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Craft Day
Craft Day @ Nippersink Library
Jul 1 all-day
Drop in Do you enjoy arts and crafts? We will make a seasonal craft to give as a gift!
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 1 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Babies and Beans 10:00 am
Babies and Beans @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you a first-time mom of a child under two? Come to the library to enjoy a hot beverage, a snack, and conversation with other new moms. Ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories [...]
Connections Storytime 10:00 am
Connections Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
A storytime for children to make connections with their caregivers, other children and literacy. Designed for the inclusion of children with developmental delays. All abilities are welcome.  For ages 0-5 with parent/caregiver
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 1:30 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Craft Day
Craft Day @ Nippersink Library
Jul 2 all-day
Drop in Do you enjoy arts and crafts? We will make a seasonal craft to give as a gift!
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 2 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Movie- Diary of a Worm/Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel 10:00 am
Movie- Diary of a Worm/Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the library and watch a family favorite! Mark your calendar and come join the fun! Rated G
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Fox Lake Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Fox Lake Farmers Market @ Fox Lake Community garden
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods, in an organic garden setting. The Fox Lake Farmers Market brings the Fox Lake and surrounding communities the very best and [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
Huntley Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Huntley Summer Concert Series @ Huntley Town Square or Deicke Park
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP! June 18 – Town Square: Chicago Tribute Band Anthology June 28 – Deicke Park: DJ Don Esposito July 2 – Town Square: Mr. Meyers July 9 – Deicke Park: Ethan Bell Band July [...]
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Craft Day
Craft Day @ Nippersink Library
Jul 3 all-day
Drop in Do you enjoy arts and crafts? We will make a seasonal craft to give as a gift!
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 3 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Movie- Diary of a Worm/Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel 10:00 am
Movie- Diary of a Worm/Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come to the library and watch a family favorite! Mark your calendar and come join the fun! Rated G
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Cary Fireworks 6:30 pm
Cary Fireworks @ Lions Park, Cary
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us for the annual Summer Celebration – Music! Food! Fireworks! Park opens at 6:30 pm. Fireworks to follow Admission is free; paid parking: $10 pavement parking / $5 grass parking
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
City Band Concerts in the Square 7:30 pm
City Band Concerts in the Square @ Woodstock Square
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS JUNE 5 THROUGH JULY 31 AT 7:30 PM AT THE PARK IN THE SQUARE   June 5  –  “You Folks from Around Here” with Ice Cream Social sponsored by: Hearthstone Communities June 12 –  “Who’s [...]
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works 8:15 pm
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Jul 3 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Tweens, ages 5th Grade to 8th Grade, can enjoy Wednesday nights at Woodstock Water Works. An excellent opportunity to get out and have fun!!! Themed nights with open swim, music, planned activities, raffles and best [...]
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4th of July Festival
4th of July Festival @ Horse Fair Park
Jul 4 all-day
There is so much to do at Spring Grove’s Horse Fair Park.  Located at 8105 Blivin St in downtown Spring Grove, Horse Fair Park provides an amazing place for families to meet, enjoy eats from [...]
Fourth of July at Water Works
Fourth of July at Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Jul 4 all-day
$4 admission all day for all non-pass holders
Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 4 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Lakemoor Fourth of July Parade 9:00 am
Lakemoor Fourth of July Parade @ Downtown Lakemoor
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Celebrate the 4th of July, with Lakemoor’s annual parade! Festivities this year will kick off on Thursday, July 4th from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 at Darrell/Route 120 at 9 am sharp!  We [...]
Independence Day 10:00 am
Independence Day @ Illinois Railway Museum
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating. Equipment Scheduled to Operate: – Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train – Charles City Western 300, Commonwealth Edison 4 and Traction Caboose Train – Chicago [...]
SBPD 4th of July Community Picnic 11:30 am
SBPD 4th of July Community Picnic @ New Community Park
Jul 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Community Picnic with DJ, Dancing and games.
