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Kishwaukee Fest parade downtown tonight

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 12:03 a.m. CST

DeKALB – The 5th annual Lincoln Highway Parade will step off at 7 p.m. today with Abraham Lincoln impersonator George Buss serving as marshal as part of Kishwaukee Fest.

The parade route has changed this year to avoid the train tracks at Lincoln Highway and Fourth Street.

The new route will start on North First Street at Hillcrest Drive, head south to Lincoln Highway, and proceed east to Third Street. The parade will turn north and end on Locust Street. The new community neighborhood section will be on First Street, allowing residents to park in the various lots near North First Street and allowing apartment dwellers to invite guests to tailgate before and during the parade.

The pre-parade classic car and vintage motorcycle show will start at 6:30 p.m. Owners of classic vehicles will stage at First and Hillcrest and proceed along the parade route, then park in the downtown area to showcase their vehicles. The parade starts at 7 p.m., arriving downtown about 7:30 p.m.

Kishwaukee Fest continues Saturday with Baconpalooza-Swine & Wine Fest. For more information, see www.kishwaukeefest.com.

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