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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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Cruisin' Thursdays

August 24, 31, 2017
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

Downtown East Dubuque
It’s not just about the cars. It’s about the atmosphere! What better ...more

ARRT Drive

September 2-3, 2017
October 7-8, 2017
November 4-5, 2017
December 2-3, 2017
January 6-7, 2018

Various locations
Experience All River Road Talent, a collection of the Tri-State region's top ...more

Apple Canyon Lake Ice Cream Social & Craft Fair

September 3, 2017

Apple Canyon Lake
I scream for ice scream!
This is the real deal. There's BBQ, grilled hot dogs, ...more

Ladies Getaway Weekend

September 8-10, 2017

Various Locations
Reconnect, relax and laugh with the ladies that mean the most. Stay busy with ...more

Heroes for History Stair Challenge 5K Race

September 9, 2017

Downtown Galena
This is a 5K on 'stair'oids! Ten laps and 3,070 steps to glory in the most extreme ...more


September 15-16, 2017

Downtown Hanover
This is one of those great old-fashioned town celebrations, including a fish ...more

Fever River Adventure Triathlon

September 16, 2017

Fever River Outfitters
Racers line up at the Galena Boat Landing next to the U.S. 20 bridge in downtown ...more

50th Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes

September 23-24, 2017

It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of ...more

Fall Harvest & Art Festival

September 23, 2017

Galena Cellars Vineyard
This autumn event has it all! Join the vineyard crew for art and wine festivites, ...more

Galena Oktoberfest

September 30, 2017

Depot Park
Don't miss this annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, ...more

Autumn Craft Fair

October 7-8, 2017

River Ridge
Whoa, this is a dilly! More than 100 crafters and artisans from the Tri-State ...more

Galena Country Fair

October 7-8, 2017
October 6-7, 2018
October 12-13, 2019

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

Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour

October 14, 2017

Various Locations
This is a self-guided tour of the beautiful Galena area countryside exploding ...more

ARRT Along the River

October 14-15, 2017

Depot Park
This is a premiere art show in a picturesque park with a background ...more

Galena Halloween Parade & Festival

October 28, 2017

Downtown Galena
Finish out October with a bang! The Galena Halloween Parade wows thousands ...more

Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

December 9, 2017

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

Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra

June 16, 2018

Turner Hall
This 14-piece orchestra transports concertgoers to another time with authentic ...more