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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois, and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors. Cash, credit, and Link are accepted. They Link Match so Link card […]

Summer Concert Series

Citizens Memorial Sports Complex 435 Airport Road

Immerse yourself in the magic of live music surrounded by the beauty of nature for an evening of great tunes and togetherness! FREE. Bring seating or a blanket. Food from the gill including burgers, hot dogs, and brats as well as snacks, beer, and wine are available for purchase (cash or credit).

Free

Movie in the Park

Knights Park, Sandwich, Illinois 1001 N Latham St, Sandwich, IL 60548, Sandwich, IL

Movie in the Park is back this summer! These events are free to attend, so be sure to mark your calendars and bring the whole family out for a fun night at Knights Park! Concessions open at 7pm.  This is a community event for all ages. Movies start at dusk: June 21st - The Super […]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Featuring the live shadow cast of "Irrational Masters". The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an outrageous assemblage of the most stereo-typed science fiction movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock 'n' roll of every vintage. Running through the story is the sexual confusion of two middle American Ike Age kids confronted by the […]

$17
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Shabbona Farmer’s Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer's Market kicks off on June 1, 2024 and is every Saturday 8am-Noon thru September.

After-hours Concert: Misspent Youth

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Traditional bluegrass at its best! The DeKalb Public Library welcomes Misspent Youth for an after-hours concert in the library’s main lobby. On guitar is Dave "DK" Kolars, a long-time DeKalb fixture in the music scene. He's played solo and in bands since 1966, and has played all over the area. He plays guitar, dobro, lap […]

Forever Flannel at Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Forever Flannel will be performing at Warehouse on Park on June 22nd from 7:00pm-10:00pm. More information is available on the Warehouse on Park website.

Movies in the Park

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

Come out to Chamberlain Park to enjoy a movie for free under the stars! Movies start at dusk. June 22nd - Luca July 27 - Wonka

FREE

Open Barn Day at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center’s Open Barn Day will give visitors a unique chance to see the inside of the historic barn where “The Winner” barbed wire was invented and initially manufactured. Admission is $5 for adults; children younger than 14 and homestead […]

$5
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DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Concerts begin at 7:30 pm at the Dee Palmer Bandshell in Hopkins Park • FREE! Join the DeKalb Park District for the 170th season of DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts on select Tuesday nights this summer!Visit dekalbparkdistrict.com/calendar for featured vocalists and more concert details. No concert on Tuesday, July 2, but join them for the Star-Spangled Spectacular […]

FREE
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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Free concerts at 7pm on select Wednesdays at the Ellwood House! Summer nights in DeKalb just got a whole lot better! Join DeKalb Park District for FREE music, good vibes, and great company on select Wednesday evenings this summer with Music at the Mansion. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes - it's going to […]

Free
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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois, and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors. Cash, credit, and Link are accepted. They Link Match so Link card […]

I-PASS Transponder Return & Recycle with Sticker Swap

DeKalb Township 2323 S. 4th St., DeKalb, IL

Earlier this year, the Illinois Tollway started the process of phasing out the decades-old I-PASS transponders in favor of I-PASS sticker tags. This event will serve a transponder recycle and swap opportunity. Anyone in possession of a transponder is encouraged to return and safely recycle their lithium-containing-transponder at this event. In exchange for their transponder, […]

FREE

Illinois Treasurer ICASH Unclaimed Property

DeKalb Township 2323 S. 4th St., DeKalb, IL

ICHASH, a division of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office, will assist attendees in determining whether they are entitled to collect any of the $2.5 billion in unclaimed property currently in the State’s custody. ICASH representatives will aid the public in filing a claim for any funds they are owed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their social […]

FREE
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Hinckley Concert Series

Hinckley Public Library 100 N Maple Street, Hinckley, IL

The Hinckley Historical Society invites the public to its summer band concert series at the Hinckley Community Building Park. The free concerts from 6 to 8 p.m. feature a variety of music in a Ravinia Style setting at 100 N Maple Street, Hinckley. Bring your lawn chair, snacks, and enjoy the small town atmosphere. On […]

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53rd Sandwich Early Day Engine Show

Sandwich Fair Grounds 15730 Pratt Road, Sandwich, IL

The Sandwich Early Day Engine Club would like to invite all to their 53rd Annual Show. Friday, June, 28th, and Saturday, June, 29th, 2024, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful and shady Sandwich Fairgrounds. Featuring Michigan Built engines and Oddball and Garden tractors. Bring out your engines, tractors, trucks, and whatever else to […]

$7
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Celebration Chorale Patriotic Cantata

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual patriotic cantata, “Prayers for the Nations” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28th and 29th, and Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m. The production will be held at First United Methodist Church, 2501 North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. “Prayers for the Nations” […]

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Shabbona Farmer’s Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer's Market kicks off on June 1, 2024 and is every Saturday 8am-Noon thru September.

