Special Events


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SAT OCT 22 10 am-4 pm

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DR, CL

Lumberjacks are headed to Crystal Lake! Come out to Main Beach for a saw-sational good time!
EVENTS
Timberworks of Hayward, WI will perform three* action-packed shows featuring log rolling, axe throwing, hot sawing, speed chopping and more! *shows repeat
A raptor show will captivate you as they perform tricks right in the park. Attendees can walk around the park, enjoying the beer garden, campfires and 'specialty' items while participating in fun activities such as log chucking, axe throwing and other fun.

Award-winning Third Coast Bluegrass band will take the stage to entertain the audience...and don't forget to check out the Trading Post on your way out!
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TICKETS
Pre-Event Purchase/Gate Purchase

Adult (ages 18+): $10 / $12

Student (ages 6-17): $5 / $7

Child (ages 5 & under): FREE / FREE

TICKETS

We are looking for contestants!

PIE EATING CONTEST INFO

Pie Eating Contest Registration

BEARD/mustache CONTEST info

Beard/Mustache contest registration

This event will be held rain or shine. No refunds. FREE parking.

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SAT OCT 29 10 AM-12 PM

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DR, CL

Slide into your Halloween costumes and head over to Main Beach for a morning of trick or treating! Climb aboard some of the neat trucks on display! Don't forget your treat bag! Rain or shine.


**SOLD OUT**

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sun nov 6 1-3 pm

GRAND OAKS REC CENTER, 1401 W. ROUTE 176, CL

Do you think you have what it takes to be a puzzle champ! This highly popular event will amaze the best of puzzlers! 2 and 4 person teams race against each other to finish the same 500 piece jigsaw puzzle first. The four person teams finish in about 50-70 minutes, depending on the difficulty of the puzzle. Snacks are allowed and after awards are presented, puzzlers may enjoy a sundae bar provided by our friends at Baskin Robbins Crystal Lake.

info

rules


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NOV 30-DEC 3 4:30-7:30 PM

VETERAN ACRES, 431 N. WALKUP

Enjoy a breathtaking stroll under the stars as we light a trail through Veteran Acres!

Wed Nov 30-Fri Dec 2: walk the lit trail (no activities)

Sat Dec 3: Campfires, Hot Cocoa, S'Mores, Candy Cane Forest and Mrs. Claus!

$1 per person/$5 per family donation appreciated. Donations are purposed for future Nature Center education programs.

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Join our tradition and have your kids send us their holiday "wish list." We will use our special holiday magic to make sure the letters reach Santa in time for the big day.
Please include a self-addressed envelope and Santa will send you a reply before Christmas Day. Letters cannot be returned.
DEADLINE: DEC 9
TO: SANTA, C/O CRYSTAL LAKE PARK DISTRICT, 1 E. CRYSTAL LAKE AVENUE, CRYSTAL LAKE IL 60014


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A CHARLES DICKENS TEA

sat dec 17 & sun dec 18, 12:30-1 pm and 3-4:30 pm

COLONEL PALMER HOUSE, 660 E. TERRA COTTA AVE, CL

A Christmas Carol, probably the most popular piece of fiction that Charles Dickens ever wrote, was published in 1843. House Master Ben will delve into the characters and meaning behind A Christmas Carol while tasting traditional Victorian Christmas teas, finger foods and scrumptious desserts.

INFO


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'23 SCHEDULE RELEASED MAY 15

Grab a blanket and join the Crystal Lake Library and Crystal Lake Park District as we team up to bring you free concerts for kids this summer! Check back next April for dates, times and those fun-loving headliners!


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jul 2023 9 AM- 4 PM

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DR, CL
Grab your duct tape and cardboard and join our long standing cardboard regatta!
Gates open at 9 am. $5 admission/children under 3 free
10 am: Beach Opens; Star 105.5's Tina and Joe begin broadcasting
11 am: Kwickie boat building available on site; food and beer trucks open
12 pm: RACES BEGIN


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Tuesdays, June-August, 7 pm

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DR, CL

Each week the Crystal Lake Park District hosts a regional band to perform at Main Beach. Pull out a blanket and enjoy a great night of free entertainment lakeside. Concerts are held on Tuesdays at 7 PM beginning June-August. Food and beverage (beer and wine) and small charcoal grills are allowed (no glass please.) In the event of inclement weather, decision to reschedule the concert will be made by 4 pm. Check status by calling 815.410.4475 ext 6.

SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED MARCH '23

FOOD TRUCKS

PARKING

Please park in the following areas for concert evenings: Main Beach parking lot, grass triangle across the street from the Lakeside Arts in the Park (Dole Mansion) and South Elementary. Please do not park at the boat gate, Dole Mansion or Seminary Park.

PARK PARTNERS

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SUN AUG 2023 12:30-4:30 PM

MAIN BEACH - 300 LAKESHORE DRIVE, CL

The Monarch Coalition is bringing to the beach an engaging Monarch Fair loaded with activities, games and monarch education. Buy a pollinator plant and help us repopulate the monarchs! Wander to the band shell where we will be showcasing local bands for your entertainment.
12:30-4 pm: Monarch Fair

Migrate to the beach for the afternoon to enjoy Monarch Mania and learn all about Monarchs. A Monarch extravaganza with butterfly and pollinator plants information, face painting, science table activities, art activities, a big migration route map, information on how Mexico, Canada and USA are collaborating! We will have pollinator plants available for you to purchase from our participating nurseries.

1-4:30 pm: Community Band Showcase

The Crystal Lake Community Band hosts a music showcase at the band shell featuring performances by local bands and ensembles listed below:

Hosted by the Monarch Coalition and the Crystal Lake Park District.