Taste of DeKalb returns for 5th year


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Open Door Coffee parks their truck for Taste of DeKalb Sunday in Frank Van Buer Plaza, 148-198 N. Second St., in downtown DeKalb.

Quade Evans, Lifestyle reporter

DeKALB – Taste Of DeKalb will return for its fifth year Sunday at the Frank Van Buer Plaza.Taste of DeKalb is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and attendees can expect to taste cuisine from various food vendors while enjoying family friendly activities. There is no entrance fee for the event.

There will be food available from various food vendors like OpenDoor Coffee, Ninas Tacos, Jah Love Jamaica, Big D’s Hotdogs, Troop 33 Boy Scouts and Sweet Butt’s Cotton Candy. A few  of the vendors listed are new, said Gip Seaver, manager of Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary.

There will also be live music by a DJ along with a performance from the DeKalb High School Band Ensemble and Ukulele Orchestra. Additionally, there will be a special performance by local favorite Back Country Roads from 1 to 3 p.m. to finish out the event.

The event is sponsored by Kishwaukee Rotary Club’s Community Grant to commemorate the  distribution of needed grant funds to nonprofits for the benefit of children.Taste Of DeKalb will also administer free COVID-19 vaccines via the DeKalb County Health Department’s new mobile trailer available to all. 

“What Taste of DeKalb is really about is a celebration of kids and families of all ages and to have fun activities,” Seaver said. 

More information about activities and vaccinations can be found from the Youth Services Bureau  and if you have any questions about Taste Of DeKalb, contact the Kishwaukee Rotary Club at (815)-761-4462 or at kishwaukeesunriserotary@gmail.com.