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 Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce are once again hosting a Community Expo this Thursday, March 29. Over 110 local business and organizations are scheduled to participate. The expo will include food samples from a variety of local restaurants, crafts and games for the kid’s, live demonstrations, 2017...
2017 is the 56th Annual Pumpkin Festival in downtown Sycamore. The theme for this year's Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is “Pumpkins Across the Decades”. What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front...
Sycamore will be hosting Movies in the Park this Friday, June 2nd. Come out for a new family tradition at this unique and fun movie experience!  The movies are shown on a big inflatable screen, by the Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, off Airport Road in Sycamore.  Bring your blanket...
Over the winter and spring, the Sycamore Park District Pool underwent construction to make necessary ADA updates as well as other improvements to the entrance, locker rooms, pool deck and pools. In early May, the Park District became aware of issues with grounding wire as a result of the work...
This weekend, August 10th - 13th, 2017, is the 61st Annual Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club, this uniquely Midwest, fun, four day event is at the Taylor Marshall Farm on Plank Rd.. Open daily from 7am – 6pm, admission is...
THE WALL THAT HEALS is coming to Sycamore, Illinois for the third time this Wednesday, July 12th . It will be on display July 13th - 16th, in the East Sycamore Park off Airport Road. The WALL was in Sycamore in September 1997 and September 2007. The Wall That Heals...
If there was a Hall of Fame for local bands, The DeKalb Footstompers would be a unanimous inductee. For 45 years the band has performed at local pubs and events earning the distinction as the Best Polka-Rock-Naughty Band on either side of the Kishwaukee River. Their 1970-80s performances at Andy's...
Everything will be looking up during this brand new event at the DeKalb Taylor Airport, featuring live music, hot air balloons and craft beers from Forge Brewhouse and Fatty’s Pub & Grille. The first Balloons, Brews & Blues will take place Saturday, June 22, at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232...
The Sycamore Summer Concert Series host the Lisa Rene Band this Thursday, July 27th. The Lisa Rene Band is one of Chicagoland’s hottest female-led variety bands, providing a high-energy show with something for everyone! From rock to pop, to retro, to funk, to country, this super talented 4 piece dream...
All DeKalb County, IL Schools, including Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College, will be closed Monday, January 28, 2019 because of extreme winter weather. Please notify us if you hear of any exceptions. The weather forecast for Monday calls for snow, wind, and dropping temperatures later in the day. School closures...
Hinckley Fireworks presents their Hometown Family Fun Fest this Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the Hinckley-Big Rock High School in Hinckley! Come out for a family-friendly day of fun, food and fireworks! Join the Hinckley Parks & Rec Program at the Community Building to decorate your bike /wagon /stroller before...
Sycamore will be hosting Movies in the Park this Friday, August 4th with the movie 'Lego Batman'! Come out for a new family tradition at this unique and fun movie experience!  The movies are shown on a big inflatable screen, by the Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, off Airport Road...