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Friday Night Ski Show

Jun. 22, 2018 - Jun. 22, 2018 , 7:00pm-8:30pm
Private Beach owned by Wonder Center Property Owners Association
Hancock & East Lake Shore Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
8156539377
Join us Friday June 22nd for loads loads of spectacular water-skiing and all for free. Bring something to sit on and get your week-end off to a perfect start. Show location is on the Private Beach own...

Open Mic Nights

Jun. 22, 2018 - Jun. 22, 2018 , 7-9pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
Show off your talent or discover new artists... Open Mic Nights on Fridays: June 22, July 20 & Aug 17 Come as a spectator or performer! Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors. Note to performers...

Pierogies by Pierogi Jo's Food Truck

Jun. 22, 2018 - Jun. 22, 2018 , 5:30pm-8:30pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Pierogi Jo's - a local food pop-up from our hometown Algonquin - will be at the Scorched Earth tap room featuring their array of savory and sweet pierogies. What's a pierogi you ask? Check out this vi...

Crystal Lake Park District Beach Bash

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 9 AM - 7 PM
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154590680
9 AM Beach Opens 10 AM Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10:30- 7 PM Half Price Boat Rentals and Raffle Drawings 12 - 5 PM Food & Beer Ava...

Food & Wine Pairing – A Reason for Rose (chef demonstrated)

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Explore the world of Rose wines. This dinner starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner....

Live Music Black Widow Stew

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 7:30pm-9:30pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Come out and support a local acoustic duo to the Scorched Earth taproom, Black Widow Stew!...

Pub in the Park

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 3 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Get your tickets now for Pub in the Park/ Truck Off Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This is the fourth annual Pub in the Park Craft Beer Festival held at Sunset Park in the Vil...

Vegas Comes To Harvard, casino themed Fundraiser Event

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 6:30-10:00pm
Secret Lounge @ J’s Lanes, Harvard IL. 60033
5507 S. Rte 14 ,Harvard IL. 60033
Harvard, IL 60033
815-403-4919
Casino Themed Fundraiser with Poker, Roulette and Black Jack Tables. Professional dealers. Play for Poker chips that are opportunities to Win Great Prizes! Great Appetizers and a Fun Summer night out...

Yoga and a Beer

Jun. 23, 2018 - Jun. 23, 2018 , 11am-12pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Join us for the return of Yoga and a Beer this Saturday at 11 am. All skill levels are welcome for a one hour class followed by a beer in the tap room. Bring a yoga mat and gear. Yoga and a Beer is sc...

TSP Presents Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

Now - Jun. 24, 2018
Woodstock Opera House
121 W Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098
Written by Christopher Durang and Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the story revolves around middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker an...

McHenry County Patriot Run 5k and 1 Mile Walk

Jun. 24, 2018 - Jun. 24, 2018 , 7:30am
McHenry County College
8900 US Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1773
This will be our 5th annual Patriot Run featuring a 5k run and a 1 mile walk. This non-profit event raises funds for the Veterans in McHenry County. For those who want to show our Veterans we apprec...

Trivia Night at Scorched Earth Brewing

Jun. 28, 2018 - Jun. 28, 2018 , 7pm-9pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Come hang with Scorched Earth on Thursdays and see who's the smartest in the tap room!...

Toasty Taco Food Truck

Jun. 29, 2018 - Jun. 29, 2018 , 5:30pm-8:30pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Please welcome the Toasty Taco food truck to the Scorched Earth tap room, serving tacos, burritos, tortas, tamales and more! You're sure to satisfy your craving for Mexican street food! Note: Weath...

Live Music Bourbon Country

Jun. 30, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , 7:30pm-9:30pm
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
203 Berg Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
With a sound as sweet as it's name, the acoustic duo of Bourbon Country blends ultra tight harmonies and smooth but driving guitars to give a rich dynamic sound to your favorite past and present count...

