Need a Fun Overnight Getaway? Come to DeKalb County!

Brad Paisley at the NIU Convocation Center

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. You can see this country music superstar live in concert on Thursday, February 5 in DeKalb.

Brad’s Country Nation World Tour will be at the NIU Convocation Center. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, through all Ticketmaster Outlets, at, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Make the most of your concert experience with an amazing meal before the show and an overnight stay at one of the many great hotels in DeKalb. There are cozy and affordable options very close to the Convocation Center, including the newly opened Hampton Inn.

Visit the Convocation Center website for more information on this awesome concert event!

Midwest Museum of Natural History Groundhog Gala

Come to the Jane Fargo Hotel in downtown Sycamore on Saturday, February 7 for the 7th Annual Groundhog Gala! This year’s event kicks off the Museum’s 10th anniversary. Enjoy food, cocktails, live music, raffles, and an incredible silent auction. Auction items include distillery tastings and tours, a genealogy package, Chicago museum passes, a brand-new guitar and amp, and much more! Tickets are $45 each or $80 for two. Call 815-895-9777 to reserve yours today!

No need to drive home after the party! Make a reservation at the Jane Fargo and keep the fun going all night long. This historic gem has all the comforts you could want at great prices.

BONUS: What To Do This Weekend!

Take advantage of the great winter activities offered throughout DeKalb County! The famous Sledding Hill at Russell Woods in Genoa is the ideal place to bring the family on a sunny Saturday. After enjoying the snow, warm up at one of the restaurants and cafes in downtown Genoa. Ice fishing at Shabbona Lake is another great way to pass the time in these chilly months. You can rent all the supplies you need, and the bait shop offers a selection of ice tackle at bargain prices.

Visit DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information and dates of other upcoming events, or call 877-335-2521 for assistance planning travel for groups and families.