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Upcoming Events

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.

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

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, 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, and 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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