Saturday, February 25, 2017
Beer, Bacon & Bikes 1-4pm
Check out our 1st 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, bike demos from The Bike Haven, and shopping. If you are a designated driver or are not a beer fan, you can the select the DD option and enjoy all the food samples, plus varieties of craft sodas. 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). DD tickets are $20 and $25 day of event. Price includes complimentary tasting glass, craft sodas, samples and food. Event T shirts will be available online for $10 or $15 day of event. Shuttles will also be provided to take you around town. Registration/Wrist banding begins at Mixin Mingle. Please bring a valid driver’s license or state ID. This is a 21 and over event – No exceptions. Purchase your tickets at:


Sunday, March 12, 2017
McHenry St. Pat's Day Parade
McHenry Downtown Business Association is sponsoring McHenry’s 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 12th. The purpose of this parade is to honor and bring awareness to our local service organizations. The parade will start at 1 pm at McHenry High School-East Campus, continue north on Green Street and end at Veteran’s Park. Come out with the family to salute all area service organizations. In addition to these activities we are asking for donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to McHenry High School's Food For Thought Program. Download parade registration form here.


Mondays, May 22-September 25, 2017
Green Street Cruise Night* - by Letizia Financial 6-8pm
Registration is FREE! Come join us on Monday Nights throughout
the summer for entertainment and viewing of the most amazing
vehicles around! Corner of Route 120 and Green Street
in McHenry.
*Cruise nights are not run by McHenry DBA


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
Kick off the holiday season with our celebration throughout Downtown McHenry! Bring the family to shop, sample and play the afternoon away. Specials in stores, Characters, Games and Treats await, plus ride the trolley and visit with Santa! End the day with caroling and the tree lighting in Veteran's (Pearl St.) Park. Many restaurants and specialty shops are open to serve!

Store Events Throughout Downtown McHenry 12:30-4:30pm
Trolley runs 12:30-4:30pm
Caroling and Visits with Santa in Veteran's Park 4:30-6pm
Tree Lighting in Veteran's Park 5:30pm


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Downtown Christmas Walk & Parade
Store Events Throughout Downtown McHenry 10am-2pm
Parade Begins at 1pm



Saturday, November 25, 2016

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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