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It's the Swedish Days Festival in Geneva!

by The Rullo Team

The FOX VALLEY’s favorite summertime festival is here…….the SWEDISH DAYS FESTIVAL!! Head to beautiful Geneva from Tuesday, June 20th, through Sunday, June 25th, for a week full of family fun!  With Kids Events, Food Booths, a carnival and games, music performances, cultural activities, and so much more, there truly is too much for us to try to tell you all the exciting things occurring all week long! Click here for the Complete Schedule so you do not miss out on any of the festival fun! And check out some helpful information below to make the most of your time at the fabulous 68th Annual Swedish Days Festival!

 

Live Entertainment!

 Enjoy incredible live entertainment all week long from musicians, singers, dancers, cultural performers, and more. These incredibly talented individals and groups are sure to put on a fantastic show. Performances take place at the Central Stage (Third Street between James & Campbell Streets) and Courthouse Lawn (100 South Third Street).

 Tuesday, June 20

 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Austin Chione | Courthouse Lawn

8:00 pm | Boy Band Night | Central Stage

Wednesday, June 21

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Dennis O’Brien | Courthouse Lawn

5:30 pm | Swedish American Children’s Choir | Central Stage

6:30 pm | Geneva’s Got Talent Semi-Finals | Central Stage

8:00 pm | Rosie & The Rivets | Central Stage

Thursday, June 22

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | The Reserve | Courthouse Lawn

8:00 pm | 1976 | Central Stage

Friday, June 23

6:30 pm | South Shore Drill Team | Central Stage

8:00 pm | The Breakfast Club | Central Stage

Saturday, June 24

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | The Thompson Duo | Courthouse Lawn

6:00 pm | Geneva’s Got Talent Finals | Central Stage

8:00 pm | The Four C Notes | Central Stage

 

Sweden Väst!

Explore all things Swedish on Saturday, June 24th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 25th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! There is a smogsboard of fun on the corner of South Fourth & State Streets. Both days will be filled with activities, Konst (art), Nöje (entertainment), Mat (food), and Gåvor (gifts) for the whole family! Each day is filled with entertainment, art, gifts, food & activities for all.

Scheduled Activities

Saturday, June 24

10:15 am | Maypole

12:00 pm | Storyteller Paddy Lynn

1:00 pm | Swedish Folk

2:00 pm | Storyteller Paddy Lynn

4:00 pm | Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago

Sunday, June 25

10:30 am | Chicago Spelmanslag

11:00 am | Storyteller Paddy Lynn

 


Parade!

Celebrate another successful Swedish Days Festival at the main event for the week: the 68th Annual Swedish Days Parade. The parade kicks off at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th, in downtown Geneva. Click HERE for the parade map so that you can find the best spot to see all the fun!

 

 

The Rullo Team cannot wait to see you all at the 68th Annual Swedish Days Festival in Geneva!  

 

 

Image Credit: Swedish Days Festival


Celebrate Dad in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

It's time to celebrate that most special man in your life.....DAD! Father's Day is this Sunday, June 18th. Thank dad for all that he does this weekend at fantastic holiday events hosted throughout the Fox River Valley. Here are our recommendations for this Father's Day in the beautiful Fox River Valley!

 


2017 Great Lobster Fly-In

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Old Kane County Courthouse (100 South 3rd Street, Geneva)

Have the ultimate Father’s Day feast by getting delicious live or steamed Maine lobster, gulf shrimp, and more at this favorite annual event. Place your order HERE!

Father's Day Mini Golf

Date: Sunday, June 18th

Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course (101 North Street, Geneva)

Hit the little links with dad at this fun, challenging 18 hole river themed mini golf course. Dad gets to play for free!

Father's Day Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, June 18th

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Clark Island Recreational Area (401 South River Street, Batavia)

Throw your line with dad during this morning of fishing fun. It is free admission for the whole family!

 

 

The Rullo Team wishes all the dads throughout the Fox River Valley a very happy Father's Day!!!

