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Galena Events


Galena is host to many premier Illinois events and festivals including Wine Lovers' Weekend, Girlfriend Getaway, Galena Country Fair, and Nouveau Weekend. A quick search of our Calendar of Events and you'll discover festivals, fairs, community celebrations, workshops and special events...no matter when you plan to visit there is a variety of things to do in Galena!

Search our comprehensive calendar by event type, keyword or date range. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event or a hands-on workshop, we'll help you find it. Check individual business pages to discover special events hosted by our community of businesses and organizations.

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Galena Country Fair

October 10-11, 2015
October 8-9, 2016

Grant Park
More than 150 vendors offering original, handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. ...more

Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour

October 16-18, 2015

Various Locations
Twenty Dirty Hands invites you on a self-guided tour of the beautiful Galena ...more

Nature Photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen - Reception & Book Signing -

October 17, 2015

MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery
A once in a lifetime opportunity is coming to Galena! Meet legendary nature ...more

Galena Halloween Parade & Festival

October 31, 2015

Downtown Galena
Join us for one of Galena's biggest events...the Annual Halloween Parade held ...more

Nouveau Wine Weekend

November 20-21, 2015

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Raise a glass as we celebrate the release of Galena Cellars' Nouveau Wine!

Area ...more

Old Fashioned Christmas in Galena - Arrival of Santa and Lighting of Tree

November 28, 2015

Old Market House
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend and start your holiday season celebration off with ...more

Old Fashioned Christmas in Galena - Living Windows

December 12, 2015

Various Locations
Stroll down Main Street and watch the windows come alive with animation.

Time: ...more

Old Fashioned Christmas in Galena - Night of the Luminaria

December 12, 2015

Various Locations
Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. From ...more

Galena Mardi Gras - Pub Crawl

February 5, 2016

Various Locations
Start Mardi Gras Weekend off right with a pub crawl! Bring your Cajun spirits ...more

Galena Mardi Gras Parade

February 6, 2016

Rain, snow or shine! Don't miss the Mardi Gras Parade! Fun and beads, beads, ...more

Galena Mardi Gras - Grub Crawl

February 6-7, 2016

Various Restaurants
What better way to taste delicious food at several Galena restaurants? Take ...more

Galena Mardi Gras - Snow & Ice Sculpting

February 6, 2016

Old Market House (123 N. Commerce St.)
Join us for Mardi Gras in Galena! Watch as professional and local snow sculpting ...more

Galena Mardi Gras - Masquerade Ball

February 6, 2016

Galena Brewing Company
Enjoy music, food, drinks and fun! Grab your beads and Mardi Gras mask and head ...more

Galena Goes 50s - Dance Workshops

February 26-27, 2016

Turner Hall
Put on your dancing shoes and sharpen your dance moves at any of our swing dance ...more

Galena Goes 50s Weekend, Live Music and Workshops

February 26-27, 2016

Turner Hall
Slip on your poodle skirts and slick back your hair because this will be a weekend ...more

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 12, 2016

Downtown Galena
A "fun for the whole family" parade including marching bands, costumed clans ...more

Galena Wine Lovers Weekend

March 18-19, 2016

Galena Wine Lovers Weekend is a city-wide celebration of good wine, good food ...more

Corkless in Galena

June 25, 2016

Depot Park
A festival celebrating the wines of Northern Illinois and beyond! Located ...more