Festivals and Events

The McHenry County region hosts many events and festivals each year. Use our advance search feature below and plan a visit to our area! If you are an event organizer, tell us about your event by submitting it through our event request form.

 

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Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Jul. 24, 2014 - Jul. 24, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Gain a full understanding of wine using your taste buds. Explore different food pairings and prepare a menu that enhances both the food and wine flavors. You will leave with a completely different mindset for creating a night of elegance using very simple techniques....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
SUDS: The Rockin' 60's Musical
Jul. 25, 2014 - Jul. 25, 2014 , 8:00-10:00p
This is the delightful story of loves innocence put to the fast-paced and danceable music of the 1960s. The story centers on the trials and tribulations of the young Cindy; still pining for her pen-pal fiancé who dumped her, her life is forever changed when her two guardian angels appear to teach her about boys, tru...More Info
Cost: $32.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch
Jul. 25, 2014 - Jul. 25, 2014 , 11:00am-2:00pm
The 4th Annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, will take place on Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. During this fundraiser, the Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake will open its doors for a free lunch during this three-hour timeframe. Texas Road...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Texas Roadhouse
835 Cog Circle
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3683
5K/10K Farm Trail Run through "Acres of Hope"
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 6:30 am
Benefiting the American Cancer Society...More Info
Cost: $10-$40 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Stade's Farm and Market
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, Il 60051
Island LakeFest and Fireworks
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 2-9pm LakeFest Fireworks at dusk
Touch a truck, car show, games for all ages, craft show, bake sale, DJ, beer tent, food vendors, dunk tank, moon walk, joust and slide, face painting, sandy beach, ice cream truck all followed by Fireworks shot from barges on the lake....More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Family
Veteran's Park/Fireworks on the Lake
432 West State Rd. (176)
Island Lake, IL 60042
847-650-8410
SUDS: The Rockin' 60's Musical
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 , 8:00-10:00p
This is the delightful story of loves innocence put to the fast-paced and danceable music of the 1960s. The story centers on the trials and tribulations of the young Cindy; still pining for her pen-pal fiancé who dumped her, her life is forever changed when her two guardian angels appear to teach her about boys, tru...More Info
Cost: $32.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
9th Annual Gallery In The Garden
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 10:00am to 5:00pm
The 9th Annual Gallery In The Garden is a charitable art event that is presented in a private garden in Woodstock, IL. The venue offers patrons a unique opportunity to experience local artists and musicians in a natural setting featuring a water garden, a Japanese meditation garden and a variety of native and imported ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
The Gardens at 600 Lawndale
600 Lawndale Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-337-0697
Woodstock Mozart Festival Program I
Jul. 26, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 8pm Sat, 3pm Sunday
Welcome to the 28th season of the Woodstock Mozart Festival! We are thrilled once again to bring you sparkling concerts with our world class orchestra and artists. Unique and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed in the intimate hall of the beautiful Woodstock Opera House. We look forward to enjoying the season wi...More Info
Cost: $58 Conductor's Circle, $45 A Seating, $33 B Seating Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
9th Annual Charity Auto Show
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 10-2 p.m.
A Charity Auto Show with proceeds donated to a non-profit, community organization, chamber member and our scholarship program....More Info
Event Type: Family
Scot Forge
10908B Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60071
815-678-7742
Lakeside Legacy Arts Presents the Summer Swing Set with the Slavins Series: Interactive Performance for Kids & Parents
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 2:30pm-3:30pm
On Sunday, June 22nd at 2:30pm and Sunday, July 27th at 2:30pm, Sean and Karen Slavin will perform an interactive performance for kids and parents in 'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Dance, sway, move, and groove. Connect with your child through music! The Slavins play children...More Info
Cost: Free for babies, $5 for kids, $10 for parents Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Scoopie Night Fundraiser for Senior Care Volunteer Network
Jul. 28, 2014 - Jul. 28, 2014 , 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Join Senior Care Volunteer Network for our Culvers of Huntley Scoopie Night Fundraiser! Proceeds from dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru all count towards our goal of supporting seniors in McHenry County and Sun City Huntley. There is no flyer necessary, so join us between 4-8 pm on Monday, July 28, 2014. Come out f...More Info
Cost: Percentage of all sales benefits seniors in McHenry County and Sun City Huntley Event Type: Family
Culver's of Huntley
13240 Rt. 47
Huntley, IL 60142
815-455-3120
A Trip Through the Burgundy Region in France
Jul. 31, 2014 - Jul. 31, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Experience firsthand the wines and foods of this region. Learn simple French Cooking techniques that will stick with you forever....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
First Friday Concerts-The Diego Alanso Flamenco Ensemble
Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014 , 7 - 8:30 p.m.-site closes at 9p.m.
