Festivals and Events

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Bunny Breakfast by the Lake
Apr. 1, 2015 - Apr. 1, 2015 , 9:00am
Create a wonderful family tradition! Decorate a bunny-face pancake for breakfast, color bunny pictures, themed craft and have your childs picture taken with the Easter Bunny. There is no charge for children up to 12 months. Adult registration is required for child to participate. Fee includes 5x7 photo, food and take ...More Info
Cost: $35 residents / $42 non-residents Event Type: Family
LaBahn-Hain House
149 Hilltop Dr
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
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
Run Thru The Hills
Apr. 12, 2015 - Apr. 12, 2015 , 8:00am
Bring the entire family and join in this 17th Annual Event. Walk, Run, and Strolling Distances for all levels. Pre-registration online at www.lith.org or at www.signmeup.com/103457. Enjoy a discounted fee of $28 if registration is completed by April 6, after that the fee will be $35. Race day registration available on...More Info
Cost: $28 thru 4/6, $35 after Event Type: Recreation
AMC Theater
311 Randall Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
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
Spring Tea Open House Luncheon
Apr. 17, 2015 - Apr. 18, 2015 , Open House: Fri/Apr 17 9:30-6 pm & Sat/Apr 18 9:30-4 pm. Tea,Lunch,Fashion: Sat 1:00 pre-register
Annual Spring Open House Event showcases the new collection of spring silk flowers, unique home & garden accents and original art of local women artist. 20% off silks for this event. 9:30-11:00 enjoy a Coffee & Tea Tasting both Friday & Sat. Sat. only - 1:00 Tea Luncheon & Fashion Show, showing spring fashions by...More Info
Cost: Free Open House - $20.00 Tea, Luncheon Fashion Show Event Type: Shopping
Blooms & Rooms, Downtown McHenry
1245 N. Green St.
Downtown McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Earth Day Celebration 2015
Apr. 18, 2015 - Apr. 18, 2015 , 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hosted by McHenry County Conservation District and the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. The event is held both indoors and out and will go on rain or shine! "Live Music including TWO performances by Joe Reilly at 11:45 am & 2:30 pm "Guided Nature Hikes "Puppet Shows "Games and Crafts "Over 20 Environment...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Spring KidStuff Resale
Apr. 18, 2015 - Apr. 18, 2015 , 8am to noon
Find great prices on over 15,000 gently used spring and summer children's clothes, toys, books, movies, games, bikes, strollers & baby items! Please, no strollers or wagons on the sales floor. ...More Info
Cost: $1 admission Event Type: Shopping
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1023 S. McHenry Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-334-7813
Living History Open House
Apr. 19, 2015 - Apr. 19, 2015 , 12 - 4 p.m.
April 19 and May 17, 12-4 p.m. No registration required. Drop in any time during the open hours. Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. April's open house will focus on the Powers' sons and their contributions to the Civil War. May will...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
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
Sampler Series
Now - Apr. 28, 2015 , 3 and 7 p.m.
The McHenry County Historical Society kicks off its annual Sampler Series Monday, March 16, with a topic that is sure to get your toes tapping. Musician and history buff Mary Ellen Heelan, of Cary, will present 'We Sang! We Danced! A Musical History of McHenry County' at 3 p.m. at the McHenry County Historical Soc...More Info
Cost: $10 each, $30 (member) or $35 series Event Type: Historic
McHenry County Historical Society Museum
6422 Main St.
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267
Stories for a Spring Evening
May. 1, 2015 - May. 1, 2015 , 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring with the Conservation District and McHenry County Storytelling Guild! Bring family and friends for an evening of tales and legends in a scenic setting. The show will go on rain or shine. If weather is fair we will gather under the oaks on Prairieview's patio. If weather is foul we will gather inside Pr...More Info
Cost: $0 r/ $5nr Event Type: Performing Arts
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
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
Photography Exhibit: Planet of the Arthropods
Now - May. 3, 2015 , M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Photography Exhibit: The photography of James P. Rowan: Planet of the Arthropods On Exhibit March 7-May 3 Numbering over a million species, the arthropods constitute 80% of all animal life on earth. They live in every possible niche of every biome on the planet-from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, fr...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Visual Arts
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
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
A Celebration of Wildflower and Art
May. 9, 2015 - May. 9, 2015 , 12 - 4 p.m.
Spring is a time of great natural beauty. This is especially evident throughout the woodlands of Coral Woods. Join us for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and artistic activities centered around the spring wildflowers of Coral Woods. Hike the woodlands and witness local plein air artists (a French expression referri...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Coral Woods Conservation Area
7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
