Upcoming Events

With five major festivals and a variety of smaller events throughout the year, there is always something fun happening in Geneva. 

Bien Trucha

Geneva Restaurant Week

Jan. 20-26, 2020

Geneva Restaurant Week is pleased to highlight culinary excellence by offering an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of Geneva’s finest restaurants! No coupon or ticket is necessary. Just mention to the server at one of the participating restaurants that you would like the Restaurant Week offering.
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Wine, Cheese And Trees Fundraiser

Feb. 29, 2020

An evening full of fine wine, delicious treats and live auction sounds like a perfect night and goes a long way toward planting more parkway trees in downtown Geneva. Fundraiser tickets can be purchased online.
Contact: Geneva's Natural Resources Committee
French Market

French Market

Sundays Starting June 7

The French Market brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown Geneva every Sunday through mid-November. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Metra Train Station at Fourth and South streets. The 2020 market will be following state health guidelines.

Earth Day

Canceled - May Be Rescheduled

Geneva celebrates going green with the City's Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District's Earth Day festivities at Peck Farm Park. Residents can purchase rain barrels, receive a bicycle safety check, learn best "green" practices and more. Bring the family for children's games and activities. 

Swedish Days Festival

Event Has Been Canceled

Geneva’s largest festival features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, 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 SeriesRiverPark Concerts

Sunday Nights In July 2020

A variety of musical performances are held during this free series every Sunday evening in July, beginning July 5 at the RiverPark Amphitheater on North River Lane and Peyton Street (151 N. River Lane). Concerts begin at 6 p.m. In case of rain, performance will take place at Geneva United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

Shakespeare in the Park

July 18, 2020

Enjoy a night of comedy and culture along the Fox River at Island Park, starting at 6 p.m. Goodly Creatures will perform a 90 minute version of Much Ado About Nothing for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, and picnic or purchase food from a vendor. 
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

Geneva Arts Fair

Event Has Been Canceled

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.
Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Geneva Classic Car Shows

July and August on Thursday Evenings

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. Located at Fourth & James Streets (Courthouse Parking Lot), the car show is from 6 - 8 p.m. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will decide by 3 p.m. on the day of the show if the event is cancelled due to weather conditions. Call the Chamber for updates. 
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Geneva Concours d’Elegance

Event Has Been Cancelled

Classic car enthusiasts will gather together again this year to view a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Participants from all over the country will display their prized automobiles on Third Street hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" trophies. 
Contact: Geneva Concours d’Elegance NFP, 630-584-3107

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival

Sept. 2020

The 43rd Annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival will have eight stage areas filled with national, regional and local music acts. Patrons also will enjoy hands-on workshops, topical song & story workshops, dance, vocal & instrument classes and plenty of children's entertainment. Come join the fun on the banks of the Fox River at beautiful Island Park.

Contact: Fox Valley Folklore Society, 630-897-0061 

Festival of the Vine

Sept. 11-13, 2020  

Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment. The Flower Market offers fun fall decorations including pumpkins and gourds. A Fine Arts and Crafts Show, 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

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 29, 2020
Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat in downtown Geneva from 2-5 p.m. Participating restaurants and shops will display a sign in their window and offer treats. 
Contact: Economic Development Department, 630-938-4519

Christmas Walk & Holiday House Tour

Dec. 4-5,  2020

The Christmas Walk is held from 6 - 9:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 4. It begins at the Kane County Courthouse square on Third Street in downtown Geneva. Join us for the arrival of Santa Lucia, delivery of the first candy cane of the season, lighting of the Great Tree and more family fun. The Holiday House Tour is held Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a traditional tea and visit five unique homes decorated for the holidays. To purchase tickets for the House Tour, visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce website. This event may sell out, so order your tickets early.

Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Steeple Walk

Dec. 6, 2020

Listen to beautiful holiday music in the setting of four of Geneva’s historic churches. You will be treated to a variety of folk songs, instrumentals and Christmas classics. Each of the Steeple Walk performances lasts about 20 minutes. The event will be held from 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

More Special Events

Find a list of events that have been approved to be held in the City of Geneva.