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Fourth of July Fireworks 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks @ Emricson Park Woodstock
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks display at Emricson Park on July 4th beginning at dusk. Parking is $8 per vehicle; use South Street entrance. Donations accepted from walk-ins; use South Street or Jackson Street entrance.
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Craft Day
Craft Day @ Nippersink Library
Jul 5 all-day
Drop in Do you enjoy arts and crafts? We will make a seasonal craft to give as a gift!
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 5 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 5 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 5 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Fun Fridays 12:00 pm
Fun Fridays @ Cary Community Center
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Every Friday in June and July for fun, sun, as a DJ plays your favorite songs.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leave your kids with us on the first Saturday of every month! From 5:30-9:00 kids aged 6-12 will swim, play, make new friends, eat dinner, and watch movies under the watchful eyes of their favorite [...]
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green 6:30 pm
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green @ Fox Lake Community Garden Green
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Art Series, Friday Night Concerts: June 7 – Spare Animals Indie Rock June 14 – Old Wolves Blues/Folk June 21 – Michael Lescher Classic Rock June 28 – Night Express  Big Band July 5 – Big Fish Swing/Bluegrass July [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
First Friday Concert 7:00 pm
First Friday Concert @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy the beautiful view from Lost Valley Visitor Center patio and stay [...]
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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 6 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Jul 6 @ 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 – [...]
Huntley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huntley Farmers Market We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us each Saturday from May 26th thru October 13 at the Town Square.  Here are the vendors that have signed up for the weekly [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 10:00 am
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregiver.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 6 @ 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 [...]
LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who can build the highest LEGO Tower or the coolest vehicle? Join us for LEGO Club and build cool projects alone or with a team!
Jaycee Days 4:00 pm
Jaycee Days @ Peterson Park
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The McHenry Area Jaycees in partnership with the City of McHenry would like to invite you to celebrate Independence Day with some fun in the sun, great music, and of course, FIREWORKS! This year the [...]
Fox River Grove Fireworks 5:30 pm
Fox River Grove Fireworks @ Picnic Grove Park
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual fireworks show at Picnic Grove Park on the Fox River. The park opens and festivities begin at 6pm. Entrance to the park is FREE. There will be food and drink available for purchase and [...]
Pistakee Bay Fireworks off the Chain 9:00 pm
Pistakee Bay Fireworks off the Chain @ Over the Bay
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pistakee Bay Fireworks is a annual event held yearly around the 4th of July. It is for the people by the people to celebrate our Independence!! All money raised for the fireworks is used solely [...]
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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 7 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 7 @ 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 [...]
Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade 1:00 pm
Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The City of Crystal Lake is partnering with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Crystal Lake Lions Club, the Northwest Herald, and Star 105.5 to present the 2019 Independence Day Parade. The parade follows [...]
Habitat Hike 1:00 pm
Habitat Hike @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The wetlands, prairie and forest all have their own unique story of survival. Join a guided 1.5-mile hike to explore the wide variety of habitats along the way.
Independence Day Fireworks 9:00 pm
Independence Day Fireworks @ Main Beach
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independence Day Fireworks will be at dusk on Sunday, July 7,  at Main Beach.
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Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
KO Family Game Time 2:00 pm
KO Family Game Time @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bring in the whole family for some quality gaming experiences on Switch and PS4! Pizza and snacks provided.
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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Fox Lake Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Fox Lake Farmers Market @ Fox Lake Community garden
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods, in an organic garden setting. The Fox Lake Farmers Market brings the Fox Lake and surrounding communities the very best and [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
Huntley Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Huntley Summer Concert Series @ Huntley Town Square or Deicke Park
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP! June 18 – Town Square: Chicago Tribute Band Anthology June 28 – Deicke Park: DJ Don Esposito July 2 – Town Square: Mr. Meyers July 9 – Deicke Park: Ethan Bell Band July [...]
