Weekend Planner: Fiesta Days; Free Outdoor Movies, Concerts

Did we miss an event worth noting? Let the community know in our comments' section.

The weekend is finally drawing near.

Below, we’ve listed a roundup of fun events happening in the area. Did we miss one? Let the community know in our comments section.

Free Park Party in Lake in the Hills

 The village of Lake in the Hills will host its park party on July 13 at 11 a.m. Raisin Rhyme will perform for free in the lawn at village hall, 600 Harvest Gate in Lake in the Hills. Raisin Ryhme will teach children new dances and songs and impress upon them the importance of staying active and eating healthy, according to a village of Lake in the Hills press release. For more information, visit www.lith.org.

Young Eagles Rally Takes Flight in LITH

Free airplane rides will be provided for children ages 8 to 17 years old from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Young Eagles Rally at the Lake in the Hills Airport, 8407 Pyott Road in LITH. For more information visit the EAA Chapter 790 website at www.790eaachapter.org.

Free Fishing Clinic for Kids

 The Lake in the Hills Sportsman Club will host its annual kids fishing clinic starting at 9 a.m. at , 9323 Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills. The clinic is free. Equipment will be provided and the bait is free. The sportsman’s club will also have prizes and will provide hot dogs and chips.

D300 Foundation Presents Bye Bye Birdie on Friday

There will be four performances of Bye Bye Birdie with the first starting at 7 p.m. this Friday at Jacobs High School Auditorium, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive. General seating is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Additional shows will be held at 7 p.m. on July 14, July 20 and July 21. Read more in a blog post .  

Free Sunday Concerts at Algonquin Commons

Two bands will take the stage this Sunday at the Algonquin Commons. iRock will perform classic rock ‘n roll favorites from the ‘60s to present from 3 to 4 p.m. And R-Gang will perform rhythm and blues from the Motown era through the ‘90s from 5 to 7 p.m. The concert is free. Visit the Algonquin Commons website for more information.

Free Concert at Riverfront Park Thursday

As a part of the village of Algonquin’s Weekend Drive — a classic rock band — will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at in Algonquin. The concert is free. The village of Algonquin’s website has more information on the concert series

Free Summer Sunday at Colonel Palmer House

The Crystal Lake Park District is offering a free summer Sunday at Colonel Palmer House, 600 E. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 15. This month's theme is World War II; The Homefront to the Frontlines. Read more on Crystal Lake Patch.  

McHenry Hosts Fiesta Days
McHenry’s annual Fiesta Days will kick off this Friday and continue through Tuesday. There will be music, including Tesla on Saturday; arts and crafts in the park; parade; kid’s ice cream social; 5K run and more. Buy tickets and get more information on McHenry’s Fiesta Days on the festival’s website.

Free Showing of Kung Fu Panda 2 at Main Beach
The Crystal Lake Park District will offer a free showing of Kung Fu Panda 2 this Friday at dusk at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive in Crystal Lake.  There will be an ice cream eating contest at 7 p.m. Visit the Crystal Lake Park District website for more information.


Ryan Healy July 13, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Although a touch out of the way, the Elgin Greek Fest is going on this weekend. Great food and some entertainment as well. $2 to get in, but there are free admission coupons just about everywhere.
Amie Schaenzer July 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Ryan, I'm sure it would be worth the drive for many. Thanks for sharing!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »