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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.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Third and James Streets
Saturdays and Sundays through December 21 from 1-4 pm

Santa's Gingerbread Home
December 6-23, 2014, Third and James Streets
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wedding Walk
March 1, 2015
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

March 7, 2015
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

March 12-14, 2015
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 16, 2015
Gardenology advisers and vendors will bring their best ideas and garden related products to jump-start the gardening season. Presentations are held on the courthouse lawn and in front of stores. 
Contact: Gardenology Committee, 630-232-1172

Swedish Day
Sunday, June 21, 2015
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 23-28, 2015
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


RiverPark Concert Series
Sunday Evenings in July at 7 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 6:30 pm in the beautiful Island Park. 
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


Geneva Concours d’EleganceConcours D'Elegance
August 23, 2015
A magnificent collection of antique, classic and modern autos from across the country are display along the streets of downtown Geneva. Open to the public from 10 am - 4 pm. Featured for 2014 will be the Automobiles of Italy with special emphasis on the 100th birthday of Maserati, Automobiles with 12 and 16 Cylder Engines that were manufactured prior to 1948, and the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang. 
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