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Stories in the Park 10:00 am
Stories in the Park @ Various McHenry Parks
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come join the Youth Services Staff at McHenry Parks where we will perform skits and songs. An enjoyable time will be had by all. Bring chairs, or blankets to sit on. If raining or if [...]
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Baby & Me 6:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Cary Cruise Nights 6:00 pm
Cary Cruise Nights @ Downtown Cary
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. from June 5-August 14 Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on August 21 and 28 **NO CRUISE NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3** June [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Toddler Time 6:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Ninja Nights 7:00 pm
Ninja Nights @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Summer… Ninjas are taking over WLAC! On Ninja Nights the entire gym will be dedicated to Ninja obstacles and various stations to challenge all Ninjas. We will have the Slack Line, the Ninja Line [...]
Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series @ The Arboretum of South Barrington
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More exciting news… we have the line up for our Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series at The Arb and you are going to love it! Ok… are you ready? Here we go… June 12 – [...]
City Band Concerts in the Square 7:30 pm
City Band Concerts in the Square @ Woodstock Square
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS JUNE 5 THROUGH JULY 31 AT 7:30 PM AT THE PARK IN THE SQUARE   June 5  –  “You Folks from Around Here” with Ice Cream Social sponsored by: Hearthstone Communities June 12 –  “Who’s [...]
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works 8:15 pm
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Jul 10 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Tweens, ages 5th Grade to 8th Grade, can enjoy Wednesday nights at Woodstock Water Works. An excellent opportunity to get out and have fun!!! Themed nights with open swim, music, planned activities, raffles and best [...]
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Fiesta Days
Fiesta Days @ Petersen Park
Jul 11 all-day
It’s a celebration of family, friends and fun with music, rides, food and beer vendors, ice cream social, arts and crafts fair, parade and more. Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm [...]
Drop-In Craft Time 9:00 am
Drop-In Craft Time @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Stop by our Creation Center and use our supplies and follow our directions to make a craft. A different craft will be out for each session.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Stop Motion Animation 3:30 pm
Stop Motion Animation @ Algonquin Library
Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Use iPads, a stop motion app, kid’s toys, and your creativity to make a stop motion movie. Earns 50 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center!
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
Algonquin Summer Concerts 7:00 pm
Algonquin Summer Concerts @ Towne Parke
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year’s Algonquin Towne Park Summer Concerts. Concerts are held weekly on Thursday evenings at Towne Park and begin at 7:00 p.m. The [...]
Concert in the Park 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park @ Lions Park Rotary Bandshell
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come on out to a concert in the park! All concerts are free. June 13: Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm (country) June 20: The Hat Guys (hits from 1950-today) June 27: GENR8R (classic rock, country, [...]
Summer Jazz Concerts 7:30 pm
Summer Jazz Concerts @ Veteran's Memorial Park
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join the McHenry City Band next summer for free outdoor jazz concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Pearl Street, one block north of Route 120 in McHenry, Illinois. Some seating is provided, but you [...]
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Fiesta Days
Fiesta Days @ Petersen Park
Jul 12 all-day
It’s a celebration of family, friends and fun with music, rides, food and beer vendors, ice cream social, arts and crafts fair, parade and more. Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm [...]
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 12 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Children’s Entertainment Series 12:00 pm
Children’s Entertainment Series @ Lions Park Rotary Bandshell
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 12: Mary Macaroni July 26: Scribble Monster
Fun Fridays 12:00 pm
Fun Fridays @ Cary Community Center
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Every Friday in June and July for fun, sun, as a DJ plays your favorite songs.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 12 @ 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.
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green 6:30 pm
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green @ Fox Lake Community Garden Green
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Art Series, Friday Night Concerts: June 7 – Spare Animals Indie Rock June 14 – Old Wolves Blues/Folk June 21 – Michael Lescher Classic Rock June 28 – Night Express  Big Band July 5 – Big Fish Swing/Bluegrass July [...]
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Day Out with Thomas
Day Out with Thomas @ Illinois Railway Museum
Jul 13 all-day
The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2019 event. The new dates of the event are: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Sunday, July 21st, 2019 [...]
