Family fun is sure to be found at the Lakeside Festival held at the Dole Mansion each summer. This impressive estate was built on the shores of Crystal Lake in 1860s to reflect Charles Dole's wealth. Today, however, all the residents of Crystal Lake get to enjoy this beautiful property each summer during the Lakeside Festival. The festival features carnival rides, live music stages, food vendors, beer tents, and more, so there is sure to be something fun for everyone. All proceeds support the preservation and protection of the Dole Mansion and the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park.
Historic Downtown Cry
Shopaholics and foodies alike will love Crystal Lake's historic downtown district. With over 170 shops and restaurants, all within walking distance to one another, there is always something new to discover around every corner. It is also known as the best downtown shopping district in the county, with residents from neighboring towns flocking to it each day. As an added bonus, there is a new festival or event taking place nearly every weekend, so simply take the family to downtown Crystal Lake, and you are guaranteed a good time with plenty of good and diverse food to eat.
Xtreme Wheels and Fam
There is family fun for everyone at Xtreme Wheels. This family-owned business believes in providing a safe and clean space for families to get together and make memories, while staying happy and active. So no matter your skill level, you can feel comfortable strapping on a pair of skates and getting on the rink. If skating really isn't your thing, though, don't worry. Xtreme Wheel also has a family fun center with the best arcade games and great concessions, making this the perfect destination for kids of all ages, as well as adults who are kids at heart.