Music Fest Weekend

 Friday – Sunday, July 14-16



July 14 – 16, Petersen Park

Live music from great acts. Bands and showtimes will be announced soon!

Beach Bash

July 16, Petersen Park
Children’s Activities 12 pm – 4 pm
Bands 5 pm – 9:30 pm 

Beach Bash Presented by Mercyhealth

Family Friendly Activities provided by The Chapel and other 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. FREE Admission Day!


July 16, Petersen Park
9:30 pm

Sponsored by Ignite Medical Resorts
and City of McHenry

After the last band on Sunday, we’ll light up the sky with an incredible fireworks display.  There is no charge to park or at the gate, but there will be limited parking available, so come early!

RC Racing

July 14 – 16, Petersen Park

Sponsored by Gary Lang Auto Group

Compete with your friends racing an RC car around the giant 28’L banked oval speedway.  Each participant races using a full size steering wheel and shift column. Just like real racing, you get the spectacular crashes, the high-speed spinouts and the bumping and rubbing of real stock car racing.

Yard Games

July 14 – 16, Petersen Park

Sponsored by McDonald’s – Bear Family Restaurants

Free family-friendly yard games like cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and more inside the gate!


July 14 – 16, Petersen Park

Thrill rides, family rides, games and carnival fun provided by Skinners Amusements. 

Car Show

38th Annual
Northern Illinois Street Rod Association Car Show

July 16, 8 am – 2:30 pm

Sponsored by Brake Parts, Inc.

The Car Show features muscle cars, street rods, old school hot rods, rat rods, custom, antique, vintage, domestic and imported cars and trucks of all kinds from all manufacturers.


July 14 – 16, Petersen Park

A variety of local restaurants and your favorite food trucks will be at the event


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.