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.

Swim Lessons July 22 - Aug 1 Monday-Thursday Lessons (Make-ups on Friday) Interested in taking lessons this summer, but don't know what level you or your swimmer are at?   Talk to a Pool Manager while at Hopkins and they can administer a swim test!   Private Lessons: 9:30-10:00am or 6:20-6:50pm Group Lessons: 10:05-10:45am or 4:50-5:30pm Parent-Child Lessons: 10:50-11:20am or 4:15-4:45pm Preschool Lessons: 10:50-11:20am or 4:15-4:45pm   Click for more information   Cardboard Boat Regatta Be the...
CITY OF SYCAMORE COOLING CENTERS IDENTIFIED The City of Sycamore announced that the two city facilities serve as area “cooling centers” for those without air conditioning. It appears that the daily high temperatures this week will be in the low 90’s with the expected...
The Waterman Lions Club will be holding their 19th annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Truck Show Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Waterman Lions Park in Waterman. The Waterman Lions view this year as special in that they are celebrating the show in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of...
The next concert at the beautiful Ellwood House Music at the Mansion series in DeKalb will take place Wednesday, July 10. This will be the “Blues at the Mansion” show featuring  "Johnny and The Boomers." Born on the muddy banks of the Kishwaukee River, Johnny and The Boomers have been...
DeKalb (IL) is proud to welcome the Tour of Champions Drum and Bugle Corps show at Northern Illinois University. Once the home of Drum Corps Midwest Championships, Huskie Stadium will again host this fantastic night of family entertainment! See the top drum & bugle corps in the world in...
Farmer's Markets have become a popular DeKalb County summer tradition, combining fresh fruits and vegetables, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, live music and more. DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa host regular farmer's markets throughout the summer. Sadly, it appears that farmer's markets in Sandwich, Hinckley and Somonauk have been discontinued....
It's a day full of family fun, food, music & FIREWORKS in Hinckley, Illinois! Don't miss their 3rd annual Car & Truck Show. Then stroll over to the craft & business vendors available from 4-8pm! There will be kids activities, including bounce houses and pony rides! Food Trucks will also...
The Fourth of July is a great time in DeKalb County, when communities come together for parades, fireworks and festivals to celebrate the beginning of our nation. Fourth of July activities aren't just on one day, however. In DeKalb County this year, they begin as early as June 28 and...
The Celebration Chorale will present its annual patriotic cantata, “The Patriot Song.” This production will once again be performed in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on Northern Illinois University’s campus. Performances will be Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday,...
The annual DeKalb County Barn Tour is shaping up to be an action-packed, fun-filled day in southern DeKalb County. Saturday, August 10 will celebrate the sixth year of this unique educational and photographic opportunity, co-sponsored by the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association. The...
Last chance to see... Crossroad: Change in Rural America This fascinating and poignant exhibit really hits home! Come by and see it before it closes on June 22. Stop by the DeKalb County History Center to experience a Smithsonian exhibit! “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” presents a national story with numerous connections to...
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church of DeKalb will host Greek Fest again at Hopkins Park in DeKalb on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, featuring Greek food & desserts, Greek & American music, Greek dance troupe performances, arts & crafts vendors, and more. Greek Fest has become a community...