Upcoming Events in Galena
2015

February 13th
Galena Mardi Gras - Pub Crawl  Various downtown pubs. Starting time 6pm.  $20.00/person

February 14
Galena Mardi Gras Parade
5:30pm Downtown Galena

February 27th - 28th
Galena Goes 50's Dance workshops
for details  www.galenabrewery.com

March 14th
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration
downtown Galena  5:30pm  Free

March 27th - 29th
Galena Wine Lovers Weekend
City wide celebration of good wine, good food, good friends. Grand tastings and wine auction at the Galena Convention Center
(only 1 1/2 miles from Belle Aire)
Friday 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 4pm to 6pm

April 11th
"Peace in Union" 150th year anniversary of the surrender at Appamattox   call 815-777-9129 for info

April 24th - 26th
General Grant's Home Front Civil War Encampment.  Galena River bank  Call 815-777-4100

May 7th
Taste of Home Cooking School
A wonderful event to take Mom to.  This is Mother's Day weekend, so make a weekend of it and bring Mom to Galena for the whole weekend. Special Packages will be posted soon.



May 16th
Galena Triathlon and Duathlon   Come to watch or participate.

June 4th - 7th
Galena Quilt Festival


June 13th and 14th
Historic Cemetery Walk 2pm-4:30-pm
galenahistory.org

June 19th - 21st
Great Galena Balloon Race
Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research
3 day event including balloon races and alefest
featuring more than 100 beers and live music

July 4th

Independence Day Celebration.  Live music at Green St. Plaza.  Parade with floats, bands and fireworks.  Live entertainment.

July 3rd and 4th
Star-Spangled Shenandoah Pro Rodeo

July 18th - 19th
9am-3pm
Antique Town Rod Run and Car Show.
More than 100 pre-1949 street rods

August 8th - 9th
Market House Square Arts Festival.  Local and regional
artists, food and beverage.

September 11th
Galena Food and Wine Festival
Galena Convention Center 6pm - 8:30pm

September 11th - 13th
Ladies Getaway Weekend
Various Locations  call 815-777-4100 for more into



September 26th - 27th
Annual Tour of Historic Homes.  An ongoing tradition here in Galena.

October 3rd
Oktoberfest. German celebration with live music, lots of food and
 weiner dog races. 

October 10th-11th
Country Fair Weekend.  More than 150 vendors offering original, handmade arts and crafts. Live entertainment, food and drink. The most
popular weekend in Galena.

October 16th-18th
Twenty Dirty Hands.  A self-guided tour of the beautiful Galena countryside, to visit some of the area's best pottery and sculpture
studios.

October 31st
Halloween Parade.  One of Galena's biggest events, the annual Halloween Parade

November 20th - 21st
Nouveau Wine
Come help Galena Cellars Winery welcome another
new wine.  Lots of great events going on.

November 27th - 29th
Beginning of Galena's Country Christmas.  Decorations galore in all the stores, Christmas parade, lots of great shopping.  Come celebrate.

December 5th
Taste of Christmas Progressive Dinner.  The Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena invite you to our annual Progressive Dinner.  Delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts, and a chance to enjoy the
company of your innkeepers, as they share stories and their beautiful bed and breakfasts with you.  www.bestofgalena.com or 815-777-0893

December 12th
Luminaria
Come see Galena lit by candlelight as 5,000 luminaria line
the streets and levy.  The most romantic night all year!!

December 12th and 19th
Mistletoe Stroll
Holiday bed and breakfast houswalk. Sponsored by the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena, come see our dining rooms and parlors decorated in the best Holiday Style. 
www.bestofgalena.com


Please be sure to double check any events you wish
to go to in order to be sure nothing has changed.
We wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

Please be aware of these ongoing events for our guests to enjoy.
Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours
Jim Post performs as Mark Twain
Magic shows
Riverboat Cruises on the Mississippi
Please call Lorraine at 815-777-0893 for more information.  I can help
you make reservations.





Your hosts: Jan and Lorraine Svec
11410 Route 20 West
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (815) 777-0893
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