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Galena Independence Day Celebration

Downtown Galena
Various locations
Galena IL 61036
Local: 608.732.8628

Event Dates


This is the big one!

Thousands will line the levee along the Galena River to watch the dazzling fireworks display. But there's so much to do before the first fuse is lit.

Tue., July 4

- 8 a.m. - Buckhill Run. Up to the challenge? Part of the Galena ARC's 3rd Annual 4th of July Celebration @ Recreation Park, featuring bounce houses, art/craft area, face painting, grass volleyball tournament, slam dunk contest, 3-point shooting contest, softball game (Galena Fire Dept. v. Galena Elks Club), dunk tank, BINGO and live music by Lonely Goats. For more information or to register for events, e-mail galenaarc.org or call 815.777.2248.
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Live entertainment on the Green Street Plaza, featuring Dr. Mark and the Sutures. There's food and beverages, too!
- 6 p.m. - Parade, featuring local businesses, floats, bands, marchers and fireworks.
- 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Live entertainment on the Green Street Plaza by Ten Gallon Hat. There's food, too!
Dusk - Fireworks launched from Grant Park. Visible from all over downtown.