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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Ladies Night Out
Apr. 24, 2014 - Apr. 24, 2014 , 5PM - 9PM
Ladies Night Out happens twice a year -- Spring and Fall. Ladies -- bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends (whoever!) downtown for lots of fabulous food, music, special deals, and more! Check in at the Raue Center (26 N. Williams). The first 500 customers will receive a map, list of participating ...More Info
Cost: Free admission Event Type: Family
Downtown Crystal Lake
Starts at 26 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-0835
Blues Jam with Shunnalo Brown
Apr. 26, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 , 8:00pm-10:00pm
Have you ever been to Buddy Guys Legends in downtown Chicago? Do you like live music and blues jams? Why make the commute all the way into Chicago when you can experience a fun and popular blues jam right in your own backyard? On Saturday, April 26th at 8:00pm, there will be a Blues Jam in the Listening Room at the ...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154558000
Earth Day Celebration 2014
Apr. 26, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 , 11:00am - 4:00pm
Join McHenry County Conservation District and the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County  The event is held both indoors and out and will go on rain or shine! *Live music *Puppet shows at 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. *Guided nature hike at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. *Help out on a restoration service project. *En...More Info
Cost: none Event Type: Family
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
NURTURE: MIND, BODY & SPIRIT: HOLISTIC AND METAPHYSICAL FAIR
Apr. 26, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 , 10:00 am  3:00 pm
Metaphysical & Holistic Fair and fundraiser benefiting Nurturing Necessities, a non-profit organization. Admission is free, and there will be hourly drawings. Check out the Facebook Event to RSVP and invite your friends! Confirmed Vendors: 1. Orgonite Healing Crystals 2. Kathy Everitt Healing 3. Essential Ayurve...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Mixin Mingle
124 Cass St
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-308-5170
Star Party
Apr. 26, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 , 7-10 p.m.
Hosted by Northwest Suburban Astronomers Look at stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters with the help of NSA member telescopes. Observing highlights will include the planets Mars and Jupiter, The Great Orion Nebula, The Double Cluster, Globular Clusters M3, M5 and M13, and other deep sky objects. Dress for ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Marengo Ridge, Shelter #2 Parking Lot
2411 N. IL Rte 23
Marengo, IL
815-338-6223
THE 4 STEP CREATIVE PROCESS
May. 1, 2014 - May. 1, 2014 , 6:00 pm  10:00 pm
The Creative Process is an elusive bundle of energy that leads us to our craft with a surge of emotion like no other. How do we feed this energy & and exercise it& and discipline it& and call it up as needed? Join Nancy Merkling as she shares her insight and wisdom on growing in the 4-Step Creative Process that success...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Mixin Mingle
124 Cass St
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-308-5170
Pump It Up Parents Night Out
May. 2, 2014 - May. 2, 2014 , 6:00pm-9:00pm
Enjoy a night out with out the kids while they enjoy a night in at Pump It Up! Parent's Night Out is from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Includes jumping, rock climbing, dinner, a snack, and tons more fun! Cost is $20 per child. $15 per sibling. Questions call the store at 847-854-3737. RSVP NOW! Spots are limited and filling up...More Info
Cost: $20 Per child Event Type: Family
Pump It Up of Crystal Lake
1095 Pingree Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
847-854-3737
Fox River and Chain O' Lakes Clean-Up
May. 3, 2014 - May. 3, 2014 , 8:00am - Noon
We need your help!Here is your chance to enhance our Fox River habitat for people and animals by volunteering to pick up trash. The Conservation District is joining forces with the Fox Waterway Agency. There will be opportunities to work from the shoreline or from your boat. Help a habitat and earn a t-shirt (while sup...More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Family
Multiple
815-338-6223
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents the Elegant Music of Mark Ponzo and Jeong Soo Kim, Both Professors of Music at Northern Illinois University
May. 3, 2014 - May. 3, 2014 , 3:00pm-5:00pm
On Saturday, May 3rd at 3:00pm, trumpet player, Mark Ponzo, will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit www.LakesideLegacy.org or call 815-455-8000. Roger Reupert, the House Manager of th...More Info
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154558000
Bob Blazier Run For The Arts
May. 4, 2014 - May. 4, 2014 , 8 AM
BOB BLAZIER RUN FOR THE ARTS! We can be heroes just for one 5K! Calling all superheroes!! Join Super Bob in the fight to preserve the arts in our community. Rally together with a team, co-workers or hit the pavement solo.The course winds through Historic Downtown Crystal Lake. Not up for the full 5K? Don't fo...More Info
Cost: 5K: $35 early registration|1M $20 mile Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Centennial Speaker Series and Crystal Lake Historical Society Fundraiser presentation on History of the Railroad
May. 4, 2014 - May. 4, 2014 , 1:00 pm
Craig Pfannkuche will give this presentation on the history of the railroad. This will be a CLHS fundraiser luncheon....More Info
Cost: Ticket sales Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake Country Club
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1151
Crystal Lake Community Band Spring POPS concert
May. 4, 2014 - May. 4, 2014 , 4:00 p.m.
