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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 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....
The Sycamore High School Drama Club will be hosting Elgin-based, family-friendly GreenRoom Improv on Friday, May 10 from 7-10 p.m. at Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Trail, Sycamore, IL. Proceeds from the event will support the SHS Drama Club. GreenRoom takes audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turns them into...
“ is like any other part of life, if you don’t change, you don’t survive,” explained Bill Lenschow, DeKalb County History Center Board Member and current farmer. This idea will be explored in the new traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The DeKalb County History Center is partnering...
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...
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...
About 30 vendors will set up booths in Downtown DeKalb for the first Back Alley Market on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The merchants will be selling a wide variety of unique items, including vintage, re-purposed and home-crafted goods. The event will take place at Palmer Court,...
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 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,...
The First Annual Feed 'Em Soup Benefit Dinner is this Friday, June 11th at the Regale Center in Sycamore (right behind MVP Sports Club). Feed 'Em Soup is a new charity in Dekalb County. Their mission is to provide meals, offer encouragement and support, and supply opportunities to those...
DeKalb County knows how to celebrate Independence Day. Below are details about the events planned around the area. Kirkland 4th of July Celebration July 1-4: Come join the 4th of July Celebration in Kirkland for its 61st year! Four days of live music, food, vendors, rides, parade, events, and 'The Bigges...
DeKalb County: May 3rd-May 4th: Cortland Community Wide Garage SalesMay 4th: Back Alley Market @ Palmer CourtMay 4th: Artigras @ NIUMay 5h: Taxco's 22nd Annual Cinco De MayoMay 5th: Glidden Homestead Season Opening Northern Illinois: May...
Give DeKalb County is a 24-hour fundraising event designed to build community, encourage philanthropy, connect donors to nonprofits, promote collaboration, and raise awareness about the nonprofit sector. Donors of all ages are encouraged to express their generosity on May 2, 2019, from Midnight until 11:59 p.m. A bonus pool of...