Event Information


Applications for participation in the parade or other events are listed below. If you have any questions please contact us using the contact form.

Re-Entry/Ins & Outs & Wristband Policy

Re-entry is allowed with ticket purchase. Please get your hand stamped before exiting. All wristbands are non-transferable.

Friday night only – No charge for admission from 5-6pm.  You must be in the ticket line by 5:55pm in order to enter the park for free.  NO FREE RE-ENTRY for people entering at this time who have not purchased a ticket.  After 6pm, you must purchase a ticket to enter the park.

Access to our food vendors is for event participants only.


During Music Fest weekend, free parking is available at Petersen Park (4300 Peterson Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050). There is limited street parking for the events at Veteran’s park during the second weekend of Fiesta Days.

No tailgating allowed. On Sunday night, our event is FREE. We know many sit in their cars to watch fireworks and to avoid lines when leaving. You Cannot have open alcohol in the parking lot during the entire event. If caught, you will be asked to dispose of it.

Credit and Debit Cards

We do have credit card machines at the park for tickets and beer sales.  Most food vendors also provide a credit card option. However, an ATM will also be on site (sponsored by PDQ Merchant Enterprises).

Designated Driver Booth

Attendees who are over 21 can receive a wristband at our Designated Driver booth (provided by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital) that allows them to receive free water throughout the night.  Individuals who have a designated driver wristband will not be allowed to purchase or consume beer, and individuals who have purchased or consumed beer will not be eligible for the Designated Driver booth.

The following items are not allowed at Fiesta Days:

  • Weapons of Any Kind, Including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind
  • Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind
  • Outside Food or Drinks (Including Alcohol)
  • No Coolers of Any Kind Allowed
  • Large Backpacks
  • Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, Including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans
  • Chairs are alloud but cannot be in a bag
  • Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles (unless medically necessary)
  • Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds
  • Pets (Except Service Dogs)
  • No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed
  • No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.

Additional Answers to FAQ’s:

  • If you lose something or find something someone lost, items can be turned into the police command station on site.
  • You do not have to purchase music fest tickets to access the carnival. The carnival, hosted by Skinner’s Amusements, is located in the parking lot at Petersen Park.
  • Kids 10 and under get in FREE during music fest weekend. Sunday is FREE for everyone! We will have yard games, kids activities and more.

  • If you already paid for General Admission, you can still upgrade to VIP at the park. Head back to the VIP section and our security will help you! If not sold out, you will be able to upgrade to receive VIP amenities such as a dedicated beer tent, seating, and premier toilets! Your first beer is on us if you order VIP table tickets before the event!
  • When you arrive inside the gates, there will be golf carts next to our 21 and over wristbanding station if you need shuttle services. These can take you from this spot back to the benches where beer tickets and merch will be found. If you do not see one, wait! We have 2 going back and forth all night.

  • If you pre-ordered beer tickets, you can pick these up at the 21+ wristband station. Provide the name the order was under.
  • Must have a proper ID to get a 21+ wristband and beer tickets.

Gates Open:

Cask and Barrel Night

  • Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm

Music Fest Weekend

  • Friday, July 12, 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 12:00 pm

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We can't wait to see you in July!

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.