Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake to showcase bands, carnival rides and food

Friends (from left:) Vanessa Castro, Makayla Simonic and Lilly Claussen, all 13 and of Crystal Lake, feel the effects of centrifugal force on the Sizzler ride during the annual Lakeside Festival at the Dole and Lakeside Arts Park on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Crystal Lake.

The 42nd annual Lakeside Festival at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake will have “something for everybody,” including performers across various live music genres, carnival rides, and a large variety of local food vendors. The multi-day event includes 15 bands on two outdoor stages.