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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Live Pro Wrestling
Feb. 13, 2016 - Feb. 13, 2016 , 7:30pm-10pm
Live PRO WRESTLING returns to McHenry county this and every Saturday! 1230 Davis Road. Woodstock, IL 7:30 belltime. Tickets at the door or at the link below! Scott Colton was able to defeat Persian Powerhouse Milad Akbar at our last event in a non-title match. Now that the title is on the line, will Colton be able t...More Info
Cost: $5-$12 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studio
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
608-770-1221
Tenderly: the Rosemary Clooney Musical
Now - Feb. 14, 2016 , Show dates: Jan 22, 23, 29, 30 | Feb 5, 12, 13 @ 8p Jan 24, 31 | Feb 6, 7, 14 @ 3p
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney by Janet Yates & Mark Friedman Jan 22 - Feb 14 America's favorite girl singer comes home in this exhilarating and inspiring musical biography. Rosemary Clooney's journey starts with her Cincinnati childhood and rise to Hollywood star...More Info
Cost: $32.50, $38.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Valentine's Day Love Nature Celebration
Feb. 14, 2016 - Feb. 14, 2016 , 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Spend Valentine's Day afternoon with your loved ones, while celebrating your love of nature! Join us for a special performance of "A Valentine to the Earth", a guided hike, crafts, games, music and of course some sweet treats. Drop in for a little while, or stay the entire time to celebrate the lives of the wildlife ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Party with your co-op at Duke's
Feb. 17, 2016 - Feb. 17, 2016 , 5pm - 7pm
Good, local food for a good cause! Join Food Shed Co-op upstairs at Duke's for an All You Can Eat Buffet Featuring Slagel Farm Grass-fed Beef Burgers, Pasture-Raised BBQ Pork Shoulder, and more! This is a great opportunity to support and learn more about our community-owned grocery store while enjoying local food...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Educational
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
110 N Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-315-1541
Dine Out at Dukes
Feb. 15, 2016 - Feb. 18, 2016 , 11:30 am - 1 am
Good, local food for a good cause! Support your co-op by dining at Duke's during regular restaurant hours. - Food Shed Co-op owners get 10% off their total bill. - New Food Shed Co-op owners receive $10 Gift Card to Duke's. - Everyone can enter raffles for Duke's Attire, Duke's Gift Cards & more! ...More Info
Event Type: Culinary
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
110 N Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-315-1541
Paint & Sip
Feb. 19, 2016 - Feb. 19, 2016 , 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Paint & Sip event featuring instruction by InnoKreative Arts on painting a ceramic martini glass. Light appetizers and wine included. Must be 21 years old. Reservations required. 847-363-2424...More Info
Cost: 40.00/person Event Type: Recreation
Savour Gallery Algonquin
302 S. Main Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-363-2424
Evening of Percussion
Feb. 20, 2016 - Feb. 20, 2016 , 7:00p
Packed with energy and excitement, this event features performances by the Crystal Lake Strikers All-Star Drumline  comprised of adult drummers as well as talented high school drummers from our community. The Crystal Lake Strikers also award a local high school drummer the Tim Altoff Memorial Scholarship. ...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Live Music
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Live Pro Wrestling
Feb. 20, 2016 - Feb. 20, 2016 , 7:30pm-10pm
Live PRO WRESTLING returns to McHenry county this and every Saturday! 1230 Davis Road. Woodstock, IL 7:30 belltime. Tickets at the door or at the link below! Scott Colton was able to defeat Persian Powerhouse Milad Akbar at our last event in a non-title match. Now that the title is on the line, will Colton be able t...More Info
Cost: $5-$12 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studio
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
608-770-1221
Wesley M. Vos Memorial Organ Recital
Feb. 21, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016 , 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jonathan Ryan will perform as part of the Wesley M. Vos Memorial Organ Recital series featuring the church's Buzard Pipe Organ. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for his strong communicative skills in numerous styles, depth of musicianship, and passion, Jonathan Ryan is hailed as one of the premiere young conc...More Info
Cost: Freewill offering Event Type: Live Music
First Congregational Church
461 Pierson Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-6010
Poetry Night
Feb. 22, 2016 - Feb. 22, 2016 , 8:00p
Poet and puppeteer, Phil C. Denofrio, has recently been elected by Raue Center For The Arts to fulfill the newly created role of Poet in Residence. Mr. Denofrios duties are to host several poetry nights: scheduled on the fourth Monday of every other month and open mics over the course of the next two years. These nigh...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Food and Wine Pairing: Down Under
Feb. 26, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2016 , 6-9pm
Explore the famous wine regions of the Down Under, which helped put Australia on the gastronomy map, along with perfectly matched cuisine. This evening starts with a wine reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course wine dinner....More Info
