FRIDAY, JULY 5TH: Join the illuminated parade of boats around the lake. Spread the word about Venetian Night on July 5th. 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.

Be a part of Wonder Lake's most highly attended event of the year!
SATURDAY, JULY 6TH: During the Parade, Hancock Drive, and sections of East Wonder Lake Road in Wonder Lake will be closed to traffic, please use alternate routes when traveling. Parade application

NOON-3:00 PM: Kids Games, and Face painter will be located on Hancock Drive, grassy lot west of MPOA office.

NOON-DARK: Food Booths along Lake Shore Drive at the Wonder Center Beach Association.

1:30 PM: The Parade Begins. Come on down to Hancock Drive, bring lawn chairs and have a picnic while waiting for the Parade to pass by!

2:30 PM: Open House at East Side Wonder Lake Fire Department.

4:30 PM: Award Winning Wonder Lake Water Show Ski Team will present their current show at Center Beach.

6:30 PM: NEW! LIVE Music Come and Hear Mother Earth The Band, at Dockside deck. This is a High Energy Jam Band, check out their Music Sample at Bandmix- This is Gonna Be A Good Time!

At DARK: Fireworks over Wonder Lake! Pick out your favorite viewing location, on land or on water. Fireworks designed by Mad Bomber 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.

SUNDAY, JULY 7TH: 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.

Annual Garden Walk sponsored by MCC is Saturday July 13th 9-4pm. Advanced tickets are $12 each by calling 815-455-8588 or online at (through July 3), or purchase purchase your tickets the day of the walk at the Extension Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden at MCC for $17. All tickets are to be picked up the day of the event at the Demonstration Garden, just off parking lot C — no tickets will be mailed. Your ticket is required to enter each garden. For information, call 815-479-7570, visit or email See Flyer

Annual Woodstock Folk Festival at the Historic Woodstock Square, July 21st, Noon-6 p.m. For more information, please visit Guests include: he LeftOvers (Pete Jonsson, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, and Les Urban), Scott Ainslie, Joe Crookston, Gathering Sparks, Zoe Mulford, Cari Ray & the Shaky Legs, and Windborne.

July 30th to Aug 4th, 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.

Friday, August 9th at the Nippersink Golf Course, N1055 Tombeau Road, Genoa City, WI. 18 Hole Scramble, Rain or Shine, 4 golfers per group. $75.00 per golfer (Includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, prizes) Prizes for 1st place, closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt. Check-in 9:00 am – 9:30 am, Mega Putt 9:45 am, Shotgun Start 10:00 am, Lunch at the turn, Dinner 4 pm, with Prizes following dinner. If you have any questions, please contact Jack Giba or 630-440-6977 Download Registration form, Complete and return ONE FORM PER FOURSOME to Jack Giba by August 1, 2019. Make your check payable to: Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce Send to: Jack Giba, 5610 Woodlane Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Hole sponsorship available at $25 per hole.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club Catfish Derby, August 10/11, 2019, 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 Paul Fallaw 815 790-3333 for more information.

McHenry Rotary sponsors the Blues, Brew & BBQ at Peterson Park, 4300 Peterson Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050, August 16th-18th 2019, 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.

September 6-8th 2019. Major fundraiser for the Johnsburg Community Club, Black Light Bean Bag Toss, September 6th, musical guest: TBA at 7pm. Saturday September 7th Banjo Beer Night, gates open at 5PM, musical guests: TBA 8PM. Saufen und Spiel Parade & Cow Drop, September 8th. musical guest: TBA rocks the stage 2:30pm-6:30pm. Visit Website for more information. Beer, Food, Pop and Water will be available.


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