The first week starts with the annual Cask and Barrel Night on Thursday, followed by Music Fest weekend! Sunday is a free admission day, which includes the Car Show, Beach Bash and Fireworks! The carnival runs the weekend of July 14-16 2023. The second week of events are in Veterans Memorial Park and downtown McHenry. They include the Concert in the Park, Art and Street Fair, Art in the Park and the Parade.