Welcome to Kishwaukee Fest 2013!



Bacon Palooza

Bacon Palooza
Hosted by: FunME Events
Location: Downtown DeKalb, IL
Date & Time: 07/27/2013 10:00 am to 07/27/2013 4:00 pm
For more information contact us at: Jacki@FunMeEvents.com or (815) 756-1263

Pop a cork and enjoy some pork on July 27th in downtown DeKalb. This is the highlight of the week long festival so bring friends, family, kids and seniors, no one will be disappointed at this FREE festival. There will be bacon food, drinks, merchandise and more! Come out and visit the different vendors and enjoy some amazing bacon products.

For a Bacon Flyer CLICK HERE!

For information about how to become a vendor CLICK HERE!


Lincoln Highway Parade

Lincoln Highway Parade
Hosted by: FunME Events
Location: Downtown DeKalb, Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL
Date & Time: 07/26/2013 7:00 pm to 07/26/2013 8:00 pm
For more information contact us at: Jacki@FunMeEvents.com or (815) 756-1263

The Lincoln Highway Parade is starting to become a wonderful annual event that everyone must see. Come out and see all the excitement during this fantastic evening parade as it travels down 7th street and up Lincoln Highway and ends at 2nd Street in Downtonw DeKalb. Come early to see the pre parade classic car and motorcycle cruise as they travle up and down Lincoln highway before parking at the end of the parade route (Lincoln Highway and 2nd Street). Stay late to enjoy the Street Dances immediately following the parade.

The parade line up includes Miss Illinois, the NIU Cheerleaders, Rockford IceHogs, Tebala Air Squadron, Miss Illinois Outstanding Pre-Teen, Miss Heather Queen, Miss Northern Suburbs Queens, Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, The Winner of the KEYS Youth Talent Show (taking place Wednesday July 25), Conexion Communidad, as well as the bands JP & The Cats, Stroker Red, Southern Charm, KC Taylor Band,  Destination Unknown, Gary Mullins Band and the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band and many many more!!

To view the parade route CLICK...

Click here to read more about Lincoln Highway Parade .


Chicago Soul Revue

Chicago Soul Revue
Hosted by: Sycamore Park District
Location: Sycamore Park, Airport Road, Sycamore, IL 60178
Date & Time: 07/25/2013 7:00 pm to 07/25/2013 9:00 pm
For more information contact us at: 815-756-1263

Great entertainment on the Kishwaukee Fest Schedule and presented by the Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series. 

Chicago Soul Revue is a music tribute group to the classic soul sounds of Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago. This Musical Revue Group is a voyage to the late sixties where Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul and Motown was the "hit sounds " on the radio. (Check out on FaceBook)


DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert
Hosted by: DeKalb Park District
Location: Hopkins Park Band Shell, IL 23 across from Jewel-Osco, DeKalb, IL
Date & Time: 07/23/2013 8:00 pm to 07/23/2013 10:00 pm

This is a summer mainstay. Every Tuesday night enjoy the selections of the community band at this FREE concert. They make Tuesday evenings a lot of fun for the whole family. This will be a "special performance" for the Kishwaukee Fest. Please bring your snacks, chairs, blankets and family to enjoy this wonderful summer tradition.



Kishwaukee Fest is proud to announce:

Keith Brion, Music Director of his own New Sousa Band, has agreed to be guest conductor for the DeKalb Community Band on Tuesday, July 24. Mr Brion is known throughout the World for his interpretation of the great composer/arranger/conductor and US Marine Band Leader John Philip Sousa.  (Mr. Sousa and played in DeKalb, Illinois in the early 1900's).


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