COVID-19 Statement

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.

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Watch Live K-5: Pokemon Fan Club 2:30 pm
Watch Live K-5: Pokemon Fan Club @ Virtual
Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join a virtual meet-up to talk about all things Pokemon. Disclaimer(s) Virtual Programs Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, [...]
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Roving Naturalists 9:30 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Roving Naturalists 3:00 pm
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Roving Naturalists 9:30 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Roving Naturalists 10:00 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Nature’s Trail Time *registration required* 2:05 pm
Nature’s Trail Time *registration required* @ Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
Jul 14 @ 2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
Ages 6 and up Children ages 6 through 13 are invited to join us on a guided hike along the trails, exploring and finding nature’s treasures. NOTE: Registration is required for ALL adults and children [...]
Roving Naturalists 3:00 pm
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
Bats! *registration required* 7:30 pm
Bats! *registration required* @ Lost Valley Visitor Center
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ages: 5 and up Description: Join us for a fun evening learning about bats, finishing with a sunset hike through Glacial Park in search of bats. NOTE: Registration is required for ALL adults and children that will [...]
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Roving Naturalists 9:30 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* 3:00 pm
Ancient China Escape Room *registration required* @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Eastgate Branch
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Going into Grades 4-8 Dig Deeper by testing your knowledge of Ancient China with this escape room.
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Roving Naturalists 10:00 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Primary Art *registration required* 11:00 am
Primary Art *registration required* @ Algonquin Library
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Going into Grades 1-4 Imagine and create fun art projects.
Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 20 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Roving Naturalists 3:00 pm
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Roving Naturalists 9:30 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Virtual – Night Navigators 3:45 pm
Virtual – Night Navigators @ Crystal Lake Public Library YouTube
Jul 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a 3-part program as we become night navigators. We will learn 6 constellations, 4 starts, a planet, a galaxy and how to navigate the night sky. Recommended grades 1st – 5th. Download the [...]
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Roving Naturalists 10:00 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Roving Naturalists 3:00 pm
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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Roving Naturalists 9:30 am
Roving Naturalists @ Various MCC Sites - see below
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Stop by and visit with one of our Naturalists at a new conservation area each week. Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike. [...]
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