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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Free Swim and Water Safety Lesson
May. 29, 2015 - May. 29, 2015 , 6-6:45 pm or 6:45-7:30 am
Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join us for a FREE swim and water safety lesson at the Sage YMCA. Participants will receive a "Super Hero Swimmer" participation certificate and additional tips on how to stay safe in and around water. Reserve your FREE Swim Lesson today by calling 815-459-4455. Space is limited. SPE...More Info
Cost: Free! Event Type: Recreation
Sage YMCA
701 Manor Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-526-1636
Painting Party - Poppy Fields
May. 29, 2015 - May. 29, 2015 , 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Fun Relaxing eventing with other Kindred Hearts as we paint a Field of Poppies. No experience needed, all supplies provided. BYOB Preregistration required. Reserve your canvas by May 28th! Call 779-704-2943...More Info
Cost: $30.00 Event Type: Recreation
Blooms & Rooms
1245 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Live Pro Wrestling
May. 30, 2015 - May. 30, 2015 , 7:30pm
Live Pro Wrestling returns to Woodstock, IL on Saturday, May 30th! 1230 Davis Road. Woodstock, IL 7:30 belltime. Tickets at the door!...More Info
Cost: $5-$12 Event Type: Performing Arts
1230 Davis Road Woodstock, IL
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
800-542-4850
PINK FLOYD UP CLOSE and PERSONAL with In the Flesh!
May. 30, 2015 - May. 30, 2015 , 7:30pm
The Midwest's #1 Pink Floyd show presents a rare, intimate evening of classic rock at McHenry County's premier live music venue! Located in the historic Dole Mansion, the Listening Room's perfect acoustics and atmosphere make for a totally unique way to experience Pink Floyd, and create a special connection between the...More Info
Cost: $20-25 Event Type: Live Music
The Listening Room, Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
First Friday Concerts
Jun. 5, 2015 - Jun. 5, 2015 , 7:00 -8:30 p.m., Site closes at 9 p.m.
June 5 Althea Grace Althea Grace is a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Chicago area who plays solo shows and with area musicians as a full band under the moniker Althea Grace Band. Althea's music is a mix of many genres featuring her powerful, soulful voice and guitar skills to match. Althea ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-678-4532
Hooked on Fishing
Jun. 6, 2015 - Jun. 6, 2015 , 9 a.m. - Noon
Co-sponsored by the Crystal Lake AnglersBring the whole family for demonstrations, prizes and more! No license needed, as the event is held during Illinois Free Fishing Days. Bring your own gear or borrow ours! Children get first preference on poles. First come, first served. Adult supervision of children is requir...More Info
Cost: Free, registration required Event Type: Outdoors
Rush Creek Conservation Area
20501 McGuire Rd
Harvard, IL 60033
815-479-5779
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
Taste of Summer
Jun. 6, 2015 - Jun. 6, 2015 , 1:00-5:00 pm
20 Downtown Restaurants & Beverage establishments offer a Taste for $1.00-$3.00. Stroll street to street and crossover using the Riverwalk Bridge connecting Green St. to Riverside Dr. Visit & shop local businesses for in-store special. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Dowtown McHenry
Green St, Riverside Dr, Pearl St, Main St.,
Downtown McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Hooked on Fishing
Jun. 7, 2015 - Jun. 7, 2015 , 9 a.m. - Noon
Co-sponsored by the Crystal Lake Anglers. Bring the whole family for demonstrations, prizes and more! No license needed, as the event is held during Illinois Free Fishing Days. Bring your own gear or borrow ours! Children get first preference on poles. First come, first served. Adult supervision of children is requ...More Info
Cost: Free, registration required Event Type: Outdoors
The Hollows-Lake Atwood
3804 U.S. Highway 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-479-5779
Summer Sunday - Civil War-The Ravages of War
