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July
1
First Friday Walk-in Tattoo Event

First Friday Walk-in Tattoo Event

July 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Fridays are back! Join us this Friday, the 1st, at Emerald Buddha Tattoo for a walk-in flash event. Our artists will be designing all new, all original, American Traditional style tattoo flash sheets for you to choose from. Piercings will also be discounted.

Location: Emerald Buddha Tattoo
Address: 123 N. Bench Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.0500
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
1
Elizabeth Freedom Fest, 3rd Annual

Elizabeth Freedom Fest, 3rd Annual

July 1, 2022
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy army displays, live music, tasty food and drinks, while the kids have their faces painted and have endless fun on the bounce houses. 7 p.m: The highlight of the event is when the U.S Army Golden Knights parachute jump right into Terrapin Park. The night ends with a ...

Location: Terrapin Park
Address: 350 West Street Elizabeth, Il 61028
Contact: 815.291.7092
Admission: Free Admission

July
1
Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo and Family Fun Night

Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo and Family Fun Night

July 1, 2022
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo hosts the first of two nights of amazing entertainment through eight fiercely competitive and exhilarating competitions, where more than 150 cowboys and cowgirls will compete! Food vendors on site (please, no coolers), beer, soda, water available for ...

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

July
1
Family Fair

Family Fair

July 1, 2022-July 2, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Held in conjunction with the Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, everyone is invited to enjoy a couple hours of fun Friday and Saturday. An inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, games and petting zoo are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

July
2
Red, White, and Blues!

Red, White, and Blues!

July 2, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate Independence Day with us! Enjoy a glass of wine or slushy on the patio while being entertained with music from The Groove Hotel.

Location: Massbach Ridge Winery
Address: 8837 S. Massbach Road Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.291.6700
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
2
Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo with Pre-Rodeo Concert by John King

Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo with Pre-Rodeo Concert by John King

July 2, 2022
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo hosts the second of two nights of amazing entertainment through eight fiercely competitive and exhilarating competitions, where more than 150 cowboys and cowgirls will compete!  Country singer/songwriter John King will begin the event with a pre-rodeo ...

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Admission Fee

July
2
Live music at Galena Brewery with Kayleigh Mathews

Live music at Galena Brewery with Kayleigh Mathews

July 2, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Kayleigh Mathews is an American Country Music Singer, Songwriter, and Nashville Recording artist. Her love for music began at a young age with genre influences rooted in bluegrass, Gospel, and Traditional Country. Growing up in the southwest, she began honing her songwriting craft ...

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
3
Stockton 5K/10K Race

Stockton 5K/10K Race

July 3, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Stockton 5k/10k run walk will take place at Stockton Memorial Park on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022.  Race registration will be at the Stockton Park House with methods in place to respect social distancing.  We will have chip timing with results posted during ...

Location: Stockton Township Memorial Park
Address: 540 N. Rush Street Stockton, IL 61085
Contact:
Admission: Admission Fee

July
3
Fourth at the Fort

Fourth at the Fort

July 3, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate our nation's birth the 1832 way! Play a game of town ball (the precursor to baseball), cool off with a water race, and listen to speeches, toasts, and petitions! Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch, or take out from your favorite restaurant, and enjoy the fun. Please ...

Location: Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Address: 311 E. Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.858.2028
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
3
Hanover Days 2022

Hanover Days 2022

July 3, 2022-July 4, 2022
6:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Join us for two days of fun in downtown Hanover! On Sunday, July 3rd, sno-cones and snacks will be available before the parade begins at 6:00p. After the parade, head over to the VFW (at 102 Filmore Street) for live music, more delicious food, a button drawing, and so much more. ...

Location: Downtown Hanover
Address: Main Street Hanover, IL 61041
Contact:
Admission: Free Admission

July
4
4th of July Celebration - Stockton, IL

4th of July Celebration - Stockton, IL

July 4, 2022
12:00 AM
A strong community tradition that has grown into an event that hosts thousands each year! Stockton has a population of 2,000, but on July 4th thousands more take part in festivities and witness an amazing fireworks display. This celebration is easily the largest and longest-running ...

Location: Stockton Memorial Park
Address: Highway 20 West & Pearl St. Stockton, Il 61085
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission

July
4
Galena Independence Day Celebration - 25th Annual

Galena Independence Day Celebration - 25th Annual

July 4, 2022
6:00 PM
Happy Birthday, U.S.A! Downtown Galena will be in high spirits as the town celebrates the Fourth of July!  6 p.m. Head on down to the Green Street Plaza to enjoy live entertainment, food, and beverages while waiting for the fireworks display to begin. At dusk, be ready to ...

Location:
Address: Main Street Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission

July
4
DeSoto House Hotel Rooftop BBQ

DeSoto House Hotel Rooftop BBQ

July 4, 2022
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Enjoy burgers, brats, hot dogs, and chicken, along with wine and beer, as you take in Galena's amazing Fourth of July fireworks display! For tickets, please visit the hotel's front desk or call.

