Ladies everywhere are getting excited for the upcoming Ladies Getaway Weekend in Galena Sept. 7-9. What is this weekend all about? Special events, shopping deals galore, contests and more… all catered to Ladies. Grab your girlfriends and #GetToGalena for some retail therapy on the #HelluvaHalfMile. Here’s your guide to navigating the weekend’s events, shopping deals and contests:
First things first… get registered
To qualify for special offers, you need to be wearing the Ladies Getaway Wristband. Collect your wristband outside Poopsie’s on Fri., Sept. 7 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. or on Sat., Sept. 8 between 9 a.m. and Noon. Collect your Scavenger Hunt Sheet at the same time. Whoever has the most correct answers, will win a prize from Riverbend Gallery!
Save all of your receipts from the weekend (food, gas, retail, lodging and activities) and then turn them in to the Ladies Getaway Galena desk at the DeSoto House Hotel’s ballroom on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You will be given a raffle ticket for every $25 you spend. The grand prize is a two-night stay in a three-bedroom house – donated by Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
Wine & Cheese Reception: Meet Geoffrey Mikol, the artist at River Bend Gallery for a wine & cheese reception on Friday Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Be the first to see Geoffrey’s new collection of photos and amazing gift items. Enjoy exclusive Ladies Getaway offerings and receive a fee gift with your purchase.
Organized Chaos, Planning Workshop: Join in on a fun and relaxing planning workshop, hosted by Poopsie’s on Sat. Sept 8 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. The cost is $45 per person. Learn to organize your chaos but with a little twist! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. The workshop includes your own sticker planner loaded with inspiration, stickers and planning prompts ($30 value), 20% off entire purchase at Poopsies, coffee, snacks and other bonus giveaways.
Galena Qaurtermania: Bring lots of quarters and meet at the Desoto House Hotel for a fun Quartermania bidding /auction event. Tickets cost $15 per person and includes your paddle and table snacks. Local vendors have donated great prizes that you can bid on using quarters. All items up for bid will be anywhere from a quarter to a dollar.
Make your own Succulent Planter: Book your space at this fun workshop held at The Neighborhood on Fri., Sept. 7 & Sat., Sept. 8 at 8-9 p.m. and on Sun. 6-7 p.m. Learn how to make a unique take home succulent arrangement! Learn how to propagate (make CUTE little ity bity plant babies) and how to nurse dying or sick cacti and succulents back to health! Costs $25 per person. For reservations, email Austin at: email@example.com. Free Drinks & Snacks will be served.
Special offers and other happenings
Discounts and special offers apply to registered Ladies Getaway Weekender’s only.
A Darkness Lovely
Fri, Sat, Sun: 15% Discount on all merchandise
Fri, Sat, Sun: Ghost Tours, Seances, Haunted Pub Tours, Vineyard Tours
Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater
Saturday 7-10 p.m.: Dinner and Show – Jerry Armstrong’s Legends of Las Vegas. $64.95
American Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
Fri, Sat, Sun: $1.00 off any purchase
At Home Galena
Fri, Sat, Sun: Buy 4 wickless candles and get the 5th free.
Bangles and Bags
Fri, Sat, Sun: Free select item with $20 purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 15% off your purchase.
Beyond the Horizon
Fri, Sat, Sun: 25% off all Red Lined Sale Merchandise. Free gift with any purchase over $20
Fri, Sat, Sun: Draw for discount.
Visit Galena’s New Chocolate Shop and meet the new owners, Antonella and Michael. They would love to talk Chocolate. Fine European and Domestic Chocolates.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 25% off all summer clothing, hats, and shoes.
DeSoto House Hotel
Saturday: 5:00 PM Quartermania – Presented by Best of Galena Innkeepers
Fri, Sat, Sun: Tour Galena’s Oldest Home – Receive 20% off the regular tour price.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Receive a free gift of Galena Art with a purchase over $10.00.
Fri, Sat, Sun: $25 drawing every day. 20% Discount Storewide. Free Gift with $30 purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Spend $25 and receive a free gift.
Elle & Becks
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20% off clothing and accessories.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Draw for discount.
Fri, Sat, Sun: $5 off any $25 or more purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20% off regular priced merchandise.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Friday: 4 p.m.- Close: 50% off Bottles of Wine – Dine in only.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20% off.
Galena Candle & Bath Company
Fri, Sat, Sun: Free gift with $30 or more purchase.