Patriotic Celebration Waterski Show

Jun. 30, 2018 - Jun. 30, 2018 , 4:30pm
Wonder Center Beach
Hancock & East Lake Shore Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
8156539377
Join in on the Patriotic Celebration in Wonder Lake beginning at 1:30pm with the parade, followed by the waterski show at 4:30pm and fireworks at dusk. Refreshments available at several venues through...

Trolley Weekend

Jun. 30, 2018 - Jul. 1, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Vintage trolley equipment will operate each day. Great photo opportunities for the traction/trolley fans. You will be able to ride this equipment on the main line and streetcar line....

Summer Concerts: Ear Candy

Jul. 5, 2018 - Jul. 5, 2018 , 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St
Algonquin, IL 60102
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Riverfront Park Summer Concerts. Concerts are held weekly on Thursday evenings at Riverfront Park and begin a...

First Friday Concert: The Stingrays

Jul. 6, 2018 - Jul. 6, 2018 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
July 6 The Stingrays The StingRays play the greatest music ever written with the energy, passion and authenticity of the artists whose music they love. Their music, great rapport with audiences, and ...

Lakeside Festival

Jul. 4, 2018 - Jul. 7, 2018
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
401 Country Club Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
It's "The Granddaddy of All Festivals" in McHenry County, and proud to be celebrating 39 great years of Lakeside Festival! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live m...

McHenry County IL Genealogical Society - 2018 Summer Conference

Jul. 7, 2018 - Jul. 7, 2018 , 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
McHenry County College
8900 Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-687-0436
The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is sponsoring an all-day conference for genealogists and family historians on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The event will take place at McHenry Coun...

2018 Lakefest

Jul. 6, 2018 - Jul. 8, 2018
Water Tower Park
439 W. Hwy 176
Island Lake, IL
847-526-8764
If you are looking for one of the best firework displays in the area, you won't want to miss Lakefest! Each year Island Lake, IL puts on a summer festival with all of the bells and whistles from conc...

Heritage Fair

Jul. 8, 2018 - Jul. 8, 2018 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McHenry County Historical Museum
6422 Main St.
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267
33rd Annual Heritage Fair. Theme: "Illinois Patriotic Pride." Dress in red, white and blue to mark the state's bicentennial. Features an antique car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; White Elephant Sale sta...

Micro Marathon, Full Size Party

Jul. 8, 2018 - Jul. 8, 2018 , 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DC Cobbs
226 Main St
Woodstock, IL 60098
The First Ever Micro Marathon , Full Size Party!!! .26 Miles , Because No One Likes To Run!!!! The event will begin by meeting in the square starting at 11am. The "race" Will kick off at noon sharp. w...

Harvard Food Truck FEASTival

Jul. 14, 2018 - Jul. 14, 2018 , 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Harvard, IL
N Ayer St
Harvard, IL 60033
Food Trucks, Live Music, Beer, Art Fair, Craft Fair, Classic Car Show $5 entry fee, Kids 12 and under free. The Harvard Food Truck FEASTival will encompass 3 blocks of downtown Ayer Street. Come and...

Summer BBQ (hands on)

Jul. 14, 2018 - Jul. 14, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and gather helpful tips on summer BBQ. Learn new sauces, marinades, rubs, brines and techniques that will make you a pro on the outdoor grill....

Rotary's Rockin' Ribfest

Jul. 12, 2018 - Jul. 15, 2018
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-742-3378
Join us for 4 days of mouth watering barbecue, and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event will feature nationally renowned professional ribbers and great fam...

WSRep Comedy Night

Jul. 19, 2018 - Jul. 19, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Sketch comedy is written, scripted, and rehearsed, honed through work and time. Improv comedy is wild, spontaneous, and real, on the spot and on the line. WSRep Comedy has brought these two forms t...

Open Mic Nights

Jul. 20, 2018 - Jul. 20, 2018 , 7–9 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
815.678.4532
Show off your talent or discover new artists... Open Mic Nights on Fridays: June 22, July 20 & Aug 17 Come as a spectator or performer! Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors. Note to performers...

