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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Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Apr 1 @ 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 [...]
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Baby and Toddler Touch n’ Play 10:00 am
Baby and Toddler Touch n’ Play @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ages birth to 2 years. Explore sensory stations with your little one. Don’t dress your best because we may make a mess!
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library 10:00 am
Family Story Time at Cook Park Library @ Cook Memorial Public Library District
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes during this story time for families. Children can wear their pajamas so they are ready to be tucked into bed when they get home. For children ages [...]
Family Storytme Drop-in 10:00 am
Family Storytme Drop-in @ Grayslake Area Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
 ALL AGES | DROP IN Stories, singing, crafts and more! The entire family is invited to enjoy these special storytimes. Children younger than age 3 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program 10:00 am
Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy: Dog Safety Program @ Kohl Children's Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dog Safety Program Join Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to learn safety tips for young children aimed at prevention of dog bites. Thousands of children are bitten each year by dogs, and most of these bites [...]
BIG THINKERS! 10:30 am
BIG THINKERS! @ Lake Forest Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Expand your minds and stretch your imaginations during Big Thinkers! The Kasian Room is transformed into a family-friendly creative play space and discovery center. Puppets, puzzles, books, musical instruments, and more are on hand to [...]
Stay and Play 10:30 am
Stay and Play @ Glencoe Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Whether you come for Book Babies or Rock and Read, you’re welcome to socialize, play, and have fun between classes. We’ll have puppets, toys, music, and more for you to explore. Children must be accompanied [...]
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time @ Kohl Children’s Museum @ Kohl Children\'s Museum
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time – Preschool Story Time takes place every Monday at 11 a.m. Walk into the pages of a different book every two weeks with our interactive storytelling led by Museum professionals. Pre-school age stories on Mondays at [...]
Poetry Picnic Drop in 12:00 pm
Poetry Picnic Drop in @ Cook Memorial Public Library District- Cook Park Location
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a feast of words! There will be delicious nibbles of poetry to taste and try at this delectable event. DROP IN the Children’s Department anytime during hours. Please note: this is a picnic of words, not food.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 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 [...]
Raising Readers 2:00 pm
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
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Preschool Tinkers 9:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Youth Program Room 3-5 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders. Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers with a quick hands-on activity!
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Lights, Action, CRAFT 10:00 am
Lights, Action, CRAFT @ Fox Lake District Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Preschool Tinkers 10:30 am
Preschool Tinkers @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Youth Program Room 3-5 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in; registration recommended for email reminders. Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers with a quick hands-on activity!
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Storytime 11:00 am
Storytime @ Pottery Barn Kids
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Pottery Barn Each Week for a story time as we read aloud some of your favorite books.  Become a book club member and receive a special gift after attending five story times.
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 12:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Cost is $5 for the hour.
Deerfield Tree House Drop in Play 3:00 pm
Deerfield Tree House Drop in Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Special Needs Family Night 4:00 pm
Special Needs Family Night @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
Apr 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 [...]
STEAM Stations 5:30 pm
STEAM Stations @ Fremont Public Library
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Grade K and up. Drop-in program incorporating STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Limited supply, items are available on a first come first serve basis.
Family Drop-in Storytime 6:30 pm
Family Drop-in Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come be part of the fun at storytime! It’s a half hour of books, songs, fingerplays and storytelling activities. All ages welcome, no registration required!
Principals Read at Cook Park Library – Dr. Bongle, Adler Park School 6:45 pm
Principals Read at Cook Park Library – Dr. Bongle, Adler Park School @ Cook Memorial Public Library Distritct - Cook Park Library
Apr 2 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Bongle, Principal, Adler Park School, will share some of her favorite stories. Refreshments will be served after the reading. Everyone is invited!
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Open Swim 5:00 am
Open Swim @ Fitnation Gurnee
Apr 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 [...]
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Family Drop-In Storytime 9:30 am
Family Drop-In Storytime @ Lake Villa District Library
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Come be part of the fun at Family Drop-In Storytime! It’s a half-hour filled with books, music and more … all are welcome, no registration required!
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Library
Apr 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 [...]
New Parents & Babies Playgroup 10:00 am
New Parents & Babies Playgroup @ Vernon Area Public Library District,
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 Ages 0-14 months with an adult. Free. Drop-in. Meet other caregivers in this casual playdate that takes place between our Rhythm & Rhyme storytimes for babies. Swap stories and find support while tots play and [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
Apr 3 @ 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
Drop-in Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Storytime @ Deerfield Public Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in this drop-in storytime for all ages.
Raising Readers 10:30 am
Raising Readers @ Zion-Benton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Help your child get ready to read with stories, finger plays, and music. Receive information on child development and early literacy skill building. These story times are geared toward ages 0-3 but all ages are [...]
Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
Art Play 10:45 am