Fiesta Days
Fiesta Days @ Petersen Park
Jul 13 all-day
It’s a celebration of family, friends and fun with music, rides, food and beer vendors, ice cream social, arts and crafts fair, parade and more. Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm [...]
LEGOS in the Library
LEGOS in the Library @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 13 all-day
It is Showtime at Your Library! Come see a fabulous display of LEGO creations, all about Hollywood movies. Master LEGO creators have completed a display highlighting movies. Scenes from “Despicable Me”, “Men in Black”, “Indiana [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Huntley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huntley Farmers Market We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us each Saturday from May 26th thru October 13 at the Town Square.  Here are the vendors that have signed up for the weekly [...]
AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
Jul 13 @ 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! [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Saturday Story Time 10:00 am
Saturday Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
All ages w/caregiver Play and explore stories, songs, art, and more in this energetic story time. Dress for a mess! Drop in. Program Room.
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 13 @ 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 [...]
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Harvard Food Truck FEASTival 2:00 pm
Harvard Food Truck FEASTival @ Ayer St. Harvard
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Harvard Events Committee presents: Harvard Food Truck FEASTival​   COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY!!
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
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Day Out with Thomas
Day Out with Thomas @ Illinois Railway Museum
Jul 14 all-day
The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2019 event. The new dates of the event are: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Sunday, July 21st, 2019 [...]
Fiesta Days
Fiesta Days @ Petersen Park
Jul 14 all-day
It’s a celebration of family, friends and fun with music, rides, food and beer vendors, ice cream social, arts and crafts fair, parade and more. Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm [...]
LEGOS in the Library
LEGOS in the Library @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 14 all-day
It is Showtime at Your Library! Come see a fabulous display of LEGO creations, all about Hollywood movies. Master LEGO creators have completed a display highlighting movies. Scenes from “Despicable Me”, “Men in Black”, “Indiana [...]
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 14 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Heritage Fair 9:00 am
Heritage Fair @ McHenry County Historical Society & Museum
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum will host its 34th Annual Heritage Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the museum, 6422 Main St. Activities include an antique car show [...]
Fox River Grove Arts Festival 10:00 am
Fox River Grove Arts Festival @ Lions Park
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is a outdoor Art Festival, put on by the lions club. So there will be Brats, Hot Dogs, Sweet Corn, Beer and Soft drinks served. Come on by Eat, Drink and Shop….
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 14 @ 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 [...]
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Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 15 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 15 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Monday Morning Stories 9:30 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 15 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
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Free Pool Day
Free Pool Day @ Harvard Aquatic Center
Jul 16 all-day
Free pool day.
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 16 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 16 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 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 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Teen Tue-Dye Party 1:00 pm
Teen Tue-Dye Party @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teens! Bring a pre-washed white cotton item (or 2) to tie-dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the Library by the loading dock. Drop-in, come when you can, leave when you’re done. Outside [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Fox Lake Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Fox Lake Farmers Market @ Fox Lake Community garden
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods, in an organic garden setting. The Fox Lake Farmers Market brings the Fox Lake and surrounding communities the very best and [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Neighborhood Park Parties 6:00 pm
Neighborhood Park Parties @ Sunset Park Shelter
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our 2019 Neighborhood Park Parties were planned based on the January summer programs and events survey results. These are the top vote getting locations and entertainment options chosen by you! We hope you enjoy these [...]
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
Huntley Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Huntley Summer Concert Series @ Huntley Town Square or Deicke Park
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP! June 18 – Town Square: Chicago Tribute Band Anthology June 28 – Deicke Park: DJ Don Esposito July 2 – Town Square: Mr. Meyers July 9 – Deicke Park: Ethan Bell Band July [...]
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SpongeBob SquarePants 20th Anniversary Celebration
SpongeBob SquarePants 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 all-day
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants at the Eastgate Branch with drop-in activities, snacks, prizes, and fun! It’ll be the best day ever!
Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park @ Emricson Park
Jul 17 all-day
The City of Woodstock will once again host Summer in the Park, a traditional community summertime festival featuring music, entertainment, games, food, and fun for all ages spread over 5 days in July. Below is [...]
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 17 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 17 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Wintrust Morning Movie Series 9:00 am
Wintrust Morning Movie Series @ Classic Cinema - Fox Lake Theatre
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our summer movies for kids series is back! Join us for 10 weeks of movie fun. $1.00 shows every Wednesday from June 5th – August 7th. Come early to meet some of your favorite characters and join [...]
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Family Story Time 10:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Stories in the Park 10:00 am
Stories in the Park @ Various McHenry Parks
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Come join the Youth Services Staff at McHenry Parks where we will perform skits and songs. An enjoyable time will be had by all. Bring chairs, or blankets to sit on. If raining or if [...]
Summer Storytime 10:00 am
Summer Storytime @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All-ages, drop-in storytime sessions 
Drop-In Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-In Family Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
 Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 5 years and under with parent/caregiver
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Art Play 10:45 am
Art Play @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 17 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Join us for an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome!
Kids Splash Day 11:00 am
Kids Splash Day @ Hermann Park
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Village REC Committee has rented the GIANT water slides and will be setting up sprinklers, pools and water games for a day of  fun-in-the-sun at Hermann Park!  Bring your own “super soakers”, squirt bottles [...]
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Toddler Time 12:30 pm
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Game ON! 3:00 pm
Game ON! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games! May’s edition of Game ON! will be a special Playstation VR day!
Cary Cruise Nights 6:00 pm
Cary Cruise Nights @ Downtown Cary
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. from June 5-August 14 Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on August 21 and 28 **NO CRUISE NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3** June [...]
July Jamboree 6:00 pm
July Jamboree @ Crystal Ice House
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE FREE FREE! Our July Jamboree will offer you the opportunity to learn all about the wonderful world of both hockey and figure skating. Come and skate for FREE and take advantage of our skating [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series @ The Arboretum of South Barrington
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More exciting news… we have the line up for our Wickstrom Lincoln Summer Concert Series at The Arb and you are going to love it! Ok… are you ready? Here we go… June 12 – [...]
City Band Concerts in the Square 7:30 pm
City Band Concerts in the Square @ Woodstock Square
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS JUNE 5 THROUGH JULY 31 AT 7:30 PM AT THE PARK IN THE SQUARE   June 5  –  “You Folks from Around Here” with Ice Cream Social sponsored by: Hearthstone Communities June 12 –  “Who’s [...]
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works 8:15 pm
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Jul 17 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Tweens, ages 5th Grade to 8th Grade, can enjoy Wednesday nights at Woodstock Water Works. An excellent opportunity to get out and have fun!!! Themed nights with open swim, music, planned activities, raffles and best [...]
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Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park @ Emricson Park
Jul 18 all-day
The City of Woodstock will once again host Summer in the Park, a traditional community summertime festival featuring music, entertainment, games, food, and fun for all ages spread over 5 days in July. Below is [...]
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 18 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 18 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Family Story Time 11:00 am
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Baby & Me 1:00 pm
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Preschool Storytime 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Tie Dye 3:30 pm
Tie Dye @ Algonquin Library - Outdoor Patio
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring a white piece of clothing or fabric (shirt, socks, pillow case, etc.) for tie dying! We will be outside so dress appropriately. Earns 100 Book Bucks.   Teens/Tweens
Teen Zone Matinees: A Universe of Marvel Stories 4:00 pm
Teen Zone Matinees: A Universe of Marvel Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
To go along with our Summer Theme “A Universe of Stories,” we’ll be showing Marvel films – except you get to pick them! Vote for what movies we’ll be showing from the MCU! Fill out our [...]
Evening Storytime 6:30 pm
Evening Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For children birth to age 6 with an adult. Stimulate your child’s senses through books, rhymes, music and movement. No tickets needed.
