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Old Market House State Historic Site
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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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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

Heroes for History Stair Challenge 5K Race

September 10, 2016

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

Fever River Adventure Triathlon

September 17, 2016

Fever River Outfitters
Racers line up at the ...more

Tour of Historic Galena Homes

September 24-25, 2016

Various Locations
Galena’s incredible home architecture of one of Galena's most famous ...more

Fall Harvest & Art Festival

September 24, 2016

Galena Cellars Vineyard
This autumn event has it all! Join the crew at Galena Cellars Vineyard for ...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
Don't miss this annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, ...more

Galena Country Fair

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 14-16, 2016

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

Wedding in a Window

December 10, 2016


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.

Galena Mardi Gras - Parade, Masquerade Ball

February 24-25, 2017

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