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When you come to McHenry County, prepare to be entertained - from the arts to down-home pleasures and plenty of quirky, eclectic choices there is something to please just about anyone. Art, music, & theater, no matter what form of entertainment you favor, you're sure to find it here.

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Bettendorf Castle

418 Concord Ave.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
847-639-8280

This extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Gothic Castle overlooking the town of Fox River Grove offers spectacular views, dozens of magnificent mature oak trees, unsurpassed landscapes & natural beauty of the land. This fortress includes towers, turrets...

Blue Eagle Pottery

3607 Franklinville Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2529

"Our work embodies skill, insight, and respect for both the material and process. It is useful in the kitchen, on the table, or as an accent to decor. The warmth and beauty crafted into each pot will touch those who use it. Its artistry func...

Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-4391

Get on the right track

Ever felt the rumble of a 1918 steam locomotive? Seen a shiny and sleek Zephyr rolll through the countryside? Hopped aboard a mid-century streetcar?

Now is your chace at North America's largest opera...

Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus

2710 S. Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1032

Encompassed in 100 acres of lush greenery, Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus provides a serene setting for overnight retreats, meetings, team building, classes, and private/community events. Open year-round, the campus can accommoda...

McHenry County Historical Society

6422 Main St.
PO Box 434
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267

For more than 50 years, the McHenry County Historical Society has preserved an outstanding collection of educational and entertaining exhibits. Featuring an 1843 log cabin and an 1895 one-room schoolhouse, the museum attracts thousands of studen...

Midwest Mozart Festival

121 W. Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
779-475-3726

Our Mission Concerts ... Provide Northern Illinois with the highest caliber performances featuring music by Mozart and other great composers. Culture ... Offer the unique cultural experience of fine music to a diverse public audience at an...

Off Square Music

1319 N. IL Route 47
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5164

Folk and acoustic music is alive and kicking in Woodstock! Off Square Music sponsors two open mic nights every month at the Stage Left Cafe. ...

Old Court House Arts Center

101 N. Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4525

The Old Courthouse Arts Center is an inclusive community based arts center located on the historic Woodstock Square promoting local artists in all genres. The Old Courthouse Arts Center exhibits over 30 local, national and international shows ye...

Potts & Pans Steelband

1039 Wanda Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-245-3624

Tucked into an unassuming building on an unassuming street in the heart of McHenry County is possibly the most unique cultural experience you'll find in the Midwest. Potts & Pans, Chicagoland's largest steelpan organization, along with their not...

Raue Center for the Arts

26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-9212

If the arts are a must for you, check out the lineup at the Raue Center for the Arts. Originally opened in 1929 as a movie and vaudeville theater to showcase talkies and troupers, this historic staple is now home to a state-of-the art stage tha...

Sanfilippo Estate (Place De La Musique)

Sanfilippo Estate (Place De La Musique)
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-691-7425

The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world's largest restored theatre pipe ...

The Dole

401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000

“Watch for our state of the art culinary space to blossom with opportunity, our Listening Room to fill up with a beautiful variety of innovative ideas, and our now TWO art events to serve our community with opportunities.” - Nancy Merkling & Jan...

Volo Auto Museum

27582 W. Volo Village Rd.
Volo, IL 60073
815-385-3644

The Volo Auto Museum is the area's best indoor family attraction. Over 2 city blocks under roof of one of the most unique collections of vintage history ever assembled. Over 400 collector auto on display ranging from the late 1800s thru the 19...

Woodstock Fine Arts Association

P.O. Box 225
Woodstock, IL 60098
708-214-2567

Since 1961, The Woodstock Fine Arts Association has dedicated itself to promoting the arts in McHenry County, bringing dynamic speakers to the Woodstock Opera House stage, awarding scholarships to arts students and introducing children to the pe...

Woodstock Folk Festival

PO Box 1628
Woodstock, IL 60611
815-479-9933

Woodstock Folk Festival, Inc. (WFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Woodstock, Illinois, about 60 miles northwest of Chicago. Its purpose is to bring quality acoustic music – both local and national – to McHenry County. To th...

Woodstock Opera House

121 Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4212

The Jewel of McHenry County The Woodstock Opera House hosts a spectacular variety of programming and events each year including: Concerts, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Educational programming, Lectures, Meetings, Receptions and more. The Oper...

Woodstok Opera House - A Christmas Carol

121 W. Van Buren St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-5300

Get the whole family into the Christmas spirit with our holiday show! Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through the Christmases of Past, Present and Future with his three Ghostly Guides. Our production – with enchanting children, colorful cos...
 
 



Clayworkers' Guild of Illinois
PO Box 242
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-923-2529

Colonel Palmer House
660 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815.477.5873

Crystal Lake Historical Society
600 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815.455.1151

Handmade on Main
320 S. Main St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
847- 458-1976

Hands to Home Crafted
3411 W Elm St
McHenry, IL 60050
815-669-0522

McHenry Outdoor Theater
1510 Chapel Hill Road
McHenry, IL 60050
847-362-3011

Northern Illinois Fire Museum
PO Box 1
Marengo, IL 60152
815-568-8950

Starline Factory
300 W. Front Street
Harvard, IL 60033
815-943-4805

Woodstock Theater - Classic Cinemas
209 Main Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-8555



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