Lakeside Festival


Lakeside Festival

Voted Best Festival in McHenry County for 2011 – 2014, 2016, and 2017 by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

Save the Dates for 2018

Wednesday, July 4th – Saturday, July 7th

102Days 21Hours 38Minutes 07

It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County, and proud to be celebrating 39 great years of Lakeside Festival! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of scrumptious food at the “Taste by the Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, reunions with friends, historic tours, an incredible selection of beer and wines, and fun for the whole family.

Thank you for 16 great years of support of Lakeside Legacy Foundation! Attending and volunteering at Fest ensure the future of cultivating the arts, historic preservation, and community events!

Thank you to the Community, Our Neighbors, Volunteers, Sponsors & Supporters for a Successful and Fun-Filled Fest! Thank you to our sponsors for their support. Please thank and visit their businesses.

Lakeside Festival is the foundation’s LARGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT!



Program Guide

The Program Book will be distributed to approximately 20,000 homes, businesses and advertisers in the Crystal Lake area through the Northwest Herald Newspaper.

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Become a Sponsor

We appreciate the support of local organizations by being a Sponsor of Lakeside Festival!

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Taste by the Lake

Stay tuned for a listing of the participating restaurants in the 2018 Taste by the Lake.

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Thank you to our donors/sponsors for their support. Please visit their businesses.

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Volunteer sign-up begins in April!

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