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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 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...
Are you a housing provider in need of guidance or need to brush up on fair housing law? Join HOPE Fair Housing Center for a conversation on the rights and responsibilities of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act, including case examples and best practices. Location: The Housing Authority of the County...
Girls grab your Dad, Granddad or family friend and prepare yourself for an evening of fun, dancing, contest, prizes and refreshments. Hey guys ask your Mom or your favorite gal to our Annual Sweetest Day Dance. Show her your best dance moves and have the time of your life. This...
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...
Come out Friday March 15, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. and join the Sycamore Veterans for some great food and entertainment. Dine in or carry out! Meal includes: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Roll & Dessert. Tickets will be available at the Sycamore Vets Club, 121 N California St, Sycamore, IL. Just...
☘ This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day 2018 and the Pope says you can have Corned Beef and Cabbage even though it's a Friday! A few fun facts about St. Patrick's Day: St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly...
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites the community to its Spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. This concert is a special add-on performance to its regular 2017-2018 season of events....
DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau Presents the 9th Annual Royal Children’s Ball! Fabulous night of Family Fun! Join us at the NIU Castle for an Enchanted Evening featuring a Royal Salon, Face Painting, Magic, Games, Dancing, performances by Dimensions Dance Academy, Crafts, Food, Balloon Animals, and More! Get a chance to...
Join the Kingston American Legion Post 1010 for their 54th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (or until they run out). They say it is the best corned beef & cabbage around! This event allows them to give back to...
  December 7, 1941:  Captain Annie Fox receives the first Purple Heart awarded to a woman for her service while under attack at Pearl Harbor.  The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on...
Sandwich Fair Overhead View
As festival season continues, DeKalb County prepares for another event-full weekend. Among the events on the schedule, none are bigger than the Sandwich Fair, which begins on Wednesday and continues through the weekend. Other community events slotted for this weekend's calendar include Volksfest in Genoa, Fireworks and Fun in Sycamore,...
Wondering where to find local food and farm products in DeKalb County? Satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities on the DeKalb County Farm Stroll this Sunday, July 24th, 2016 ! Grab the family and plan to go on this self-guided tour of more than a dozen local, diversified family farms....