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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: 


Postponed Events: 

Aug 1: Food Truck Fight – Postponed to Jun 5 2021

Aug 6: Outstanding in the Field – Postponed to Aug 5 2021


Canceled Events:

Jul 30- Aug 2: Jo Daviess County Fair, Warren

Aug 8: Market House Square Annual Art Festival, Galena
Aug 8: Garlick Fest at the Fort, Elizabeth
Aug 8: Willow Folk Fest, Stockton
Aug 8-9: Midwest Annual Garlic Fest, Elizabeth
Aug 13-16: RiverSong Galena Music Festival 
Aug 15: Galena Brew Fest

Aug15: Fall into Stockton
Aug 20: Elizabeth Freedom Fest
Aug 31-Sep 3: Vintage Triumph Register 2020 National Convention, Galena
Sep 11-13: Ladies Getaway Weekend, Galena

Sep 12: Heroes for History Stair Challenge, Galena
Sep 17-20: Dog Days Pet Friendly Event, Galena

Sep 18-19: Wine Lover's Weekend, Galena
Sep 19: Mallard Fest, Hanover
Sep 25: Galena Cellars Fall Harvest Festival
Sep 26: Tour of Historic Homes 

Sep 26-27: Historic Cemetery Walk, Galena
Oct 3: Galena Oktoberfest

Oct 10-11: Galena Country Fair
Oct 10-11: Autumn Craft Fair, Hanover 

Oct 16-18: Twenty Dirty Hands, Galena

Oct 17-18: The Other Side of the Anvil, Galena
Oct 30: Goulish Gala, Galena
Oct 30: Balloon Glow, Galena
Oct 31: Galena River Half Marathon
Oct 31: Halloween Parade, Galena

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Main Street Sales

Main Street Sales

August 7, 2020-August 9, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join our Main Street merchants for their spring cleaning and you are the winner. There will be sales throughout Main Street,  inside the stores. Shop til you drop and then drop into one of Main Street's great restaurants for a bite to eat.

Location: Main Street Galena
Address: Main Street Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 224.639.3436
Admission: Free Admission

The Galena Territory 5K Fun Run

The Galena Territory 5K Fun Run

August 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Kayak 5K Fun Paddle at Lake Galena returns and everyone is invited!  This public event includes the Kayak 5K race, as well as a 360-meter and 720-meter sprints for single and tandem kayaks and single and double canoes for adults and youth. Registration for participants ...

Address: 100 Marina Drive Galena, Il 61036
Contact: 815.777.2012
Admission: Admission Fee

Jewelry Class - Wire Earrings

Jewelry Class - Wire Earrings

August 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy making your own pair of earrings from copper or aluminum wire and embellish them with beads if desired. If you choose to do so, you may highlight your earrings with a marker or patina paints to bring out the design and you may lightly hammer the earrings. What you will learn: ...

Location: Artists & Artisans
Address: 137 N. Main Street Elizabeth, Il 61028
Contact: 815.213.5880
Admission: Admission Fee

Music in the Vines with Tom Rucker

Music in the Vines with Tom Rucker

August 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tom has over 15 years of professional performance experience in many bands across the Midwest. As a solo artist, he plays acoustic guitar and sings performing covers from Tom Petty to Zac Brown to Bob Marley to The Temptations and everything in between. Wine by ...

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