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Events for "Galena, IL"


  • U.S. Grant's Birthday (Apr. 17 – 18)

    Galena, IL

    The former home of the Civil War general and president celebrates his 199th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and cake.



  • Grant's Home Front Reenactment (Aug. 28 – 29)

    Galena, IL

    In Ulysses S. Grant's hometown, living-history reenacters hold an encampment along the river and stage Civil War battle reenactments at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


  • Oktoberfest (Oct. 2)

    Galena, IL

    The Lions Club puts on this riverfront festival, which includes wiener-dog races, polka lessons, nail-driving, pumpkin-decorating and a beanbag tournament.

  • Galena Country Fair (Oct. 9 – 10)

    Galena, IL

    There's a juried fine arts/arts and crafts fair, farmers market, wine garden, bake shop, music and children's games in Grant Park.

  • Halloween Parade & Festival (Oct. 29 – 30)

    Galena, IL

    There will be a hot-air balloon glow Friday, kids' activities and the town's annual parade along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.