Memorial Day Events near Crystal Lake, IL

Memorial Day Activities and Events near Crystal Lake, IL

Looking for some fun, active or relaxing activities this weekend for the Memorial Day Holiday? Your options are endless! Here are some suggestions we came up with. Shop Memorial Day sales, go for a hike, hang out on the beach, listen to live music, go for a bike ride, watch fireworks, rent a kayak on the Chicago River, and attend a Memorial Day Parade.

Check out some of the events scheduled for the Crystal Lake, McHenry County, and Chicago area to guide you along. We hope you have a great weekend exploring!

Lucy’s Comedy

Looking for a good laugh and a fun time to kick start your Memorial Day Weekend?  See website for details.

Friday, May 24 8:30pm
Raue Center For The Arts
26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Crystal Lake Park District Main and West Beach Opening Weekend

Beaches will be open Memorial Day weekend. Click the link below to find out everything you need to know before you head to the beach!

Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27
Main Beach Swim Area
300 Lakeshore Drive
Crystal Lake
Main Beach: 9am - Dusk  

Memorial Day Parade in Chicago

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will then step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

Saturday, May 25 11am


Fireworks at Navy Pier

Memorial Day weekend kicks off a summer of fun at the pier, and the Miller Lite Beer Garden and Aon Summer Fireworks both start the season this weekend.

Saturday May, 25 10:15pm

Dockside 2019 Summer Kickoff

Kicking off another summer of fun dockside at Port Edward! Live music, cocktails, food what more could you ask for? Live Music Sunday 3pm-8pm/Monday 2pm-7pm

Sunday, May 26 9:30am - 8pm & Monday, May 27 11am - 7pm
20 W. Algonquin Rd.
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 658-5441

Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Crystal Lake

The parade route will be east on Franklin Avenue, north on Williams Street, and west on Woodstock Street to Union Cemetery, where the Memorial Service will be held.

Monday, May 27 from 11:00am - 12:30pm
Crystal Lake, IL

Memorial Day Parade in Huntley

The annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off from the Municipal Complex at 11:00 a.m. and travels west on Main Street to the Town Square. There will be a short ceremony and then everyone is invited into the Legion Hall for free sandwiches.

Monday, May 27 11am
Downtown Huntley
11712 Coral Street
Huntley, IL 60142

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