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Please note: Following the CDC and Jo Daviess County recommended precautions in regard to COVID-19 at gatherings and community events, some Galena Country happenings have been canceled or postponed by the organizers. This action is taken to protect the health of the event participants as well as the local community. This calendar is updated as soon as we are made aware of any changes. For easy reference, changes have been highlighted below: 

Canceled Events:
Oct 30: Goulish Gala, Galena
Oct 30: Balloon Glow, Galena

Oct 31: Galena River Half Marathon
Oct 31: Halloween Parade, Galena
Oct 31: Haunted Dinner at DeSoto House Hotel, Galena
Nov 20-22: Nouveau Weekend, Galena 
Nov 21: The Generals Christmas Ball, Galena   
Nov 27: Stockton Christmas Walk
Dec 5: Mistletoe Stroll Holiday House Tour, Galena
Dec 5: Christmas at the Fort, Elizabeth 
Dec 18: Galena Cellars Christmas Carols & Cookies 

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Oct
30
Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

October 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Haunted Hayride Spooky scares along a tractor pulled hayride at the farm. Due to COVID-19, please keep groups size at 3-10 people. Walk-ins accepted but not guaranteed.

Location: Dittmar Farms
Address: 256 S Grebner Road Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.858.3413
Admission: Admission Fee

Oct
31
Virtual Galena River Fall Half Marathon & 8K

Virtual Galena River Fall Half Marathon & 8K

October 31, 2020
8:00 AM
This virtual race allows you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results. When you register, instructions will be sent to you.  This is a fast, flat marathon along the scenic Galena River Trail!  For ...

Location:
Address: Depot Park, 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036 Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Admission Fee

Oct
31
Music in the Vines with Dan Peart

Music in the Vines with Dan Peart

October 31, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dan naturally pulls off performing truly tasty originals and carefully selected covers of personal influences. A great mix of energetic, feel good musicianship and singing charismatic songs including: Blues, Folk, Rock, Reggae, Country & Vintage. Wine by the glass ...

Location: Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Address: 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.777.3235
Admission: Free Admission

Oct
31
Hoof'n + Spook'n

Hoof'n + Spook'n

October 31, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a Glow Walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly, ...

Location: Hoof It Goat Treks
Address: 616, South Devils Ladder Road Galena, IL 61036 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 563.663.6944
Admission: Admission Fee

Oct
31
Haunted Hayride

Haunted Hayride

October 31, 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Haunted Hayride Spooky scares along a tractor pulled hayride at the farm. Due to COVID-19, please keep groups size at 3-10 people. Walk-ins accepted but not guaranteed.

Location: Dittmar Farms
Address: 256 S Grebner Road Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.858.3413
Admission: Admission Fee

Nov
19
Virtual Event: An evening with the author, David Ryan

Virtual Event: An evening with the author, David Ryan

November 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This is a virtual event event will take place online via Zoom.com. David Ryan is a dedicated hiker, wanderer and explorer. He has written several outdoor books, and he blogs about walking at www.gentleartofwandering.com. "Exploring Galena and Dubuque on Foot" ...

Location: Zoom.com
Address: Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.0200
Admission: Free Admission

Nov
28
Corks and Canvas

Corks and Canvas

November 28, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step directions by artist, Sandra Principe. Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience ...

Location: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.541.0068
Admission: Admission Fee

Nov
28
Galena Holiday Kick-Off - Lighting of the tree

Galena Holiday Kick-Off - Lighting of the tree

November 28, 2020
5:00 PM
Watch from a distance as Santa officially turns on the lights of the Galena Christmas Tree!  *Note: Due to COVID, there will be no additional activities this year or visits with Santa.  

Location: Old Market House State Historic Site
Address: 123 N. Commerce Street Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission