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Events
With four major festivals and a variety of smaller events throughout the year, there is always something fun happening in Geneva. For more information about the events listed below check out our calendar or visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.

RiverPark Concert Series
Sunday Evenings in July at 6 pm
A variety of musical and theatre performances are held during this free event at the RiverPark Amphitheatre on North River Lane.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-845-9654  

Geneva Classic Car Shows
July and August on Thursday Evenings
Fourth & James St., (Courthouse Parking Lot)
Check out the shining chrome and gleaming engines of antiques, custom build, sports and muscle cars along with food, music and a DJ; free admission. 
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Shakespeare in the Park
July 18, 2015
A Ravinia-style family-friendly theater event at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Island Park. Seating begins at 5 p.m
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-845-9654

Geneva Arts Fair
July 25-26, 2015
More than 140 artisans in a host of mediums from around the country are showcased along Third Street in downtown Geneva. Free admission; includes a children’s art area.
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

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August 23, 2015
Classic car enthusiasts will gather together again this year in Geneva, Illinois to view a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the country will display their prized automobiles on Third Street hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" trophies. Featured cars for 2015 will be: Jaguars, police cars, cars orphaned when their manufacturers went out of business, and race cars that were built in 1955 or earlier in honor of the 60th anniversary of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin's Road America Race Track.
Contact: Geneva Concours d’Elegance NFP, 630-584-3107

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
September 6-7, 2015
Eight stage areas present concerts, hands-on workshops, topical song & story workshops, dance, vocal & instrument classes and special things for the kids in Geneva's beautiful Island Park.
Contact: Fox Valley Folklore Society, 630-897-0061

Festival of the Vine

September 11-13, 2015
Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment. The Fall Harvest Market offers food and floral demos. An arts and crafts show, flower market, horse-drawn carriage rides and several exceptional wine tasting and dinner events also take place around the historic downtown.
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Christmas Walk & House Tour
December 4-5, 2015
The traditional Christmas Walk begins at 6 pm on Friday evening as Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree and open his Gingerbread House for the season. The House Tour is held on both Friday and Saturday. Five unique homes decorated for the holidays will open their doors to visitors. 
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Steeple Walk
December 6, 2015
Listen to beautiful holiday music in four of Geneva's unique churches.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-845-9654

Wedding Walk
Spring, 2016
The Downtown Geneva Wedding Walk is the perfect time to see all Geneva has to offer to plan your unique wedding. Brides will have a chance to meet with venues, boutique shops, and visit some of the top wedding businesses in Chicagoland.
Contact: Geneva Bride

Eat Your Art Out

Spring, 2016
Art will be paired with food and wine as The Herrington Inn's Executive Chef, Jason Tsoris, creates culinary masterpieces inspired by fine local art.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-845-9654

Geneva Film Festival

Spring, 2016
Film screenings and education workshops are the focus of this event for film buffs.

Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-845-9654



GardenologyGardenology Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Jump-start your gardening season at Gardenology. Advisers and vendors will bring their best ideas and garden related products to downtown Geneva. Presentations and activities for the entire family will be held on the courthouse lawn and in front of downtown stores. See the schedule for speakers and activities:www.GardenologyGenevaIL.com/
Contact: Gardenology Committee, 630-232-1172

Festival of Art
Spring 2016
The Festival of Art features Plein Air painting around the city of Geneva on Friday. On the Greater Geneva Art Guild artists sell their art in an open market located on Campbell Street, located between 3rd and 4th and in front of the court house in downtown Geneva. 
Contact: Greater Geneva Art Guild

Preservation Walk
Spring, 2016
Celebrate Preservation Month with a self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Geneva byclicking here. Click on a number in the map for a photograph and brief description of the property. Posters will be placed in the historic buildings, or as near to them as possible. 

Swedish Day
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Midwest’s oldest Midsummer festival dates back to 1911 and is held at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive. This ethnic festival is organized by the Swedish Day Committee of IOGT and features an Arts & Crafts fair, Folk Dancers, Maypole Celebration, Live Music, Children’s Choir, and more.
Contact: Good Templar Park, www.swedishday.net

Swedish Days FestivalSwedish Days Clown
June 21-26, 2016
Geneva’s largest festival features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, Grand Parade, Sweden Väst, a Grand Parade, multi-ethnic food plus great shopping in our historic downtown. Geneva’s train station is located just blocks from the festivities.  
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Other Approved Events
For a list of other events that have been approved to be held in the City of Geneva, click here.