Art and Street Fair

Saturday, July 16

Sponsored by Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical

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 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Park

sponsored by Northwestern Medicine

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
Deadline to submit artwork – June 24

Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank

The Student Art Show is a juried competition for students. Art is displayed in downtown McHenry businesses throughout the month of July

Maker's Zone Craft Stations

July 16, 10 am – 3 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Park

Sponsored by A Child’s Place

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

Concert in the Park / Parade Marshal Ceremony

July 14, 5 pm – 9 pm, Veteran’s Memorial Park

Sponsored by Buss Ford Lincoln

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 2022 Parade Marshal BJ MacDonald takes place at 7:00 pm with concert to follow.

Fiesta Days Parade

July 17, Parade Starts at 1:30 pm

Sponsored by Meijer

Over 2500 people come out each year to see our Fiesta Days Parade.  This year, a special “candy bag” will be handed out to little ones on the route to collect their goodies from our parade participants!

DamYak Challenge

July 16, 7 am – 10 am
Miller Point

Hosted by MC5 of the McHenry Area Chamber

This 4.8-mile kayak event promotes the beauty of downtown McHenry and the Fox River and raises awareness and funds for Kids In Need McHenry County (KIN).

Big Wheels Race

Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm
Petersen Park (Parking Lot)

Hosted by City of McHenry Parks and Recreation Department

Let the races begin! Children (ages 3-5) ride their all-plastic big wheels to compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. All children receive a participation ribbon.

Check-in from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm. Races start at 6:30 pm, $5/child (registration accepted day of event)

Duck Derby

July 16, 11 am duck drop
Boone Creek at Green Street

Hosted by McHenry Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Duck Derby is a unique fundraising event! Each duck supports the efforts of McHenry Kiwanis in serving youth in the McHenry area. Adopt a duck and watch it float down Boone Creek at the Green Street Bridge along the Downtown Riverwalk. Only 1000 ducks. Anticipated awards (if all ducks are sold): 1st place = $500, 2nd place = $400, 3rd place = $300, 4nd place = $200, 5th place = $100, 6-20th places = gift certificates to local businesses. Adopt a duck at


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.