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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Cross-Country Candlelight Ski
Now - Jan. 31, 2015 , 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Don't miss your chance to cross-country ski on trails lit only by candlelight! Skiers of every experience level and age are welcome, but you must bring your own equipment. Gather around the campfire for refreshments after your time out on the trail. Trails will be groomed for skiing if there is 4" of snow or more. No...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Coral Woods Conservation Area
7400 Somerset Dr.
Marengo, IL 60152
815-479-5779
Free Cinic/Walk In Registration
Jan. 31, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2015 , 1pm - 4pm
We will be offering our first free winter clinic of the 2015 season on January 31, 2015 at SportsCity Academy in Woodstock. Sports City Academy is located at 1269 Cobblestone Way, Woodstock, IL 60098. It is behind the old K-Mart on Route 47. click here for directions. We will be offering 2 sessions: ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Recreation
Sportscity Academy
1269 Cobblestone Way
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-791-5593
Groundhog Day Returns to Woodstock Theatre for 18th Consecutive Year
Jan. 31, 2015 - Feb. 1, 2015 , 10 AM
The 1993 film Groundhog Day will again be shown as part of Woodstock's Groundhog Days festivities. Admission is FREE.(The film will be shown at 10 AM on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, in downtown Woodstock. Groundhog Day (PG/102 min) follows a telev...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Visual Arts
Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre
209 Main Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-8555
Woodstock Theatre Auditorium To Be Dedicated in Honor of Director/Writer Harold Ramis
Jan. 31, 2015 - Feb. 1, 2015 , 10 AM
An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of Writer/Director Harold Ramis at 10 AM on Saturday, January 31, 2015, immediately prior to the showing of "Groundhog Day." Admission is FREE. The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 AM on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, Febr...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Visual Arts
Woodstock Theatre
Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street Woodstock, IL 60098
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
815-338-8555
Groundhog Day
Now - Feb. 2, 2015 , Various
In 1992, Woodstock, Illinois became the backdrop for the movie "Groundhog Day," starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Today, locals and visitors continue to gather on the Historic Woodstock Square each Groundhog Day to remember the fun and celebrate community that Woodstock has always been. The festivities include...More Info
Cost: Varies -- Please see website for details Event Type: Family Festivals
Historic Woodstock Square
Historic Woodstock Square
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-334-2620
Food & Wine Pairing - Valentine's Day & Fess Parker Wines
Feb. 14, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course dinner with your 'Sweet Heart' paired with the wines of Fess Parker Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, California. This dinner starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with wine....More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Valentine's Day Love Nature Celebration
Feb. 14, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2015 , 3 - 6 p.m.
Spend Valentine's Day afternoon with your loved ones, while celebrating your love of nature! Stop in for a little while, or stay the entire time to celebrate the lives of the wildlife you love. Schedule of Activities: 4:00 p.m. Puppet Show 5:00 p.m. Guided Hike as the sun begins to set and the moon comes into v...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Holiday
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Married Alive!
Feb. 6, 2015 - Feb. 15, 2015 , 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 ou...More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
McHenry County Home and Garden Expo
Feb. 14, 2015 - Feb. 15, 2015 , 10am - 5pm Sat & Sun
The Crystal Lake Home and Garden Expo returns to the Holiday Inn Conference Center on February 14th and 15th! This fine event provides the ultimate in convenience to homeowners in the Northwest Suburbs by highlighting hundreds of home improvement displays for thousands of inspiring ideas and the latest and greatest p...More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Festivals Expo
Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Conference Center
800 South IL Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
630-953-2500
Free Screening "Food For Change"
Feb. 19, 2015 - Feb. 19, 2015 , 6PM - 9PM
Join us for a movie night! Food for Change is a wonderful documentary that covers the history of co-ops and the current movement of co-ops today. We will have a short question and answer after the movie, where participants can also become owners of the Food Shed Co-op....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
Woodstock North High School Auditorium
3000 Raffel Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-315-1541
Cross-Country Candelight Ski
Feb. 20, 2015 - Feb. 21, 2015 , 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
February 20 & 21~ Don't miss your chance to cross-country ski on trails lit only by candlelight! Skiers of every experience level and age are welcome, but you must bring your own equipment. Gather around the campfire for refreshments after your time out on the trail. Trails will be groomed for skiing if there is 4" of...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Rush Creek Conservation Area
