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.

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Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day @ Barrington Area Libary
May 4 all-day
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping in to get your free comic and do a craft activity! One per person as quantities and selection are limited. Comics and craft available while supplies last. Drop [...]
Barrington Area KidFest 11:00 am
Barrington Area KidFest @ Citizen's Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at [...]
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Springtime Slitherers 1:00 pm
Springtime Slitherers @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come learn about local snakes and their busy spring activities.
Art Play 2:00 pm
Art Play @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Try an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Program Room. Drop in.
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Sensory Story Time *RR* 6:30 pm
Sensory Story Time *RR* @ Barrington Area Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All ages w/ caregiver Children enjoy books, music, and movement activities designed to engage the senses and build language and literacy skills. For children of all abilities. Program Room. Register.
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Mother Goose and Friends 10:30 am
Mother Goose and Friends @ Barrington Area Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Enjoy puppetry, rhymes, and creative dramatics while you visit with Mother Goose.
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Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
May 11 @ 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! [...]
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit 11:00 am
International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for a bird walk to see who is winging in and experience the perils of migration in our Migration Obstacle Course.
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Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey 1:00 pm
Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey @ Stillman Nature Center
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Try something different this Mother’s Day. Bring Mom to see our birds of prey. She’ll love meeting the great horned, barn, barred, and screech owls plus a peregrine falcon, red-shouldered and broad-winged hawks. Also, the [...]
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Teen Space 3:30 pm
Teen Space @ Batingto Area Library
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Hang out, mess around, and geek out in the Youth Services Program Room. Whether you want to meet up with friends, create some art, or relax with a book, you’re welcome at Teen [...]
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Storytime Dance Party 10:00 am
Storytime Dance Party @ Barrington Area Library,
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Be ready to rock and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Meeting Room.    
Art Studio 3:30 pm
Art Studio @ Barrington Area Public Library
May 17 @ 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.
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Amazing Eggs 1:00 pm
Amazing Eggs @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an egg-cellent program to discover which animals hatch from eggs and what features make eggs so amazing!
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Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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AMC Sensory Friendly Films 10:00 am
AMC Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theatres in Lake n the Hills and South Barrington
May 25 @ 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! [...]
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Pollinators 1:00 pm
Pollinators @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover why pollinators are so important for the local ecosystems and for us. Then hike to observe our pollinators in action.
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Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 10:30 am
Barrington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony @ Barrington
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 am from Park Ave. and proceeds to Evergreen Cemetery for a Remembrance Ceremony.
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Summer Kickoff Party 4:00 pm
Summer Kickoff Party @ Barrington Area Library
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer by signing up for the library’s Summer Learning Challenge! We’re having a party to kick off the fun.
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