Special Events & Promotions


City Council has suspended all special event review and approval until Phase 4 gathering restrictions are modified or the region enters Phase 5. Special events covered under this suspension would be those that take place on City owned public property. Private property events or public property events under the jurisdiction of other public entities are not included, as these type of events are not regulated by the City. An application will be available when the City determines that special events can be approved.

Business Beat

"Business Beat" is a series of videos featuring a variety of local businesses. Videos are shown on the General Broadcast Network and can also be viewed on the City YouTube Channel. If you would like your business to be featured on this program, contact the Economic Development Department at 630-232-7449.

Business Directory

The Economic Development Department maintains a directory of all Geneva businesses on the City website. In order to have your business properly listed, please complete the online form of our Employers Database.

Explore Geneva Map

The Explore Geneva Map is a mobile-friendly map of all of the businesses which together make Geneva a destination. It primarily includes restaurants, retail shops, and some service orientated and recreational businesses which may be of interest to visitors. All businesses listed in the Directory will be considered for the map as well.

Shop, Dine, Experience Geneva Blog

From dining out to outdoor adventures, the Shop, Dine, Experience Geneva blog describes the fun experiences awaiting Geneva visitors. The blog highlights various local businesses and encourages readers to visit throughout the year. To subscribe to the blog and receive community notifications, visit Notify Me.


This Event Has Been Canceled for 2020

Children in costumes visit downtown Geneva each year for trick-or-treating from 2 - 5 p.m. on the Thursday before Halloween. Participating businesses are encouraged to display a sign, which may be downloaded or picked up at Geneva City Hall. Each business may need approximately 1,000 pieces of candy for this popular event.

For more information on special events in Geneva, check our Upcoming Events page.