Kishwaukee Fest has begun in DeKalb County so make sure you take time to participate in this truly great American tradition. The week long Festival features Concerts in the Park, a Friday evening Parade, and Saturday Drum & Bugle Corps Show. In addition to the main events there are additional activities, entertainment and attractions to showcase DeKalb County listed below. The Twilight Parade is hosted in DeKalb and kicks off at 7:00pm, Friday, July 29th. The Drum Corps Competition caps off the week at Huskies Stadium. Kishwaukee Fest began in 2010 as an entertainment salute to DeKalb County, Illinois. See our pictures from the 2010 Kishwaukee Fest below.
The Concerts in the Park features the DeKalb Community Band (Tues.), WIRED Youth Concerts (Wed.), and U.S. Navy Show Band (Thur.). The Friday night (7:pm) Parade is held in downtown DeKalb, and the Drum Corps Festival of Champions show is at NIU Huskie Stadium (7:pm Sat.). Other events include Jazz at the Mansion (Mon.) and Salute to Veterans at DeKalb Airport (Sat.). Visit DeKalb County with special shopping and meal deals, Liners Baseball Games, Classic Car Shows, and Cruise Nights.
One of the greatest American traditions of all time is a hometown parade and this Friday night event is one of the first parades created to celebrate the uniqueness of DeKalb County. This night time parade gives an opportunity to create a family time environment. It provides time before and after the evening parade to enjoy the best downtown DeKalb has to offer. From exciting shopping to delicious meal options. After the parade there will be bands playing outside in downtown DeKalb as well. You can create a family outing to remember!
Once a main stay of summer pageantry, the Drum & Bugle Show returns Saturday night to DeKalb and NIU Huskie Stadium. This show features Drum & Bugles Corps form across the United States and Canada. Click here for a list of groups that will be performing. Events this week include:
Monday, July 25, 07:05 PM
Jazz at the Mansion / featuring Lets Dance jazz band – Ellwood House Mansion, DeKalb (on North First Street)
Tuesday July 26, 08:00 PM
DeKalb Community Band – Hopkins Park – DeKalb, IL
Wednesday July 27, 07:00 PM
DeKalb Rocks Youth Concert / featuring WIRED – Hopkins Park – DeKalb, IL
Thursday July 28, 07:00 PM
Military Band Concert – Hopkins Park – DeKalb, IL
Friday July 29 06:00 PM
Pre-Parade Kruise Night, See the Old Cars! – Downtown – DeKalb, IL
Friday July 29 07:00 PM
Kishwaukee Parade – Downtown – DeKalb, IL
Saturday July 30, 09:00 AM
Veteran Salute – Taylor Airport – DeKalb, IL
Saturday July 30, 07:00 PM
Drum Corps Show – NIU Huskie Stadium – DeKalb, IL
Sunday July 31, 09:00 AM
Classic Car Show – Downtown – Sycamore, IL
For more information please visit www.kishwaukeefest.com