Car Shows Guide for McHenry County

Calling all hot rods! Whether it’s muscle cars, supercars, imports, or domestics, if your idea of a good time is checking out a bunch of sweet rides, then this is the guide for you. Car shows offer up cheap…or free…entertainment for the whole family. The best part is, you can find a car show in McHenry County, nearly every day of the week throughout the summer and even into the fall.

Our guide features car shows and cruise nights held across McHenry County and we have them broken out below by city or village. Some of these shows are standalone events while others are part of larger events or festivals. Likewise, some of these shows 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.

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Cary Cruise Nights

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6/1/22-8/24/22, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Held in the streets of downtown Cary and brought to you by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 180 W Main St, Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 847-639-2800

Information: Details; Article

Crystal Lake

Struttin’ Ur Stuff Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 9/18/22, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Brought to you by the Sunburst Corvette Club.

Address: 5220 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Information: Details

Corvette Stingray convertible.
Corvette Stingray convertible.


Dog Days of Summer – Big Kahuna Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 6/26/22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fundraiser benefit for Forever Husky.

Address: 10520 IL-47, Huntley, IL 60142


Information: Details


Huntley 1st Friday Nights

Date & Time: Friday, 8/5/22 & 9/2/22

As part of the Huntley 1st Friday Nights, these two evenings will feature car shows around the village square.

Address: 11700 Main St, Huntley, IL 60142

Phone: 847-515-5200

Information: Details

Island Lake

Cars, Bikes, Trucks & Coffee

Date & Time: Sunday, 5/1/22-9/25/22, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Car show held at Sideouts Sports Tavern.

Address: 4018 Roberts Rd, Island Lake, IL 60042


Information: Details

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Green Street Cruise Night

Date & Time: Monday, 6/6/22-10/10/22 (ex 7/4/22, 9/5/22), 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Located just off of Green Street in McHenry.

Address: 1209 N Green St, McHenry, IL 60050


Information: Details


McHenry Fiesta Days Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/10/22, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Held at Petersen Park as part of McHenry Fiesta Days.

Address: 4300 Petersen Park Rd, McHenry, IL 60050


Information: Details

Port Barrington

Car + Bike Show Tuesday Nights

Date & Time: Tuesday (season final on Saturday), 5/24/22 – 10/1/22, 5:00 pm – 8:00 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

Back to the future with the iconic DeLorean.

Spring Grove

Winn Road Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/31/22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Brought to you by the Chain O’Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 7777 Winn Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081


Information: Details


Heritage Fair & Car Show

Date & Time: Sunday, 7/10/22, 9:00 am – 4:00 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


Parkin’ at Porkies

Date & Time: Sunday, select days between 5/22/22 & 10/30/22 (see details for exact dates), 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Put on by and held at Porkies Pig Roast.

Address: 2245 Eastwood Dr, Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: 815-337-6465

Information: Details

Woodstock On The Square Benefit Car Show

Date & Time: Saturday, 8/20/22, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Put on by Schwartz Performance, Inc. to benefit Turning Point of Woodstock.

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


Information: Details

Front end of Porsche Carrera convertible.
Porsche Carrera.

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