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2017

Free for Weekender-04April 1-2: Crystal Lake Home & Business Expo, 130 exhibitors from home improvement and health care to education and finance and local community organizations, plus demos, interactive activities and more, Crystal Lake South High School.

Free for Weekender-04May 6: McHenry County Made, extraordinary things are made in McHenry County – from the ground up, by hand and from the heart. Enjoy art, food, drink, music … get to know McHenry County’s makers, watch them work and shop their wares at this inagural event, Mixin Mingle, Woodstock Square.

June 30: Guys & Dolls, Raue Center, Crystal Lake.

Past Events

January 22: TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, Raue Center For The Arts, Crystal Lake, select dates through February 14. Get your red carpet photo taken on opening night starting at 7 p.m. Follow us on Facebook to win tickets!

February 13-14: Home & Garden Show, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, one-stop shopping for home improvement projects.

March 4: Home of the Sparrow Annual Women’s Luncheon, an empowering and humorous afternoon with Marilyn Sherman – a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker, D’Andrea Banquets, Crystal Lake.

March 19: Crystal Lake’s Largest Egg Hunt, Veteran Acres, Crystal Lake.

April 2-3: Crystal Lake Home & Business Expo, 130 exhibitors from home improvement and health care to education and finance and local community organizations, plus demos, interactive activities and more, Crystal Lake South High School.

April 15: Williams Street Fashion Show, spring style preview, luncheon and fundraiser for Service League of Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake Country Club.

April 21: Ladies Night Out, shopping, music, drinks, raffles, sales, photo booth by MCL at The Clothes Gallery and more, downtown Crystal Lake.

May 1: Picnic on the Prairie, birthday for the Food Shed Co-op, BYO picnic, face painting, music, magician, photo booth by MCL, scavenger hunt, goats for petting, fundraisers and more, rural Marengo.

May 13: Death of a Salesman photo op, Raue Center, Crystal Lake. Buy tickets here.

May 14: A Night at the Derby: Home of the Sparrow Gala, open bar, hot hors d’oeuvres, derby hat contest, auction, entertainment and plated dinner, Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights.

June 4: Williams Street Festival, with Modern Day Romeos and LAVA Rock, Raue Center, Crystal Lake.

July 12: Second Hand Soul, Main Beach, Crystal Lake.

August 2: Fool House, Main Beach, Crystal Lake.

August 6: Blast on the Beach, Main Beach, Crystal Lake.

September 2-4: Harvard Balloon Fest.

September 9-10: Rauetoberfest, Woodstock.

September 16: Crystal Lake Housewalk.

September 17-18: Cary Main Street Fest, downtown Cary.

Free for Weekender-04September 24: Johnny Appleseed Festival, downtown Crystal Lake.

Free for Weekender-04October 14-16: Autumn Drive, Woodstock/Marengo.

Free for Weekender-04November 5: Green Living Expo, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake.

November 24 (Thanksgiving morning): Community Harvest, Crystal Lake. Help more than 1,000 volunteers sort food for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.

Free for Weekender-04December 3:  Holiday Extravaganza, Lakeside Arts Park/Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake.

2015

September 12: Rauetoberfest, Kinderfest/children’s area, 11129 Route 176, Woodstock.

September 19-20: Cary Main Street Fest, downtown Cary.

September 26: Johnny Appleseed Festival, corner of Brink and Williams streets, downtown Crystal Lake.

October 2: 1st Friday Art Show, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake. Enter our free raffle at our table for a framed fall photo from photographer J Nanez.

October 8: Ladies Night Out, Check-in at Raue Center for a map and a raffle ticket for a gift basket, and shop downtown Crystal Lake for awesome deals while enjoying snacks and drinks.

October 9: Gypsy, FREE photo event with burlesque props, Raue Center, Crystal Lake.

October 16: Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk, four homes, exclusive media sponsor. Take a sneak peek tour inside now!

October 16-18: Autumn Drive, Stop 7, 16105 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock.

October 31: Party at the Plaza, Crystal Lake Plaza, Route 14.

November 6: 1st Friday Art Show, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake.

November 21: Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama recording live at Raue Center, Crystal Lake. Free fan photos before the show!

November 26 (Thanksgiving morning): Community Harvest, 6250 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake. Help more than 1,000 volunteers donate and/or sort food for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.

November 28: Plaid Tidings, Favorites from the ’50s and ’60 and traditional holiday songs are delivered with a velvet touch, Raue Center, Crystal Lake.

December 5:  Winter Fest, featuring a holiday photo booth, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake.

February 18-19: Home & Garden Show, Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, one-stop shopping for home improvement projects.

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