Music Fest Weekend

 Friday – Sunday, July 8-10


Friday Headliner

Queen Flash – The Ultimate Queen Tribute

This fabulous Queen tribute is an exciting, high energy show that will get people out of their seats. “Queen Flash” is a grand, theatrical representation of the real Queen concerts, complete with vocal quality unmatched by any other tribute out there. It captures the essence of a band that transformed the music industry and set lofty standards for those who followed. “Queen Flash” will set the stage for a flash back to one of the world’s finest group of rock musicians! The Freddie Mercury has all the great outfits….Sure to blow your mind.


Saturday Headliner

Jameson Rodgers

Raised on the country rebels of old, country music’s newest powerhouse Jameson Rodgers currently finds himself basking in the success of two consecutive No. 1 hits, with his Platinum-certified debut “Some Girls” and follow-up smash “Cold Beer Calling My Name,” featuring labelmate Luke Combs, making back-to-back runs up the charts. And now, with the release of his debut album Bet You’re from a Small Town and his new single “Missing One” hitting airwaves across the nation, the soft-spoken yet edgy country traditionalist just might find himself landing in superstar territory.



July 8 – 10, Petersen Park

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

Beach Bash

July 10, 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 10, 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 8 – 10, Petersen Park

Sponsored by Gary Lang Auto Group

NEW THIS YEAR!  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.  Cost is $5 per round.

Yard Games

July 8 – 10, 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 8 – 10, 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 10, 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.

River Run 5K

July 9, Petersen Park Beach

All ages. Course is chip timed. Fee includes t-shirt and swag bag. Awards will be given to top overall male & female finisher, along with 1st-3rd place age group male & female finishers.

Check-in from 7:00 am – 7:45 am. Race starts at 8:00 am.

Register online prior to the event using link below.

$25 thru July 6, $30 after July 6 (at the event)


July 8 – 10, 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.