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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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 1:30 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.
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Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 4 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 5 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Jul 5 @ 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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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 6 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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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Lakeside Festival
Lakeside Festival @ Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
Jul 7 all-day
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, [...]
Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade 1:00 pm
Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The City of Crystal Lake is partnering with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Crystal Lake Lions Club, the Northwest Herald, and Star 105.5 to present the 2019 Independence Day Parade. The parade follows [...]
Independence Day Fireworks 9:00 pm
Independence Day Fireworks @ Main Beach
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independence Day Fireworks will be at dusk on Sunday, July 7,  at Main Beach.
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
Jul 9 @ 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.
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 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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LEGOS in the Library
LEGOS in the Library @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 13 all-day
It is Showtime at Your Library! Come see a fabulous display of LEGO creations, all about Hollywood movies. Master LEGO creators have completed a display highlighting movies. Scenes from “Despicable Me”, “Men in Black”, “Indiana [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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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LEGOS in the Library
LEGOS in the Library @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 14 all-day
It is Showtime at Your Library! Come see a fabulous display of LEGO creations, all about Hollywood movies. Master LEGO creators have completed a display highlighting movies. Scenes from “Despicable Me”, “Men in Black”, “Indiana [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
Jul 16 @ 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.
Teen Tue-Dye Party 1:00 pm
Teen Tue-Dye Party @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teens! Bring a pre-washed white cotton item (or 2) to tie-dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the Library by the loading dock. Drop-in, come when you can, leave when you’re done. Outside [...]
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
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July Jamboree 6:00 pm
July Jamboree @ Crystal Ice House
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE FREE FREE! Our July Jamboree will offer you the opportunity to learn all about the wonderful world of both hockey and figure skating. Come and skate for FREE and take advantage of our skating [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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 [...]
Magic Show at the Green Read 7:00 pm
Magic Show at the Green Read @ The Green Read
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you ever seen a live magic show??  Magician Kevin Sarnwick will entertain kids and adults alike with his extraordinary magic tricks!  Come and be amazed!
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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
Jul 19 @ 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.
Storytime at The Green Read 11:00 am
Storytime at The Green Read @ The Green Read
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time at The Green Read book store Join us for story time at the bookstore when we will read “Mother Goose Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins.  Bruce’s dinner recipe calls for eggs, but when [...]
Kids’ Party in the Park 7:00 pm
Kids’ Party in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A free summer evening on the lake with lots of kid’s games and activities, entertainment and ice cream eating contest! Bring your blanket as you snuggle under the stars and watch the blockbuster movie LEGO [...]
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Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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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Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
Jul 23 @ 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.
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
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Jim Gill Outdoor Concert 3:00 pm
Jim Gill Outdoor Concert @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall [...]
Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 24 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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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America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta
America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta @ Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach
Jul 27 all-day
Main Beach will open at 9:00 am.  Boat Registration begins at 9:00 am and continues until 11:00 am.  Heat Order Posted at Noon. Races begin at 12:30 pm!   Entrance to the beach is $3 [...]
Crystal Lake Farmers Market 8:00 am
Crystal Lake Farmers Market @ Downtown Crystal Lake
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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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Drop-in LEGO Monday 1:30 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
Jul 30 @ 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.
Teen Switch Gaming 2:00 pm
Teen Switch Gaming @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 Try out our new Nintendo Switches! We will bring the games and snacks, drop by to play some games. Grades 6-12.
Concerts in the Park 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park @ Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year, the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pack a dinner, pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held [...]
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Drop-in Family Storytime 6:30 pm
Drop-in Family Storytime @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Jul 31 @ 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.