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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.

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Mar
20
The Galena History Hunt

The Galena History Hunt

March 20, 2021-April 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Explore Galena on a fun-filled scavenger hunt to local historic sites on Main Street, area parks and more! Purchase your map and learn unique facts and stories at each historic site along the way for a chance to win $500 and other prizes while helping to support the Historical ...

Location: In and around the Downtown area and Parks
Address: Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9129
Admission: Admission Fee

Apr
15
Virtual Event: Songwriter's Showcase

Virtual Event: Songwriter's Showcase

April 15, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Galena Center for the Arts presents its monthly Songwriters Showcase as a YouTube Premiere. Watch as musicians Lenny Wayne, Ted Williams, Andrew Houy, Desiree Irwin, Sarah Lintini, and LA Seuss as they sing their original music at outdoor Galena locations. This video was produced ...

Location: https://www.youtube.com/
Address: Galena, IL
Contact: 512.971.2289
Admission: Free Admission

Apr
16
JDCF Frog Walk

JDCF Frog Walk

April 16, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
After a short introduction, the group witll be split up into smaller groups and head off to three different stations to learn interesting facts about frogs and toads. Space is limited to 30 individuals and RSVP's are required. Please note that the event is subject to the State ...

Location: East side of the Meeker Street footbridge in downtown Galena
Address: Galena, IL 61028
Contact: 815.858.9100
Admission: Free Admission

Apr
16
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 16, 2021-April 17, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) will be celebrating their 10th annual event with 10 days of independent films starting in Galena April 16th & 17th.  JDIFF shows a wide range of independent films ranging from Documentary, Feature Films and Short ...

Location: DeSoto House Hotel - Parker Room
Address: 230 S Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 319.670.8001
Admission: Admission Fee

Apr
17
U.S. Grant's 199th Birthday Celebration

U.S. Grant's 199th Birthday Celebration

April 17, 2021-April 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join in on a fun-filled weekend of activities in celebration of President U.S. Grant’s 199th Birthday. The festivities begin at 10:00 am with a Main Street Walking Tour with General U.S. Grant beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel. The excitement continues at 11:00 am with ...

Location: 403 S. Main St and Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
Address: 211 S. Bench Street Galena, IL 61036
Contact: 815.777.9129
Admission: Free Admission

Apr
17
Create an Earth Day Necklace

Create an Earth Day Necklace

April 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Make a three tier necklace from silver plated chain, beads, and a variety of charms that you may choose to personalize with patina paints. Skills learned: attaching charms with jump rings, wrapping beads onto chain, attaching chains to stations and clasps and using patina ...

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

Apr
17
Corks and Canvas

Corks and Canvas

April 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Paint your choice of 7 paintings on canvas or paint a pair of actual wine glasses. All supplies provided. We will be located in the lovely Galena Room at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa overlooking Lake Galena. Masks will be required to be worn by all participants throughout the class. Advance ...

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