Spring POPS concert featuring the 80 pc. band with trumpet soloist Peter Bond, from the New York Metropolitan Opera. Band selections ranging from Dixieland to the classics. ...More Info
Cost: $12.00 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and the military, $7 for groups of 10 or more Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
800 S. Rt. 31
Crystal Lake, IL
815-679-2263
Pump It Up Jump N Jam Tween Night
May. 9, 2014 - May. 9, 2014 , 7:00pm-10:00pm
That's right, Pump It Up presents Our Jump N Jam for Tweens ONLY!!! This is a special monthly event that is a drop off event for ages 8-15 years old. This event includes jumping fun, glow, and playing your favorite songs!! Pizza Slice is included. There will be prizes to win and games! Glow products will be available f...More Info
Cost: $15 per tween Event Type: Family
Pump It Up of Crystal Lake
1095 Pingree Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
847-854-3737
Stories for a Spring Evening
May. 9, 2014 - May. 9, 2014 , 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring with McHenry County Conservation District and the McHenry County Storytelling Guild! Bring the family and friends for an evening of tales and legends in a scenic setting. The show will go on rain or shine. If weather is fair we will gather under the oaks on Prairieviews patio. If weather is foul we wi...More Info
Cost: $0 residents / $5 non-residents Event Type: Family
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents Kim Shriver Performing in the Listening Room
May. 10, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 , 8:00pm-10:00pm
On Saturday, May 10th at 8:00pm, Kim Shriver will be performing in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit www.LakesideLegacy.org or call 815-455-8000. We are bringing Broadway to Crystal Lake, excl...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Miss Cary/Miss Fox River Grove Business Scholarship Pageant
May. 10, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 , 7:00 p.m.
