Grab your gearhead friends for this year's car shows and cruise nights around McHenry County.
Every other Monday, June 3 – October 7 at 6 p.m. Check out feature car nights, live music, family fun, awards, raffles, giveaways, AND food vendors!
Every Tuesday, May 21 – September 24 at 5 p.m. All makes and models welcome, including bikers, to attend this annual event. Support the Moose Lodge as you enjoy burgers, hot dogs, beer, and more!
Every Tuesday, May 21 – September 24 at 6 p.m. All cars and wheels welcome to participate in a 50/50 raffle and drawing for Child Advocacy Center for McHenry County. Enjoy food specials like Dine and Share and Taco Tuesday.
Tuesdays, May 21 – October 1 at 5 p.m. Hosted by 95.1FM Wiil Rock, car entries receive free gifts, and trophies are awarded weekly.
Tuesdays, June 4; July 2; August 6; September 3; and October 1 at 5 p.m. Hosted by Crusin Music Radio, enjoy door prizes and themed nights at Luke’s C’Ville.
Second Tuesdays, June 11 – September 10 at 5:30 p.m. All makes and models welcome to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trophies. Cruisers receive a free scoop of ice cream and $1 off food baskets. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.
Every Wednesday, May – November at 5 p.m. Enjoy entertainment from a live DJ as well as drawings, trivia, and prizes! Delicious food and drink available to eat indoors or outside. All types of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome.
Every Wednesday, June 5 – August 28 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, check out McHenry County’s longest-running car show.
First Wednesdays, June 5 – October 2 at 6 p.m. This year’s cruise nights will be held at Paulus Park. Enjoy food and drink from local restaurants, ice cream, and coffee. Bring your kids to the playground or skatepark nearby.
Every Friday, May 17 – October 4 at 5:30 p.m. Unwind Friday nights this summer with chicken, gyros, beer, wine, and more while listening to a live DJ or band. Trophy for Best Car awarded along with door prizes!
Fridays, June 14; July 12; and August 9 at 5 p.m. Limited to custom, classic, and exotic cars and trucks, Hawthorn Woods Cruise Night encourages you to BYO dinner and drinks, dance to live music, and make a night of it!
First Saturdays Year-round at 8 a.m. Drive over in your favorite car, hotrod, or just drop by! View the jobs in progress while enjoying coffee and donuts.
Every Saturday, May 25 – mid-October at 6 p.m. Enjoy a ’50s-style drive-in with car hops and picnic area.
Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. A True Patriots Foundation Fundraiser, a portion of all food sales and entry fees go to veterans and first responders. Trophies, a 50/50 raffle, and prizes! Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.
Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Check out the 10th Annual Gilberts Community Days Car Show where Top 40 and Best in Show awards are given. Family friendly entertainment and activities will also be available, including food and beverage vendors, carnival rides, and a craft fair.
Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Chiwaukee Border Chapter and Anthony Buick in Gurnee, the first 100 registered cars will receive a dash plaque. Try your luck at 50/50 and door prize raffles. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.
Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Open to all makes and models, celebrate Father’s Day with food specials, door prizes, and a car show! Trophies awarded, including Best of Show. Entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.
Sunday, June 30 at 10:15 a.m. Support a fundraiser for special needs children at the Pony Car Wars Car Show. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles galore and entertainment provided by 101.5 FM and Cruising Music Radio host and DJ Rudy the K.
Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. The 7th Annual Heritage Car Show features antique, custom, and classic cars, trucks, and cycles, along with food vendors, entertainment, and a huge White Elephant sale.
Sunday, July 14 at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Street Rod Association, the 36th Annual Fiesta Days Car Show brings together cruisers and attendees to raise funds for breast cancer. Prizes, games, raffles, food, and entertainment by Cruisin Music Radio host DJ Rudy the K.
Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. This annual fest includes a car show featuring cars, trucks, and motorcycles as well as live bands, craft fairs, carnival rides, and food.