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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Designer Trunk Show
May. 25, 2016 - May. 25, 2016 , 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Join us for our Designer Trunk Show, featuring our new collection, Waxing Poetic! This jewelry pays homage to the journey of your life: where you come from, what your story is, and your influence in the world. Waxing Poetic celebrates the potential for transformation in all of us. With prices starting at only $24, yo...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Visual Arts
Studio 2015 Jewelry
11701 Catalpa Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-337-2015
Premier Pro Wrestling
May. 28, 2016 - May. 28, 2016 , 7:30pm
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! http://www.PremierProWrestling.com Also: See the products of our training school! If you've ever dreamed of being a wrestler, the only wrestling school with d...More Info
Cost: $12-5 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studios
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
847-232-3322
Wanders at Wingate Prairie
May. 29, 2016 - May. 29, 2016 , 2-3 pm
All Ages with Adult Enjoy a Friends tradition! On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, our natural area volunteers gather to share their love of Wingate Prairie and its residents with any who wants to better understand and appreciate this precious place. There is no fee, but re...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
The Nature Center
330 N. Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1763
Barnstormer Days
Jun. 4, 2016 - Jun. 4, 2016 , 8AM - 2PM
Join us for family fun at Galt Airport on June 4th, 8AM - 2PM. There will be vintage aircraft, cars, and motorcycles on display, flight simulators, games, and live music from Bill's Little Big Band. There will also be bi-plane rides from Gypsy Air Tours! A pancake breakfast will be served from 8AM - 11AM ($7 for adult...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Galt Airport
5112 Greenwood Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-648-2433
Premier Pro Wrestling
Jun. 4, 2016 - Jun. 4, 2016 , 7:30pm
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! http://www.PremierProWrestling.com Also: See the products of our training school! If you've ever dreamed of being a wrestler, the only wrestling school with d...More Info
Cost: $12-5 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studios
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
847-232-3322
Free Summer Sundays
Jun. 5, 2016 - Jun. 5, 2016 , 1-4pm
Come to the Palmer House and explore how Crystal Lake residents interacted socially around the 1900's. From quilting to spelling bees, to barn raising to boxed lunch socials, these activities brought the community together....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Historic
The Colonel Palmer House
660 E Terra Cotta
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-477-5873
Ice Cream Social of 1858
Jun. 5, 2016 - Jun. 5, 2016 , Noon-4 p.m.
Take a break from your hectic modern life and enjoy the simple pleasures of an old-fashioned ice cream social. Enjoy fresh-scooped ice cream, play old-time games, and chat with your neighbors while visiting the historic Powers-Walker house in the summertime. Various historical characters will stop by to tell you of...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Powers-Walker House Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.,
Ringwood, IL
815-479-5779
Pedal-Paddle-Saddle through the Prairie
Jun. 5, 2016 - Jun. 5, 2016 , 7:30-1:30
12K, 20K, 30K Bicycle Ride, 2 hour Paddle or 5.5 mi Trail Ride Register: mchenryconservation.org Preregister by 5/18 & receive a T-shirt: $25 Individual; $15 for MCCF members $50 Family 0f 4; $40 for MCCF members; ($6 per each additional family member) The event includes pasta feast and live entertainmen...More Info
Cost: $25 Event Type: Family
Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL
815-759-9390
Concerts In The Park
Jun. 7, 2016 - Jun. 7, 2016 , 7pm
Crystal Lake Community Band...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Premier Pro Wrestling
Jun. 11, 2016 - Jun. 11, 2016 , 7:30pm
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! http://www.PremierProWrestling.com Also: See the products of our training school! If you've ever dreamed of being a wrestler, the only wrestling school with d...More Info
Cost: $12-5 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studios
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
847-232-3322
2016 Heritage Trolley Tour of Crystal Lake
Jun. 12, 2016 - Jun. 12, 2016 , 10am-2pm
Every year the Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission creates a new trolley tour highlighting local history. On Sunday, June 12th, the trolley will visit the neighborhoods around the original 1840 village of Crystal Lake. The tour will highlight the historic details of buildings as well as personal stories ab...More Info
