Lakeside Fest


Bands ~ Family Days ~ Baggo

Baggo Tournament

Saturday July 4th @ 2:00pm ~ Register Now Online

Become a Lakeside Fest Food Vendor 

Stay tuned for a listing of the participate restaurants in the 2015 Taste by the Lake

Become a Lakeside Fest Sponsor

Support your Arts Park & protect and preserve the Historic Dole Mansion.
Sponsors get great marketing benefits!

2015 Sponsors

Learn more about our great donors. Visit their websites and support the local businesses who support Lakeside.


NWH-2014-BOF-Logo-4C_outlinesVoted Best Festival in McHenry County for 2011-2014 and 2014 by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for Voting us BEST FEST!



July 2nd-5th

Stay Tuned for more information.

36th Annual Lakeside Festival.

Voted Best Festival in McHenry County for 2011-2014 by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for Voting us BEST FEST!

It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry  County and proud to be celebrating 36 great years!  Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, plenty of  scrumptious food at the “Taste by the  Lake,” thrilling rides, midway games, reunions with  friends, historic tours, gallery exhibits, incredible selection of beer and wines, and fun for the whole family.

July 2nd ~ 4:00pm – 11:00pm
July 3rd ~ Noon – 11:00pm
July 4th ~ Noon – 11:00pm
July 5th ~ Noon – 10:00pm

Thank you for 12 great years of support of Lakeside Legacy Foundation! Attending and volunteering at Fest ensures the future of cultivating the arts, historic preservation and community events! Lakeside Fest is the foundations LARGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT! Stay Tuned for 2015 dates and information.

Click Here to view the 2014 Lakeside Fest Guide. This is a great resource for the schedule, live music, family activities, food vendors and so much more. Thank you to our 2014 Lakeside Fest advertisers and sponsors! We encourage the community to patronize their businesses.




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