Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WOODSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL
WHEN: 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 21
WHERE: Woodstock Square, Woodstock
COST & INFO: In its 28th year, featuring the finest in folk entertainment and great family fun. Festival will present its 12th annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Tricia Alexander. Admission: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $25 family. Information: www.woodstockfolkfestival.org.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21
WHERE: Lions Park, 100 Beachway Drive, Fox River Grove
COST & INFO: 37th annual event sponsored by the Fox River Grove Lions Club. More than 70 crafters will be at the fair, and there will be children’s activities. The Lions Club will be selling food and drinks. Shuttle bus service available between the Metra Train Station and the park. Information: 847-639-6394 or 847-639-2267.
SOUND BITES! LAKE IN THE HILLS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
WHEN: July 20 and Aug. 17
WHERE: Village Hall Amphitheater, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills
COST & INFO: “Bringing a little ‘Ravinia’ to Lake in the Hills,” free concerts feature food, drinks and entertainment under the evening sky. Information: www.lith.org.
WHEN: July 20
WHERE:Travel from Milky Way Park in Harvard to Paulson’s Agriculture Museum of Argyle, 6910 Belvidere Road, Caledonia
COST & INFO: McHenry County Farm Bureau and McHenry County Antique Farm Equipment Association co-sponsor the 11th annual, one-day event. Includes coffee, doughnuts, water, lunch, ice cream, shirt, hat and end-of-the-day refueling. Drivers share the day with other antique tractor enthusiasts as they travel along scenic country roads. Proceeds go to the Agriculture in the Classroom program. Information: www.mchenrycfb.org.
WHEN: through July 21
WHERE: Petersen and Veteran’s Memorial parks, McHenry
COST & INFO: Remaining schedule: Concert in the Park with Maureen Christine July 18, Children’s Ice Cream Social July 19, 30th annual Arts & Crafts in the Park and Shakespeare Festival July 20, parade July 21. Information: www.mchenryfiestadays.com or call 815-385-4300
GAVERS COMMUNITY BARNDANCE
WHEN: 5 p.m. to midnight July 20
WHERE: Emricson Park, Woodstock
COST & INFO: Fundraiser hosted by the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to benefit cancer awareness, education, treatment and research. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Chicken and pork chop buffet dinner, live auction, silent auction, mystery box raffle and music by Rick Monroe, Dot Dot Dot, and Hans & the Hormones. Tickets: $50 a person. Information: 815-338-2300. Tickets available at www.gavers.org or at any area American Community Bank & Trust.
DISCOVERY MUSIC FESTIVAL
WHEN: July 20
WHERE: Diecke Park, Huntley
COST & INFO: A new independent singer-songwriter music festival that celebrates music and the arts, and showcases some of the area’s up-and-coming musicians. Produced by A Place to Shine Music of Woodstock, owned by singer/songwriter Cassandra Vohs-Demann. Information: www.huntleyparks.org/discoverymusicfest or www.aplacetoshinemusic.com.
GARY LANG’S CLASSIC CAR SHOW
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21
WHERE: Gary Lang Auto Group, 1107 S. Route 31, McHenry
COST & INFO: 16th annual event welcomes all makes and models. Featuring dash plaques, awards ceremony, food vendors and DJ. Rain or shine. Entry fee: $5 with proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army in McHenry. Free admission to the public. Registration and information: 815-385-2100 or www.garylangauto.com/car-show.htm.
“GUYS AND DOLLS JUNIOR”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. July 19-20
WHERE: Jacobs High School Auditorium, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin
COST & INFO: Musical production presented by District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence. Play tells the classic story of a group of gamblers and showgirls. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets and information: www.d300presents.org.
AMY BETH & FRIENDS IN CONCERT
WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 19
WHERE: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 255 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Music will include Americana, folk, pop and more. Admission: $10. Information: 815-338-4245 or www.woodstockfolkmusic.com/amybeth.