Art and Street Fair

July 20 – 23, 2023


Saturday, July 22

Sponsored by Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical

The McHenry Fiesta Days Art and Street Fair includes Arts and Crafts in the Park, artist demonstrations, “Maker’s Zone” craft station, downtown store sales and bar/restaurant specials and sidewalk sales at local businesses.

See below for additional information on each event.

Concert in the Park / Parade Marshal Ceremony

Thursday July 20, 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 2023 Parade Marshal (TBD) and McHenry Fiesta Days sponsors takes place at 7:00 pm with concert to follow.

Arts and Crafts in the Park

Saturday July 22, 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! This years booth spaces SOLD OUT. Reach out to be added to our mailing list for 2024

Maker’s Zone Craft Stations

Saturday July 22, 10 am – 3 pm – Veteran’s Memorial Park

Sponsored by A Child’s Place

FREE during Arts and Crafts in the Park. Bring the kids to the park by the playground to create and craft!

Fiesta Days Parade

Sunday July 23, Parade starts at 1:30 pm

Sponsored by Meijer

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

DamYak Challenge

Saturday July 22, 7 am – 10 am – Miller Point

Hosted by DamYak Challenge LTD

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).

Duck Derby

Saturday July 22, 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 are given out at this event. 

Big Wheels Race

Monday, July 17, 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)


Join us this year for 75 years of fun!

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.