Festivals and Events

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Blooms & Rooms - Re-upholster a Chair
Apr. 21, 2015 - Apr. 21, 2015 , 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Bring a small chair and fabric of your choice, we will teach you the techniques! Register in store, call, or e-mail....More Info
Cost: $35.00 Event Type: Educational
Blooms & Rooms, 1245 N. Green St., Downtown McHenry
1245 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Food & Wine Pairing - Vegetarian Wine Dinner With Guest Chef
Apr. 23, 2015 - Apr. 23, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy a totally 'vegetarian' dinner paired with wine and a guest Chef. It starts with a wine reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with wine. ...More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Family Health Partnership Clinic Gala & Dinner Auction
Apr. 24, 2015 - Apr. 24, 2015 , 5:30 p.m.
Gala & Dinner auction to benefit uninsured and underinsured people in McHenry County through the Family Health Partnership Clinic. Live and silent auction action! Best Beatles tribute band, American English, will entertain....More Info
Cost: $90.00 each or table of 10 is $800.00 Event Type: Festivals
Crystal Lake Holiday Inn
Rt. 31 & Three Oaks Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
779.220.9305
Harvard Sportsman's Club 69th Annual Smelt Fry
Apr. 24, 2015 - Apr. 24, 2015 , 5pm to 9pm
All you can eat smelt, coleslaw, chips, bread, relishes & beverages....More Info
Cost: $17 Dine in, $13 Take out Event Type: Festivals
Harvard Sportsman's Club
21226 U.S. Route 14
Harvard, IL 60033
847-951-7379
Blooms & Rooms - BYOB Painting with a Splash Party
Apr. 25, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2015 , 6:45 - 9:00 pm
Uncork your creativity! Enjoy a relaxing & fun night out painting Water Lilies. No experience necessary....More Info
Cost: $30.00 Event Type: Visual Arts
Blooms & Rooms, 1245 N. Green St., Downtown McHenry
1245 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Apr. 25, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2015 , 9:30-11:00 AM
Global Event April 25th in the Historic Woodstock Square will offer FREE Tai Chi! World Tai Chi & QiGong Day began in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998 and is now in its 16th year with over 70 nations participating. On the last Saturday of April each year, this multi-national healing wave of people moving and breathin...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
Historic Woodstock Square
110 S. Johnson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-458-0377
World Tai Chi and QiGong Day Celebration
Apr. 25, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2015 , 9:30AM - 11:00AM
World Tai Chi & QiGong Day began in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998 and is now in its 15th year with over 70 nations participating. On the last Saturday of April each year, this multi-national healing wave of people moving and breathing in harmony begins at 10 AM in New Zealand and spreads from time zone to time zone, ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family
Historic Woodstock Square
(110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock, IL 60098)
Woodstock, IL 60098
847-458-0377
Sampler Series
Now - Apr. 28, 2015 , 3 and 7 p.m.
The McHenry County Historical Society kicks off its annual Sampler Series Monday, March 16, with a topic that is sure to get your toes tapping. Musician and history buff Mary Ellen Heelan, of Cary, will present 'We Sang! We Danced! A Musical History of McHenry County' at 3 p.m. at the McHenry County Historical Soc...More Info
Cost: $10 each, $30 (member) or $35 series Event Type: Historic
McHenry County Historical Society Museum
6422 Main St.
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267
Stories for a Spring Evening
May. 1, 2015 - May. 1, 2015 , 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring with the Conservation District and McHenry County Storytelling Guild! Bring 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 Prairieview's patio. If weather is foul we will gather inside Pr...More Info
Cost: $0 r/ $5nr Event Type: Performing Arts
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Huntley Indoor Farmers Market
Now - May. 2, 2015 , 1st Saturday of the Month from 9am-1pm
Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month to continue enjoying your favorite farmers market items through the long winter months. All market are held at the Legion Hall except the Dec. 6th market will be held at the 1st Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. ...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Family Agri-Tourism Farmers Market
Huntley Legion Hall
11712 Coral Street
Huntley, IL 60142
847-51-55262
Photography Exhibit: Planet of the Arthropods
Now - May. 3, 2015 , M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Photography Exhibit: The photography of James P. Rowan: Planet of the Arthropods On Exhibit March 7-May 3 Numbering over a million species, the arthropods constitute 80% of all animal life on earth. They live in every possible niche of every biome on the planet-from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, fr...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Visual Arts
Prairieview Education Center
2112 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-479-5779
Water
Apr. 24, 2015 - May. 3, 2015 , 8pm & 3pm
In Canada two half brothers clash over the legacy of their dead father. Meanwhile, in Germany, a young female special advisor tries to push through a deal at a political summit, and in Mexico a young Englishman prepares to dive the deepest freshwater cave in the world....More Info
Cost: $38.50-32.50 Event Type: Performing Arts
The Raue Center For The Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212
A Celebration of Wildflower and Art
May. 9, 2015 - May. 9, 2015 , 12 - 4 p.m.