Location: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S. Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 800-343-6562 or 815-777-0090
Admission: Admission Fee

July
8
Karaoke at Galena Brewery

Karaoke at Galena Brewery

July 8, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Karaoke night at Galena Brewing Company back by popular demand. Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing the night away!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
9
Farm Fun Day in The Galena Territory

Farm Fun Day in The Galena Territory

July 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Experience life on a farm at the Farm Fun Day sponsored by the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau! Spend a couple hours in the beautiful Galena Territory and visit the petting zoo, milk a cow, make ice cream and butter and create a Circles of the Earth bracelet. It's fun for the whole ...

Location: Shenandoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N. Brodrecht Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9550
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
9
Live music at Galena Brewery with Shekinah King

Live music at Galena Brewery with Shekinah King

July 9, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Shekinah King is a singer/SongwriterKeyboardist who has been playing in churches and weddings since the age of 15. She enjoys branching out to play in new venues.

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
14
Golf Outing Fundraiser at Galena Golf Club

Golf Outing Fundraiser at Galena Golf Club

July 14, 2022
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
You’re invited to join Galena Center for the Arts for a Golf Outing Fundraiser to help us finish our new building! Our Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held at Galena Golf Club on July 14 from 11 am to 8 pm. For the most current information, visit galenacenterforthearts.com ...

Location: Galena Golf Club
Address: 11557 US Highway 20 West Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0261
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
15
Daryl Moon Comedy and "Screwlywed Gameshow" with Dinner!

Daryl Moon Comedy and "Screwlywed Gameshow" with Dinner!

July 15, 2022-July 16, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Need a date night idea for you and your significant other? Well look no further, this comedy show will have you laughing all night long. Enjoy two hours of interactive fun, a gourmet meal, and great drinks! Choose one of three delectable entrees and sit back and enjoy the show! Reservations ...

Location: Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Address: 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.994.2868
Admission: Admission Fee

July
16
Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

July 16, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Guided tours of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's Casper Bluff are back for 2022. Bring the family to learn about the restored native prairies, oak savannas, and past Native American presence from trained volunteer guides. The tour will take place on mowed trails over ...

Location: Caser Bluff Land and Water Reserve
Address: 870 S. Pilot Knob Road Elizabeth, IL 61036 Elizabeth, IL 61036
Contact: 815.858.9100
Admission: Admission Fee

July
16
Jazz in the Vineyard

Jazz in the Vineyard

July 16, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a day full of music, laughter, and of course wine! Enjoy the Massbach experience with jazz guitarist, Ron Tegeler.

Location: Massbach Ridge Winery
Address: 8837 S. Massbach Road Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.291.6700
Admission: Free Admission

July
16
Galena Brew Fest

Galena Brew Fest

July 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Savor local and regionally crafted brews, wine and spirits atop the beautiful mountain at Chestnut Mountain Resort, overlooking the Mississippi River. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Chestnut and when hunger strikes, have a great meal at the restaurant ...

Location: Chestnut Mountain and Resort
Address: 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.2248
Admission: Admission Fee

July
16
Diva & Jeorge

Diva & Jeorge

July 16, 2022
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for the inspired sounds of the dynamic vocal duo Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montell. Advanced tickets are required; Please call the winery to purchase your tickets. Deck seating includes wine tasting, dinner and show.

Location: Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery
Address: 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041
Contact: 815.591.2126
Admission: Admission Fee

July
16
Live music at Galena Brewery with Kevin Boehnke

Live music at Galena Brewery with Kevin Boehnke

July 16, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
From Iowa City, Iowa, Kevin Boehnke is an independent artist, session player, and songwriter. Kevin has recorded several albums with national award-winning artist Chad Elliott, as well as tracks with Patrick Cunningham, Ben Foster, Rachel Bearinger, and others. The talented musicians ...

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
17
Goldmoor Cooking Class

Goldmoor Cooking Class

July 17, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn how to make pasta dough and shape Tortellini and Agnolotti! Take your pasta dough home to make pasta with family and friends. Ticket includes 1 glass of wine/champagne, 1 charcuterie board (per 3 people), main course of Morel Agnolotti, and a delicious mini ...

Location: Goldmoor Inn & Resort
Address: 9001 N. Sand Hill Road Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.3925
Admission: Admission Fee

July
17
Ginny Luke in Concert

Ginny Luke in Concert

July 17, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Galena Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome Ginny Luke to our stage on July 17 at 7:00pm. This dynamic electric violinist and singer hails from Dubuque, Iowa and has found much recent acclaim in Los Angeles. Join us for this exciting performance.

Location: Galena Center for the Arts
Address: 971 Gear Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0261
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
19
Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

July 19, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided tours of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's Casper Bluff are back for 2022. Bring the family to learn about the restored native prairies, oak savannas, and past Native American presence from trained volunteer guides. The tour will take place on mowed trails over ...

Location: Caser Bluff Land and Water Reserve
Address: 870 S. Pilot Knob Road Elizabeth, IL 61036
Contact: 815.858.9100
Admission: Admission Fee

July
21
Songwriters Showcase: The Guthries and Chad Aaron Olson Jr.

Songwriters Showcase: The Guthries and Chad Aaron Olson Jr.

