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

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

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

sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and Chiro One Wellness Centers

FREE. 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

Sponsored by Innovative Home Concepts

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.

Fiesta Days Parade

July 18, 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 17, 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).

Duck Derby

July 17, 11 am
Green Street Bridge at Boone Creek

Hosted by McHenry Kiwanis

Adopt a duck and watch it float down Boone Creek between Green Street Bridge and the Cunat Bridge along the Downtown Riverwalk. 

Based on the total number of ducks adopted, 1st – 3rd place cash prices will be awarded. 

Dream St. Chalk Fest

July 17, 10 am – 3 pm at Neumann Park

(on Green Street next to Hidden Pearl Coffee)

FREE.  Come create a chalk masterpiece!  Chalkboard squares and chalk will be provided.


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.