Explore & Experience Harvard

Welcome to the City of Harvard, Illinois, the last stop on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line.

Harvard is one of only five cities within McHenry County, with the rest being villages. Founded in 1867 and incorporated as a village around 1868 or 1869, the residents voted in 1891 to change their structure to officially become a city, administered by a mayor rather than a village president.

Harvard is home to Harvard Milk Days, one of the oldest festivals in Illinois.

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Magazine

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.
Picture perfect car show weather.
By Brian R. Brown
Illinois Motors put on a super car show on Sunday with their 2nd annual Illinois Motors Cars & Coffee event. If you missed it, we've got some pics.
Beautiful bouquet of alstroemeria in a vase with water, white cup of tea, greeting card with the inscription happy mother's day.
By Brian R. Brown
Looking for Mother's Day brunches and other ideas for Mother's Day? Be sure to check out our special McHenry County Mother's Day Guide for ways to celebrate that special someone called mom.