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.

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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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 [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 [...]
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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 – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Ninja Nights 7:00 pm
Ninja Nights @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Summer… Ninjas are taking over WLAC! On Ninja Nights the entire gym will be dedicated to Ninja obstacles and various stations to challenge all Ninjas. We will have the Slack Line, the Ninja Line [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Club – This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nerf Wars is a night of battle with friends and family. Bring your best Nerf Gun that takes Elite Darts and we will supply you with safety goggles and Elite Darts. The entire gym is [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Jul 19 @ 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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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Sensory Saturday: Space Spectacular! (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday: Space Spectacular! (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! Our space theme will feature movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. Enjoy the galaxy dough sensory bin, space sensory bottles, [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Ninja Nights 7:00 pm
Ninja Nights @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Summer… Ninjas are taking over WLAC! On Ninja Nights the entire gym will be dedicated to Ninja obstacles and various stations to challenge all Ninjas. We will have the Slack Line, the Ninja Line [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Family Makerspace 3:30 pm
Family Makerspace @ Algonquin Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop by the Makerspace to create something awesome! This program is not intended for very young children.
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Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 26 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Pageturners 4:30 pm
Pageturners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program 12:00 pm
Kids’ Free Summer Lunch Program @ McHenry Public Library District
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we will be a host site for the free Summer Lunch Program for children age 18 and under every Monday-Friday during the summer (June 21, July 4 [...]