DamYak Challenge

Jul. 21, 2018 - Jul. 21, 2018 , 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Miller Point
1207 Rvierside Dr
McHenry, IL 60050
Registration at 7:00 am at Miller Point. Come enjoy the morning on beautiful Fox River while challenging yourself to paddle from Miller Point down to the McHenry Dam and back. Entrance fee is $30 i...

Food & Wine Pairing – Farm-to-Table, Summer Harvest (chef demonstrated)

Jul. 21, 2018 - Jul. 21, 2018 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
First farm-to-table dinner of the season. Dinner starts with a wine reception in the garden with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner....

McHenry Fiesta Days

Jul. 12, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018
Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4300
If you are looking for the ultimate music festival, carnival and family friendly festival you won't want to miss Fiesta Days! With headliners like the Modern Day Romeos you know that they are serious ...

Day Out With Thomas™

Jul. 14, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018 , 9:00am-6:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Family favorites Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy return to the Illinois Railway Museum! Enjoy a day of family fun with all of your friends from the Isle of Sodor....

Woodstock's 5th Annual Summer in the Park

Jul. 18, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018 , varies
Woodstock Emricson Park
Woodstock, IL
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4301
Woodstock's signature event, Summer in the Park, will be held July 18-22, 2018 in beautiful Emricson Park. Sponsored by the City of Woodstock, this five-day festival has something for everyone...musi...

Village of Richmond's Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Show

Jul. 21, 2018 - Jul. 22, 2018 , 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Richmond's Memorial Hall
10308 Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-4161
Get ready for the holidays early! The Village of Richmond is hosting its 1st Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Show July 21st and 22nd from 9 am - 4 pm at Memorial Hall located at 10308 Main Stree...

America's Cardboard Cup Regatta 2018

Jul. 28, 2018 - Jul. 28, 2018 , 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
The America's Cardboard Cup Regatta is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which organizes an annual charity race on the 3rd Saturday in June. Individuals and businesses build life-sized boats of cardb...

Huntley Thunder

Jul. 28, 2018 - Jul. 28, 2018 , 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Parkside Pub
11721 E Main St
Huntley, IL 60142
11am - 12:30pm Back Country Roads 1:15pm - 2:45pm CALDEAN - Jason Aldean Tribute 3:30pm-5:30pm Suburban Cowboys 6:15pm - 8:15pm Nashville Electric Company 9pm-11pm Made In America - A Tribute To T...

Christmas in July 5K Run / 1K Walk

Jul. 29, 2018 - Jul. 29, 2018 , Race Start: 8:00am
Woodstock Square Historic District
101 N Johnson St Woodstock, IL US 60098
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-575-9678
Join us for a family-friendly Christmas themed 5K fun run through the beautiful Woodstock Square Historic District and quaint Victorian neighborhoods. Get festive with our Best Christmas Costume Conte...

WSRep LAB Series presents Snowfall

Jul. 30, 2018 - Jul. 30, 2018 , 7 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Snowfall by Robin Brooks Presented by WSRep LAB Series FREE Admission A fractured family drama. When artist, Li, and her architect boyfriend become snowbound in their new home, only one thing...

First Fridays Concert: "Lara Bell"

Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 3, 2018 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. August 3 is Lara Bell A native of Northern Illinois, Lara Bell is a rising singer/songwriter sharing her st...

McHenry County Fair

Jul. 31, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018
McHenry County Fair Grounds
11900 Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5315
You'll find all your county fair favorites, from exhibits, vendors and livestock shows to all the fair delicacies (funnel cake, anyone?) Of course, there's a carnival and you don't want to miss the ex...

Kids Adventure Games

Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018 , 8am - 4pm
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Rd
Wilmot, WI 53192
970-401-3804
The most... zip lining, cargo netting, biking, hiking, climbing, rappelling, slip-sliding, wet, muddy, fun a kid can have! Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the Kids Adventure Games is a mul...

