Saturday, March 17, 2018
McHenry St. Pat's Day Parade
Following the Shamrock Shuffle at McHenry East Campus, the McHenry Downtown Business Association is sponsoring McHenry’s 8th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17th. The purpose of this parade is to honor and bring awareness to our local service organizations. The parade will start at 1 pm, route to be determined. Come out with the family to salute all area service organizations. Activities to follow around downtown and at Miller Point. Download parade registration form here.


Saturday, April 7, 2018
Beer, Bacon & Bikes 1-4pm
Ride or walk on down to the 2nd Annual Beer, Bacon & Bikes event! Bring your friends on a tour through many of Downtown McHenry’s shops and restaurants for craft beer sampling from your favorite local breweries, appetizers and treats from local dining places, and downtown shopping. Tickets are $30 online and $35 day of event. Price includes complimentary tasting glass, craft beer tasters, food samples and your choice of craft beer howler (small growler served at the end at Chain O’Lakes Brewing Co). Event T shirts will be available online or day of event. . Registration/Wrist banding begins at 12:30pm at Mixin Mingle or The BikeHaven. Please bring a valid driver’s license or state ID. This is a 21 and over event – No exceptions. Purchase your tickets at:


Saturday, June 3, 2017      Download PDF
Taste of Summer 1-4:30pm
Food, Friends & Fun! Come with family and friends to visit and TASTE from participating downtown food and beverage establishments! Try everything from pizza, sliders and sandwiches to breakfast, beers and cupcakes. Something for everyone! Specials and discounts at downtown shops and businesses.
$1-$3 per taste at local establishments



Saturday, July 22, 2017
Sidewalk Sales 10am-4pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Fiesta Days Parade 1pm



Saturday, October 7, 2017
Flavors of Fall Taste Fest 1-4:30pm

Enjoy the flavors of Fall with family and friends! Visit and TASTE from participating downtown food & beverage establishments. ! Specials & discounts at downtown shops. We look forward to seeing you all there!
$1-$3 per taste at local establishments. Download PDF of Map



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Downtown Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting

It's the 30th Anniversary of the McHenry Downtown Christmas Walk and do we have some fun in store for you! There are treats, games, activities and much more! And the best part's all FREE! Activities at downtown business run 12:30-4:30pm. (All activities sponsored by the McHenry Area Downtown Business Association and the City of McHenry.)

Then head over to Veteran's Park for caroling with the McHenry Vocal Warriors from 4:30-6pm. Santa will be there for visits and photos too! Help us countdown the tree lighting with Mayor Wayne Jett and watch the whole park light up with holiday lights! FREE hot chocolate for the first 100 attendees! 

And what would the holiday season be without a little giving? Participating businesses will have boxes for new, unwrapped toys for kids 0-12. All donations will help Toys for Tots and the Rotary Secret Santa, which benefits local families. 

It's going to be a day filled with fun you won't want to miss!

Download the event map here


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Toys for Tots Parade
Parade Begins at 1pm



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday in Downtown McHenry
Your favorite local shops and restaurants will be offering great deals to thank you for shopping small and local!



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Calendar of Events 2017

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