Here’s today’s Swedish Days schedule.
During Swedish Days (June 22-26) search for the Viking Helmets, in storefront windows throughout town. Step up and “wear it” for a photo opportunity! Post to social media and tag Adventures in Scavenger Hunting. Scan the QR Code to see where they are hidden. Find all 10 and enter to win Geneva Chamber gift certificates. Lycka Till (good luck)!
10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Guided Walking Tours with the Geneva History Museum – meet at the museum, 113 S. Third St.
Explore Geneva’s historic district and hear stories of early settlers, historic homes and buildings. Learn about The Little Traveler and the homes along the Fox River that were built by shop originator, Kate Raftery and her architect son, Howard. Tours last 45-minutes and space is limited. Register in advance at GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or by calling 630-232-4951. $10/person and includes all-day admission to the museum and a shopping coupon from The Little Traveler.
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St.
Visit three museum galleries. Admission includes a shopping coupon from The Little Traveler: $5/adults; $2/seniors, students, & ages 3 to 10; FREE Tuesdays and for Museum members
- *Building Geneva – an interactive children’s exhibition about architecture and building with bricks, stone, glass and wood.
- *100 Years of The Little Traveler – celebrating Geneva’s most iconic shop that was started by Kate Raftery on her grand piano.
- *Geneva’s Story – explore Geneva’s rich history in this 3,000 sq. ft. gallery featuring rare artifacts, large models, iPad activities, a movie theatre and a Story Booth to record your Geneva story.
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Geneva Public Library, 227 Seventh St.
Enjoy inside the Library’s inclusive play area, crafts, story times, and games all week long!
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn, S. Third St.
Danny & Katie O’Brien – Danny and Katie O’Brien are a brother/sister duo who were born and raised in Geneva. They are singers and guitarists with years of experience playing a wide range of music together. Their repertoire includes songs by Neil Young, The Beatles, Radiohead, Grateful Dead, Phoebe Bridgers and more.
2:00 pm-10:00 pm
Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & S. Fourth streets
From 2:00-6:00 pm, unlimited rides $30/person. Individual prices/ride range $3-$7.
4:00 pm-10:00 pm
Craft Brew Tent – James St., west of Third St.
Craft beer enthusiasts will appreciate this experience. Expanded craft beer selection from Penrose Brewing Company, Stockholm’s, Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead & Art History Brewing will be available. Visit with friends and enjoy this tented event through Sunday.
S. Third St. at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound
Presented by Gerald Subaru of North Aurora and co-sponsored by Geneva Park District
4:00 pm – Central Stage – Swedish Musicians & Swedish American Children’s Choir
Join the musicians and singers from the Swedish American Children’s Choir from St. Charles, as they open the festival and welcome you with a traditional Swedish Välkommen. There will be music, songs and audience participation dances reflecting Swedish Midsummer. Celebrating their 23rd year, the Swedish American Children’s Choir and Musicians are the largest choir of their kind in the Midwest. Singers 4-18 years old learn about the Scandinavian culture through the arts. They welcome new singers and knowledge of the Swedish language is not necessary. They are based locally. Info-630-414-9700.
5:00 – Central Stage – Geneva Park District
Enjoy live performances by the Geneva Park District’s Angels Cheer & Poms Team, the Geneva Gymnastics Academy, Playhouse 38 youth performers, and the Geneva Park District’s Sunset Dance Academy.
6:30 pm – Central Stage – Geneva’s Got Talent Semi-Finals
Cheer on your favorite Geneva’s Got Talent performers as they compete in the GGT Semi-Finals for the chance to move on to the Finals and ultimately win a cash prize! Geneva’s Got Talent is a cooperative talent competition presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Park District.
The full schedule for Swedish Days in eBook or downloadable pdf is here.