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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HOWL-O-WEEN Bash Fundraiser
Oct. 25, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014 , 6:00pm-10:00pm
Howl-O-Ween Bash Saturday Oct. 25th 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 31 North Banquets 217 N. Front Street McHenry, IL 60050 100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards our continued rescue efforts - completely volunteer based non-profit rescue Bring the family and come out for a fun filled night that will ...More Info
Cost: $45 for ticket bought by 10/24 - $55 at the door Event Type: Family
31 North Banquets
217 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050
Zombie 5K
Oct. 25, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014
Race to help the Home of the Sparrow's affordable and Rapid Re-Housing Program for homeless women and children....More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Emricson Park
1313 Kishwaukee Valley Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
Oct. 25, 2014 - Oct. 26, 2014 , Saturday 10 a.m. - Midnight - Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Come Celebrate Vaptoberfest With Us! Saturday 10 a.m. - Midnight Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Complimentary Food - Raffles - Music...More Info
Cost: 0.00 Event Type: Arts
Vapor Place Lounge
119 N. Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 31, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014 , 4-6pm
Area businesses create a safe venue for young and old! Some may call it "high density treats"...we call it fun!...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Family
Jewel Parking Lot, Spring Grove
2401 U.S. 12
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Dúo del Sol at the Woodstock Opera House
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 , 8pm
Fans and critics agree: Dúo del Sol's music is "phenomenal", "incredible", and "masterful"! Violinist Javier Orman and guitarist Tom Farrell harness the raw energy of a rock band by wildly stretching their instruments beyond any traditional limits. Their debut LP hello Kaleidoscope was recently nominated for 'Best Inst...More Info
Cost: $22/$18 students & seniors Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Panting for Paws 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun Run
Nov. 2, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014 , 7:00 am
Your participation in the Panting for Paws annual race does more than keep our doors open, or put nourishing food into hungry bellies, or provide one more vaccine, clean blankets, or a toy to the abandoned animals at our shelter. It helps to reignite the spark in the once dark and frightened eyes of each animal in our...More Info
Event Type: Family
Lippold Park
Route 176
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
Facing Medicare & Social Security
Nov. 4, 2014 - Nov. 4, 2014 , 1:00-3:00PM
Are you or your family member about to become eligible for Medicare and/or Social Security? Do you plan to work beyond your 65th birthday and if so, do you have questions about how to coordinate your benefits? Please come to a presentation on "Facing Medicare and Social Security," a seminar that will cover the essent...More Info
Cost: FREE! Event Type: Family
The Pointe (next to Target)
5650 NW Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Home for the Holidays Floral Design Showcase
Nov. 6, 2014 - Nov. 6, 2014 , 7 to 9 p.m.
Get tips on how to make your home dazzle for the holidays. Each MCC floral design instructor, along with their students and alumni, will present their creations and share some how-to tips The sessions will include Basic and Intermediate Floral Design, Silk and Dried Floral Design and Advanced Floral Design. Flor...More Info
Cost: $10 per person Event Type: Arts
McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Hwy. 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Woodstock Garden Club Girlfriends' Brunch
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014 , 10:30a
The Woodstock Garden Club is hosting their annual "Girlfriends Brunch" on Saturday, November 8. The sixth annual event is a celebration of friendship and holiday spirit. Following brunch, Maida Korte IIDA, ASID of "Designs by Maida" will present "Our Homes our Havens." A variety of themed gift baskets will be raffled...More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Arts
Woodstock Country Club
10310 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-6046
4th Annual Wasted Plains Rock & Roll Revival
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 , 5pm - 12:00am
Wasted Plains is a rock'N'roll festival exploding under VFW Post 5040's roof in downtown Woodstock, IL. Tickets are very fair. Drinks are cheap. The bandz are fresh. Space is limited and you should be there, this year especially. ...More Info
Cost: $10 - $15 Event Type: Arts
VFW Post 5040
240 N. Throop St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Harvest Gathering of 1858
Nov. 9, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014 , 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Step back in time to the 1850's Powers-Walker House at harvest time. Try your hand at corn shelling, grinding corn into flour, or making a corn husk or yarn doll. Witness harvest activities like the baking of bread in the wood-burning cookstove and making candles for the wintertime. Tour the historic farmhouse to learn...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Glacial Park, Powers- Walker House