July 21, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us for our July Songwriters Showcase featuring The Guthries and Chad Aaron Olson Jr. The showcase will be held at the Center on July 21 at 7 pm. This event is free, but donations are appreciated. The Guthries are an American Roots music duo creating music peppered with influences ...

Location: Galena Center for the Arts
Address: 971 Gear Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0261
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
18
Youth Acting Camp: Monologues

Youth Acting Camp: Monologues

July 18, 2022-July 22, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn basic vocal techniques, have fun with theater games, explore improv skills, and put all your newly learned skills together in the performance of a short theatrical or film monologue at the Friday afternoon showcase. The camp will be taught by Cindy Tegtmeyer. Cindy was a ...

Location: Galena Center for the Arts
Address: 971 Gear Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0261
Admission: Admission Fee

July
23
Pies for Preservation: Pies, Baked Goods, Food Trucks

Pies for Preservation: Pies, Baked Goods, Food Trucks

July 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Galena Preservation Advocacty Organization (GPAO) is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Galena’s homes and buildings and has embarked on a program to place historic plaques in front of all Galena homes over 75 years in age. We will be raising funds at this ...

Location: Grant Park
Address: 625 Park Avenue Galena, IL 61036
Contact:
Admission: Free Admission

July
23
Rapped with Smoke and Vesperman Farms Food Trucks at Galena Cellars Vineyard

Rapped with Smoke and Vesperman Farms Food Trucks at Galena Cellars Vineyard

July 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We are excited to welcome local food truck favorites to Galena Cellars Vineyard this season! Enjoy delicious BBQ from our friends from Rapped with Smoke and homemade ice cream from Vesperman Farms! All of our wines will be available by the glass, bottle, wine tasting and tasting ...

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

July
23
Corks and Canvas

Corks and Canvas

July 23, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Corks and Canvas Create your own Painting or Paint a Pair of actual Wine Glasses. Artist Sandra Principe will take you step by step through the creation of your painting. Choose from 8 designs for canvas or paint from a selection of many wine glass designs. All supplies are included. ...

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

July
23
Live music at Galena Brewery with Tony Walker

Live music at Galena Brewery with Tony Walker

July 23, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tony Walker is a band of one. He performs songs everyone knows on acoustic guitar while playing drums with his feet.

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
22
Elizabeth's 101st Community Fair

Elizabeth's 101st Community Fair

July 22, 2022-July 24, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
For 101 years, the Elizabeth fair has been a tradition not only in Elizabeth, but in the entire region. Special happenings to be announced closer to the time. Experience small town life at its best! Great Food, vendors, music, beer tent and more! Dairy and Sheep Show, Dairy ...

Location:
Address: 310 North West St. Elizabeth, Il 61028
Contact: 815.218.0597
Admission: Admission Fee

July
27
George Strait Tribute

George Strait Tribute

July 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A Tribute to George Strait is the show that takes you on a journey through the life and music King George Strait. He has 60 number one hits; the most of any artist of any genre of music! Gordy performs some of his biggest hits and shares some of the stories behind the songs, such ...

Location: Ehrler Special Event Barn
Address: 11866 W. Chetlain Lane Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.893.9202
Admission: Admission Fee

July
28
Live at the Plaza

Live at the Plaza

July 28, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A new celebration called Live at the Plaza will be held at Green Street Plaza every last Thursday of the month, starting on May 26, and ending September 29! This family-friendly, free-to-attend event will feature regional musicians, performers, food and drink. June’s Live ...

Location: Green Street Plaza
Address: 110 Green Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission

July
25
Teen Acting Camp: Scene Study

Teen Acting Camp: Scene Study

July 25, 2022-July 29, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Utilize specific vocal and movement techniques to develop a character. Learn how putting your attention on your partner builds a compelling relationship onstage. Put all your newly learned skills together in the performance of a short theatrical or film scene during a Friday showcase ...

Location: Galena Center for the Arts
Address: 971 Gear Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 779.214.0261
Admission: Admission Fee

July
29
Classical Blast - Concert to Benefit Safe Haven Humane Society

Classical Blast - Concert to Benefit Safe Haven Humane Society

July 29, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classical Blast from Chicago brings their "Bach to Rock" concert show to Galena. From Bach to Beethoven, Mozart and beyond, Classical Blast melds popular classical music by these masters into classic rock hits by bands like Metallica, Beatles, Radiohead, Audioslave, Muse, ...

Location: Turner Hall
Address: 115 S. Bench Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.858.2265
Admission: Admission Fee

July
29
Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

Karaoke Night at Galena Brewery

July 29, 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Karaoke night at Galena Brewing Company back by popular demand. Warm up your vocal cords and get ready to sing the night away!

Location: Galena Brewing Company
Address: 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.281.9015
Admission: Free Admission

July
30
Abraham Lincoln Dinner

Abraham Lincoln Dinner

July 30, 2022
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Your attendance is requested at the DeSoto House Hotel on July 30th, 2022 at 5:30pm as Mr. Lincoln again addresses the people of Galena from his place on the historic balcony of the hotel. Following his oration, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for dinner and theatre, ...

Location: DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 S. Main Street Galena, Illinois 61036
Contact: 815.777.0090
Admission: Admission Fee