An evening of entertainment while Cary-Grove crowns their 2014 Miss Cary/Miss Fox River Grove. There will be an evening gown competition, business sponsor speech, and talent competition. Along with musical entertainment by August Hotel (formerly the University) will be featured....More Info
Cost: $10 Adults/$5 Students & Seniors Event Type: Family
Cary-Grove High School
2208 Three Oaks Road
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Pasta Pasta Pasta
May. 10, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Explore handmade pasta techniques and build a menu for this hands-on event. Preparations include fresh pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, home-made ricotta cheese, and selecting fresh ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser
May. 10, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 , 9AM - 4PM
Blooming Annuals for Sale - Just in time for Mother's Day! Make plans to purchase your flowers for Mom (and yourself) at Downtown Crystal Lake's Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser. Volunteers from Downtown Crystal Lake will be selling hanging baskets and planters with beautiful blooming plants from Countryside Flowershop...More Info
Event Type: Family
Williams & Brink, Downtown Crystal Lake
50 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-0835
Barefoot in the Park
May. 2, 2014 - May. 11, 2014 , 8pm and 3pm
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. Hes a straight-as-an-arrow layer and shes a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon they get a surprise visit from...More Info
Cost: Starting at $25 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815.356.9212
Tough Mudder Chicago
May. 10, 2014 - May. 11, 2014 , Varies - Check Website
Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, over one million inspiring participants worldwide to date, and more than $5 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adv...More Info
Cost: Check Website Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Richmond Hunting Club
5016 Illinois Route 173
Richmond, IL 60071
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An Evening with Groucho Marx
May. 17, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 , 8pm
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "L...More Info
Cost: Starting at $31 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815.356.9212
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents Piano Conversations with Jeremy Kahn
May. 17, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 , 8:00pm-10:00pm
On Saturday, May 17th at 8:00pm, Jeremy Kahn a Chicago jazz musician will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit www.LakesideLegacy.org or call 815-455-8000. Attending a jazz concert at t...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Paddle in the Park
May. 17, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 , 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Take a canoe or kayak paddling clinic, test-paddle canoes, kayaks or stand up paddle boards from local retailers to find the one that is right for you. See demonstrations of paddling, rolling and rescue techniques and paddle a voyageur canoe. Learn about local canoe and kayak clubs, paddling opportunities, outfitters, ...More Info
Cost: General Entry-Free Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
The Hollows-Lake Atwood Shelter
3804 U.S. Hwy. 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-479-5779
Phantom of the Opera Concert & Masquerade Gala
May. 17, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 , 4pm-10pm
Join us the evening of May 17, 2014 at the elegant Sanfilippo Estate; we welcome you to enter our mysterious world, where you will be taken back by the elegance and beauty of the Sanfilippo Estate. The evening will be filled by self-guided tours of the estate and listen to an exquisite organ mini-concert. Indulge in ...More Info
Cost: $175.00 individual, $1,650.00 table of ten Event Type: Arts
Sanfilippo Estate
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
815-271-5444
Living History Open House
May. 18, 2014 - May. 18, 2014 , 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No registration required. Drop in any time during the open hours.Come visit this Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. May will feature Samuel Walker, a prominent and influential man who lived in the house after the Civil War (late 1800s). Volunteers ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Rt.31 and Harts Road
Ringwood, IL
815-678-4532
Knife Skills 101
May. 22, 2014 - May. 22, 2014 , 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to slice and dice like a pro. Learn selections of knives, different styles, sharpening, honing, knife care, and safety. Use your newly acquired skills to create a meal together....More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
80 Years After, Bonnie and Clyde
May. 24, 2014 - May. 26, 2014 , 10-5
80 Years after the execution, the Bonnie and Clyde Exhibit. See the car that toured the USA from the 30s through the 60s as the Bonnie and Clyde Death Car. hear how this fraudulent car fooled the public and how their crime spree didnt stop with their death. Regular Admission fees apply. $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Seni...More Info
Cost: $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Senior, $8.95 Children 5-12 Event Type: Family
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073
815-385-3644
Farm-to-table Event
May. 30, 2014 - May. 30, 2014 , 6:30 p.m.
Experience a true local meal created from fresh ingredients from our farm while dining in our gardens. Meal will be accompanied by sustainable wines paired specifically to complement our menu....More Info
Cost: $65 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Krazy Color 5K
May. 31, 2014 - May. 31, 2014 , 8:00 am-11:00 am
5K Color Run...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Emricson Park, Woodstock
900 W South St
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-482-2571
Mudderella Chicago
May. 31, 2014 - May. 31, 2014 , Varies
You're stronger than you think you are. You might fall for can't, but we don't. Mudderellas can do anything they put their minds to, and guess what? So can you. Our courses are challenging, but you won't be alone in earning your Mudderella sportband. You'll be surrounded by thousands of like-minded women who...More Info
Cost: Check Website Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Richmond Hunting Club
5016 Illinois Highway 173
Richmond, IL 60071
The Vivian Maier Mystery
May. 31, 2014 - May. 31, 2014 , 7:00 pm
Film Screening of "The Vivian Maier Mystery" - - Q&A with Producer Jeff Kurz and Jeffrey Goldstein - - Exhibit of Maier's images from the Goldstein Collection - - Reception with Refreshments...More Info
Cost: $25 until May 21, $30 thereafter, Students $20 Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.5300
A Taste of Italy
Jun. 7, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2014 , 5-9 p.m.
