Saturday, July 20, 2013

Why I Like to Stick Around Here in the Summer-- Part 2: Festivals and Events

This weekend is one of the biggest around here in northeast Illinois with Antioch's Taste of Summer and McHenry's Fiesta Days both going on.  I wish they'd be able to come up with having these on two different weekends, but no.

ANTIOCH'S TASTE OF SUMMER

Entertainment all four days along with eleven local restaurants offering their wares and a carnival.  Sidewalk sales going on all over downtown and lots of specials.

Thursday we ventured out in the extremeheat and saw BBI playing their mic=x of R&B and funk.  We missed last night's band, Hi-Infidelity because of the heat and what appeared to be some big storms that never quite materialized (but at least it broke the heat wave).

Tonight they have one of the top local bands Modern Day Romeos and tomorrow 7th Heaven in the afternoon.  We're planning on going to see both, especially since the weeklong heat wave has ended.


MCHENRY FIESTA DAYS

It started a week ago, but the big two days are this weekend.  Today they have Art in the Park with probably 70-80 vendors set up in Veterans Park.  Also, the Traveling Vietnam Wall is at the VFW on Il-120.  We'll be visiting both of these.

Then, Riverfront and Green Streets are blocked off with bands and more vendors.  Lots of food and lots of drink out there from 10 to 4, when they close it down.

Tomorrow is one of the biggest parades around through downtown McHenry.

Plan to be Really Busy This Weekend.  --RoadDog

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