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

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

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
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
Oct 1 @ 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 [...]
2
3
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
Oct 3 @ 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 [...]
4
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 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 [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 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 [...]
5
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Oct 5 @ 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 – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 5 @ 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! [...]
6
7
TRUNK or TREAT at the Green St Cruise Night! 5:00 pm
TRUNK or TREAT at the Green St Cruise Night! @ Green Street Cruise Night
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come on down for a night of TRUNK or TREATING at the Finale Night of Downtown McHenry’s Green Street Cruise Night! Cruise night attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, bring candy to pass out [...]
8
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
Oct 8 @ 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 [...]
9
10
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
Oct 10 @ 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 [...]
11
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 11 @ 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 [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
12
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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! [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
13
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hang out with your rainbow fam at our monthly LGBTQ+ casual book club and support group. Sip some tea or coffee and tell us what you’ve been reading or watching, and whatever else might be [...]
Trunk-or-Treat 3:30 pm
Trunk-or-Treat @ Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Real Estate
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Free food & fun for all ages! Stop by the welcome table on your way in to pick up your trick or treat bag, FREE pumpkin, and meal ticket. John Berkshire Hathway Home Services Starck [...]
14
15
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
Oct 15 @ 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 [...]
16
McHenry Public Library ComiCon 6:30 pm
McHenry Public Library ComiCon @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for our 21st annual ComiCon! Enjoy an evening full of comic and pop culture entertainment. From our featured creators and vendors to our cosplay contest, swag room, and fabulous door prizes, there is [...]
17
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
Oct 17 @ 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 [...]
18
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 18 @ 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 [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
19
Community Costume Swap Shop 9:00 am
Community Costume Swap Shop @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Stop by today at our Halloween Costume Swap Shop where your child can choose from a wide variety of gently used costumes for the perfect Halloween look!
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 19 @ 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! [...]
Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! This month we celebrate everything apples featuring movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. August: Enjoy the apple picking sensory bin, [...]
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team 7:00 pm
Haunted Hayride by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team @ Peterson Park- McHenry IL
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mid-October is when Henry Deadwood emerges on Peterson Park in McHenry. To him this place is known as ‘Deadwood Forest’ where he and his gangling group of relatives and misfits entertain spirits, ghosts and goblins. [...]
20
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 20 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Oct 20 @ 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 [...]
21
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 21 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
22
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 22 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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
Oct 22 @ 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 [...]
23
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 23 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
24
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 24 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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
Oct 24 @ 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 [...]
25
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 25 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 25 @ 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 [...]
26
Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 26 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Oct 26 @ 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! [...]
Trunk or Treat Family Freedom Festival 3:00 pm
Trunk or Treat Family Freedom Festival @ McHenry VFW Post 4600
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We are so excited to host our first annual Family Freedom Festival with a Halloween Theme. Please join us for FREE food, fun, DJ, games and much more!! We hope to see you all there!!!
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LMNOP: Language Music N’ Our Peeps – LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language based [...]
27
Kiddie Haunt Matinee 12:00 pm
Kiddie Haunt Matinee @ McHenry Commons Shopping Center
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Un-Haunted Friendly Walk through This year kids can trick-or-treat throughout the house. This year we will also be leaving our rooms open, visually, for any age. The event will take place on Oct 27th from [...]
28
29
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
Oct 29 @ 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 [...]
30
31
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
Oct 31 @ 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 [...]