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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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Independence Day Parade, Celebration and Fireworks

Downtown Galena
Main Street
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-0019

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Galena’s Fourth of July celebration, which is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Galena will kick off with live music at the Green Street Plaza at 2 pm. The annual community parade begins at 6 pm, featuring local businesses, floats, bands, marchers and fireworks. Following the parade, enjoy the live entertainment provided by Dr. Mark and the Sutures and food by the GOATS cycling club in the Green Street Plaza until the fireworks begin (4 pm - 9:30 pm). The fireworks will launch from Grant Park at dusk. With free admission and a full day of fun lined up, the Galena fourth of July celebration is a must to check on your calendar.

The Galena ARC is also hosting it's 2nd annual 4th of July Community Celebration at Galena's Recreation Park. There will be a kid's area with bounce houses, games, and face painting along with 4th of July celebration activities which will include: Mud volleyball, slam dunk contest for kids, home run derby (adults + kids), dunk tank, euchre tournament, live bands throughout the day, and much, much more!