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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.


Blue Eagle Pottery

PO Box 72
3607 Franklinville Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098

"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...

Friends of the Old Court House

P.O. Box 385
Woodstock, IL 60098

Friends of the Old Courthouse is a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to raising awareness of the historical significance of the Old McHenry County Courthouse and Sheriff’s House on the Woodstock Square and to raising funds that will furt...

Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180

The Illinois Railway Museum is the result of decades of effort by dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled in Union on what was once farmland. The main line trackage was laid on the vacant right-of-w...

Lakeside Arts Park at The Dole

401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Lakeside Arts Park at The Dole is a 12-acre beautiful arts education center that features two award winning art galleries and "The Listening Room", an entertainment venue that offers year round performances. You can step back to a simpler tim...

McHenry County Historical Society

6422 Main St.
PO Box 434
Union, IL 60180

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

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...

Potts & Pans Steelband

1039 Wanda Lane
Woodstock, IL 60098

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

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

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 Inebriated Artist Studio

101 N. Johnson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098

The Inebriated Artist Studio is owned by Joy Pinnau, an area teacher and art and wine enthusiast who wants to make art a fun, therapeutic, and relaxing part of our community. Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes you need to unwind. The ...

The Nutcracker Ballet - One Great Show, Two Great Theaters

Woodstock Opera House
Raue Center for the Arts
McHenry County, IL .

Woodstock Opera House - 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 - 815-338-5300 - Come enjoy the magic of the season as the Judith Svalander Dance T...

Volo Auto Museum

27582 W. Volo Village Rd.
Volo, IL 60073

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

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

The 32nd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, from Noon to 6 p.m., on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso aka ...

Woodstock Opera House

121 Van Buren Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

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

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...

Bettendorf Castle
418 Concord Ave.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021

Clayworkers' Guild of Illinois
PO Box 242
Ringwood, IL 60072

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

Jazz on the Square
PO Box 381
Woodstock, IL 60098

McHenry Outdoor Theater
1510 Chapel Hill Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Northern Illinois Fire Museum
PO Box 1
Marengo, IL 60152

Off Square Music
1319 N. IL Route 47
Woodstock, IL 60098

Starline Factory
300 W. Front Street
Harvard, IL 60033

Theatre on the Green
15314 St. Patrick Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Woodstock Theater - Classic Cinemas
209 Main Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

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