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.

Blues on the Fox is a 20-year Aurora tradition, and this season, it’s bigger than ever. From Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 18, 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.

May 31st from 5-7 PM, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood IL. Bring your Buisness Cards! Food, Drink, Raffle Prizes, Networking and Fun!

June 2nd-5th, 2016, 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.

June 4th at Galt Airport- 8am - 2pm Fly-in or drive in to Galt Airport for their Barnstorming Day! Vintage Automobiles and Airplanes will be on display, Games, Prizes, and Biplane Rides by Gypsy Air Tours. Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 Download Flyer for more information!

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club, June 5th, 2016, 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

Friday June 10th, Chamber Golf Outing. Registration at 9:30am, Shot Gun Start at 10AM. For complete information or to sponsor a hole, visit the WL Chamber 815-728-0682.

Introduce your child to recreational fishing, Sunday June 12th, 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

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

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)

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