This weekend offers up a Garden Party and Flower Sale in downtown Crystal Lake, the start of the farmers market season in Spring Grove, historical reenactors at Glacial Park, live music with a dash of environmental activism in Woodstock, plus Pedalpalooza across the county.


Former “SNL” cast member and standup comedian Joe Piscopo will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Woodstock. Also happening in and around McHenry County: garden walks, plant sales, meat raffles and the grand opening of a new park.



Early Mother's Day craft markets, a family-friendly World Migratory Bird Day event at Glacial Park, the Huntley Kite Fest, community concerts and the Bob Blazier Run for the Arts are among this week's happenings.




Egg hunts are popping up across McHenry County, including in Algonquin, Spring Grove and Woodstock. Also happening this weekend are craft and vendor fairs, a Bunny Trail in Lake in the Hills, and the Kite Fly in Cary.


As Easter approaches, many McHenry County communities and businesses are offering opportunities to meet the bunny.


Check out a show at McHenry County College's planetarium, visit the animals at Randall Oaks Zoo, remember Huntley's founder or have the kids make a charcuterie in Lake in the Hills.