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May 2021

Flower Sale

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Saturday, May 8, 2021 (9AM - 4PM) Corner of Williams & Brink Blooming Annuals for Sale – Just in time for Mother’s Day Make plans to purchase your flowers for Mom (and yourself) at Downtown Crystal Lake’s Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser. Volunteers from Downtown Crystal Lake will be selling hanging baskets and planters with beautiful blooming plants from Countryside Flowershop & Nursery. Plants will be on sale at the corner of Brink & Williams.  Thanks to our good friends at…

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A Garden Party/ Flower Sale

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Good things will be blooming in Downtown Crystal Lake during our Garden Party and Flower Sale. The Garden Party event will feature outdoor garden art vendors, demonstrations, talks, contests, and drawings for fabulous prizes. Thanks to the generosity of our good friends at Countryside Flowershop and Nursery, Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street will be hosting a flower fundraiser, selling those beautiful Countryside hanging baskets, potted plants, as well as flats of annuals and perennials for your own flowerbed.  The flower fundraiser…

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July 2021

Sidewalk Sales

July 15 - July 18
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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A bargain hunter’s delight! Merchants set up tables full of great merchandise at great prices. Guaranteed to be something for everyone! Rain or Shine! Thursday, July 15th Friday, July 16th Saturday, July 17th Sunday, July 18th (the sales continue at many businesses!) Click here for additional information

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July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LIFE’S A JOURNEY: A SCAVENGER HUNT THROUGHOUT MCHENRY COUNTY Where can you find North America’s largest operating demonstration railroad, the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States, and the square from the movie Groundhog Day? McHenry County, that’s where! McHenry County also happens to be the service area for SCVN! And what better way to see and enjoy everything the county has to offer than with our socially-distanced Life’s a Journey Fundraiser. Join us July 31st at the Starting Line…

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August 2021

Community Empower Shower

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Willow Crystal Lake, 100 S. Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
Free

Empower Shower event will be hosted at Willow Crystal Lake on August 20, 10 am-2 pm. Services including showers, laundry, hot meals, camping gear, etc. are being offered by organizations from all over the county and are free to all in need!

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September 2021

Apple Scavenger Hunt

September 1 - September 20
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

APPLE SCAVENGER HUNT (9/1/21 - 9/20/21) Let's start the month out right with some pre-festival fun!  This scavenger hunt is FREE and just-for-fun.  Grab a game card from Mellie's Chocolates (2 N. Williams) or Marvin's Toy Store (64 N. Williams).  Or you can print out your own game card here: Scavenger Hunt Cards - JA 2021 Hunt for the numbered red apples in the downtown district.  Each apple will reveal a word for the puzzle.  Write down the words you…

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Crystal Lake Half Marathon

September 5 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am

The Crystal Lake Half Marathon starts at Main Beach, travels throughout the city, and ends on Grant Street, in Downtown Crystal Lake.

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9/11 Commemoration & Patriots Day in Crystal Lake

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Crystal Lake Farmers Market

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2021

Depot Park, 90 E. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Enjoy shopping our traditional Farmers Market in its park-like setting. Shop for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meat, eggs, honey, jams, olive oils, and more every Saturday from June through September. Ample, free parking available nearby. 2021 will include some new vendors (with new product offerings) as well as many of your long-time favorite vendors. Click here for additional information

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Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

The legend of Johnny Appleseed has been alive in Downtown Crystal Lake for 28 years and this year’s event on Saturday, September 25th promises to be the biggest and best EVER! Thousands of families attend the festival to celebrate the season, community and enjoy a variety of apple-flavored delights. It’s bushels of fun for everyone! Click here to learn more about this great event!  

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Jeremy Camp Concert

September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Willow Crystal Lake, 100 S. Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
$27.50

Come see Jeremy Camp in concert live at Willow Crystal Lake on September 25th. Jeremy Camp is excited to share his new music with his fans!  

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Ladies Day/Night Out

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Ladies Day/Night Out  Ladies — bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends (whoever!) downtown for lots of fabulous food, music, special deals, and more!   Check back soon for a list of the September 30th Participating Merchants:   More information on this event

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October 2021

Halloween Handout

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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. More information on this event

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Crystal Lake Central – Trunk or Treat

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Crystal Lake Central High School, 45 W. Franklin St.
Crystal Lake, IL

Crystal Lake Central's National Honor Society is hosting a Trunk or Treat in their Student Parking Lot from 4:00-5:30 PM on October 29th. For 6th grade students and under. Come dressed up and ready for fun!

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Trunk or Treat

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Willow Crystal Lake, 100 S. Main St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

WHO? Willow Crystal Lake WHERE? 100 S. Main Street, Crystal Lake WHAT? Trunk or Treat WHEN? October 29, 2021 @ 4PM to 6PM FUN! Candy, Games, Crafts, Treasure Hunt and drinks to keep you warm No registration necessary. Questions? Phyllis Seyler, pseyler@willowcreek.org

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Bethany Halloween Carnival

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Halloween fun at Bethany Lutheran Church!

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Halloween Pub Crawl

October 30 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Grab your group of friends. Dress up (or not). Have a good time during this casual Halloween Pub Crawl. Crawl at your own pace. Drink Responsibly. Nine participating Downtown stops: Cantina 52 The Cottage Crystal Lake Brewing Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen Georgio's Pizzeria & Pub Jude's Labemi's Las Cumbres Williams Street Tap

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November 2021

Festival of Lights Parade

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

The Festival of Lights Parade is the traditional start to the season when Santa Claus comes to town! The evening is filled with lights, music, pageantry, and a little magic! Click here for additional information.

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Small Business Saturday

November 27
Downtown Crystal Lake, Corner of Williams & Brink
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Downtown Crystal Lake is pleased to be a Neighborhood Champion, and we encourage you to support your downtown businesses today. Click here for additional information.

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Santa House Visits

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 23, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brink Street Market, 40 N Williams St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
Free
Santa House

Children may visit with Santa in his Downtown Crystal Lake house at Brink Street Market. Visit are brought to you FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Downtown Crystal Lake Santa House by Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc!

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