By Blair Thomas
July 8-17, 2012, McHenry, Illinois
It’s a mid-summer blowout party that lasts for 10 days. McHenry’s annual Fiesta Days is one of the oldest and largest summer festivals in the Chicago area.
Held in Petersen and Veterans parks and throughout downtown McHenry, this celebration includes carnival rides, sports tournaments, canoe races, a 5K run, an ice cream social, bingo, puppeteers, jugglers, magicians, comedians and live music by popular tribute bands. An arts and crafts show, motorcycle show and sidewalk sale also take place throughout the week.
The Riverview Theatre Company will also offer performances of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”
This year, a parade honors McHenry County’s 175th birthday.