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
Paddle in the Park
May. 16, 2015 - May. 16, 2015 , 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board paddling clinic. Test-paddle canoes, kayaks or stand up paddle boards from local retailers to find the one that is right for you. See demonstrations of paddling, rolling and rescue techniques. Paddle a voyageur canoe. Learn about local canoe and kayak clubs, paddling...More Info
Cost: FREE Admission; $5 fee/person for all instructional clinics and/or to test water crafts. Event Type: Outdoors
The Hollows-Lake Atwood
3804 U.S. Hwy 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-479-5779
Living History Open House
May. 17, 2015 - May. 17, 2015 , 12 - 4 p.m.
No registration required. Drop in any time during the open hours. Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. May will feature Samuel Walker, a prominent and influential man who owned the house after the Civil War (late 1800s). Volunteers i...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
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
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Tony Ocean
Jun. 25, 2015 - Jun. 25, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Senn Alan Band
Jul. 2, 2015 - Jul. 2, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Spring Grove 4th of July Festivities
Jul. 4, 2015 - Jul. 4, 2015
Parade in downtown Spring Grove begins promptly at noon, entertainment, food, refreshments and kids games to immediately follow at the Horse Fair Park all day. 7pm Fireworks display. $5 parking at the park, $10 VIP under the fireworks parking at Thelen Park....More Info
Event Type: Holiday
Downtown Spring Grove and Horse Fair Park
Spring Grove, IL 60081
8156751811
Lakeside Festival
Jul. 2, 2015 - Jul. 5, 2015 , noon - 11:00pm
Lakeside Festival, is the Lakeside Legacy Foundations largest fundraiser and is held on the grounds of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, home of the historic Dole Mansion. Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the "Taste by the Lake," thrilling rid...More Info
Cost: $5.00. Kids under 12 are FREE Event Type: Festivals
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Liberty's Teeth
Jul. 9, 2015 - Jul. 9, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Gina Glocksen Band
Jul. 16, 2015 - Jul. 16, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Pirates Over 40
Jul. 23, 2015 - Jul. 23, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Pirates Over 40 show will be part of the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival at Algonquin Lakes Park....More Info
Event Type: Live Music
Algonquin Lakes Park
700 Lake Plumleigh Way
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: R-Gang
Jul. 30, 2015 - Jul. 30, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: JukeBox Hero
Aug. 6, 2015 - Aug. 6, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Centerfold
Aug. 13, 2015 - Aug. 13, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
The Village of Algonquin is pleased to invite you and your family to this year's Algonquin Summer Concert Series! Concerts are held weekly on Thursday nights at Riverfront Park beginning at 7:30pm. We will be having a different food truck every week that will serve up great food to go with great music. These trucks...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Creek Gallery
Aug. 14, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015 , Opening night: 6 - 9 pm (check site for additional exhibition hours)
60+ local and international artists exhibit 100 pieces of fine art in a large, modern church space. Opening night is a secular event with music, hors d'oeuvres and espresso bar. ...More Info
Cost: Free Admission. Event Type: Visual Arts
Willow Crystal Lake
220 N. Exchange, Ste A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154044094
Art Fair at the Dole
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 , 10:00am-5pm
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park is hosting its Annual Art Fair. The event will be held on September 5th & 6th, on the grounds of the beautiful historic Dole Mansion. There will be tents filled with fine art, a children's art area, opportunity to purchase original works of art and enjoy food and wine. ...More Info
Cost: No admission cost Event Type: Visual Arts
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Christmas At The Dole and Winter Fest
Dec. 4, 2015 - Dec. 5, 2015 , Friday: 5pm -8pm and Saturday: 11am - 4pm
The community is welcome to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas at the Dole and Winter Fest holiday festivities the 1st week of December. Guest can attend a holiday theme 1st Friday Art Show and a holiday performance in 'the Listening room'. This is a unique winter experience that the entire family wi...More Info
Cost: You cna purchase tickets for select attractions. Donations are appreciated. Event Type: Holiday
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
World Tai Chi and QiGong Day
Apr. 25, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2105 , 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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 proven to help& (source: www.worldtaichiday.org) World Tai Chi & QiGong Day began in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998 and ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Woodstock Square Mall
110 Johnson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-458-0377

 



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