Art and Street Fair

Saturday, July 22

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.

Concert in the Park / Parade Marshal Ceremony

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

Arts and Crafts in the Park

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!

Fiesta Days Parade

July 23, 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!

Maker's Zone Craft Stations

July 22, 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! 

Duck Derby

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. 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

DamYak Challenge

July 22, 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 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)


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.