Cost: $12 advance, $15 day-of Event Type: Historic
Downtown Crystal Lake Gazebo
70 E. Woodstock St.
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014
815-479-0835
2016 Taste of Summer (Downtown McHenry)
Jun. 12, 2016 - Jun. 12, 2016 , 1-4:30pm
Food, Friends & Fun! Come with family and friends to visit and TASTE from participating downtown food and beverage establishments! Try everything from pizza, sliders and sandwiches to breakfast, beers and cupcakes. Something for everyone! Specials and discounts at downtown shops and businesses. $1-$3 per taste at loca...More Info
Cost: $1-$3 per taste Event Type: Culinary
Downtown McHenry
1114 N Green St
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4372
Lake Discovery Day
Jun. 12, 2016 - Jun. 12, 2016 , 12pm-4pm
Demonstrations Hands-On Activities Free Kids Fishing Derby Bait, prizes and a limited number of fishing poles provided. Ages 16+ must have current Illinois Fishing License. All Ages with adult....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Outdoors
West Beach
2330 Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Concerts In The Park
Jun. 14, 2016 - Jun. 14, 2016 , 7pm
Dixie Crush (Country)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Lunch Hour Entertainment Series - Leonardo Music
Jun. 17, 2016 - Jun. 17, 2016 , 12:00pm-12:45pm
Join us again 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. T...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Jun. 17, 2016 - Jun. 17, 2016 , Fridays: 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly Friday farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, p...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Hooked on Fishing
Jun. 18, 2016 - Jun. 18, 2016 , 9 a.m. - Noon
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 required. Registration preferred, (815) 4...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Sporting Event
Rush Creek Conservation Area
20501 McGuire Rd.
Harvard, IL 60098
815-338-6223
Premier Pro Wrestling
Jun. 18, 2016 - Jun. 18, 2016 , 7:30pm
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! http://www.PremierProWrestling.com Also: See the products of our training school! If you've ever dreamed of being a wrestler, the only wrestling school with d...More Info
Cost: $12-5 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studios
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
847-232-3322
Rockin' for the Elderly
Jun. 18, 2016 - Jun. 18, 2016 , 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12 bands, 2 stages, ice cold beer, delicious food, all for 1 great cause. All proceeds benefit The Beyer Foundation....More Info
Cost: Adults $10.00, Children (Ages 6 - 12) $5.00, Children 5 & under - Free Event Type: Live Music
McHenry Moose Lodge
3535 N. Richmond Rd.
Johnsburg, IL 60051
(773) 673-4776
Rockin' for the Elderly
Jun. 18, 2016 - Jun. 19, 2016 , 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
2 Stages (Indoor/Outdoor) - 12 Bands Doors Open at 12:00 pm Bands Start at 3:00pm Live Music, Food, Beer, Dunk Tank, Slot Machines, Silent Auction - 50/50 Raffle ADMISSION: Adults - $10.00, Children (Ages 6 -12) - $5.00 Children 5 & Under - Free. Proceeds will Benefit The Beyer Foundation www....More Info
Cost: $10.00 Event Type: Live Music
McHenry Moose Lodge
3535 N Richmond Rd
Johnsburg, IL 60051
773-673-4776
Father's Day Brunch
Jun. 19, 2016 - Jun. 19, 2016 , 10am & 1pm
Celebrate Dad! Enjoy an expansive buffet of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, sweet treats, Mimosas and Bloody Marys in the majestic Searle Hall....More Info
Cost: Adults $39.95, Children 5-12 years $19.95, Children 4 and under: free Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Lake in the Hills Triathlon
Jun. 19, 2016 - Jun. 19, 2016 , 6:30am
Can you do 20.0 on 6.19.16? This local event is great for beginners and elite athletes. The course consists of a .5 mile swim, 15.5 mile bike and a 4 mile run. Registration is taken online at https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/lake-in-the-hills-triathlon and is limited to the first 400 registrants. ...More Info
Cost: $70 thru 5/31, $80 untill 6/17 Event Type: Recreation
Ken Carpenter Park
corner of Miller & Randall Rds
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Stand Up Paddle Board Race
Jun. 20, 2016 - Jun. 20, 2016 , 5:30pm
One of the best ways to get on the water this summer is to "SUP" or Stand Up Paddleboard - basically paddling big surfboard style boards while standing up! Join us on Monday, June 20 at 5:30pm at Indian Trail Beach for our first Woods Creek Lake SUP Cup Race. This event is family friendly and open to all ages. Pre...More Info
Cost: $20 youth registration / $25 Adult Event Type: Recreation
Indian Trail Beach
228 Indian Trail
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Concerts In The Park
Jun. 21, 2016 - Jun. 21, 2016 , 7pm
