Events

JUNE

CEMETERY WALK – JUNE 9th-10th Presented by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society, the 25th Cemetery walk will be held at Greenwood Cemetery Sat. and Sunday. Watch as local performers portray individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives.

GREAT GALENA BALLOON RACE – JUNE 15th-17th A spectacular three-day event with more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, an evening glow extravaganza, car show, and more! Also a wine flight on Saturday! Details can be found on Eagle Ridge’s website.

CORKLESS IN GALENA – JUNE 23rd Sample select wines produced by family owned Northern Illinois Wineries. Spend the day enjoying food, art, and live music!

JULY

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – JULY 4th Celebrate our countries birthday with activities all around the town, annual 4th of July parade, and fireworks at dusk.

NW IL ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL – JULY 21st-22nd Visit Stockton as they celebrate their 4th annual NW IL Arts & Jazz festival. There will be art to view, classes to join, live entertainment, local cuisine wine and beer!

ELIZABETHS SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – JULY 21st Join the town of Elizabeth as they celebrate 150 years!

AUGUST

157th ANNUAL JODAVIESS COUNTY FAIR – AUG 2nd-4th Celebrate at the oldest fairgrounds in IL with livestock shows, exhibits, Rodeo, Demolition Derby, carnival rides, live entertainment, and more!

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!

SEPTEMBER

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.

OCTOBER

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.

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!