Your Guide To Lakeside Fest 2018 – Patch

Your Guide To Lakeside Fest 2018

The Crystal Lake festival gets underway on Wednesday and will continue through the weekend.

By Amie Rowland, Patch Staff 

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – The granddaddy of Crystal Lake festivals will get underway Wednesday. Lakeside Fest, which spans four days and runs over the Fourth of July holiday, will include live music, carnival, food and drinks, a parade, baggo tournament, fireworks and more at Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake.

The festival will run from noon to 11 p.m. on July 4, from 4 to 11 p.m. on July 5, from noon to 11 p.m. on July 6 and from noon to 10 p.m. on July 7. Admission is $5 at the gate with free admission for kids 12 and younger.

Over 50,000 people stop out each year and the festival is the Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s biggest fundraiser.

Here is a look at the festival’s full schedule of events:

July 4

  • 12 p.m.: Kids Decorated Bike Parade-Sponsored by C.L. Women of Today & Med Express
  • 12 to 4 p.m.: Unlimited Carnival Rides(*$1.00 Off W/Coupon)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Jennifer Kapp-Story Lady-NWH Stage
  • 2 to 6 p.m.: Joe Diamond- Magician
  • 2:30 p.m.: Nashville Electric -NWH Stage
  • 3 to 5 p.m.: Dole Mansion Tours
  • 5 p.m.: Suburban Cowboys-Pabst Stage
  • 7:15 p.m.: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bums -NWH Stage
  • 9 p.m.: Semple – Pabst Stage

July 5

Festival open from 4 to 11 p.m.

  • Taste By the Lake
  • Beer Garden-Sponsored by Chas. Herdrich & Son
  • Tropical Drinks
  • Windy City Amusements

4 to 8 p.m.: Unlimited Carnival Rides(*$1.00 Off W/Coupon)

5 p.m.: Pirates Over 40 -NWH Stage

8:30 p.m.: Bella Cain– Pabst Stage

July 6

Festival open from 12 to 11 p.m.

  • Kid’s Day
  • Taste By the Lake
  • Beer Garden-Sponsored by Chas. Herdrich & Son
  • Tropical Drinks
  • Windy City Amusements

12 to 4 p.m.: 13 AND OLDER $2 ADMISSION

  • Beer Garden-Sponsored by Chas. Herdrich & Son
  • Face Painting/Balloon Twister/Stilt Walker, Team Mascots and more

12 to 4 p.m.: Unlimited Carnival Rides (*$1.00 Off W/Coupon)

1 p.m.: McHenry County Youth Orchestra –NWH Stage

2 to 6 p.m.: Joe Diamond- Magician

2:30 p.m.: The Ron Burgundys – NWH Stage

3 to 5 p.m.: Dole Mansion Tours

4:30 p.m.: Lava Rock-Pabst Stage

6:30 p.m.: Jody’s House – NWH Stage

7:30 p.m.: Hi Infidelity -Pabst Stage

July 7

The festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. on July 7.

  • Taste By the Lake
  • Beer Garden-Sponsored by Chas. Herdrich & Son
  • Tropical Drinks
  • Windy City Amusements

12 p.m.: Pamela Rose & Windy City Country -NWH Stage

1 to 5 p.m.: Unlimited Carnival Rides(*$1.00 Off W/Coupon)1:00 pm

1 p.m.: Parade Down Dole Avenue to Lakeside Festival

1:30 p.m.: Baggo Tournament

3:30 p.m.: The Goo Roos – Pabst Stage

5:30 p.m.: The Stan Dard Jazz Project -NWH Stage

6:30 p.m.: Modern Day Romeos – Pabst Stage

Dusk: Fireworks On the Lake

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