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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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4th Annual Grant's Home Front & Reenactment

April 29-30, 2017

Galena River Bank
Civil War encampments are back in town. Swarms of 1860s blue and grey uniformed ...more

Historic Cemetery Walk

June 10-11, 2017

Greenwood Cemetery
Former residents of Galena present compelling stories in live theater format ...more

2017 – 24th Annual Cemetery Walk

June 10-11, 2017

Greenwood Cemetery
Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society remembers the lives ...more

Great Galena Balloon Race

June 16-18, 2017

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

Indoor Seated Performance 2017 – 24th Annual Cemetery Walk

June 16, 2017

Grace Episcopal Church
     Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical ...more

Hunter Fuerste and His American Vintage Orchestra

June 17, 2017

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

Corkless in Galena

June 24, 2017

Depot Park
A festival celebrating the wines of Illinois! Located in a picturesque environment, ...more

Antique Town Rods Run & Car Show

July 16, 2017

Depot Park
It all begins Saturday with a road tour, poker run and 98.9 miles of great scenery. ...more

Midwest Garlic Festival

August 12-13, 2017

Terrapin Park
A celebration of garlic, food, family and music with a goal of bringing naturally ...more

Market Square Arts Festival

August 12, 2017

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

Fall into Stockton

August 19, 2017

Downtown Stockton
This family fall festival offers something to satisfy all tastes... including ...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

East Dubuque WingFest

September 9, 2017

Downtown East Dubuque
This annual chicken wing cook-off is a chicken lover's paradise! It features ...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

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

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