Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. As we move into Phase 4 we will be adding more events on our calendar that are happening in person. For the time being, we are waiving our “no pre-registration” rule. Due to reduced capacities at facilities, we feel this is the best way to help both parents and the sites. 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.
4H 4th of July 5K A Heart for Animals ADA hike after school club Airplanes Alexander Leigh Center for Autism Algonquin Algonquin Area Library Algonquin Area Public Library Algonquin Commons Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Department Algonquin Library Algonquin Outdoor Pool Algonquin Park District Algonquin Police Department Algonquin Pool Algonquin Recreation Algonquin Rotary Club Algonquin Village Hall Algonquin- Lake in the Hills Food Pantry Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber all ages all ages f alla ges AMC Theatres America's Cardboard Boat Regatta American Legion American Legion Post 253 amilies amphibians Animal House Shelter Animal Program animals animation apples Arbor Day Arboretum of South Barrington art Art Fair Art Festival art show arts & crafts ASL astronomy Atrocious Poets author event autism babies baby baby playtime baby storytime Back to Basics Pediatrics Baird & Warner - Algonquin Baird & Warner - Far Northwest Suburbs bake sale Ballet Balloon Animals balloon artist balloons Barbara Key Park Bark Park Bark Park Dog Park barn raising Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble Crystal Lake Barringotn Area Library Barrington Barrington Area Library Barrington Area Public Library Barrington Food Pantry Barrington Hills Barrington Hills Park District Barrington Park District bats Behavioral Perspective Bella's Bouncies Ben's Bubble Show Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Real Estate Best Brains of Algonquin Betsey Warrington Park Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes Beyond Stable Farm bicycle recycling Bicycles Bike Rodeo bike safety Bikes biking bilingual program BINGO bird the preserves birding Birds Black Friday Blackhawk Area Council Blarney Island blocks blood drive board games Boat Rides Bohl Farm Market Place bonfire Book Fair book swap Bounce House Bounce Houses Boy Scouts Breastfeeding Brink Street Market Brookdale Conservation Area bubbles Bugs building Buisness Trick or Treat Bull Valley Burnell C. Russell Municipal Complex Busy Brains Children's Museum butterflies cahrity event Calssic Cinemas Calvin Spencer Park campfire candlight walk candy drop canned food drive Car Seat Check Car Seat Checks Car Show Car Shows cardboard boat regatta Carnival caroling Carollers cars cartoons Cary Cary Area Public Library Cary Crove Chamber Cary Fire Protection District Cary Firefighters Association Cary Grove AmVets Cary Grove Chamber Cary Grove Freemasons Cary Main Street Fest Cary Park District Cary Park District Community Center Cary Police Department Cary Pool Cary-Grove High School Centegra Breastfeeding Resource Center and Services Centegra Huntley Hospital chalk art Character Visit charity event Charles E. Brown Park cheer cheerleading Chess Chessie's Restaurant Chicago Kite Chick-fil-A children children's music children's theater Childrens Concert Christmas Christmas Concert Christmas of Yesteryear circuits Citizens Park City of Crystal Lake City of Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department City of Crystal Lake Sustainability Committe City of Harvard City of McHenry City of Woodstock Civil War Encapment Clarendale coding Cody's Farm Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Colonel Palmer House Color Me Mine comedy ComicCon Comics community bike ride Community Center community clean-up Community Picnic Concert Concerts Contests Cop on a Rooftop Coral Woods Conservation Area corn maze costume contest costume swap costumed character Costumed Characters Crabtree Nature Center craft craft fair craft show crafts Crosby Elementary School Cruise Nights Crysta Lake Crystal Ice House Crystal Lake Crystal Lake American Legion Crystal Lake Chamber of commerce Crystal Lake Community Band Crystal Lake Farmers Market Crystal Lake Food Pantry Crystal Lake High School Crystal Lake Historical Society Crystal Lake Main Beach Crystal Lake Park District Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center