St. Charles Festival Of The Fox This Weekend!

by The Rullo Team

Kick off summertime in beautiful St. Charles at the Festival Of The Fox!! Enjoy endless family fun this weekend, Thursday, June 8th, through Sunday, June 11th, throughout St. Charles. We have all the information that you need to make the most of your weekend at this fantastic community event!

 

Thursday, June 8th

Festival Concert in the Park - The Gregory Hyde Band

7:00 pm at Lincoln Park (450 West Main Street)

 

Friday, June 9th

Special Family Day

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Pottawatomie Park (8 North Avenue)

Enjoy fun activities for D302 and D303 families with special needs including balloon animals, face painting, puppy playpen, inflatables, caricatures, refreshments, and more.   

 

Saturday, June 10th

Entertainment and Activities

8:00 am to 10:00 pm at Pottawatomie Park (8 North Avenue)

The fun takes place all day with kids activities, inflatables, vendor marketplace, community picnic, lawn games, and so much more. Enjoy incredible Live Music from local, regional, and national artists every hour of the day. Be sure to stick around for the screening of Disney’s Moana for Family Movie Night starting at 9:00 pm.

St. Charles Day

10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Baker Memorial Park (Main Street & North 5th Avenue)

Celebrate everything that is best about our great city. Check out the entrees in the “St. Charles in Bloom” decorating contest. Learn more about the history of St. Charles through the activities and crafts put on by the history museum. Take a tour of beautiful Baker Church.

 

Saturday, June 10th & Sunday, June 11th

26th Annual Dragon Boat Races

Pottawatomie Park (8 North Avenue)

 

 

The Rullo Team wishes everyone a very happy weekend celebrating St. Charles at the Festival Of The Fox!

 

 

 

Image Credit: City of St. Charles


 

The Return of Great Fox River Valley Farmers Markets!

by The Rullo Team

This first weekend of June marks the return of fantastic FARMERS MARKETS throughout the Fox River Valley! You can find incredible local produce, from fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy to baked and handmade goods, in our local communities everyday Thrusday through Sunday during the summer! Stock up at these markets to put delicious, healthy food on your kitchen table and promote economic development in our area!


Thursdays

Elgin Harvest Market

When: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: 200 North Grove Avenue in Downtown Elgin

Fridays

St. Charles Illinois Farmers Market

When: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church (307 Cedar Avenue)

 

Saturdays

Batavia Farmers' Market

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: North River Street between Wilson & State in Downtown Batavia

Aurora's Farmers Market - Downtown

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm **Starts June 10th**

Where: Aurora Transportation Center (233 North Broadway)

Sugar Grove Farmers Market

When: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Village of Sugar Grove Municipal Center (10 Municipal Drive)

 

Sundays

Geneva French Market

When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: South & 4th Street in Downtown Geneva

Oswego Country Market

When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Main Street in Downtown Oswego

 

Fox River Valley Memorial Day Events!

by The Rullo Team

Memorial Day Weekend is here! While this long weekend has come to symbolize the unofficial beginning of summer and is filled with barbeques and other fun family gatherings, it is important that we remember the reason for the holiday! We all should thank our nation’s brave veterans that served to keep us safe and protect the freedoms that we all hold so dear on Memorial Day and everyday. In order to honor and celebrate, the men and women of the United States armed forces, check out these fantastic Memorial Day events being held throughout the Fox River Valley!



UMCG Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: United Methodist Church of Geneva (211 Hamilton Street, Geneva)


Elgin Memorial Day Programs

Date: Monday, May 29th

Times: 8:45 am | 9:15 am | 9:45 am | 11:00 am

Location: Mount Hope Cemetery (1001 Villa Street) | Lakewood Memorial Park (30W730 US 20) | Elgin Veterans Memorial Park (274 North Grove Avenue) | Bluff City Cemetery (945 Bluff City Boulevard)


Geneva Memorial Day Parade & Cemetery Service

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 10:00 am

Locations: Parade - Downtown Geneva (3rd Street to West Side Cemetery) | Cemetery Service - West Side Cemetery


St. Charles Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Service, and Family Picnic

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Locations: Parade - Downtown St. Charles (Main Street to Freedom Shrine) | Family Picnic - Pottawatomie Park Pavilion (8 North Avenue, St. Charles)


Aurora Memorial Day Parade

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Downtown Aurora (Benton Street to River Street)


The Rullo Team extends a sincere THANK YOU to all United States veterans. We wish you all a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!

