SATURDAY, JULY 2ND, 8:45 PM: Join the illuminated parade of boats around the lake. Spread the word about Venetian Night on July 2nd. No need to sign up - just show up at dusk (around 8:45 PM) at Yacht Club Island in White Oaks Bay with your lighted boat, it's the island with the flag pole. For more information contact the Wonder Lake Yacht Club at Event is sponsored by the Wonder Lake Yacht Club. See Flyer

SUNDAY, JULY 3RD, 1:00 PM Community Organized Parade: Wonder Lake Independence Day Parade, July 3rd, 2022, 1:30 p.m. 4:30 PM: Award Winning Wonder Lake Water Show Ski Team will present their current show at Center Beach. At DARK: Fireworks over Wonder Lake! Pick out your favorite viewing location, on land or on water. Fireworks will be launched from a floating barge, and great viewing is available from Wonder Center Beach. Boaters please be aware of the barge located in the middle of the lake between West Bay & Center Beach. Please note: Wonder Center Beach is owned by the Wonder Center Property Owners Association, it is a private beach that opens up to the public for scheduled special events. Please be courteous and do not leave items behind, and deposit any trash in the provided containers. Download parade entry form and leave at MPOA office on Hancock.

MONDAY, JULY 4TH: Last but not least, enjoy a pontoon cruise around our beautiful lake!
2:00-4:00 PM: Free Pontoon Rides! Enjoy a casual, fun and very informative boat ride around Wonder Lake. Boarding will be from the Wonder Lake Marina dock. Sponsored by the Wonder Lake Yacht Club and Wonder Lake Marina.

JULY 8th-10th: Visit for more information, and to purchase tickets. Event is held at Petersen Park, McHenry IL. Bands will be annouced as date draws closer.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is located on 30 wooded acres, just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. Open rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Every Saturday and Sunday, July 9th through Sept. 5th,. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15.00 for children, ages 5 to 12. Advance ticket discounts are available online or by calling (847) 395-7773

Sunday’s Heritage Fair is on July 10th  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Highlights include children’s activities, Garden Glitz plant sale, strolling magicians, a “baby” white elephant sale, silent auction, bake sale and a pie-baking contest. This year’s contest features three categories: Fruit, berry and mixed fruit/other. No cream pies, please. Interested bakers can register their pies between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. the day of the Heritage Fair in the West Harmony School, located on the museum grounds. The entry fee is $2. Ribbons will be awarded to the winners in each category, plus a special award for the grand champion. Pies will be sold by the slice immediately following the judging at the Heritage Fair’s bake sale. Heritage Fair is at the museum campus, 6422 Main St. in Union. See Car Show

Aug 2nd-7th, Gates open at 7 AM and close at 10 PM daily, Vendors open at 10 AM and close at 10 PM daily. Visit our carnival! Rides and games in the Midway area will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm. Season Pass $30. For more information on events, please visit their website.

McHenry Rotary sponsors the Blues, Brew & BBQ at Peterson Park, 4300 Peterson Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050, August 19th-21st, Friday: 4:30 pm – 11pm, Saturday: 3:20 pm – 11pm, Sunday: Noon  – 5 pm. Free Parking, lawn chairs are allowed. No coolers, no pets, no planned children-themed activities will be present.

September 2nd-4th, Sunset Park, Lake in the Hills. Parade, carnival rides, craft show, Sunset 5K Run/Walk, Battle of the Bands, Classic & Custom Car Show, horseshoe and bags tournaments, arts, Got Talent competition, wine tasting, fireworks and more. Free admission.

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre  One of the Last Outdoor Theaters in Illinois, the theater it is located ½ mile north of Route 120 at 1510 North Chapel Hill Road. Movie goers can bring additional seating and a portable radio to view the movie next to their car. Adult: $12.00, Military/Senior: $6.00, Child: $6.00. Tickets are sold at box office on a first come, first serve basis.


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