Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23
Ulysses S. Grant’s 195th Birthday Celebration
Join us as the town of Galena celebrates the 195th birthday of U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant. Events for the weekend include a lamplight tour of the Grant Home State Historic Site at 500 Bouthillier Street from 5:00 to 6:00 Friday Night, walking tours of Main Street with Ulysses S. Grant starting in the DeSoto House Hotel Lobby at 10:00 and noon on Saturday and Sunday, and much more!
Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18
Great Galena Balloon Race
Since 2002, the Great Galena Balloon Race has raised over $200,000 for children with diabetes. This three-day event has something for everyone, with great food, a Friday night Alefest, a Saturday afternoon Wine Tasting, three balloon races with over twenty hot air balloons, a nighttime balloon glow celebration, a car show, and live music.
Saturday, June 24
Corkless in Galena (12:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
$20.00 at the gate; $16 in advance
The third annual Corkless in Galena Celebration in Depot Park features wines from wonderful wineries across Illinois. Selections include unique styles produced by family-owned vineyards. In addition to the wine, there will be food, art exhibits, and live music. Visit www.corklessgalena.com for more info.