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy the beautiful view from the Lost Valley Visitor Center patio and stay for a concert from talented regional musicians. Note: site closes at 9 p.m. Note: No glass containers. In the case of inclem...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts
Lost Valley Visitor Center Patio-Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents: A Night of Light with Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher
Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014 , 8:00pm-10:00pm
On Friday, August 1st at 8:00pm, two local Christian artists, Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher, will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. These artists combine their passion for R&B Soul and Contemporary Christian music to inspire all music lovers. These Chicago artist...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
McHenry County Youth Sports Association Summer International Baseball Championships
Jul. 26, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , Games throughout each day and evening
Over 100 teams from around the world meet in Crystal Lake for our 22nd annual baseball tournament. 11, 13 and 15 year old teams, including clubs from Japan, Brazil and Puerto Rico participate. See website for times and locations....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Games played throughout McHenry County
815-482-1565
2014 McHenry County Fair; Local Farmers: Local Foods
Jul. 30, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 7 am to 10 pm
7 and under: free 8-12 $3.00 13 and older $7 Senior Citizen $3 Season pass for all week $20...More Info
Event Type: Family
McHenry County Fairgrounds
11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5315
McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ
Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , Fri 5-11PM/Sat 4-11PM/Sun 12-8PM
Blues Festival with great food, craft beers and BBQ Cook-off. ...More Info
Cost: $10 12 and under free Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Petersen Park
McCullom Lake Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-331-6428
Woodstock Mozart Festival Program II
Aug. 2, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , 8pm Sat, 3pm Sunday
Welcome to the 28th season of the Woodstock Mozart Festival! We are thrilled once again to bring you sparkling concerts with our world class orchestra and artists. Unique and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed in the intimate hall of the beautiful Woodstock Opera House. We look forward to enjoying the season with...More Info
Cost: $58 Conductor's Circle, $45 A Seating, $33 B Seating Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
National Night Out
Aug. 5, 2014 - Aug. 5, 2014 , 5:30 - 8 p.m.
McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriffs Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments team up to present National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnerships and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie. The evening ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Harrison Benwell Conservation Area
7055 McCullom Lake Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-338-6223
Concert in the Park
Aug. 8, 2014 - Aug. 8, 2014 , 7-9 pm
Bring your favorite beverage and a lawn chair and enjoy a 15 piece orchestra under the stars!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Converse Park
551 E. State Rd. (Rt. 176)
Island Lake, IL 60042
847-650-8410
Woodstock Mozart Festival Program III
Aug. 9, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Welcome to the 28th season of the Woodstock Mozart Festival! We are thrilled once again to bring you sparkling concerts with our world class orchestra and artists. Unique and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed in the intimate hall of the beautiful Woodstock Opera House. We look forward to enjoying the season with...More Info
Cost: $58 Conductor's Circle, $45 A Seating, $33 B Seating Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
Centennial Monthly Speaker Series - Schools
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , 1:00 pm
The Centennial Celebration continues with this Monthly Speaker Series featuring the history of the Crystal Lake Schools....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake City Hall
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3615
Take a Stand for Turning Point 36-hour Radiothon
Aug. 15, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 05:00 am - 05:00pm next day
ROCK AND ROLL RADIOTHON! Come down and enjoy the family activities including on Friday: Fitness Expo,Bingo, Bands and Overnight Dance-a-thon. Saturday: Battle of the Band, Car Show and children's games. Both Friday and Saturday you can bring your used clothes and unwanted household items to Stuff The Truck. Meet y...More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Family
Sam's Club - Crystal Lake
5670 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-338-8081
Soups and Sauces
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Engage in a hands-on lesson on the elements involved in taking your meal to the next level. Learn the age old techniques of creating stocks/reductions and the skills/variations of the Mother Sauces. Complete the class with the creation of an unforgettable meal to accompany your hard work....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Living History Events
Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014 , 12-4 p.m.
Living History Open Houses Drop in during the open hours. Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the families that once called it home. Augusts open house will feature the Schaeffer and Steinmetz families, who lived in the area during the World War II era. Volunteers in historical at...More Info
Cost: FREE, no registration required Event Type: Arts
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
Cary Grove Chamber Golf Outing
Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014 , 7:30 a.m.
