Submit Your Event


Naturally McHenry County's events calendar is a place for locals and visitors alike to discover events within McHenry County, IL


Event Calendar Guidelines:

  • Events must occur within McHenry County, IL, or in a community that crosses the county borders. (i.e. Algonquin, Huntley, Lakemoor, Island Lake, or Port Barrington)
  • Events must be open to the public (no members-only events)
  • Events must have a universal appeal to McHenry County locals and visitors.
  • Events that are unlikely to be approved include (but are not limited to):
    • Religiously-focused ceremonies or functions
    • Political events
    • Business and/or networking events (including trade shows)
    • Some seminars, lectures, and workshops
    • Book clubs
    • Business grand openings
    • Deals, discounts, coupons, or promotions for businesses
      (If you would like to promote special deals, discounts or promotions please reach out to NMC staff for promotional opportunities)
Event submission requirements:
  • Include a detailed description of the event and any important details
  • Provide an image from the event
  • High-resolution images are preferred, cropped to 1920x1080 pixels if possible. 
    • Note: if the image is not at this ratio or a similar one, it will be cropped automatically and visitors may miss out on your full image
  • Flyers and graphics are not ideal unless presented in the preferred ratio
  • Select the most appropriate event categories (you can select more than one).

Once your event is submitted, it will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the above guidelines before being posted on the website. Naturally McHenry County staff reviews submissions and reserves the right to approve or deny events at its descretion.

Should your event need to be updated in any way, please email to ensure that visitors receive the most accurate information. 

Additionally, by submitting imagery, you acknowledge that you authorize Naturally McHenry County to use the image for promotional purposes. You are also allowing Naturally McHenry County the right to use the photography to promote McHenry County and Illinois as a visitor destination in any of Naturally McHenry County's promotional or marketing efforts. 

Naturally McHenry County has the right to change the imagery and edit any descriptions to meet the needs and content requirements of Naturally McHenry County's event calendar.  Your event will be reviewed and approved or denied within two (2) business days. 

If you have any questions, please contact or call 815-893-6280.