Home Shows are often on Fridays evenings at 7 PM, and can be seen for FREE at Wonder Center Beach. Visit their Event Calendar to see when their next show is scheduled. Wonder Center (Center Beach) is a private beach that opens up to the public for scheduled special events.

Recharge your Spirit! Saturday June 23rd from 10am - 4pm at the Mixin Mingle, 1118 N. Green Street IL 60050. Howl at the Moon Gems, organizer and presenter of this expo, has again gathered up readers, artists and holistic vendors for this special event. This expo will be celebrate the Soul of Sol and the Summer Solstice.

Be a part of Wonder Lake's most highly attended event of the year! We're celebrating on June 30th with Kids Zone from 1-4pm, Parade at 1:30pm. Ski Show at 4:30 pm, and ending with Fireworks over the Lake at 9PM. Check out the Chamber for the full schedule.

July 3rd. No need to sign-up, be at Yacht Club Island in White Oaks Bay with your lighted boat at dusk (9pm). Theme this year is "Wonder Lake Pioneers" For more information contact the Wonder Lake Yacht Club WLYCsail.social@yahoo.com or visit their website the week of July 6th to see who had the best boat: WLYACHTCLUB.org

July 12-15th 5-11pm, Admission: $5 at gate; 10 years & under FREE. Food ~ Beer Visit their website for a full schedule of events. Performers include Femmes of Rock, Boy Band Review, Modern Day Romeos, Made in America, Mike and Joe, Gooroos Acoustic featuring Tesa and George, and Pirate Radio and Pirates Over 40. Located at Petersen Park 4300 Petersen Park Road, McHenry, IL 60050.

Annual Woodstock Folk Festival at the Historic Woodstock Square, July 16th, Noon-6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.woodstockfolkmusic.com. Guests include: Corky Siegel, Spook Handy, Annie and the Hedonists, Gathering Time, The Donna Herula, Jon Spiegel, & Chris Walz Trio; Crys Matthews; Ordinary Elephant, and Garnet Rogers.

July 31st to Aug 5th, 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 $25. For more information on events, please visit their website.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club Catfish Derby, August 11/12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7 AM Sharp, This event is open to everyone, providing at least one team member is a resident of Wonder Lake. (All proceeds go for lake conservation) Entry Fee: $10.00. Big Fish Pot, $5 per person. Contact Tony Musel (815) 345-8724 for more information.

McHenry Rotary sponsors the Blues, Brew & BBQ at Peterson Park, 4300 Peterson Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050, August 17th-19th 2018, Friday: 5 pm – 11pm, Saturday: 3 pm – 11pm, Sunday: 11:30  – 8 pm. Free Parking, lawn chairs are allowed. No coolers, no pets, no planned children-themed activities will be present.

August 31st - September 2nd, 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. http://www.summersunsetfest.com.

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre is Open!  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.

The Museum is open May through the first Sunday in October; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, as well as Sundays in May and on select Sundays June-September. 6422 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, (815) 923-2267.

You can take boat safety classes online, at anytime: Boater Exam.com, and Boat-Ed.com are fast and easy and certification cost is $29.95. For local Lake and Boating Conditions, visit the MPOA.


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