Gunnar Forest Preserve, 719 S. Batavia Avenue
Begin your morning running in this spirited Scandinavian race. There is also a Kids’ Dash (7:15 am).
TO – GO Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third Street
Geneva Lutheran will offer a TO – GO Swedish pancake breakfast, beginning at 8am until the pancakes are gone. Breakfast includes pancakes, topping, sausage and coffee, $8.00, cash only. Limited outdoor seating available. Proceeds will benefit Geneva Lutheran’s July youth mission trip to Martin, KY.
*3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Hosted by the Geneva Park District
Each team guaranteed at least two games. Each player receives a dry-fit shirt. Team rosters limited to 5 players, players cannot play on more than one team. Teams placed in category of oldest player. Open to both boys and girls, ages 10 to adult. Teams age up to 15 play 8 am-12 pm; high school ages 16-18 play 10 am-12 pm; adult teams play 12-4 pm. (Schedules may vary based on enrollment.) Registration deadline is June 23. $65 per team. Register at genevaparks.org.
Swedish Days Family Fest – NEW
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, performance by Revolution Swing Orchestra, food trucks, dog adoption event, School of Rock performance, author readings and more will take place by the covered pergola and throughout the Commons.
Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive
Tour six historic Swedish stugas (tiny houses) in beautiful Good Templar Park. Guided tours begin on the hour and half hour between 10am to 4pm. Admission $10. Children 11 and under are free.
Kubb Demo & Game
Kane County Courthouse Lawn – South Side
Legend has it that Kubb dates back to the Swedish Viking Age, and was played with the skulls and femurs of their vanquished enemies. Rest assured, the game today is played with Kubbs(skulls) and Batons(femurs) made entirely of wood. The world championship for this lawn game is still played on the Swedish island of Gotland. Please join us for a demonstration of this game at 11:30 am, followed by an actual game at 1 pm.
*Carnival/Windy City Amusements
Kane County Courthouse Parking Lot
Twirl, Whirl and Spin at this favorite Swedish Days event.
From noon-4 pm, unlimited rides $25/person. Individual prices/ride range $3-$6.
Swedish Days Dala-Palooza – NEW
Northwestern Medicine Field, 34W002 Cherry Lane (Kane County Cougars ballpark)
Mix in musical groups with some food trucks and drinks and it is the perfect recipe for Swedish Days Dala-Palooza. Schedule below. Food and drinks will be available to purchase (no outside food/drinks may be brought in). These concerts will be performed in the garden area, so please bring your own seats and blankets. Ticket ($15) required to enter (limited availability). You will be purchasing your ticket through the Kane County Cougar ticketing system. After purchasing, the ticket(s) will be emailed to you. Purchase ticket(s) HERE. $5/car to park (cash only).
1-1:30pm Elise Flagg Academy of Dance
2-3:30pm ARRA – one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area for the past two decades. Performing the hits by the biggest bands of all time with precision and excellence has been the secret to their
3:30-4:30pm Lisa Thomen – Fun acoustic pop rock!
4:30-6pm Trippin Billies – Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. The high-energy performance and caliber of musicianship will have you singing along by the second chorus.
*Craft Beer Tent
James Street – NEW LOCATION
Expanded in our new location. Penrose Brewing, Stockholm’s, Art History Brewing and The Beer Cellar will be offering a variety of craft beers. Cheers to your favorites all in one location. Food from Papa Saverios will be able to be purchased (5-8 pm). Tonight (7-8:30 pm), enjoy the brother/sister duo of Danny and Katie O’Brien. These two 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.
Concerts on the Lawn
Kane County Courthouse Lawn
Dan Olsson – Having enjoyed radio play in the greater Chicagoland area, he continues to establish himself on worldwide playlists with original releases. While performing in local coffee-shops to venues such as the House of Blues, to touring nationally as a lead guitarist, his mission to sympathize with, relate, and give voice to how those who listen are feeling.
Nordic Folk Dancers
Kane County Courthouse Lawn – South Side
Enjoy traditional Scandinavian dancing with Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago. Look for the Maypole. Performances every half hour.