Kishwaukee Fest Parade Friday

Kishwaukee Fest presents The Lincoln Highway Pre-Parade Kruise Night and Community Parade this Friday, July 30th. Cars, Trucks and Hot Rods of all ages and vintages are invited to help kick off the “Lincoln Highway Parade” The cruise night will be before the parade along the parade route (see map). All Cars, Trucks and Hot Rods will start at the beginning of the parade route (Taylor Street & 7th Street) and cruise Lincoln Highway from 6:pm to 7:pm and will lead the parade units along the Parade route.

The Kishwaukee Fest Parade will kick off at Huntley Middle School at 7pm, go up 7th St. to Lincoln Hwy., travel West through downtown to 2nd St., and end at the Van Buer Parking Lot on Locust. According to their website, Kishwaukee Fest is  “One of the greatest American traditions of all time; a hometown parade and this is one of the first events that the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition is taking on a significant role. All Lincoln Highway communities in and along the corridor are invited.” The theme of the parade is Through the Years. Come out for some free family fun Friday evening and be part of this great American tradition in downtown DeKalb.

The parade is part of a weekend celebration, DeKalb County Kishwaukee Fest. At 7pm Saturday evening, the return of the Festival of Champions Drum and Bugle Corps Competition will be at the NIU Huskie Stadium. Veterans will be honored on the football field during the Show. For more information please visit their website.

About Gracie Mott

Grace Mott is an NIU alumni with a BS in Family Social Services graduating with high honors. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites. Gracie has served as Board President of the DeKalb County YSB; on the Board of Directors of the Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum and for the DeKalb County Building and Development Association.
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