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Family owned and operated since 1982, Nel's Catering is known locally for it's excellent food at fair prices. Nel's Catering is known for their potato salad and Italian Beef Sandwiches, but they carry a large variety of salads and meat choices in the deli. They will cater to your needs and ideas. No job is too big or too small. They can create menus to match your tastes and themes.
Burritoville in Dekalb, IL has the best Mexican food you could ask for. Delivery and Online Food Ordering to NIU and Dekalb ensures that you will never be hungry again!
Mission statement: Master the art of making delicious Crabmeat Rangoons and Mongolian Beef. "COME ON YIN!"
Lord Stanley's Annex
Campus bar with JB's World Famous Pizza.
Brenda's Frozen Custard
Frozen Custard, Burgers, Dinners, Fast Food, Hot Dogs and Sandwiches
Windmill City Festival
The Windmill City Festival has long been a staple of the community and has become a tradition for many families. Come participate in the festivities that every family member is sure to enjoy. Hours: Thurs. at 6 p.m., Fri. at 12 p.m., Sat. at 8 a.m., and Sun. at 11 a.m.
Paramount Theatrical Production: Oklahoma!
This is the show that set the standard for all future musicals by incorporating music, lyrics and dance into a well-crafted serious story. It’s also the debut collaboration of one of the most prolific writing teams in American theater history – Rodgers and Hammerstein. Set in the turn of the century Oklahoma Territory, tensions are mounting between the local farmers and cowboys over the use of land. In the midst of it all is the rugged cowboy Curly who’s fallen for the strong-headed farm girl, Laurey. Despite their fiery spirits and at times tumultuous relationship, the two are destined to start a new life together in the soon-to-be state called Oklahoma!
Lothsons Karry Out Chicken
Family Karry Out Restaurant. Frying the best chicken in the DeKalb, Il area since 1949.
NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00-4:40pm; Friday: 12:00-4:30pm; or by appointment The NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education. The Blackwell has a collection items such as text books, slates, pens, inkwells, student work, and report cards. The museum also has a life-size display of a dame school.
Flewellin Memorial Library
Aside from offering patrons an impressive collection of books, audio books, DVDs, and magazines the library also provides copy and fax machines, public use computers, and educational programs.
Gene's Carry Out
Breakfast– offered all day long! Lunch– lunch and daily specials available every day! Dinner– ask about the chicken specials for families and parties! Coffee– fresh brewed regular and decaf and they also serve hot chocolate and cappuccino!
Mustang Bar & Grill
Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out and Delivery
Bootleggers Bar, Grill & Pizza
A full service bar, grill and pizzeria....family friendly. Dine in or carry out.
Dough Brothers Pizzeria
Dine In, Carry Out, Delivery. Hours: Sundary-Thursday 4pm-10pm Friday 11am-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm Delivery to Cortland, Maple Park, DeKalb & Sycamore.
Looking for late night pizza delivery in Dekalb? Toppers Pizza near Northern Illinois University to the rescue! They provide Dekalb pizza delivery with House Pizzas, bold flavors, legendary Topperstix - garlic-buttery, fresh-baked topped with real Wisconsin cheese. Toppers is open late, delivered fast, right out of the oven to your door.
As the centerpiece of downtown Batavia, the Riverwalk extends along the Depot Pond and Fox River to a north point pavilion, where grand views of the Fox River are available.
Flappy's Pancake House
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6:00am-3:00pm; Friday-Saturday 6:00am-9:00pm
Bull Moose Bar & Grille
At the Bull Moose Bar & Grille, their culture is driven by the cheerful, enthusiastic, dedicated staff. They provide a historic setting incorporating a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car used by President Roosevelt in his 1912 political campaign. They offer an inventive menu, with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere, becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying.
Fat Olives Pizza
Located next to J&K's Half Moon in Hinckley, Illinois.
Family owned and operated. Come relax and enjoy a cold, tropical shaved ice just like they make in Hawaii!
