Events

Cask and Barrel Night

Thursday, July 9, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A kickoff to our 72nd annual Fiesta Days, this high-end tasting event includes high quality whiskey from a variety of distilleries, unlimited tastes of craft beer from local breweries, and bacon-based culinary samplings. Only 350 tickets will be sold!

Located at Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Music Fest Weekend

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12

Beach Bash

Sunday, July 12, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Beach Bash Presented by Mercyhealth
and sponsored by Chiro One Wellness Centers
Family Friendly Activities provided by McHenry Area Chamber businesses

Perfect for families! In addition to the bands, children will enjoy activities and entertainment including inflatables, face painting, dunk tank, games and prizes.  Home Depot will be providing their Kids Build-It workshop. The beach opens at 1pm.  FREE Admission Day!

Located at Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Bags Tournament

Sunday, July 12, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Bags Tournament presented by McHenry Area Chamber’s Referral Group MC3. Sign up for an afternoon of fun with your friends! Portion of proceeds to benefit a local non-profit.

Located at Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Concert in the Park/
Parade Marshal Ceremony

Thursday, July 16, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 2020 Parade Marshal takes place at 7:00 pm with concert to follow.

Located at Veteran’s Memorial Park
3400 Pearl St.
McHenry, IL 60050

36th Annual Northern Illinois Street Rod Association Car Show

Sunday, July 12, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Fiesta Days Car Show features street rods, old school hot rods, rat rods, custom, antique, vintage, domestic and imported cars and trucks from all manufacturers. Back by Popular Demand: Valve Cover Racing—think Pinewood Derby for the Car Guy!

Located at Petersen Park
4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050

The Fiesta Days Art and Street Fair includes Arts and Crafts in the Park, the Student Art Show, a Student Film Festival and “Make Your Own Art” craft stations on Pearl Street.  Attendance is free.

See Below For Additional Info on Each Event

If your organization would like to help at a “Make Your Own Art” craft station, please contact the Chamber office at 815-385-4300.

Student Art Show

July 1 – 31

The Student Art Show is a juried competition for 6th – 12th grade and college students under the age of 25. Art is displayed in downtown McHenry business windows throughout Fiesta Days.

Arts and Crafts in the Park

Saturday, July 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Featuring some of the Midwest’s finest hand crafters including florals, potters, photographers, woodworking, handmade jewelry, and more!

Located at Veteran’s Memorial Park
3400 Pearl St.
McHenry, IL 60050

 

Fiesta Days Parade

Sunday, July 19, 1:30 pm start
Premiere Parade Sponsor: Meijer

Main Street to Green Street to Pearl Street to Riverside Drive. Appearing will be Midwest Renegade Horse Show, Jesse White Power Tumblers, Flat43 BMX Stunt Team, Becky and Tina’s German Wheel, and the Lake County Shrine Club’s All Terrain Coolers.

Parade Concessions and seating for the parade are available from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 3400 Pearl St., McHenry, IL 60050.

Route:  Main Street to Green Street to Pearl Street to Riverside Drive.

If you would like to participate in the parade, please complete a Parade Application.

 

Fiesta Days Events Sponsored by McHenry Parks and Recreation

For more information on these events, please visit www.ci.mchenry.il.us/special_events.

McHenry River Run
Saturday, July 13 8:00 am check-in at McHenry High School East Campus.
Pre-registration in Parks office or online. Event is chip-timed.

Big Wheels Race
Monday, July 15 5:30 pm Check-in; Race 6:30 pm at Petersen Park.
Pre-Registration by July 10 or register at the event.

Open Track Meet
Wednesday, July 17 5:00 pm check-in at McCracken Field
Pre-register at McHenry Municipal Center or at event.

McHenry Fiesta Days

July 9 - 19, 2020

    

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.

Petersen Park

4300 Petersen Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050