Enjoy an education in the different regions of Italy as we create and design a menu based on those specifics. Understand flavor pairings of wine and food when remaining authentic to the Italian countryside....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Pedal to the Park-3rd Annual
Jun. 7, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2014 , 10am to 5pm
The Bike Haven's Community Appreciation Day! Bicycle demos, Bicycle Education, Outdoor Children's Face painting and bounce houses, Big In-Store Sales, BMX Stunt Show, Live Broadcasting from Star 105.5, and much more. This is a day to enjoy with your family in the park and for The Bike Haven to show you their apprecia...More Info
Cost: No Admission Fee Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
The Bike Haven/ Veterans Memorial Park
3318 W. Pearl Street
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4642
Annual Heritage Trolley Tour
Jun. 8, 2014 - Jun. 8, 2014 , 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission's Annual Heritage Trolley Tour. Every year the commission puts on a new tour highlighting unique propeties in the City. Come out and take this 45 minute trip and learn new and exciting historic facts about Crystal Lake....More Info
Cost: $10 per ticket Event Type: Family
Downtown Crystal Lake Gazebo
Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3615
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents Lets Dance Big Band to Perform in the Listening Room on 6/13 at 8:00pm
Jun. 13, 2014 - Jun. 13, 2014 , 8:00pm-10:00pm
On Saturday, June 13th at 8:00pm, Lets Dance Big Band will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit www.LakesideLegacy.org or call 815-455-8000. They perform classic songs made famous by bi...More Info
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Event Type: Arts
'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154558000
Harvest-to-Table
Jun. 14, 2014 - Jun. 14, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Get close to your food as we harvest seasonal vegetables from our gardens and create the perfect luncheon to exemplify those ingredients. Understand seasonality and flavor pairings while learning different techniques for utilizing fresh ingredients. Proper handling and washing of vegetables will also be demonstrated....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Lake in the Hills Triathlon
Jun. 15, 2014 - Jun. 15, 2014 , 6:30am
A triathlon might sound scary  but its really not!!! Where else can you swim  bike  run& all in a single morning! Whether its your 1st or 50th, the LITH Triathlon team will help you to achieve your goal to finish a triathlon. Registration is limited to 400. Not sure you want to dip your toes in the water? We alw...More Info
Cost: $55 thru 5/2, 5/3 and after $65 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Ken Carpenter Park, Indian Trail Beach
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Zsa Zsa Slaps a Cop
Jun. 15, 2014 - Jun. 15, 2014 , 10-5
Fathers Day. See the actual Rolls Royce made famous by Zsa Zsa Gabore. This is the actual car she was driving when she was pulled over in the infamous Cop Slapping incident. See a live comedic reenactment. Regular Admission fees apply. $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Senior, $8.95 Children 5-12. Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL. ...More Info
Cost: $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Senior, $8.95 Children 5-12 Event Type: Family
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073
815-385-3644
Completely Sausage
Jun. 19, 2014 - Jun. 19, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Follow the basic steps of making and creating your own homemade sausages. Understand proper sanitation techniques, curing, meat selection, ratios, grinding, stuffing and smoking....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Lucy's Comedy Cafe
Now - Jun. 21, 2014 , 8:30pm