The Hinckley Cafe
We provide a cozy cafe feeling with daily specials and homemade soups. Friendly staff in a family atmosphere. A must have in our place is the best cup of coffee you will get in Hinckley.
Pub West Pizza
Pub West has established a strong reputation for quality and value making it a local favorite, and a desired destination for west suburban Chicago. They offer great burgers with the toppings that will tantalize your taste buds. They have over 35 different burger varieties! More in the mood for Pizza? Order your favorite toppings for Delivery*, Take out or Eat-In
Gonzo's has been open since December of 2007 in Sandwich, IL. Offering the 50 year old recipe of Gary "Gario" Schaefer the ONE and ONLY Gario!! Offering Carry out, dine in and Delivery service to surrounding areas.
Open 7 Days a Week Sun. thru Thurs. 4pm - Midnight Friday & Saturday 4pm - 2am
Screamer’s Ice Cream
Ice Cream, Subs, Salads, and Much more!
North Aurora Days
The Village of North Aurora is proud to continue the North Aurora Days tradition of providing a fun-filled weekend of activities and entertainment for the whole family in our great community. The sponsors, volunteers, and participants of North Aurora Days have been working hard to plan and provide a great celebration filled with fun for the entire family. This year’s festival will begin on Friday, August 7th with various events during the day. The emergency vehicle parade kicks off the Friday night festivities leading the spectators to our main stage, where they will enjoy a variety of food, beverages, and musical entertainment. Saturday, August 8th will be filled with a 5/10k race, fishing derby, Touch-a-Truck and more all ending on Sunday, August 9th with the fun filled pet parade.
Located inside the Jane Fargo Hotel in Downtown Sycamore.
Tom & Jerry's - Sycamore
Known as "King of the Gyros" and available for dine in, carry out, drive thru, or ALL DAY DELIVERY, Tom & Jerry's has been serving up great eats in DeKalb county for over 30 years! Homemade Italian Beef Sandwiches, All Beef Chicago Red Hot Dogs, Homemade Soups, Garden Fresh Salads, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Chicken & Wings, Milk Shakes, Avalanches, Floats, & Much, much more! Kids eat for $2.95 everyday! Delicious HOMEMADE catering available! ALL DAY DELIVERY
Fat Boyz Pub and Grill
Great Food & Home of the Cajun Potato Salad (Served Hot)
Giordano’s of Sycamore
Giordano’s has been acclaimed “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Eater, Home & Garden Magazine, Concierge Preferred and more!
Chesapeake Bagel Bakery
Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Chesapeake Bagel Bakery is locally owned and operated. We hand mix our bagels from scratch, form, boil, and bake them daily. We grind our coffee daily.
Princess Alexe's Ice Cream
Opened in 2014, Sycamore's newest stop for ice cream.
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly Pita Pete's philosophy is that fast food can be both tasty and healthful. At Pita Pete’s they have no franchise costs, and they rarely advertise. These savings are put into the quality and quantity of the food we serve.
Ray's Chicago BBQ and Slots
Ray's Chicago BBQ and Slots features: Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Good For Kids Take Out Delivery Catering Outdoor Seating
Shark's Fish and Chicken
Shark's Fish & Chicken in Dekalb delivers to NIU! They offer delivery in Dekalb, IL and an extensive menu including catfish, ocean perch, salmon, tilapia, oysters, wings, chicken dinners, and combos!
South Moon BBQ
Fantastic southern-style BBQ!! Winner of one of Chicago's Best TV's Top 10 Places To Get Your Pork Fix in Chicago! Catering, weddings, and now featuring new craft beers!! Outdoor seating available.
Flippin Eggs is dedicated to not only providing you with the best quality food, but to also provide you with an entertaining environment and loving atmosphere.
Giordano's of Sycamore
Giordano’s has been acclaimed “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Eater, Home & Garden Magazine, Concierge Preferred and more!
