Galena/Jo Daviess County Calendar

Galena Events

galena.org, events calendar, galena events, galena events calendar, things to do in galena, galena things to do, events in galena

RSS XML iCal Galena, ILCentral Time
This hCalendar-compliant page is optimized for search engines. View this calendar as published at www.visitgalena.org.

Holly Jolly Homicide! A Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner

Galena Country Come enjoy an evening of Murder, Christmas cheer, and Dinner! Solve the holiday mysteries of Galena and surrounding areas all by the light of the your ugliest Christmas sweater! Come prepared to eat, and solve the Holliest, Jolliest Murder around!! Choose from one of the delicious entrees to accompany your salad, bread, and Dessert! Lasts approximately 2 hours. Reservations recommended. Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $49.95 $34.95. Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Jewelry Class- Hammered or Stamped Cuff Bracelet

Galena Country Make a cuff bracelet using aluminum or copper pre-made bracelet blanks. You will make either a stamped or a hammered cuff bracelet of your own design using premade copper of aluminum (your choice) bracelet blanks. For more details and to register, please visit the following Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/2FLgmYH. Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/137NMain. Admission: $20 per person  Senior discount: $18. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Victorian Death Club Presents....Hearts, Tarts and Body Parts...Murder Mystery Dinner

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia's Under the Lamplight 129. S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Samuel Harness

Galena Country Samuel Harness is an American soul music artist. Samuel is currently playing Live shows around the Mid West promoting his New Music. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games

Galena Country Cheer on over 400 athletes as they go for the gold in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing! For three days athletes from around the state will compete in the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games.  An opening ceremony and a parade of athletes will take place downtown Galena. The parade will work its way down Main Street and back to the Post Office area where the ceremony will be held. Finally, to top off the ceremony, Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will hand off the torch to athletes who will carry it along its path and light the cauldron holding the Flame of Hope to kick off the Games! A fireworks display will take place at the end of the ceremony. Telephone number: 630.942.5610. Web site address: https://www.soill.org/. Admission: Free. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Thursday, February 6, 2020. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W. Chestnut Rd. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.soill.org.

SOLD OUT: Otto's Place Dinner featuring Chef Kevin Scharpf

Galena Country Enjoy a special 4 Course Dinner featuring acclaimed Chef Kevin Scharpf of Brazen Open Kitchen & Bar in Dubuque, IA.  Beverages, Beer, Wine and Cocktails available for purchase. Telephone number: 815.776.0240. Web site address: www.ottosplace.com. Admission: $55 per person  SOLD OUT. Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Otto's Place 100 Bouthillier St. Galena IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Classical Blast

Galena Country Classical Blast provides a fresh take on rock music, using instruments not typical in today’s rock/pop era. Featuring cellist Petar Kecenovici and violinist Alin Cernaianu, both classically trained musicians from Romania, Classical Blast brings the classical arts to mainstream entertainment. Event Brite tickets link: http://bit.ly/379ZtTG. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: http://bit.ly/379ZtTG. Admission: $10 per person  Online Tickets: http://bit.ly/379ZtTG. Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Bald Eagle Bus Tour

Galena Country Observe wintering bald eagles along the Upper Mississippi River. Eagles may be seen fishing, perching in trees, sitting on the ice, or even flying and migrating overhead as the tour bus visits five different historic bald eagle wintering communities. If bald eagles are present, each tour may have some excellent photographic opportunities.  The 4-hour tour provides enjoyable education about the eagle: its past, present and future. The bald eagles daily feeding habits, migration, movements and life history, s well as survival problems will be presented.  A tour participant will come away with a better appreciation of America's symbol, and an understanding of why we should all strive to keep the bald eagle flying free.  Departure is from the Stoney Creek Inn parking lot in Galena. Telephone number: 815.594.2306. Web site address: http://www.eaglenature.com. Admission: Adult $85 Child $60 (under 17 years). Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Stoney Creek Inn Highway 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Bridal Show & Open House at Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House

Galena Country This is an event you won't want to miss!! Bridal Show and Open House at a brand new, gorgeous wedding venue in Warren, IL on the second floor of the Pecatonica Beer Co. Taphouse. Chat with curated local vendors and plan your dream wedding in one day! In addition to other giveaways and prizes, Pecatonica Tap House is offering $500 off the booking price for couples who lock in their wedding date at the venue before the end of February. Telephone number: 608.558.5449. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/469539143964828/. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House 136 E Main St. Warren, IL 61087.