Enjoy the beautiful warm warm weather and some stunning works of art this summer at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center (37W570 Bolcum Road) in St. Charles!!


Come to the Fine Line this Friday, May 19th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the Opening Reception of the Sculpture on the Prairie & Sculpture in the Kavanagh exhibits. Explore the works of art inside the gallery and out on the prairie while listening to live music and treating yourself to some drinks and snacks. This event is FREE to the public.


Can’t make it to the opening reception? The sculpture exhibit in the Kavanagh runs through June 30th and the sculpture exhibit in the Fine Line Prairie runs until October 28th. The center is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm daily.


Be sure to mark your calendar for the Fine Line Arts Festival on Saturday, June 3rd! This fun day of art will include artist demonstrations, the opportunity to glaze your own raku pottery, an artisan market, and so much more. Plus, there will be live music throughout the day by Jeff Falk, Jake Mack, Noah Gabriel, Shady Play, and Hudson Crossing. The festivities will take place between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE!


Spend your summer in St. Charles enjoying some incredible artwork indoors and out!

Celebrate Mom in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

It's time to celebrate that most special woman in your life.....MOM! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th. Thank mom for all that she does this weekend at fantastic holiday events hosted throughout the Fox River Valley. Whether it is a delicious brunch at one of your favorite local restaurants, finding the perfect Mother's Day present at one of the unique stores in our areas, or taking her out for a fun evening of entertainment, you can find the perfect way to show your mother how much you appreciate her! Here are our recommendations for this Mother's Day in the beautiful Fox River Valley!

 

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

Lincoln Inn Banquets | 1345 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: Please contact restaurant for special holiday pricing.

Reservations: (630) 879-7147


Hotel Baker | 100 West Main Street, St. Charles

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $53 per adult | $27 per child (ages 4-12) | FREE for children 3 & under

Reservations: (630) 584-2100


Wildwood Restaurant | 477 South Third Street, Geneva

Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $44 per adult | $22 per child (ages 5-11) | FREE for children under 5

Reservations: (630) 377-8325


Pheasant Run Resort | 4050 East Main Street, St. Charles

Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $42.95 per adult | $36.95 per senior (ages 65+) | $16.95 per child (ages 5-12) | FREE for children 4 & under

Reservations: (630) 584-6300

*There will be a photographer on site to take your family’s picture!


Niche Restaurant | 14 South Third Street, Geneva

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $48 per person

Reservations: (630) 262-1000


The Oscar Swan Country Inn | 1800 West State Street, Geneva

Time: 12:30 pm OR 3:00 pm (2 seatings)

Cost: $45 per adult | $20 per child (ages 2-8) | FREE for children under 2

Reservations: (630) 232-0173

*There will be live music during brunch.

 


Special Mother’s Day Events

MINI MAKER: Mother's Day Edition

Date: Saturday, May 13th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm OR 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: FAWN Gifts (2 East Wilson Street, Batavia)

Cost: $15 per child

 Help create a special gift for Mom! This special craft session is designed for children ages 3 to 12. Purchase Tickets HERE!


 

A Mother's Day Salute to Judy Garland

Date: Sunday, May 14th

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street, St. Charles)

Cost: Moms FREE! Other prices depend on seating location.

Enjoy a special evening with Judy Garland’s son Joey Luft and Broadway star Angela Ingersoll as they celebrate his iconic mother through song, stories, and photos. Purchase tickets HERE!

 

The Rullo Team wishes all the moms throughout the Fox River Valley a very happy Mother's Day!!!

Register for Batavia's First Race to the Market 5K!

by The Rullo Team

Registration is now open for Batavia MainStreet’s inaugural Race to Market 5K! The event kicks off the 22nd Opening Day for Batavia’s Outdoor Farmers Market on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 am.


