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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.

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...
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....
Swim Lessons July 22 - Aug 1 Monday-Thursday Lessons (Make-ups on Friday) Interested in taking lessons this summer, but don't know what level you or your swimmer are at?   Talk to a Pool Manager while at Hopkins and they can administer a swim test!   Private Lessons: 9:30-10:00am or 6:20-6:50pm Group Lessons: 10:05-10:45am or 4:50-5:30pm Parent-Child Lessons: 10:50-11:20am or 4:15-4:45pm Preschool Lessons: 10:50-11:20am or 4:15-4:45pm   Click for more information   Cardboard Boat Regatta Be the...
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...
Farmer's Markets have become a popular DeKalb County summer tradition, combining fresh fruits and vegetables, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, live music and more. DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa host regular farmer's markets throughout the summer. Sadly, it appears that farmer's markets in Sandwich, Hinckley and Somonauk have been discontinued....
It's a day full of family fun, food, music & FIREWORKS in Hinckley, Illinois! Don't miss their 3rd annual Car & Truck Show. Then stroll over to the craft & business vendors available from 4-8pm! There will be kids activities, including bounce houses and pony rides! Food Trucks will also...
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...
  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,...
The Clerk's are joining together to promote a Community Shred Event this Saturday April 6, 2013. Circuit Clerk Maureen Josh and County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo are hosting the event at the DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 East Sycamore St., in Sycamore IL from 8 AM until 11...
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...
Come join them for a FREE community canoeing and kayaking event brought to you by the Kishwaukee Valley Wanderers, along with the city of Genoa and the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce this Saturday, July 15th! Refreshments will be provided at Carroll Park after your excursion! Free brats and beverages...