COVID-19 Statement

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to continue to go to public events and spaces.

For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally please visit the McHenry County Health Department COVID-19 status page.


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 McHenry 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 McHenry County cannot be held responsible.

Little McHenry County loves hearing about events!! Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins.  To submit your event for the calendar please click the green +Post Your Event button on the calendar below.

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

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Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
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Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Mar 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 [...]
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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
Mar 5 @ 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 [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 8 @ 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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Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
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Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Mar 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 [...]
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Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
 Join us for a new flexible program that includes an informal playgroup and concurrent storytimes. Children will have the choice to either play with the library’s collection of toys and manipulatives, or take part in [...]
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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
Mar 12 @ 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 [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 13 @ 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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POSTPONED McHenry ShamRocks the Fox
POSTPONED McHenry ShamRocks the Fox @ Miller's Point
Mar 14 all-day
**EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED** Paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day! Come to where the river and the beers are green! Downtown McHenry’s two-day event McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox features the Fox River dyed [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
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POSTPONED McHenry ShamRocks the Fox
POSTPONED McHenry ShamRocks the Fox @ Miller's Point
Mar 15 all-day
**EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED** Paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day! Come to where the river and the beers are green! Downtown McHenry’s two-day event McHenry ShamROCKS the Fox features the Fox River dyed [...]
Free Community Lunch 1:00 pm
Free Community Lunch @ Maranatha Assembly of God Church
Mar 15 @ 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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Little Tots Storytimes 10:00 am
Little Tots Storytimes @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A short storytime program where babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements followed by playtime. Parent/caregiver must accompany child. Ages 6-19 months.  No older siblings please.
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Preschool Storytime 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preschoolers who learn to love books and stories will enjoy Preschool Storytime! We will share new and classic picture books, flannel board and puppet stories, fingerplays to support early literacy and experiences with a variety [...]
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
Mar 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 [...]
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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
Mar 19 @ 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 [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 21 @ 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. March: Celebrate the coming of spring with [...]
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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
Mar 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 [...]
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Family Story and Playtime 1:00 pm
Family Story and Playtime @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
 Join us for a new flexible program that includes an informal playgroup and concurrent storytimes. Children will have the choice to either play with the library’s collection of toys and manipulatives, or take part in [...]
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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
Mar 26 @ 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 [...]
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Open Play 10:00 am
Open Play @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 27 @ 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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LMNOP Leaps & Bounds 10:00 am
LMNOP Leaps & Bounds @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
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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
Mar 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 [...]