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Apr
17
Spirits and Spirits Tour

Spirits and Spirits Tour

April 17, 2021-December 30, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Are you looking for something to do after a day of shopping Galena’s Main Street, but it’s not yet time for dinner? Join in on the  Spirits and Spirits Tour where the "Bootlegger" guide will take you into three truly haunted Galena Establishments: The ...

Location: Haunted Galena Tour Company
Address: 304 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.990.7203
Admission: Admission Fee

May
21
Dead Bawdy: Galena's Hysterical Historical Comedy Show

Dead Bawdy: Galena's Hysterical Historical Comedy Show

May 21, 2021-January 1, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Boozey Laughs, Sexy Secrets, Stupid Deaths!  They've dug up all of the juiciest dirt...just for you! Dead Bawdy, Galena’s hysterical historical comedy show, is now performing at Main Street’s majestic DeSoto House Hotel! Join in on an adult evening ...

Location: The DeSoto House Hotel
Address: 230 South Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 954.593.8796
Admission: Admission Fee

June
5
Mary Jo Hinds' Solo Show

Mary Jo Hinds' Solo Show

June 5, 2021-July 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As an artist, Mary Jo hopes that her canvases can bring beauty and peace in our fast-paced world, if for only a few minutes. She paints what she feels in her heart. To her, practice and learning to appreciate the beauty in everything are great teachers. A simple leaf...a close ...

Location: Artists and Artisans
Address: 137 N Main St Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.213.5880
Admission: Suggested Donation

June
18
Great Galena Balloon Race

Great Galena Balloon Race

June 18, 2021-June 20, 2021
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sky above, earth below, fire within...the life of a hot air balloon!  Explore these magical inventions at this spectacular three-day event. Get right up close to the balloons and learn all about them. This event features more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, a night ...

Location: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Address: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa444 Eagle Ridge Dr.Galena, IL 61036 Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Admission Fee

June
19
Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

June 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The public is invited to join newly trained volunteer guides for an experiential tour of this magical place where nature’s treasurers meet with history’s secrets. Casper Bluff commands some of the best views of the Mississippi River and its backwater sloughs and is ...

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

June
19
Corks and Canvas

Corks and Canvas

June 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose from 7 paintings on canvas or paint a pair of actual wine glasses. We will be in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience is required. Advance reservation and payment is required. Contact Sandra at 815-541-0068 with questions ...

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

June
19
Music in the Vines with Mississippi Duo

Music in the Vines with Mississippi Duo

June 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

June
20
Music in the Vines with John Moran

Music in the Vines with John Moran

June 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

June
20
Fete de la Musique

Fete de la Musique

June 20, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Galena Center for the Arts is hosting a "Make Music Day". The event is open to all ages and will be outside on the grounds of the new art center location at 971 Gear Street. Bring your voice, an instrument if you have it and join in! There will be local musicians singing ...

Location: 971 Gear Street
Address: 971 Gear Street Galena, IL 61036 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 512.971.2289
Admission: Admission Fee

June
25
Travis Hosette and the Sounds of Frank Sinatra Dinner Show

Travis Hosette and the Sounds of Frank Sinatra Dinner Show

June 25, 2021-June 26, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy a night of dinner and a show with some fun audience participation. Whether its a family night out, bachelorette party, or a date night for you and your significant other. It's a night you won't want to forget!

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

June
26
Farm Fun Days

Farm Fun Days

June 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau at the ACL Clubhouse for a farm fun day. This is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. There is no charge. Donations welcomed. Milk a cow, make ice cream and butter, visit the petting zoo, make a circle of earth bracelet, and ...

Location: Apple Canyon Lake Club House
Address: 14A157 Canyon Club Dr Apple River, IL 61001
Contact: 815.858.2235
Admission: Suggested Donation

June
26
Music in the Vines with Keith Scott

Music in the Vines with Keith Scott

June 26, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

June
26
Beauty and the Butterflies w/Kim Bauer

Beauty and the Butterflies w/Kim Bauer

June 26, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bring a beverage of your choice, and paint beautiful Butterflies on canvas. All supplies are included in the fee to complete a 16 x 20 canvas painting. You are also welcome to bring a photo or idea of something you would enjoy painting and create your own masterpiece. A ...

Location: Artists and Artisans
Address: 137 N Main St Elizabeth, IL 61028 Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.213.5880
Admission: Admission Fee

June
26
Tap House Mug - Live Pro Wrestling Tournament

Tap House Mug - Live Pro Wrestling Tournament

June 26, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A one night live pro wrestling tournament presented by Homegrown Wrestling! This family event is a Warren Chamber fund raiser for the Warren EMS, fire and ambulance.  Call to book your tickets!  After the cheering is done and teeth are swept off the floor, ...

Location: Pecatonica Tap House
Address: 136 East Main Street Warren, IL 61087
Contact: 815.990.3096
Admission: Admission Fee

June
27
Pride Drag Brunch

Pride Drag Brunch

June 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join A'Keria Davenport, from RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and an amazing cast for the 2021 Pride Drag Brunch! 10 am: Doors Open 11 am: Meet & Greet 12 pm: Showtime Brunch  Tables include seating for 6-10 guests and all table guests must also have a general ...