9 Dates in 2013/2014 Season. Now in it's sixth season and selling out almost every event, Lucy's Comedy Cafe is The local venue for an excellent, entertaining and AFFORDABLE comedy night out!...More Info
Cost: $20 ($25 day-of) Event Type: Arts
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815.356.9212
Sweets, Treats & Strawberries
Jun. 21, 2014 - Jun. 22, 2014 , 10:00am - 6:00pm
Come join us for selection of the finest sweets, exotic treats and delicious strawberries....More Info
Cost: Tours $6.00 Event Type: Family
RavenStone Castle
4504 Illinois Route 23
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-5764
3Disciplines Illinois Triathlon Championship
Jun. 22, 2014 - Jun. 22, 2014 , 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Register now to participate in this Illinois Triathlon Championship. Featuring Olympic or Sprint course for the swim, bike and run....More Info
Cost: Registration Fee / Spectator Tickets Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Three Oaks Recreation Area
5517 Northwest Highway (Use Main Street Entrance)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
231.546.2229
McHenry County Patriot Run
Jun. 22, 2014 - Jun. 22, 2014 , 7:30 am
The Patriot Run is either a 5K run or walk, and a 1 mile run or walk to benefit TLS Veterans and the Veterans Assistance Commission. The 1 mile is $15 for pre-registrants. On race day, the 5K is $40 and the 1 mile is $20. ...More Info
Cost: $35 pre-registered. Event Type: Family
McHenry County College
8900 Rt. 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1773 x 300
Farm-to-table Event
Jun. 27, 2014 - Jun. 27, 2014 , 6:30 p.m.
Experience a true local meal created from fresh ingredients from our farm while dining in our gardens. Meal will be accompanied by sustainable wines paired specifically to complement our menu....More Info
Cost: $65 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
3rd Annual Spring Wine Walk in conjunction with the Richmond Fine Arts Festival
Jun. 28, 2014 - Jun. 28, 2014 , 1-4 p.m.
The Spring Wine Walk is in conjunction with the Richmond Fine Arts Festival. There will be 90 artists participating. 20% of our proceeds are donated to The Richmond Memorial Hall Renovation....More Info
Cost: TBD Event Type: Arts
Downtown Richmond, IL
10908B Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-7742
Knife Skills 101
Jul. 1, 2014 - Jul. 1, 2014 , 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to slice and dice like a pro. Learn selections of knives, different styles, sharpening, honing, knife care, and safety. Use your newly acquired skills to create a meal together....More Info
Cost: $30 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
VooDoo A-Go-Go Charity Car Show and Concert
Jul. 5, 2014 - Jul. 5, 2014 , 10-5
2nd annual VooDoo A-Go-Go Rockabilly Car Show and Concert benefitting the American Cancer Society. 3 live bands, vendors, flame show and hundreds of vintage hot rods and various show cars. Show Car registration $20, includes admission for 2. Regular Gate Admission $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Senior, $8.95 Children 5-12. ...More Info
Cost: $13.95 Adult, $11.95 Senior, $8.95 Children 5-12 Event Type: Family
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073
815-385-3644
35th Annual Lakeside Festival
Jul. 3, 2014 - Jul. 6, 2014 , Varied
Save the Date for the 35th Annual Lakeside Fest: JULY 3rd - 6th! Voted Best Festival in McHenry County for 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Northwest Herald Readers Choice Awards! Thank you for Voting us BEST FEST! Its The Granddaddy of All Festivals in McHenry County and proud to be celebrating 35 great years! A...More Info
Cost: Ages 13 and up: $5; Seniors $2; Active Military and Kids 12 and under Free Event Type: Family
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and the Historic Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Farm-to-table Event
Jul. 11, 2014 - Jul. 11, 2014 , 6:30 p.m.