20501 McGuire Rd.
Harvard, IL 60033
815-479-5779
Richmond-Spring Grove Chamber of Commerce 2015 Expo
Feb. 28, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015 , 9:00am - 3:00pm
The best of the finest businesses in our community, home-based entrepreneurs, and arts and crafters. Local food, live entertainment and demos. Something for the whole family!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Expo
Richmond-Burton Community High School - corner of Rte 31 & Rte 12
8311 IL Rte 31
Richmond, IL 60071
815.678.7742
Paint & Sip FUN-Raiser
Mar. 4, 2015 - Mar. 4, 2015 , 6:30 PM
Join Senior Care Volunteer Network and Muse Art for our March 4 Paint & Sip FUN-Raiser! Spring Inspiration is the theme of this fun evening, which will include everything for the masterpiece you will create-with no experience necessary! Please call 815-455-3120 and reserve your easel today. Complimentary wine, c...More Info
Cost: $40 Event Type: Recreation
Muse Art & Paint Studio
135 Beardsley Street, Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-3120
Food & Wine Pairing - Sweet And Savory
Mar. 5, 2015 - Mar. 5, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Discover and explore the dynamics of 'Sweet and Savory' food and wine. This dinner starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with wine....More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Home of the Sparrow's "There's No Place Like Home" Women's Luncheon
Mar. 6, 2015 - Mar. 6, 2015 , 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join Home of the Sparrow on Friday, March 6th, for our annual women's celebration luncheon. Kelly Swanson, comedian and motivational story teller, returns by popular demand for a 2nd year. Invite your friends for a fun filled afternoon of good simple humor and Kelly's motivational story of women and community. No ma...More Info
Cost: $40.00 per person which includes lunch. Sponsorship packages are available. Event Type: Performing Arts
D' Andrea Banquets & Conference Center
4419 W. Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-271-5444 x-40
Green Thumb - Starting From Seed
Mar. 7, 2015 - Mar. 7, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Learn how to start vegetables from seed in your home. This saves money and opens up a world of vegetable varieties not available commercially. We will look through seed magazines, talk about equipment and actually plant seeds in our beautiful greenhouse! Dress to get dirty and in layers as it can get hot in there! ...More Info
Cost: $ 45.00 Event Type: Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Only Owls
Now - Mar. 8, 2015 , 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Traveling Art Exhibit. Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an array of 40 artistic representations in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and woodcut drawn from the Woodson Art Museum's collection. Each artwork provides insight into the fascinating world of owls,...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Visual Arts
Glacial Park, Lost Valley Visitor Center
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-678-4532
2015 Village of Algonquin Snowman Photo Contest
Now - Mar. 9, 2015
Build the best snowman in Algonquin this year! Get your family together and make a snowman during one of this year's snowfalls. After you have built your snowman, stand next to it and have someone take a picture. Submit photos to recreation@algonquin.org (electronic photos only). Photos are due by March 9, 2015. Winner...More Info
Event Type: Recreation
Village of Algonquin
2200 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Breakfast with the Bunny
Mar. 21, 2015 - Mar. 21, 2015 , 9:00-10:00am
Hop on down to Breakfast with the Bunny. You will get a chance to stop at a few craft stations, play games, and visit with the Bunny. Parents, don't forget your camera. This scrumptious, all-you-can eat breakfast buffet will keep both the kids and parents happy. All participants must be pre-registered and pre-paid. The...More Info
Cost: Ages 0-3 $6(R)/$7(NR); Ages 4-12 $14(R)/$17(NR); Ages 13+ $18(R)/$21(NR) Event Type: Recreation
Golf Club of Illinois
1575 Edgewood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
2015 Village of Algonquin Egg Hunt
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 , 10:00 am
Grab your basket and meet the bunny for the Village of Algonquin's annual egg hunt! The egg hunt is open to participants from 0-12 years only. There will be 10,000 eggs for participants to pick up as quickly as possible. All participants must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. To ensure safety, participan...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Recreation
Presidential Park
700 Highland Ave.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Tapas 101
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 28, 2015 , 11 a.m-3 p.m.
