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 46th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters and partnering with Heartland Bank, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 27 & 28, 2018. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m....
The 4oth Annual Pumpkin Run presented by will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and is a 10,000 meter USATF- sanctioned and certified road race. They draw almost 1,800 registered racers from all over Northern Illinois and beyond. Starting gun goes off at 9:05 a.m. sharp! The Pumpkin Run was...
The third Saturday in October has been named National Sweetest Day to observe all the sweet people in one's life. This year it is on October 20. Celebrating its 100th Anniversary, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways. From its inception as Candy Day...
Jekyll & Hyde, the musical horror drama creeps into town to bring Stage Coach Players' 2018 summer season to a close. The musical phenomenon was written with music by Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde), book by Leslie Bricusse (Willy Wonka) and lyrics by Wildhorn, Bricusse and Steve Cuden. The...
HARRY POTTER WEEK, Monday, October 15 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 Join the Sycamore Library for a week of Harry Potter-themed events celebrating the timeless series with fun & interactive activities! See their online calendar for specific dates, times, and signup requirements. http://www.sycamorelibrary.org/events/week/?tribe-bar-date=2018-10-15 Wand Making - Monday, October 15, 4 p.m., 5 p.m.,...
This is certainly one of the busiest times of the year in DeKalb County, between Fall Harvest celebrations, Halloween events, and the huge, week-long Pumpkin Festival in Sycamore. Here is a rundown of seasonal community events taking place in DeKalb County, October 15  - October 26, 2018. For Halloween Events, October 27...
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As part of the 2018 Street Maintenance Program, the City of DeKalb will begin a citywide crack filling program on Thursday, October 19. In addition to the Bridges of Rivermist, Devonshire Farms, and South Point subdivisions, contractors will work to crack fill the streets listed below: Annie Glidden Road from South...
The Northern Illinois University Silverettes and Alumni Silverettes will be featured at the NIU Homecoming Halftime show on Saturday, October 13. The Silverettes were created in 1975 and were part of the Northern Illinois University Show Band, which was a two-semester program performing at NIU Football games in the Fall...
Today is National Farmer's Day, a day to recognize the hard-working farmers who put food on our tables and also boost our economy by exporting the fruits of their labor all over the world. For all of the talk about American manufacturing, food products are the country's largest net-exports. And...
Join us at our Annual Halloween Bash! It is sure to be a smash with ghoulish games and freaky fun, a wicked good time for everyone! The event will feature multiple bounce houses, spooky stories with DeKalb Library, a haunted house, Halloween crafts, games for a variety of ages, sports...
Avalon String Quartet
The 2018-19 performance season for the NIU School of Music kicks into high gear this week with performances by the Avalon String Quartet and the NIU Philharmonic. NIU's world-renowned quartet in residence, the Avalon Quartet, will perform tonight, Tuesday, October 9, in the Music Building Recital Hall from 8:00 -...
True West By Sam Shepard Our season wouldn’t be complete without honoring the late great playwright, Sam Shepard. In this American classic, we visit two brothers in the scorching terrain of the California desert where tempers run as hot as the sand beneath their feet. The upstanding and successful Austin is working...