Lakeside Festival

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

Lakeside Festival




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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.


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!

Lakeside Festival is the foundation’s LARGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT!

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2018 Schedule


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Baggo Tournament

This isn’t your Grandpa’s worn out wooden bag toss set from the 1940’s, this a BAGGO! JULY 7th at 1:30PM

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Taste by the Lake

Sample the Culinary Delights

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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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Thank you to all our volunteers

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

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