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🌞Summer Bucket List 2024

The Summer Solstice kicks off with Pride!

  • Join Kish Kids Outside at DeKalb’s Annual Pride Fest at the Frank Van Buer Plaza, Downtown DeKalb! Fest begins at 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

  • Summer Solstice is Thursday, June 20.

  • Pollinator Week continues through this week! Did you know that bats and other nocturnal creatures are pollinators, too?!

  • International Yoga Day is Friday, June 21, Give a Sun Salutation a try!

  • Take Pride in our parks and be a part of keeping them clean! Join in on a park trail clean-up Saturday, June 22 from 9-11:00 a.m. with the Rotaract of Sycamore at 1680 Brickville Road, Sycamore

📅Don’t forget to visit our website and check out our Calendar for events throughout DeKalb County this summer and beyond!

Trees help keep our planet cool, check out a local park or forest preserve this summer! 🌳

🥪Try a picnic dinner at the park while enjoying a variety of musical options and locations! 🎵

  • DeKalb Park District hosts Municipal Band Concerts on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Hopkins Park Bandshell

  • Ellwood House in DeKalb hosts music on the lawn on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

  • Sycamore Park District hosts Music in the park on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Memorial Sports Complex’s Good Tymes Shelter

🗺️Visit Kish Kids Outside’s website and try our interactive Get Outside Map!

📚Join the libraries Summer Reading Challenge!

Kish Kids Outside has several events on our Community Calendar, but be sure to check out the library's events pages for even more. Links below!

More ways to stay cool in DeKalb County

🌊DeKalb Park District FREE Water Mania:

  • Friday, June 21 - Katz Park

  • Monday, July 15- Lions Park: Tie-Dye Day! Bring your own white shirt and they provide the rest.  

  • Thursday, July 18 - McCormick Park

  • Monday, July 29 - Lions Park

  • Wednesday, July 31 - Katz Park: Mini-boat races!

💦Splash Parks

  • Cortland Free Daily from noon-5:00 p.m. at Suppleland Park on Somonauk Road

  • DeKalb Free Daily 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at Welsh Park

  • Sycamore See link for rates at the Community Center

🏊Genoa Park District Community Pool offers reduced rates for evening swims! 

    Get on the water!


Some more fun dates to celebrate🥳

Summer Sky Events 💫

Head out to enjoy the stars on these new moon dates.

🌚Friday, July 5 

🌚Sunday, August 4

🌚Monday, September 2 (Check out NIU Observatory on Monday nights!)


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