Vintage Transport Extravaganza

Aug. 5, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
One of the largest vintage vehicle shows in Illinois: cars, trucks, fire engines, buses, and motorcycles, a vast array of vintage motorized vehicles join the rail collection for just one day! Ride a s...

Concerts In The Park

Now - Aug. 7, 2018 , Tuesdays Free Concerts Begin At 7 PM
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154590680
6/5 - Crystal Lake Community Band 6/12 - Final Say ( Pop Cover Band) 6/19 - Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm Band (Country) 6/26 - 1976 (Classic Rock) 7/3 - Voices In H...

Wizarding World of Woodstock

Aug. 9, 2018 - Aug. 9, 2018 , 4:00 PM
Woodstock Square Historic District
Cass St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Our smash-hit event of 2017 is back by popular demand! Join us as we once again transform the Woodstock Square Historic District into a world of enchantment. This all-ages event features games, cra...

KIDS' PARTY IN THE PARk

Aug. 10, 2018 - Aug. 10, 2018 , 7 PM - 9 PM
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154590680
7 PM Todd Downing Performs- The master of guitar, puppets and surprising quips! Perfect for ages 2-10! 8 PM Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Eating Contest- Kids ages 5-9 can regis...

Vegan/Vegetarian Cookery 101 (hands on)

Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 11, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and gather helpful tips and recipes on vegan & vegetarian cookery....

Vegan/Vegetarian Cookery 101 (hands on)

Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 11, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and gather helpful tips and recipes on vegan & vegetarian cookery....

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE : 2018 FREE SUMMER SUNDAYS

Now - Aug. 12, 2018 , 1 - 4 PM
On The Lawn of the Colonel Palmer House
660 E Terra Cotta
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-477-5873
HISTORY HAPPENED HERE: 2018 FREE SUMMER SUNDAYS 1858: A Foundation Is Laid June 3, 2018 1838: A Family Is Rooted July 15, 2018 1818: A Frontier Is Forged August 12, 201...

WSRep presents Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash

Jul. 6, 2018 - Aug. 12, 2018
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemptio...

Midwest Mozart Festival

Jul. 29, 2018 - Aug. 12, 2018 , 3:00 P.M.
Sanfilippo Estate & Woodstock Opera House
121 W Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098
779-475-3726
Concerts provide Northern Illinois with the highest caliber performances featuring music by Mozart and other great composers which offer the unique cultural experience of fine musice to a diverse publ...

Diesel Weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum

Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 12, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Feel the ground shake as powerful vintage diesels pass in review at the depot. Ride on a train pulled by one of these giants. Great photo opportunities for diesel fans....

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Aug. 16, 2018 - Aug. 16, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy, all-request...

WSRep Comedy Night

Aug. 16, 2018 - Aug. 16, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Sketch comedy is written, scripted, and rehearsed, honed through work and time. Improv comedy is wild, spontaneous, and real, on the spot and on the line. WSRep Comedy has brought these two forms t...

Lucy's Comedy

Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 17, 2018 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Open Mic Nights

Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 17, 2018 , 7-9 pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
Show off your talent or discover new artists... Open Mic Nights on Fridays: June 22, July 20 & Aug 17 Come as a spectator or performer! Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors. Note to performers...

Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018 , 08:00am - noon
Indian Trail Beach
228 Indian Trail
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Join us on Saturday, August 18 for the 2nd Annual Connor Kincaid Memorial Fishing Tournament held at Indian Trail Beach. The tournament will be held from 8:00-noon and includes lunch. All proceeds wi...

Food & Wine Pairing – Farm-to-Table, Vegetarian (chef demonstrated)

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce, locally sourced products. Farm Coordinator, Rachel Catlett, will talk about the farm and discuss "growing...

