The full schedule of Swedish Days activities, which run from Thursday to Sunday, June 24-27, is now available at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's website. Here is a sneak peek.
Shopping & Treasures
Shoppers look forward each year to merchant side-walk sales offering “must-have” bargains in Geneva’s 100+ specialty shops. Enjoy entertainers on select corners in the downtown area as you peruse the shops during Moonlight Madness on June 24 where shops are open late. You will still be able to find that one-of-a-kind item throughout the festival.
The Swedish Days Car Show returns from 5 to 8 p.m. June 24 on South Third Street. Concerts on the Lawn run from June 24-26 on the north Kane County courthouse lawn, 100 S. Third St. During the weekend, the south side of the lawn brings Swedish excitement with games, dancers, singers and Vikings.
Dala-Palooza debuts on June 26. This ticketed event brings live music to the Kane County Cougar stadium. ARRA and Trippin’ Billies along with Lisa Thomen and Elise Flagg Dance Studio provide the perfect afternoon. Food and drinks are available to purchase.
Toast to Swedish Days
The Craft Beer Tent is back, bigger and in a new location. Join us on James Street all four days. Penrose Brewing, Stockholm’s, Art History Brewing and The Beer Cellar will be serving up their favorites. Food will be available to purchase. Select evenings will also have entertainment.
Activities For Young Visitors
June 25 is “Kids’ Day.” In a new location at Geneva Public Library, 227 S. Seventh St., children can stay busy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities both inside and outside. This year we have even more exciting booths, games and happenings. You won’t want to miss this event.
Swedish Days is all over Geneva, including the Geneva Commons. Saturday is Swedish Days Family Fest. Bring your family for a free day of fun. Events, including a car show presented by The Greater Illinois Region Classic Car Club of America, food trucks, dog adoption event, School of Rock performance, author readings and more will take place by the covered pergola and throughout the Commons.
Spin, whirl and twirl at the festival's carnival opening at 11 a.m. June 24 in its traditional location in the Kane County Courthouse parking lot along Fourth Street.
Come for the Run, Stay for the Fun
Located along the scenic Fox River in Geneva, the Swedish Days 5K Lopp promises an unbelievable race experience. As part of the Swedish Days festival, we encourage you to tie-in with the Scandinavian theme with your attire. Registration and more information available on the Chamber's website.
On June 27, join in on the Choklad Crawl. Fifteen businesses will tempt all your senses with chocolate-inspired items. Tickets, if available, can be purchased on the Chamber's website. This event is very close to selling out.
Restaurants, Pizzerias & Pubs
Don’t forget all the fine restaurants in Geneva. From casual bistros to five-star formal dining, a day in Geneva is not complete without sampling one or more of our fine restaurants and eateries. Or stop by one of the beer gardens that will offer good food, drink, and entertainment during the festival. Visit the City's Explore Geneva Map or the Chamber's website for restaurant listings.
While this Swedish Days festival will look different, the four days of this festival are offering something for everyone.
Visit the Chamber's website for what, when, where and tickets.
Source: Geneva Chamber of Commerce's News Release