Monday, August 20, 2012
More than 1,500 people took advantage of the beautiful weather on Saturday and attended the Blast on the Beach celebration at Main Beach in Crystal Lake.
Beautiful weather, hidden treasures, a water ski show on the lake and Mr. Myers in the band shell all added up to a perfect end-of-summer celebration at the "Blast on the Beach." The annual event, hosted by the Crystal Lake Park District at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake, attracted about 1,500 people by late afternoon, and more guests arrived later for the evening performance by Caribbean Rock band, Mr. Myers.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Crystal Lake Jaycees will accept school supply donations for McHenry County children in need this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the "Blast on the Beach."
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Crystal Lake Park District/ BMO Harris Bank "Blast on the Beach" is shaping up to be a super end-of-summer festival. In addition to an incredible line-up of fun and entertainment, "Blast on the Beach" is offering an easy way for attendees to join the spirit of giving back to the community. Because of the generosity of BMO Harris Bank, admission to this year's "Blast on the Beach" is free - for everyone! The Blast is scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake. Festival organizers hope attendees will 'pay forward' this generosity by participating in the Crystal Lake Jaycee's School Supply Collection Drive. The timing of the "Blast" is ideal as area families prepare to send children …
Sycamore-based band to bring blend of calypso, reggae and rock to Saturday's "Blast on the Beach" festivities.
Regulars to area festivals are likely familiar with the sounds of Mr. Myers. The Sycamore-based band, which formed in 1981, has a universal appeal to music lovers young and old. The band is slated to provide the entertainment for the "Blast on the Beach" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake. Known for its blend of calypso, reggae and rock 'n roll, Mr. Myers has created its own brand of music the band calls Caribbean Rock, according to the band website. Playing cover tunes by Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet and Harry Belafonte, the group has created unique versions of energetic songs that are sure to get the "audience on their feet and dancing." The use of the authentic steel drums gives Mr. Myers its…
Dance and lip-sync to your favorite song of the 2012 summer season this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Blast on the Beach.
Only four days until the "Blast on the Beach" end-of-summer celebration gets under way. The Blast takes off Saturday, Aug. 18, at Main Beach in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake-Cary Patch will be joining in the fun and games, along with other area sponsors. Stop by the Patch booth where we'll be passing out cool summer Patch swag and mingling with guests. You might even get a chance to spin the Patch wheel and win great prizes. If you like to sing and dance, don't miss this opportunity to participate in the Patch lip-dub video celebrating the best songs of the 2012 summer season. Don't want to dance alone? Bring a friend, or two, or three....the more the merrier! The Blast on the Beach is sponsored by the Crystal Lake Park District. The event…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Summer's not over, yet. Stop by the "Blast on the Beach" on Aug. 18, in Crystal Lake to squeeze in a little more summertime fun.
School supplies line shelves of local stores. Football players are back in the field gearing up for the new season. And moms, dads, teens and kids alike have eyes on the last few days of summer. Don't put away those flip flops just yet. There's one big end-of-summer bash remaining in Crystal Lake: "Blast on the Beach." The "Blast on the Beach" is scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 (rain date Sunday, Aug. 19), at Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Dr., Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake Park District officials expect this year's Blast to be a big one as the BMO Harris sponsorship allows free admission for all attendees. The "Blast on the Beach" lineup includes a water ski show, treasure hunt, fun fair, craft fair and Baggo tournament, to name …