Tapestry Unraveled: A Tribute to Carole King

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Hailed as one of the most successful and talented female pop artists, King has carved out an iconic place in music history. King began her rise to the music hall of fame as the songwriter of classics ...

The Great Outdoors Beer Trail

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018 , 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Fel-Pro RRR
1520 Crystal Lake Rd
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223
If you love sampling good craft beer and spending time outdoors, this event is for you! Walk the one mile partially wooded trail while visiting various regional brewers along the trail. Listen to live...

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018
Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
McHenry Rotary proudly presents a fun-filled, three day Blues Festival at McHenry's Petersen Park located on scenic McCullom Lake. An array of quality barbecue foods, grilled to perfection by well-...

Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 24, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Honoring the greatest women singers of a generation! Return to time of bobby socks, beehives and bell-bottoms with this show honoring iconic singers that shaped a generation. In this amusing and en...

Matt Lewis - Long Live the King

Aug. 25, 2018 - Aug. 25, 2018 , 8 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Matt Lewis, named "The Best Elvis in Vegas" (USA TODAY), inhabits every era of Elvis. While there are a few very good Elvis entertainers in the business, only one has been named "The Best Elvis in ...

Lost Valley Nature Detectives - Self-Guided Explorations at Glacial Park

Now - Aug. 31, 2018 , 9am-5:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
It's a beautiful day for hiking, bird watching, and wildlife tracking! Start your adventures at Lost Valley Visitor Center where each month a new topic is featured. Indoor displays and activities will...

Sunset Doxie & Doggie Derby

Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 1, 2018 , 1:30pm
bark park
9027 Haligus Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Whether your tiny racer is a sure-bet hot dog, a real long shot or a Weenie Wannabee register for the Sunset Doxie & Doggie Derby on Saturday, September 1 at the Bark Park. This friendly competition...

Harvard Balloon Fest

Aug. 31, 2018 - Sep. 2, 2018
Milkyway Park
300 Lawrence Rd
Harvard, IL 60033
The 3rd Annual Harvard Balloon Fest Presented by Hartwig Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will take place Labor Day weekend. Friday August 31st through Sunday September 2nd. Proceeds benefit Harvard and Mc...

Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival

Aug. 31, 2018 - Sep. 2, 2018
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7400
Wrap up summer at this old-fashioned Labor Day weekend party, featuring lots of food, arts & craft show, battle of the bands, horseshoe tournament, 5K run, parade, classic and custom car show, carniva...

Labor Day Weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum

Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 3, 2018 , 10:30am-9:30pm Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-5:00pm Monday
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Join us for three days and two evenings of fun. Enjoy a twilight ride Saturday and Sunday, when trains operate until 9:30pm, and help us celebrate the 100th birthday of steam engine Frisco 1630....

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Sep. 6, 2018 - Sep. 6, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy, all-request...

First Fridays Concert: "Hurricane Saxophone Quartet"

Sep. 7, 2018 - Sep. 7, 2018 , 7-8:30pm
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Rt. 31 & Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL
(815) 678-4532
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. Sept 7: Hurricane Saxophone Quartet Covering everything from Bach to the Beatles and beyond, these four w...

Lucy's Comedy

Sep. 7, 2018 - Sep. 7, 2018 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Breakfast Cookery (hands on)

Sep. 8, 2018 - Sep. 8, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and gather helpful tips and recipes on breakfast cookery....

Breakfast Cookery (hands on)

Sep. 8, 2018 - Sep. 8, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and gather helpful tips and recipes on breakfast cookery....

Food & Wine Pairing – Farm-to-Table, Harvest Bounty (chef demonstrated)

Sep. 15, 2018 - Sep. 15, 2018 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Enjoy the Fall harvest and a discussion with LUREC Farm Coordinator, Rachel Catlett. Evening starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner....

Cary Main Street Fest

Sep. 15, 2018 - Sep. 16, 2018 , 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Downtown Cary
Cary, IL 60013
847-693-2800
Cary Main Street Fest features two days worth of live music, food from local restaurants, a marketplace, a steak fry and a family area with booths, games and entertainment. ...

