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Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street

26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Historic Main Streets

Downtown Crystal Lake Main Street is home to a vast variety of unique shops, restaurants, and experiences you can not find anywhere else! This premier shopping destination will make you feel right at home as you stroll through the historic streets.

Downtown Crystal Lake is your epic experience for shopping, dining, entertainment and fun!  Located in the heart of Crystal Lake, you can arrive by Metra train, bicycle, automobile, or on foot. 

When you visit Downtown Crystal Lake, you will feel the warmth from folks who live and work in the area.  Everyone is focused on providing a quality of life that includes charm, consideration and caring.  Giving you the best our community offers with unexpected extras is what keeps locals and visitors returning again and again.

Not only will you find regular shopping, but there is an extensive special events calendar with things ranging from sidewalk sales, to farmers markets, ladies night outs, and parades! Don't miss one of the communities largest one day events! Johnny Appleseed returns every year in late september for the Johnny Appleseed Festival where he strolls the streets of Downtown Crystal Lake telling his story. The event is home to a craft fair, multiple demonstrations from local businesses and entertainment venus, and much more!

What's happening nearby...

Lakeside Festival at The Dole

The Dole •  Jul 04 – Jul 07

Lakeside Festival is one of the largest and longest-running summer festivals in McHenry County.

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