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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Now - Jun. 26, 2016 , 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the story of one man's struggle against inward and outer oppression. McMurphy plans to serve out his sentence in a mental institution rather than prison. However, once there he both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation inflicted by the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who ...More Info
Cost: $13, $18, $23 Event Type: Performing Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5300
A Day at Petersen Farm
Jun. 26, 2016 - Jun. 26, 2016 , 10 am - 4 pm
Mark your calendar for the City of McHenrys annual Colby-Petersen Farm celebration on Sunday, June 26, at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile West of Route 31.Co-sponsored by the McHenry Farm Bureau and Colby-Petersen Farm Foundation, admission and all activities are free. This year's event has the theme "A Hund...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Outdoors Festivals Agri-Tourism
Petersen Farm (across from Petersen Park)
4112 McCullom Lake Rd
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-0191
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
Garden Walk
Jul. 9, 2016 - Jul. 9, 2016 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The McHenry County Master Gardener Garden Walk 2016 Presented by McHenry County College and U of I Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners Come visit eight of the best home gardens in the county. The tour starts at the McHenry County College Demonstration garden, 8900 U.S. Route 14, Crystal Lake, and meande...More Info
Cost: Advance tickets through June 30 - $12. Day of event tickets are $17.00 Event Type: Outdoors
McHenry County Area
various gardens
Crystal Lake, Huntley, Marengo , IL various
815-455-6872
Garden Walk 2016
Jul. 9, 2016 - Jul. 9, 2016 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The McHenry County Master Gardener Garden Walk 2016 Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by McHenry County College and U of I Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners $12 early bird (through June 30), $17 at the door Come visit eight of the best home gardens in the county. The tour starts at the Mc...More Info
Cost: $12.00 early bird (through June 30)- $17.00 Event Type: Agri-Tourism
Starts at McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Route 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-479-7570
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
Summer in the Park
Jul. 13, 2016 - Jul. 17, 2016 , varies
A traditional community festival featuring music, entertainment, bouncies, games food and fun for all ages. Band Concert & ice cream social in the Square, Movies in the Park, and more!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Festivals
Downtown & Emricson Park
Emricson Park
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6118
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
Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars- The Force Awakens
Jul. 26, 2016 - Jul. 26, 2016 , 7:30pm
Enjoy a beautiful summer night outdoors with your family while watching a fun movie. These movies are offered in cooperation with Algonquin Recreation, Village of Lake in the Hills Recreation Department, and the Algonquin Area Public Library. This is a FREE Family event. Date & Location: Tuesday, July 26 @ The Al...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
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
Birds of Northeastern Illinois - Photo exhibit
Now - Jul. 31, 2016 , 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 12, 2-4 p.m. Nature photographer Marty Hackl presents a selection of his works featuring birds of our region. These stunning photographs capture the beauty of birds, from the grace of their flight to the brilliance of their plumage. Besides approaching photography as an art form, it ha...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Visual Arts
Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-678-4532
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party
Jul. 30, 2016 - Jul. 31, 2016 , 8pm- midnight
Come join us at 8pm on July 30th for a Countdown to Midnight party as we anxiously await the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the highly anticipated 8th book in the Harry Potter series. We'll have special treats in our cafe, games, photo booths, trivia, contests, and more! Come dressed as your favorite cha...More Info
Cost: Free! Event Type: Recreation
Crystal Lake Barnes & Noble
5380 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-444-0824
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
Living History Open Houses
Jul. 17, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016 , Drop-in Noon-4pm
Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the families that once called it home. July's open house will feature the Miller family who inhabited the area during the World War I era, while August's open house will feature the Schaeffer and Steinmetz families, who lived in the area during the ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Historic
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
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
Open Mic Nights
Now - Aug. 19, 2016 , 7-9 p.m.
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month, June 17, July 15, and August 19, for an open mic night on Glacial Park's beautiful patio overlook. Come as a spectator or performer! Enjoy songs and sunsets in the outdoors. This event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. Note to performers: Nature-themed music i...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Performing Arts
Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-678-4532
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
Monarch Family Fun Fair
Aug. 28, 2016 - Aug. 28, 2016 , 1-4 p.m.
Learn how you can help the monarch butterflies and their miraculous migration across the North American continent. Ongoing: activities, games, face painting, arts, nature trunks, info on planting butterfly gardens and numerous partner booths sharing the work to support Monarchs. Sponsored by Friends of Hackmatack Nati...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Crystal Lake Main Beach Pavilion
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-678-4532
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
Now - 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
Now - 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
Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 1, 2016 - Oct. 1, 2016 , 7:30am
Join the Algonquin Recreation Department in the fourth annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1, 2016. 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., with check-in and registration beginn...More Info
Cost: $20 per walker, $25 per runner Event Type: Recreation
Downtown Algonquin
2 S. Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
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
WSR presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Sep. 16, 2016 - Oct. 23, 2016 , 8 pm
When Steve Martin, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning wizard of wit, imagines a meeting between two of history's greatest minds, the result is nothing short of genius. In this hilarious and thought-provoking play, the year is 1904 and two aspiring twenty-somethings named Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso hang out at the same...More Info
Cost: $32.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N William St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-256-9010 ext 16
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
Williams Street Rep Fundraiser: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Oct. 28, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016 , 8 PM
Fundraiser and Screening! October 28 @ 8p October 29 @ 8p This event includes a pre-show live performance followed by the classic film. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (T...More Info
Cost: $15 Event Type: Visual Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
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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