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Weekend Spotlight: Swedish Days, Dragons, a Parade and More

Here's just a taste of all of the fun stuff going on this weekend. For a complete picture, check out the Go West Calendar.

Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans will perform Saturday at Cantigny in Wheaton. Photo courtesy of the band.KIDS' DAY: Swedish Days continues through Sunday, and Friday is "Kids' Day," with a number of activities aimed at children. The library will have a tent ouside its building at 127 James St., the Radio Disney Road Crew will offer music, games, dancing and prizes; and there will be a number of performances and activities for children on the Courthouse Lawn from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. Here's a link to the "festival at a glance" with more detailed info.

KINDIE MUSIC: Cantigny in Wheaton is hosting four concerts especially for children and families this summer, and the first one is Saturday at 2 p.m. with Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans performing in the bandshell. Concerts are included with the regular parking fee os $5 per car. Bring your blanket or chairs! 

DRAGON FIRE: Phillips Park in Aurora is hosting several outdoor movies this summer. Up next in the series is "How to Train Your Dragon" on Saturday night. Pre-event activities will be held at 8 p.m. and the movies will start 30 minutes after sunset. Bring your chairs, blanket and bug spray. A concession stand will be open; you can park at the Phillips Park Aquatic Center at 828 Montgomery Road.

HERE COMES A PARADE: The Swedish Days parade is a good one, and it steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Anderson and Center then proceeds south on Anderson, east on Route 38/State Street and down Third Street to the Metra Train Station. 

RETRO ROCK: The Geneva Commons' Summer Concert Series only has two more shows left. Up next is Sunday night, when the Neverly Brothers will play retro rock 'n' roll at 5 p.m. in the courtyard next to Houlihan's. The concerts are free. 

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