Art and Street Fair

Saturday, July 17

The Fiesta Days Art and Street Fair includes Arts and Crafts in the Park, artist demonstrations, “Maker’s Zone” craft stations on Pearl Street, and more. Attendance is free.

See below for additional information on each event.

Arts and Crafts in the Park

July 17, 9 am – 4 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Park

Featuring some of the Midwest’s finest hand crafters including florals, potters, photographers, woodworking, handmade jewelry, and more!

Student Art Show

July 1 – 31, Downtown McHenry

The Student Art Show is a juried competition for 6th – 12th grade students. Art is displayed in downtown McHenry business windows throughout the month of July.

Maker's Zone Craft Stations

July 17, 10 am – 3 pm on Pearl Street at Veteran’s Memorial Park

Bring the kids to Pearl Street to create art of their own! 

Concert in the Park / Parade Marshal Ceremony

July 15, 5 pm – 9 pm, Veteran’s Memorial Park

Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy a concert in the park. Food and beer vendors will be available. A special recognition ceremony for our 2021 Parade Marshal takes place at 7:00 pm with concert to follow.

Celebrity Battle of the Brushes

July 16, 7 pm – 10 pm

Watch four CELEBRITY “artists” bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for our very first Celebrity Battle of the Brushes! The event is centered around four local celebrities, paired with four local professional artists to create a one-of-a-kind collectible artwork. Enjoy seeing art created right before your eyes, as well as entertainment, drinks, appetizers, and more! Attendees will have the chance to purchase their favorite pieces of art in live auction format. The professional artists’ work will also be on display for purchase.

Fiesta Days Parade

July 18, Parade Starts at 1:30 pm

A slight modification on our traditional parade, the cars and floats will stay in one place and community members will “walk the route”. Keeping the audience in motion reduces exposure. A special “candy bag” still allows little ones to receive handouts and goodies from our parade participants and keeps everyone safe!


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.