For those who haven't ventured out to the 33rd Annual Lakeside Festival, today is your last chance to enjoy the variety of food, carnival rides and live musical entertainment.
The carnival rides, games and Taste by the Lake - which offers 17 different food booths, beer garden and music - run from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 1.
The annual festival, a hometown tradition for the city, is held on the grounds of the historic Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake. The fest is just across the street from Crystal Lake Main Beach.
The lineup for Sunday includes the 4th of July Parade at 1 p.m. and fireworks over the lake at dusk. More information about the Lakeside Festival is available on the fest's new website: www.lakeside.myriadcs.net.
Lakeside Festival Highlights for Sunday, July 1:
Admission to the Midway Carnival is free.
Admission to the Taste by the Lake, which includes 17 food booths, beer garden and live music arena is $5. Seniors 65-plus pay $2. Children 12 and under, and active military personnel are free.
Noon to 10 p.m.: Carnival rides, Taste by the Lake, Beer Garden
1 p.m. Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade. Starts at Crystal Lake City Hall on Woodstock Street, travels south on Dole Avenue and ends at the Lakeside Festival near Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Unlimited Carnival Rides Wristbands
Dole Mansion Tours
Noon: Music by Gregory B. Plays Jimmy Buffet and tropical beach party tunes.
4 p.m. Your Villian My Hero on main stage. This band combines Top 40 pop, club and dance music. High energy show will get you dancing.
6 p.m. Gregory B
7 p.m. Modern Day Romeos on main stage. MDR rocks the crowd with covers from Black Betty, Honky Tonk woman, Centerfield and the like.
Dusk: Fireworks on the lake
Parking for Lakeside Festival is available on Country Club, Ringling and Golf roads. Parking for the fireworks is available in the Main Beach parking lot, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake. However, the lot fills quickly due to the parade and festival.
Lakeside Festival is a fundraiser for the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and Dole Mansion. Proceeds insure the preservation and protection of the 12-acre park and historic Dole Mansion.