Prepare and learn the history behind 'Small Plate' food aka...'Tapas' while sipping fine wines....More Info
Cost: $ 55.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Woodstock Farmers Market - Winter Market
Now - Apr. 4, 2015 , 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Woodstock Farmers Market moves inside for the first 4 Saturdays in November, the first 3 Saturdays in December, and the first Saturday in January, February, March and April. The producers-only market features fresh, local products such as meats, eggs, breads, veggies, baked goods and more. ...More Info
Cost: No charge Event Type: Family Agri-Tourism Farmers Market
McHenry County Farm Bureau Building
1102 McConnell Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-5164
Meet The Farmer - Gardening 101
Apr. 11, 2015 - Apr. 11, 2015 , 11 a.m-3 p.m.
Always wanted to have a garden but didn't know where to start? We can help! We will discuss the what, where and how of growing vegetables, you already know the why! Insect identification, planting calendars, and lots of gardening tips will be discussed. Refreshments will be served....More Info
Cost: $ 45.00 Event Type: Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Village of Algonquin- TGIF Dance Parties
Now - Apr. 17, 2015 , 7:30-8:30 pm
Looking for a great place to hang out and dance with your friends? Then check out our new dance parties! Mark your calendar for the following Fridays where dancers will have a chance to explore new dance movements in a fun party-like setting. A craft project and a small snack will be provided at the party. These partie...More Info
Cost: $15 (resident))/$20 (non-resident) Event Type: Recreation
Historic Village Hall
2 S. Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Food & Wine Pairing - Vegetarian Wine Dinner With Guest Chef
Apr. 23, 2015 - Apr. 23, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a totally 'vegetarian' dinner paired with wine and a guest Chef. It starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with wine. ...More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Family Health Partnership Clinic Gala & Dinner Auction
Apr. 24, 2015 - Apr. 24, 2015 , 5:30 p.m.
Gala & Dinner auction to benefit uninsured and underinsured people in McHenry County through the Family Health Partnership Clinic. Live and silent auction action! Best Beatles tribute band, American English, will entertain....More Info
Cost: $90.00 each or table of 10 is $800.00 Event Type: Festivals
Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
Rt. 31 & Three Oaks Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
779.220.9305
Huntley Indoor Farmers Market
Now - May. 2, 2015 , 1st Saturday of the Month from 9am-1pm
Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month to continue enjoying your favorite farmers market items through the long winter months. All market are held at the Legion Hall except the Dec. 6th market will be held at the 1st Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Agri-Tourism Farmers Market
Huntley Legion Hall
11712 Coral Street
Huntley, IL 60142
847-51-55262
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: Performing Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Desserts And Cakes
May. 9, 2015 - May. 9, 2015 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn and explore fast and easy ways to make desserts, cakes, frosting, mousses and dessert sauces. Discuss proper methods and techniques and demonstrate basic cake decorations while sipping Champagne....More Info
Cost: $ 55.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Food & Wine Pairing - Champagnes & Sparkling Wines
May. 14, 2015 - May. 14, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
This dinner starts with a champagne reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with Champagne and Sparkling wines from around the world....More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Village of Algonquin- Upcoming Computer Explorers Courses
Now - May. 21, 2015 , 4:30-5:30 pm
Watch out for upcoming Village of Algonquin science courses instructed by Computer Explorers! The following are upcoming courses by Computer Explorers: - Programming with Bee-Bot - Making Your Own Star Wars Movie - Digital Cartoon Workshop - Gears, Gears, Gears! Complete course information and fees, and ...More Info
Cost: Fee Varies Depending on Course Event Type: Recreation
Historic Village Hall
2 S. Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Pedal to the Park-4th Annual
Jun. 6, 2015 - Jun. 6, 2015 , 10am to 5pm
4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day full of big sales, Demo Rig Bike Dealers, Giveaways, Bike Stunt Show, Live Entertainment and More!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Recreation
The Bike Haven/ Veterans Memorial Park
3318 W. Pearl Street
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4642

 



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