Jun. 7, 2015 - Jun. 7, 2015 , 1PM - 4PM
Commemorating the end of the Civil War in 1865, our event will interpret the effects of the war on many Crystal Lake families. We are proud to host the 17th Corps Field Hospital which is a member of Living History and Historical Interpretations Associations. Learn about the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and the U....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Historic
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1151
Concert in the Park-Crystal Lake Community Band
Jun. 9, 2015 - Jun. 9, 2015 , 7:00 pm
Time: Concerts Start at 7 pm and last 60-90 minutes, Refreshments Available for Purchase Inclement weather information: In the event of inclement weather, some concerts will be moved to Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. The decision will be made by 4 pm. Outside food and beverage are not permitted at Pa...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0690, ext. 1213
Essential Oils 101 Make & Take
Jun. 11, 2015 - Jun. 11, 2015 , 6:30 pm
This is nothing like a home party...AND we are hosting at Crystal Lake Brewery...Stations will be setup where you can create your own take home items with essential oils. We will start off with a brief intro on oils, safety and their uses, then the fun begins. We will make things like Minty Love Cream, Dreamsicle Hand ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Expo
Crystal Lake Brewery
150 N Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8474098433
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad Theme Nights- Sports Night
Jun. 12, 2015 - Jun. 12, 2015 , 6:30-8:30pm
Theme nights are back again this summer at the Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad! Join the Village of Algonquin pool staff for these fun evenings at the pool while enjoying games and lots of family fun. Events will take place during scheduled night swim hours from 6:30-8:30p. Regular pool admission applies. For mo...More Info
Cost: Regular Pool Admission Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad
599 Longwood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Lunch Hour Entertainment Series- Magic of Gary Kantor
Jun. 12, 2015 - Jun. 12, 2015 , 12:00 PM
Join us this summer for some lunchtime fun at these FREE family events. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, put on your sunglasses, and join in the fun from 12:00-12:45p. You will be treated to a variety of exciting performances including magic acts, music, and more. This is for the young and the young at heart. These e...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Area Public Library Back Patio
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
The Taste of Islands
Jun. 13, 2015 - Jun. 13, 2015 , 11 am - 2 pm
In this hands-on class you will taste traditional island Rum Punch and Chef-made island appetizers to start, and then explore the cuisine and beverages of the Caribbean Islands. Prepare and taste Spicy Spiny Lobster Noodle Salad, Ceviche of Conch, Jerk Chicken & Pork, Curried Goat, Toasted Coconut Custard Tart, Jonnie ...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Lake in the Hills Triathlon
Jun. 14, 2015 - Jun. 14, 2015 , 6:30am
The 2015 Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015. This local event is great for beginners and elite athletes. The course consists of a 0.5 mile swim, 15.5 mile bike and a 4.0 mile run for a total distance of 20.0 miles. The cutoff for online registration (www.signmeup.com and www.lith.org) is Wednesday, Ju...More Info
Cost: $65 Event Type: Recreation
Ken Carpenter Park, Indian Trail Beach
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
309-397-9621
Old World vs. New World Food and Wine Pairing
Jun. 18, 2015 - Jun. 18, 2015 , 6 pm - 9 pm
This food and wine dinner will pair Old World Style wines vs. New World Style wines. This duo tasting of wines paired alongside perfectly matched food will lead to discussions such as; are Old World wines traditionally more 'terroir' and structure driven? In contrast, are New World wines typically more 'fruity'; moder...More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Sound Bites Summer Concert - The Saturday June Band
