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 26th, 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

July 2nd. 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 America Proud" Winners to be announced on WL Chamber. Download Flyer

Be a part of Wonder Lake's most highly attended event of the year! We're celebrating on July 3rd with Climbing Wall and Kids Games at Noon, 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.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is located on 30 wooded acres, just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. Open rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, July 9th through Sept. 5th,. Tickets are $24.95 for adults and $11.50 for children, ages 5 to 12. Advance ticket discounts are available at renfair.com or by calling (847) 395-7773

July 15-17th 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 17th, Noon-6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.woodstockfolkmusic.com.

If you love craft beer- then this is the place to be: Saturday July 23rd, 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.

August 3rd to Aug 7th, 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.

McHenry Rotary sponsors the Blues, Brew & BBQ at Peterson Park, August 5th-7th 2016, Friday: 5 pm – 11pm, Saturday: 4 pm – 11pm, Sunday: Noon – 8 pm.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club Catfish Derby, August 13/14, 2016, 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.

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)

Volo Auto Museum opens its new snowmobile exhibit on Dec. 26. More than two dozen of the rarest sleds ever to soar across the snow will be featured, including a 1923 Ford Model T Snow Flyer, one of just 75 ever made. 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.

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.

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