Location: Ashton Hill Farm Galena
Address: 500 Wild Indigo Lane Galena, IL 61036 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.669.9618
Admission: Admission Fee

June
27
Music in the Vines with A Pirate Over 50

Music in the Vines with A Pirate Over 50

June 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

July
1
Elizabeth Freedom Fest, 2nd Annual

Elizabeth Freedom Fest, 2nd Annual

July 1, 2021
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
3
Hanover Days

Hanover Days

July 3, 2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The day kicks off with the Hanover VFW Ladies Auxiliary Pancake breakfast at the VFW,102 Fillmore Street, serving 8 –11 a.m. The parade takes place at 6 p.m. After the parade, enjoy the VFW’s beef supper and outdoor music by Ten Gallon Hat. Nearby, in the VFW parking ...

Location:
Address: Hanover, IL 61041
Contact:
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
3
Stockton 5k/10k

Stockton 5k/10k

July 3, 2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Enjoy a great community course offering breathtaking scenery and the best runner perks in Northwest Illinois. On course entertainment provided by the Stockton Band, performance T-shirts provided to all runners, instant race results are provided online, on your phone, and at a ...

Location: Stockton Township Memorial Park
Address: Stockton, IL 61085
Contact:
Admission: Admission Fee

July
3
Music in the Vines with Big Medicine

Music in the Vines with Big Medicine

July 3, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

July
3
Shenandoah Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo

Shenandoah Freedom Reins Pro Rodeo

July 3, 2021-July 4, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saddle up for the Shenandoah Pro Rodeo in The Galena Territory. Fans will see the world’s best bucking horses and bulls and double tough cowboys with nerves of steel when the rodeo rolls into town. The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out West for two nights featuring bareback ...

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

July
4
4th of July Celebration - Stockton, IL

4th of July Celebration - Stockton, IL

July 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: US Highway 20 West & Pearl Street Stockton, Il 61085
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission

July
4
Fourth at the Fort

Fourth at the Fort

July 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Looking for something to do before the fireworks in Elizabeth begin? Pack a picnic lunch and join in on an afternoon of fun at the Fort! Bring your own lunch (or grab your lunch from your favorite restaurant to-go) and have a picnic on the Fort lawn. Try historic games like Graces, ...

Location: Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Address: 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028
Contact: 815.858.2028
Admission: Free Admission

July
4
Music in the Vines with Steve McIntyre

Music in the Vines with Steve McIntyre

July 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This 4th of July Weekend, join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome bring a picnic ...

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

July
4
Galena Independence Day Celebration - 24th Annual

Galena Independence Day Celebration - 24th Annual

July 4, 2021
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 St.Galena, IL 61036 Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.776.9200
Admission: Free Admission

July
6
Belden Boy Writing Camp

Belden Boy Writing Camp

July 6, 2021-July 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Unique writing camp for children ages 8 years and up inside an 1859 one-room school, Belden School. Educator and author, P J HarteNaus (Belden Boy Series), will teach the art of becoming a writer and illustrator in this three day camp, producing a hard cover book for each ...

Location: Belden School
Address: 53 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.4150
Admission: Admission Fee

July
9
Travis Hosette and the Sounds of Frank Sinatra Dinner Show

Travis Hosette and the Sounds of Frank Sinatra Dinner Show

July 9, 2021-July 10, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy a night of dinner and a show with some fun audience participation. Whether its a family night out, bachelorette party, or a date night for you and your significant other. It's a night you won't want to forget!

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

July
10
Farm Fun Days

Farm Fun Days

July 10, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau at the Shenandoah Riding Center for a farm fun day. This is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. There is no charge. Donations welcomed. Milk a cow, make ice cream and butter, visit the petting zoo, make a circle of earth bracelet, ...

Location: Shenadoah Riding Center
Address: 200 N Brodrecht Rd Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.858.2235
Admission: Suggested Donation

July
10
Music in the Vines with DR Duo

Music in the Vines with DR Duo

July 10, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

July
11
Music in the Vines with Ky & Ty Acoustic Duo

Music in the Vines with Ky & Ty Acoustic Duo

July 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

July
11
Puff N' Paint

Puff N' Paint

July 11, 2021
12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Take part in a guided art lesson taught by Heather Houzenga.  The cost includes: 1. Art materials: 16x20 canvas, 16 to 18 ounces of specially mixed pouring paint, choice of approximately 10 paint colors to choose from, use of tarps, cups, misc. paint tools, paper towels, ...

Location: Ashton Hill Farm Galena
Address: 500 Wild Indigo Lane Galena, IL 61036 Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 319.849.8162
Admission: Admission Fee

July
16
Elizabeth's 100th Community Fair

Elizabeth's 100th Community Fair

July 16, 2021-July 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
For 100 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
16
The Screwlywed Game

The Screwlywed Game

July 16, 2021-July 17, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy a night of dinner and a show with some fun audience participation. Whether its a family night out, bachelorette party, or a date night for you and your significant other. It's a night you won't want to forget!

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

July
17
Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

Guided Tour of Casper Bluff

July 17, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
One of Jo Daviess County’s most cherished sites just got better. “We receive a lot of questions from visitors to Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve. So, we’ve created family friendly, guided tours, to help answer many of these questions about this beloved place,” ...

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

July
17
Galena Brew Fest

Galena Brew Fest

July 17, 2021
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 great meal at the restaurant! The ...

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

July
17
Music in the Vines with Steve Kalmes

Music in the Vines with Steve Kalmes

July 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome to bring a picnic and blankets & chairs. ...

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

July
18
Music in the Vines with Jordan Danielson

Music in the Vines with Jordan Danielson

July 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join in on the 2021 Music in the Vines Series! Enjoy Galena Cellars wine and live music by your favorite local artists in Galena's countryside. Wines by the glass & bottle and Wine Flights will be flowing all day! You're welcome you to bring a picnic and blankets ...

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