Museum Showcase Weekend

Sep. 15, 2018 - Sep. 16, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
An opportunity to see and ride some of the less frequently run equipment at IRM as we honor the volunteers who make the museum work. Great photo opportunities!...

Bus Day at the Illinois Railway Museum

Sep. 29, 2018 - Sep. 29, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Where the rubber meets the road. Join us for trolley bus and motor bus rides and see other buses that will be open and on display. Great photo opportunities. The "Bus Stop Shop" will be open to buy ex...

Ladies Night Out

Oct. 11, 2018 - Oct. 11, 2018 , 5pm-9pm
Downtown Crystal Lake
Downtown Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-0835
Ladies — bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends (whoever!) downtown for lots of fabulous food, music, special deals, and more! Check in at the Raue Center (26 N. Williams). The f...

Milwaukee Transit Day

Oct. 13, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
The history of public transit in the Cream City is celebrated with special operations, exhibits, and tours of electric street railway and interurban equipment from Milwaukee....

American Regional Favorites (hands on)

Oct. 20, 2018 - Oct. 20, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Learn and explore regional foods from all over United States....

WSRep presents Bomber's Moon

Sep. 28, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Set against the London Blitz, two lives are forever changed in the WORLD PREMIERE of this suspenseful romantic drama. September 1940. London. An air raid siren pierces the night. After a devastatin...

31st Annual Autumn Drive Fall Festival

Oct. 19, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , 9 am to 5 pm daily
Rural Woodstock & Marengo
3607 Franklinville Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
The 31st Annual Autumn Drive is a Fall Festival for the whole family. On October 19, 20, & 21, from 9 am to 5 pm, in Rural Woodstock/ Marengo in McHenry County, Illinois, the country colors come ali...

Pumpkin Train

Oct. 20, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018 , 10:30am-5:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Pick up your pumpkin by train and enjoy some family-themed Halloween fun. Kids encouraged to come in costume for a special treat!...

Lucy's Comedy

Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 26, 2018 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Food & Wine Pairing – German Beer & Wine Fest “Octoberfest” (chef demonstrated)

Oct. 27, 2018 - Oct. 27, 2018 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC's Octoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts with a German beer reception with appe...

Nothin' Up My Sleeve

Nov. 2, 2018 - Nov. 2, 2018 , 7 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Get ready for a magical show filled with fun for the whole family! Children and adults alike will be mystified, dazzled and bamboozled by tricks, illusions and more as "Nothin' Up My Sleeve" celebrate...

Deacon Blues

Nov. 3, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018 , 8 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The All-Star Grammy Tribute to Steely Dan! The premier Steely Dan tribute is DEACON BLUES! Based in Chicago, these 11 players honor the music of Don & Walt by crafting an amazing replication! The ...

Lou Bird Epilepsy 5k

Nov. 3, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018 , 8:00am
Betsey Warrington Park
10575 OAKLEAF LANE
Huntley, IL 60142
9853124488
McHenry County's 1st Run for Epilepsy. Certified race course and chip timed. Walkers and runners welcome. Team discounts available. All proceeds will pay for vital medications and transportation for t...

Amy Grant

Nov. 10, 2018 - Nov. 10, 2018 , 8 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Grammy Award-winning crossover sensation Amy Grant returns to Raue Center! Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put contemporary Christian music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have...

Lucy's Comedy

Nov. 16, 2018 - Nov. 16, 2018 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Holiday Pie Workshop (hands on)

Nov. 17, 2018 - Nov. 17, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
In this workshop, participants will prepare classic pie dough, streusel topping and various fillings to construct four pies each to take home for holiday feasting. ...

Holiday Pie Workshop (hands on)

Nov. 17, 2018 - Nov. 17, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
In this workshop, participants will prepare classic pie dough, streusel topping and various fillings to construct four pies each to take home for holiday feasting. ...

