Arts & Events

  1. Children's Community Theater

    Dedicated to the development and fostering of an interest in dramatic arts among people of all ages, especially children and young adults. For more than 50 years, the theatre has presented many great musicals and shows for the community.

  2. Corn Fest

    One of the last remaining free music festivals among Illinois music festivals and summer festivals in Illinois. Celebrating its 38th year the festival will be held in downtown DeKalb on Lincoln Hwy. between 1st and 4th St.

  3. DeKalb Area Arts Council

    The DeKalb Area Arts Council recognizes that the arts enhance the quality of life and vibrancy of communities and thus supports, promotes, and celebrates the arts throughout the greater DeKalb area.

  4. DeKalb Municipal Band

    Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest's most historic musical organizations. The DeKalb Municipal Band will hold its 2014 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb.

  5. Downtown DeKalb

    Rich in history, downtown DeKalb captures the spirit of days gone by in a variety of ways while embracing the future. From historic landmarks to new and remodeled facilities, there is much to explore and enjoy in this vibrant northern Illinois destination.

  6. Egyptian Theatre

    The historic Egyptian Theatre is recognized as a center for the arts and entertainment in the region, enriching the community culturally and economically. The Egyptian hosts over 130 events a season including concerts, movies, plays, and community events.

  7. Ellwood House Museum

    Given to the DeKalb Park District in 1965 by Mrs. Erwin Perry Ellwood and her three children, the property is operated as a museum by the not-for-profit Ellwood House Association. The museum offers tours and special events throughout the year.

  8. NIU Athletics

    NIU Huskies compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in 17 sports.

  9. NIU College of Visual & Performing Arts

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts is a major provider of artistic presentations and services to the region in ways that strengthen student learning and faculty and student artistry and research.

  10. NIU Convocation Center

    Center for social, academic, and athletic events on NIU's campus. Seats up to 10,000 attendees and hosts over 200 events a year.

  11. Stage Coach Players

    One of the oldest continuously operating community troupes in Illinois. The Stage Coach Players is a non-profit organization with a clear mission "to foster an appreciation of the theatre and create opportunities for all those interested in the theatre to participate."

  12. Joseph F. Glidden Homestead

    The Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center is dedicated to telling an American story of migration, innovation and philanthropy at the site where Joseph F. Glidden invented "The Winner" barbed wire