- Editor’s Note: Kane County Connects intern Allison Arguezo is out and about at Geneva’s Swedish Days this week, sampling the food, folks and fun. Here are a few photos from today (Thusday, June 20, 2019) as well as what to look forward to tonight and tomorrow.
Swedish Days in Geneva continues with a new car show this year (tonight, Thursday, June 20) and the traditional Kids Day on Friday.
Car Show Fun
I had a great chance to stop by the car show tonight.
The South Third Street car show is a new addition this year to the Swedish Days Festival.
The plaque on his bright, red Chevy truck says that the theme of the truck is in memory of the owner’s grandfather.
The next thing I wanted to try while I’m at Swedish Days is the Swedish food!
The St. Peter Catholic Church has a stand where they make home-made Sweden pastries — and they serve Swedish coffee.
The Swedish coffee was a lot stronger than I thought it would be. If you’re a lover of strong coffee, like I am, then you’ll love this Swedish coffee.
In addition to the coffee, I tried a few of the Swedish chocolate balls, called chokladbollar. The chokladbollar were nothing that I’ve ever tried before.
It looked like a doughnut hole, but it wasn’t extremely sweet or rich. The light flavor from the chokladbollar make it the perfect sweet snack, great with any coffee or tea.
Tonight! (Thursday, June 20)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Car Show!
South Third Street between South and Crescent.
Cars, food, DJ and free photo booth.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Geneva Public Library Annual Used Book Sale!
Geneva Public Library, 127 James St.
Check-in desk just inside the library entrance.
Third Street at the Courthouse
5 p.m. — Central Stage: Geneva’s Got Talent Finals
Cheer on your favorite performer as they compete to be named the 2019 winner of Geneva’s Got Talent! Geneva’s Got Talent is a cooperative talent competition presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Park District.
7 p.m. — Central Stage: Planet Groove
Planet Groove is a seven-piece band that features a three-piece horn section, and all seven of the members sing! PG has played more than 1,500 shows and 100 festival appearances, while backing up over 20 national artists. Planet Groove plays high energy music from the ’60s-today, and chain many songs together to keep the dance floor hoppin’.
Tomorrow (Friday, June 21)
9 a.m. — Geneva Park District Dodgeball Tournament
- Wheeler Park (IL Route 31)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Annual Used Book Sale
- Geneva Public Library, 127 James St.
10 a.m. to Noon — Discovery Tent
- Campbell Street, in front of Country Naturals
- WHO’S WHO OF OWL!
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Art & Craft Show
- South Second and East James Street
Kids Day Parade! (Friday, June 21)
11 a.m. To 11:30 a.m. — Check In for Kids’ Day Parade
Geneva Public Library Lawn, Second and James Street
Get creative and enter in one of these parade categories :Swedish Costumes, Decorated Bikes & Trikes, Emoji, Anything Goes, Superheroes.
First place in each category will receive a Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream Gift Certificate and first 100 registrants will receive a Buy One, Get One ice-cream coupon for Graham’s at check-in.
11:30 a.m. to Noon — Judging of Parade
Noon — Kick Off For Kids’ Day Parade
Line of March: West on James Street to Third Street, south to Campbell Street, disperses at Third Street and Campbell Street. Awards ceremony will immediately follow.