McHenry Life

Come with us as we explore McHenry County. We’ll share our experiences and we invite you to share yours. Looking for new ones? Whether for restaurants or stores, chiropractors or contractors, plumbers, painters, or accountants, be sure to check out the McHenry Life business Directory. And if you are one of those or another McHenry County business or organization, claim or add your own listing (it’s free) today!

2022 Cary Summer Celebration fireworks.
By Brian R. Brown
Get all your McHenry County July 4th fireworks show information in our newest guide. We've also added parade and festival information. We have details on dates, times, locations, maps, and more. Plan your Independence Day festivities now!

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Dining & Entertainment

Port Edward Restaurant

Sideouts Sports Tavern


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Shopping

Dented Gate Flower Farm


More From the Magazine

Movie in the Park.
By Brian R. Brown
Round up the family, grab chairs and blankets, and head to the movie in the park! Enjoy watching the stars on the screen under the stars in the sky with your favorite movies.
Heartache Tonight playing at the Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival.
By Brian R. Brown
Concerts in the Park season is upon us. From summer to fall, McHenry County is full of outdoor live music options. And if you're looking for your next concert, our Concerts in the Park guide is ready.
American flag flagpole waving in the wind against clouds and blue sky.
By Brian R. Brown
Take some time this Memorial Day to remember and honor those who gave their life serving in our Armed Forces. Check our guide for special Memorial Day ceremonies and parades around McHenry County.
Person on a skateboard at a skate park.
By Brian R. Brown
Rippers, groms, and kooks, we hope you'll be stoked about our newest guide as this ones for you. We've pulled together information on all of the skateparks in McHenry county.
Special section for Windy City BMW Car Club members.
By Brian R. Brown
It was a Windy City BMW kind of day at Crystal Lake BMW when they teamed up to for a Cars & Coffee car show. While they clouds were foreboding, the only rumbling was the engines.
Face painting stand, Chara's Cakepops, and fresh farm produce.
By Brian R. Brown
Know what's always in season in McHenry County? Farmers' markets! Check out our complete McHenry County Farmers Market Guide for information on local farmer markets. We provide dates, times, locations, as well as additional information and links for the individual farmer markets.