SYCAMORE – Are you ready to rock the block?
The 12th annual Discover Sycamore Block Party is scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in downtown Sycamore. This free day of fun provides entertainment for the entire family, including kids’ games, inflatable attractions, a DJ, contests, prizes, food from local vendors, a beer garden, live music from Shuvlhed and more.
The fun begins in the kids’ game area at 3 p.m. 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.
Back for its third year is Bark on the Block, Sycamore’s Top Dog Competition presented by Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor. Bring your dog to have some fun at the Bow Wow Luau. Canine-centered events include the luau parade, hula hoop contest, limbo contest, shell game and canine cocktails. Winners will be awarded prizes from Huckleberry’s. The competition will begin at 4 p.m. Register at 815-899-3435 or huckleberryspetparlor.com.
“We’re very happy to have Bark on the Block as a part of Block Party for its third 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,” Discover Sycamore Director Lauren Diehl said.
At 6 p.m., the Block Party DJ will keep the party going as families enjoy food from local vendors such as PJ’s Courthouse, Giordano’s, Sycamore’s Country Store and Catering and Sweet Dreams Desserts.
At 8 p.m., local favorite Shuvlhed will 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 sponsored 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.