Special Events

2015 Concert Schedule

Date Day Time Details
June 9th Tues 8pm Opening Night!
June 16th Tues 8pm
June 23rd Tues 8pm Stargazing Concert
July 4th Sat 8pm Tribute to our Veterans & Servicemen
July 7th Tues 8pm
July 14th Tues 8pm
July 21st
Tues 8pm A Tribute the Broadway and the Movies
July 28th Tues 8pm Children's Concert
August 2nd
Sun 2:30pm Ice Cream Social @ Ellwood House
August 4th Tues 8pm DeKalb Park District 80th Anniversary Celebration Concert
August 11th Tues 8pm
August 18th Tues 8pm Closing Night

Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest's most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2014 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Performances include soloists each week and a special "Pops Concert" and fireworks show on the Fourth of July as well as other special featured events.

Conductor: Kirk Lundbeck

History: The DeKalb Municipal Band is a tradition that goes back to 1854, when a small group of musicians fresh from the California Gold Rush formed the Silver Cornet Band. Since then, a City Band in DeKalb has existed for 155 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois.

Cost: All concerts throughout the summer are FREE

When: See schedule above

Where: Concerts are at the Band shell in Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road (Route 23), DeKalb

What to bring: Family and Friends

To fully enjoy the evening people are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic dinner

Please join the City of DeKalb and DeKalb Park District for an enjoyable evening at these concerts and special programs.

Friday Family Movie in the Park

Movie Night: July 31st

The DeKalb Park District will be hosting a Friday Family Movie in the Park. The family movie is shown on a GIANT inflatable movie screen in Hopkins Park near the bandshell. Admission is FREE. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Movie will begin at dusk, but come early for pre-movie activities. For movie date and title, please visit check back or call the movie hotline at: (815) 758-6663 after May 1st.

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DeKalb Park District 80th Anniversary Celebration Days!

Come celebrate 80 years of parks and recreation in the DeKalb community!

Friday, July 31st

Poolapalooza at Hopkins Pool

Movie in the Park at Hopkins Park

Saturday, August 1st

Parent-Child Golf Tournament at Buena Vista Golf Course

Cardboard Boat Race & Regatta at Hopkins Pool

Sunday, August 2nd

Golf Fun Day at Buena Vista Golf Course

Tuesday, August 4th

DPD Junior Golf Championship at Buena Vista Golf Course

80th Birthday Party at Hopkins Park

80th Anniversary Municipal Band Concert

Other Special Events

Memorial Day Celebration

Monday, May 25th

Join us on the grounds of Ellwood Museum after the Memorial Day Parade from 10:00 am - noon. Celebrate, remember and reflect upon our country and the heroes that made us great. The Mansion will be open free of charge following the Memorial Day Parade and the service.

9th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Monday, June 1st at River Heights Golf Course

The DeKalb Park District will be hosting its 9th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at River Heights Golf course on Monday, June 1st. All proceeds from the outing provide opportunities for families to participate in recreation programs and use facilities who would otherwise be unable to do so because of financial burdens. Play golf or become a sponsor! For further information call 815-758-6663. The $50 player fee includes golf, lunch, and a great time.

4th of July Celebration

Saturday, July 4th, Fireworks at Dusk

Bring chairs, blankets, games, and appetites for an afternoon and evening with family and friends. Food booths from many favorite local caterers, grills, and vendors will be on site in the early afternoon hours. The DeKalb Municipal Band will perform in the bandshell before and during the fireworks. Fireworks at dusk are co-sponsored by the DeKalb Park District and City of DeKalb.