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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
815.776.9200
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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!

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Star-Spangled Shenandoah Pro Rodeo

July 1-2, 2016

Shenandoah Riding Center
It’s wild, it’s western, it’s Pro Rodeo competition at ...more

Hanover Days

July 1-4, 2016

Hanover Park District

Enjoy all the regular ...more

Galena Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2016

Downtown Galena
This is the big one!


Thousands will line the levy along the Galena ...more

Farm to Table Lunch @ Galena Marketplace

July 9, 2016

Old Market House

Yum is the operative word! This event features goodies taken ...more

Antique Town Rods Run and Car Show

July 16-17, 2016

Galena
Sat: Road tour, poker run, 98.9 miles of great scenery. Sun: Car show includes ...more

Elizabeth Community Fair

July 22-24, 2016

Elizabeth Fairgrounds and Community Building
Tractor/truck pull, horse show, livestock judging, threshing demos, craft ...more

Trail Trekker 5K Color Run/Walk

July 30, 2016

Apple Canyon Lake
Embrace the madness!


The scenic course winds around Marina Trail ...more

Midwest Garlic Festival

August 13-14, 2016

Various Locations
A celebration of garlic, food, family and music! Our goal is to bring naturally ...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

Apple Canyon Lake 38th Annual Ice Cream Social & Craft Fair

September 4, 2016

Apple Canyon Lake
I scream for ice scream!


This is the real deal. There's BBQ, grilled ...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

Lonesome Highway–a Tribute to Bob Dylan

October 23, 2016

Turner Hall
There are several reasons why, until now, no tribute performer has been ...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.
...more

Wedding in a Window

December 10, 2016

Vignette's
One lucky couple will be married in a storefront window on Main Street ...more

Galena Goes 50s Weekend, Live Music and Workshops

March 3-4, 2017

Turner Hall
Enjoy a fun filled 50s weekend in Galena. Sock Hop, Dance Workshops, Professional ...more

St. Patrick's Day celebration

March 11, 2017

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