Spring is a time of great natural beauty. This is especially evident throughout the woodlands of Coral Woods. Join us for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and artistic activities centered around the spring wildflowers of Coral Woods. Hike the woodlands and witness local plein air artists (a French expression referri...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Outdoors
Coral Woods Conservation Area
7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
Desserts And Cakes
May. 9, 2015 - May. 9, 2015 , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn and explore fast and easy ways to make desserts, cakes, frosting, mousses and dessert sauces. Discuss proper methods and techniques and demonstrate basic cake decorations while sipping Champagne....More Info
Cost: $ 55.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Mother's Day Special Event
May. 10, 2015 - May. 11, 2015 , 10am - 5pm
Come join us for our 8th annual Mother's Day Special Event Saturday May 10th and Sunday May 11th from 10am - 5pm. We'll have mall gift card drawings throughout both days. Treat Mom to her special day here at the Volo Antique Malls....More Info
Cost: 0 Event Type: Shopping
Volo Antique Malls
27640 W. Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073
815-344-6062
Food & Wine Pairing - Champagnes & Sparkling Wines
May. 14, 2015 - May. 14, 2015 , 6-9 p.m.
This dinner starts with a champagne reception with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner paired with Champagne and Sparkling wines from around the world....More Info
Cost: $ 65.00 Event Type: Culinary Educational
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032
Home of the Sparrow's Give My Regards to Broadway" Gala
May. 16, 2015 - May. 16, 2015 , 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of the Sparrow cordially invites you and your guests to attend "Give My Regards to Broadway" Annual Gala & Organ Concert. This sell out event will be held at The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, from 4 to 10 pm, on Saturday, May 16th. The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide. Guests at...More Info
Cost: $175.00/Person - $1650.00 Entire Guest Table Event Type: Live Music
The Sanfilippo Estate
Private Physical Address
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
815-271-5444 x-40
Paddle in the Park
May. 16, 2015 - May. 16, 2015 , 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board 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. Paddle a voyageur canoe. Learn about local canoe and kayak clubs, paddling...More Info
Cost: FREE Admission; $5 fee/person for all instructional clinics and/or to test water crafts. Event Type: Outdoors
The Hollows-Lake Atwood
3804 U.S. Hwy 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-479-5779
Spring Fiber Fling
May. 16, 2015 - May. 17, 2015 , Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join us for our 1st Annual Spring Fiber Fling. This family event will have crafters, artisans and fiber related vendors, a sheep and alpaca exposition, herding and other demonstrations along with workshops and classes. Join us for fiber, food and fun!...More Info
Cost: $3.00 per person, 7 years old and under free Event Type: Festivals
McHenry County Fairgrounds
11900 Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5315
Living History Open House
May. 17, 2015 - May. 17, 2015 , 12 - 4 p.m.
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 owned the house after the Civil War (late 1800s). Volunteers i...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Educational
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park
Route 31 & Harts Rd.
