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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2014 Woodstock Ale Fest
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , 1:00pm - 5:00pm
2014 Woodstock Ale Fest The inaugural Woodstock Ale Fest will take place on October 4th, 2014. The Woodstock Ale Fest will be a celebration of Craft Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass. The fest will feature over 80 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. So grab a brew, munch on some sizzlin' bacon, and get your...More Info
Cost: $40.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
The corner of Clay & Bartlett Street Downtown Woodstock
The corner of Clay & Bartlett Street Downtown Woodstock
Woodstock , IL 60098
(815) 338-8844
Branson Superstars in Concert
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , 7:30 pm
Branson, Mo comes to Woodstock on October 4th as Elvis and the Superstars is performed at the VFW Post 5040. This show is based in Branson, Mo with performances in 44 states. Billed as the Ultimate Superstar Tribute Show starring Dave Elvis Ehlert. Ehlert has been featured on Oprah, Network T.V. and the Legends ...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance; $18 at the door Event Type: Family
Woodstock VFW
240 North Throop St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
800-358-4795
Elsten Torres
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , 8:00PM
What do you think you get when you cross a Cuban-born, New York City raised singer/songwriter residing in Miamis off center culture mix? Youd most likely wind up getting the sonic kaleidoscope of Elsten Torres. Elsten is a two-time Grammy nominated and multiple BMI award winning singer/songwriter. A sprinkle of Br...More Info
Cost: $20 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
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
Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K & Half Marathon
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014 , Race start 8:30 AM, registration 7:15 AM
Run in the autumn beauty of Northern Illinois premier state park. Expect rolling hills and gorgeous scenery as you traverse the peaceful trails of Moraine Hills (no traffic!). Limit 400 runners. Sign up today at www.signmeup.com/99606...More Info
Cost: 10K - $39, Half Marathon - $48 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S. River Rd.
McHenry, IL 60051
815-236-124-34
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
Harvest Hustle 5k Run/Walk
Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014 , 8:00 am
Join the Algonquin Recreation Department in the second annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 11. The race will feature a professionally timed 3.2 mile run and a 1.5 mile walk road course throughout downtown Algonquin. The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. at Historic Village Hall, 2 South Main Stre...More Info
Cost: Registration Fees: $20 for walkers; $25 for runners Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Downtown Algonquin- Historic Village Hall
2 S. Main St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Jo Dee Messina
Oct. 16, 2014 - Oct. 16, 2014 , 8:00PM
With its title ME chosen by fans, Jo Dee's newest album - released March 18, 2014 - marks her most personal album to date. Jo Dee wrote, or co-wrote, many of the songs on the album and will release MEon her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do th...More Info
Cost: $53-$58 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
100 Oaks for 100 Years
Oct. 18, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014 , 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends out to help us plant 100 oak trees! One hundred years ago there were oaks on this spot, and our goal is to restore the area to the oak savanna it once was. This is your chance to be part of planting the 100 oaks to be around for the next 100 years! Stop in anytime or stay and visit oak spe...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Glacial Park, Lost Valley Visitor Center
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 6--72
815-479-5779
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
Autumn Drive
Oct. 17, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014 , 9am-5pm
Welcome to a different kind of fall festival October 17th thru 19th 2014! Spend a leisurely day on a real country road in rural Woodstock/Marengo IL. Each stop along the way offers a unique country experience. There are antiques, arts & crafts, pumpkins, and many surprises to discover along the way. We look forwa...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Rural Woodstock/Marengo
16105 Garden Valley Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2529
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
Artisan Market at the Starline
Nov. 7, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 , Friday 11/07 7pm - 10 pm, Sat. 11/08 10am to 4 pm, Sun 11/09 11am - 5pm
A Market of Handmade Artisan items from 45 local Artists and 15 resident artist. Great Holiday gifting opportunity. This event will also feature entertainment, food, and an experience that is one of a kind. Starline Factory is a beautiful renovated factory that is home to 25 local Artists as well as a popular venue fo...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Arts
Starline Factory
400 West Front Street
Harvard, IL 60033
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
Tellebration Celebration
Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 , 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Bring the family out to join McHenry County Storytelling Guild and McHenry County Conservation Districts seventh joint Tellebration Celebration! Tellebration is a worldwide evening of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend, held...More Info
Cost: FREE Min/Max: 12/100 - Registration required Event Type: Family
Praireiview Education Center
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
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
Festival of Trees / Santa Ride In
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 , 6-8pm
Weve got Santas arrival, the lighting of the trees, and the holiday spirit all wrapped up! When Santa arrives via fire truck, help him ring in the season by lighting the Festival of Trees. Then join him for a snack, a photo opportunity, and a chance to remind him whats on your Christmas list! ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Family
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
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
Founders Day Paddle Board Games
Now - Jul. 26, 2104 , 3pm to 7pm
Back for the second season! The Founders Day Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge elevates stand up paddle boarding to the next level of fun! The concept of the Challenge is to help you improve your paddleboard skills while having fun! You will compete against other paddleboarders of your ability level, your sex and age. You...More Info
Cost: 20.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Riverfront Park, Harrison St, Algonquin
9219 S IL Route 31
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-854-4754

 



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