Families Who Play 6:30 pm
Families Who Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
June: Circus; Families with children preschool aged-through elementary school are invited to join us under the big top for stories, crafts, games and more. July: Fort Night; No, not THAT Fortnite! Who doesn’t love building a [...]
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
Algonquin Summer Concerts 7:00 pm
Algonquin Summer Concerts @ Towne Parke
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year’s Algonquin Towne Park Summer Concerts. Concerts are held weekly on Thursday evenings at Towne Park and begin at 7:00 p.m. The [...]
Concert in the Park 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park @ Lions Park Rotary Bandshell
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come on out to a concert in the park! All concerts are free. June 13: Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm (country) June 20: The Hat Guys (hits from 1950-today) June 27: GENR8R (classic rock, country, [...]
Magic Show at the Green Read 7:00 pm
Magic Show at the Green Read @ The Green Read
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you ever seen a live magic show??  Magician Kevin Sarnwick will entertain kids and adults alike with his extraordinary magic tricks!  Come and be amazed!
Summer Jazz Concerts 7:30 pm
Summer Jazz Concerts @ Veteran's Memorial Park
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join the McHenry City Band next summer for free outdoor jazz concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Pearl Street, one block north of Route 120 in McHenry, Illinois. Some seating is provided, but you [...]
Movies in the Park 8:00 pm
Movies in the Park @ Park in The Square
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All three movies will take place at the Park in the Square. Movies in the Park remains free of charge and will begin as close to 8:30 PM as darkness will allow. Of course, we [...]
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All-Day Game Day
All-Day Game Day @ Algonquin Library
Jul 19 all-day
Hang out in the Teen Center for a day of gaming! Play our Nintendo Switch or learn how to play a new card or board game. Snacks provided! Earns 350 Book Bucks.
Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Jul 19 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park @ Emricson Park
Jul 19 all-day
The City of Woodstock will once again host Summer in the Park, a traditional community summertime festival featuring music, entertainment, games, food, and fun for all ages spread over 5 days in July. Below is [...]
Take and Make Craft
Take and Make Craft @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Jul 19 all-day
Stop at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch and pick up everything you will need to make a fun craft at home.
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 19 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Baby Storytime 10:00 am
Baby Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
:  Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for a traditional lap-sit storytime followed by playtime. No older siblings please.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime!  Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as [...]
Family Concert: Todd Downing’s Tall Tales and Silly Songs 10:30 am
Family Concert: Todd Downing’s Tall Tales and Silly Songs @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
All ages w/ caregiver Everyone loves those tall tales! Todd Downing tells some real whoppers and then weaves them into lively songs! Kids and parents will be moving, grooving, and laughing all the way! Meeting [...]
Fandom Friday: Game Play 11:00 am
Fandom Friday: Game Play @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drop in anytime between 11 & 3 to play any of our available selection of board games, or challenge yourself to play our life-size Jenga game! No registration required.
Storytime at The Green Read 11:00 am
Storytime at The Green Read @ The Green Read
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time at The Green Read book store Join us for story time at the bookstore when we will read “Mother Goose Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins.  Bruce’s dinner recipe calls for eggs, but when [...]
Fun Fridays 12:00 pm
Fun Fridays @ Cary Community Center
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Every Friday in June and July for fun, sun, as a DJ plays your favorite songs.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Luau Day at the Pool 12:00 pm
Luau Day at the Pool @ Community Center
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon at the pool luau style. Shaved ice, contests, and a DJ from 12:00 – 4:00 pm will fill the afternoon. Receive $2 off your admission today!
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Jul 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a night with the family playing different games including puzzles, board games, cards, and much more. This free program is a great way to get the family out of the house and spend quality [...]
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green 6:30 pm
Friday Night Concerts at Community Garden Green @ Fox Lake Community Garden Green
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Art Series, Friday Night Concerts: June 7 – Spare Animals Indie Rock June 14 – Old Wolves Blues/Folk June 21 – Michael Lescher Classic Rock June 28 – Night Express  Big Band July 5 – Big Fish Swing/Bluegrass July [...]
