Special Events

** SOLD OUT **

----galentines brunch logo.pngGALENTINE'S DAY BRUNCH

sun feb 12, 11 am-1 pm

GRAND OAKS, 1401 W. ROUTE 176, CL

Let's celebrate the lovely ladies in our lives! Join us for a Galentine's Bruch with your best gal friends. Spend time making custom floral bouquets at the bouquet bar, sip mimosas together and enjoy a brunch buffet! Ages 21 & Up

FEE: $20/$25


** CANCELLED DUE TO ICE CONDITIONS **

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sat feb 18, 8 am-3 pm

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DRIVE, CL

Join us for this 53-year tradition and play golf on the ice (hopefully!) at Main Beach! Chili, music, games and warming stations will be offered to all participants! Foursomes are every 6 minutes beginning at 8 am. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to tee time. Reg Deadline: Feb 17


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sat feb 18, 10 am-3 pm

MAIN BEACH, 300 LAKESHORE DRIVE, CL

Come join the coolest volleyball event! Only for adults 21 and older, this event includes organized volleyball games in the snow with breaks for adult beverages (included/limited). Bring your friends and compete with 4 guaranteed games, playoffs and awards. Reg Deadline: Feb 15

FEE: $80 - 4 PERSON (2M/2F) / $40 - 2 PERSON (F) $40 - 2 PERSON (M)

Ages 21 & Up


** sold out **

----TALE AS OLD AS TIME LOGO.pngDAUGHTER DATE NIGHT

FRI FEB 24 & SAT FEB 25, 6-8 PM

GRAND OAKS, 1401 W. ROUTE 176, CL

Come spend an evening in the enchanted castle, as we relive a 'tale as old as time.' We invite each beast to accompany their beauty for our annual Daughter Date Night! Enjoy an after-dinner night of dancing, desserts, crafts, and more! And be sure to try the gray stuff, because it's delicious! Ages 4-10



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SUN MAR 19 - 2 SEATINGS! NEW!

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

10 am-12 pm (teams who have placed in previous tournaments or want to be challenged)

1:30-3:30 pm

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.

FEE: $30 PER TEAM

reg online

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FRI apr 28, 6-8 PM

GRAND OAKS, 1401 W. ROUTE 176, CL

Who's ready to Highlight the Night? Join us for our annual Son Date Night. This year we are celebrating with all things that glow in the dark! Dance under our black lights, enjoy our dessert bar, games and crafts! Ages 4-10

Fee: R $25/NR $32 per person + $10 additional son

Reg online


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SUN APR 30, 12:30-2PM OR 3-4:30 PM

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

Enjoy several different teas, sandwiches and desserts as you spend a relaxing afternoon bonding with family and friends while learning about Victorian-era tea etiquette. This is a popular event--make sure to get your tickets early! Ages 7 & Up

FEE: $29/$38

reg online


----summer sing a longs logo.jpg FREE summer sing-a-longs

'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.


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SAT OCT 28, 2023 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.


----luminaria walk logo.jpg LUMINARIA WALK

NOV 30-DEC 2, 2023 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!

Thur Nov 30-Fri Dec1: walk the lit trail (no activities)

Sat Dec 2: Campfires, Hot Cocoa, Cookies, Candy Cane Forest and Mrs. Claus!

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

trail map