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-479-5779
Village of Algonquin- Upcoming Computer Explorers Courses
Now - May. 21, 2015 , 4:30-5:30 pm
Watch out for upcoming Village of Algonquin science courses instructed by Computer Explorers! The following are upcoming courses by Computer Explorers: - Programming with Bee-Bot - Making Your Own Star Wars Movie - Digital Cartoon Workshop - Gears, Gears, Gears! Complete course information and fees, and ...More Info
Cost: Fee Varies Depending on Course Event Type: Recreation
Historic Village Hall
2 S. Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2716
Pedal to the Park-4th Annual
Jun. 6, 2015 - Jun. 6, 2015 , 10am to 5pm
4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day full of big sales, Demo Rig Bike Dealers, Giveaways, Bike Stunt Show, Live Entertainment and More!...More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Recreation
The Bike Haven/ Veterans Memorial Park
3318 W. Pearl Street
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-4642
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Tony Ocean
Jun. 25, 2015 - Jun. 25, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Senn Alan Band
Jul. 2, 2015 - Jul. 2, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Spring Grove 4th of July Festivities
Jul. 4, 2015 - Jul. 4, 2015
Parade in downtown Spring Grove begins promptly at noon, entertainment, food, refreshments and kids games to immediately follow at the Horse Fair Park all day. 7pm Fireworks display. $5 parking at the park, $10 VIP under the fireworks parking at Thelen Park....More Info
Event Type: Holiday
Downtown Spring Grove and Horse Fair Park
Spring Grove, IL 60081
8156751811
Lakeside Festival
Jul. 2, 2015 - Jul. 5, 2015 , noon - 11:00pm
Lakeside Festival, is the Lakeside Legacy Foundations largest fundraiser and is held on the grounds of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, home of the historic Dole Mansion. Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the "Taste by the Lake," thrilling rid...More Info
Cost: $5.00. Kids under 12 are FREE Event Type: Festivals
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Liberty's Teeth
Jul. 9, 2015 - Jul. 9, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest
Jul. 9, 2015 - Jul. 12, 2015 , Thurs/Fri 4:30pm-11:00pm | Sat 11:30am-11:00pm | Sun 11:30am-7:00pm
Come join us for 4 days of unbelievably delicious, mouth watering barbecue, and entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Park. This family-oriented event will feature nationally renowned professional ribbers and great family entertainment. Not only will you experience some of the best grillers and BBQers in the...More Info
Cost: $5.00 for 13 & up (12 & under free-must be accompanied by adult) Event Type: Festivals
Sunset Park
5200 Miller Rd.
Lake in the Hills , IL 60156
847-742-3378
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Gina Glocksen Band
Jul. 16, 2015 - Jul. 16, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Pirates Over 40
Jul. 23, 2015 - Jul. 23, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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 evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Pirates Over 40 show will be part of the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival at Algonquin Lakes Park....More Info
Event Type: Live Music
Algonquin Lakes Park
700 Lake Plumleigh Way
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: R-Gang
Jul. 30, 2015 - Jul. 30, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: JukeBox Hero
Aug. 6, 2015 - Aug. 6, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Algonquin Summer Concert Series: Centerfold
Aug. 13, 2015 - Aug. 13, 2015 , 7:30-9:00 pm
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: Live Music
Riverfront Park
201 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2700
Creek Gallery
Aug. 14, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015 , Opening night: 6 - 9 pm (check site for additional exhibition hours)
60+ local and international artists exhibit 100 pieces of fine art in a large, modern church space. Opening night is a secular event with music, hors d'oeuvres and espresso bar. ...More Info
Cost: Free Admission. Event Type: Visual Arts
Willow Crystal Lake
220 N. Exchange, Ste A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8154044094
Art Fair at the Dole
Sep. 5, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015 , 10:00am-5pm
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park is hosting its Annual Art Fair. The event will be held on September 5th & 6th, on the grounds of the beautiful historic Dole Mansion. There will be tents filled with fine art, a children's art area, opportunity to purchase original works of art and enjoy food and wine. ...More Info
Cost: No admission cost Event Type: Visual Arts
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
Blooms & Rooms - "Pink Lady Night"
May. 4, 2015 - Sep. 28, 2015 , 3:30 - 6:30
Pop in on Cruise Night for Blooms & Rooms "Pink Lady Night" shopping event. Wear pink, get creative & SAVE! Every Monday through September....More Info
Cost: Free Event Type: Shopping
Blooms & Rooms, 1245 N. Green St., Downtown McHenry
1245 N. Green St.
McHenry, IL 60050
779-704-2943
Christmas At The Dole and Winter Fest
Dec. 4, 2015 - Dec. 5, 2015 , Friday: 5pm -8pm and Saturday: 11am - 4pm
The community is welcome to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas at the Dole and Winter Fest holiday festivities the 1st week of December. Guest can attend a holiday theme 1st Friday Art Show and a holiday performance in 'the Listening room'. This is a unique winter experience that the entire family wi...More Info
Cost: You cna purchase tickets for select attractions. Donations are appreciated. Event Type: Holiday
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, IL 60014
815-455-8000
World Tai Chi and QiGong Day
Apr. 25, 2015 - 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

 



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