Events

NOVEMBER

34th ANNUAL NOVEAU WINE WEEKEND NOVEMBER 16th-17th Celebrate the fall season with Galena Cellars as they unveil their 2018 Noveau wine!

SHOP SMALL WEEKEND – NOVEMBER 23rd – 25th Shop small shop local on Galena’s Main Street and enjoy special promotions, demonstrations, and free cocoa all weekend long!

HOLIDAY KICKOFF NOVEMBER 24th Help Galena kick off the holidays downtown with carolers, tree lighting, Santa’s escort parade, and of course the big guy himself and Mrs. Claus!

DARK SIDE OF THE YULE NOVEMBER 30th Christmas meets classic rock in Classical Blast’s Dark Side of the Yule concert at Turner Hall. Hear a new take on traditional Christmas classics with a blend of classical and rock instruments, it’s sure to please!

DECEMBER

HOLIDAY FIRE IN THE SKY – DECEMBER 1st Watch as Galena lights up the sky to kickoff the holiday season. Enjoy live carolers, hot cocoa, and a festive bonfire!

LUMINARIA AND LIVING WINDOWS – DECEMBER 8th You won’t want to miss this beautiful night as the town will be glowing and Main Street windows will be decorated and live for this holiday season!

JANUARY

WHISKEY WEEKEND – JANUARY 26th Sip your way through winter with an extensive collection of Bourbons and Whiskeys!

FEBRUARY

JAVA, CHOCOLATE, AND CHAMPAIGN STROLL – FEBRUARY 16th Take your time enjoying a few special treats as you stroll your way along Galena’s magical Main Street. The entire weekend will have a Java, Chocolate & Champagne theme to it with specials and events sprinkled everywhere you look.

MARCH

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND CELEBRATION – MARCH 1st- 2nd Enjoy Mardi Gras weekend Galena style with a pub crawl, parade, and a Masquerade Ball!

GALENA GOES 50’S – MARCH 8th – 9th A weekend full of live music and dancing and a Sock Hop at historic Turner Hall!

WINE LOVER’S WEEKEND – MARCH 22nd – 23rd Take part in one of Illinois largest indoor wine tastings. Sip and savor your way through this 12th annual Grand Tasting event, while choosing from over 250 wines.

SPALESS WEEKENDERS – MARCH 29th – 30th Descending on Galena, IL once a year for a weekend of eating, drinking, shopping, dancing, singing, visiting. The Galenian’s await our arrival each spring, outfitting their store shelves, restocking, and battening down the hatches. Grab your gals and get to Galena!

APRIL

GRANT’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WEEKEND – APRIL 12th- 14th A weekend of history here in Galena with a Civil War re-enactment, pie auction, walking tours the Grant himself, and free admissions to the Galena & Grant Museum.