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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Winter Explorations
Jan. 3, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2015 , noon - 3:00 p.m.
Stop by anytime or stay for the whole three hours as we provide you and your children stations for exploring winter's wonders. Make a home for a mouse, play in the snow, look for tracks, and much more. Hot chocolate provided. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family Outdoors
Marengo Ridge Conservation Area
2411 N. IL Rte 23
Marengo, IL 60152
815-479-5779
Mediterranean Cuisine
Jan. 17, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2015 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Explore, prepare and taste 'The Heart Healthy Eating Plan' through Mediterranean cuisine and wines from the region....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
Northern Illinois Robotics League Championship
Jan. 24, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2015 , 10:00 - 5:00
You are invited to the first ever high school robotics tournament in McHenry County featuring teams from Rockford to Highland Park! Hosted by Crystal Lake Robotics, a 501(c)(3) corporation...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Educational
Lundahl Middle School
560 Nash Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Food & Wine Pairing - Cult Wines of California
Jan. 29, 2015 - Jan. 29, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Taste and enjoy the 'Cult Wines' of Materra Vineyards, Napa Valley, California. Owned by local residents the Cunats, this 22-acre vineyard (50-acre property) nestled in the Oak Knolls District of Napa Valley produces small-batch 'trophy' wines that are highly sought after. This dinner starts with a wine reception with ...More Info
Cost: $ 75.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Groundhog Day
Jan. 29, 2015 - 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
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
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
Jan. 10, 2015 - 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
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
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
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

 



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