Crystal Lake Plaza Crystal Lake Police Department Crystal Lake Public Library cultural event cultural festival Culver's of Huntley CYT Dakotah's Reptiles Dance dance party dance performance Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles day off events Day out with Thomas Deer Park Deicke Park Depot Park developmental screening Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois diaper drive dinosaurs Disney District 47 DJ Dogs Dolphin Swim Club Down Syndrome Downtown Crystal Lake Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street Dr. Mann Dr. Seuss drive-in experience Dunkin' Donuts early elementary Early Intervention Earth Day Easter Easter bunny Easter Egg Hunt Eastgate Branch egg hunt Elgin Pediatric Therapy Emrickson Park Emricson Park engineering entertainment Environmental Defenders of McHenry County escape room Exner Marsh Conservation Area exploring nature expo f amilies face painting Fair fall Fall Festival Familes families family movie Family reading Night Farm Event Farmer's Markets in McHenry farmers market Father's Day Fel-Pro RRR festival festival Kite Festival figure skating financial literacy Fire Open House fire trucks Fireworks First Church First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake First Presbyterian Church FIRST Tech Challenge First United Methodist Church of Harvard Fish Fry Fishing Fishing Derby fitness flashlight egg hunt flick n' float FLRSG Chamber Food food donation food drive Food Trucks Fourth of July Fox Lake Fox Lake Community garden Fox Lake Community Garden Green Fox Lake District Library Fox Lake Police Department Fox Lake Richmond Spring Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Fox Lake Theatre Fox River Grove Fox River Grove Memorial Library Fox River Grove Village Hall Foxford Hills Golf Club free Free Comic Book Day free meal free movies free ticket required Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge frisbee golf frogs Frozen fundraiser Galt Airport game night games Gannon Family Log Cabin gardening Gary Lang Auto Group General Store GiGi's Playhouse Girls Give Back Giveaways Glacial Park & Lost Valley Visitor Center Glacial Park Conservation Area Glo-Bowl GO Fox Lake golf Good Shepherd Hospital Grace Lutheran Church grade school Grand Oaks Recreation Center Grand Opening Grant Community High School Grant Township green events Green Street Green Street Cruise Night Green Street Municipal Lot Greenwood Elementary School Groundhog day gymnastics Hallmark Gold Crown Store Halloween halloween crafts Halloween party Halloween storytime Hanukkah Happy Tails Ranch Harms farm and garden center Harrison Benwell Park Harry Potter Harvard Harvard Aquatic Center Harvard Chamber Harvard Chevrolet Buick & GMC Harvard Community Radio Harvard Diggins Library Harvard Moose Lodge Harvard Parks & recreation Harvard Police Department Haunted Hayride Haunted House Hay Ride hay rides hayride Hayrides Health & Safety Hebron Helicopters Heritage Park Hermann Park Heron Community Park Hickory Grove Conservation Area Hidden Perl Cafe hike hiking Historic Village Hall Historic Woodstock Square History History Program hockey Hoffman Park holiday holiday concert Holiday Festival Holiday Hills holiday movie holiday movies holiday music holiday open house holiday parade holiday storytime holiday train holidays home & business expo Home Depot Home State Bank Homeschool Homeschooling Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Horse Fair Park Horses Hot Air Balloons Huntley Huntley Area Public Library Huntley Farmers Market Huntley Fire Protection District Huntley Park District Huntley Police Department Huntley Town Square Huntley Veteran’s Memorial Huntly ice fishing ice hockey Ice House Mall ice skating Illinois Bicentennial Illinois Department of Natural Resources Illinois Railway Museum Illinois State Police improv Improv Playhouse in store event ince skating Independence Day Indian Oaks Trail Indian Trail Beach indoor indoor farmers market Indoor Trick or Treat indoor trick-or-treating Inflatables Ingelside International Migratory Bird Day Irish Dancers Island Lake Jacobs High School Jaycee Park Jefferson School Jennifer Ostler Photography Jigglejam Jim Gill John Measner Johnsburg Johnsburg Library Johnsburg Public Library District juggling Just for Fun Roller Rink Kaper Park Keep Woodstock Beautiful Ken Carpenter