It may still be summer, but it’s not too early to plan for fall fun, so save the date!
Raue Center for the Arts has slated its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration for Sept. 26 and 27.
Thanks to the people of Crystal Lake and their willingness to support the arts, the time-honored German festival, through traditional food, music and activities for kids (“Kinderfest”), will help define Raue Center’s mission to bring arts back into the community.
To guarantee a classic outdoor Oktoberfest setting, the Raue has arranged its first Oktoberfest to be set up under a tent, beer garden fashion, in the heart of downtown at University Center, 100 South Main St.
Members of the Crystal Lake community and beyond are invited to attend and raise their steins to toast this German event and the arts as a whole.
Hours for Raue Center’s Oktoberfest are: 4 pm to midnight Friday, Sept. 26 and 2 pm to midnight Saturday Sept. 27.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate traditional arts, culture and, of course, beer!
Raue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 12 years, they have provided quality programming – striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue—Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art deco in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic, downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for region citizens and has become a true destination.