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 & Sunday, March 17-18, 2018
McHenry ShamRocks The Fox   Download PDF
It's the biggest St. Patrick's Day weekend outside of Chicago! Enjoy the festivities throughout Downtown during the McHenry ShamRocks the Fox festival, including food and drink specials, plus special incentives and fun at area shops! There will be live music at several downtown bars and at Miller Point in the tent. Bring your family and friends to the party this St. Patrick's Day weekend!


Saturday, June 2, 2018    
Dino Dash Noon

Join us for the first annual McHenry Dino Dash! It's a mile fun run with a twist - all participants must wear a store bought or handmade dinosaur or dinosaur themed costume! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers and for the best adult and child costumes. $15 per participant.

All proceeds go to the McHenry Downtown Business Association and the McHenry Sunrise Rotary Secret Santa. You won't want to miss it! Plus, stick around afterwards and 'dig in' at the Taste of Summer.


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 21, 2018
Sidewalk Sales 10am-4pm
Outdoor sales, food and fun throughout Downtown McHenry.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Fiesta Days Parade 1pm


Saturday, October 6, 2018
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, plus vote for your favorite scarecrow! Specials & discounts at downtown shops. We look forward to seeing you all there!  $1-$3 per taste at local establishments​.



Saturday& Sunday November 17-18, 2018

Happy Holly Days in Downtown McHenry    

Kick off the holiday season with our celebration throughout Downtown McHenry!  

Saturday, 11/17 4-8pm Holiday Magic Market  - Local Food & Craft Vendors to Bring the Joy of the season! To participate, please contact Tina Conaway at the City of McHenry 
Tree Lighting at 6pm. Both events will be in Veteran's Park.

Sunday, 11/18  10am-2pm Christmas Walk - Bring the family to shop, sample and play the afternoon away. Specials in stores, Characters, Games and Treats await, plus ride the trolley! See the grand opening of the Santa House! Many restaurants and specialty shops are open to serve! Trolley & Horse Wagon Ride run 10am-2p     Toys for Tots Parade 2pm

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!



For more great community events, please visit the new site

Calendar of Events 2018

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