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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Carillon Concerts 5:30 pm
Carillon Concerts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an enchanting one-hour musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island. Through a regularly scheduled series of concerts each summer, carillonneurs from around the world delight [...]
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Tuesday Morning Music 10:00 am
Tuesday Morning Music @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hear chamber music, jazz, and even Spanish guitar. Free concerts in the McGinley Pavilion, rain or shine from 10 to 11 a.m. June 4 David Chiriboga & Hugo Salcedo – Spanish Guitar Duo June 11 [...]
Music on the Esplanade 6:00 pm
Music on the Esplanade @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as [...]
Concerts in the Plaza 7:30 pm
Concerts in the Plaza @ Independence Grove
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, from mid-June through early August, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville. No rain dates. For concert updates click here, call our Hotline at 847-968-3499 or follow us on Twitter. Concerts [...]
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Deerfield Family Days
Deerfield Family Days @ Brickyards Park
Jul 3 all-day
Family days involve events for July 3rd and 4th every year. These events include: July 3rd Firework Show – Brickyards Park 5:00 p.m. – Gates open 6:00 p.m. – Live entertainment begins 7:00 p.m. – [...]
Red, White and Boom!
Red, White and Boom! @ Spring Lake Park
Jul 3 all-day
The Village of Lincolnshire is hosting the annual Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival at Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive, Lincolnshire, Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th. July 3rd 4:00 p.m. Tickets [...]
Dancin Sprouts 5:30 pm
Dancin Sprouts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dancin’ Sprouts will be held in the Rose Garden this year! Dancin’ Sprouts provides free musical entertainment for kids. Bring the whole family and enjoy live music in this idyllic summer setting. Concerts are from [...]
Independence Day Fireworks in Wauconda 6:00 pm
Independence Day Fireworks in Wauconda @ Cook Park
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring your family and friends to Cook Park to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music and food. The celebration begins at 6pm and fireworks will begin at dusk. Come early to get a great view [...]
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Deerfield Family Days
Deerfield Family Days @ Brickyards Park
Jul 4 all-day
Family days involve events for July 3rd and 4th every year. These events include: July 3rd Firework Show – Brickyards Park 5:00 p.m. – Gates open 6:00 p.m. – Live entertainment begins 7:00 p.m. – [...]
Glencoe Fourth of July
Glencoe Fourth of July @ Glencoe
Jul 4 all-day
Throughout the day, the Glencoe Park District will host patriotic games, music performances, and activities for all ages! Visit www.glencoeparkdistrict.com for more details. Rotary Fun Run 8 AM | Glencoe Train Station | Ages 7+ Preschool [...]
Lake Zurich 4th of July Celebration
Lake Zurich 4th of July Celebration @ Paulus Park
Jul 4 all-day
Join friends and neighbors at Paulus Park as we celebrate Independence Day with our annual Family Day.  Day-long activities include music, entertainment, kid’s games, inflatable rides, swimming, the Taste of Summer featuring great restaurants serving [...]
Mundelein Community Days
Mundelein Community Days @ Kracklauer Park
Jul 4 all-day
2019 Mundelein Community Days will be held on Thursday, July 4 beginning at Noon and ending on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 PM. The annual fireworks display will be Thursday, July 4 at 9:30 PM. [...]
Red, White and Boom!
Red, White and Boom! @ Spring Lake Park
Jul 4 all-day
The Village of Lincolnshire is hosting the annual Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival at Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive, Lincolnshire, Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th. July 3rd 4:00 p.m. Tickets [...]
Zion Park District’s 4th of July Festivities
Zion Park District’s 4th of July Festivities @ Shiloh Park
Jul 4 all-day
A day full of concerts, games and fun activities. Join us in Shiloh Park for a day full of fun! • Little League Mustang, Bronco and Pony All-Star Games • Fishing Tournament at Shiloh Lagoon [...]
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 [...]
Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July 3:00 pm
Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July @ Naval Station Great Lakes- Ross Field
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The MWR Department would like to extend an invitation to all families, friends and the general public to the Naval Station Great Lakes to be a part of the 2019 4th of July Celebration on [...]
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series 6:00 pm
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series @ Village Green
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Concert Series at village Green in Downtown Lake Bluff July 4: Final Say AT THE BEACH! July : SPOKEN FOUR (Cover Band) July 14: Mason Rivers (Country) July 21: Feel Good Party Band (Rock [...]
Hot Summer Nights 6:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights will be held in the Rose Garden this year! Bring your dancing friends and kick it up a notch with high-energy music as you dance (or listen) to the upbeat tempo of [...]
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Mundelein Community Days
Mundelein Community Days @ Kracklauer Park
Jul 5 all-day
2019 Mundelein Community Days will be held on Thursday, July 4 beginning at Noon and ending on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 PM. The annual fireworks display will be Thursday, July 4 at 9:30 PM. [...]
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 [...]
Lunch in the Park 11:00 am
Lunch in the Park @ Cook Park
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy live bands,  choose a delicious lunch from among 8 food vendors in Cook Park, and visit with your friends and neighbors in picturesque Cook Park in the heart of [...]
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Mundelein Community Days
Mundelein Community Days @ Kracklauer Park
Jul 6 all-day
2019 Mundelein Community Days will be held on Thursday, July 4 beginning at Noon and ending on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 PM. The annual fireworks display will be Thursday, July 4 at 9:30 PM. [...]
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 [...]
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Mundelein Community Days
Mundelein Community Days @ Kracklauer Park
Jul 7 all-day
2019 Mundelein Community Days will be held on Thursday, July 4 beginning at Noon and ending on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 PM. The annual fireworks display will be Thursday, July 4 at 9:30 PM. [...]
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series 6:00 pm
Bluffinia Summer Concert Series @ Village Green
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Concert Series at village Green in Downtown Lake Bluff July 4: Final Say AT THE BEACH! July : SPOKEN FOUR (Cover Band) July 14: Mason Rivers (Country) July 21: Feel Good Party Band (Rock [...]
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Movin’ and Groovin’ Kids Concerts {TR} 10:00 am
Movin’ and Groovin’ Kids Concerts {TR} @ Ela Area Public Library
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Swing to the beat in this fun and interactive summer music series for kids! Each week features a different act. For accompanied children ages 2-5. (T)* *This is a ticketed program. Free tickets are available [...]
Carillon Concerts 5:30 pm
Carillon Concerts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy an enchanting one-hour musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island. Through a regularly scheduled series of concerts each summer, carillonneurs from around the world delight [...]
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Tuesday Morning Music 10:00 am
Tuesday Morning Music @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hear chamber music, jazz, and even Spanish guitar. Free concerts in the McGinley Pavilion, rain or shine from 10 to 11 a.m. June 4 David Chiriboga & Hugo Salcedo – Spanish Guitar Duo June 11 [...]
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 [...]
Kids Rockin’ the Park 6:00 pm