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 insulated tumblers/water bottles of any kind. **Water igloos will be located at our command tent if water is needed.
  • No Coolers of Any Kind Allowed
  • Large Backpacks
  • Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, Including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans
  • Chairs are allowed 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 in to 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 (if we have not sold out). Head back to the VIP section and pay to upgrade your ticket for VIP amenities such as a dedicated beer tent, seating, and premier toilets! 
  • Inside the gates, we will provide shuttle service from the 21 and over wristbanding station to either the beer ticket and merch tent or the VIP area.  We have 2 golf cart shuttles running throughout the event.

  • If you pre-ordered beer tickets, you can pick these up at the 21+ wristband station. The person who purchased the tickets must be present.
  • 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

Contact Us

We can't wait to see you in July!

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.