Ski & Snowshoe at Wapello

Galena Country The Friends of Wapello invite you to explore the trails of Wapello by snowshoe or ski and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies under the new pavilion. With a nice layer of snow, wildlife tracks can be seen and traced around their habitat. You will have the opportunity to meet members of the volunteer, Friends group and ask questions about the exciting things going on at Wapello. This event is weather permitting. Free and RSVP's not needed. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Wapello Land and Water Reserve 8642 RT 84 South Hanover, IL 61041.

Famous First Ladies: The Power Behind The Power

Galena Country Back by popular demand! After numerous requests, The Women of Courage and Commitment will again present "Famous First Ladies, The Power Behind The Power". Learn what it was like to be First Lady from Abigail Smith Adams, Nellie, Taft, and Lou Hoover. They will share little known stories of their time in the White House. And as an added bonus, hear from Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway. Don't miss this interesting program, which delves into the stories of the private lives of some of history's most powerful women.  Please call for reservations at 815-281-2393. Telephone number: 815.281.2393. Web site address: https://www.prairieridgeofgalena.com. Admission: $12  *Includes a delightful array of cookies and tea or coffee. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Prairie Ridge of Galena 1 Prairie Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Lewis Knudsen Duo

Galena Country Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities). In the past few years Lewis has toured coast to coast in the US, as well as South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.K. Lewis has opened for bands such as Amy Helm, Jesicca Hernandez, Nicholas David, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

4 course Valentines dinner

Galena Country Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Enjoy this 4 course Valentine's Dinner together at the Goldmoor Inn.  Appetizer  Lamb Chops Frenched lamb chops, caponata, mint cucumber coulis or Malpeque Oysteres Fresh East Coast Oysters, Mignonette Sauce, Champagne Caviar Segundo Charred Romaine Caesar Flash grilled romaine hearts, truffle butter Panzanella toast, crisp shallot, heirloom tomato bruschetta relish or Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque Creamy Bisque, crisp brussel sprout leaves, candied hazelnut, hazelnut cream Entrée Petite Filet Oscar 6oz Filet Mignon, bone marrow hollandaise, white asparagus, jumbo lump crab, roasted marble potatoes, braised cippolini onions, roasted heirloom carrots or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak Sashimi Grade 6oz Ahi Tuna, Sesame crusted and seared, Asian slaw, Thai relish, wasabi duchess potatoes, seared baby bock choy Dessert White Chocolate Panna Cotta paired with passion fruit gooseberries and rose water syrup. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $70. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Winter Carnival Weekend

Galena Country Have "snow" much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories. Enjoy a cozy bonfire while watching the Hot Air Balloon Glow, play snow games, watch ice carving and more. The complete schedule of events will be listed on Eagle Ridge's web site. The Nordic Center on the South Course: • Sledding on the 18th hole with a 75-foot vertical drop • Cross-country skiing • Ice skating on a 1.5-acre pond. Telephone number: 815.777.5000. Admission: Free. Friday, February 14, 2020 – Monday, February 17, 2020. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr. Galena, IL 61036.

4 course Valentines dinner

Galena Country Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Enjoy this 4 course Valentine's Dinner together at the Goldmoor Inn.  Appetizer  Lamb Chops Frenched lamb chops, caponata, mint cucumber coulis or Malpeque Oysteres Fresh East Coast Oysters, Mignonette Sauce, Champagne Caviar Segundo Charred Romaine Caesar Flash grilled romaine hearts, truffle butter Panzanella toast, crisp shallot, heirloom tomato bruschetta relish or Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque Creamy Bisque, crisp brussel sprout leaves, candied hazelnut, hazelnut cream Entrée Petite Filet Oscar 6oz Filet Mignon, bone marrow hollandaise, white asparagus, jumbo lump crab, roasted marble potatoes, braised cippolini onions, roasted heirloom carrots or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak Sashimi Grade 6oz Ahi Tuna, Sesame crusted and seared, Asian slaw, Thai relish, wasabi duchess potatoes, seared baby bock choy Dessert White Chocolate Panna Cotta paired with passion fruit gooseberries and rose water syrup. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $70. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Valentine's Prime Rib Dinner with Ten Gallon Hat

