Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County runs July 20-27

By McKenzie News Service

DEKALB, Ill. — The Fifth Annual Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County will feature a variety of events in various cities in DeKalb County, Illinois, from July 20 to 27. This festival will feature a week-long collection of concerts, food events, car shows, Wild West pageant and parade.

Baconpaloosa Swine & Wine Festival will be the major food attraction of the festival and will include a variety of bacon dishes by local restaurants and service clubs. There will be wine sampling with both local and national wine venders at the event. Part of the day will include a collection of classic Corvettes, boutique shoppe specials and entertainment.

The Kishwaukee Fest “Lincoln Highway” Torch-lite Parade will be Friday evening, July 25. This parade features a variety of units, including bands, floats, specialty units as well as holding the title of “Parade of Queens” — a collection of Beauty Pageant Title holders including Miss Illinois. Following the parade, there will be an old-fashioned street dance in the downtown area.

Concerts in the Park includes a variety of entertainment for everyone with musical genre including country, Caribbean, jazz, classical and concert bands, featuring regional and national acts. Other events include three car shows, a Wild West revue and a youth skateboard exhibition.

Learn more about the various events at, or call (815) 756-1263.

Posted July 16, 2014

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