13th ANNUAL CHAMBER IN PARADISE GOLF OUTING Chalet Hills Golf Club 943 Rawson Bridge Rd., Oakwood Hills, IL 60013 Friday, August 22, 2014 7:30 a.m. Bag Drop, Breakfast and Registration 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Scramble Format Followed by lunch, awards and prizes Registration includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Car...More Info
Cost: $125 per golfer Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Chalet Hills Golf Club
943 Rawson Bridge Road
Oakwood Hills, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Marengo Music Festival
Now - Aug. 23, 2014 , 2:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Family and friends will enjoy this dynamic one-day festival offering live entertainment by four popular bands plus plenty of food, fun and fireworks. All food and drink must be purchased on the premises....More Info
Cost: Parking $5.00 per car Event Type: Family
Indian Oaks Park
825 Indian Oaks Trail
Marengo, IL , IL 60152
815-568-6680
6th Annual Charity Ride
Aug. 24, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014 , 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Come join us for our 6th annual Motorcycle Charity Ride benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit us at www.bwcharityride.org for more information or contact Don Prigge at 815.788.2100...More Info
Cost: 20.00 per rider Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Baird & Warner Crystal Lake
6330 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815.788.2100
Cary Cruise Night
Now - Aug. 27, 2014 , Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cary Cruise Night 2014 W. Main St. and Jandus Rd. off of Route 14 in Cary Wednesday Evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Date Themes June 4 Dust Off  All Cars June 11 Corvette Night June 18 Mustang/Ford/Cobra Night June 25 Import Night July 2 Red, White and Blue Car Night July 9 Converti...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
W. Main and Jandus Rd off of Rt.14
W. Main and Jandus Rd off of Rt. 14
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Food Preservation
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn how to properly and safely preserve your harvest for the year. Understand the techniques for canning, proper freezing, drying, and fermenting....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Nightrain: The Guns n Roses Tribute Experience
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , 8pm
Nightrain's tribute show to Guns N Roses has been taking the US by storm for four years running. Performances have ranged from The House of Blues, MTV's Famous Club LaVela, the FC Dallas Stadium, to this year's Carolina Rebellion, hsaring the bill with Alice in Chains, Soundgarded, and Buckcherry to name a few. Nightra...More Info
Cost: $34-$37 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival
Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 , 8/29 3:00pm - 10:30 pm 8/30 & 8/31 Noon - 10:30pm
Join us for the farewell celebration to summer! The Summer Sunset Festival offers entertainment, food, rides, a parade, a custom/classic car show, melon propellin competition, arts & crafts plus small business expo, 5K run and 2K walk, Got Talent competition and McHenry County's premier festival wine tasting event! ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Sunset Park 5200 Miller Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
First Friday Concerts-Cheryl Niemo and the Down Home Boys
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 5, 2014 , 7-8:30 p.m.-site closes at 9 p.m.
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy the beautiful view from the Lost Valley Visitor Center patio and stay for a concert from talented regional musicians. Note: No glass containers. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Arts
Lost Valley Visitor Center Patio-Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
Hope Through Dance
Sep. 5, 2014 - Sep. 5, 2014 , 8PM
"Hope Through Dance is a festival bringing together performance companies and dancers in honor of Laura Maceika. This performance is the annual fundraiser for the Laura Twirls Suicide Awareness Foundation. Laura Twirls is an independent foundation established by Jeri Pulver, the mother of Laura Maceika. The purpose...More Info
Cost: $28 Adult, $18 Student Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
Artisan Breads
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take a firsthand look into the art of baking artisan breads. Understand sourdough, learn to mix, shape, proof, and properly cook a great loaf of bread from simple to complex. Tap into the bakers percentage as we explore one of the Worlds best traditions....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
The Fat Babies
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 , 8PM
The Fat Babies are a seven piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (reeds), Dave Bock (trombone), Jake Sanders (banjo and guitar), Paul Asaro (piano), and Alex Hall (drums). Their debut rel...More Info
Cost: $19 All Seats Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
Crystal Lake Half Marathon
Sep. 7, 2014 - Sep. 7, 2014 , 8:00 am
Please join us for a competitive race, on a ISATF certified course, through Lippold Park, Crystal Lake, and Lakewood. The Crystal Lake 1/2 Marathon does not close streets for this race. Due to the likelihood you will experience cars on the course, we ask that no headphones of any kind be worn during the race. (i.e. ipo...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lippold Park
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
815-459-0680
McHenry County Heart Walk, Dash and Dance at the Dole
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 , 5:00pm-8:30pm
Walk, Dash or Dance at the Dole in Honor or Memory of a Loved one. Live Music and lite appetizers. Visit vendor booths and meet our Heart Ambassador(s). Heart Disease is the #1 Killer....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Dole Mansion (Lakeside Legacy Arts Park)
