Lakeside Festival is one of the largest and longest-running summer festivals in McHenry County. Held on the beautiful grounds of the historic Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park over Independence Day weekend, Lakeside Festival features thrilling carnival rides and midway games, amazing live music, delicious food and beverages from local vendors, tours of the Dole Mansion, family-friendly activities for children, picnic tables and space to gather with friends and family, and much more! Lakeside Festival is the largest fundraiser for Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s year-round arts, education, history, and community programs. Lakeside Festival has been honored multiple years as “Best Festival” by Shaw Media’s Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards. Lakeside Legacy Foundation collaborates with the City of Crystal Lake to coordinate Lakeside Festival activities with the Independence Day parade and fireworks displays.

Be a part of Lakeside Festival: a 39-year tradition! The Program Book will be distributed to approximately 20,000 homes, businesses and advertisers in the Crystal Lake area through the Northwest Herald Newspaper.

The advertising deadline for the Lakeside Festival Guide is Monday, May 1st

Click here to download advertising form

Email: Form and high-resolution PDF Artwork to Patty Bell, Marketing & Graphics Assistant at
Mail: Lakeside Legacy Foundation/Lakeside Fest Program Book 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

New Enhancement — Digital Boost (Fest Splash page)

This year we will be creating a digital version of the ad book. (must purchase ad in the Program Guide)
New Enhancement — Digital Boost exposure on Fest Splash page (includes a hyperlink to your website) Contact Patty Bell, Marketing & Graphic Assistant for more information.

Thank you to all our advertisers

We appreciate the support from local businesses