Music Fest Weekend

 Friday – Sunday, July 9-11

This year’s Music Fest is all about supporting our local musicians!
Help us celebrate our return to live music with some of the Midwest’s best cover bands.

Friday Headliner


Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. The Hairball stage becomes an entirely new rock concert before your very eyes countless times throughout the night.


Saturday Headliner


With styles ranging from 70’s Rock to modern pop songs and everything in between, SEMPLE’s show is packed with a generational tour of music genres.



July 9 – 11, Petersen Park

Live music from great acts. Click the button below for showtimes and information about the bands.

Beach Bash

July 11, Petersen Park
Children’s Activities 12 pm – 5 pm
Bands 5 pm – 9:30 pm 

Beach Bash Presented by Mercyhealth

Beach Bash Gate Sponsor – Justen Funeral Homes

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!


July 11, Petersen Park
9:30 pm

Fireworks sponsored by Ignite Medical Resorts

NEW this year!  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!

Car Show

37th Annual
Northern Illinois Street Rod Association Car Show

July 11, 8 am – 2:30 pm

Car Show 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 9 – 11

Local restaurants and popular food trucks.


July 9 – 11, at Petersen Park

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


McHenry Fiesta Days

Photos by Kelsey Adams of K Adams Foto.