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-404-7320
Centennial Monthly Speaker Series - Cemeteries
Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 , 1:00 pm
The Union Cemetery preserves the memories of many former Crystal Lake residents. Learn the history of this cemetery and some unique facts about the residents and headstones with this presentation as part of the FREE Monthly Historical Speaker Series....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake City Hall
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3615
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 , Sept 13 and 19 @ 8 PM|Sept 20 @ 3 PM
Williams Street Rep is proud to present The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Mike Daisey, hailed as the master storyteller by the New York Times, turns his razor-sharp wit to Americas most mysterious technology icon in this hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust and industrial design. Show Run...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Art, Antique & Vintage Collectibles Auction
Sep. 20, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 , Reception & Silent Auction 6PM, Live Auction 7PM
The Friends of the Opera House are pleased to present their second annual Art, Antique and Vintage Collectibles Auction which will be held at the Woodstock Opera House. The evening will begin at 6PM with lite hor d'oeuvres, a cash bar and bids for silent auction items, followed by a live auction at 7PM with special gue...More Info
Cost: $5 At the door Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
Woodstock Duathlon
Sep. 21, 2014 - Sep. 21, 2014 , 7:00 am
Races Short course - 2K Run, 20K Bike, 2K Run Long course - 10K Run, 40K Bike, 5K Run...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Emricson Park
900 W. South Street
Woodstock, Il 60098
312.617.9551
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Sep. 12, 2014 - Sep. 24, 2014 , 8pm & 3pm
Have you ever wondered if you might be crazy? Has the notion ever caused you anxiety? Perhaps Trudy can help. She has embraced her own insanity and may be able to lead you to a new freedom of thought that's just a stones throw beyond the edge of reality. But if the thought of entrusting your mind to a crazy person...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The Searh for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Sep. 12, 2104 - Sep. 24, 2014 , Sept 12 and 20 @ 8 PM|Sept 13, 14, 17, 21 and 24 @ 3 PM
Williams Street Rep is proud to present The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. This is the ultimate self-help comedy - outrageous, hilarious and inspiring - performed here by award-nominated actress Amanda Flahive. Show Runs: September 12 & 20 @ 8 PM|September 13, 14, 17, 21, 24 @ 3 PM. Sing...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Leo Kottke
Sep. 26, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 , 8PM
Come join us for Leo Kottkes 29th annual performance on the Woodstock Opera House stage. Leo Kottke is an extraordinary acoustic guitarist, widely known for his innovative finger-picking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke has played to s...More Info
Cost: $30 All Seats Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 E Van Buren St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4212
Fall Fest and Wine Walk
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 , 12 - 10 p.m.
Fall Festival and Wine Walk with some of the proceeds donated to Memorial Hall Renovation projects....More Info
Cost: TBD Event Type: Family
Downtown Richmond
10908B Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-7742
Cary Farmers Market
Now - Sep. 28, 2014 , Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Cary Farmers Market is located at the west end of the Cary Metra station commuter parking lot off the intersection of High Rd. and W. Main St. in downtown Cary. The market is held on Sundays beginning June 1  September 28. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Cary Metra Train Station Parking Lot
West Main Street and Rt.14
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Ride of the Zombies
Sep. 28, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 , 8am-4pm
Ride of the Zombies is a costume-themed cycling and Family Fun Fair charity event designed to benefit Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's Sleep Medicine Department. Cyclists can choose between a 25- or 50-mile route, riding McHenry County's flat to gently rolling country roads, passing beautiful sc...More Info
Cost: Ride: $35 Game Tickets 20/$5 Raffle Ticket $5 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
13616 IL Rt. 176
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-600-2007
Iron Invasion Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Traditional Hot Rod, Kustom, & Cycle Show Pre '65 Cars & Pre ' 75 Motorcyles DIY Stunt Show, vintage motocross, Maiden of Iron contest, Mr Invader, Vendors from around the country, swap meet for vintage parts only, the Calori Coupe, bands, icons of pinstriping area and auction, bands, burnout pad, flame show, Ironh...More Info
Cost: $10 Event Type: Family
McHenry County Fairgrounds
www.ironinvasion.com
Woodstock, IL 60098
563-332-1947
Moraine Hills Run for the Hills
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , 8:30 am
Run in the peaceful autumn beauty of Northern Illinois premier Moraine Hills State Park. The courses are set completely within the park on asphalt and crushed limestone trails (no traffic!). Expect rolling hills and spectacular scenery. This is a race you shouldnt miss....More Info
Cost: $39-$48 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S. River Road
McHenry, Il 60051
Autumn Spa Faire
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014 , 10:00am - 6:00pm
Treat yourself to a gourmet coffee or a slice of heavenly fudge. Relaxing massages available for a fee. This is an event you won't want to miss....More Info
