Tightrope Daredevil Nik Wallenda Coming Nov. 15-16 to Kane County

Tightrope Daredevil Nik Wallenda Coming Nov. 15-16 to Kane County

You saw him walk. Now you can hear him talk — right here in Kane County.

Nik Wallenda, the world-renowned daredevil who, as you might have noticed Sunday, Nov. 2, set two new world records with daring tightrope walks high above Chicago, is doing a series of speaking engagements on Nov. 15 and 16 as part of Christ Community Church’s WOW Weekend.

A seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas family, Nik Wallenda now holds 10 Guinness World Records for his acrobatic feats, including walking directly over the Niagara Falls in 2012 walking across the Grand Canyon in 2013.

In 2013, Wallenda released a memoir titled Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line. In it, he shared about growing up a circus kid, fighting pride in a works-based vocation, and the pain and tragedy in his famous family’s past (including his great-grandfather’s death on a tightrope).

The interviews are open to the public and will take place at the St. Charles Campus, 37W100 Bolcum Road, during three identical services on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 and will be shown via video at the Bartlett, Blackberry Creek, and DeKalb Campuses.

There is no charge or ticket to attend.

There will be no planned autograph or meet-and-greet session.


St. Charles Campus (live interview)
37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles IL 60175

  • 5 p.m. Nov. 15
  • 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 16

Bartlett Campus (interview via video)
1500 W. Stearns Road., Bartlett, IL 60103

  • 9 a.m. Nov. 16
  • 11 a.m. Nov. 16

Blackberry Creek Campus in Aurora (interview via live video stream)
40W098 Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

  • 9:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Nov. 16

DeKalb Campus (interview via live video stream)
1600 E. Lincoln Hwy. (Route 38), DeKalb, IL 60115

  • 5:10 p.m. Nov. 15
  • 9:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Nov. 16

PLEASE NOTE: The Bartlett Campus added a service since this article was originally published. The Bartlett campus service times are now 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

SOURCE: Christ Community Church press release



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