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Join us for Student Body (Favorite High School Hits) on Tuesday, July 22, 7 pm and Jin & Tonic (Current/Classic Country & Rock) on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 pm at the Crystal Lake Main Beach band shell. FREE admission. Pack a picnic dinner or enjoy our snacks from our concessions. Complete Concert in the Park schedule available online. Click here for 2014 Concerts in the Park schedule.


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Park Quest 2014

Many people don’t know that the Crystal Lake Park District is the caretaker of 41 parks and approximately 1370 acres of land. To promote the treasures in your Crystal Lake Park District parks, the Crystal Lake Park District recently kicked off the Park Quest 2014. Park Quest maps and clues several locations throughout Crystal Lake. Click here for complete details on how to get started with Park Quest 2014. For more information contact Jenny Leech, (815) 459-0680, ext. 212, jleech@crystallakeparks.org


 

Wanders at Wingate

Our natural area volunteers gather to share their vast knowledge of our spectacular Wingate Prairie during a picturesque nature hike. Meet at The Nature Center, 330 N. Main St, Crystal Lake. Admission is free but please pre-register online utilizing the code number listed by the corresponding date. This program is open to all ages with an adult.

 

Code

Date

9601-0 Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2-3 PM
9601-1 Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2-3 PM
9601-2 Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2-3 PM
9601-3 Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2-3 PM
9601-4 Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2-3 PM

For more information contact The Nature Center, (815) 455-1763, jfiorina@crystallakeparks.org


2014 Kite Fest at Lippold Park

Sunday, May 25, 2014, 11 am-4 pm

Location: Lippold Park Soccer Fields, Route 176, Crystal Lake

This free event is a perfect way for families to enjoy Memorial Day weekend. Kite fest includes performances by Team Chicago Kite, learn-to-fly lessons, family kite fly time, single-line kite flying and the first 250 children will receive a free kite and a learn-to-fly lesson. Keep your eyes to the as skies as kites of all sizes will be flying, some as large as 90 feet will be soaring for all to see. Chicago Kite will be on hand for all your kiting needs.

Contact: Connie Cooke
(815) 459-0680, ext. 213

visit www.chicagokite.com


 

2014 Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

 

Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
Concerts Start at 7 pm and last 60-90 minutes, Refreshments Available for Purchase
In the event of inclement weather call (815) 459-7275 (PARK)

 

 

 

Date

Performer

Tu, June 10, 2014* Crystal Lake Community Band
Tu, June 17, 2014 R-Gang (Motown/R & B)
Tu, June 24, 2014 New Odyssey (3 Guys-30 Instruments)
Tu, July 1, 2014 New Invaders (Beatles & Early 60's)
Wed, July 2, 2014* Voices in Harmony
Sun, July 6, 2014*

Fireworks Concert

Crystal Lake Community Band & Voices in Harmony

Fireworks admission fee required**

Tu, July 8, 2014 Final Say (Classic Rock to Lady Gaga)
Tu, July 15, 2014 Johnny Russler (Buffett, Calypso & Reggae)
Tu, July 22, 2014 Student Body (Favorite High School Hits)
Tu, July 29, 2014 Jin & Tonic (Current/Classic Country & Rock)
Tu, August 5, 2014* Crystal Lake Community Band
Sa, August 9, 2014

Bad Medicine performs at

Black Diamond Blast on the Beach, 6:30 pm

Free admission provided by Black Diamond

Inclement weather date: August 10

Tu, August 12, 2014 Bill O'Connell Chicago Skyliners (Big Band)
   
Inclement weather notes In the event of inclement weather, concert will be moved to Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. The decision will be made by 4 PM. When concert is held at Park Place, outside food and beverage are not allowed. Concerts indicated * will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather due to space limitations at alternate venue.

Print a 2014 Concerts in the Park Schedule


For booking information for the 2015 Season, contact Connie Cooke
For sponsor information for the 2014 Season, contact Jacqui Weber

Crystal Lake Park District Concerts in the Park continue to be free for everyone due to the generosity of our 2014 event sponsors. Concert indicated with ** is separate from the Concerts in the Park Movie Series and required Fireworks admission fee.
2014 Concerts in the Park Sponsors:
Jersey Mike's, Don Prigge-Baired & Warner, McHenry County Living, Country Inn & Suites, Dunkin Donuts, Chiro One, Star 105, Brink Street Dental, Herrick Auto Body, Lloyd's Paint, Accelerated Rehab, Heritage Woods-McHenry & Huntley.


 

2014 Movies in the ParkMovies in the Park

 

Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
movies begin at dark

Come early for pre-movie festivities including

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Eating Contest at 7 pm

Enter Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Eating Contest at www.star105.5.com (beginning June 1)

Limited openings per movies, kids ages 5-13, one participation per series. Contest begins at 7 pm. Participants selected will receive email confirmation. Special thanks to Baskin Robbins, 4817 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake

 

Enter to have the Courtesy Buick GMC Best Seat in the House including:

your family seated in the Courtesy Buick GMC Big Red Inflatable Chair for the movie

Lou Malnati's Pizza and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Delivered to the chair

Enter Courtesty Buick GMC Best Seat in the House at www.star105.5.com

(entries accepted beginning 2 weeks before each movie date). Winner will be contacted 2 days prior to movie.