Cost: Tours $6.00 Event Type: Family
RavenStone Castle
4504 Illinois Route 23
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-5764
Pumpkin Stampede
Oct. 5, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014
The Pumpkin Stampede is a 5K run/walk to help raise money for the Andrea Lynn Cancer fund. These funds are then given to families that have been stricken with cancer and struggling to make ends meet. As we know there are many other charities out there to help in the fight against cancer, we felt our funds would be best...More Info
Cost: $25.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lippold Park
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
Run and Roll for the Dole Duathlon
Oct. 5, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014 , 8:00 am
The Run and Roll for the Dole is a 2 mile run, 12.4 mile bike course and a repeat of the 2 mile run finishing at the Dole Mansion. The 2 mile family friendly fun/health walk uses the same course as run course. The courses are throughout Crystal Lake & Lakewood. Individual and teams can participate and the race begins a...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
Fox Chase
Oct. 10, 2014 - Oct. 10, 2014
The Fox Chase is a 5K and youth mile supporting the young athletes of the Fox River Grove Rec. Council...More Info
Event Type: Family
Algonquin Road Elementary School
975 Algonquin Road
Fox River Grove, Il
847.409.0715
Crystal Lake Farmers Market
Now - Oct. 11, 2014 , Saturdays 8AM - 1PM
Enjoy a bounty of the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, meat, cheese, flowers and more! Open on Saturdays only....More Info
Cost: Free admission Event Type: Family
Depot Park
70 E. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-0835
Mane in Heaven 5K Trot-a-thon
Oct. 18, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014 , 8:30 am
5K benefiting animal-assisted activity and therapy. ...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Rosegate Equestrain Center
1109 Pyott Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-561-6207
Care4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 19, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014 , 8:30 am
Benefits the breast fund at Family Health Partnership Clinic....More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Woodstock North High School
3000 Raffel Rd
Woodstock, Il 60098
779. 220.9305
World's Largest Corn Maze Run
Oct. 19, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014 , 7:15 am
Run or walk a 5K entirely through the World's Largest Corn Maze....More Info
Event Type: Family
Richardson Adventure Farm
9407 Richardson Road
Spring Grove, IL
847-344-0861
Zombie 5K
Oct. 25, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014
Race to help the Home of the Sparrow's affordable and Rapid Re-Housing Program for homeless women and children....More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Emricson Park
1313 Kishwaukee Valley Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
Panting for Paws 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun Run
Nov. 2, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 , 7:00 am
Your participation in the Panting for Paws annual race does more than keep our doors open, or put nourishing food into hungry bellies, or provide one more vaccine, clean blankets, or a toy to the abandoned animals at our shelter. It helps to reignite the spark in the once dark and frightened eyes of each animal in our...More Info
Event Type: Family
Lippold Park
Route 176
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
815-338-4400
Northwest Trail Run
Nov. 9, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
5-10 mile run hosted by Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center....More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Veterans Acres Park
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
McHenry Turket Trot for Hospice
Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014
A commemorative 5K Run/Walk supporting JourneyCare Hospice & Palliative Services...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
McHenry East Campus High School
1012 N. Green St
McHenry, IL 60050
Thanksgiving Day Race
Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014 , 8am
5K certified flat and mostly crushed limestone course ...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lippold Park
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Hands on a Hardbody
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 8pm & 3pm
For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is "Hands on a Hardbody" only o...More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Married Alive!
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 8pm & 3pm
Married Alive! is a funny and touching new musical that looks in on two married couples, one newlywed and one oldly wed. From babies to empty nests, job stress to domestic bliss, it's face paced and acerbic, but always affectionate. As one patron put it, A hoot with a heart! Married Alive! is a funny, affectionate o...More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 9:00am
This event is a 5K run/walk in which all 5K participants receive a 5 piece Santa Suit. The proceeds go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, CASA, Turning Point, Girls on the Run, Main Stay and the Kiwanis. There is a 1 mile run/walk as well for $15. The 1 mile kids get reindeer antlers. Race day 5K is $40 and the 1 mile is $2...More Info
Cost: $35 pre-registered Event Type: Family
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1773 x 300
Water
Apr. 24, 2015 - May. 3, 2015 , 8pm & 3pm
In Canada two half brothers clash over the legacy of their dead father. Meanwhile, in Germany, a young female special advisor tries to push through a deal at a political summit, and in Mexico a young Englishman prepares to dive the deepest freshwater cave in the world....More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212

 



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