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Are you ready to rock the block?  Get pumped for this year’s 11th Annual Discover Sycamore Block Party scheduled to take place Saturday, September 17th from 3-11pm in downtown Sycamore. This free day of fun provides entertainment for the entire family including a kids’ parade, kids’ games, huge inflatable attractions for kids and adults, a DJ, contests, prizes, food from local vendors, a beer garden, live music from Red Woody and more.


The event kicks off with an All Star Kids’ Parade presented by NB&T starting at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, through downtown Sycamore, ending at the Block Party in the parking lot on the corner of Somonauk and Elm Street.  Be sure to sport your favorite team’s jersey.  The best dressed athlete will win a prize!


The fun continues from 3-6pm as parents, teens and young children can all enjoy some friendly competition in the All Star Game Area presented by NB&T.  Challenge your friends to a race to the finish line in our Inflatable Obstacle Course.   Participants race through several challenges and finish with a rock climb to the top and slide down to victory.  Or team-up to compete for 1st place in our Bags Tournament.  The entry fee is $20 per team before Friday, September 16th.   A registration form can be downloaded at www.DiscoverSycamore.com, or picked up at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce office.  The entry fee for day of registration is $25 per team, and contestants must arrive and register before 3:30pm.   


Back by popular demand is Bark on the Block- Sycamore’s Top Dog Competition presented by Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.  Enter your gold-medal dog into the All Star K-9 Competition.  There will be four different sports contests just for man’s best friend: baseball, football, soccer and track and field.  Winners will be awarded fabulous prizes from Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.  Register your four-legged friends at huckleberryspetparlor.com or call (815)899-3435.


“Bark on the Block was a huge success last year, and we’ve put a new twist on the competition this year.  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 the food vendors and beer garden.  Then at 8:00pm get ready to get down with local favorite “Red Woody” as they rock the night away.

“Red Woody has an awesome following in this community, and we are lucky to have them back again this year,” said Diehl. 


Discover Sycamore’s Block Party is brought to you by Castle Bank, The National Bank and Trust Company, Taxco Restaurant, Courtview Dental, Daily Chronicle, Le Print Express, American National Bank of Dekalb County, Jumpy Jumpers, KishHealth System and Waste Management.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to make Cruise Night 2011 one to remember!  We had an outstanding attendance from both car owners and visitors. Spectators got to look at and admire over 200 outstanding vehicles.  A total of 10 trophies were distributed to the different car owners. Vintage Vinyl rocked the stage as the crowd danced the night away.

 Thank you to each of the following sponsors:

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The 50’s are making a come-back in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend scheduled for July 29th through July 31st.  Dust off your poodle skirts, saddle shoes and James Dean shades, and cruise over to Downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment and tons of fun.

We’ll kick off the weekend with a free outdoor movie on Friday, July 29th at dusk.  Bring the whole family to Downtown Sycamore and check out “Shrek Forever After” on the big screen.  Discover Sycamore’s Summer on State is brought to you by the Sycamore Park District.  Don’t forget to pack lawn chairs and blankets!

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place Saturday, July 30 from 3-11pm.  Bringing back the sounds of good ol’ rock and roll, Vintage Vinyl will return by popular demand.  Vintage Vinyl is known for recreating the glory days with hits from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison.   Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night will also include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, beer garden, Disc Jockey, 50’s costume contest and more!  Cruise Night is also sponsored by Brian Bemis Automotive Group, American National Bank of DeKalb County, Castle Bank, The Daily Chronicle, KishHealth System, Taxco Restaurant Too and The National Bank and Trust Company.

A new addition to this year’s Cruise Night award line-up will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products.  The winner will be entered into the Auto Meter Products WinningRide.com competition.  This provides the winner with a chance to win the ultimate prize, to have your “Winning Ride” displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Vehicle registration will begin at 3pm on the day of the event.  Pre-registration for Cruise Night is available.  To register your vehicle here.   Pre-Registration Form 

Sunday, July 31st brings the 12th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show to Downtown Sycamore.  Help the Turning Back Time Car Club reach their goal of 1,000 car show registrations.  Registration will take place from 8am until noon with the award presentation at 3:30pm sharp.   Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

Even if you are too young to remember the 1950’s, we encourage you to experience the nostalgic era associated with Turning Back Time Weekend, a summer event that comes around just once a year.  If you have any questions, please contact the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce at 815-895-3456.


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Discover Sycamore is preparing for 2010 Cruise Night! The event will once again take place during Sycamore’s Turning Back Time Weekend.

Turning Back Time Weekend Includes:

Friday, July 23rd: Free outdoor screening of Ghostbusters

Saturday, July 24th: Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter in Downtown Sycamore-3-11pm- Live Music, Classic Car Cruise Parade, Beer garden and more! Cruise Night is sponsored by Auto Meter, Ken Spears Construction, American National Bank of DeKalb County and the National Bank and Trust Company.

Sunday, July 25th: Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car show! Held in the heart of Downtown Sycamore. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 registrations!

Stay tuned for more information to come about the entire Weekend!

American National Bank of DeKalb County

and the National Bank and Trust Company

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