Festival fun at Swedish Days

By on June 15, 2010

Geneva—A must stop for affordable and local summer fun is Geneva’s 61st Annual Swedish Days—A Midsommar Festival.

“The Granddaddy of Illinois Festivals” will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 22-27.

Free nightly musical entertainment on the Central Stage kicks off on Tuesday evening with Liverpool—The ultimate musical tribute to the Beatles. Evening entertainment continues all week with Mike & Joe, Libido Funk Circus, R-Gang and The Runaways. Join performers Greg Boerner, Gregory Hyde and Jim Green from The Wandering Endorphin for afternoon Concerts on the Lawn.

Favorite fun for young visitors includes the Creation Station Art projects, Quad Power Jump, and the Pet Parade. Friday, June 25, is entirely dedicated to kids with the Kids’ Day Parade and numerous other child-friendly attractions, including the dunk tank and Fire Hose Challenge.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the carnival, merchant sidewalk sales and the annual craft show. When hunger pains hit, favorite American and ethnic fare combined with traditional Swedish delicacies-meatballs, pancakes and pastries-will be among the many tempting treats.

Again this year, you can take a step back into history at the Swedish Cottage Walk and Viking Ship Tour in Good Templar Park on Saturday, June 26.

On Sunday, bring some chairs and blankets so the entire family can enjoy the renowned Grand Parade and create memories that last a lifetime.

Come join us for a day or the entire week of Swedish Days. Visit www.genevachamber.com for a full schedule of events or call (630) 232-6060.