Demonstrations & Parades

“Action is the antidote to despair,” said Joan Baez. Our local party has a long tradition of voicing our opposition to injustice, corruption and intolerance. In our darkest moments, when all seems lost, we still have the First Amendment.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM through July 22, 2023

Parades 2023

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Join us as we show our Democratic pride this summer

Help us show our enthusiasm and strength in McHenry County by coming out and marching with us in this summer's parades. All you need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes and some sunscreen.

You can RSVP as well as get more information about each individual parade as it becomes available by visiting the individual parade event.

Here are the parades we will be marching in this year:

June 11th - Woodstock Pridefest Parade
July 2nd - Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade
July 22nd - Algonquin Founders Day Parade



Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM · 14 RSVPs
Woodstock Square in Woodstock, IL

Woodstock PrideFest 2023

Woodstock PrideFest 2023

The fun will start at 11 am with a parade around Woodstock and then continue with a Festival at Woodstock Square from noon till 5pm. Food, entertainment, food trucks and local vendors will be there. Just bring your PRIDE with you to celebrate a great day!!

Please RSVP if you will be part of the fun marching in the parade.

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 03:00 PM
Woodstock Square in Woodstock, IL

Juneteenth - Freedom Day Festival

Juneteenth—Freedom Day

The Democratic Party of McHenry County provides information about local events our membership may find of interest.

You are invited to a historic celebration of Black Emancipation featuring speakers, musical performances, readings, food trucks, vendors, and fun family activities. On the Square in Woodstock, IL on Saturday, June 17 from 3-5:30 pm.

Hosted by the Honorable Gloria Van Hof, who is also our District 2 County Board member. Free and open to the public.

For more information please visit the Juneteenth Facebook page and the Facebook Event invitation.  Questions?  Email [email protected]


The Democratic Party of McHenry County