Jun. 18, 2015 - Jun. 18, 2015 , 7pm
Sound Bites Summer Concert Thursday, June 18 - Saturday June Band We're bringing a little 'Ravinia' to Lake in the Hills - food, drinks, and entertainment under the evening sky! Pack up the family, the folding chairs, the bug spray, and head over to Village Hall for an evening of free fun. In case of inclement wea...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Live Music
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
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
Park Picnic
Jun. 26, 2015 - Jun. 26, 2015 , 11AM
Park Picnic Friday, June 26 - Family Game Show The Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department invites you to join us on the Village Hall lawn for a free Park Picnic! On Friday, June 26 we will host the Family Game Show. This show is designed in part, in the style of TV game shows that ask players to make a ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Chen 19 Tai Chi Workshop
Jun. 27, 2015 - Jun. 27, 2015 , 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chen 19 Tai Chi Workshop: Presented by MoonWillow Tai Chi & Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness. As demonstrated by Jarett Sanchez at our recent World Tai Chi Day event, the Chen Style of Tai Chi contains moves from many of the popular long forms with slow and soft movement, but also includes fast, explosive mov...More Info
Cost: $45/person Pre-registered; $50 at door (or online day of workshop) Event Type: Recreation
Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness
110 Johnson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-206-2222
McHenry County Patriot Run
Jun. 28, 2015 - Jun. 28, 2015 , 7:30am
The McHenry County Patriot Run will be having its 2nd annual 5k run/1 mile walk in 2015. This will be an event you do not want to miss. The Patriot Run will benefit veteran agencies serving McHenry County but not limited to: Veterans Assistance Commission and TLS Veterans. Each registered participant in 5K will receiv...More Info
Cost: 5K Run $35.00/ 1 Mile Walk $15.00 Event Type: Recreation
McHenry County College
8900 US Route 14
Crystal Lake , IL 60014
815-459-1773
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 Swimming Pool & Splashpad Theme Nights- Superhero Night
Jul. 10, 2015 - Jul. 10, 2015 , 6:30-8:30pm
Theme nights are back again this summer at the Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad! Join the Village of Algonquin pool staff for these fun evenings at the pool while enjoying games and lots of family fun. Events will take place during scheduled night swim hours from 6:30-8:30p. Regular pool admission applies. For mo...More Info
Cost: Regular Pool Admission Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad
599 Longwood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
First Friday Concerts
Jul. 10, 2015 - Jul. 10, 2015 , 7:00-8:30 p.m., site closes at 9 p.m.
July 10 The Dixieland Jazz Cats Shifted to 2nd Friday due to the Independence Day holiday The Dixieland Jazz Cats bring the spirit of New Orleans, Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras to every performance. The Cats draw from a diverse traditional jazz repertoire and combine Dixieland Jazz favorites with swinging jazz standar...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-678-4532
Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest
Jul. 9, 2015 - Jul. 12, 2015 , Thurs/Fri 4:30pm-11:00pm | Sat 11:30am-11:00pm | Sun 11:30am-7:00pm
Come join us for 4 days of unbelievably delicious, mouth watering barbecue, and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event will feature nationally renowned professional ribbers and great family entertainment. Not only will you experience some of the best grillers and BBQers in the...More Info
Cost: $5.00 for 13 & up (12 & under free-must be accompanied by adult) Event Type: Festivals
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd.
