Hopkins Pool Opening Day!

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Hopkins Pool is a family-friendly aquatics facility that features two water slides, a zero-depth kiddie pool with an interactive play structure, a diving well with high and low dive, a lap swim exclusive area, and a concession stands area. Ask us about private and semi-private party packages. We strive to make it an enjoyable experience […]

Community Clean-Up Days- Dame’s Rocket Debacle

Prairie Park 615 Ellwood Ave, DeKalb, IL

Calling all green thumbs! Let's pull together to tackle some of DeKalb's most invasive species this spring. Although a very pretty, flowering plant, dame’s rocket is a prolific seeder and chokes out native plants in our area. Volunteers are asked to meet near the Disc Golf Course and bring your own gloves, bag, basket, or […]

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Movies in the Park- DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

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 […]

Kids’ Concerts in the Park

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Park District for their NEW! Rockin' with Ronnie: Kids' Concerts in the Park Miss Jamie’s Farm- planting seeds through song! Miss Jamie from the Farm takes young kids and their families on an imaginative musical adventure to her "farm," where they learn values like hard work, healthy eating, and being kind to animals […]

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Father’s Day Birdie Brunch

River Heights Golf Course 1020 Sharon Dr, DeKalb, IL

Celebrate Father’s Day the way we know dads will love! Join DeKalb Park District at River Heights Clubhouse for a buffet brunch, followed by 18 holes with a cart. Please book your tee time first at golfdekalb.com and then make your brunch reservation in advance at dekalbparkdistrict.com! The fee is per person. Registration Deadline: June […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

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Golf Fore the Kids Scholarship Golf Outing

River Heights Golf Course 1020 Sharon Dr, DeKalb, IL

(Rain Date: Friday, July 15) Check-In: 10:00 am, Box Lunch provided 10:00 -11:00 am, Shotgun start at 11:00 am! Dinner provided at 5:00 pm, Live Music starts at 5:00 pm The DeKalb Park District is excited to host the 16th Annual Kids Scholarship Golf Outing! All proceeds from the outing provide opportunities for families to […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

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Independence Day 5K/10K

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

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 […]

Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebration

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

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 […]

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Movies in the Park- DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

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 […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

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Throwback at the Park

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Park District for the inaugural Craft Beer and Disc Golf Festival brought to you in collaboration by the DeKalb Park District, Byers Brewing, and the Phenix Disc Golf Club. This fun-filled day will include: a new temporary disc golf course at Hopkins Park, a family disc golf section, a Craft Beer Festival featuring […]

Kids’ Concerts in the Park

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Park District for our NEW! Rockin' with Ronnie: Kids' Concerts in the Park Istvan & His Imaginary Band When Istvan starts rocking kids can’t help but join in, sometimes on stage, while their moms and dads cheer them on and enjoy the original tunes, an irresistible mix of interactive rock ‘n’ roll, country, […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

FREE
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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

FREE

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

FREE

Kids’ Concerts in the Park

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Park District for our NEW! Rockin' with Ronnie: Kids' Concerts in the Park Jeanie B! Solo or with her amazing band The Jelly Beans, Jeanie B! has been packing venues in and around Chicago. From Millennium Park to Oak Park, families come in large numbers to dance and enjoy this engaging performer.

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Movies in the Park- DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

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 […]

Kite Fest

DeKalb Kiwanas Park South 4th Street & Fairview, DeKalb, IL

Time: 11:00 AM Location: DeKalb Kiwanis Park, South 4th Street & Fairview The DeKalb Park District is excited to once again host the annual Kite Fest! This is a FREE event. Kite Fest is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and see amazing kites! Demonstrate your own flying abilities and watch as our pilots […]

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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