Are you ready to rock the block? Get pumped for this year’s 12th Annual Discover Sycamore Block Party scheduled to take place Saturday, September 15th from 3-11pm in downtown Sycamore. This free day of fun provides entertainment for the entire family including kids’ games, inflatable attractions, DJ, contests, prizes, food from local vendors, beer garden, live music from Shuvlhed and more.
The fun begins at 3pm as families can enjoy some friendly competition in the Kids’ Game Area. Challenge your friends to a race to the finish line in the inflatable obstacle course presented by Courtview Dental. Participants will race through several challenges and finish by sliding to victory. Local businesses will host a fun fair with a variety of game booths and giveaways. Stop by the magician’s tent and receive a free balloon animal of your choice.
Back for its 3rd year is Bark on the Block, Sycamore’s Top Dog Competition presented by Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor. Bring out your canine pal to have some fun at the Bow Wow Luau. There will be five different events just for man’s best friend: Luau Parade, Hula Hoop Contest, Limbo Contest, Shell Game and mutt-arita canine cocktails to enjoy. Winners will be awarded fabulous prizes from Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor. The competition will begin at 4pm. Register your four-legged friends at huckleberryspetparlor.com or call (815)899-3435.
“We’re very happy to have Bark on the Block as a part of Block Party for its 3rd year. Jenny Kingren and her staff at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor have put in a lot of hard work to make this a memorable and exciting canine competition. You won’t want to miss it,” said Discover Sycamore Director, Lauren Diehl.
At 6pm the Block Party DJ will keep the party going as families enjoy local food vendors such as PJ’s Courthouse, Giordano’s, Sycamore’s Country Store and Catering and Sweet Dreams Desserts.
At 8:00pm get ready to party with local favorite Shuvlhed as they rock the night away. Shuvlhed, a powerful five piece band, has a unique sound and an energetic stage presence. They are known for recreating the sounds of Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, AC/DC and Twisted Sister.
“Shuvlhed is a local favorite in the Northern Illinois area and continues to build a wide fan base. We are very excited to have them perform at this year’s Block Party ,” said Diehl.
Discover Sycamore’s Block Party is brought to you by Castle Bank, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, NB&T, NIU Huskie Athletics, American Midwest Bank, Daily Chronicle, Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor, Taxco Restaurant and Veolia Environmental Services.