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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Pajama Jam Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Pajama Jam Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.
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Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 3:45 pm
Thursday Crafternoon, grades 4-8 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 5 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Do you love crafting? Drop-in our new craft program for older kids, offered the first Thursday of the month. The Library will provide all the supplies you need. Learn new crafting techniques while creating a [...]
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Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leave your kids with us on the first Saturday of every month! From 5:30-9:00 kids aged 6-12 will swim, play, make new friends, eat dinner, and watch movies under the watchful eyes of their favorite [...]
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Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Home Depot Kids Workshop 9:00 am
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot
Sep 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 – [...]
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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 9 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-in STEM (K-5) 3:45 pm
Drop-in STEM (K-5) @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 12 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
 Drop in to explore, tinker, and more. We’ll feature a different STEM topic with hands-on activities each month.
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
Sensory Storytime *RR* 1:30 pm
Sensory Storytime *RR* @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult 9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.
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Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 10:30 am
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.
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Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Storytime in Spanish. We’ll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a [...]
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JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL
JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL @ Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street
Sep 28 all-day
The legend of Johnny Appleseed has been alive in Downtown Crystal Lake for 27 years and this year’s event on Saturday, September 28th promises to be the biggest and best EVER! Thousands of families attend the [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy fresh produce, micro greens, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June 1st through September 28th. 2019 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many [...]
Family Story and Playtime 10:30 am
Family Story and Playtime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.
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Business & Community Expo 9:00 am
Business & Community Expo @ Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Discover and connect with Small Business, Home Office & Mobile Businesses in the Community. Are you an Individual looking for a particular product, service or business opportunity??? Or a business looking to do B2B networking, [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Sep 30 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.