Kids’ Party in the Park 7:00 pm
Kids’ Party in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A free summer evening on the lake with lots of kid’s games and activities, entertainment and ice cream eating contest! Bring your blanket as you snuggle under the stars and watch the blockbuster movie LEGO [...]
Movie Night 7:00 pm
Movie Night @ Deicke Park
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Movie in the Par: Incredibles 2 Free family event. Activities start at 7pm, movie will start at dusk.
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area 7:30 pm
Astronomy Nights at Volo Bog State Natural Area @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Third Fridays 7:30 pm                  Open to the Public NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME January 18, February 21, March 15, April 19, May 17 7:30 pm Business Meeting 8:30 pm Classroom Topic 9:45 pm Star Party: [...]
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Day Out with Thomas
Day Out with Thomas @ Illinois Railway Museum
Jul 20 all-day
The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2019 event. The new dates of the event are: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Sunday, July 21st, 2019 [...]
Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park @ Emricson Park
Jul 20 all-day
The City of Woodstock will once again host Summer in the Park, a traditional community summertime festival featuring music, entertainment, games, food, and fun for all ages spread over 5 days in July. Below is [...]
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 20 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Huntley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Huntley Farmers Market @ Huntley Town Square
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huntley Farmers Market We are a homegrown & homemade market! Join us each Saturday from May 26th thru October 13 at the Town Square.  Here are the vendors that have signed up for the weekly [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 20 @ 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 [...]
Movie Saturday 2:00 pm
Movie Saturday @ Nippersink Library
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
march 16, April 20 and May 18 starts at 2:00 PM Relax and watch a new release or a classic movie! Bring your own drink and we will provide water and snacks.
Sensory Saturday: Space Spectacular! (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday: Space Spectacular! (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! Our space theme will feature movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. Enjoy the galaxy dough sensory bin, space sensory bottles, [...]
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Day Out with Thomas
Day Out with Thomas @ Illinois Railway Museum
Jul 21 all-day
The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2019 event. The new dates of the event are: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Sunday, July 21st, 2019 [...]
Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park @ Emricson Park
Jul 21 all-day
The City of Woodstock will once again host Summer in the Park, a traditional community summertime festival featuring music, entertainment, games, food, and fun for all ages spread over 5 days in July. Below is [...]
Volo Bog Tours 11:00 am
Volo Bog Tours @ Volo Bog State Natural Area
Jul 21 @ 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 [...]
Living History Open House 12:00 pm
Living History Open House @ Powers Walker House
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the families that once called it home. July: This open house features the Miller family who inhabited the area during the World War [...]
The 34rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival 12:00 pm
The 34rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival @ Woodstock Square
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne Hills. It will also present “Woody” Awards to Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven. The LeftOvers (Pete Jonsson, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maranatha Assembly of God Church hosts free meal every third Sunday of the month at 1:30P.M. Doors open at 1:00P.M. Bring your family, friends or neighbors and enjoy a wonderful time together. This luncheon provides [...]
Navigation Quest 1:00 pm
Navigation Quest @ Crabtree Nature Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Test your navigation skills and animal trivia to complete an all-ages self-guided course to earn a prize and bragging rights as a nature sleuth.
Fiesta Days Parade 1:30 pm
Fiesta Days Parade @ Main Street to Green Street to Pearl Street to Riverside Drive.
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
In addition to local businesses, schools, and politicians, the parade will feature the Midwest Renegade Horse Show, Jesse White Power Tumblers, Tebala Motor Patrol, the Wacky Wheeler, and the Medinah Flying Carpets. Parade Concessions and [...]
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Monday with Mom at Water Works
Monday with Mom at Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Jul 22 all-day
Moms swim FREE with paying child(ren)
Me Too! 9:30 am
Me Too! @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
When the world is new, from 0 to 2! Mondays & Fridays, for infants to 36 months Meet, greet, and play in a friendly, unstructured environment. ME TOO! Offers a perfect opportunity for parents and [...]
