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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
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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!

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Galena Mardi Gras - Parade, Masquerade Ball & Snow Sculpting

February 6, 2016

Various Locations
Galena Mardi Gras Parade
Rain, snow or shine! Don't ...more

Galena Winter Farmers Market

February 10, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 13, 2016

Galena Center for the Arts
Local vendors take over the Galena Center for the Arts this winter. Find ...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

Shamrock Shimmy 5K

March 12, 2016

Galena Elks Lodge
Grab your friends for a fun 5K through downtown Galena! The Shamrock Shimmy ...more

Galena Wine Lovers Weekend

March 18-19, 2016

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

Spaless Weekend

April 1-3, 2016

DeSoto House Hotel & Various Galena Locations
By Women. For Women. About Women. What do you call a group of classy, pinky-sipping, ...more

Tour of Galena

June 10-12, 2016

Galena and Jo Daviess County
The Tour of Galena celebrates one of the most exciting aspects of bike racing ...more

Historic Cemetery Walk

June 11-12, 2016

Greenwood Cemetery
Former residents of Galena will present their compelling stories in live ...more

Great Galena Balloon Race

June 17-19, 2016

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Don't miss this spectacular three day event. Over 20 hot air balloons, three ...more

Galena Foundation Concert featuring Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra

June 18, 2016

Turner Hall
10th Anniversary Celebration! The Galena Foundation Concert features the ...more

Corkless in Galena

June 25, 2016

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

Market Square Arts Festival

August 13-14, 2016

Old Market House Square
Juried art and fine crafts fair. Wide range of work, all original artwork ...more

Galena Food & Wine Festival

September 9, 2016

Galena Convention Center
The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring ...more

Ladies Getaway Weekend

September 9-11, 2016

Various Locations
It’s back and better than ever! Reconnect, relax, and laugh with the ...more

Tour of Historic Galena Homes

September 24-25, 2016

Various Locations
Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Trust ...more

Oktoberfest Pub Crawl

September 30, 2016

Various Locations
Have fun on the run with your host, Miss Kitty! Crawl starts at 6 pm Cost: ...more

Galena Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016

Depot Park
Annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, wiener dog races ...more

Galena Country Fair

October 8-9, 2016

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

Galena Halloween Parade & Festival

October 29, 2016

Downtown Galena
Finish ...more

Nouveau Wine Weekend

November 18-19, 2016

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

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

November 26, 2016

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

Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

December 10, 2016

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