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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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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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Glaze & Graze

December 4-5, 2015

Artists' Annex
It's a creative experience that combines ceramic artistry with the enjoyment ...more

Progressive Dinner

December 5, 2015

Various Locations
Enjoy a night of dining! Multiple courses in many locations with food provided ...more

Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows

December 12, 2015

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

Wedding in a Window

December 12, 2015

Yuanzhang Zheng & Ruiying Zhang are the lucky winners of Wedding in a ...more

2015 Mistletoe Stroll Holiday House Tour

December 12, 19, 2015

Aldrich Guest House
Bed and breakfast innkeepers of Galena invite the public to tour historic ...more

Galena LitFest

January 16, 2016

DeSoto House Hotel
The 2nd Annual Galena Lit Fest will host vendors and exhibitors will include ...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

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

Corkless in Galena

June 25, 2016

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

Galena Country Fair

October 8-9, 2016

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