Galena Country Bring your Valentine to Cajun Jack's for dinner and live entertainment from Ten Gallon Hat! Enjoy Prime Rib with your choice of potato and salad. Need flowers for your special evening? Call ahead and flowers will be waiting at your table when you arrive. Reservations are welcome! ***Flower orders must be placed at least 24 hours ahead of time.***. Telephone number: 815.858.3535. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/808464243003493/. Admission: $25 per person. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cajun Jack's Bar & Grill 1336 Highway 20 W Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Victorian Death Club Presents...Hearts, Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery Dinner

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Friday, February 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Bridal Fair - 10th Annual

Galena Country Visit with the regions top wedding specialists to make your Galena Country wedding the best it can be. Visit with all aspects of your wedding in one location and register for dozens of prizes. Brides may pre-register online for free prior to the event. Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.thegalenabridalfair.com. Admission: $5. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Java, Chocolate & Champagne Stroll - 2nd Annual

Galena Country Galena is hosting their second Java, Chocolate & Champagne Stroll! Take your time enjoying a few special treats as you stroll your way along Galena's magical Main Street. The entire weekend will have a Java, Chocolate & Champagne theme to it with specials and events sprinkled everywhere you look. Your ticket buys you a punch card good for 10 treats (mix and match as you like between our chocolate, java & champagne options). Your ticket also will get you a commemorative cup that you can use during the stroll. Telephone number: 815.541.1454. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2mDfpeI. Admission: $25 advance purchase  $30 on day of event Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2mDfpeI. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 4:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

4 course Valentines dinner

Galena Country Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Enjoy this 4 course Valentine's Dinner together at the Goldmoor Inn.  Appetizer  Lamb Chops Frenched lamb chops, caponata, mint cucumber coulis or Malpeque Oysteres Fresh East Coast Oysters, Mignonette Sauce, Champagne Caviar Segundo Charred Romaine Caesar Flash grilled romaine hearts, truffle butter Panzanella toast, crisp shallot, heirloom tomato bruschetta relish or Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque Creamy Bisque, crisp brussel sprout leaves, candied hazelnut, hazelnut cream Entrée Petite Filet Oscar 6oz Filet Mignon, bone marrow hollandaise, white asparagus, jumbo lump crab, roasted marble potatoes, braised cippolini onions, roasted heirloom carrots or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak Sashimi Grade 6oz Ahi Tuna, Sesame crusted and seared, Asian slaw, Thai relish, wasabi duchess potatoes, seared baby bock choy Dessert White Chocolate Panna Cotta paired with passion fruit gooseberries and rose water syrup. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $70. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites. Hearts, Tarts and Body Parts Murder mystery dinner

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Valentines & Vino: A Galena Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner

Galena Country Enjoy this wine & dinner pairing designed to be both entertaining and educational! Starting with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Valentines & Vino includes a 3-course dinner and wine pairing. Your main course entrée will be paired with two wines as chosen by our winemaker...it's up to you to decide which pairing you like best! Wine, good food and romance is in the air!  Limited seating available. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: $54.95. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Galena Cellars 515 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Murder and Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Come to the haunted DeSoto House Hotel for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore, and true ghost stories, with a touch of music. Hear of infamous murders, suicides, tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. The intimate, indoor Salon style show runs for 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission, and features free appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Additional dates: Mar.14: 8-9:45 p.m. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

4 course Valentines dinner

Galena Country Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Enjoy this 4 course Valentine's Dinner together at the Goldmoor Inn.  Appetizer  Lamb Chops Frenched lamb chops, caponata, mint cucumber coulis or Malpeque Oysteres Fresh East Coast Oysters, Mignonette Sauce, Champagne Caviar Segundo Charred Romaine Caesar Flash grilled romaine hearts, truffle butter Panzanella toast, crisp shallot, heirloom tomato bruschetta relish or Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque Creamy Bisque, crisp brussel sprout leaves, candied hazelnut, hazelnut cream Entrée Petite Filet Oscar 6oz Filet Mignon, bone marrow hollandaise, white asparagus, jumbo lump crab, roasted marble potatoes, braised cippolini onions, roasted heirloom carrots or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak Sashimi Grade 6oz Ahi Tuna, Sesame crusted and seared, Asian slaw, Thai relish, wasabi duchess potatoes, seared baby bock choy Dessert White Chocolate Panna Cotta paired with passion fruit gooseberries and rose water syrup. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $70. Sunday, February 16, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts, Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2019

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $49.95 $34.95. Sunday, February 16, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

