DeKalb County Calendar of Events Aug. 1 – Aug. 8

The Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore Series continues at Noon Aug. 2 at the Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb.

Aug. 2

DeKalb Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Van Buer Plaza, north Second and Locust streets, DeKalb

The DeKalb Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. Debit, credit and LINK cards are accepted. For more information, call 815-756-6306 or visit’_market.aspx or

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore Series
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is a monthly series of lectures related to history, collections care and historic preservation. This month’s speaker, Richard Cooler, will talk about the “what and why” of collections – both personal and for museums – why and how objects are admired, collected, preserved and exhibited for public viewing. Items in the DeKalb County History Center’s collection will be illustrated and discussed as examples. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

Aug. 3

Display It: Help Design the “Space” Space
1-3 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Help re-design the “Space” Space, a 6-foot-tall display on the children’s floor of the library. The display will be up all summer showcasing information about Jupiter. The display changes every week, and on Friday afternoons teens can work with others to help decide on and make the changes.

Movies in the Parks
Sycamore Park District Sports Complex, 435 Airport Road, Sycamore

It is Sycamore’s turn in a movie series that rotates among DeKalb, Sandwich and Sycamore park districts. “Coco” will be shown. In the movie, despite his family’s baffling, generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Movie-goers are invited to arrive early and bring park-friendly games and food.

Aug. 4

Sandwich Summer Days
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bull Moose Bar & Grille, 202 S. Main St., Sandwich
$15 admission and T-shirt, $5 wristband

This month’s outdoor street festival live concert will be held at Bull Moose. However, it will begin indoors with the River Road Trio performing between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Outside, Slim Pickens will perform 1:30-4 p.m.; Whiskey Fist, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; and Whiskey Romance, 8-11 p.m.

Aug. 5

Ellwood Summer Festival
Noon-4 p.m.
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

A day of art, music, history, and garden touring is planned. The majority of the outdoor activities will take place on the grounds of the Ellwood-Nehring House, a Tudor-style home. Tours of the house’s first floor will run every 45 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. An $8 ticket includes a guided first-floor tour of the Ellwood Mansion and a self-guided first-floor tour of the Ellwood-Nehring House. An outdoor carriage and transportation exhibit will feature hands-on activities. The DeKalb Municipal Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. All ages welcome.

Aug. 7

Sycamore Farmers Market
3-7 p.m.
On the corner of Sacramento and State streets in downtown Sycamore

Locally grown, freshly picked produce will be for sale. The market also has specialty goods like freshly baked breads and confections, organic herbs, beautiful fresh-cut and potted flowers, annual and perennial flowers, olive oils, fresh home-made sauces, local honey and jams. Handcrafted products from area artists will be sold. The public can enjoy live music while shopping.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert
8 p.m.
Dee Palmer Band Shell, Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

Baritone Harrison Hintzche will perform in the band’s A Musical Trip Around the World concert.

Aug. 8

Music in the Park
5-7 p.m.
Veteran’s Park, 143 E. Railroad St., Sandwich

The Angel Colon Band will play. The band is a Chicago-based trio that performs an original blend of rock, funk and blues.



–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Aug. 1 – Aug. 8–