Lake in the Hills , IL 60156
847-742-3378
Culinary Teen Camp I
Jul. 13, 2015 - Jul. 15, 2015 , 10 am - 2 pm
Get a taste of the culinary life in this soup-to-nuts boot camp. Our chefs will inspire a passion for great food in our fun, interactive environment! It's a unique opportunity to gain confidence in a hands-on environment along with professional-level skills in the kitchen. We cover the basic techniques (slice & dice,...More Info
Cost: $265 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
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
Sound Bites Summer Concert
Jul. 16, 2015 - Jul. 16, 2015 , 7PM
Sound Bites Summer Concert Thursday, July 16 - Tropixplosion We're bringing a little 'Ravinia' to Lake in the Hills - food, drinks, and entertainment under the evening sky! Pack up the family, the folding chairs, the bug spray, and head over to Village Hall for an evening of free fun. In case of inclement weather, ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Live Music
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad Theme Nights- Hawaiian Night
Jul. 17, 2015 - Jul. 17, 2015 , 6:30-8:30pm
Theme nights are back again this summer at the Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad! Join the Village of Algonquin pool staff for these fun evenings at the pool while enjoying games and lots of family fun. Events will take place during scheduled night swim hours from 6:30-8:30p. Regular pool admission applies. For mo...More Info
Cost: Regular Pool Admission Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad
599 Longwood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
American Regional BBQ
Jul. 18, 2015 - Jul. 18, 2015 , 11 am - 2 pm
In this hands-on class you will explore, prepare, and taste both BBQ styles from the Carolinas, 'wet' and 'dry' BBQ from Memphis, dry spiced rubbed and smoked BBQ with tomato molasses base sauces from St. Louis and BBQ styles of Texas; East - Southern BBQ Urban Style; Central - 'Meat Market Style'; West - 'Cowboy Style...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Summer Sundays - Farming in the Fabulous 1950s
Jul. 19, 2015 - Jul. 19, 2015 , 1PM - 4PM
During the 1950s, the land surrounding the Palmer House was still an active working farm. A recent donation to the Crystal Lake Historical Society from the Burman family gives us a glimpse into the working dairy and farmstead. Come see 50s farming equipment, cars of the era, or enjoy a wagon ride around the farm. Ki...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Historic
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1151
Movie at the Airport - Disney's Planes, Fire and Rescue
Jul. 21, 2015 - Jul. 21, 2015 , 6:30pm
Enjoy a summer night outdoors with your family while watching a family movie at the Lake in the Hills Airport. This movie showing is on Tuesday July 21st; concessions are available for purchase starting at 6:30pm and showtime is at Dusk. About Disney's Planes, Fire and Rescue: Adventure flies higher than ever bef...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Airport
8407 Pyott Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-658-2716
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
Farm-to-Table Wine Dinner- Montinore Estate Organic Wines
Jul. 24, 2015 - Jul. 24, 2015 , 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus produce, locally sourced products and the organic wines of Montinore Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Farm Manager Emily Zack with talk about the farm and discuss 'growing' tonight's dinner. Tours of the farm operation will be given. Evening s...More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Park Picnic - FrogLady
Jul. 24, 2015 - Jul. 24, 2015 , 11am
Park Picnic Friday, July 24 - FrogLady The Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department invites you to join us on the Village Hall lawn for a free Park Picnic! On Friday, June 26 we will host Deb Krohn, a.k.a. the FrogLady, an award winning professional naturalist is passionate of all things wild and loves to pa...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Splash & Dash
Jun. 3, 2015 - Jul. 29, 2015 , 6-7:30pm
Join us at Indian Trail Beach every Wednesday starting June 3 for open water swim / 3 mile run training. The swim course is set up for 1/2 mile swim and is guarded from 6:00-7:30 PM (weekday) and 7:30-9:00 AM (6/27 only) for all paid participants. The run course is marked out for 3 miles and is great preparation for y...More Info
Cost: $5 Event Type: Recreation
Indian Trail Beach
228 Indian Trail
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Culinary Teen Camp II
Jul. 27, 2015 - Jul. 29, 2015 , 10 am - 2 pm
Is your Teen ready to try new dishes with their new learned skills from Teen Camp I? Refresh their learnings with brand new dishes as we delve further into cooking fundamentals. Second-time campers will further perfect techniques in our hands-on environment and learn many new techniques including; Sushi, Sauces, Chic...More Info
Cost: $295 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Ralph Covert Concert
Jul. 29, 2015 - Jul. 29, 2015 , 3:30 PM
Get pumped up as Ralph Covert shares high-energy songs from his latest album, Ralph's World Rocks and Reads. Ralph Covert is a highly acclaimed musician who has eight albums of rocking music that both parents and children enjoy. Don't miss your chance to see this popular children's musician! This is a FREE Concert a...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Algonquin Library
