We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event. Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!! Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please fill out this form:

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Grandparent Day at Water Works
Grandparent Day at Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Aug 3 all-day
Grandparents swim FREE with paying child(ren)
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Racecar Day! 12:00 pm
Racecar Day! @ Depot Park
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come have some fun in the park with our first every Racecar Day! This is a free, drop-in event, come anytime between 12 and 2pm. Get your picture taken with the #5 racecar, sponsored by [...]
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National Night Out 4:00 pm
National Night Out @ ALgonquin Pool
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Algonquin Police Department for National Night out at the Algonquin Pool. This event helps enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while building a true sense of community. Food, swimming, displays, vehicles, [...]
Crystal Lake National Night Out 5:00 pm
Crystal Lake National Night Out @ Three Oaks Recreation Area
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the Crystal Lake Police Department will host its annual National Night Out. National Night Out brings residents and their local law enforcement agencies together for fun filled night with face [...]
Huntley National Night Out 5:00 pm
Huntley National Night Out @ Huntley Police Department
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Huntley National Night Out @ Huntley Police Department
National Night Out is a community-building campaign, held annually on the first Tuesday of August, that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime [...]
Moose Lodge Cruise Night 5:00 pm
Moose Lodge Cruise Night @ McHenry Moose Lodge
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All Show Vehicles Welcome Food, Snacks, Beverages avaialble $2 Taco Outdoor grilled burgers, brats and Italian sausage DJ with Music Weekly Trophy Huge Park Like Show Grounds
National Night Out 5:00 pm
National Night Out @ Petersen Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the City of McHenry Police Department team up to present National Night Out Against Crime to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnership [...]
Harvard National Night Out 6:00 pm
Harvard National Night Out @ Harvard Moose Lodge
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free community event. Free Food Free Entertainment Free door prizes touch-a-truck bouncy house demonstrations
Cary National Night Out 6:30 pm
Cary National Night Out @ Downtown Cary
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
There will be games, prizes, raffles, a dunk tank, food for purchase, and much more! We are looking forward to another fantastic event.   Meet the officers of the Cary Police Department Squad Cars on [...]
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Neighborhood Park Parties 10:00 am
Neighborhood Park Parties @ Leroy Guy Park
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 [...]
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works 8:15 pm
Tween Night at Woodstock Water Works @ Woodstock Water Works
Aug 7 @ 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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Cary Firefighters Annual Water Fights 2:30 pm
Cary Firefighters Annual Water Fights @ Cary Fire Protection District
Aug 10 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Come watch the Cary Firefighters battle with neighboring firefighters in our annual water fights. The event opens at 2:30pm with the water fights starting at 3:00pm. Fun for all. Be prepared to get a little [...]
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Living History Open House 12:00 pm
Living History Open House @ Powers Walker House
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
CLPL CON 2:00 pm
CLPL CON @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free, fun Comic-Con-style event for all ages. Activities, photo ops, rock climbing wall, crafts, Tetris tournament and cosplay parade.
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Moose Lodge Cruise Night 5:00 pm
Moose Lodge Cruise Night @ McHenry Moose Lodge
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All Show Vehicles Welcome Food, Snacks, Beverages avaialble $2 Taco Outdoor grilled burgers, brats and Italian sausage DJ with Music Weekly Trophy Huge Park Like Show Grounds
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Family Game Night 5:00 pm
Family Game Night @ Lakefront Park Building
Aug 16 @ 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 [...]
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Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament 8:00 am
Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament @ Indian Trail Beach
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join us for the 3rd Annual Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament held at Indian Trail Beach. The tournament will be held from 8:00-noon and includes lunch.  All proceeds will be donated to the Village of Lake in the [...]
Parade of Disney Vehicles 10:00 am
Parade of Disney Vehicles @ Volo Auto Museum
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See our Disney Parade vehicles in action! We have acquired several vehicles used in Disney World parades and we’re going to put them in our own parade! Free Mickey and Minnie ears for all the [...]
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Fox Lake Annual Cardboard Boat Race 8:00 am
Fox Lake Annual Cardboard Boat Race @ Lakefront Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Village of Fox Lake’s 22nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race is on Sunday, August 18 at Lakefront Park. On-site building will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 12 p.m. Registration is [...]
Bark-a-Paw-Looza 11:00 am
Bark-a-Paw-Looza @ Woodstock Square
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Activities: ​ Learn about Rescued Dog Resource Center!  Dogs welcome…please ensure dogs are vaccinated and crowd-friendly…”doggy” bags will be available to help keep our Woodstock Square clean! Enjoy music from Party Marty, Jenn Clark, Green Noise, and Kim [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Aug 18 @ 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 [...]
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Moose Lodge Cruise Night 5:00 pm
Moose Lodge Cruise Night @ McHenry Moose Lodge
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All Show Vehicles Welcome Food, Snacks, Beverages avaialble $2 Taco Outdoor grilled burgers, brats and Italian sausage DJ with Music Weekly Trophy Huge Park Like Show Grounds
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Back-2-School Skate Park Contest 9:00 am
Back-2-School Skate Park Contest @ Sunset Park Skate Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Sunset Skate Park of Lake in the Hills comes alive with the thrill of competition. Snacks and beverages will be provided and music will be played to help the crowd cheer on the skaters. [...]
Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles 11:00 am
Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles @ Fox Lake District Library
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you have never seen The Traveling World of Reptiles it can best be described as an up-close, live, and extremely interactive or “hands-on” experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. They blend [...]
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Cary Grove Freemasons & Tom’s Annual Car Show 10:00 am
Cary Grove Freemasons & Tom’s Annual Car Show @ Tom's Farm Market
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
When: Sunday, August 25th Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Bring your classic car to the show or just come & check them all out. There will be all makes & models, motorcycles, trucks  & planes. Music will be [...]
Ringwood Community Picnic 12:00 pm
Ringwood Community Picnic @ Village Hall Park
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On Sunday, August 25th, Ringwood will hold its Annual Town Picnic. The Picnic will begin at noon at the Village Hall. Back by popular demand will be the “Moon Walk”, a rock climbing wall, DJ [...]
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Moose Lodge Cruise Night 5:00 pm
Moose Lodge Cruise Night @ McHenry Moose Lodge
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All Show Vehicles Welcome Food, Snacks, Beverages avaialble $2 Taco Outdoor grilled burgers, brats and Italian sausage DJ with Music Weekly Trophy Huge Park Like Show Grounds
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Get your Plan on 6:00 pm
Get your Plan on @ Various Fox Lake Parks
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get your plan on is an outdoor program designed to introduce games and programs in a park setting. The program will be similar to family game night but at specific parks. July 26 Veterans Park, [...]
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