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The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 20 to 25.
Parking signage will be temporarily posted in certain areas throughout the week. Swedish Days visitors should be mindful of the restrictions when parking downtown. The main festival areas that will be impacted are Third Street (from State to South streets), James Street (from Second to Fifth streets) and Campbell Street (from Second to Fifth streets).
The following locations will be posted with “No Parking This Side of Street” signage beginning Monday, June 19 through the conclusion of the festival:
People should not remove these temporary signs posted on wooden stakes since the parking restrictions are meant to provide a safe environment for festival patrons.
The 68th annual Swedish Days Parade will step off at 1 p.m. June 25. Prior to this time, a detour route will be established with police officers directing traffic at various locations along the parade route. The following streets will be shut down during the parade:
State Street Detour Route: Westbound motorists should head north on Second Street, west on Stevens Street, north on Edison Street, west on Union Street, and south on Logan Avenue to resume westbound travel on Route 38. The detour route is reversed for eastbound State Street traffic.
The Geneva Police Department appreciates the public’s patience and hopes everyone has a safe and enjoyable festival experience. For more information about Swedish Days, visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s website.