Pride Bridge

Galena Country has a strong history of inclusivity, with many residents and businesses championing equality and diversity. To celebrate Pride Month in June, rainbow flags and rainbow stairs will once again take over the Galena Pedestrian Bridge linking downtown Galena to Grant Park.

This warm-hearted community welcomes everyone to visit with Pride and to experience the places and people that make it Amazing for All! 🌈  Here are some of the ways to celebrate Pride Month this year: 

Galena is kicking off Pride Month with its annual Pride Picnic! On Sat., June 10, pack a picnic basket filled with yummy Galena Country eats, gather your family and friends, including your fur babies, and head down to historic Grant Park. Enjoy listening to live music while taking in breathtaking views of the city of Galena. Check out the Ulysses. S Grant Statue and the historic cannons, all while relaxing to the soothing sounds of the bubbling fountain. 

Don't forget to take a selfie on the Pride Bridge and tag it with #AmazingForAll! Tip: Galena Bakehouse will be offering exclusive bakery items during the month of June - perfect packable snacks for the picnic!

While exploring more than 125 independently owned boutiques and restaurants on Galena's Historic Main Street, make sure to check out The Neighborhood Trading Co., a beloved local LGBTQ+ Safe Space known for its vintage clothing, home decor, and trendy gifts. For other home accents, stop by The Scent Workshop and pick up an Amazing for All candle, or create a scent of your own! At the end of an eventful day of shopping, sip on a refreshing Pride Month drink special at Galena Cellars Wine Tasting Room, and be sure to check out their exclusive Pride merch! You can also find a colorful selection of cocktails at Champagne on Main! 🥂


Did you know?: The Top 3 Ranked B&Bs on TripAdvisor in Illinois are all in Galena, and they're all gay-owned and operated!  

#1 in Illinois - Aldrich Guest House (#11 out of 3516 in the US)
#2 in Illinois - Jail Hill Inn (#32 out of 3516 in the US)
#3 in Illinois - Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages (#38 out of 3516 in the US)
Consider staying at one of these exceptional lodging properties in the month of June or any other time of year!

In Galena Country, we encourage people to follow their passions. To take a deep breath, relax and be themselves. Whether exploring the rolling hills of the driftless region, treasure-hunting along Galena's historic Main Street, or indulging in a savory farm-to-table meal, it's a great time to make your way to Galena Country!

Everyone loves a good story. And here, one story always leads to another. Make memories, celebrate each other, and tag your snaps with #AmazingForAll and #GalenaCountry when sharing your story. Plan a one-of-a-kind getaway today by booking your stay and browsing the latest digital visitors guide.