2014 Movie Schedule

Movies begin at dark.

Date

Movie

Friday, June 13, 2014 Frozen (rated PG)
Friday, July 18, 2014 Despicable Me (rated PG)
Friday, August 15, 2014 The Lego Movie (rated PG)


We welcome your movie suggestions for the 2015 Movies in the Park Season
email Kim Buscemi
For sponsor information for the 2014 Season, contact Jacqui Weber

Thank you to our generous 'Best Seat in the House' 2014 sponsors:

Big Red Inflatable Chair Sponsor

Courtesy Crystal Lake

 

Best Seat in the House Meal Sponsors

Lou Malnati's PizzeriaBaskin Robbins

 

Crystal Lake Park District Movies in the Park continue to be free for everyone due to the generosity of our 2014 event sponsors:

Star 105.5, Home State Bank, Jersey Mike's, Country Inn & Suites, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chiro One, Pump It Up, Play It Again Sports, Marvin's Toys


 

2014 FREE Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House

Free Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House

 

Click on the picture on the left, to visit the Colonel Palmer House web page for more information about the special events and programs at Colonel Palmer House

 

 

2014 Summer Sundays at Colonel Palmer House


2014 Senior Luau

Wednesday, July 23, 6-8 pm

Location: Main Beach Band Shell, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

Light refreshments served. Entertainment by Don Pesi & The Royal Polynesian Revue. In case of inclement weather, the luau will be held at Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Senior Luau is FREE: City of Crystal Lake, Heritage Woods, Dunkin Donuts Crystal Lake, Miracle Ear, Chiro One

Contact: Jennifer Peterson
(815) 459-0680, ext. 219


 

2014 Black Diamond Blast on the Beach

2014 Date: August 9, 2014, 3 pm-9 pm

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

FREE Admission provided by Black Diamond.

Click here for the Blast on the Beach web page

 

2014 Blast on the Beach Fun Fair Sponsors

Contact Jacqui Weber, (815) 459-0680, ext. 214

 

2014 Blast on the Beach Food Vendors & General Information

Contact Sam Thompson (815) 459-0680, ext. 220

 

2014 Blast on the Beach Craft Fair Vendors

Register for program code #4900-0 using any of the following registration options

  1. fax to (815) 477-5005
  2. submit in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office
  3. drop in the 24-hour drop box on the east side of the Park District Administrative Office
  4. Mail to: Crystal Lake Park District, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

After completing the registration form/waiver, print and fill out the Craft Fair Vendor information form and return to Jennifer Peterson (see address above) by August 1, 2014.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Peterson, (815) 459-0680, ext. 219

 

2014 Blast on the Beach Volunteers (individual & group volunteers for day of event)

Contact Jenny Leech, (815) 459-0680, ext. 212

 


Ladies Night at Park Place

October 8, 2014, 5-8 pm
Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Get a group of your best friends and head over to Park Place. The evening will feature drink special, raffles, purses, jewelry, chocolate and more!


Booths available for vendors. For more vendor information and fees contact Lauren Thibodeau, 815-477-5871.


Truck or TreatTruck or Treat

2014 Date TBD: October 2014, 10 am-Noon

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

This program will take place 'Rain or Shine'

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and see all kinds of big trucks and vehicles. Climb aboard and see how they work. Bring a treat bag as there will be lots of goodies by each truck. Be sure to bring a camera.

Contact Connie Cooke if you have a truck or vehicle you would like to exhibit at Truck or Treat


Hound Town Halloween

Hound Town Halloween

2014 Date TBD: October 2014, 2-4 pm

Hound Town at Lippold Park, Route 176, Crystal Lake

FREE. Costume Contests for Dogs, Trick or Treat with Your Dog. Fun with other Dogs. Bring treats to share if you wish. Membership to Hound Town not required to attend this event.
For more information contact Connie Cooke. For event sponsorship information contact Jacqui Weber


Home School Expo

Sunday, September 7, 2014

11 am-3 pm, Park Place

406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

This is an event where parents can review, look, learn and purchase from many exhibitors, displays and vendors with a home schooling emphasis. Admission is FREE. Bring the family!

Booths available for vendors. For more vendor information and fees contact Lauren Thibodeau, 815-477-5871.


North Pole CallingNorth Pole Calling

Grades K-2
Registration deadline: December 5, 2014

Calls will take place on Monday, December 10, between 5-6 pm

It's part of the magic of Christmas-a phone call from Santa Claus himself, and if Santa is really busy, there could be a few surprise calls from Mrs. Claus. Register for this FREE program by filling out an information sheet in advance. Download form below or pick up at the Crystal Lake Park Administrative Office
Download North Pole Calling Form PDF Download

For more information contact Connie Cooke


Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

It's our holiday gift to the community's children, a tradition for over 25 years helping Santa write letters to all of his fans!
Send us your child's letter by December 16, plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope and Santa will send you a reply before Christmas
Mail letters to:
Santa
c/o Crystal Lake Park District
One East Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


 

2015 Health, Fitness and Nutrition Expo

North Pole CallingJanuary TBD, 2015, 11 am-3 pm
Park Place, 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

Booths available for vendors. For more vendor information and fees contact Lauren Thibodeau, 815-477-5871.

 

 

 

 

 



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