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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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
Pearl Street Farmers Market 4:30 pm
Pearl Street Farmers Market @ Veterans Memorial park
Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pearl Street Market hosts an array of vendors and bands each Thursday evening, 4:30p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid May through the end of September. The City of McHenry has teamed up with vendors throughout [...]
Summer Jazz Concerts 7:30 pm
Summer Jazz Concerts @ Veteran's Memorial Park
Aug 1 @ 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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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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 [...]
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Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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! [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
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“Helping Us Grow” Early Childhood Info & Free Screenings 10:00 am
“Helping Us Grow” Early Childhood Info & Free Screenings @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Reps from the Helping Us Grow (HUG) Program, offered by Options & Advocacy for McHenry County, will be here to provide free developmental screenings for kids 0-3, fun games and activities, handouts on challenging childhood [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 6 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
Pearl Street Farmers Market 4:30 pm
Pearl Street Farmers Market @ Veterans Memorial park
Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pearl Street Market hosts an array of vendors and bands each Thursday evening, 4:30p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid May through the end of September. The City of McHenry has teamed up with vendors throughout [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
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Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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! [...]
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3rd Annual Taste of Nigeria/Africa 12:00 pm
3rd Annual Taste of Nigeria/Africa @ St. Patrick Rectory & Parish Grounds
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Support our dream of a full-service hospital in Nigeria as it becomes a reality. Fun day for the entire family. Nigerian food (+Hotdogs), Beer/Wine/Soda, Nigerian Music/Dancers/Cultural Performances, Face Painting, Drum Making, Nigeria Jewelry Sales
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 11 @ 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 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 13 @ 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 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 14 @ 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 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
Pearl Street Farmers Market 4:30 pm
Pearl Street Farmers Market @ Veterans Memorial park
Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pearl Street Market hosts an array of vendors and bands each Thursday evening, 4:30p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid May through the end of September. The City of McHenry has teamed up with vendors throughout [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 16 @ 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 [...]
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 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 [...]
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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, [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 18 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
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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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 19 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 20 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism Open House 4:30 pm
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism Open House @ Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2nd Annual Open House Everyone is welcome! Mix and mingle, take a tour and learn about who ALCA is and what they do. Open house includes tours, complimentary hors d’oeuvers and beverages. Bring any Expo [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 21 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 22 all-day
Stop by the Questions Desk to pick up supplies for a Craft. Available until supplies run out. All ages.
Pearl Street Farmers Market 4:30 pm
Pearl Street Farmers Market @ Veterans Memorial park
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pearl Street Market hosts an array of vendors and bands each Thursday evening, 4:30p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid May through the end of September. The City of McHenry has teamed up with vendors throughout [...]
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Take Home Craft
Take Home Craft @ McHenry Public Library District
Aug 23 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
Aug 23 @ 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 [...]
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Aug 24 @ 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! [...]
LMNOP 6:00 pm
LMNOP @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
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Pearl Street Farmers Market 4:30 pm
Pearl Street Farmers Market @ Veterans Memorial park
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pearl Street Market hosts an array of vendors and bands each Thursday evening, 4:30p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid May through the end of September. The City of McHenry has teamed up with vendors throughout [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Aug 30 @ 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 [...]
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Aug 31 @ 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! [...]