Cost: $85 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Live Pro Wrestling
Feb. 27, 2016 - Feb. 27, 2016 , 7:30pm-10pm
Live PRO WRESTLING returns to McHenry county this and every Saturday! 1230 Davis Road. Woodstock, IL 7:30 belltime. Tickets at the door or at the link below! Scott Colton was able to defeat Persian Powerhouse Milad Akbar at our last event in a non-title match. Now that the title is on the line, will Colton be able t...More Info
Cost: $5-$12 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studio
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
608-770-1221
Wine and Canvas at Scorched Earth Brewing Co
Feb. 28, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2016 , 1:00-4:00pm
Come and be an artist for a day while enjoying the best beer in town! Register at https://www.wineandcanvas.com/wine-and-canvas-calendar-chicago-il.html...More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Visual Arts
Scorched Earth Brewing Co
203 Berg St
Algonquin, IL 60102
224-209-8472
Festival of the Sugar Maples
Mar. 5, 2016 - Mar. 6, 2016 , 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
TWO Weekends! March 5 & 6 AND March 12 & 13. Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago& Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring& Learn how sap is collected from maple trees& See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator house! Dress for the weather for this outdoor event. Visit our website...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Outdoors
Coral Woods Conservation Area
7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
815-479-5779
Moon Mouse
Mar. 10, 2016 - Mar. 10, 2016 , 7:00p
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the cool rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a l...More Info
Cost: $6 Students, $20 GA Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Food and Wine Pairing: Wild Game
Mar. 11, 2016 - Mar. 11, 2016 , 6-9pm
A marvelous dinner showcasing a menu of wild game and the wines of Washington State. This evening starts with a wine reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course wine dinner....More Info
Cost: $85 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Clover Hunt
Mar. 12, 2016 - Mar. 12, 2016 , 10:00am
Those silly Leprechauns left behind hundreds of clovers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Village Hall. Each clover will have a treat attached and one who finds a lucky four leaf clover will receive a special prize. Registration is not required, just show up for the free fun! Hunt begins Saturday, March 12 promptly ...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
Solar LitTrails~Hike or Ski
Now - Mar. 13, 2016 , Trails Close at 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening hike or cross country ski at one of two sites this winter! Pleasant Valley 13315 Pleasant Valley Rd., Woodstock This half-mile looped trail located on the east side of the entrance drive is fairly flat terrain, perfect for beginners or shorter outings. Park in the first parking area and sign in. Hi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Outdoors
Pleasant Valley AND Hickory Grove Highlands
see description
815-479-5779
Festival of the Sugar Maples
Mar. 12, 2016 - Mar. 13, 2016 , 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago& Discover how maple trees produce sap each spring& Learn how sap is collected from maple trees& See how maple syrup is made at the evaporator house! Dress for the weather for this outdoor event. Visit our website at MCCDistrict.org closer to the event for additi...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Outdoors
Coral Woods Conservation Area
7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
815-479-5779
Beginners Fresh Pasta Workshop
Mar. 19, 2016 - Mar. 19, 2016 , 11am-2pm
This class was designed for anyone who wants to perfect the art of making fresh pasta from scratch. You'll begin by kneading your very own egg pasta (the ratio is simple and foolproof), working alongside your class companions as you master the timeless techniques of incorporating egg into flour and working the dough in...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 19, 2016 - Mar. 19, 2016 , 10am
Kids, bring your baskets to fill up with plastic eggs, it's time for the annual Egg Hunt! Find eggs filled with candy, small toys, or tickets to win a prize basket. This event is on Saturday, March 19 and starts at 10:00AM sharp, so see you there! This FREE event will take place rain, snow or shine at Village Hall. ...More Info
Cost: hunt is free, breakfast ranges from $5-$11 per person Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
One Night Of Queen
Mar. 24, 2016 - Mar. 24, 2016 , 8:00p
Gary Mullen has been a lifelong Queen fan and has always been a keen singer. His career as Freddie started in 2000, when his wife and his mother secretly applied to the Granada TV show Stars in Their Eyes. Gary won the overall Live Grand Final, polling 864,838 votes, more than double the runner up and setting the al...More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Live Music
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Late Nite Catechism
Mar. 26, 2016 - Mar. 26, 2016 , 2:00p
Join ArtisNaples for the Easter edition of Chicagos long-running comedy show, Late Nite Catechism. Part catechism class, part stand-up routine, the interactive show will unearth origins of Easter bunnies, eggs and, of course, Peeps. Strap on your Easter bonnet and bring the whole family to the Daniels Pavilion as Sis...More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Holiday
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
American English