Glacial Park, Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
Northwest Trail Run
Nov. 9, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
5-10 mile run hosted by Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center....More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Veterans Acres Park
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
Affair of the Arts Fine Art & Artisan Gift Show
Nov. 16, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014 , 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Affair of the Arts is a Fine Art & Artisan Gift Show held at The Shores of Turtle Creek, a picturesque venue located in Spring Grove, IL. Join us in November just in time for holiday shopping. The spacious lodge will be filled with 10,000 sq. ft of original artwork and artisan crafts created by 40 artists for one ...More Info
Cost: Free Admission Event Type: Arts
The Shores of Turtle Creek
7908 Winn Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Tellebration Celebration
Nov. 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014 , 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Bring the family out to join McHenry County Storytelling Guild and McHenry County Conservation Districts seventh joint Tellebration Celebration! Tellebration is a worldwide evening of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend, held...More Info
Cost: FREE Min/Max: 12/100 - Registration required Event Type: Family
Praireiview Education Center
2112 Behan Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
McHenry Turket Trot for Hospice
Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014
A commemorative 5K Run/Walk supporting JourneyCare Hospice & Palliative Services...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
McHenry East Campus High School
1012 N. Green St
McHenry, IL 60050
Thanksgiving Day Race
Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 27, 2014 , 8am
5K certified flat and mostly crushed limestone course ...More Info
Event Type: Outdoor Recreation
Lippold Park
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall Annual Holiday Open House
Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014 , 10am - 5pm
The Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall invite you our annual "Holiday Open House" November 28th, 29th, and 30th from 10am - 5pm. Mall-wide discounts of 15% (except items marked net, sale or firm). We'll have drawings for our mall gift cards throughout all 3 days....More Info
Cost: None Event Type: Family
Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall
27640 W. Volo Village Rd.
Volo, IL 60073
Festival of Trees / Santa Ride In
Dec. 5, 2014 - Dec. 5, 2014 , 6-8pm
Weve got Santas arrival, the lighting of the trees, and the holiday spirit all wrapped up! When Santa arrives via fire truck, help him ring in the season by lighting the Festival of Trees. Then join him for a snack, a photo opportunity, and a chance to remind him whats on your Christmas list! ...More Info
Cost: free Event Type: Family
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Gate
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Hands on a Hardbody
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 8pm & 3pm
For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is "Hands on a Hardbody" only o...More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Married Alive!
Nov. 21, 2014 - Dec. 7, 2014 , 8pm & 3pm
Married Alive! is a funny and touching new musical that looks in on two married couples, one newlywed and one oldly wed. From babies to empty nests, job stress to domestic bliss, it's face paced and acerbic, but always affectionate. As one patron put it, A hoot with a heart! Married Alive! is a funny, affectionate o...More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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
Groundhog Day
Jan. 29, 2015 - Feb. 2, 2015 , Various
In 1992, Woodstock, Illinois became the backdrop for the movie "Groundhog Day," starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Today, locals and visitors continue to gather on the Historic Woodstock Square each Groundhog Day to remember the fun and celebrate community that Woodstock has always been. The festivities include...More Info
Cost: Varies -- Please see website for details Event Type: Family
Historic Woodstock Square
Historic Woodstock Square
Woodstock, IL 60098
Woodstock Farmers Market - Winter Market
Nov. 1, 2014 - Apr. 4, 2015 , 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Woodstock Farmers Market moves inside for the first 4 Saturdays in November, the first 3 Saturdays in December, and the first Saturday in January, February, March and April. The producers-only market features fresh, local products such as meats, eggs, breads, veggies, baked goods and more. ...More Info
Cost: No charge Event Type: Family
McHenry County Farm Bureau Building
1102 McConnell Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-5164
Apr. 24, 2015 - May. 3, 2015 , 8pm & 3pm
In Canada two half brothers clash over the legacy of their dead father. Meanwhile, in Germany, a young female special advisor tries to push through a deal at a political summit, and in Mexico a young Englishman prepares to dive the deepest freshwater cave in the world....More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


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