COVID-19 Statement

Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. 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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Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 3:45 pm
Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3 @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 2 @ 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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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
Mar 3 @ 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 3 @ 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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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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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Parents Night Out 5:30 pm
Parents Night Out @ Dolphin Swim Club
Mar 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 [...]
Teen Tastic 6:30 pm
Teen Tastic @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 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 – [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Johnsburg Public Library District
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 5-10 Make new friends and cool creations with the Library’s Drop-in LEGO Club Work on your own or as a team using LEGO’s provided by the library. Registration is not required.
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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
Mar 10 @ 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 10 @ 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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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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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
Mar 12 @ 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 [...]
Drop-in STEM (K-5) 3:45 pm
Drop-in STEM (K-5) @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Mar 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.
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Algonquin Flashlight Egg Hunt 8:00 pm
Algonquin Flashlight Egg Hunt @ Towne Park
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Friday night for the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Algonquin! The Bunny has left some special eggs for you around Towne Park and it’s your job to find them. Grab your friends and baskets [...]
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Baskets and Bunnies 9:30 am
Baskets and Bunnies @ Historic Village Hall
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hop on over to Historic Village Hall for a morning of fun with the Bunny. This event will include craft projects, games, and a few light snacks to enjoy during your visit. Don’t forget your [...]
Kids Club 10:00 am
Kids Club @ GiGi's Playhouse
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Nerf Wars 6:00 pm
Nerf Wars @ Westosha Legacy Athletic Club
Mar 14 @ 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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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
Mar 17 @ 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 [...]
Junior Master Gardeners 4:30 pm
Junior Master Gardeners @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Plant and care for our teaching garden with hands-on group activities and experiments, and appreciate the environment! ages 7-13
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 17 @ 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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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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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
Mar 19 @ 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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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
Sensory Saturday (RR) 2:00 pm
Sensory Saturday (RR) @ McHenry Public Library District
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a sensory event designed for children with disabilities, their families, and friends! This month we celebrate everything apples featuring movement, music, stories, and hands-on activities. March: Celebrate the coming of spring with [...]
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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
Mar 24 @ 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 24 @ 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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Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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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
Mar 26 @ 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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Take-Home Craft Fridays
Take-Home Craft Fridays @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 27 all-day
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up a take-home craft. Geared for ages 4-7 While supplies last.
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Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making feather arrow pencils . Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. [...]
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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
Mar 31 @ 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 [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Mar 31 @ 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