Angie's Sugar Buzz Bakery
Baked goods, cakes and lunch specials.
Brother's Restaurant and Lounge
Brother's has been a community icon for over forty years. "The Home of the Beef Roll!"
Authentic Italian Cuisine - Pizza, Pasta, Entrees, Drinks & More! Enjoy a drink at the bar or have your next gathering on their patio. Dine In - Carry Out - Delivery
Flamingo Restaurant and Ice Cream
Mexican Food, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Los 3 Burritos
A family owned Authentic Mexican Restaurant! They offer Breakfast, Tacos, Tacos, Burritos, GIANT Burritos, & More! You can also place your order online!
Cub & Spanks
Bar, video gaming and liquor store.
Coupe's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill located at 101 S. Viking Vie in Lee, Illinois.
JB's World Famous Pizza
JB's World Famous Pizza located in Sycamore, Illinois.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunshine Scoop & Bakery
Sunshine Scoop is an ice cream shoppe and bakery combo, so that you can get your favorite dessert with a scoop of your favorite ice cream right on top. We start with quality ingredients to bring you quality products that you and your whole family can enjoy. Come and visit today for a sweet treat!!! If you have dietary concerns, we also have gluten free, low fat, dairy free, and no sugar added options!
DeKalb Farmer's Market
The DeKalb Farmers Market features locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. Every Thursday (June 4th - Sept 24th) 10am - 2pm Van Buer Plaza on the corner of North Second & Locust St. in DeKalb. For more information call 815-756-6306 or visit http://www.dekalb.org
Sandwich Early Day Engine Club 44th Annual Show
Sandwich Early Day Engine Club 44th Annual Show June 27 & 28, 2015 Sandwich Fairgrounds 1401 Suydam Road Sandwich, IL Featuring: Ford Tractors and Independent Harvester Gas Engines (made in Plano, IL) Events: Kid's pedal pull, flea market, arts and crafts displays, toy show/sale, consignment auction, antique tractors and trucks, hit and miss engine, and truck displays, equipment demonstrations, corn shelling, 50/50 Raffle, tractor parade, tractor ride (Sunday), food vendors. SCHEDULE & EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Saturday 7:00 AM - Gate Opens 9:00 AM - Toy Show Opens 9:00 AM - Consignment Auction 2:00 PM - Tractor Parade 3:00 PM - Kid's Pedal Pull 5:00 PM - Toy Show Closes 5:00 PM - Tractor Parade - Through the Town of Sandwich 7:00 PM - Exhibitor Dinner - Pre Register in Registration Bldg Sunday 7:00 AM - Gate Opens TBD - Tractor Ride 8:30 AM - Church Service (Pavilion west side of Flea Market) 9:00 AM - Toy Show Opens 2:00 PM - Tractor Parade 3:00 PM - Kid's Pedal Pull 3:00 PM - Toy Show Closes 4:00 PM - Raffle / Exhibitor Drawings Breakfast Served by Somonauk Boy Scouts http://oldengine.org/MEMBERS/SANDWICH/ firstname.lastname@example.org Tractors: Ray Forrer 815-498-2013 Gas Engines: Bob Ronning 815-498-2433, Email: email@example.com Antique Trucks: Jerry Shaw 815-498-2859 Farm Toy Show: Steve Barr 630-881-7049, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tractor Ride: Roger Tuttle 815-498-2515 Flea Market: Scott Larsen 815-357-6282 Arts & Crafts: Nancy Quantock 815-695-1472 Consignments: Scott Larsen 815-357-6282
Ren's Chinese Restaurant
Authentic Chinese cuisine.
Newly remodeled with a fresh look. Brian's Pizza offers the best pizza around with fresh ingredients and custom dough and sauce made fresh daily. They have 2 I-pads loaded with games for kids to have fun and play for free while parents sit back, relax and enjoy themselves while watching their favorite sports team on our 65 in. T.V. and sip on their favorite spirits. Brian's Pizza also works with the local schools on a "Book It" program to get kids more involved with reading. Meet your goal and get a free personal pizza and a picture with Tony on our Wall of Fame!!
