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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.

This year's Genoa Days marks the 82nd year of great community fun in Genoa! Genoa Days starts this Wednesday, June 7th with the annual King and Queen Contest and runs through Saturday, June 10th. The Genoa-Kingston Fire Department, a nonprofit organization, hosts Genoa Days as a fundraiser to support the...
The second Sunday of every month from May through October, the Sundays at Sandwich Antique Show runs at the Fairgrounds from 8am - 4pm and this Sunday, May 13th, kicks off the 2018 season. Come experience this monthly market of quality antiques and collectibles, crafts and garden held in Sandwich. The...
The Fourth of July is a great time in DeKalb County, when communities come together for parades, fireworks and festivals to celebrate the beginning of our nation. Fourth of July activities aren't just on one day, however. In DeKalb County this year, they begin as early as June 28 and...
It's Easter weekend and you can sure tell by our Local Events Calendar! There are Breakfasts with the Bunny, an Easter Train ride and tons of Easter Egg Hunts round DeKalb County. Below are the ones we could find (note, all listed here are on Saturday, March 31st): In DeKalb,...
The public is invited to see first-hand a demonstration of the electric “Smart Grid” technology, learn about ways to cut your electric bill, and discuss electric legislation that will be voted on in the veto session later this month.  The community town hall, hosted by State Representative Bob Pritchard,...
Have you ever wanted to ride in a combine and watch corn being harvested? Now’s your chance. Local farmers are opening the doors of their cabs and welcoming people to take a ride with them as they harvest a field of corn. Riders will see the corn being harvested...
This year's Gobbler Gallop 5K race in Waterman will be held on Saturday, November 18. The course winds through scenic village streets and is fully paved with mile markers for each mile. Water will be available at the start and 2-mile mark. A digital clock will be at the...
Join Bears Head Coach, Matt Nagy, as Resource Bank brings him to the DeKalb High School Auditorium to deliver a powerful message about building successful teams, with time for Q & A to follow. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Family Service Agency of DeKalb County. Date and...
Drum Corps Tour of Champions Returns to DeKalb and NIU  The sounds of brass and beating of the drums returns to DeKalb and NIU Huskie Stadium as the 2018 Drum Corps Tour of Champions promises to bring excitement and pageantry with its returns to the campus of Northern Illinois University. Local concert...
The 10th Annual Waterman Gobbler Gallop 5K Walk/Run is this coming Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The course is a certified 5K that starts and finishes at Clinton Township Community Center, 160 West Lincoln Highway, and winds through scenic village streets and is fully paved with mile...
On Saturday, July 7 at 10:00 a ceremony will be held to dedicate the trail to former DeKalb County Trail Riders Association Vice President Frank O’Barski.  In addition to members of the DeKalb County Trail Riders Association, Terry Hannan, DeKalb County Forest Preserve District Superintendent; Bob Brown, DeKalb County...
The Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce are once again hosting a Community Expo this Thursday, March 29. Over 110 local business and organizations are scheduled to participate. The expo will include food samples from a variety of local restaurants, crafts and games for the kid’s, live demonstrations, 2017...