What's Going On

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 time is near for our 3rd Annual FREE Christmas Day Meal. The meal is served absolutely free to everyone who shows up. This is for anyone who wants a place to go on Christmas Day. Our Christmas Meal is dine-in only and will take place from 11 a.m. -...
The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is excited to announce its spring film series highlighting best director Oscar winners through the decades. This film series will begin on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. and will run every Tuesday until February 26.     Films that will be shown in this...
The DeKalb County History Center and its archives will close December 19, 2018 and reopen with the grand opening of its new facility on May 11, 2019. During this time, staff and volunteers will prepare for the move and the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit. Many resources will still be available...
Beginning on Thursday, December 6th, this weekend is chock full of holiday events for people of all ages throughout the area to enjoy! DeKalb County Area Dec. 6th: Goodfellows Holiday Office Party Dec. 6th: Discover Sycamore's Winter Chocolate Walk Dec. 6th: Stage Coach Players Presents "A Christmas Chaos" Dec. 6th: Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata ...
Cancer never sleeps. It doesn’t take a holiday. It doesn’t take time off for snow days or coldweather days. It’s 24/7, 365 days a year. Remembering those that have lost their battle, or are currently fighting, doesn’t stop either. For the seventh year, Relay For Life of DeKalb County will...
National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on December 2nd and July 31st. Desperately longing for a new forever home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters across the United States are waiting for someone to come and...
Santa Claus is coming to Northern Illinois! DeKalb County has many events this coming weekend to help you get into the holiday spirit. With five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there will be lots to see and do. Details soon on the "Wine Walk" in downtown DeKalb - December 8. Watch for...
With "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" now behind us, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as "Giving Tuesday." Giving Tuesday was begun in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the consumerism and commercialism associated with the beginning of the holiday season. In 2017, an...
Come to the Old North Grove School in Sycamore (26745 Brickville Rd) today for a nostalgic, Old-fashioned Swedish Christmas. The open house will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy homemade Swedish cookies and spiced apple cider, listen to traditional Christmas music and be visited by...
Here is a brief history of Small Business Saturday, as told by the company who founded it—American Express. 2010: In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more...
The DeKalb Police Department’s Benevolent & Protective Association and DeKalb Target, would like to announce that this year’s Heroes and Helpers (Shop with a Cop) program will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at the Target store in DeKalb, IL. This is an all-volunteer program and donations are always...
Santa is coming for another visit! Come talk to Santa, participate in a craft or two or visit our story telling corner and enjoy a light breakfast. $6 per person (adults & kids 2 yrs+) Breakfast provided by Hy-Vee Includes eggs, pancakes, sausage and more! Registration is required and must be paid in advance....