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Swedish Days party continues in Geneva, but kids parade canceled

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 1:01 p.m. CDT
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Festival goers enjoy the carnival at the Swedish Days Festival Thursday in downtown Geneva.
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Ashrina Rushani, 14 months, and her mother, Sendie, of St. Charles, enjoy the carousel Thursday at the Swedish Days Festival in downtown Geneva.

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GENEVA – The Swedish Days festival will continue this weekend, with events scheduled through Sunday in Geneva. One event – the kids parade set for Friday – was canceled because of inclement weather.

Among the highlights:

• Battle of the Bands winner Demonous will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at central stage, on South Third Street, near the Kane County Courthouse. Demonous won the Geneva Park District contest. The Geneva band is made up of vocalist Rob Brouillette, 17, guitarist Spencer Treece, 18, drummer Erik Eldridge, 18, and bassist Julian Lynch, 17.

• Today is Kids' Day, with events starting at 11 a.m. The Radio Disney Road Crew will appear. A Kids Day Parade was scheduled, but it was canceled because of inclement weather. Those interested can check in for the parade at 11 a.m. There also will be performances and activities throughout the day. At central stage, there will be a performance by Shealeigh at 3 p.m., followed by the battle of the bands winner and then the group Final Say.

• On Saturday, the Geneva Public Library will have the conclusion of its annual used book sale, until 3 p.m. at 127 James St. Also, the All-American Soapbox Derby takes place between Campbell and Fulton streets. From 8 a.m. to noon, there will be Swedish pancakes served at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St. The Sweden Väst will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Fourth Street.

• On Sunday, the Swedish Days parade will start at 1 p.m. An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be presented at the American Legion Post 75 tent on South Second Street. Also, the carnival and amusements will continue.

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