Pickleball Tournament

Sycamore Park District Community Center 480 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Your Men’s, Women’s, or Mixed Doubles team has the option to serve, smash, and support in the Competitive or Recreational Double-elimination Tournament. Register by June 16 to ensure your spot and get a T-shirt! Limited T-shirt availability and sizes will be available for late registrations.

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53rd Sandwich Early Day Engine Show

Sandwich Fair Grounds 15730 Pratt Road, Sandwich, IL

The Sandwich Early Day Engine Club would like to invite all to their 53rd Annual Show. Friday, June, 28th, and Saturday, June, 29th, 2024, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful and shady Sandwich Fairgrounds. Featuring Michigan Built engines and Oddball and Garden tractors. Bring out your engines, tractors, trucks, and whatever else to […]

$7

Cheers to 35 Years Anniversary Party!

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens in celebrating 35 years! Prepare for an evening filled with enchantment as they toast to decades of cultivating beauty and community. Indulge in refreshing cocktails, savor delicious bites from local food trucks, and dance the night away to live music under the stars. Whether you’re a long-time friend of Blumen Gardens or […]

The Fortunate Sons and Wally Mulso at Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Tribute band and Wally Mulso will be performing at Warehouse on Park on June 29th from 5:30pm-10:00pm. More information is available on the Warehouse on Park website.

A Performance of Music from the Middle East

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Public Library is delighted to host an evening of cultural songs, both traditional and new compositions, after-hours in the library’s main lobby! Aboud Agha was born in Syria and immigrated to Boston Mass at the age of twelve. He is an accomplished performer and composer of Arabic and Middle Eastern music. Aboud is […]

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Celebration Chorale Patriotic Cantata

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual patriotic cantata, “Prayers for the Nations” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28th and 29th, and Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m. The production will be held at First United Methodist Church, 2501 North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. “Prayers for the Nations” […]

Artist and Maker Market

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens for their Artist + Maker Market on Sunday, June 30th from 11-2pm! Shop multiple local artists and makers set up throughout the beautiful gardens and grounds. Interested in becoming a vendor? Reach out to them at eventrentals@blumengardens.com for an application.

Free

The Collective at Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

The Collective will be performing at The Warehouse on Park on June 30th from 12:00pm-3:00pm. More information is available on the Warehouse on Park website.

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Celebration Chorale Patriotic Cantata

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual patriotic cantata, “Prayers for the Nations” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28th and 29th, and Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m. The production will be held at First United Methodist Church, 2501 North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. “Prayers for the Nations” […]

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Johnny K’s Cruise Nights

Johnny K's 125 Duvick Ave, Sandwich, IL

Johnny K's Cruise Nights season kicks off May 7th and will run every other Tuesday through October 22nd! All shows are 100% free. Each driver will get a discount to Johnny K's for the evening!

FREE

76th Annual Kirkland 4th of July Festival

Franklin Township Park 250 W. South St, Kirkland, IL

Four-day festival, Kirkland 4th of July will host its 76th annual event at Franklin Township Park starting July 3rd. This event brings our community together every year with live music, carnival rides, vendors, games, a parade, car and tractor show, and of course fireworks! This year's live performances will feature One Night Only, Back Country […]

Village of Shabbona’s 4th of July Parade and Festival

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Village of Shabbona's 4th of July parade and festival is an annual event. Start your day off with the Shabbona Fire Protection District's pancake breakfast at the Fire Barn from 7am-11am, then mosey around Purdy Park and check out all the vendors beginning at 8am. Stick around and view the parade kicking off at […]

Free

4th of July Celebration

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Location: Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road Enjoy a day of family fun in Hopkins Park as we celebrate our nation's independence! Brought to you in cooperation with the City of DeKalb. Independence Day Run/Walk: 8:00 am (Learn more and register here!) Animal Show (FREE): 2:00-3:00 pm Games, Activities, & Strolling Entertainment (FREE): 2:00-6:00 pm Food Vendors: […]

free

Sandwich Freedom Days

Sandwich Fair Grounds 15730 Pratt Road, Sandwich, IL

The Sandwich Park District is proud to continue its tradition of presenting one of the finest parades. Watch the Sandwich and surrounding community groups and businesses take the opportunity to celebrate. The parade will step off at 10 am. Parade Route - 10 am sharp: Lisbon St. to Ash St.; turn right… South to Center […]

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Shabbona Farmer’s Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer's Market kicks off on June 1, 2024 and is every Saturday 8am-Noon thru September.

