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Yes, Virginia, There Will Be a Swedish Days…Sort Of

Today the Geneva Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2021 Swedish Days festival will indeed take place, but with significant constraints.

This year’s festival will be held June 24-27, 2021.

Several Swedish Days stalwarts will be missing this year, however.  Among other events, the Swedish Days parade, which would have been held on June 27, has been cancelled.  Additionally, the Arts & Craft Show and Granquist Music Festival will also not be in this year’s lineup.  Also missing, the Kids’ Day parade will not be part of the 2021 Kids’ Day this year.

 “We hope to organize more events and happenings, however we must follow city and state regulations, while keeping everyone healthy and safe.

Live music, both in a venue and in the downtown area is, however, planned.  The downtown area will focus on small musical and/or acoustical acts.  Dates, venue and bands will be announced later this month.

The Geneva Settler’s Coffee will return to Geneva Golf Club on June 24.  As was done last year, the breakfast will be executed in a pick-up format.

Kids’ Day will be on June 25.  Activities will vary and location may change.

New this year will be a Chocolate Crawl on June 27.  This will be a ticketed event.

Geneva’s shops and restaurants will be open and it is expected many will be tying into the Swedish Days activities.

At this time, the parade and the Arts & Craft Show are the only things that have been fully canceled for Swedish Days.

“We are well aware that Swedish Days is a tradition and was greatly missed last year.  The Chamber is creatively planning events offsite that will be crowd controlled and safe,” said Paula Schmidt, President of Geneva Chamber of Commerce.  “We hope to organize more events and happenings, however we must follow city and state regulations, while keeping everyone healthy and safe.  Please be patient as we move forward.”

More information will be released when finalized, and the Chamber emphasized that all plans remain subject to change based on the status of COVID mitigation.  Updates on all festivals and events may be found at genevachamber.com.

 

 

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