4 course Valentines dinner

Galena Country Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart! Enjoy this 4 course Valentine's Dinner together at the Goldmoor Inn.  Appetizer  Lamb Chops Frenched lamb chops, caponata, mint cucumber coulis or Malpeque Oysteres Fresh East Coast Oysters, Mignonette Sauce, Champagne Caviar Segundo Charred Romaine Caesar Flash grilled romaine hearts, truffle butter Panzanella toast, crisp shallot, heirloom tomato bruschetta relish or Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque Creamy Bisque, crisp brussel sprout leaves, candied hazelnut, hazelnut cream Entrée Petite Filet Oscar 6oz Filet Mignon, bone marrow hollandaise, white asparagus, jumbo lump crab, roasted marble potatoes, braised cippolini onions, roasted heirloom carrots or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak Sashimi Grade 6oz Ahi Tuna, Sesame crusted and seared, Asian slaw, Thai relish, wasabi duchess potatoes, seared baby bock choy Dessert White Chocolate Panna Cotta paired with passion fruit gooseberries and rose water syrup. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $70. Monday, February 17, 2020, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration

Galena Country Fri. Feb. 21: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2 p.m.: Registration  6 p.m.: Start Mardi Gras weekend off right with a pub crawl! Bring your Cajun spirits and Sugar Skull passions for lots of fun, great friends, drinks and plenty of beads! Participants will head down Galena's Main Street to participating local establishments. Sat. Feb. 22: Galena Mardi Gras Throwing of Beads Ceremony 5 p.m. Rain, snow or shine! Don't miss your chance to collect beads, beads and more beads down Main Street. Sat. Feb. 22 - Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at Galena Brewing Co. 8 p.m. Free live music by The Wundo Band, food, drinks and shot specials as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Masks will be for sale. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Fri. Feb. 21: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl: $15 per person Sat. Feb 22: Mardi Gras Throwing of Beads Ceremony: Free  Sat. Feb 22: Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Free entry, masks for sale. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites Murder Mystery 2019

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: $49.95 $34.95. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery: Tapestry Band

Galena Country Weaving a rich fabric of music from the 70s, 80s and beyond. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia's Under the Lamplight 129. S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Big Nut Open - 12th Annual

Galena Country Competitions: Rail Jam  Big Air  Slopestyle  Age Divisions: 12 and under, 13-17, 18 and over/Open Prizes: Cash for open class Product from our sponsors for non-open divisions. Telephone number: 800.397.1320. Web site address: https://www.chestnutmtn.com. Admission: $10 for each event.  *All competitors must have a valid lift ticket and helmet. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:30 AM – Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:00 PM. Chestnut Mountain Resort 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Road Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Cajun Jack's Jerky Competition - 2nd Annual

Galena Country Sample jerky made by locals! There will be no store bought jerky, all jerky will be homemade. Enjoy live music while you taste. Telephone number: 815.858.3535. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/492156894771276/. Admission: $5. Sunday, March 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Cajun Jack's Bar & Grill 1336 Highway 20 W Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Scrap Booker Spectacular Weekend

Galena Country Scrapbook Spectacular | 3 days, 2 nights Come out to Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa and create your family memories, meet new friends, share ideas and learn what’s new in the scrapbooking world! Your Scrap Booking Spectacular Weekend Includes: Dinner Friday Night Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday Breaks during the day Saturday Sunday Brunch in Woodlands Restaurant 20% off services/treatments in Stonedrift Spa Voucher for two scoops of ice cream in Paisanos Italian Bistro $10 credit to be used during your stay $5 off any purchase of $50 or more at Peddlers Boutique *Some restrictions apply. Telephone number: 815.776.5056. Web site address: www.eagleridge.com. Admission: Prices start at $269 per person, plus tax and resort fee. Friday, March 6, 2020 – Sunday, March 8, 2020. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Goes 50s - Sock Hop

