Geneva gears up for a fun summer | Local News
GENEVA – After a year of driving events, ushered in by COVID-19 protocols, city leaders are hoping for a summer of programming a little closer to normal.
“I hope we don’t have to organize completely contactless events,” said Margie Netzel, special events coordinator in Geneva, in a presentation to city council.
She said the summer concert series will return for 2021 with the addition of a “Junk in the Trunk” sale to be held in the parking lot of the Geneva Community Center for seven of the ten Thursday nights.
The series is scheduled to debut on June 10 with “Junk in the Trunk” and Jungle Terry starting at 6 p.m., followed by Erin Burke’s music at 7 p.m. be charged $ 5 per parking space with no tables allowed.
The “Junk in the Trunk” event will not take place on July 1, 22 and 29, but the Tour de Lemon and Car show is scheduled for July 1 at 6 pm.
Musicians for the 7pm concerts include “Hush” on June 17, “Take Two” on June 24, “A music Tribute to America with Olympic Brass” on July 1, “Homemade Handmade Music” on July 8, “Simply Us »July 15th and Susan Hagan August 5th.
“We think people will want to hang out with their community,” Netzel said. She said the city will not be able to serve food, but food trucks may be present at events and downtown restaurants will be available for people to purchase food.
Netzel said movie nights are scheduled every Tuesday from June 14 to August 9. She said the event will be held at Memorial Field and start when it is dark, but people can arrive early and find a place for their blankets.
Netzel said the Geneva Business Association was also sponsoring a sidewalk sale on July 17. She said performers will be around street corners during the event which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and that Jungle Terry will also be there for a show.
A music festival will be held at Luisa’s Mexican Grill as a fundraiser.
“We have a lot of great partners downtown,” she said of the impact on downtown with vendors renting spaces for $ 10. More information is available at visitgenevaoh.com.
The free “Geneva Water Battle” is scheduled for July 25 at Memorial Field with inflatable slides.
“It’s incredibly popular,” she said of the ability for children to blow each other up with jet guns.
“The firefighters park their trucks around the track and squirt their hoses on the children,” she said.
Netzel said concert sponsors are needed.
“We do a lot to make sure our sponsors are thanked,” she said.