Category Archives: Downtown CL Events

Have a Heart Food Drive

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Start stockpiling your food items now for the 2020 Have a Heart Food Drive February 8 – 15 in Downtown Crystal Lake Hunger is an issue every minute of every hour of every day.  In order to combat this issue, many of your favorite downtown merchants are hosting a “Have a Heart Food Drive” in order to […]

Santa House is Open!

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Santa House is open for the season! Bring your children and grandchildren to visit Santa in his charming little house in Brink Street Market,for a sweet experience that is completely FREE. Santa House Hours are: Saturdays (10AM to 3PM) Sundays (Noon to 3PM) Thursdays and Fridays (6PM to 8PM) PLUS: Monday, December 23rd (6PM to […]

Johnny Appleseed Sponsor Packets Available

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Sponsor Packets for the Johnny Appleseed Festival and Great Ball Race are now available!  Show your support of this great community event! Click here to learn more about the Johnny Appleseed Festival Click here JA-GBR Sponsor Packet – 2019 to download a sponsor packet

Holiday Open Houses

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We’re getting ready for the holidays in Downtown Crystal Lake! Check the calendar for open house listings throughout downtown. Join in the magic of this holiday season by visiting Downtown Crystal Lake.

Halloween Handout

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Wednesday, October 31st (3PM – 5PM) A favorite among young children!  Participating merchants throughout Downtown Crystal Lake open their doors to invite costumed children 12 and under to receive a treat. Participating merchants will have an orange “Halloween Handout” Pumpkin Flyer on their window. Click here for additional information

Johnny Appleseed Festival

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Bushels of Fun for Everyone! Celebrate autumn at the Johnny Appleseed Festival!  One day of jam-packed opportunities for family memories from the early morning Apple Pancake Breakfast to the Great Ball Race in the afternoon.  Enjoy pony rides, petting zoo, wagon rides, pumpkin train, children’s games, craft fair, pie baking contest, pumpkin bowling, storytelling, scarecrows, […]

Gazebo Dinner Fundraiser

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Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 Winner will be drawn August 30, 2018 The Gazebo Dinner Fundraiser is an annual event in Downtown Crystal Lake.  Raffle tickets are sold for $20 each (only 250 raffle tickets will be sold).  The lucky winner and seven guests are served dinner in the Downtown Gazebo […]

Lunch with the Bunny

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Attention!  We have a limited number of Lunch with the Bunny tickets remaining.  You’ll need to HOP TO IT if you wish to attend!  Tickets are available at: Heisler’s Bootery, 50 N. Williams St. Dalzell Jewelers, 41 N. Williams St.

Have a Heart Food Drive

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Start stockpiling your food items now for the 2020 Have a Heart Food Drive February 8 – 15 in Downtown Crystal Lake Hunger is an issue every minute of every hour of every day.  In order to combat this issue, many of your favorite downtown merchants are hosting a “Have a Heart Food Drive” in order to […]

Slidewalk Sales – January 18, 19, & 20

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Run, Slide, Skate or Ski into Downtown Crystal Lake’s Annual SLIDEWALK SALES!  Don’t let the winter weather stop you from enjoying fabulous bargains at many of your favorite Downtown Crystal Lake retailers!    

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Saturday, September 30th

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It’s time for Downtown Crystal Lake’s biggest and best one-day event — The Johnny Appleseed Festival! Start your day at the Pancake Breakfast (7AM – 10AM) at Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Avenue. Then come on downtown and make plans to spend the day!  We will have pony rides, wagon rides, giant slide, […]

Apple Scavenger Hunt

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The legend of Johnny Appleseed has been alive in Downtown Crystal Lake for 25 years, and this year’s event on Saturday, September 30th promises to be the biggest and best. Thousands of families attend the festival to celebrate the season, community, and enjoy a variety of apple-flavored delights.  It’s a great family event with rides, […]

Eagle Scout Fundraiser benefits Downtown Crystal Lake!

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PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD! This Eagle Scout project will directly benefit Downtown Crystal Lake.  We need your support! Will you be one of the 88? Please consider dining in or carrying out lunch or dinner July 24th and July 25th at Georgio’s Pizza for Jay Dimopoulos‘s Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser. He needs to have 88 […]

Summer’s Here!

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Yes, Summer’s Here in Downtown Crystal Lake! Our favorite summer event downtown is the Farmers Market, held every Saturday in Depot Park (8AM to 1PM).  Stop by and enjoy!

Have a Heart Food Drive Results

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Downtown merchants and their customers collected 1,999.5 pounds of food for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.  Top collection sites were: Area 51 Tattoos (310 pounds) International Hairways (272 pounds) Wear Did U Get That (148 pounds) Crystal Lake Park District (109.9 pounds) Congratulations and thanks for your generosity!

Pink Heals Firetruck at Ladies Night Out

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Ladies Night Out is THIS Thursday, October 6th (5-9PM). Over 30 merchants are participating and planning for a wonderful evening. There will be lots of specials for all the ladies. Check in at the Raue Center to receive a map and listing of businesses and their specials. Make plans to join us at the After-Party […]

Windows Shine for Downtown Events

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The windows in front of Lewke Partners Real Estate (43 E. Crystal Lake Avenue) are looking fabulous, thanks to the artistic skills of Cameron Wise, 7th grade student at Bernotas Middle School. Cameron painted the windows to promote our upcoming Johnny Appleseed Festival and Great Ball Race. He did such a fabulous job! We are THRILLED […]

Apple Pie Baking is Full!

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We have reached our limit in the Apple Pie Baking competition at this year’s Johnny Appleseed Festival!

Farmers Market – Saturdays (8AM – 1PM)

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Everyone loves the Farmers Market!  Join us each Saturday from 8AM – 1PM in Depot Park.  At the Crystal Lake Farmers Market, you’ll find the freshest vegetables, fruits, breads, eggs, baked goods, and more!