Location

528 East Side Drive
Geneva, IL 60134

 

Admission

  • Adults -- $5
  • Children 12 and under free
  • People dressed in Traditional Scandinavian Folk Costumes also free.

Schedule

9:00AM

  • Gates Open

9:30AM

  • Viking Encampment

10:00AM

  • Children's Games start (run all day)
  • Viking ship tours from 10am to 5pm, every 15-20 minutes.
  • Worship Service (at Main Stage)
    Presider: Rev. Don Lindman
    Special Music: Swedesong Girls Ensemble, Lynnie Hoffman, Piano

11:00AM

  • Viking Ship Presentation

12 Noon

  • Cottage Walk
  • Viking Ship Presentation
  • Maypole Raising & Dancing
    Procession: Christopher Karl (Violin), Margaret Lekander (Violin), Swedish American Children's Choir, Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago, Dance Leaders: Linda & Paul Muhr

1:00PM

  • Cottage Walk
  • Viking Ship Presentation
  • Opening Ceremony (at Main Stage)
    Procession of Flags
    Posting of Colors: Boy Scout Troop #1, St. Charles
    National Anthems: Marguerite Karl, Soprano
    Welcome: Carl Gustafson, President, Swedish Day 2016
    Remarks: Honored Guests
    Introduction of Performers & Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Paul R. Muhr

1:15PM

  • Main Program
    Swedish American Children’s Choir (1:15pm)
    Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago (1:45pm)
    Annual Lutefisk Toss (2:15pm)
    ABBA Salute (2:45pm) 
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
    (All Sound for the Day provided by MIDWEST BEST DJ’S)

2:00PM

  • Cottage Walk

3:00PM

  • Cottage Walk
  • Viking Ship Presentation

4:00PM

  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing
  • Viking Ship Presentation
  • LAST Cottage Walk

All Day

  • Enjoy Swedish Delicacies from the Restaurant and our "Kaffe Stuga"
  • Children's games
  • Crafts
  • Viking Encampment

Attractions

  • Maypole Celebration and Raising (12 Noon)
  • Cottage (Stuga) Walk (Hourly, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM)
  • See the summer homes designed after Swedish Stugas
  • Enjoy the lush landscape surrounding our Stugas
  • Carnival Games (all day)
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Arts & Craft Fair

Entertainment

  • Swedish American Children’s Choir
  • Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago
  • Annual Lutefisk Toss
  • ABBA Salute

Food

  • Fried Herring Breakfast
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast
  • Swedish Coffee Bread
  • Swedish Meatball Dinner
  • Sloppy Joes (or Yoes), Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
  • Almond Tarts (Mazariner)

For Kids

  • Moon Jump
  • Children's Crafts
  • Children's Races
  • Face Painting
  • Swedish Education for children
  • Swedish mini golf
  • Cane toss
  • Moon Walk

Contact

If you would like more information, please call 847-845-2640 or contact us by email.