Summer Festival Season Kicks Off in Genoa, Malta, IL


Schools are out and the summer festival season in DeKalb County begins this week with Genoa Days, June 5-8 and Malta Days, June 7-9.

Genoa Days

Genoa Days starts in Downtown Genoa on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 p.m. Genoa Days is a fundraising carnival hosted by Genoa-Kingston Fire Department and is put on by Skinner Amusements. This is the 84th year for Genoa Days.

The carnival and live music runs Wednesday June 5 to Saturday June 8. Saturday there will be a parade. Here is the full schedule. (See below for info on Malta Days.)

Malta Days Festival

The Malta Days Festival takes place June 7-9 at Lions Park in Malta. Because of all the rain, they are moving the carnival to the running track and the car show to Jackson Street by the old grade school.

The three-day event includes carnival rides; live music; craft, business & food vendors; car show; fireworks; a parade & more!

Schedule of Events

June 7, 8, & 9
5 miles west of DeKalb on Rt. 38

Friday, June 7

Carnival unlimited rides wristbands day
Advance sale $15.00 at Resource Bank Malta 5/1/19 thru 6/5/19, $20.00 at the festival.

5 p.m.-10 p.m. Great American Shows Carnival, Craft, Business & Food Vendors
5 p.m.- 12:00 Midnight Beer Garden
5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The Relics Sound Stage
6 p.m. Welcoming and National Anthem
9 p.m. Back Country Roads Sound Stage

Saturday, June 8
6:30 a.m. – 12 noon Pancake Breakfast Malta Fire Department
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car Show Lions Park
10 a.m. – 12:00 Midnight Beer Garden
12 noon -10 p.m. Great American Shows Carnival; Craft, Business & Food Vendors
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek Sound Stage
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Rockin Moxie Sound Stage
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Ethan Bell Band

Kids Day!
Face Painting, Carnival Wristbands for Sale at Carnival for unlimited rides!

Kid’s Tent Activities with Malta Library!

12 noon Cold Blooded Creatures
1:00 p.m. Face painting By Jessica
1:30 p.m. The Magic of Brian Holt
3:00 p.m. Caricature by Marlene

9 p.m. Fireworks

Sunday, June 9

Carnival unlimited rides wristbands day
Advance sale $15.00 at Resource Bank Malta 5/1/2019 thru 6/5/19; $20.00 at the festival.

9 a.m. Community Church Service
11 a.m. Parade – North 3rd Street-Bring your bag for candy!
12 noon – 6 p.m. Great American Shows Carnival, Beer Garden, Craft, Business, & Food Vendors
12 Princess Meet & Greet – Big Tent next to the Shelter House
12 noon Community Non-profit Auction
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing Sound Stage
3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. The Beaux Sound Stage

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