The oldest continuing fair in the State of Illinois. The fair includes: harness races, draft horse pulls, carnival rides, demo derby, grandstand shows and the Midwest’s largest display of agricultural and home arts exhibits.
Village Cafe of Shabbona
Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week 5 a.m - 2 p.m
Authentic Chinese food at affordable prices. Catering available.
JB's World Famous Pizza
Inside Lord Stanley's Annex
A bar located in Four Seasons Sports in Sycamore, Illinois.
Welcome to Vinny’s Pizza & Wings. Located in DeKalb, Illinois since 2005 and under new management since December 2009. Our experienced and friendly staff look forward to taking care of your Pizza Needs!
State Street Pizzeria
Located below Ski's All American Pub.
Santa Fe Restaurant
A family owned and operated restaurant since 1981, with locations in Glen Ellyn and Sandwich, Illinois. They specialize in delicious, authentic Mexican food, and our Margaritas have been voted the best Margaritas in DuPage county for almost 30 years!
Great food, casual atmosphere and fun crowd. CLOSED MONDAY, open at 2 pm on TUESDAY, otherwise open daily at 11:30 am and serving lunch.
Molly’s Pub & Grill
Food, drinks, specials and entertainment.
Willow's Hometown Cafe
Willow’s Hometown Café is located in the Frederick Townsend Garage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Sycamore Historic District. The distinctive stone structure was constructed in 1906 for use as a garage for the estate of Frederick B. Townsend, his former home is the Queen Anne mansion that overlooks the garage property. The structure is made of granite rocks gathered from Townsend’s farmland, right here in Sycamore.
Ribs on the River & Whitewater Festival
The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around the Bicentennial Riverfront Park as the United City of Yorkville hosts its 4th annual Ribs on the River backyard BBQ contest! Enjoy Whitewater events, food and entertainment throughout the day. For more information or to register to participate in the BBQ contest, contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department.
Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering
Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering is a family-owned bake shop, café, and full-service catering business located in Sycamore, Illinois. They want to make your sweetest dreams come true, which is why they bake the kind of homemade goodies you’re too busy to make at home anymore.
Los Rancheros Mexican Restaurant in DeKalb IL is open daily for Lunch & Dinner.
Egg Haven Pancakes & Cafe
At Egg Haven We're Committed To Quality and Value Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Our eggs and produce are sourced direct from local premium farms and growers. Our menu offers a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch choices. We're proud to offer delicious gluten free options, cholesterol free options, and other dietary-friendly selections. Freshly squeezed juices are available all day! Restaurant hours: 6am to 3pm daily
TNT Video Games & Repair
Video games and repair service
Summer Solstice Festival
Craft Beer and Indie Music Festival along the Fox River. Stay tuned for detailed line-up.
Sycamore Farmers Market
The Sycamore Farmer's Market features locally grown produce, wine, baked goods and artisan crafts! Enjoy some live music from local artists and fresh foods brought to you directly from the farmers themselves! Every Tuesday (June 1st - Sept 30th) 3pm - 7pm Corner of Somonauk & Elm St, Sycamore, IL. For more information call 815-895-3456 or visit http://www.discoversycamore.com
Rockin' for Reptiles
Midwest Museum of Natural History - Admission: $6 - Starting at 12pm Rock out at the Museum’s annual outdoor event! Don’t miss out on delicious food tents, fun games, crafts, live music, and of course, live reptiles! This event is great for families! All proceeds go towards supporting the Museum’s live animal collection. http://www.mmnh.org
This festival is to celebrate the spirit of everyone's favorite SuperHero and what he stands for. "Man of Steel" which was released in 2013, was filmed in Plano, IL and appears as "Smallville" in the film.