Park kids activities kids and nature kids concert kids cooking class kindergarten kindergarten readiness kindergarteners kindergartners Kishwaukee Headwaters Conservation Area Kite festival kites Knox Park Kris Kringle Winter Market LaBahn Hain House Ladd Park Lake County Astronomical Society Lake County Forest Preserves Lake in the Hills Lake in the Hills Parks and Rec Lake in the Hills Police Department Lake in the Hills Public Works Lake in the Hills Recreation Department Lakefront Park Lakemoor Lakemoor Parks and Rec Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole Lakeside Festival Lakewood Laura Doherty LEGO Leroy Guy Park LGBTQ library movie library movies library music program library playtime Library Progam library program library programs light festival lights on haunted house Lily Lake Limited space available Lincoln Prairie Elementary Linda M. Barrett Productions Lions Park Lippold Park LITH LITH Airport LITH Safety Education Center live entertainment live m usic Live Music Live Reindeer living history Living Water Lutheran Church Lost Valley Visitor Center Lowe's magic Magic Show makerspace Makey Makey Maple Syrup Maranatha Assembly of God Church Marengo Marengo Park District Marengo Rdige Marengo Ridge Conservation Area Marengo-Union Chamber Marengo-Union Library District Mariachi Band Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marvin's Toy Store Matrix 4 McHenry McHenry Area Historical Society McHenry Area Jaycees McHenry Chamber McHenry City Band McHenry County Audubon McHenry County College McHenry County College Chorus McHenry County College Concer Band McHenry County Community College McHenry County Conservation District McHenry County Fair McHenry County Fairgrounds McHenry County Historical Society McHenry County Youth Orchestra McHenry Dam McHenry Downtown Indoor Theater McHenry Garden Club McHenry High School - West Campus McHenry Historical Society McHenry Living McHenry Moose Lodge McHenry Old Navy McHenry Park District McHenry Police Department McHenry Public Library McHenry Public Library District McHenry Recreation Center McHenry Riverwalk McHenry VFW Post 4600 memorial Memorial Day Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day Service Memorial Hall Merkel Aquatic Center Messiah Michael's Michael's Kids Club Middle School Middle Schoolers Military Milk Days Millennium Park Miller Point Miller's Point MLK Day model trains Moms Group Moraine Hills State Park Mother's Day movie Movie in the Park movies Movies in the Park Mrs. Claus Museum Program music musical theater National Library Week National Night Out nature Nature Program nature walk Nerf New Years Eve ninja course Nippersink Nippersink Library no school days non-scary Halloween Norge Ski Club Northern Illinois Food Bank Northwest Suburban Astronomers Oakwood Hills Oakwood Hills Parks & Recreation Oakwood Lodge Oktoberfest online online program online safety open bounce open gym Open House open play open skate Open Swim Options and Advocacy Outdoor Concert Outdoor Concerts Outdoor Movie Outdoor Movies outdoor storytime outdoors owls P.C. pajama storytime panckae breakfast Panera Bread Parade parent child volunteering parent child yoga Parent Program parents parents day out parents night out Parisek Park Park District Program Park in The Square Park Place Banquets Parties with Character Pediatric Dental Associates performance pet parade Petersen Farm Petersen Park Peterson Park pets petting zoo photo booth Picnic Grove Park Pingree Grove Police Department Pink Pearls & Girly Girls Pistakee Bay playdoh Pleasant Valley poetry Pokemon Polar Express Polish Language Storytime Pony Rides Port Barrington Potty Duck potty training Powers Walker House Prairie Grove Prairieview Education Center preschool preschool fair preschool storytime preschoolers Princesses Prizes Public Works Open House pumpin painting pumpkin carving pumpkin decorating pumpkin roll pumpkin smash Pumpkins Puppet Show puppets puzzles PWC Chiropractic quidditch Race Sport Lighting Raffles Raue Center For The Arts Read Between the Lynes read for the record day Real Life Church of the Nazarene recycling event ree lighting Registration Required reindeer Reptiles Rescued Dog Resource Center Richardson Adventure Farm Richmond Richmond Brathaus Richmond Fire Department Richmond Police Department Rides Ringwood Riot for Riddick river