Welcome to Downtown Crystal Lake!

The businesses of Downtown Crystal Lake wish to thank you for your ongoing support and patronage. 

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Hare Ye!  Hare Ye! 

Lunch with the Bunny Tickets are Now on Sale!

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Springtime in Downtown Crystal Lake Coloring Page

Share your coloring talents with all of Crystal Lake!  A special "Springtime in Downtown Crystal Lake" coloring page is available (click here).  Color and decorate your page and bring it in to Green Sprouts (37 N. Williams) or Color Me Mine (40 N. Williams).  Coloring pages will be on display through April 15th.  Children of all ages are welcome to participate.

Thanks to Lindsey Tillman for creating this unique coloring page for Downtown Crystal Lake:

In-Store Promotions

Many of our downtown merchants plan specials, open houses and other events. Click here to learn more. The In-Store Promotions tab on this website will be updated often with new information about your favorite downtown merchants.

Remember -- Even though the Saturday after Thanksgiving is the "official" Small Business Saturday. We think EVERYDAY should be Small Business Day! Make plans now to "Shop Big at Small Shops" in Downtown Crystal Lake!

What are people saying??

Longtime resident, Guyette Hunter, tells what she likes best about Downtown Crystal Lake.  (Click here)

Freddy Lagunes also shares his thoughts on Downtown Crystal Lake (Click here)

A Little History and Information about Downtown Crystal Lake

Historic buildings in Downtown Crystal Lake showcase our community‚Äôs history.  During the late 1800's and early 1900's, Crystal Lake enjoyed nationwide fame through the manufacture of architectural terra cotta and TECO pottery. Downtown Crystal Lake has several buildings adorned with locally produced terra cotta including the newly renovated Raue Center for the Arts. This 1929 Spanish Mission style theatre features local and national productions.

Downtown Crystal Lake is a designated Illinois Premier Main Street Community.  The Main Street program is an economic-development, preservation-based program to restore and revitalize historic downtown districts.