Harvest Fest

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

The Second Annual Harvest Festival is taking place on September 30th and October 1st! September 30th will be a free movie at Carroll Memorial Park (Sing 2), fall food, snacks, and drinks from local businesses and organizations. October 1st will take place in Downtown Genoa (9am-3pm) featuring many local businesses and organizations with activities! Harvest […]

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Harvest Hustle Day- Sycamore Speedway

Sycamore Speedway 50W086 IL-64, Maple Park, IL

LIMITED LATE MODELS, STREET STOCKS, PURE STOCKS, PLUS LUCAS OIL MLRA LATE MODELS LUCAS OIL MLRA LATE MODELS – $5,000 TO WIN (40 laps) on Friday and $7,000 TO WIN (50 laps) on Saturday Pit Passes: $35 (ages 14 and older) and Child Fast Pass: $15 (ages 3-13) General Admissions Ticket Prices: adults – $20, kids (5-11) […]

Second Annual Harvest Festival

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

The Second Annual Harvest Festival is taking place on September 30th and October 1st! September 30th will be a free movie at Carroll Memorial Park (vote on movie choices on the City's facebook), fall food, snacks, and drinks from local businesses and organizations. October 1st will take place in Downtown Genoa featuring many local businesses […]

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BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

What has led to the Egyptian Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town and in the top ten haunted theatres in Illinois? Join the Theatre staff as they share all the secrets and stories with a ‘balcony to backstage’ tour that focuses not only on the history of the 91-year-old […]

$30

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The Crucible

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Directed By Brad Shortridge For more information on tickets and showtimes contact the box office at stagecoachplayers.com/ or call 815-758-1940

Fall Makers’ Market by Open-door Coffee

Open Door Coffee 502 W Main St, Genoa, IL

Once again, OpenDoor Coffee is hosting the Fall Makers' Market in conjunction with Genoa's Harvest Festival. Come for a wide array of handmade, artisan and vintage booths, LIVE music, tasty treats and all the scrumptious fall coffee drinks and caramel apple cider you can drink! Stick around and enjoy Genoa's 2nd Annual Harvest Festival. Wander […]

Free

DeKalb Elks Veteran’s Memorial Plaza- Official Dedication

DeKalb ELKS Veteran's Memorial Plaza 209 South Annie Glidden, Dekalb, IL

The DeKalb Veteran's Memorial was developed and conceived in 2018 by Michael Embrey (ELKS member and USAF veteran) and was approved by the ELKS Board of Directors in 2021 to be built and created as a landmark destination for DeKalb, Illinois. This Memorial was created to honor all six (6) branches of the military, with a total of nine (9) flags (US Army, US […]

Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

The Mutt Strut 5K is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon benefiting the over 3,400 animals cared for each year at Tails Humane Society.

$35
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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

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Harvest Hustle Day- Sycamore Speedway

Sycamore Speedway 50W086 IL-64, Maple Park, IL

LIMITED LATE MODELS, STREET STOCKS, PURE STOCKS, PLUS LUCAS OIL MLRA LATE MODELS LUCAS OIL MLRA LATE MODELS – $5,000 TO WIN (40 laps) on Friday and $7,000 TO WIN (50 laps) on Saturday Pit Passes: $35 (ages 14 and older) and Child Fast Pass: $15 (ages 3-13) General Admissions Ticket Prices: adults – $20, kids (5-11) […]

Rockin’ Moxies at the Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

The Warehouse on Park summer outdoor music series is winding down but not without going out with a BIG BANG! October 1st the Warehouse on Park will bring back to the Rockin' Moxie! They play something for everyone - blues, soul, and Rock & Roll! A great super talented & fun band that will have […]

Free

PJ’s Oktoberfest

PJ's Courthouse Tavern 202 West State Street, Sycamore, IL

Come join PJs Tavern outside under the big tent for PJ's Courthouse Tavern Oktoberfest. Saturday October 1st from 5pm to 11pm, enjoy German Oktoberfest food, drinks, fun and music. The Zicke Zacke Party Band featuring Ully Supovec will be playing German Schlager Music all evening long. A portion of proceeds of this event will be […]

$10
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The Crucible

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Directed By Brad Shortridge For more information on tickets and showtimes contact the box office at stagecoachplayers.com/ or call 815-758-1940

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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra presents “Clown Princes”, featuring complete silent films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd with historic scores played by a live orchestra.  With more than 724 screenings across 48 States and 7 countries, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost silent film accompanists. Paragon has one of the world’s […]

$20 – $65
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Horror Film Series

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Join the Egyptian Theatre Horror Film Series this fall for thrills and chills on the largest movie screen in DeKalb County! Film Schedule: October 4 - DOUBLE FEATURE: The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb October 11 - Psycho October 18 - Christine October 25 - The Shining GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES Adult - $10 Student with ID - […]

$8 – $65

NIU STEM Café: Canine Science and the Power of Dog-Human Bonds

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

We know dogs are “human’s best friend,” but what makes dogs uniquely suited to fulfill that role? This STEM Café explores the rise of canine sciences, the power of positive reinforcement training and what dogs can teach us about being human.Keri Burchfield, Ph.D., NIU professor of sociology, will discuss the Lifetime Bonds program she runs […]

Vintage Shop Hop

DeKalb County illinois

Over 400 vintage shops, antique malls, ladies' boutiques, consignment shops & barn sales are on board! Shop local. Shop small business. You better tell the boss now you need the day off...or two! Call your friends and get it on your calendar. Don't miss out! Start planning today!