Apr. 2, 2016 - Apr. 2, 2016 , 8:00p
American English is simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time. At the inception of the band, they were voted number one by thousands of Beatle fans as winners of sound a like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and have been voted "Best Tribu...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Live Music
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Fundamentals of a Bloody Mary Bar
Apr. 2, 2016 - Apr. 2, 2016 , 11am-2pm
Dont like waiting in line to have brunch? Then why not make it yourself, learn a new skill and eat all you can. Learn how to make the perfect brunch to accompany this classic morning beverage. This class teaches you the basic knife skills needed, how to use a variety of spices to mix with your recipes and to top it a...More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Run Thru The Hills
Apr. 10, 2016 - Apr. 10, 2016 , 8
Since 1999 participants have enjoyed this popular, challenging course in the rolling terrain and streets that surround Woods Creek Lake. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department a complimentary post-race breakfast is included for all race participants. Race volunte...More Info
Cost: ranges from $28-$40 Event Type: Recreation
AMC Theater
311 Randall Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Good and Wine Pairing: Spanish Tapas
Apr. 15, 2016 - Apr. 15, 2016 , 6-9pm
An evening of Small Bites paired with the noble wines of Spain. This evening starts with a wine reception with appetizers and proceeds with a Fifteen-course wine dinner. ...More Info
Cost: $95 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Woodstock Farmers Market's Indoor Market
Now - Apr. 16, 2016 , 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Woodstock Farmers Market moves inside for the winter season. You can find all the great producers inside the McHenry County Fairgrounds Building D on Oct 31; Nov 14 and 21; Dec 5 and 19; Jan 2 and 16; Feb 6 and 20; March 5 and 19; April 2 and 16. Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Agri-Tourism
McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D
11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5164
Wheels and Deals Sale
Apr. 16, 2016 - Apr. 16, 2016 , 9am - 12pm
Looking for a good used bike, trike, skateboard or stroller? Clearing out unused / outgrown ones from your garage? Let's wheel & deal! Sellers: drop off your items between 7:30-9am at Village Hall. You determine the selling price, we co-op the sale, and you receive 80% of the price on items sold. Unsold items must...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Shopping
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Poetry Night
Apr. 25, 2016 - Apr. 25, 2016 , 8:00p
Poet and puppeteer, Phil C. Denofrio, has recently been elected by Raue Center For The Arts to fulfill the newly created role of Poet in Residence. Mr. Denofrios duties are to host several poetry nights: scheduled on the fourth Monday of every other month and open mics over the course of the next two years. These nigh...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8153569010
Spring Fling Senior Spaghetti Dinner
Apr. 29, 2016 - Apr. 26, 2016 , 5pm - 7:30pm
The evening will feature a buffet spaghetti dinner, apple pie a la mode, live music, raffles, and all the Spring Fling Trimmings. Enjoy the sounds of the 50's and 60's, including doo-wop vocals, rock n' roll, and impressions of your favorite artists by the live band, "Fast Eddie and the Corvettes". Event takes place ...More Info
Cost: $7 residents / $9 nonresidents Event Type: Recreation
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Good and Wine Pairing: Pioneers of the Wine World
May. 6, 2016 - May. 6, 2016 , 6-9pm
This dinner brings together the pioneers of the wine world (old and new) and showcases the fruits of their labor. This evening starts with a wine reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course wine dinner....More Info
Cost: $95 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Gastropub Gastronomy
May. 14, 2016 - May. 14, 2016 , 11am-2pm
Come prepare and gather ideas of sophisticated, upscale pub fare. Bridging the gap between pubs and gastronomy. A four course lunch will be prepared by the students and served to them by LUREC staff. Wines will be perfectly paired with each course....More Info
Cost: $55 Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Death of a Salesman
Apr. 22, 2016 - May. 15, 2016 , Show dates: April 22, 23, 29, 30 | May 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8p April 24 | May 8, 15 @ 3p
Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller directed by Richard Kuranda April 22 | May 15 Arthur Miller's classic story of a man at the end of his rope. After a life of honest hard work, it's Willy's birthright to retire with his loving wife and watch his two athletic, handsome sons continue his legacy. Yet ...More Info
Cost: $32.50, $38.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N.Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
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
Community Rummage Sale
Now - Sep. 25, 5015 , 9am - 2pm
Sale takes place on Friday, September 25 9am - 2pm and is open to the public. To be a seller: You can reserve an 8ft space to sell your treasures for the low fee of $15 R / $18 NR. (If you need electricity there is an additional $10 fee.) Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis, and there are no r...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Shopping
Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460

 



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