Each summer, Montgomery Fest brings together neighbors and friends from throughout the area to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned family fun. Held the second weekend in August along the banks of the Fox River, highlights of the Fest include musical performances, carnival rides, a wide range of food vendors, free pony rides and petting zoo, a fishing derby, a car show and a parade.
30th Annual Cabin Festival
See authentic pioneer crafts done by the Prairie Partners and Friends as they re-enact in authentic dress. Visit the Cragg Cabin history exhibit and prairie life presentations. Park your car in the visitor center parking area. Walk the trail to the Cabin or ride the wagon. Some demonstrators and vendors will have items for sale. The gift shop will be under the tent. The event is to celebrate cabin living and life in the 1830's Location in and around the Cragg Cabin North North-East of the Visitor's Center. 10:00am- 3:00pm
Paramount Theatrical Production: A Christmas Story
One of the most watched and beloved Holiday movies ever made comes to life in a full-blown musical production on the Paramount stage. It’s the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker growing up in middle-America in the 1940s. With Christmas right around the corner, Ralphie has his bespectacled sights set on one thing – a Red Ryder BB Gun. But at every turn, the young daydreamer hears those five words that are the bane of his existence: “you’ll shoot your eye out.”
4 Rivers Kayak Tour
The 4 Rivers Kayak Tour takes in the I&M Canal, Dupage, Des Plaines and Illinois rivers. People join the scenic kayak tours as an alternate fitness activity, an alternate social activity and to learn about nature/kayaking. If you have never kayaked before, try the guided tour. This is a great way to informally introduce you to the sport of kayaking. Held May 17th & June 28.
Paramount Theatrical Production: West Side Story
It’s quite possibly one of the greatest love stories ever to be told in a musical. Set in the blue-collar neighborhood of New York’s Upper West Side, racial tensions run high as residents try to grind out a daily living. A turf war is being fought as the Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, battle over boundaries. In the heart of the turmoil, former Jets member Tony meets Maria at a local dance. The chemistry is instantaneous, and for a few hours, there is no race, no hatred, no barriers, just two young people in love. But Maria is the sister of Sharks’ leader Bernardo, and no one is going to make it easy for Tony and Maria to escape.
Sycamore's "Turning Back Time" Weekend
The 50’s are making a come-back in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend scheduled for July 24th through July 26th. Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to Downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment, and three days of fun.
Help support the firemen by attending this 4-day fun family event, including a full carnival with rides and carnival food and a fun time for the kids.
4th of July Weekend Kayak Tour & Beach Campout
Camp out on the wooded, sandy beaches of the Illinois River. A potluck dinner on the beach will be followed by a movie, via a pico projector, under the stars. There will be campfires on the beach to enjoy! This event is perfect for the first time camper! A full hot breakfast will be served in the morning before setting out on a guided kayak tour for approx. 2 hours. This trip will explore either the Mazon River or the Illinois River and the wildlife along the way!
Sunday at Sandwich Antique Market
Discover treasures and hard-to-find items at the historic Sandwich Fairgrounds. Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October.
Jo Dee Messina Live at the Egyptian Theatre
Jo Dee Messina fans have gotten what they've been clamoring for from the multiplatinum, award winning country singer/songwriter who released her most recent album in 2014. With its title "ME" chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Dee's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and released it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. Although this album is a fresh start for Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single "Heads Carolina, Tales California", she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide. Winner of the 1998 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Female Vocalist Award. Reserved Ticket Prices: $29.50 - $39.50 - $65.00
5th Annual Woofapalooza
5th Annual Woofapalooza benefit at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm Sunday June 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woofapalooza, benefiting log dog rescue/shelters, is an event for you and your dog to have a day of "affordable fun on the farm". Woofapalooza has been growing every year! This event provides outdoor family fun for both the owners and their dogs. The day will consists of dog activities, family activities, informative talks, prizes, contests, food and more. Enter your dog into the best dressed dog or smallest/biggest dog contest. There will also be dog/owner lookalike contests and pie eating contests for dogs and humans and much more. Admission is $10 per person. Dogs are free. A day of fun, food and fresh air on the farm. Follow us on Facebook for more exciting event details, visit us at www.SiegelsCottonwoodFarm.com or call Kaity at 815-741-2693.
Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival
The Festival Operates from 9 am till 6 pm. Your generous donations are one of the main sources of financial support for the festival. The festival provides all day entertainment at concerts and unlimited instruction from nationally recognized musicians. Suggested Donations: Individual Adult: $15 - Day or $25 - weekend Family: $30 - Day or $45 - weekend Seniors (60 & older): $12 - Day or $22 - weekend This donation includes admission to the Saturday Night Old-Time Dance at Immaculate Conception School. The festival provides all day entertainment at concerts and unlimited instruction from nationally recognized musicians. Because the festival is held in a state park, there is no charge for admission. Your generous donations are one of the main sources of financial support for the festival. Goold Park, 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Memorial Day Family Potluck Campout / Kayak Tour
Gourmet Potluck Campout Glamping-style with movie and a full hot breakfast. We bring/do everything so you can kick back and relax! If you have never kayaked before try the guided tour also. They are a great way to informally introduce you to the sport of kayaking. The trips are approximately 2 hours in length.
Naperville Park District Frontier Kite Fly Festival
Enjoy gigantic kites, exciting demonstrations, stunts and hands-on activities. Plus live music, games and giveaways! Enjoy live performances by Neuqua Valley High School Steel Band, Andrew Huber and Élan Dance Company! This is a free event for the whole family. Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Meatheads Burgers & Fries and Eye Level are the proud sponsors. Location: Frontier Park; Time: 10:00am-4:00pm.
Downtown Alive! One of These Nights & Cowboy Jukebox
If you hear the word “weekend” and think kicking back in a lawn chair, grabbing a cold one and jamming to your favorite tunes with family and friends, then you’ve got to be at the Park for Downtown Alive! Aurora’s concert series has become a summer highlight here in the City of Lights, and the musical acts lined up this year keep the tradition goin’.
When Chicago-bred REO Speedwagon launched into the rock scene, they changed the musical landscape forever. Their explosive 1980 record Hi Infidelity rocked the #1 spot on the charts for an incredible 15 weeks, gave music fans some of the greatest rock songs ever like “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On The Run” and is now certified platinum 9 times over. And they didn’t stop there. Since Hi Infidelity, REO has released many albums, each blowing the minds of rock-n-roll fans around the world. With over 40 million records sold to date, these guys are musical legends.
Kane County Fair
Family fun. Includes a carnival, bands, demo derby, bull riding, commercial expo, 4-H and many more enjoyable fair treats.
Father's Day Weekend Kayak Tour & Beach Campout
Camp out on the wooded, sandy beaches of the Illinois River. A potluck dinner on the beach will be followed by a movie, via a pico projector, under the stars. There will be campfires on the beach to enjoy! This event is perfect for the first time camper! A full hot breakfast will be served in the morning before setting out on a guided kayak tour for around 2 hours. This trip will explore either the Mazon River or the Illinois River and the wildlife along the way!
Downtown Alive! Maggie Speaks & Catfight
The talented musicians of Catfight have a reputation of turning every venue they play into a massive party. So grab a beer, get ready to sing along and have some serious fun when Catfight kicks off the night. Then Chicago favorite Maggie Speaks rocks the Park by bringing your music library to life right before your eyes… and ears. Their huge repertoire includes 5 decades of songs, including everything from 50s favorites to Top 40 hits you heard last week, and their unstoppable energy is totally infectious. With their seamless transitions from pop to rock, country to hip-hop and everything in between, Maggie Speaks is ready to fill the RiverEdge air with the soundtrack of your life.