Experience a true local meal created from fresh ingredients from our farm while dining in our gardens. Meal will be accompanied by sustainable wines paired specifically to complement our menu....More Info
Cost: $65 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
RUNdezvousRace
Jul. 12, 2014 - Jul. 12, 2014 , 8:30 AM
Outdoor survival skill race. 14 events/challenges along the trails at Lippold Park. Some of the events: Hatchet Throw, Archery, Water Carry, Log Splitting, Trapping and Fire Starting. Do you have the skills?...More Info
Cost: $65.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lippold Park, Crystal Lake
Lippold Park - Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-814-1100
Transformers Give A Way
Now - Jul. 13, 2014 , 10-5
Now Through June 13th, Enter to Win a Night out in the Bumblebee Camaro from Transformers. Winner and a guest will be allowed to drive the 1977 Camaro made famous as Bumblebee from Transformers to the McHenry Drive-In on opening night of Transformers. Movie admission and dinner for two included. For contest details ...More Info
Event Type: Family
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073
815-385-3644
HARD CHARGE Chicago
Jul. 19, 2014 - Jul. 19, 2014 , 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
The most talked-about obstacle course run is coming back to the Chicago area. HARD CHARGE Chicago is 4 miles of challenging terrain, military-inspired obstacles and muddy fun. It's taking place at Richardson Adventure Farms in Spring Grove and it's a fitness event unlike any other. Run for the chance to compete on T...More Info
Cost: $56-$108 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Richardson Adventure Farms - Spring Grove, IL
9407 Richardson Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Summer Sundays by the Crystal Lake Historical Society
Jul. 20, 2014 - Jul. 20, 2014 , 1:00 pm
The Crystal Lake Historical Society puts on Summer Sundays for 3 Sundays in the summer each year. This year as part of the Centennial Celebration experience 1914. Costumed presenters will walk guests around the historic Colonel Palmer House showing them life as it was 100 years ago....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Colonel Palmer House
660 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-1151
Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Jul. 24, 2014 - Jul. 24, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Gain a full understanding of wine using your taste buds. Explore different food pairings and prepare a menu that enhances both the food and wine flavors. You will leave with a completely different mindset for creating a night of elegance using very simple techniques....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
9th Annual Charity Auto Show
Jul. 27, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014 , 10-2 p.m.
A Charity Auto Show with proceeds donated to a non-profit, community organization, chamber member and our scholarship program....More Info
Event Type: Family
Scot Forge
10908B Main Street
Spring Grove, IL 60071
815-678-7742
A Trip Through the Burgundy Region in France
Jul. 31, 2014 - Jul. 31, 2014 , 6-9 p.m.
Experience firsthand the wines and foods of this region. Learn simple French Cooking techniques that will stick with you forever....More Info
Cost: $45 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
McHenry County Youth Sports Association Summer International Baseball Championships
Jul. 26, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , Games throughout each day and evening
Over 100 teams from around the world meet in Crystal Lake for our 22nd annual baseball tournament. 11, 13 and 15 year old teams, including clubs from Japan, Brazil and Puerto Rico participate. See website for times and locations....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Games played throughout McHenry County
815-482-1565
McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ
Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014 , Fri 5-11PM/Sat 4-11PM/Sun 12-8PM
Blues Festival with great food, craft beers and BBQ Cook-off. ...More Info
Cost: $10 12 and under free Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Petersen Park
McCullom Lake Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-331-6428
Centennial Monthly Speaker Series - Schools
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014 , 1:00 pm
The Centennial Celebration continues with this Monthly Speaker Series featuring the history of the Crystal Lake Schools....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake City Hall
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3615
Soups and Sauces
Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Engage in a hands-on lesson on the elements involved in taking your meal to the next level. Learn the age old techniques of creating stocks/reductions and the skills/variations of the Mother Sauces. Complete the class with the creation of an unforgettable meal to accompany your hard work....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Cary Cruise Night
Jun. 4, 2014 - Aug. 27, 2014 , Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cary Cruise Night 2014 W. Main St. and Jandus Rd. off of Route 14 in Cary Wednesday Evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Date Themes June 4 Dust Off  All Cars June 11 Corvette Night June 18 Mustang/Ford/Cobra Night June 25 Import Night July 2 Red, White and Blue Car Night July 9 Converti...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
