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Welcome to Swedish Day 2017

Our 107th Year!   Our 107th Year!



CELEBRATING 107 YEARS!!!
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   Back to top
  • 9:00AM   Gates Open
  • 9:30AM   Viking Encampment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1:00PM  Opening Ceremony (at Main Stage)
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM Viking ship tours from 1pm to 4pm.
      • 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
Attractions  Back to top

Entertainment   Back to top
Food  (Back to top)
  • Fried Herring Breakfast
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast
  • Swedish Coffee Bread
  • Swedish Meatball Dinner
  • Sloppy Joes (or Yoes), Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
  • Almond Tarts (Mazariner)
For Kids  Back to top
  • Moon Jump
  • Children's Crafts
  • Children's Races
  • Face Painting
  • Swedish Education for children
  • Swedish mini golf
  • Cane toss
  • Moon Walk
Directions to Good Templar Park  Back to top
  • From South Suburbs
    1. Take I-294 North to I-88
    2. West on I-88 to Farnsworth Ave (20.6 miles)
    3. North on Farnsworth Ave to Rt 38 (5.9 mi)
    4. West on Rt 38 to East Side Dr (0.6 mi)
    5. North on East Side Dr--the park is on west side of street (0.3 mi)
  • From North/West Suburbs
    1. West on North Ave/Rt 64 to 7th Ave
    2. South on 7th Ave--the park is on west side of street (1.7 mi)
  • From Chicago
    1. Take I-90 West to I-294 South
    2. I-294 South to I-88 (9.1 mi)
    3. West on I-88 to Farnsworth Ave (20.6 miles)
    4. North on Farnsworth Ave to Rt 38 (5.9 mi)
    5. West on Rt 38 to East Side Dr (0.6 mi)
    6. North on East Side Dr--the park is on west side of street (0.3 mi)



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