Earth, Wind and Fire at RiverEdge Park
They bring the Earth, Wind and Fire, and the Fox River brings the Water. This will be a night you’ll never forget. Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the best selling and top touring group in history. With a signature sound beyond categories – Soul, Pop, Jazz & Funk fusion, they have a groove as deep as the soul of the planet. Earth, Wind & Fire has influenced music and pop culture for over 4 decades. With mega-hits like, “Shining Star,” “September” and “Let’s Groove” it will be hard to stay in your seats, so get up, let your spirit fly and groove the night away with the legendary band, Earth, Wind & Fire.
His album “Bat Out of Hell” is certified platinum 14-times over (yep, you read that right), selling over 43 million copies worldwide – it’s still regarded by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest albums ever. He’s a Grammy-winner, he’s one of VH1’s “Great Artists of Hard Rock,” and he puts on one hell of a show. It’s the one and only Meat Loaf. Known for his wide-ranging voice, over-the-top energy and totally theatrical performances, Meat Loaf’s rockin’ the Park this August with his one-of-a-kind concert style that’s going to bring the place down. And with a new album written by “Bat Out of Hell” genius Jim Steinman in the works, you never know what this hard rock superstar’s got up his sleeves.
Fox Valley Irish Festival
No need to fly across the pond to get in on all that Irish fun. With beer and whiskey tastings, vendors offering phenomenal Irish fare, crafts and games for the kids and, of course, the hottest Irish bands around, the 2nd Annual Fox Valley Irish Fest is the biggest Irish party the Chicago suburbs have ever seen. There’s a little Irish in all of us – come celebrate the food, drink, music and spirit of the Emerald Isle at the Park. There’s something for the whole family at Irish Fest. There’s a huge children’s play area filled with crafts and games, Irish beer will be flowing, and tons of cool vendors will be offering authentic Irish food, gifts and more. Then, when the sun starts to go down over the green hills of the Park, to see three of the hottest Irish bands: Brendan Loughrey, The Ploughboys and The Mahones.
5th Annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
Kid-friendly fun run and 5k is Friday, July 3, at 7:30pm in Downtown Morris. Proceeds to benefit: Patriots 4 Heroes Local Military Men, Women & Veterans. Liberty 5K is a chip timed race on a certified course. Features: Free Race Entry to any 1st Place overall male or female winner at a certified race in 2014, Cash payouts to the first 4 male and female finishers. For more information visit www.liberty5k.com
Annual Gus Macker Three on Three Basketball Tournament
Gus Macker teams up with nostalgia, history in Morris, IL, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This will be the 13th year of Gus Macker 3-on-3 in Morris, IL, which is a nostalgic slice of America nestled along the 96-mile I and M Canal that connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. Gus likes to think the I and M mean Incredible Macker site, though it really means Illinois and Michigan Canal. In essence, both are true. It is a tremendous and welcoming stop along the historic canal, as well as an incredible Macker site. Abraham Lincoln reportedly received a haircut during a visit to Morris, but that's just a footnote or maybe headnote in the history of the nostalgic downtown atmosphere that greets Macker players each year. Registration is right on the Grunday County Courthouse lawn. The courts branch out from there on city streets named for great competition, and all together it presents a basketball festival for gamily and friends. Come on over on June 7 and 8. Morris is located just a little over an hour's drive from downtown Chicago, a lot closer from all the suburbs and that's a short trip to find fun, beautiful parks, quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. Oh, and basketball. A dunk contest, 3-point shooting contest, free-throw contest and a Dream Court for those young dreamers are annual parts of the fun brought to you by the Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc., as well as gracious sponsor partners. All age groups and levels of experience are welcome. Just put 111 East Washington in your GPS application. Hey, you could probably get a haircut like Honest Abe. He was tall, and we figure he probably played center or power forward. Registration will be available soon at www.macker.com. Even if you don't play basketball, you can be involved!