W. Main and Jandus Rd off of Rt.14
W. Main and Jandus Rd off of Rt. 14
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Food Preservation
Aug. 30, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn how to properly and safely preserve your harvest for the year. Understand the techniques for canning, proper freezing, drying, and fermenting....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival
Aug. 29, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 , 8/29 3:00pm - 10:30 pm 8/30 & 8/31 Noon - 10:30pm
Join us for the farewell celebration to summer! The Summer Sunset Festival offers entertainment, food, rides, a parade, a custom/classic car show, melon propellin competition, arts & crafts plus small business expo, 5K run and 2K walk, Got Talent competition and McHenry County's premier festival wine tasting event! ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Sunset Park 5200 Miller Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-960-7460
Artisan Breads
Sep. 6, 2014 - Sep. 6, 2014 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take a firsthand look into the art of baking artisan breads. Understand sourdough, learn to mix, shape, proof, and properly cook a great loaf of bread from simple to complex. Tap into the bakers percentage as we explore one of the Worlds best traditions....More Info
Cost: $35 Event Type: Family
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815.338.1032
Centennial Monthly Speaker Series - Cemeteries
Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 14, 2014 , 1:00 pm
The Union Cemetery preserves the memories of many former Crystal Lake residents. Learn the history of this cemetery and some unique facts about the residents and headstones with this presentation as part of the FREE Monthly Historical Speaker Series....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Arts
Crystal Lake City Hall
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-3615
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
Sep. 13, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 , Sept 13 and 19 @ 8 PM|Sept 20 @ 3 PM
Williams Street Rep is proud to present The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Mike Daisey, hailed as the master storyteller by the New York Times, turns his razor-sharp wit to Americas most mysterious technology icon in this hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust and industrial design. Show Run...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
The Searh for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Sep. 12, 2104 - Sep. 24, 2014 , Sept 12 and 20 @ 8 PM|Sept 13, 14, 17, 21 and 24 @ 3 PM
Williams Street Rep is proud to present The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. This is the ultimate self-help comedy - outrageous, hilarious and inspiring - performed here by award-nominated actress Amanda Flahive. Show Runs: September 12 & 20 @ 8 PM|September 13, 14, 17, 21, 24 @ 3 PM. Sing...More Info
Cost: $35.50 Event Type: Arts
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
Fall Fest and Wine Walk
Sep. 27, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 , 12 - 10 p.m.
Fall Festival and Wine Walk with some of the proceeds donated to Memorial Hall Renovation projects....More Info
Cost: TBD Event Type: Family
Downtown Richmond
10908B Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-7742
Cary Farmers Market
Jun. 1, 2014 - Sep. 28, 2014 , Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Cary Farmers Market is located at the west end of the Cary Metra station commuter parking lot off the intersection of High Rd. and W. Main St. in downtown Cary. The market is held on Sundays beginning June 1  September 28. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m....More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Cary Metra Train Station Parking Lot
West Main Street and Rt.14
Cary, IL 60013
847-639-2800
Autumn Spa Faire
Oct. 4, 2014 - Oct. 5, 2014 , 10:00am - 6:00pm
Treat yourself to a gourmet coffee or a slice of heavenly fudge. Relaxing massages available for a fee. This is an event you won't want to miss....More Info
Cost: Tours $6.00 Event Type: Family
RavenStone Castle
4504 Illinois Route 23
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-5764
Crystal Lake Farmers Market
Jun. 7, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014 , Saturdays 8AM - 1PM
Enjoy a bounty of the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, meat, cheese, flowers and more! Open on Saturdays only....More Info
Cost: Free admission Event Type: Family
Depot Park
70 E. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-0835
Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids
Dec. 7, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 9:00am
This event is a 5K run/walk in which all 5K participants receive a 5 piece Santa Suit. The proceeds go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, CASA, Turning Point, Girls on the Run, Main Stay and the Kiwanis. There is a 1 mile run/walk as well for $15. The 1 mile kids get reindeer antlers. Race day 5K is $40 and the 1 mile is $2...More Info
Cost: $35 pre-registered Event Type: Family
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1773 x 300

 



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