Monday Morning Stories 9:30 am
Monday Morning Stories @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Start your week off right! Children with a caregiver can participate in stories, songs, movement, and a simple craft every Monday Morning.
Perspective Play (registration required) 10:00 am
Perspective Play (registration required) @ Algonquin Library
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Ages 3-7 years with parent/caregiver Move groove communicate and interact. Lead by Preston Brown from Behavioral Perspective this program is designed for children with autism and others who may benefit from these interactions. All abilities [...]
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Youth BINGO 1:00 pm
Youth BINGO @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Escape the heat. Join us for a fun hour of winning! All ages. No registration required.
Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Family Story Time 1:30 pm
Family Story Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 22 @ 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. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for [...]
Family Movie 5:45 pm
Family Movie @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to the library and watch a family favorite! Mark your calendar and come join the fun!   July: Holes August: Dumbo (live action)  
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Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market 8:00 am
Woodstock Summer Farmer’s Market @ Woodstock Square
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are a PRODUCERS ONLY MARKET offering fresh produce, local honey, pasture-raised meat & eggs, bread, cheese, artisanal goods, grab & go eats, locally grown plants and so much more! Shop our vendors, make your [...]
Baby & Me 9:30 am
Baby & Me @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Developed for children from birth to 23 months old, this twenty minute program consists of book sharing, activity music, bounces, and traditional rhymes, and focuses on direct interaction between caregiver and child. No registration required. [...]
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
BLOCK Party 10:00 am
BLOCK Party @ Fox River Grove Memorial Library
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring your creativity and join us for some building fun at our Block Party! All ages welcome.
Lights, Action, Craft! 10:00 am
Lights, Action, Craft! @ Fox Lake District Library
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breaking the mold of traditional storytimes by adding interactive activities, a short film & a craft!
Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for 30 minutes of stories, music, and more! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. Stories are geared toward preschoolers.
Let’s Play Outside! 10:30 am
Let’s Play Outside! @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for fun outdoor play stations. If there is inclement weather the activities will be moved inside. Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. No registration required. Attendee must be between the ages of 3 Years and 5.5 Years old.
Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
This storytime program is developed for children aged 25-35 months. Join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. No registration is required.   Additional Times: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays @ 12:30 [...]
Toddler Time 11:00 am
Toddler Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 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 [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles 1:00 pm
Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles @ Barrington Area Libary
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
All ages w/caregiver An interactive opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles from all over the world – and laugh a lot while doing so. Meeting Room.
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Fox Lake Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Fox Lake Farmers Market @ Fox Lake Community garden
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Fox Lake Farmers Market is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods, in an organic garden setting. The Fox Lake Farmers Market brings the Fox Lake and surrounding communities the very best and [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
Preschool Storytime 6:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ Marengo-Union Library Distrct
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
This storytime program is developed for children ages 3-6 years old. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more, all followed by a craft. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.   Additional [...]
Milk & Cookies Storytime 6:30 pm
Milk & Cookies Storytime @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for milk, cookies and storytime fun! Babies to 6-year-old with parent/caregive
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
Huntley Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm
Huntley Summer Concert Series @ Huntley Town Square or Deicke Park
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP! June 18 – Town Square: Chicago Tribute Band Anthology June 28 – Deicke Park: DJ Don Esposito July 2 – Town Square: Mr. Meyers July 9 – Deicke Park: Ethan Bell Band July [...]
Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required
Outdoor Movie: How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World 8:30 pm
Outdoor Movie: How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World @ Algonquin Library
Jul 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Village of Algonquin, along with the Algonquin Area Public Library, and Lake in the Hills Recreation Department are pleased to offer these fun family events. Grab your chairs and blankets, pack some snacks and [...]
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Wintrust Morning Movie Series 9:00 am
Wintrust Morning Movie Series @ Classic Cinema - Fox Lake Theatre
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm