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Swedish Day 2017

  • Good Templar Park 528 East Side Drive Geneva, IL, 60134 United States (map)

Celebrating Midsummer Since 1911



Welcome to Swedish Day 2017! Swedish Day (Svenskarnas Dag, Inc.) is the Midwest's oldest Midsummer festival, dating back to 1911. Swedish Day is held on the 3rd Sunday of June (June 18, 2017) at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. This ethnic festival, organized by the Swedish Day Committee of  IOGT, has entertained the Fox Valley area for generations. Come out for the day and enjoy beautiful Good Templar Park! This family event has something for everyone: Arts & Crafts Fair, Scandinavian Food, Maypole Celebration, Live Music, Children's Choir, Swedish Day Store and Bakery, etc.

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

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

Official Swedish Day Schedule  

  • 9:00AM   Gates Open
  • 10:00am-5:00PM Viking ship tours
  • 10:00AM  Children's Games start (run all day)
  • 10:00AM Worship Service (at Main Stage)
    • Presider: Rev. Don Lindman
    • Special Music:
      • Swedesong Girls Ensemble
      • Julia Lekandar, Flute
      • Lynnie Hoffman, Piano
    • 12 Noon Cottage Walk - Tickets available at info booth
    • 12 Noon 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- Tickets available at info booth
    • 1:00PM  Opening Ceremony (at Main Stage)
        • Procession of Flags
        • Posting of Colors
        • National Anthems: Marguerite Karl, Soprano
        • Welcome: Craig Hanson, President, Swedish Day 2017
        • Remarks: Honored Guests
        • Introduction of Performers & Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Paul R. Muhr
    • 1:15PM  Main Program
    • 2:00PM Cottage Walk -Tickets available at info booth
    • 3:00PM Cottage Walk-Tickets available at info booth
    • 4:00PM LAST Cottage Walk-Tickets available at info booth
    • All Day: Enjoy Swedish Delicacies from the Restaurant and our
      "Kaffe Stuga", Children's games, Crafts and Viking Encampment




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

    Fun For Kids  too!



    Good Templar Park

    528 East Side Drive
    Geneva, IL 60134



    Earlier Event: May 13
    Not So Secret Garden Sale
    Later Event: June 18
    Viking Ship