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From Seed to Harvest at the DeKalb County Community Gardens

DeKalb County Community Gardens 2475 Bethany Road, Sycamore, IL

Looking to lend a helping hand? DeKalb County Community Gardens needs your help in the garden! Exercise your green thumb by helping the community. Tour the garden, taste veggies and herbs, and volunteer in the DeKalb County Community Gardens/Northwestern Medicine Garden assisting with: Watering plants Seeding and planting veggies Harvesting for DCCG Distribution Weeding The […]

Free

Saturday Bags

Citizens Memorial Sports Complex 435 Airport Road

Ages 18+ • $5 per person each day Cash prize for the winners!* B.Y.O. snacks and drinks. Your partner will be chosen randomly each week. Must be signed up by 10:45 to play that day. We will play at the Doty and Sons Bag Boards behind the pond at Good Tymes Shelter *Amount depends on […]

$5

Afternoon Concert with Katie Kostner

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

With a passion for music, Katie Kostner plays the guitar and ukulele, writes music, and sings with a vocal range that suits a wide variety of styles, from Broadway to current pop, rock, folk, country and beyond! Covering artists such as Adele, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, Elvis, P!NK, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, Kelly Clarkson, […]

FREE

Built By Barbed Wire: DeKalb Public Library/Haish Memorial Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

As the 150th anniversary of Joseph F. Glidden’s “The Winner” barbed wire patent approaches, there are opportunities to learn more about the prosperity and innovation that barbed wire brought to DeKalb, earning it the nickname “Barb City.” At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, the Glidden Homestead and DeKalb Public Library will host a “Built by […]

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Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens for an evening of gastronomic delights. With a rotating lineup of food trucks, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Plus, enjoy the enchanting tunes of live music while you dine al fresco.

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DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Concerts begin at 7:30 pm at the Dee Palmer Bandshell in Hopkins Park • FREE! Join the DeKalb Park District for the 170th season of DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts on select Tuesday nights this summer!Visit dekalbparkdistrict.com/calendar for featured vocalists and more concert details. No concert on Tuesday, July 2, but join them for the Star-Spangled Spectacular […]

FREE
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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Free concerts at 7pm on select Wednesdays at the Ellwood House! Summer nights in DeKalb just got a whole lot better! Join DeKalb Park District for FREE music, good vibes, and great company on select Wednesday evenings this summer with Music at the Mansion. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes - it's going to […]

Free
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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois, and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors. Cash, credit, and Link are accepted. They Link Match so Link card […]

Balloon Show: The Art of Inflation

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Imaginations soar when watching an ordinary balloon transform into an extraordinary animal, shape, or figure. Just as a good book captivates the minds of its readers, Magical Balloon-dude Dale’s balloon show uses art and creativity to capture imagination. Enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art with Magical Balloon-dude Dale as he performs the Art of […]

FREE
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Movie in the Park

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Come out the second Friday of each month this summer for a FREE outdoor movie experience! Family-friendly movies are shown on a giant inflatable movie screen near the Hopkins Park Band Shell. The show starts when nature turns off the lights! June 14 - Encanto (PG) July 12 - Kung Fu Panda (PG) August 9 […]

FREE

Kids’ Photo Lab

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

The Ellwood House of DeKalb, Illinois will be hosting youth programs this summer every second Saturday of the month. Saturday, May 11th, they will be hosting a kids photo lab. Check out the Ellwood House website for more information!

Free

Familia Fest

NIU North 40 740 Garden Road, DeKalb, IL

Introducing Familia Fest featuring the Hola Cup—a vibrant celebration of soccer, family, and community! Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for players and their families on the beautiful grounds overlooking NIU's "North 40" field. Hosted by WNIJ-FM, DeKalb Day of the Dead Celebration, and DeKalb County United. Additional support provided by America Amplified. Assemble […]

Free – $50
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Shabbona Farmer’s Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

Shabbona Farmer's Market kicks off on June 1, 2024 and is every Saturday 8am-Noon thru September.

Saturday Bags

Citizens Memorial Sports Complex 435 Airport Road

Ages 18+ • $5 per person each day Cash prize for the winners!* B.Y.O. snacks and drinks. Your partner will be chosen randomly each week. Must be signed up by 10:45 to play that day. They will play at the Doty and Sons Bag Boards behind the pond at Good Tymes Shelter *Amount depends on […]

$5

Sip ‘n’ Savor Taste Event

Sycamore Community Park 940 E. State St, Sycamore, IL

Taste your way through the Sycamore Community Park while enjoying live music and craft and food vendors. Proceeds support the Sycamore Parks Foundation.