Dick Diamond And The Dusters (Pop/Rock)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Tony Ocean
Jun. 23, 2016 - Jun. 23, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Kids' Party In The Park
Jun. 24, 2016 - Jun. 24, 2016 , 3-5pm
Entertainment for Kids Ages 0-8 Games Rosey Posey Face Painting Be amazed by the magic & illusions of Tim Balster...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
LUREC Farm Stand
Jun. 24, 2016 - Jun. 24, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Drive-in Movie
Jun. 25, 2016 - Jun. 25, 2016 , 07:30pm
Experience the nostalgic drive-in movie event at Sunset Park. Join us at dusk on Saturday, June 25 at Sunset Park for a showing of the newest installment of the Star Wars Saga, The Force Awakens. Parking opens at 7:30pm, with the fee of $5 per car (first-come, first-served). If you live nearby and walk or bike, it i...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Italian Inspired Food and Wine Pairing
Jun. 25, 2016 - Jun. 25, 2016 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
We will be pairing delicious Italian inspired food with sensational Tuscan wines of Italy. This evening starts with a wine reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course wine dinner....More Info
Cost: $80.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Premier Pro Wrestling
Jun. 25, 2016 - Jun. 25, 2016 , 7:30pm
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! http://www.PremierProWrestling.com Also: See the products of our training school! If you've ever dreamed of being a wrestler, the only wrestling school with d...More Info
Cost: $12-5 Event Type: Sporting Event
Premier Studios
1230 Davis Road
Woodstock, IL, IL 60098
847-232-3322
Wanders at Wingate Prairie
Jun. 26, 2016 - Jun. 26, 2016 , 2-3 pm
All Ages with Adult Enjoy a Friends tradition! On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, our natural area volunteers gather to share their love of Wingate Prairie and its residents with any who wants to better understand and appreciate this precious place. There is no fee, but re...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
The Nature Center
330 N. Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1763
Concerts In The Park
Jun. 28, 2016 - Jun. 28, 2016 , 7pm
Voices In Harmony...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Gina Glocksen Band
Jun. 30, 2016 - Jun. 30, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Jul. 1, 2016 - Jul. 1, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Senn Alan Band
Jul. 7, 2016 - Jul. 7, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Jul. 8, 2016 - Jul. 8, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
2016 Summer Genealogy Conference
Jul. 9, 2016 - Jul. 9, 2016 , 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is sponsoring an all-day conference for genealogists and family historians on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The event will take place at McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is ideal ...More Info
Cost: See website for details Event Type: Educational
McHenry County College
8900 Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-519-5715
2016 Rotary Rockin' RibFest
Jul. 7, 2016 - Jul. 10, 2016 , Thurs/Fri 4:30-10:30, Sat 11:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-6:30
4 days of delicious, mouth watering barbecue and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event features nationally renowned professional ribbers and great family entertainment. Not only will you experience some of the best grillers and BBQers in the country but other favorites like f...More Info
Cost: $5 per person, Children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult Event Type: Festivals
Sunset Park, Lake in the Hills
5200 Miller Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-742-3378
Concerts In The Park
Jul. 12, 2016 - Jul. 12, 2016 , 7pm
Second Hand Soul Band (Motown/Rock)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Second Hand Soul
Jul. 14, 2016 - Jul. 14, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Jul. 15, 2016 - Jul. 15, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Farm-to-Table Dinner: 'Celebrating the Pig'
Jul. 16, 2016 - Jul. 16, 2016 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Who doesn't like pork and what it has to offer? This Farm-to-Table dinner will focus on utilizing local raised pork and the bounty of the LUREC farm paired with local micro/craft brews. This evening starts with an appetizer reception in the LUREC gardens and proceeds with a five-course dinner in Searle Hall....More Info
Cost: $80.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Macstock Conference 2016
Jul. 16, 2016 - Jul. 17, 2016 , 8am - 8pm Sat, 8am - 12:30p Sun
Macstock is an an independent conference for Apple enthusiasts featuring many well-known speakers from throughout the Mac & iOS Community. Macstock will be held jointly with the Midwest Mac BBQ. One admission price gains access to both events!...More Info
