Its almost time for Swedish Days 2015. Swedish days 2014 feels like it was just yesterday, where does the time go? Swedish Days, this year comes with an all new hurdle, road work along State Street. The road work, which started at Rt 47 on Rt. 38, will extend to Rt 31 in Geneva. This construction will be going on through Swedish Days so the suggestion is to be patient because getting around downtown Geneva might be a little bit more difficult this Swedish Days than in the recent past.
If you are curious Swedish Day this year is on June 21, as always in Good Templar Park, is the best way to experience the authentic Swedish heritage of Geneva. While not exactly associated with Swedish Days, Swedish Day is the Midwest’s oldest midsummer festival at 105 years old. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. Swedish day has an arts and crafts fair, Scandinavian food, a maypole celebration, live music, and a children’s choir to name a few points of interest. The gates for Swedish Day open at 9am and the last cottage walk starts at 4pm.
Swedish Days, organized by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and sponsored this year by Northwestern Medicine, opens on June 23 and runs through June 28. There is nighttime entertainment on the main stage starting at 7:30 or 8pm Tuesday – Saturday evening. The ever popular Geneva’s got talent semi-finals is at 6:30 on Wednesday and the final is at 6:30 on Saturday. Concerts on the courthouse lawn take place at 1:00pm on Tuesday and 3:pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday on S. 4th Street you will be able to find some traditional Swedish vendors, activities, and events. The Swedish Days Parade takes place at 1pm on Sunday June 28 and basically is the end of the weekends main events.
We look forward to seeing you next week in downtown Geneva for Swedish Days 2015. For details about Swedish Days follow this link to the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s site.