Voted Best Festival in McHenry County for 2011 – 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

Lakeside Festival




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Save the Date:

July 4th – 7th 2019

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 40 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 17 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!

Dates & Times

Thursday, July 4th: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday, July 5th: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, July 6th: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, July 7th: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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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!

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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 our donors/sponsors for their support. Please visit their businesses.

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