Car Shows Guide for McHenry County

Calling all car enthusiasts! Dust off your sunglasses, polish up your chrome, and get ready for another year filled with vibrant car shows across McHenry County. Our guide is your one-stop shop for cruising the local scene, featuring a diverse range of events from standalone shows to festival activities, from classic car gatherings to show-stopping displays of modern marvels.

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Our guide features car shows and cruise nights held across McHenry County and we have them broken out below by city or village. Some are held on a single date, while others are recurring, so be sure to note the dates and times. Also, note that not all recurring shows happen weekly, so be sure to check the specific show details. We’ve also included links to the specific event pages, so be sure to check those before finalizing any plans.

Whether you’re a die-hard collector, a casual admirer, or simply looking for a fun family outing, McHenry County’s car shows offer something for everyone. Of course, we’ll continue to update this guide throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark it for more car show action! Fire up the engine and let’s embark on a road trip through some of the hottest car events this season!

If one of these car shows is yours, be sure to claim your event listing if you haven’t already. It won’t cost you anything and doing so gives you the ability to update the information any time you choose, add links to your social media accounts, and more.


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All information is subject to change and we always recommend contacting the specific locations to verify conditions and availability, especially those that are weather-dependent.

Yet-to-be-confirmed shows will be grayed out like this.

Algonquin

Algonquin Founders’ Day Main Street Car Show

Date & Time: Friday, 7/25/24, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Car show will be held on Main Street in Old Town Algonquin.

Address: 100 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102

Phone:

Information: Details


Cary

Illinois Motors Cars & Coffee

Date & Time: Sunday, 4/21/2024, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Brought to you by Illinois Motors.

Address: 711 Industrial Dr, Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 888-801-4011

Information: Details


Cary Cruise Nights

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6/5 – 8/28/2024, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cary Cruise Nights makes its return to Main Street in downtown Cary. Brought to you by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 127 W Main St, Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 847-639-2800

Information: Details; Article


Cary United Methodist Church Car Show

Date & Time: Saturday, 7/29/2023, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Family-friendly car show held at the Cary United Methodist Church.

Address: 500 North 1st St, Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 847-525-5348

Information: Details


Crystal Lake

Cars & Coffee at BMW of Crystal Lake

Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Brought to you by BMW of Crystal Lake.

Address: 360 N IL Rte31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: 815-455-4330

Information: Details


Crystal Lake Cars & Caffeine

Date & Time: Saturdays, Spring – Fall 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Held in the parking lot near Starbucks.

Address: 5850 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone:

Information: Article


Crystal Lake Police Department & the Crystal Lake Cars & Caffeine Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 10/1/2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Special charity car show held at The Dole during the Open Air Farmers Market.

Address: 401 County Club Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone:

Information: Details, Article


Struttin’ Ur Stuff Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 9/15/2024, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Brought to you by the Sunburst Corvette Club & Martin Chevrolet.

Address: 5220 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone:

Information: Details



Fox Lake

Celebrate Fox Lake Car Show

Date & Time: Saturday, 6/29/2024, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Classic car show as part of the annual Celebrate Fox Lake event. Brought to you by the Village of Fox Lake.

Address: 23 Rollins Rd, Fox Lake, IL 60020

Phone: 224-225-1404

Information: Details


Harvard

Cars & Coffee at Badger Fulfillment Group

Date & Time: Saturday, 3/30/2024, 9:00 am

Car show brought to you by Badger Fulfillment Group.

Address: 13 Dogs Way, Harvard, IL 60033

Phone:

Information: Details


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Island Lake

Cars, Bikes, Trucks & Coffee

Date & Time: Sunday, TBD

Car show held at Sideouts Sports Tavern.

Address: 4018 Roberts Rd, Island Lake, IL 60042

Phone: 847-526-7174

Information: Details


CACW Cars & Coffee at Sideouts Sports Tavern

Date & Time: 4/21, 5/18, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27/24

Chicago Auto Club West car show held at Sideouts Sports Tavern.

Address: 4018 Roberts Rd, Island Lake, IL 60042

Phone: 732-804-2152

Information: Details



Lake in the Hills

Summer Sunset Fest Classic & Custom Car Show

Date & Time: Friday, 8/30/2024, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Classic and custom car show as part of the annual Summer Sunset Festival. Brought to you by the Village of Lake in the Hills.

Address: 5200 Miller Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Phone: 847-960-7400

Information: Details



Marengo

Day in the Park – Car Show

Date & Time: Saturday, 7/13/2024, TBD

Held at Indian Oaks Park as part of the Day in the Park event. Brought to you by the City of Marengo Park District.

Address: 825 Indian Oaks Trail, Marengo, IL 60152

Phone: 815-568-5126

Information: Details


Glory Bound Annual Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/21/2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted at Trio Grille.

Address: 101 Franks Rd, Marengo, IL 60152

Phone: 773-458-3124

Information: Details


McHenry

McHenry Fiesta Days Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/14/2024, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Held at Petersen Park as part of McHenry Fiesta Days. Brought to you by the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 4300 Petersen Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050

Phone:

Information: Details


Port Barrington

Car + Bike Show Tuesday Nights

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5/21 – 9/24/2024, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brought to you by and held at the Broken Oar.

Address: 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, IL

Phone: 847-639-9468

Information: Details



Richmond

Car Show & Coffee

Date & Time: CANCELED > Saturday, 6/29/2024, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm?

Brought to you by the Village of Richmond Illinois.

Address: 5621-5601 Broadway Rd, Richmond, IL 60071

Phone:

Information: Details


Union

Heritage Fair & Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/14/2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Held as part of the McHenry County Historical Society‘s annual Heritage Fair.

Address: 5422 Main St, Union, IL 60180

Phone: 815-923-2267

Information: Details


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Annual Vintage Transport Extravaganza

Date & Time: Sunday, 8/4/2024, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the Illinois Railway Museum for a day of vintage transport, from trains to cars, trucks, buses, and more.

Address: 7000 Olson Rd, Union, IL 60180

Phone: 815-923-4391

Information: Details


Woodstock

Woodstock On The Square Benefit Car Show

Date & Time: Saturday, 8/19/2023, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual benefit car show.

Address: 121 W Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone:

Information: Details

Over the Border

Since car show lovers often love spending a little time behind the wheel themselves, here are some other car show honorable mentions outside McHenry County that may warrant a visit!

Barrington

Motor Werks Annual Cars & Coffee

Date & Time: Sunday, 8/27/2023, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Host: Motor Werks.

Address: 1475 S Barrington Rd, Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: 844-874-9522

Information: Details, Article


Geneva

Geneva Concours d’Elegance

Date & Time: Sunday, 8/25/2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Host: Geneva Concours d’Elegance

Address: Campbell St & S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 600134

Phone: 630-584-3107

Information: Details, Article


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