Be Kind

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Many of our downtown businesses will be re-opening on Friday, May 29th (with restrictions). Some will also choose to remain closed or restrict their offerings for a bit longer. This will be new for all of us – business owners, employees, customers and as a community. Please remember to BE KIND, BE COMPASSIONATE, BE PATIENT! […]

The Great American Take-Out

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Please note: some businesses are taking phone orders only, and some prefer online website or app orders. Check with the individual business — but please make the effort to support! In response to Governor Pritzker’s executive order which closes all restaurants and bars for dine-in food service, many of our Downtown eating establishments are now […]

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

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With the COVID-19/Coronavirus foremost in our minds, we wanted to direct you to the City’s web page which provides good links to accurate information and updates. We encourage people that feel sick to stay home.  If you are not sick—carry on your normal business, practice good hygiene, and be mindful of your environment. Here is […]

Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners

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Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners The Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street annual meeting and awards night was held Monday, February 3, 2020 at Old Towne Hall.  Members and guests celebrated with a delicious dinner, music, and lots of neighborly fun! Businesses and individuals were recognized and honored with a Downtown Gem Award from […]

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 […]

Apple Scavenger Hunt

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September 1st – September 23rd This scavenger hunt is just-for-fun!  Grab a game card from Out of the Box (71 N. Williams) or Marvin’s Toy Store (64 N. Williams).  Or click on the link: Scavenger Hunt Card – composite to print out your own card. Hunt for the numbered red apples around downtown.  Each apple […]

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

May is Preservation Month

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Through a cooperative effort of Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street and the Crystal Lake Historical Society, numerous posters have been created and will be displayed throughout Downtown during the month of May.  The posters feature historic photos and information about many of our downtown buildings.  Make plans to walk around and learn more about our downtown […]

Congratulations

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Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners The Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street annual meeting and awards night was held Monday, February 4, 2019 at Old Towne Hall.  Members and guests celebrated with a delicious dinner, music, and lots of neighborly fun! Businesses and individuals were recognized and honored with a Downtown Gem Award from […]

Shop Small, Shop Local!

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Small Business Saturday was a smashing success!  Help us keep the momentum going! Support the businesses that support your community!

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 […]

WELCOME!

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Downtown Crystal Lake welcomes the MCYSA International Baseball Tournament! We wish you a week full of fun, sportsmanship, and fabulous baseball! While you’re in town, take time to visit our historic downtown district where you will find plenty of unique stores and restaurants. Want to take a souvenir home?  Downtown Crystal Lake sells t-shirts, coffee […]

Open Sundays in Downtown Crystal Lake!

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Many of your favorite downtown merchants are OPEN on Sundays. Come on and visit Downtown — 7 days a week! Businesses Open Sundays Click on the link to see who’s open.

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!