Galena Country Fri. Mar. 6 7 p.m.: Practice your dance moves at the Galena Brewing Company for Saturday's Sock Hop! The DJ will be playing dance hits from the 50s/60s for you to jive to.  Sat. Mar. 7  9 a.m.: Attend dance workshops given by professional dance instructors.  6-10 p.m.: Dance the night away at the Sock Hop at the Historic Turner Hall. Live Music by The Tailfins. Telephone number: 815.275.5231. Web site address: www.galenaswingdance.com. Admission: $10. Friday, March 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult $49.95 Child $34.95. Friday, March 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult $49.95 Child $34.95. Saturday, March 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Galena Country Fri. Mar. 13 - St. Patrick Pub Crawl  Sign up opens at 2 p.m. at The Grape Escape. , 6 p.m Start St. Patrick's weekend off right with a pub crawl! , The crawl heads down Main St. in Galena starting at the Green Street Tavern at the DeSoto House Hotel. , $15/person includes drink specials and give-aways! Sat. Mar. 14 - Shamrock Shimmy 5K Race, Mini Shimmy kid's race starts at 8 a.m. , Adult Shimmy for adults starts at 8:15 a.m. , Starting behind the Elks club in front of the Old Market House. , $30 entry fee with t-shirt, drink token, water, raffle ticket and goody bag. , Awards will be given to the Best Dressed, 1st Place Male, 1st Place Female, and Most Fun Group. , Elks will donate a portion of the profits to the Galena ARC. , Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/shamrock-shimmy/2019/register Sat. Mar. 14 - St. Patrick's Day Parade, Starts at 4 p.m. on Main Street, Galena.  , A "fun for the whole family" parade including marching bands, costumed clans and floats. Admission:… Telephone number: 815.777.0011. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Fri. Mar. 13 - St. Patrick's Pub Crawl, Sat. March 14 - Shamrock Shimmy Race $30 including t-shirt, drink token, water, raffle ticket & goody bag.  Sat. March 14 - St. Patrick's Day Parade $15 p.p. including drink specials and give-aways. Free. Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 14, 2020, 5:00 PM. Galena Elks Lodge 123 N Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult $49.95 Child $34.95. Friday, March 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia's Under the Lamplight 129. S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Murder and Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Come to the haunted DeSoto House Hotel for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore, and true ghost stories, with a touch of music. Hear of infamous murders, suicides, tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. The intimate, indoor Salon style show runs for 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission, and features free appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Celeb Health & Wellness Weekend at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Galena Country As winter ends, gather your friends to renew and restore with PBS Health and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour of "Step it Up with Steph" and Culinary Guest Momma Cuisine. The focus is on health and self-care for the mind and body including fitness classes, spa services, relaxing with friends, and personal advice from a variety of experts. Guests can either stay in a classic Inn or in one of Eagle Ridge’s many on-site homes and villas which accommodate two to 10+ people. Throughout the weekend, guests may attend as many workshops as they like, choose to book spa services or simply enjoy time with friends. Two nights lodging (choice between house, villa, or Inn or Courtyard rooms, several price ranges available). Option: Girlfriend’s House Package - 2 to 10+ people per house Friday Fitness Mixer, reception. Swag give-aways including yoga mat, towel and water bottle. (The package does not include dinner on Friday night) Saturday Breakfast Collaborative, interactive lunch with Momma Cuisine &… Telephone number: 815.776.5056. Web site address: www.eagleridge.com. Admission: Weekend package starts at $358 (price pending room type). Friday, March 20, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult: $49.95 Child: $34.95. Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Early Spring Birding Walk

Galena Country Woodcocks are one of nature's earliest signs of spring. Learn how the woodcock dances in the sky and on the ground to attract a mate. The Valley of Eden short grassland habitat is thriving with wildlife of all kinds and we invite you to join us in viewing the sunset showing of woodcocks and other wildlife in their home. Meet by the kiosk for an introduction before we start down the trail. (rain/snow date: April 2nd). Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM. Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary 5559 E Rush Creek Road Stockton, IL 61085.

Wine Lovers Weekend - 13th Annual

Galena Country Take part in one of Illinois largest indoor wine tastings. Sip and savor your way through this 13th annual Grand Tasting event, while choosing from over 250 wines. This is a citywide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. Wine lovers of all sorts enjoy fine wine, culinary delights, celebrity chefs, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena Country can possibly pull out. Be spirited away to warm the winter and add romance, whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love of a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping enchant visitors. The opening Grand Tasting & Auction is one of the largest indoor wine tasting events in Illinois. Sample from over 250 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits. Grand Tasting Times:  Fri: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sat: 1-3:30 p.m and 5-7:30 p.m. Advanced Grand Tasting ticket purchase required. Telephone number: 815.747.6335. Web site address: https://www.wineloversweekend.com/. Admission: $60. Friday, March 27, 2020 – Saturday, March 28, 2020. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult $49.95 Child $34.95. Friday, March 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater 129 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Cellars Wine Lovers' Luncheon