An Evening with Lewberger

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Lewberger is Keith Habersberger, Alex Lewis, and Hughie Stone Fish. This handsome 3-man comedy band based in Los Angeles, CA, got a standing ovation on America's Got Talent and were finalists on NBC’s Bring The Funny. Their viral songs have been heard by millions online and on TV and they've been described as the illegitimate […]

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Shabbona Farmer & Artisan Market

Shabbona Farmers Market 212 W Comanche Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer & Artisan Market 1st and 3rd Saturday June thru October corner of Route 30 & Nokomis Street

DeKalb Back Alley Market

Dekalb Back Alley Market Palmer Ct & 2nd St, Dekalb, IL

Great boho inspired event. Vintage, retro, artists, craftsman, bakers, makers, woodworkers, jewelry makers, glassblowers, candle makers, soaps, lotions, potions, henna tattoos, readings, health, wellness, bird houses, bat houses, upcycled bird feeders, fiber art, demonstrations, crystals, dreamcatchers, pumpkins, mums, food, music...you get the picture. Just a great day in Downtown DeKalb!

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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

Blooze Brothers

Sandwich Opera House 140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL

For three decades, the Blooze Brothers has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands. We not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, TV, and recordings, but the spirit in which they played – from Dan Aykroyd’s love of traditional blues and soul to John Belushi’s love of classic […]

$25 – $30

The McCartney Years

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

RESCHEDULED from 2021 to 2022.  The McCartney Years is the premier Paul McCartney concert experience endorsed by Paul McCartney/Wings guitarist, Denny Laine and USA Beatles promoter, Sid Bernstein, who labeled the show as, “…the BEST on the scene today.” The McCartney Years perform all the hits of Paul McCartney in his prime, spanning from the […]

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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dancers @ Syc. Park District

SPD Community Center Patio 480 Airport Road, Sycamore, IL

Experience a journey into Mexico’s ancient Aztec culture of music, song, and dance!Xochitl-Quetzal invites you to a dynamic and vibrant performance honoring the heritage of the tradition of La Danza De Los Concheros. Explore the Aztec world of indigenous ceremony and ritual on Indigenous People's Day.

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Horror Film Series

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Join the Egyptian Theatre Horror Film Series this fall for thrills and chills on the largest movie screen in DeKalb County! Film Schedule: October 4 - DOUBLE FEATURE: The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb October 11 - Psycho October 18 - Christine October 25 - The Shining GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES Adult - $10 Student with ID - […]

$8 – $65

NIU STEM Café: Mechatronics: From Robots to Self-Driving Vehicles

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

From washers and dryers to drones, conveyor systems and self-driving cars, the results of mechatronics are part of our current lives and a high-tech future. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field that integrates mechanical, electrical, computer and information systems throughout the design process to create a final product that’s better than the sum of its […]

This is My Brave

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

This Is My Brave is a national non profit storytelling organization where people share their stories of living with or being the caretaker of someone with a mental illness or addiction. Join us in DeKalb as local people take the stage and share their brave stories with essay, poetry, and original music. It is our […]

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BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

What has led to the Egyptian Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town and in the top ten haunted theatres in Illinois? Join the Theatre staff as they share all the secrets and stories with a ‘balcony to backstage’ tour that focuses not only on the history of the 91-year-old […]

$30
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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

His Land is Our Land: Fundraiser for J.F. Glidden Homestead

Hopkins Park Terrace Room 1403 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, IL

On Saturday, October 15, from 5:30-9 PM at the Hopkins Park Terrace Room, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, the nonprofit J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its fundraiser “His Land is Our Land: The Legacy of a Local Landowner.” The theme “His Land is Our Land” honors the contributions made by barbed wire baron […]

$40
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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday – Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

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Horror Film Series

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Join the Egyptian Theatre Horror Film Series this fall for thrills and chills on the largest movie screen in DeKalb County! Film Schedule: October 4 - DOUBLE FEATURE: The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb October 11 - Psycho October 18 - Christine October 25 - The Shining GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES Adult - $10 Student with ID - […]

$8 – $65

Teen and Family STEM Café: Engineering the Scare

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Explore the science behind haunted houses. Understand the human psychology, engineering and lighting technology that are essential to creating an effective haunted house. Chat with experts, meet fellow teens who are interested in science and technology – and enjoy free pizza!This free presentation is for all ages. Registration is required

1619: The Journey of a People

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Join us for this FREE event welcomed by Northern Illinois University. 1619: The Journey of a People, A New Musical…Using various musical forms, including hip-hop and jazz, this dynamic musical production commemorates the struggles, recognizes the heroes, and celebrates the story of  America’s African sons and daughters. From the beginning of American slavery to the […]

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Whiskey Acres Food & Music

Whiskey Acres 11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL

Join Whiskey Acres every Friday - Sunday for live music and food trucks! View artists and food trucks by clicking here Typical schedule as follows: Friday: 5:00-8:00pm Saturday: 3:00-8:00pm Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

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Shabbona Farmer & Artisan Market

Shabbona Farmers Market 212 W Comanche Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer & Artisan Market 1st and 3rd Saturday June thru October corner of Route 30 & Nokomis Street

Howl-o-ween!

Katz Dog Park 393 W. Dresser, DeKalb, IL

Bring your costumed dog to Katz Dog Park to compete in our costume contest! This is a FREE event. Prizes will be given for the following categories: Most "Spook-tacular" "Howling" with Laughter Best Owner/Pet Costume Combo

NIU Homecoming Week: October 4-9

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