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
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 Swimming Pool & Splashpad Theme Nights- Country Night
Jul. 31, 2015 - Jul. 31, 2015 , 6:30-8:30pm
Theme nights are back again this summer at the Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad! Join the Village of Algonquin pool staff for these fun evenings at the pool while enjoying games and lots of family fun. Events will take place during scheduled night swim hours from 6:30-8:30p. Regular pool admission applies. For mo...More Info
Cost: Regular Pool Admission Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad
599 Longwood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Lunch Hour Entertainment Series- Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Jul. 31, 2015 - Jul. 31, 2015 , 12:00 PM
Join us this summer for some lunchtime fun at these FREE family events. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, put on your sunglasses, and join in the fun from 12:00-12:45p. You will be treated to a variety of exciting performances including magic acts, music, and more. This is for the young and the young at heart. These e...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Area Public Library Back Patio
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
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 Swimming Pool & Splashpad Theme Nights- Pirate Night
Aug. 7, 2015 - Aug. 7, 2015 , 6:30-8:30pm
Theme nights are back again this summer at the Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad! Join the Village of Algonquin pool staff for these fun evenings at the pool while enjoying games and lots of family fun. Events will take place during scheduled night swim hours from 6:30-8:30p. Regular pool admission applies. For mo...More Info
Cost: Regular Pool Admission Event Type: Recreation
Algonquin Swimming Pool & Splashpad
599 Longwood Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
First Friday Concerts
Aug. 7, 2015 - Aug. 7, 2015 , 7:00-8:30 p.m., site closes at 9 p.m.
Jeff Trudell and his band have been performing in the Chicagoland area for 15 years and continue to entertain audiences of all ages because they keep their selection fresh and updated. Jeff is putting smiles on faces right here in McHenry county monthly. You may have seen him at The Village Squires or Port Edward, or a...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
Black Diamond Blast on the Beach
Aug. 8, 2015 - Aug. 8, 2015 , 3:00-9:00 pm
Blast on the Beach has become a perfect end of summer celebration for everyone. Not only is this event easy on the pocketbook, it is filled with fun and entertainment from start to finish. This event will truly be a 'Blast on the Beach' ! Sponsored by Black Diamond and the Crystal Lake Park District Saturday, August ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Crystal Lake Main Beach
300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0690, ext. 1213
Sushi 101
Aug. 8, 2015 - Aug. 8, 2015 , 11 am - 2 pm
In this hands-on class, learn sushi-chef secrets to making sushi including maki rolls; how to make perfect sushi rice, sashimi and the surprisingly simple ingredient slicing techniques that mean ingredients are ready to roll. We will eat our sushi along the way complemented with the perfect beer and wine refreshment. ...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Summer Sundays - Wheels of Progress-150 Years and Still Turning
Aug. 9, 2015 - Aug. 9, 2015 , 1PM - 4PM
From early settlers use of oxen to ready their fields, to the first trains that steamed through our area, transportation has been the key to progress. The grounds will host a working team of oxen, the Wheelmen (a group of high wheel bicyclists), early automobiles and many more examples of transportation over the last ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Historic
Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1151
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
Sound Bites Summer Concert - Soda
Aug. 13, 2015 - Aug. 13, 2015 , 7pm
We're bringing a little 'Ravinia' to Lake in the Hills - food, drinks, and entertainment under the evening sky! Pack up the family, the folding chairs, the bug spray, and head over to Village Hall for an evening of free fun. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Village Hall multipurpose room. ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Live Music
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Park Picnic - Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Aug. 14, 2015 - Aug. 14, 2015 , 11AM
Park Picnic Friday, August 14 - Istvan & His Imaginary Band The Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation Department invites you to join us on the Village Hall lawn for a free Park Picnic! On Friday, June 26 we will host Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Istvan plays his Martin acoustic guitar through an endless series of ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Home Orchard Management Workshop
Aug. 15, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015 , 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard is a strong supporter of Home Orchard Culture, a system designed to increase the number of trees a homeowner with a small or medium sized lot can grow. The workshop will also cover choosing, planting, caring for and managing pests in your fruit trees. Hands on experience in the workshop includ...More Info
