Lakeside Festival returns this weekend to Crystal Lake
With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, Resume McHenry County will continue to highlight the return of McHenry County’s iconic attractions.
For Crystal Lake residents, summer means the Lakeside Festival and Independence Day parade.
Every Fourth of July weekend, more than 50,000 visitors descend on the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park to enjoy four days of live music, carnival rides and games, and great festival food and drink.
The Lakeside Festival is one of McHenry County’s longest-running festivals, and has repeatedly been honored as Best Festival, as voted on by Shaw Media’s Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards, The festival also is the largest fundraiser for the Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s arts, education, history and community programs.
The doors open at 3 p.m. this Thursday, and at noon Friday through Sunday, ending at 11 p.m. for all four days. The Independence Day parade, which is run by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday – you can visit their website
for more information.