DeKalb’s Newest Festival June 22 – Balloons, Brews & Blues

Everything will be looking up during this brand new event at the DeKalb Taylor Airport, featuring live music, hot air balloons and craft beers from Forge Brewhouse and Fatty’s Pub & Grille. The first Balloons, Brews & Blues will take place Saturday, June 22, at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Held in partnership with the City of DeKalb. Doors open …

Music at the Mansion – Entertainment with the Stars

The first of eight concerts at the beautiful Ellwood House Mansion, 509 North First Street in DeKalb, IL, will take place Wednesday, June 12. This will be the “Pops at the Mansion-Entertainment with the Stars” show featuring the Mary J Harris Band. Mary J Harris is a professional singer and entertainer from the Rockford area. She and the band will be making …

Adventure Works Presents Barn-B-Que

DeKalb, IL – Adventure Works presents their annual FUNdraising event Barn-B-Que, taking place at Johamac Cider House on Saturday June 29, 2019,6:00 to 9:00 PM. Gather your friends for a casual evening featuring delicious food, craft beverages, music, and outdoor games. Adventure Works is proud to announce this event, returning for its sixth year. Barn-B-Que will feature a delicious meal  …

OC Honored with Awards for Recent Projects

The 2019 awards season has been kind to OC Creative across the boards. The local creative agency entered work into three separate competitions and won awards in all three. The Hermes Award judges awarded OC a platinum award for their Fuse Printer promotional video and a gold award for the #ProudlyDeKalb website (www.proudlydekalb.com).  Their Spud Life Potato Salad self-promotional video …

May 11 is DeKalb County Museum Day

Mark your calendar for the first-ever Museum Day in DeKalb County. On Saturday, museums and historical societies throughout DeKalb County will partner to be open on the same day. People will have the opportunity to see some local treasures in the north, central and south parts of DeKalb County. Museum Day is being held in conjunction with the DeKalb County …

Give DeKalb County 2019 Results

Give DeKalb County had another successful year, raising a total of $685,762 for DeKalb County Nonprofit Organizations! Here is the “Thank You” message from the Give DeKalb County website: “Thank you to everyone who participated in Give DeKalb County on May 2, 2019! Give DeKalb County is a 24-hour fundraising event coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership—a program of the DeKalb …

Dekalb School District Art Show

According to Art Education Coordinator Tricia Schumacher, the District 428 Art Show has been going on since at least 1999 when she started teaching in DeKalb. While it was previously held at the DeKalb High School Library (in the old building) it was clear that space was outgrown when there would be a line of people waiting to get into …

DREAM Action NIU hosts sixth annual Coming out of the Shadows

DeKALB — Undocumented students came out of the shadows to tell personal stories to students and faculty while reflecting on the hardships they face in America. DREAM Action NIU hosted its 6th annual Coming Out of the Shadows event in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Due to the rain and cold weather, the event didn’t hold a unity march as it …