Cost: $25 per person Event Type: Educational
Royal Oak Farm Pavilion
15908 Hebron Rd.
Harvard, IL 60033
815-648-4141
Marengo Music Fest
Aug. 15, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015 , 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fun filled day of music, Car show, Show & Shine, food, bingo, kids activities...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Festivals
Franks Road, Marengo, IL
Franks Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-568-6680
Farm to Table Wine Dinner - An Evening Under the Stars in the Garden
Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 21, 2015 , 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Experience the true meaning of Farm to Table; spend the evening under the stars at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus garden& Farm to Table Dinner. This event showcases 'LUREC's' produce with locally sourced products, will take place in the garden and start with a wine reception served with appetizers and pro...More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
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
First Friday Concerts
Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 4, 2015 , 7:00-8:30 p.m., site closes at 9 p.m.
Nippersink Rogues, Tom Steffens and Mike Knauf, have been performing together for more than 25 years. They entertain audiences with a blend of well known Irish standards and traditional jigs, reels and Irish dances. The Rogues feature Tom on piano and vocals and Mike on flute, soprano Sax, Irish whistle and vocals. "Ki...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
SUMMER SUNSET 5K FUN RUN / 2-MILE WALK
Sep. 4, 2015 - Sep. 4, 2015 , 7pm
This 5K (3.1 Mile) Fun Run / 2 mile walk course will be flat and fast with no need to worry about hills. The Friday evening run/walk allows for you to start the weekend off right! Come for the run/walk and stay for the entertainment at the Sunset Festival. The 5K and 2-mile fun run/walk will be untimed, so if you want ...More Info
Cost: $25 before 8/27, $35 after Event Type: Recreation
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
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
Mastering Gluten Free Cooking - Delicious and Economical Everyday-Food
Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015 , 11 am - 2 pm
Being gluten-free is hard because gluten is everywhere, sometimes hidden in a long list of ingredients (and sometimes going by unfamiliar names.) Learning how to avoid gluten will be the first thing covered in this class, but you will also learn how to cook and bake without it. Because it can be expensive to follow a G...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Food and Wine Pairing - Earth's Flavors Reimagined
Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015 , 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Let's explore the idea of conscious dining-how we produce and harvest the food we eat, and the effect that has on the health of our planet and ourselves. We will explore this idea by bringing together the most diverse cultural flavors and influences, uniting and transforming them. Communal tables and a shared sense of ...More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Blooms & Rooms - "Pink Lady Night"
Now - Sep. 28, 2015 , 3:30 - 6:30
Pop in on Cruise Night for Blooms & Rooms "Pink Lady Night" shopping event. Wear pink, get creative & SAVE! Every Monday through September....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Blooms & Rooms, 1245 N. Green St., Downtown McHenry
1245 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Live2Lead-McHenry County
Oct. 9, 2015 - Oct. 9, 2015 , 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Live2Lead is a live leadership broadcast event that is hosted locally via simulcast. This half-day leadership offers the community and area leaders the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from world renown leaders while networking with other leaders right here in our community. This year's speaker line-up features L...More Info
Cost: $59-99 Event Type: Educational
McHenry County College
8900 US-14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
847-910-9414
From Sea to Table - Exploring the World of Seafood
Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015 , 11 am - 2 pm
In this busy hands-on class, we will focus on the purchase, storage and preparation of a variety of seafood - ocean fish, fresh water fish and shellfish - and demonstrate the versatility of fish in the menu - appetizer, salad, entrée and sandwich. Perfectly paired wines will accompany the dishes. We will address the co...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Food and Wine Pairing - The Wines of Bordeaux
Oct. 17, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015 , 6 pm - 9 pm
Explore this famous wine region of Bordeaux with classical French cuisine, classic French style table service and fine wines from this region. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five course wine dinner....More Info
Cost: $75 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
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
Now - 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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