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What to do and when to know in DeKalb County Illinois. This category contains featurettes of happenings around the county. Be sure to check out The Best Event Calendar on any side of the Kishwaukee River! for more coverage.

The Northern Illinois University Silverettes and Alumni Silverettes will be featured at the NIU Homecoming Halftime show on Saturday, October 13. The Silverettes were created in 1975 and were part of the Northern Illinois University Show Band, which was a two-semester program performing at NIU Football games in the Fall...
Today is National Farmer's Day, a day to recognize the hard-working farmers who put food on our tables and also boost our economy by exporting the fruits of their labor all over the world. For all of the talk about American manufacturing, food products are the country's largest net-exports. And...
Join us at our Annual Halloween Bash! It is sure to be a smash with ghoulish games and freaky fun, a wicked good time for everyone! The event will feature multiple bounce houses, spooky stories with DeKalb Library, a haunted house, Halloween crafts, games for a variety of ages, sports...
Avalon String Quartet
The 2018-19 performance season for the NIU School of Music kicks into high gear this week with performances by the Avalon String Quartet and the NIU Philharmonic. NIU's world-renowned quartet in residence, the Avalon Quartet, will perform tonight, Tuesday, October 9, in the Music Building Recital Hall from 8:00 -...
True West By Sam Shepard Our season wouldn’t be complete without honoring the late great playwright, Sam Shepard. In this American classic, we visit two brothers in the scorching terrain of the California desert where tempers run as hot as the sand beneath their feet. The upstanding and successful Austin is working...
In 1983, to honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture into the United States, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day. It was on August 6, 1987, that Congress approved S.I. Resolution 108, designating October 6, 1987, as German-American Day, and it became Public Law 100-104...
Corn Maze Closed (October 5) Due to muddy conditions in the corn maze from rain this morning, their corn maze is closed today. They also will NOT be opening the Haunted Maze this evening. If conditions improve, they could open the maze tomorrow. You know the Halloween season is nigh when...
Trying to figure out things to do in DeKalb County over the long Columbus Day weekend? Besides the usual slate of weekend activities, some seasonal attractions are opening in the next couple days, as well as an historic season-opening production from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. (Check...
The Flick by Annie Baker October 3-7, 2018 NIU Stevens Building, Black Box Theater Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick is an honest look at human life and the outside world as seen through three underpaid movie ushers. Avery, Sam, and Rose, who tend to one of the last 35-millimeter film...
Join local historian Steve Bigolin for a new downtown walking tour. This tour will cover Lincoln Highway from Fourth through Seventh Streets. Find out where “Rat Row” was located, what the DeKalb train station has in common with Navy Pier in Chicago, and many other interesting facts and stories...
Beer
September 28th is National Drink Beer Day. As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage. This malty elixir is toasted annually and enjoyed by many—both craft and regular beers. Beer lovers have more selection than ever...
Food Truck Weekend Saturday - Sunday, September 29 - 30, 2018 Food Trucks out all weekend, offering a variety of different specialty foods for lunch! Ethan Bell Band plays Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Pony Rides all weekend.   Upcoming Events at Jonamac Saturday - Monday October 6 - 8 Antique Farm Equipment Show Saturday - Sunday October...