dyeing River East Public Library Riverbottom Ice Cream Co. Riverfront Park Robotics Rock Climbing Rockin' Roslyn Road Choir Rolling Meadows Rolling Meadows Fire Department Ron Beese Park Rush Creek Conservation Area Safety Safety Education Center Safety Event safety seats Safety Town Sage YMCA Saint Peter & Paul Catholic School Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Santa Santa Arrival Santa House Santa Visit scaenger hunt scarecrows Scary Stories scavenger hunt school age school ages SCience scouting Scribble Monster sensory events sensory friendly sensory friendly movie sensory storytime Showtime Theatre Sign Language sing-along Sing-along Messiah skateboard ski jump Skiing sleigh rides slime making Smart Wash Smarty Pants snakes Snapology Snapology of McHenry snow sculpting snowshoe social emotional wellness Softball sotrytime SOUL Harbor Ranch Animal Therapy South Barrington South Barrington Conservancy & Community Park South Barrington Park District spanish language storytime Spanish Program special event Special Events special needs special needs holiday party special needs music program special needs open gym special needs storytime special olympics Spella Park Spring Grove Spring Grove Park & Recreation Springbrook Community Church St. Barnabas Lutheran Church St. Bede School St. Mary's Catholic Church St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day parade St. Paul's United Church of Christ Stades Farm & Market Stage Left Cafe Star Wars Star Wars Day State of Illinois Treasurer STEAM STEM Sterne's Woods & Fen Sterne's Woods and Fen Stevns Park Stickney House Stillman Nature Center Stonehill Center storytelling storytime storytimes Storytown student art Sugar Maples Summer Concert Summer Concert Series Summer Concerts summer festival Summer Fun Summer Movie Series Summer Movies summer reading Summer Reading Club Summer Reading Program Sunnyside Memorial Park Sunset Park Sunset Park Splash Pad Superheroes Sweet Feet Yoga Swimming Tea Party teen teens Terra Vitae Farm Thanksgiving Thanksgiving storytime The Big Sit The Church of the Holy Apostles The Colonel Palmer House The Frog Lady The Golden Ratio The Great Scott The Green Read The Hollows Conservation Area The James The Land Conservancy of McHenry County The McHenry Sunrise Rotary The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County The Quarry Cable Park The Starline Factory Theater theater performance Theatre Theatre 121 theatre performance therapy dog Thomas the Train Three Oaks Recreation Area thriller tie dye TLC Preschool TLS Veterans toddlelrs toddler toddler playtime toddler storytime toddlers Tom's Farm Market tot open gym Tot Swim Touch-a-Truck Town Square Towne Park Toys for Tots tpddlers Train Ride Train Rides Trains Tree Lighting Trick or Treat Trick or Treating Trinity Lutheran Church Trio Grille trivia trolley rides Trunk or Treat try hockey free tween tweens twens un-haunted house Union valentines crafts Valentines Day Vendors Veteran Acres Park Veteran's Day Veteran's Memorial park Veterans Park Victory Rock Fellowship video games Village Hall Village Hall Park Village of Algonquin Village of Barrington Village of Barrington Hills Village of Barrinigton Hills Village of Fox Lake Village of Holiday Hills Village of Huntley Village of Johnsburg Village of Lake in the Hills Village of Lakewood Village of Prairie Grove Village of Richmond Village of South Barrington Village of Woodstock virtual virtual storytime Voicesin Harmony Community and Chours Volo Volo Auto Museum Volo Bog Volo Bog State Natural Area volunteer Walmart Huntley warped wall Wauconda Food Pantry We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym Week of the Young Child Wendy & DB West Beach Westosha Legacy Athletic Club Whispering Oaks Park Wii WiiU wildflowers WINGS winter winter festival WLAC Wodstock woldflowers Wonder Lake Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team Wonderland Kids Academy Woodstock Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry Woodstock Dance Academy Woodstock Farm and Lawn Center Woodstock Farmer's Market Woodstock Library Woodstock Opera House Woodstock Public Library Woodstock recreation Center Woodstock Square Woodstock Water Works Working Bikes Cooperative World Migratory Bird Day Xtreme Wheels Roller Skating center Yoga Youth and Family Center of McHenry County youth art