The Race to Market 5K will start at the Farmer’s Market, run along a certified Fox River Prairie Path course, and end downtown at the WellBatavia event. This 5K will be part of the 2017 Fox River Trail Runners race circuit. Registration for the race can be done online HERE! The cost is $25 per adult participant and $20 per student (ages 17 and under).


After finishing the race, be sure to spend time at the WellBatavia expo, which will be held from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. This event focuses on healthy living and features fitness classes, an eco-marketplace, presentations, and more. Be sure to also stock up on your favorite local produce at the first outdoor Farmer’s Market of the year. The market will take place at North River Street from 8:00 am until noon.


Don’t miss out on all the healthy fun in Batavia next month! Be sure to register for this great event today!  

 

Image Credit: Batavia MainStreet

It’s time to go out with the old and in with the new! This weekend is the 2017 Geneva City-Wide ABC Garage Sale! Have items or furniture in your attic, basement, or closets that you never use?! They could be someone else’s treasure! Participate in the city wide garage sale on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm daily to help get rid of these unwanted items just in time for spring cleaning and pick up some amazing finds from your fellow Geneva neighbors! By participating in the city wide sale, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce takes care of the advertising and signage for you, ensuring lots of visitors to your garage sale, while you keep all the profits!!


There are several ways to participate! Fill out the Online Application and submit the $30 registration fee OR download the application and drop it off with your check at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce (8 South Third Street). If you submit your application today or tomorrow, you will have your address and items listed on the online map! Registrations received after the 26th will still receive signage to advertise their sale.


Participants should head over to the Geneva Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday the 26th to pick up your instructions, maps, and signs between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.


Whether or not you are participating, be sure to print out the garage sale Map so you can go rummaging for unique home finds all weekend long in Geneva! Happy Shopping!

Earth Day Celebrations in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is filled with beautiful natural features that serve as all of our backyards. As residents, we love to use these areas for recreation and relaxation. There presence is one of the many perks of living in our area. It is important that we help preserve and protect these spots for residents today and in the future. Earth Day helps remind us of the importance of conservation and celebrates the beauty of our natural surroundings. There are many great community events planned in the Fox River Valley for you and your family to celebrate this Earth Day! 



ECO Earth Day Event

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill, Oswego)

Cost: FREE!

Oswego’s ECO Commission is holding a special Earth Day Event for the village. Learn about butterfly gardens, composting, and raising chickens. Bring in eye glasses, packing materials, and syrofoam to donate to Fox Metro. There will also be a bicycle and book exchange at the event. Pick up your rain barrel to help collect water that can be used for your lawn and garden. Watch the planting of two trees at the Village Hall at 10:00 am.

 

Earth Day 2017

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve (8N700 Barry Road, South Elgin)

Cost: FREE!

Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County plant trees at their annual Earth Day event. Plant one tree/shrub or spend the entire day planting! The holes are pre-dug. All volunteers need to do is place the tree/shrub and add dirt, water, and mulch.

 

Earth Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Peck Farm Park (4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva)

Cost: FREE admission!

The whole family will love celebrating Earth Day at Peck Farm Park. There is so much to do, including chalk art, children’s activities, chair massages, petting zoo, paper shredding, and bicycle check-ups. Purchase a rain barrel at the event and learn more about ways that you can protect the local environment. Bring old shoes to donate to Jolly Old Soles and a gently used book for the Geneva Public Library. Before the event, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, join in on the Earth Day Clean-Up Hike to help pick up trash around the park.

 

2017 Arbor Day Celebration

Date: Friday, April 28th

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, St. Charles)

Join the City of St. Charles Tree Commission to their annual Arbor Day celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of music and art as you learn more about nature and trees. There will be demonstrations, educational material, plant giveaways, raffles, and so much more. Prior to the Arbor Day Celebration, swing by the St. Charles Municipal Building (2 East Main Street) to see the “Diversity in the Urban Forest” art entries on display. Participants will be recognized on the 28th at the festivities.

 

 

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