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June 2nd-4th, 2017, Harvard Milk Days is one of the longest running festivals in the state of Illinois, Harvard Milk Days offers a weekend of fun for people of all ages. Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club, June 4th, 2017, 6:00 AM - 12 Noon. Registration begins at 4:30 AM day of the event, and will run until 8 AM. Kids 15 & under are Free,1 Man $20, 2 Man, $40, 3 Man $60 (Per Team). Location: Shore Hills Beach of Wonder Lake IL. 2/3 Mile south of Center Beach on East Lakeshore Drive. Throughout the Event, there will be available for Purchase, Raffle Tickets for Door Prizes and a 50/50. The Raffles will be held after the awards Ceremony. All proceeds from this event go towards the conservation of Wonder Lake. Contact Chris Woerner (815) 790-7397

June 6th from 5-7 PM, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood IL. Bring your Buisness Cards! Food, Drink, Raffle Prizes, Networking and Fun!

Join us for the annual Wonder Lake Open Golf Outing on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at Boone Creek Golf Course. Download PDF for details on golfing and hole sponsorship.

Introduce your child to recreational fishing, Sunday June 11th, 2016, 9 AM - 1 PM. Center Beach in Wonder Lake, this event is FREE for all kids. Many prizes will be rewarded. Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club, Call Tom Stygar for more information 815-728-1453

The ski team is excited to celebrate with a Special Event license plate commemorating our 2016 National Championship win. Please help us celebrate and support the team financially with your participation. The Special Event plate is $25.00 payable to Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team. The display period is June 15 – August 14 2017. Click here to learn more. (link is external)

Blues on the Fox is a 20+ year Aurora tradition, and this season, it’s bigger than ever. From Friday, June 16 to Saturday, June 17, RiverEdge Park becomes home to the hottest blues artists – and you’re invited to the party. It’s a weekend of cold beer, smokin’ music and a damn good time, all while overlooking the gorgeous Fox River. Whether you’re a Blues on the Fox regular or you’ve never been to the Park, get ready for this year’s festival to rock your summer.

Sunday, June 25th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, McHenry. Petersen Farm in McHenry will feature music, farm animals, children's games and crafts demonstrations. Learn More

Catholic Summer Camp at Christ the King Church June 25-30th. Contact Mrs Karen Verr 815-653-2581. 7th-12th Grade $10, 7-9:15pm. 1-6th Grades $10, 9am-2:15pm. Includes Sacraments, skits, songs, games, crafts, and lots of fun.

Be a part of Wonder Lake's most highly attended event of the year! 4th of July events begin on July 1st with Kids Games and Vendor Booths from Noon-4:30pm. The Parade begins at 1:30pm. Ski Team Show at 4:30pm, and Fireworks over the Lake at 9PM. See PDF for more information. Deadline for Parade entry & fees is June 27th. Download Parade Entry Form (PDF)

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 "Sports in America" Winners to be announced on WL Chamber.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided garden tours, Tickets are required. Call 815-455-8588 or visit website for more information.

July 13-16th 5-11pm, Admission: $5 at gate; 10 years & under FREE. Food ~ Beer Visit their website for a full schedule of events.

Annual Woodstock Folk Festival at the Historic Woodstock Square, July 16th, Noon-6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.woodstockfolkmusic.com.

If you love craft beer- then the Firkin Beer Fest is the place to be: Saturday July 22nd, 3-7:30PM, Catherdral Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin. Over 150 beers, tickets are $49 each and include unlimited sampling, plus souvenir pint glass. Designated driver tickets are $15 each. Tickets are limited to 2500- and no one under 21 will be permitted entrance.

McHenry Rotary sponsors the Blues, Brew & BBQ at Peterson Park, August 18th-20th 2017, Friday: 5 pm – 11pm, Saturday: 4 pm – 11pm, Sunday: Noon – 8 pm.

This museum exists to educate - they'd like the whole world to know about fire equipment and it's stellar history! Visit their website for more information, and make sure you call ahead before dropping in as private tours are all they offer at the moment. (815-568-8950)

The Volo Auto Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It features roughly 400 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. For other information, visit volocars.com, or call 815-385-3644.

Just For Fun offers skating lessons and space for birthday and private skating parties. With more than 20 years of experience providing an arena for family fun and entertainment, they are one of the area's premier venues for fun, providing a safe environment for everyone. Visit their website for hours.

America's Largest Railway Museum, located in Union Illinois. See their website for train scheduls, dates & times.

Tickets for a variety of events are available at the Opera House box office, online or by calling 815-338-5300.

Save time and money, shop locally in Wonder Lake for your family meals. Wonder Foods has daily specials for every day items, visit this link to view their sale prices! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the county's tax base. If our local businesses were in the village boundaries, our tax dollars would benefit VWL directly.

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.

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.

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 8th Season of the Green Street Cruise Night!  Mondays, 6-8pm. Please visit the Green Street Cruise Night Facebook page for the full schedule and more information. Season begins May 22nd.

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