Geneva Days set to happen July 4-6

The three-day Geneva Days celebration begins its run on Thursday, July 4, and continues on through Saturday, July 6. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the celebration. Details and event sign-up forms can be found at www.genevachamberofcommerce.net. The majority of the events are kid friendly.  Plan on spending at least one day, if not all three, in Geneva.
Thursday’s events start off with a pancake feed and a 5K color run.  Next up is a golf tournament at the Hidden Hills Country Club and car show at Geneva Tire.  The Geneva Sons of the American Legion Post 68 will be operating a beer garden in the city park all day on July 4 and July 6, and from 5 p.m. to close on July 5. The 4th of July Parade will start at 4 p.m. (line-up begins at 2:30 p.m., at the Fillmore Central Elementary School).  Following the parade, awards will be given out at the City Park, along with a Quilts of Valor presentation being made. The Geneva Lions Club will be serving a meal in the park beginning at 5 p.m.  Bouncy Houses will also begin at this time.  The Home by 10 Band hits the bandstand stage beginning at 8 p.m.  Geneva Fire & Rescue will be putting on a fireworks display at dusk.
Free swimming will happen at the Geneva Family Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday.  Bouncy Houses begin operating at 5 p.m., on Friday, July 5. Adult and youth kickball tournaments begin at 6 p.m., on Friday at the main softball field.  The Route Six Six Band will take the bandstand stage at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s events begins with a MWBA sanctioned BBQ Cook-off challenge. Bouncy Houses will be available from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., in the city park on July 6 (hosted/monitored be FC cheer-leading).  Water gun/balloon fights will start at 11 a.m., on the softball field, followed by a noon meal provided by the Geneva Rotary Club. The Fillmore County Legion Riders will be hosting a 150-mile Poker Run starting from the Geneva VFW Club (registration 11-12) at noon.  Additional Saturday afternoon events:  face painting; the Amazing Race Geneva Edition for ages 13-18; water gun/balloon fights; free movie “The Green Berets” at the Rialto II Theatre; and talent show.  BBQ meal plates will be available beginning at approximately 5 p.m. (served by the Geneva PEO Chapter) at the city park. The adult/youth kick ball tournament resumes at 5 p.m. The Geneva American Legion Cornerstone Bank Sharks Seniors host SOS on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.  Karaoke in the Park starts at 8 p.m., on the bandstand. A kids outdoor movie will begin at 8 p.m.  A home run derby (no pre-registration needed) will take place following the conclusion of the Sharks’ baseball game at the Legion Ball Field.