No online tickets sold. Please purchase your tickets at the entrance booth on the days of the Lakeside Festival.
$5 Gate Charge
Free Admission for Kids 12 & under
$2 for Seniors 65+
Free for ACTIVE military with a valid ID
No coolers, drones, bicycles, skateboards, guns, dogs, or other pets allowed
exception for Service Dogs.
Save the Date:
Thursday, July 1st 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday, July 2nd 12:00pm(noon) – 11:00pm
Saturday, July 3rd 12:00pm(noon) – 11:00pm
Sunday, July 4th 12:00pm(noon) – 11:00pm
Four fun-filled days for the whole family!
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.
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.
This isn’t your Grandpa’s worn-out wooden bag toss set from the 1940s, this a BAGGO!Sign-Up Today! | >
Every beer tent 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…Sign-Up Today! | >