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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 Egyptian Theatre is partnering with NIU to bring the community a film series featuring Best Picture films through the decades.  Starting when the theatre opened in 1929, Academy Award winning Best Picture films were chosen each decade to create this film series. The Egyptian Theatre and NIU partnered...
Updated 6:37pm 7/29/13 DeKalb's Annual 'State of the City' event will take place this Thursday, August 1st, 2013. The event will begin with a buffet breakfast starting at 8:00am followed by a presentation about the City of DeKalb by Mayor John Rey and Acting City Manager Rudy Espiritu wrapping...
Pete’s Train, otherwise known as the Waterman & Western Railroad, kicks off the annual Holiday Lights Train today in Waterman, Il. See over 250,000 lights and figures while you ride on the one mile, 1/3 scale miniature railroad thru-out Waterman's Lions Community park. There will be free popcorn & hot chocolate in the heated...
“Amenti” is the Egyptian Goddess guarding the world of the dead. Within her gates lie the horrors of the Egyptian underworld. Terror after terror await those who dare to enter. But be careful, Amenti jealously guards her gates and assures that no one escapes. 2012 marks the seventh year that...
Come out to the 3rd Annual Burning Cicada Music Festival today for a day of sharing music, art, and good company. This years Musical guests include D.K. Kohlars, Dori Berg, and Mathew Tembo. Exhibitors include stained glass works, ceramics, chair massage, hendi, arts and crafts, as well as many...
This weekend is Glidden Campus Florist's annual Holiday Open House weekend. Fill your home with the scents of the season and tasteful holiday arrangements. Find gifts for that special person on your list. Join them to see this Holiday's flowers, centerpieces and plants. View decorated trees and their available...

Saturday at Corn Fest

Day #2 of Corn Fest back in downtown DeKalb today! On today's schedule is Autofest which runs from 8:00 am to 3:30pm rain or shine. Autofest will be at the Old Mike Mooney Car Dealership on the corner of 4th St. and Locust St.. Also, the The Chuck Siebrasse...
The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau’s 6th Annual Royal Children’s Ball will again enchant families this Friday, March 18th at NIU’s Castle, Altgeld Hall. The festivities include dancing, games, crafts, balloon animals, magic shows, photos, live performances, raffles and lots of pampering. Princesses, Knights, and Fairy God Mothers from storybooks and...
Gonna be square? Or are you gonna care?! Come out to learn about volunteer opportunities in our community especially for youth and families. The 3rd Annual Care or Be Square Youth and Family Volunteer Fair will be held this Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 from 6-8pm at the DeKalb Park...

Winterfest in Genoa

The DeKalb Forest Preserve will be holding 'Winterfest 2010' in Genoa this Saturday, January 15th. Enjoy the  annual outdoors event with your family this Saturday at the Natural Resource Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve. The event is free and open to the public. Winterfest starts at...
Tapa La Luna Tapa La Lana is hosting Rochelle-based Americana band Fabled Plains tonight starting at 7:00pm. They make use of heartfelt melodies, exciting instrumentals, and ringing three-part harmonies; catch this remarkable and charming band for a unique musical experience while enjoying cocktails and dining at Tapa La Luna. They...
The April Re:New DeKalb Rise and Revitalize meeting will have a full agenda. This Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 8:30am there will be a Rise and Revitalize meeting at the Egyptian Theatre for interested downtown stakeholders. The meeting will include an update from members of the Corn Fest committee...