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Celebrate Pride Month in Galena Country

Galena Country has a strong history of inclusivity with many residents and businesses championing equality and diversity. To celebrate Pride Month in June, rainbow flags and rainbow stairs will once again take over the Galena Pedestrian Bridge linking downtown Galena to Grant Park.

This warm-hearted community welcomes everyone to visit with Pride and to experience the places and people that make it Amazing for All! Here are some of the ways to celebrate Pride Month this year: 

When searching for accommodation, consider Aldrich Guest House owned by husbands Robert and Douglas Mahan. They will be selling beautifully custom-designed Pride mugs and, will donate a percentage of the sales to the HRC. Aldrich happens to be the first and only cannabis-friendly lodging property in the area, featuring a separate 'Potting Shed', complete with snacks!

Galena is kicking off Pride Month with the Galena Pride Kick Off show on Friday, June 11 at Ashton Hill Farm. This entertaining drag show features the Key City Pride cast and promises to be a blast! On Sat. June 12, pack a picnic basket filled with yummy Galena Country eats, gather your family and friends, including your fur babies, and head down to the first-ever Galena Pride Picnic in historic Grant Park. Geoff and Alex from Inn at Felt Manor will be your hosts, and you will be treated to live music while taking in breathtaking views of the city of Galena. Check out the Ulysses. S Grant Statue, the historic cannons, and enjoy the soothing sounds of the bubbling fountain. 

Don't forget to take a selfie on the Pride Bridge and tag it with #AmazingForAll! Tip: Bread & Vine Bakery will be offering exclusive food items and a cotton candy tower during the month of June - perfect for the picnic! 

While exploring more than 125 independently owned boutiques and restaurants on Galena's Historic Main Street, stop in at Galena Book & Paper, where you will find some impressive LGBTQ classics and new releases in stock. Visit Galena Apothecary where you'll find limited-edition t-shirts, totes and stickers celebrating PRIDE.

No living room is complete without the gorgeous aroma of the custom-made Amazing For All candles from The Scent Workshop and for the kitchen, take home a specially designed handcrafted cheese and charcueterie board from The Galena Spoon Co. Your kids and pups will love the exclusive products available at New Earth Animals and Galena Kids Store & Learning Center available thru June. At the end of an eventful day, sip on a refreshing Pride Month drinks special at Galena Cellars Wine Tasting Room

Galena will be ending pride month in style with the Pride Drag Brunch at Ashton Hill Farm. Join A'Keria Davenport, from RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and an amazing cast for a fun filled day! 

In Galena Country, we encourage people to follow their passions. To take a deep breath, relax and be themselves. Whether exploring the rolling hills of the driftless region, treasure-hunting along Galena's historic Main Street, or indulging in a savory farm-to-table meal, it's a great time to make your way to Galena Country!

Everyone loves a good story. And here, one story always leads to another. Make memories, celebrate each other, and tag your snaps with #AmazingForAll and #GalenaCountry when sharing your story.

Plan a one-of-a-kind getaway today by booking your stay and browsing the latest digital visitors guide. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center for a free mini pride flag and sticker!