Upcoming Events

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

Geneva Wedding Walk

Sunday, March 4, 2018

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 8-10, 2018

The 10th Annual Geneva Film Festival will return in 2018 with even more wonderful independent films. Meet filmmakers, producers and other film buffs during this exciting festival.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

French Market

Sundays, mid-April to mid-Nov.

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 19-24, 2018

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

July 2018

A variety of musical and theatre performances are held during this free event on Sunday evenings in July at the RiverPark Amphitheatre on North River Lane.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

Shakespeare in the Park

July 2018

Enjoy a night of comedy and culture along the Fox River at Island Park.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530

Geneva Arts Fair

July 28-29, 2018

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

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

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. 2018Festival of the Vine

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

Festival of the Vine

Sept. 7-9, 2018

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. An 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. 2018

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 from 2 - 5 p.m.
Contact: Economic Development Department, 630-938-4519

Art Affair


Nov. 2018

Art AffairThe Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will be hosting its latest annual fundraiser, Art Affair, a fabulous salon style cocktail party with live music and painting.
Contact: Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, 630-938-4530 

Christmas Walk & House Tour

Dec. 7-8, 2018

The traditional Christmas Walk begins at 6 p.m. on Friday evening as Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree and open his Gingerbread House for the season. The House Tour is held on both Friday and Saturday. Five unique homes decorated for the holidays will open their doors to visitors.

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

Steeple WalkChristmas Walk

Dec. 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.
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

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