Cost: $149 Event Type: Educational
McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center
8900 U.S. Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
847-802-9372
Free Summer Sundays
Jul. 17, 2016 - Jul. 17, 2016 , 1-4pm
Chautauqua of 1916 Travel back in time with each of our free summer Sunday special events where our costumed staff has plenty of displays and hands-on experiences....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Historic
The Colonel Palmer House
660 E Terra Cotta
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-477-5873
20th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Jul. 19, 2016 - Jul. 19, 2016 , 5:00pm
Come help us celebrate the Parks & Recreation Department's 20th Anniversary with a free concert at the airport featuring Dixie Crush on Tuesday, July 19. It will be a crazy fun, boot-stomping, energy packed performance with the Midwest's ultimate country party band. We will also have concessions available (cash only)...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
LITH Airport
8407 Pyott Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Concerts In The Park
Jul. 19, 2016 - Jul. 19, 2016 , 7pm
Classical Blast (You Voted! Back by popular demand)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Rebel Souls
Jul. 21, 2016 - Jul. 21, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Kids' Party In The Park
Jul. 22, 2016 - Jul. 22, 2016 , 3-5pm
Entertainment For Kids Ages 0-8 Games Rosey Posey Face Painting Featuring:Jeanie B. & The Jellybeans...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
LUREC Farm Stand
Jul. 22, 2016 - Jul. 22, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Steakhouse 101
Jul. 23, 2016 - Jul. 23, 2016 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Learn how to prepare and cook steak at home like the famous steakhouses. This class will show how to choose the right cuts of beef for the right cooking application. Participants will also prepare steakhouse favorites such as Garlic Herb Compound Butter, Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms, Caesar Salad and Loaded Twice Bake...More Info
Cost: $65.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Concerts In The Park
Jul. 26, 2016 - Jul. 26, 2016 , 7pm
Pirates Over 40 (Caribbean)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Pirates Over 40
Jul. 28, 2016 - Jul. 28, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Towne Park
100 Jefferson St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Wave Runner Rock & Roll Beach Show
Jul. 28, 2016 - Jul. 28, 2016 , 06:30pm
Free concert at the beach! On Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm, The Wave Runners will feature music from Jimmy Buffet, The Beach Boys, The Safaris, the Ventures and more. The interactive show will entertain you and your family with a capella vocals and a flaming drum stick show. Free parking, shuttle available from 6:15-8...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Recreation
Indian Trail Beach
228 Indian Trail
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Lunch Hour Entertainment Series - Jason Kollum Variety Show
Jul. 29, 2016 - Jul. 29, 2016 , 12:00pm-12:45pm
Join us again 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. T...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Performing Arts
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Jul. 29, 2016 - Jul. 29, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Acres of Hope Farm Trail Run
Jul. 30, 2016 - Jul. 30, 2016 , 07:30 - 11:30
Join us on July 30, 2016 for the 5th annual "Acres of Hope" Farm Trail Run and Pancake Breakfast at Stade's Farm in McHenry, IL- Fun Run, 5K/10K & FOOD!...More Info
Cost: Varies Event Type: Recreation
Stade's Farm & Market
3709 Miller Rd
McHenry, IL 60051
8154826507
Community Band Showcase
Jul. 31, 2016 - Jul. 31, 2016 , 2pm-8pm
2:00 pm Sun City Concert Band 3:15 pm Palatine Concert Band 4:30 pm Crystal Lake Community Jazz Band 5:45 pm Lakes Area Community Band 7:00 pm Crystal Lake Community Band ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Wanders at Wingate Prairie
Jul. 31, 2016 - Jul. 31, 2016 , 2-3 pm
All Ages with Adult 1 Days Enjoy a Friends tradition! On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, our natural area volunteers gather to share their love of Wingate Prairie and its residents with any who wants to better understand and appreciate this precious place. There is...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
The Nature Center
330 N. Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1763
Concerts In The Park
Aug. 2, 2016 - Aug. 2, 2016 , 7pm-9pm
Fool House (90's and Top 40)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
National Night Out
Aug. 2, 2016 - Aug. 2, 2016 , 5:30 - 8 p.m.
McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff's Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments team up to present National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnerships and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie. The evening is...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Harrison Benwell Conservation Area
7055 McCullom Lake Rd.
Wonder Lake, IL
815-338-6223
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Liberty's Teeth
Aug. 4, 2016 - Aug. 4, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
A Taste of 'Urban Street Foods' from Around the World
Aug. 6, 2016 - Aug. 6, 2016 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Trying street food is an integral component of traveling to new places and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In many countries around the world, if you're skipping what's being served on the street, then you're missing out on more than just a quick, cheap lunch. In this class we will...More Info
Cost: $55.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Blast On The Beach
Aug. 6, 2016 - Aug. 6, 2016 , 3pm-9pm
Blast On The Beach 3-7pm Fun Fair/ Craft Fair 4 pm Treasure Hunt 6 pm Soda (Featured Band) ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Festivals
Main Beach
300 Kake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Blues, Brews & BBQ's
Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 7, 2016 , 5-11 pm Fri; 4-11 pm Sat; 12-8 pm Sun
This three-day blues fest draws some of the best talent in the industry. Great music. Excellent barbecue. Thirst-quenching brews. All in a gorgeous setting. Enjoy! ...More Info
Cost: $5 in advance; $10 at the gate Event Type: Festivals
Petersen Park
4311 Lakewood Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-482-8805
Free Summer Sundays
Aug. 7, 2016 - Aug. 7, 2016 , 1-4 pm
Pioneer Days Travel Back in time , where our costumed staff has plenty of displays and hands-on experiences....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Historic
The Colonel Palmer House
660 E Terra Cotta
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-477-5873
Concerts In The Park
Aug. 9, 2016 - Aug. 9, 2016 , 7pm-9pm
Crystal Lake Community Band...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Centerfold
Aug. 11, 2016 - Aug. 11, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
LUREC Farm Stand
Aug. 12, 2016 - Aug. 12, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Farm-to-Table Dinner: 'Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm Lamb'
Aug. 13, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2016 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, located in Delavan, Wisconsin, will showcase their own, finest in the region, locally grown lamb. Each course will include lamb and will be paired with the best grape juices Napa Valley has to offer. This evening starts with a wine reception in the LUREC gardens with appetizers and proceeds with a...More Info
Cost: $80.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Concerts In The Park
Aug. 16, 2016 - Aug. 16, 2016 , 7pm-9pm
Flat Cats(Swing,Jazz and Blues)...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Libido Funk Circus
Aug. 18, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016 , 7:30pm
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: Performing Arts
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Viva Las Vegas
Aug. 18, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016 , 3pm-5pm
All Seniors Welcome 3-4 pm Activities & Refreshments 4-5 pm Entertainment...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Live Music
Grand Oaks Recreational Center
1401 W. Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
Kids' Party In The Park
Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 19, 2016 , 3-5pm
Entertainment For Kids Ages 0-8 Games "Miss Jamie is guaranteed to get the little ones stomping their boots and hollering for more fruits & veggies....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0680
LUREC Farm Stand
Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 19, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
LUREC Farm Stand
Aug. 26, 2016 - Aug. 26, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Wanders at Wingate Prairie
Aug. 28, 2016 - Aug. 28, 2016 , 2-3 pm
All Ages with Adult 1 Days Enjoy a Friends tradition! On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, our natural area volunteers gather to share their love of Wingate Prairie and its residents with any who wants to better understand and appreciate this precious place. There is...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
The Nature Center
330 N. Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1763
Summer Learning Fun
May. 31, 2016 - Sep. 2, 2016 , All Day
Stop summer learning loss. Schedule as many hours as you want. Remember that Roots Education Center wants to see your children succeed, we're very flexible with our schedule and we'll work around your summer fun. Schedule your free assessment today!...More Info
Cost: $25/hour Event Type: Educational
Roots Education Center
9 Crystal Lake Road
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-458-1005
First Friday Concert Series
Jun. 3, 2016 - Sep. 2, 2016 , 7 -8:30 p.m.
