn about the constellations and do other out-of-this world activities from Rockford’s outstanding Discovery Center Museum. All ages. Drop in. For more information on the all-ages Summer Library [...]
Family Neon Jump Night 8:00 pm
Family Neon Jump Night @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Neon Jump Night is our “All Ages” open jump night. Come play under the Rockin’ Jump bright neon Glow Lights! Hit our Glow Station on the way in and get your glow paint on from 8 [...]
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you have an active little one? Do they bounce off the walls on Sunday morning? Take them to our special “Rockin’ Tots” Toddler Time!   Sunday morning 9 AM – 11 AM at Rockin’ [...]
Sensory Sensitive Sundays 9:00 am
Sensory Sensitive Sundays @ Chuck E Cheese Vernon Hills
Jun 2 @ 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.
Buffalo Grove Pride Parade 10:00 am
Buffalo Grove Pride Parade @ Down Checker Road - Buffalo Grove Park District
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Buffalo Grove’s First Annual Pride Parade will take a route down Checker Road and will end with the Park District’s diversity event. The parade will be a beautiful display of businesses, organizations, music, colors and [...]
Champion Car Show 10:00 am
Champion Car Show @ Lambs Farm
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us in the main parking lot of Lambs Farm for our annual car show! Free admission to visitors!Gates open: 9am Registration: 9am – 11:30am Judging: 11:30am – 1pm Awards: 2:15pm Music! Raffles! Trophies! Beer [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
Family Open Gym 11:00 am
Family Open Gym @ Libertyville Gymnastics Academy
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Open gym for all ages! Continuing every Sunday until further notice! Cost is: $10.00 per person – open gym only $15.00 per person – open gym and inflatables Children 6 and under must be accompanied [...]
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays 11:00 am
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. Practice using chopsticks, rake miniature dry gardens, make Japanese kites, and more. The free activities vary each time [...]
Explore the Forest 12:00 pm
Explore the Forest @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Climb a tree, touch a fish, check out the restoration equipment, pitch a tent, or try archery.
Open Swim 12:00 pm
Open Swim @ FitNation Gurnee
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Great for family time in the water! Games, toys, etc. will be allowed as long as the use of them does not create a safety hazard for self or others. Games, toys, etc. may be [...]
Uniquely Us – A Celebration of Community 12:00 pm
Uniquely Us – A Celebration of Community @ Mike Rylko Park
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for our first Uniquely Us – A Celebration of Community event at Mike Rylko Park, 951 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. This free event will feature live music and entertainment, food and drinks for purchase, [...]
Family Swim 5:00 pm
Family Swim @ Goldfish Swim School Mundelein
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for Family Swim! Every Sunday 5pm-6:30pm!
Outdoor Summer Concert Series 5:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Concert Series @ Kracklauer Park
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Concerts take place every Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Kracklauer Park through August 18th. All concerts are FREE so invite your friends and neighbors to the concert, bring some snacks [...]
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Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Jun 3 @ 5:00 am – 7:30 am
Looking for an indoor pool? Bring your family to FitNation (1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee). The daily drop in fee is $6.00 per person. Fitness members and children under 3 are free. Times are subject to [...]
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns” 50 10:00 am
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns” 50 @ Vernon Area Public Library District
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
For children birth to age 5 with their caregiver. Eric Carle’s classic picture book has been delighting readers since 1969. Join in a celebration of this well-loved tale with books, songs and a craft. Ages 0–5 with [...]
Family Drop-In Activities 10:00 am
Family Drop-In Activities @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regenstein Learning Campus Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-size bird nest, explore underwater life, and more. Activities vary [...]
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
Jun 3 @ 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.
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm