DeKalb County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Kayak and Canoe the Kish, sponsored by Kish Valley Wanderers, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at Baseline Road, Genoa.

July 13


All Parts of a Plant are Yummy

10 a.m.

Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore


Children ages 3 to 6 listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft as part of the museum’s Garden Story Times. Registration is encouraged. Contact the museum at or (815) 895-5762.


DeKalb Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Van Buer Plaza, the corner of north Second and Locust streets, DeKalb


The DeKalb Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors offering locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts.


“LEGO Batman”

11 a.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Enjoy some popcorn and watch a movie full of LEGO action and humor. In “LEGO Batman,” big changes are brewing in Gotham City, and a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the Joker and his cohorts as they plan to rule Gotham. Meanwhile, he discovers he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.


July 14


Get Excited About Science

10:30 a.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Using dramatic demonstrations, humor, music, and audience participation, Steve Belliveau explores basic ideas about various scientific concepts in this program, a blend of teaching and entertainment that will be talked about long afterward!

This event is recommended for elementary students in kindergarten through sixth grade. For additional information, go to or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 3350.


Sip, Shop, Socialize

5-10 p.m.

Downtown DeKalb


A number of local businesses will participate in the event that will include sidewalk sales and new inventory. A new event feature will be a 50/50 raffle to support Elder Care of DeKalb. The Garage Orchestra will perform.


Friday Night Racing

6 p.m.

Sycamore Speedway, 50W086 Old State Road, Maple Park

Ticket information: (815) 895-5454

The night of racing will also have a compact demolition derby. For more information on races and tickets, call (815) 895-5454 or go to


July 15


Kayak and Canoe the Kish

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Starts at Baseline Road, Genoa


Sponsored by Kish Valley Wanderers, extended voyage pickup and shuttle service will be available on request. The kayak and canoe route is from Baseline Road to Carroll Memorial Park (approximately 2.5 hours). Participants can come to Carroll Memorial Park first and be shuttled to the drop off location at Baseline Road. A limited amount of canoes will be available upon request 48 hours before the event. Refreshments will be provided at Carrol Park. For more information, go to the Kish Valley Wanderers Facebook page.


July 16


Guided Walking Tour

1 p.m.

308 W. State St. in City Center, Sycamore


Stephan Bigolin will lead a tour and tell stories behind the buildings located in the heart of downtown Sycamore. The tour will last about an hour. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

For tickets and more information, contact the Sycamore History Museum at or (815) 895-5762.


July 19


Museum Annual Meeting

5:30 p.m.

Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore


The public is invited to join members of the Sycamore History Museum at the museum’s annual meeting. Brats and hot dogs will be served; guests are asked to bring a dish to share for this potluck dinner. Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered, and visitors will be encouraged to take a turn at panning for gold like Preston Jones did during his adventure to Alaska in the 1890s. For more information, visit or call (815) 895-5762.

–DeKalb County Calendar of Events–