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the beautiful sites and sounds from the Lost Valley Visitor Center back deck to hear local musicians. June - Will Kruger; July 1 The Mississippi Stranglers, Aug. 5 The Iris Isle String Ensemble; Sept. 2 C Flatt...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Live Music
Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL
815-678-4532
LUREC Farm Stand
Sep. 2, 2016 - Sep. 2, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
SUNSET 5K
Sep. 2, 2016 - Sep. 2, 2016 , 07:00pm
The evening Fun Run/Walk allows for you to start the weekend off right! Come for the Fun 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 to take your time and soak in the evening, you won't have the pressure of a clock to beat. RACE DATE: F...More Info
Cost: https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/sunset-5k-fun-run-2-mile-walk Event Type: Recreation
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
LUREC Farm Stand
Sep. 9, 2016 - Sep. 9, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Farm-to-Table Dinner: 'Vegetarian Harvest' & Montinore Wines
Sep. 10, 2016 - Sep. 10, 2016 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate summers final harvest with an all-vegetarian dinner featuring LURECs organically grown produce paired with the wines of Montinore. This evening starts with a wine reception in the LUREC gardens with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course wine dinner in Searle Hall....More Info
Cost: $80.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
LUREC Farm Stand
Sep. 16, 2016 - Sep. 16, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
LUREC Farm Stand
Sep. 23, 2016 - Sep. 23, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Bake Shop 101
Sep. 24, 2016 - Sep. 24, 2016 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Learn the basics on how to bake fruit pies, tarts, eclairs and pizza dough! Lots of sampling and products to take home. Select beer, wine, soda, coffee and tea will be offered....More Info
Cost: $55.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Ski Jump Tournament
Sep. 24, 2016 - Sep. 25, 2016 , Gates open at 11:00 am
Ski jumping at its finest! Come watch them fly over our two day event. Admission buttons good for both days. US jumpers compete for the top spot....More Info
Cost: $10.00 pre-sale / $15.00 @gate Event Type: Sporting Event
Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove , IL 60021
815-382-4696
Wanders at Wingate Prairie
Sep. 25, 2016 - Sep. 25, 2016 , 2-3 pm
All Ages with Adult 1 Days Enjoy a Friends tradition! On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, our natural area volunteers gather to share their love of Wingate Prairie and its residents with any who wants to better understand and appreciate this precious place. There is...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
The Nature Center
330 N. Main St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1763
McHenry Open Air Market
Now - Sep. 29, 2016 , 4 - 7 pm
Spend the evening walking around outside in Downtown McHenry to view great deals,new items, and entertainment from your favorite local shops and restaurants. All participating businesses will be open the duration of the event. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Outdoors Festivals Farmers Market Shopping
Downtown McHenry
1114 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
815.385.4372
LUREC Farm Stand
Sep. 30, 2016 - Sep. 30, 2016 , 3:00PM-6:30PM
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow the signs to tables full of organically grown fruit and vegetables from right there on our property. Colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes...More Info
Cost: N/A Event Type: Farmers Market
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
German Beer & Wine Fest 'Octoberfest'
Oct. 8, 2016 - Oct. 8, 2016 , 6:00PM-9:00PM
Celebrate the anniversary of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen at LUREC's Octoberfest. Traditionally a beer festival, this evening starts with a German beer reception with appetizers and proceeds with a five-course authentic Octoberfest dinner paired with German wines....More Info
Cost: $80.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Soup, Stews, & Stocks
Oct. 22, 2016 - Oct. 22, 2016 , 11:00AM-2:00PM
Learn the basics on how to prepare savory soups and stews. Prepare chicken, beef, and vegetable stocks and discuss their versatile uses along with proper freezer storage. Also, hone your knife skills. Lots of sampling with selected beer, wine and soda served....More Info
Cost: $55.00 per person Event Type: Culinary
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Woodstock Farmers Market
Now - Oct. 25, 2016 , 8 am - 1 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays
This producers-only market features fresh, local products such as meats, eggs, breads, veggies, baked goods and more from 40+ vendors. The market also offers live music and other events throughout the season. Tuesdays and Saturdays. ...More Info
Event Type: Outdoors Live Music Agri-Tourism Farmers Market
Woodstock Square
Woodstock Square
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5164
Cache Your Way 2016
Aug. 1, 2016 - Nov. 30, 2016 , Sunrise to Sunset
Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt using either a GPS unit or a smartphone. The Cache Your Way program takes you to 15 different McHenry County Conservation District sites and find these hidden treasures. Download a passport from our website and complete the program to get a special 2016 GeoCoin. 2016 is the ye...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Recreation
Various McHenry County Conservation District Sites
18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223
International Ski Jumping Tournament
Jan. 21, 2017 - Jan. 22, 2017 , Gates open at 11:00
International ski jumping competition - come watch jumpers from all over the world compete against our top US athletes. Watch them Fly! Admission buttons good for both days. Buttons can be purchased at participating merchants - view web site....More Info
Cost: $10.00 pre-sale/ $15.00 @ gate Event Type: Sporting Event
Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
815-382-4696
Geocache Across McHenry County GeoTour
Now - Jan. 1, 2018 , Ongoing
GeoTours are specifically designed to turn your next staycation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. Cache Your Way Across McHenry County GeoTour highlights 15 of the best District spots where gamers will be led along unique trails, under bridges, to historic sites, or in the middle of a ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
McHenry County Conservation District Sites
18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223
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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