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    Swedish Days | Saturday Lineup



    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)!

    Restaurants and shops open all week.

    8:00 am-until pancakes are gone
    Geneva Lutheran Church TO-GO Swedish Pancake Breakfast – 301 S. Third St.
    Breakfast includes pancakes, toppings, sausage and beverage; $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children
    under 12, cash only. Limited outdoor seating will be available. Proceeds will benefit Geneva
    Lutheran’s 2022 mission trips to Martin, KY through Christian Appalachian Project. Questions to
    programs@genevalutheran.org.

    8:00 am-4:00 pm
    3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – Third St. Hosted by the Geneva Park District
    Get your team together for the area’s hottest 3-on-3 competition! Each team is guaranteed at least
    two games, and each player will receive a dry-fit shirt. Team rosters are limited to 5 players,
    players cannot play on more than one team, and teams will be placed in the category of their oldest
    player. Tournament is open to both boys and girls, ages 10 to adult. Teams under age 18 play
    between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; adult teams play from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. (Schedules may vary based on
    enrollment.) For more information call 630-232-4542. Registration deadline is June 12. $70 per
    team. Register at genevaparks.org.
    Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Exhibitions – Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St.
    Three exciting exhibitions – Full details found under Wednesday, June 22 listing.

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Swedish Cottage Walk – Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr.
    Tour historic Swedish “tiny houses” known as Stugas on guided tours at Good Templar Park ($10-
    adults). Moderate activity level – uneven ground. Visit our Lingonberry Cafe and Bakery for tasty
    Swedish treats. Information: 847-845-2640.

    10:00 am-4:30 pm
    Viking Ship Tours – Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr.
    The Viking is an exact replica of the Gokstad. In 1893, under Captain Magnus Andersen, she sailed
    across the Atlantic (from Bergen, Norway to New York) and on to the World’s Columbian Exposition in
    Chicago (via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes). Viking is approximately 78 feet long and is
    currently located in Geneva, Illinois at Good Templar Park. $7 tour admission for adults. Under
    18, free. Masks must be worn regardless of
    vaccination status, pending further health dept guidelines.

    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Sweden Väst – Judges Lot (James & Fourth streets) NEW LOCATION Sponsored by Stockholm’s and
    Friends of the Viking Ship
    Take home a little bit of Sweden with you. Purchase Swedish items, learn about your Swedish
    ancestry and try some true Swedish pastries. Vendors listed below.
    Friends of the Viking Ship – Authentically-dressed Viking living historians from the 1893 Chicago
    Columbian Exposition Viking Ship in Geneva will be present with their displays to discuss Viking
    clothing, tools, weapons, artwork and jewelry and ship models promoting appreciation of the Viking
    Ship.
    The Gift Box/Scandinavian Imports – located in Geneva, brings Swedish heritage to the Fox Valley
    with authentic Swedish gifts and food. Visit their shop on State Street.
    Premium Designs – Browse and purchase Swedish designed pillows, mugs, drinkware, coasters & garden
    gifts.
    Superior Swedish Clogs – Handmade Swedish clogs and Swedish socks.
    Swedish American Museum – Swedish and Swedish American gift items, including books, children’s
    toys, novelties, food and more.
    Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center – Do you have Swedish Ancestry? Our group has helped
    thousands of Swedish Americans find information about their immigrant ancestors since 1981. Using
    our extensive resources, we have connected Americans with their ancestral home parishes in Sweden
    and even with living Swedish relatives. We can also be hired for Swedish-to-English translations.
    We publish Swedish American Genealogist—the only journal in the field of Swedish-American
    genealogy. Come by our booth to learn more!
    VASA Park -Vasa Park in South Elgin will be having their Scandinavian Day on September 11. Visit
    and learn more about this Swedish park.
    Wander North Creations – Inspired by family heritage, including Swedish folk art, we create unique
    woodcrafts. Our creations range from luminary boxes and lanterns to kitchen items to wondrous
    Christmas trees and ornaments. Some items are nostalgic and fun. Others are inspired by a sense of
    adventure and the wonder of creation. All can become family heirlooms.
    Wild West Baked Goods – Scandinavian baked goods for sale.

    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Family Fest, Geneva Commons, 602 Commons Dr.
    Car Show, Kids’ Activities including face painting, balloon sculpting, caricature drawing, henna
    tattoos and special character appearances. Dance crew, touch a firetruck, cotton candy and food
    trucks.

    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!

    12:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Carnival/Windy City Amusements – Courthouse Parking Lot, James & S. Fourth streets
    From 12:00-4:00 pm, unlimited rides $30/person. Individual prices/ride range $3-$7.

    12:00 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. Sponsored by Floods Royal Flush, Shodeen Homes, GreenFields of Geneva, Clark Home Team – Grandview
    Realty and State Rep Keith Wheeler

    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Balloon Creations – Courthouse Lawn, S. Third St. Compliments of Geneva Chamber of Commerce
    Superheroes, fairy princesses, mermaids, motorcycles, tractors, cartoon characters and more all
    created by Papa Balloon.

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Concerts on the Lawn – Courthouse Lawn, S. Third St.
    Andrea Schmidt – Chicago-based professional singer, actor, and vocal coach, Andrea Schmidt has a
    passion for helping vocalists and actors of all ages discover the power and purpose of their voice.
    Andrea received her Masters in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and has 10+
    years of jazz, pop, musical theater, and classical voice training. From teaching kids to covering
    hits to acting on stage or via Zoom, Andrea always aims to bring kindness, passion, and positivity
    to all she does. Co-sponsored by Bria Health Services of Geneva, Edward Jones-Sara Mills and GreenFields of Geneva

    2:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Nordic Folk Dancers – East Side by Courthouse
    Enjoy traditional Scandinavian dancing with Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago. Performances every half
    hour. Sponsored by The Gift Box/Scandinavian Imports

    3:30 pm-5:30 pm
    Face Painting – Courthouse Lawn, S. Third St. Compliments of Geneva Chamber of Commerce
    Be a tiger, a princess or something out of this world with fabulous face painting by Cherry Berry
    Blast!

    6:00 pm-dusk
    Trucks & Ladders Static Display – Third St. b/t State & James streets Coordinated by Geneva Fire
    Department
    Explore the world of a firefighter.
    9:00 pm-Midnight
    Cosmic Golf Night – Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course, Wheeler Park (Rt. 31) Coordinated by Geneva
    Park District
    Play miniature golf … in the dark! Glow-in-the-dark golf balls will be provided. No pre-
    registration required. Last tee time is 11:15 pm. $8 per round. For more information, call
    630-232-4542.

    CENTRAL STAGE
    S. Third St. at Courthouse – R/J Recording & Sound
    Presented by Gerald Subaru of North Aurora and co-sponsored by Comcast

    5:00 pm – Central Stage –Jaerv
    The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv, present an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music
    with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a
    homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many
    other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage
    performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations.
    Jaerv is an internationally well-known act and has toured the U.S., Japan, Spain, Scotland,
    Ireland, Finland and Norway among other countries.

    7:00 pm – Central Stage – Necessary Diversion
    Necessary Diversion is a Twin Cities, MN based 6-piece band covering crowd favorites from the last
    4 decades. For the last 10 years they have played all over Minnesota and Western Wisconsin areas
    and now they bring their show to Geneva. With soulful vocals and signature sax, they perform the
    best of 70’s/80’s rock to today’s hits. From Adele to ZZ-top and all the great music in between,
    you’ll want to get to the front of the stage and
    sing your heart out.

    The full schedule for Swedish Days in eBook or downloadable pdf is here.



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