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Check out Galena Country Original Experiences, a collection of brand new, only-in-Galena Country experiences, featuring unique educational workshops, delicious tastings, outdoor adventures and more!

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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