Week of Events
16th Annual Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend
An event designed for big band and social ballroom dancers held annually at Duke Ellington Ballroom, 3 dances, 3 bands, professional shoe vendor, 3 levels dance lessons, 3 package deals, free parking in nearby lots. Listen only cheap with balcony view. Food available w/advanced registration. All levels of ballroom couples are welcome. Singles must bring […]
Wear Your Best Patriotic Costume-Prizes Awarded! This 38th annual event will begin at James Knights Park. The 1-mile fun run/walk will step off at 8:00 am and the 5K race at 8:30 am. Compete wearing your best patriotic costume! Judges will award first-place prizes for the 1 Mile and 5K races for best costume. Both […]
Start your holiday off on the right foot and join DeKalb Park District for our annual Independence Day 5K and our NEW! 10K! This chip-timed race starts and finishes at Hopkins Park. Results and awards will be administered after the last runner returns, no later than 10:00 am. The fee includes a race bag with […]
The City of DeKalb and DeKalb Park District is excited to host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration! Join DeKalb Park District in Hopkins Park for this annual tradition along with some NEW! daytime programming! Enjoy a day of family fun in the park as we celebrate our nation's independence. In order to keep both our […]
Outdoor concerts on Tuesdays over the summer! Concerts start at 7:30 pm at the Hopkins Park Bandshell.
The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of downtown DeKalb and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music.
Movies start at sunset FREE! The movie is shown near the Hopkins Park Bandshell Come on out to Hopkins Park on the 2nd Friday of each month this summer for an outdoor movie experience! Family-friendly movies are shown on a big inflatable movie screen. The show starts when nature turns off the lights June 10: Minions […]
Dear fellow beer, wine, whiskey, and food lover!In recent years Northern Illinois’ growing community of craft spirits, uniquefood, and artisans of all types have enhanced our neighborhoods, excitedresidents and visitors alike, and helped enrich our sense of place – thank youfor being a part of that!This summer, the Sycamore Park District wants to bring it […]
Drum Corps Returns to NIU and DeKalb - July 9th DeKalb is proud to welcome the Tour of Champions Drum & Bugle Corps show. Once the home of Drum Corps Midwest Championships, Huskie Stadium on the campus of Northern Illinois University will again host this fantastic night of family entertainment! See the top drum & […]