What is there to do in Sycamore?
Plenty! Would you like to experience downtown
Several Local Organizations
Provide The City With A Variety Of Events!
Sycamore has gained
widespread fame for its unique Pumpkin Festival,
conducted the last full weekend in October.
The annual event began in 1956 when
local resident Wally Thurow displayed a few decorated pumpkins on his front
The Pumpkin Festival features a
pancake breakfast, carnival, food booths run by local-not-for-profit
organizations and a huge Pumpkin Parade that draws hundreds of thousands of
spectators to our community.
In every respect, Sycamore offers
all around family fun.
The Sycamore Historical Society and
Museum offers residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about and
experience Sycamore's history. The Historical Society and Museum
is located at 1730 N. Main Street.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History encourages an
appreciation of the world's diverse natural environment and human
culture through exhibits and interactive learning experiences for
children and adults. Experiences will guide visitors in understanding
the importance of preservation as it relates to the natural world.
The museum is located at 425 W. State Street.
We have parks, bike paths and forest
- The Park District provides activities
all year round. Click here for more information on the
- For cycling enthusiasts, there's the
Great Western Nature Trail. It begins just east of Sycamore and ends in
St. Charles, 18 miles to the east.
- Nearby Russell Woods Forest Preserve
offers picnic sites and hiking trails. Its day camp program for
youngsters runs from mid-June through early August and features a
variety of nature studies.
- Sycamore is a short driving distance
from Shabbona Lake State Park, located in DeKalb County near the town of
Shabbona. The 1,546-acre state park offers fishing, boating, hiking,
hunting, picnicking, and camping and is handicapped accessible for most
Sycamore Historic District!
- 99 Acres and two Centuries of
Character. It is a concentration of Victorian homes and historic
buildings. For more visitor information call 1-888-828-4FUN or
We have the YMCA!
- The Kishwaukee Family YMCA, located
where Sycamore meets DeKalb, provides a full roster of sports and
recreation for its family members.
- The Y building contains a gymnasium,
free weight room, tennis and racquetball courts, a cardiovascular room,
and locker facilities.
- The YMCA features an 8-lane, 25 yard,
indoor competitive swimming pool.