Galena Brewing Company
Friday: 8 p.m. Live music with Bryce Parks
Saturday: 8 p.m. Live music with 5th Fret
Galena Canning Company
Saturday and Sunday: 8-11 a.m. Free pastry and cup of coffee with any purchase. Special samplings.
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Friday 5:50-7:30 p.m.: Sangria Sunset at the Vineyard
Saturday: 10 a.m.: Yoga in the Vines at the Vineyard
Galena Cellars Wine Tasting Room
Sunday 10-Noon: Build your own Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar
Fri, Sat, Sun: 15% discount on merchandise
Friday 8:30 p.m.-Midnight: Live Music with Justin Morrissey
Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: Build Your Own Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar
Saturday 2-5 p.m.: Live Music with Jef Spradley
Saturday 8:30 p.m.-Midnight: Live Music with Mojo Busted
Sunday 12-4 p.m.: Scott Rische’s Acoustic Open Mic (free hot dogs, brats and brownies and $5 Bloody Mary’s and Sangria)
Sunday 1-4 p.m.: Guided Painting Class with Jan Ketza
Sunday: 8-11p.m. Miss Kitty Quiz Show (chance to win up to $500 just for watching)
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20% off and tastings
Gustafson and Grey
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20% discount
Head to Toe Sportswear
Fri, Sat, Sun: Extra 10% off select clearance items
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Ladies Create for Ladies on the lawn. Beautiful wearable, readable, gift-able handmade items by women for women. Just one block off Main Street.
Honest Johns Trading Post
Fri, Sat, Sun: Check in to see all of the great offers during Ladies Getaway Weekend.
Honest Johns Emporium
Fri, Sat, Sun: Free Jewelry Snug with purchase over $75. 20% off
LuLu and LuLu2
Fri, Sat, Sun: Free gift with a $30 purchase
Saturday 3-5 p.m.: Paint and Pour event with Carrie Baxter: Sign up with the Maggie Black Gallery (815) 599-1724. Cost $45.
Mangelsen – Image of Nature Gallery
Fri, Sat, Sun: Our expert Art Consultants are ready to help you find the perfect work of art for your home or office.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Stop by and enjoy some of our wonderful pies. We sell pies either whole or by the slice.
New Earth Animals
Fri, Sat, Sun: Bring your furry friends in and check out all of the great items. Ask about their Doggie Do’s Location.
Paradox Apparel & Accessories
Fri, Sat, Sun: 15% off your purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Buy 3 bags of novelty shaped pasta and get the 4th free.
Petals and Primitives
Fri, Sat, Sun: Spend $25 or more to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate
Friday: Stickers and Stamping Donate Stickers for kids in need.
Saturday 9:30-11 a.m.: Organized Chaos Workshop
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Honey House Lotion Product Demos
River Bend Gallery
Friday 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception. Free gift with purchase.
Root Beer Revelry
Fri, Sat, Sun: 15% off Root beer and floats.
Rustic River Finds
Fri, Sat, Sun: Buy 2 pairs of earrings/get 3rd free. For every $50 spent, enter a drawing for a necklace / earring set. Receive 20% off a $50 or more purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Draw from the Discount Bowl to get a discount percent off your entire purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Play Pin the Machon on the Man and win either 10,15,20 or 25% off. Also Play Piñata at 6 p.m. on Saturday for chance to win 50% off.
Saturday 10 a.m.: First 25 Ladies through the doors will receive a $20 gift certificate.
Saturday 2p.m.: Girlfriends Rock Fashion Show
Fri, Sat, Sun: Stop by and check out the different artist’s work.
Spice and Tea Merchants
Fri, Sat, Sun: 10% off purchases of $20 or more
Friday: Sampling and open late.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Receive a *free gift card* for a mystery amount of $5-$15! Gift cards are given at random. Door Busters will take place thought the event, including, $3 bath bombs, $5 headbands, $10 Candles, $10 scarfs and hats, $16 graphic t-shirts.
Friday and Saturday 8-9 p.m.: Succulent Plant Arrangement Class $25. To make reservations: Email Austin at: Voyagedco@gmail.com
Sunday 6-7 p.m.: Succulent Plant Arrangement Class
Fri, Sat, Sun: Spend $25 and be entered to win a computer bag made from recycled army tents.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Spend over $25 and receive a free gift.
Fri, Sat, Sun: 20 % of Regular Price
Wild Birds Unlimited
Fri, Sat, Sun: $5.00 off a $25.00 purchase.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Lizzy James Trunk Show – Win a Lizzy Wrap. First 20 receive a free charm with purchase of wrap.