Heartache Tonight: A Tribute to the Eagles

Nov. 24, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2018 , 8 PM - 10 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Close your eyes and you'll swear you're hearing the real thing. From the powerful guitar duel in "Hotel California" to the shimmering harmonies of "Peaceful Easy Feeling," Heartache Tonight delivers ...

Holiday Cookie Workshop (hands on)

Dec. 15, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018 , 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Road. Woostock, IL 60698
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Holiday Time! Time to prepare the holiday cookies for giving and enjoying throughout the season. In this class we will make an assortment of festive holiday cookies and finish class with an old fashio...

The Nutcracker

Dec. 15, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018 , 1 PM - 3 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
A joyful holiday tradition for the whole family! This incredible production is brought to you in conjunctions with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre and Raue Center For The Arts. Audience members will b...

The Nutcracker

Dec. 15, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018 , 5 PM - 7 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
A joyful holiday tradition for the whole family! This incredible production is brought to you in conjunctions with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre and Raue Center For The Arts. Audience members will b...

Happy Holiday Railway

Nov. 24, 2018 - Dec. 16, 2018 , 1:00pm-7:00pm
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391x2
Embark on a magical train ride through the winter countryside with Santa Claus himself! Warm treats will be served and gifts for kids on Santa's "Good List." Tickets available after August 1st on our ...

The Nutcracker

Dec. 16, 2018 - Dec. 16, 2018 , 1 PM - 3 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
A joyful holiday tradition for the whole family! This incredible production is brought to you in conjunctions with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre and Raue Center For The Arts. Audience members will b...

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 17, 2018 - Dec. 17, 2018 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra returns to Raue Center For The Arts for a beloved holiday tradition. The spirit of the season comes alive in this festive Holiday Pops Concert! NISO celebrates the ...

Leaders of the Pack

Dec. 31, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 , 7 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The world's most authentic salute to the women who changed pop music history. Starring The Lovettes with Guest Lance Lipinski "Leaders of the Pack" is the retrospective biographical concert celeb...

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Jan. 17, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2019 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy, all-request...

Lucy's Comedy

Jan. 18, 2019 - Jan. 18, 2019 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Lucy's Comedy

Feb. 1, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2019 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Mar. 14, 2019 - Mar. 14, 2019 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N.Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy, all-request...

Lucy's Comedy

Mar. 15, 2019 - Mar. 15, 2019 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

WSRep presents Emma! A Pop Musical

Mar. 29, 2019 - Apr. 20, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
EMMA! A Pop Musical Created by Eric Prince Directed by Robin M. Hughes MARCH 29 - APRIL 20 Girl power has never sounded so good! Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what's b...

WSRep presents The Elephant Man

May. 3, 2019 - May. 19, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance MAY 3 - MAY 19 Humanity is more than skin deep. Based on the life of John Merrick, The Elephant Man is about the young man who lived in London during the...

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

May. 23, 2019 - May. 23, 2019 , 8 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Felix and Fingers bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to Raue Center's stage! Brought to you by the National Piano Conference. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy, all-request...

Lucy's Comedy

May. 24, 2019 - May. 24, 2019 , 8:30 PM
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Now in its ninth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Café is one of Raue Center's longest running programs and the cornerstone of our comedy programming. This hilarious serie...

WSRep presents All Shook Up

Jun. 28, 2019 - Aug. 4, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
All Shook Up Created by Joe DiPietro Directed by Mark Mahallak JUNE 28 - AUG 4 A hip-swiveling, lip-curling HIT! With its pre-Broadway "try-out" in Chicago, All Shook Up took Broadway by st...

World Tai Chi and QiGong Day

Now - Apr. 25, 2105 , 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodstock Square Mall
110 Johnson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-458-0377
Global Event April 25th in the Historic Woodstock Square will offer FREE Tai Chi Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi Medication in Motion for all the myriad health issues it has been prove...
 





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