Upcoming Events

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

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 24, 2018

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is a perfect day to shop and dine at small businesses in Geneva. In honor of Small Business Saturday many merchants will be offering great discounts for the weekend, raffles, live music, and more fun. For information about what is happening in Geneva, please visit Shop Small Geneva
Contact: Economic Development Department, 630-938-4519

Christmas Walk

Christmas Walk & Holiday House Tour

Dec. 7-8, 20


The Christmas Walk is held from 6 - 9:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 7. 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 Fri. and Sat. 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. 9, 2018

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. To purchase tickets, check the GCAC website. 
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

Geneva Restaurant Week

Jan. 2019

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

Geneva Wedding Walk

March 2019

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

Geneva Film Festival
March 2019

View independent films, meet filmmakers, producers and other film buffs during this exciting annual festival. 
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

French Market

Sundays, starting in mid-April

The French Market brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown Geneva every Sunday from mid-April to 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.

Swedish Days Festival

June 2019

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

Shakespeare in the Park

July 2019

Enjoy a night of comedy and culture along the Fox River at Island Park, starting at 6 p.m. Stone Soup Shakespeare will perform a 90 minute version of the Taming of the Shrew for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner. 
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

RiverPark Concert SeriesRiverPark Concerts

July 2019

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

Geneva Arts Fair

July 2019

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 Classic Car Shows

July and Aug. 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. Fourth & James streets (Courthouse Parking Lot).
Contact: Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 630-232-6060

Geneva Concours d’Elegance

Aug. 2019

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. 
Contact: Geneva Concours d’Elegance NFP, 630-584-3107

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival

Sept. 2019

The 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. 2019  

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. 2019

Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat in downtown Geneva. Participating restaurants and shops will have a sign in their window and offer treats. 
Contact: Economic Development Department, 630-938-4519

More Special Events

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