Voted Best Festival in McHenry County by the Northwest Reader’s Choice Awards!

Thank you! Neighbors, Sponsors, Supporters, & Volunteers for making the 42nd Lakeside Festival an Enormous Success! THE FUNDS RAISED SUPPORT THE DOLE!

Pre-sale General Admission Tickets are NOW on sale ONLINE for the June 30th BoDeans concert as well as General Admission entrance passes to July 1st – July 3rd. Skip the line and secure GA tickets today!.

Purchase June 30th GA tickets here.
Purchase GA tickets to July 1-July 3rd here.
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2022 Festival Dates & Time

Thursday, June 30th 3:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday, July 1st 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday, July 2nd 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Sunday, July 3rd 12:00pm – 10:00pm


Gate charge for each day is $8 for ages 13 and up+
Pre-sale GA tickets for July 1 – July 3rd can be purchased here.
Seniors 65+ $5

Active military with ID are free

Kids 12 and under are free

Not Allowed In – No coolers, drones, bicycles, skateboards, guns, dogs, or other pets,
exception for Service Dogs.

Lakeside Festival Accessibility Information

Four fun-filled days for the whole family!

  • Exciting live music – 15 bands over 4 days on 2 outdoor stages!
  • Scrumptious food – seriously mouth-watering summer fare!
  • Thrilling, unlimited carnival rides for all ages!
  • An incredible selection of beer and wines!
  • Midway games for the whole family!
  • Kids activities: Face-painting, Balloon Twister, Stilt Walker, Team Mascots, Magician
  • Baggo tournament – Got a competitive streak? Bean bags abound!

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 has been honored multiple years as “Best Festival” by Shaw Media’s Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards.

Lakeside Festival is the largest fundraiser for Lakeside Legacy Foundation’s year-round arts, education, history, and community programs. The Festival collaborates with the City of Crystal Lake to coordinate Lakeside Festival activities with the Independence Day parade and fireworks displays.

Lakeside Fest Entertainment Schedule

Thursdays, June 30th

Northwest Herald Stage

4:30 pm  Pirates Over 40

Pabst Stage:
8:30 pm National Headliner: BoDeans

Buy Reserved Seats Now! 

🕺🏻🍹Grab a beverage from the beer garden and a bite to eat from one of the many local food vendors, find your seat and enjoy a summer evening rocking out to chart topping songs like “Fadeaway,” “Only Love,” and “Dreams” which won The BoDeans Rolling Stone‘s readers’ poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and enjoy their other classics like “Good Things,” “Closer to Free,” and “If it makes you.”

🎟 Tickets for Reserved seating are SOLD OUT. Purchase $8 GA tickets to BoDeans and get entrance to The Fest. GA tickets do not come with a reserved chair, but ticket holders can bring a blanket or lawn chair. Click here to buy GA tickets to June 30th.


Friday, July 1st

Northwest Herald Stage:
2:00 pm  MacKenzie O’Brien

Pabst Stage:
4:15 pm 7th Heaven
7:30 pm Hi Infidelity

Saturday, July 2nd

Northwest Herald Stage:
1:30 pm The Ron Burgandy’s
6:00 pm Rosie and the Rivets

Pabst Stage:
4:00 pm Nicholas Tremulis and the Prodigals
8:30 pm Modern Day Romeos

Sunday, July 3rd

Northwest Herald Stage:
12:00 pm Hill Billy Rock Starz
5:30 pm Dangerous JOEs

Pabst Stage:
3:30 pm Radio Gaga
7:00 pm Free Fallin

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.


Entertainment Schedule

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Baggo Tournament

This isn’t your Grandpa’s worn-out wooden bag toss set from the 1940s, this a BAGGO!

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Lakeside Festival Accessibility Information

Lakeside Festival Accessibility Information

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Volunteer at Fest

Volunteer gets free entry into the fest and 2 drink tickets for after your shift. Invite your friends, spouse, and family to volunteer with you, and then hang out at…

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

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