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!
July 16, 7 am – 10 am
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)
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 https://bit.ly/kiwanis-