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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.

Join the National Bank and Trust (NB&T) for a VIP Business After Hours & Grand Opening Celebration in downtown DeKalb  this Thursday, September 27th. Enjoy two floors of heavy appetizers, complimentary beverages, and prize giveaways. Take a look around their brand new downtown DeKalb location. NB&T Square is located at...
Reservations and Sponsor Opportunities Open  Annual Dinner and State of the County Event DCEDC Reservation Policy applies. Cancellations must be sent in writing to hoyle@dcedc.org no later than September 26, 2018. A successful registration provides an email confirmation.  If you did not receive one, the reservation was not completed.  Please call...
GRAMMY award-winning country group Little Big Town is visiting DeKalb this week as part of their fall leg of THE PAIN KILLER TOUR. The foursome–consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman lead the 2015 CMA Award Nominations for 2015. Little Big Town, are soaring on the...
The Kishwaukee Valley Art League is proud to present the 42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show this weekend, Saturday and Sunday June 1st and 2nd. Held each spring in Sycamore, Illinois on the DeKalb County Courthouse lawn and now in its 42nd year, the Northern Illinois Art Show features...
Maple Park Fun Fest is a classic small town festival geared for big time entertainment. Occurring over Labor Day Weekend, the Maple Park Fun Fest has provided the perfect way to celebrate summer’s end for over twelve years. Visitors enjoy live entertainment, a soundstage, softball tournaments, a huge arts...
NIU professor, Dr. James Dillon, Director of the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies, will lead a discussion of the human lens, how it changes with age, and what we can do to slow the progression of cataracts at the next STEM Cafe event. He has conducted extensive research...
For Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll Show is a large-scale, live concert musical production that pays tribute to the music of the amazing WOMEN of ROCK throughout our time - the first of its kind!  This high energy all ages show is coming to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown...
Sandwich Fair 2018
The 131st Annual Sandwich Fair kicks off tomorrow and any way you look at it, it is one of the biggest events of the year in DeKalb County. True to its agricultural roots, the Sandwich Fair provides large numbers of agriculture exhibits and competitions, in addition to commercial exhibits, food,...
This Sunday, September 18th, is the annual DeKalb County Community Gardens' (DCCG) Local Flavors Harvest Benefit Dinner at Tapa La Luna. The funds raised will help DCCG to continue providing fresh locally grown vegetables to the 20,000 children of DeKalb County who struggle to have enough to eat. Your...
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge would like to invite you to their Annual Oddfest Event taking place in downtown Sycamore this Saturday, August 21st from 3pm to 11pm. Every year is a great time and again this year the event benefits two worthy causes; Make a...
All local government officials and employees are invited to attend a workshop covering the essentials of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA). This is a great opportunity to learn about these Acts directly from the Public Access Counselor’s (PAC) staff, who is entrusted...
Congratulations to all the new NIU Graduates! Photo is of 1948 graduates at the East Lagoon Courtesy of Mary Mott (class of 1948), Clayton Mott (class of 1949) and Grace Mott (class of 1982)