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Kids activities kick off Swedish Days

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Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Kids enjoy festivals any day, but Tuesday's Swedish Days kickoff explodes with activity for young visitors.

Imagination is all you need at Creation Station opening at 10 a.m. on the Courthouse lawn. Catch a thrill at the carnival starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Just steps away you can twirl, spin and somersault in the air at Quad Power Jump.

Fair on the Square debuts at 4 p.m. with Istavan and His Imaginary Band.

The Rope Warrior follows at 5:15 p.m. He is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most "Rump Jumps" (jumping rope while reclining on his bottom).

Have your face painted free by The Classy Clown, enjoy free balloon art by balloon artist Dennis Scott and be amazed by the talents, and height, of Jason Kollum. All this happens from 4 to 6 p.m. in front of Central Stage on Third.

For dessert, an ice cream eating contest will be sponsored by Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream.

The excitement doesn't stop on Tuesday.

Creation Station, on the Courthouse Lawn, features a new, fun activity Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Geneva Public Library District will host "Fun at the Library Tent" Wednesday through Friday.

Friday, June 20, is "Kids' Day." All Star Sports coaches will try to dodge getting dunked. The Geneva Park District will coordinate games and activities on the courthouse lawn and Sunset Dancers. Angels Cheerleading and Geneva Gymnastics will perform.

The Kid's Day Parade invites children through the age of 10 to enter in one of these parade categories: Spaced Out, Decorated Bikes and Trikes, Fun with Duct Tape, Fictional Friends and Swedish Costumes. Decorate a bike, decorate yourself or do both. Participants should stop by the Chamber office at 8 S. Third St. to preregister, or call (630) 232-6060. Step off is at noon.

Children ages 3 to 15 can head to Geneva's Wheeler Park for mini golfing from 3 to 7 p.m. Teens age 13 and older can play mini golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday and Sunday transforms North Fourth Street into Sweden Väst, a block of all things Swedish, opening with the raising of a traditional Swedish Maypole. Come experience the Swedish game Kubb or try some authentic Swedish delicacies. Help a story of Swedish folklore come to life or visit with Pippi Longstocking.

The popular 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returns on Saturday where players age 10 and older can put their hoop skills to the test during the tournament.

Let the kids climb and imagine what it would be like to be a Geneva firefighter as the Geneva Fire Department brings their truck & ladder static display to Third Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, take the kids to watch the Grand Parade.

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