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Festivities on the Fox River

Got big plans for this weekend? Looking for some excitement in town? Why stay home when you can get out and explore all the great events happening right here in McHenry? McHenry hosts numerous events to keep you entertained whether you’re into live music, outdoor markets, charity fundraising events, or food festivals — you’re sure to find something to pique your interest. Grab your friends and family and head out to experience all the fun and excitement that awaits!

New — McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes

May to December
Miller Point Park (NOW OPEN)

This initiative offers businesses the chance to venture into brick-and-mortar retail by providing a physical storefront experience. Selected businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their products in the McHenry market for a season while gaining invaluable knowledge on managing retail storefronts. Each year, new businesses will be invited to join.  2024 Season applicants have been selected and have begun participating in educational workshops.

The “village” comprises tiny shops measuring 12′ x 12′ and 12′ x 16′ — rental cost for a season (May through December) is nominal. Vendors will benefit from educational workshops, one-on-one support, membership to the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce and Naturally McHenry County, and other resources to help them succeed beyond the shops and expand the city’s retail offerings.

Holiday Market

McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes

Holiday shopping with a charming, old-world twist! Get in the Christmas spirit at the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes with this festive, German-style outdoor market full of holiday-themed entertainment, shopping, and seasonal goodies sure to make spirits bright.

Check back here and follow us on social media at Think McHenry and Shop n’ Dine McHenry to see the latest upcoming events!

McHenry ShamRocks the Fox


Pearl Street Market and Music in the Parks

Thursdays, May to September
Veteran’s Park

Downtown UnCorked


Summer Music Sundays

Sundays, June to September
Miller Point Park

Green Street Cruise Nights

Mondays, June to October

Taste of McHenry on Main