Galena Country Join in on this annual Wine Lovers’ Weekend event at Galena Cellars, a wine and food pairing luncheon you won’t want to miss! Catered by The Rafters Restaurant of Lena, IL and hosted by the Lawlor-White family, this luncheon event showcases Galena Cellars wine, great food and plenty of cheer. The noon event will be held at our Vineyard location on North Ford Road. Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: https://galenacellars.com/product/wine-lovers-luncheon/. Admission: $54.95 per person. Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step directions by artist, Sandra Principe. Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Class includes a glass of wine. Advance reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815-541-0068. Additional dates: April 25 May 30 June 13 July 11 August 15 September 19 October 17 November 28 December 5. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 per adult $35 per child. Saturday, March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Victorian Death Club Scotch Skulls and Socialites presents Hearts Tarts and Body Parts Murder Mystery 2020

Galena Country You are required to attend the urgent meeting of the Victorian Death Club! Please attend in your finest evening garb. A fine dinner will be served including salad, bread, an entree of your choice and finishes with  Amelia's very own delectable Dark Chocolate mousse! Be prepared to discuss Galena's Darkest history, true accounts of murder and mystery that only the Victorian Death club could possible unravel!! Telephone number: 815.994.2868. Web site address: www.ameliastours.com. Admission: Adult $49.95 Child $34.95. Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Amelia's Under the Lamplight 129. S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Spaless Weekenders

Galena Country By Women. For Women. About Women. What do you call a group of classy, pinky-sipping, proper, ballroom dancing, fashion conscious women? B-O-R-I-N-G! What do you call outrageous, hat-wearing, improper, tutu-wearing women? We call them Sisters, of course! Sisters are part of a very exclusive society called Spaless Weekenders. Descending on Galena, IL once a year for a weekend of eating, drinking, shopping, dancing, singing, visiting. The Galenian's await our arrival each spring, outfitting their store shelves, restocking, and battening down the hatches. Come out and join in on a weekend of fun and memories! They hail from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even Florida! So do you want to become a Sister? Join in! Telephone number: 414.403.3025. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/SpalessWeekenders/. Admission: See registration details on website. Friday, April 17, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend

Galena Country A weekend celebration of the birthday of our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, right here in Galena. U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the civil war and ran for president while living in Galena. Learn more about his life here. Itinerary is based on previous year's event and is subject to change closer to the date.    Fri. April 17 5 -6 p.m. – The popular Grant Home Lamplight Tour, at the Grant Home State Historic Site, 500 Bouthillier St. gives participants the opportunity to see Grant’s home as he and his family saw it – by the soft light of gas lamps. Sat. April 18 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. –  Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, 211 S. Bench St. free admission and refreshments. 10 a.m.& noon – Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant; meet in DeSoto House Hotel lobby, 230 S. Main St.; $15 per person. 11 a.m. – Home Front Pie Auction at Gateway to History; dozens of locally donated pies will be up for auction. Noon – The trial of the “Nefarious Plot to Capture General U.S. Grant ,” and more… Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/events/u-s-grant-birthday/. Admission: See description below for details. Friday, April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – Sunday, April 19, 2020, 6:00 PM. Various locations - see description below for details.

Frog Walk

Galena Country Bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena, IL. Learn all about frogs and toads, join in on a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail to see how many frogs can be seen and heard. Participants will learn about the difference between frogs and toads as well as how to identify them by their sound or “call”. Parking is available on Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Galena. This is a catch and release event and will be held rain or shine. Pic credit:  (c) Rich Mattas. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Meeker Street Footbridge Galena, IL 61036.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage

Galena Country The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities for the general public and scout groups, celebrating Ulysses S. Grant's birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments & encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Saturday: Reenactors will be located all-day in Depot Park, located along the Galena River across from downtown Galena. The Galena Fire Department holds its bucket brigade. Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. Sunday:  Watch as reenactors recreate a Civil War skirmish in front of the Galena Train Depot. For Scout Groups: Take part in one of the Midwest’s biggest and best scouting adventures. Find more information at http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/USGrantPilgrimage/USGP-Activities Schedule is approximate and subject to change. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. Friday, April 24, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020. Various locations Downtown Galena. For more info visit www.blackhawkscouting.org.

Corks and Canvas

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step directions by artist, Sandra Principe. Class is 2 hours long and is held in a lovely room overlooking Lake Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. No prior experience required. Class includes a glass of wine. Advance reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815-541-0068. Additional dates: May 30 June 13 July 11 August 15 September 19 October 17 November 28 December 5. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 per adult $35 per child. Saturday, April 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.