MARKET HOUSE SQUARE ARTS FESTIVAL – AUG 11th & 12th Is the 10th annual outdoor arts festival at the Old Market House located in downtown Galena.

MIDWEST GARLIC FESTIVAL – AUG 11th & 12th GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC! This event is brought to you by Galena Garlic Company, if you love garlic this is the event for you!


LADIES GETAWAY WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 7th-9th Grab your girls and head to Galena for a weekend of shopping, partying, laughing, and more!

12th ANNUAL GALENA OKTOBERFEST – SEPTEMBER 22nd Get to Galena for our 12th annual Oktoberfest celebration is Depot Park. Enjoy live music, german style food and beverages, wiener dog races, and more.

51ST ANNUAL TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES – SEPTEMBER 29th-30th Take a guided tour of 5 of Galena’s historic beautiful homes. This year the Steamboat house will be on the tour!!


COUNTRY FAIR WEEKEND – OCTOBER 6th-7th Visit Galena for one of their most popular events. A weekend of over 150 vendors selling a variety of hand crafted original works of art, crafts, and fine arts. Also find family fun, entertainment, food, raffles, and more.

TWENT DIRTY HANDS – OCTOBER 12th-14th Take the self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area.

GALENA’S GHOULISH GALA – OCTOBER 26th Enjoy a scary good time at Galena’s premier costume party at Turner Hall in Galena Friday evening from 6pm-11pm. Food, drinks, and live music from Ten Gallon Hat!

40th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE & FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 27th Join us in the largest, longest, and spookiest Halloween parade in the Tri-state area! Enjoy floats, marching bands, prizes, hot air balloons blazing the trail, and treats for all!


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

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!


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!