McHenry’s Soberfest

Dear Mchenry Soberfest Family,

Soberfest Planning Committee Meetings have moved! We will be meeting at the Villa Desiderata Retreat Center located at 3015 North Bayview Lane, McHenry, IL 60051. Meetings are held at 7:30 PM every other Wednesday.
We still have open positions if you are interested in being a part of our committee:
Secretary Co-Chair
Registration Co-Chair
Public Info Co-Chair
Speakers Co-Chair
Step Workshop Co-Chair
Meditation Co-Chair
Volunteers Co-Chair
Entertainment Co-Chair
Archives Chair & Co-Chair
Literature Co-Chair


We are working diligently with The Grand to finalize details for the 2022 Soberfest event. Check back here for updated information on how to reserve your stay!

McHenry’s Soberfest is an annual conference put on by the McHenry’s Soberfest Group of Alcoholics Anonymous Northern Illinois Area 20. If you are wanting to talk to someone about your or a loved one’s drinking or drug use, please see the links to our Friends.

McHenry’s Soberfest has meetings and activities for AA members, Al-Anon members, Alateens, and our guests.  There are AA and Al-Anon speakers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Join us for our Saturday evening banquet and speaker.  Even if you don’t register for the banquet, you can still hear all the speakers and dance the night away.  There are even shops with recovery-related jewelry, clothing, and literature.

Alcathons and Alanonathons

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Speakers

Saturday Night Banquet, Speaker, and Dance

Panels, Fellowship

AA and Al-Anon Archives

AA and Al-Anon Literature

Hospitality Suite

11th Step Prayer & Meditation Room

Step Workshop

Recovery Gift Shops

We welcome behavioral health professionals, members of other recovery programs who find strength in AA’s 12 Steps, guests who are interested in recovery programs, and all our family and friends!

"A Spiritual Awakening"

The theme of the 33rd Annual McHenry’s Soberfest is "A Spiritual Awakening".  “A Spiritual Awakening”. “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs….” — “Alcoholics Anonymous” (AA’s Big Book) Chapter 5, ‘HOW IT WORKS,’ pg. 60. Our 2021 logo ties into the path of the 12 steps on the third page of Chapter 5 – as the 12th step…

Want to help plan for the 32nd Annual McHenry’s Soberfest? Join the committee at McHenry Township Hall at 7:30 on any of our meeting nights.