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Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Story Telling & Bonfire

Galena Country Bring a lawn chair and join the Friends of Wapello by the fire for story telling. Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited the Wapello Reserve passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh around a bonfire. You can even bring a marshmallow or two! Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Wapello Land & Water Reserve 8642 RT 84 South Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Songwriters' Showcase with Don Greenwood and Friends

Galena Country Don Greenwood and Friends (Rick Harris and Scott Stieber) will each be performing his own original music in the monthly Songwriters' Showcase. Each has performed around the Driftless Area for years and brings his own style to the performance. This event is in a casual setting and loved by both the musicians and the audiences. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Songwriters' Showcase with Don Greenwood and Friends

Galena Country Don Greenwood and Friends (Rick Harris and Scott Stieber) will each be performing his own original music in the monthly Songwriters' Showcase. Each has performed around the Driftless Area for years and brings his own style to the performance. This event is in a casual setting and loved by both the musicians and the audiences. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena Country An annual self-guided tour of pottery studios throughout the Galena area. This event features wheel throwing demonstrations, fresh fired pots and raku firing. These potters open up their studios to you! Come to browse and buy! Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 20, 2019, 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Cross cut

Galena Country Dennis Chapman and Sheree Doyle make a beautiful Duo. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Farmers Outdoor Market

Galena Country Purchase locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, raw honey, re-purposed handcrafted items, crafts, homemade soaps,  walnuts, farm fresh eggs, and more! A new feature this years is hot breakfast sandwiches. Additional dates: Every Saturday through October. Telephone number: 563.542.0996. Web site address: www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N Commerce St Galena, IL 61036.

Other Side of the Anvil and Music Fest

Galena Country Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA), will present this special hands-on event. Six forging stations, complete with forge, anvil, vise, and tools, will be fired up, and skilled regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on smithing instruction for all visitors. New to the event in 2019: The Historical Society will have food, live music, drinks and a bake sale until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hands-on blacksmithing 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Traditional broom tying (brooms available for purchase) 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Historic Indian Agency House booth 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Bake sale, and food by Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly Noon-6:30 p.m.: Beer and wine tent Noon-6:30 p.m.: Live music  Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hands-on blacksmithing 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Traditional broom tying (brooms available for purchase) 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Historic Indian Agency House booth 9:30 a.m.-4… Additional dates: Sun.Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM. The Stillman Mansion 513 Bouthillier Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music: Brian Marceau

Galena Country Brian Marceau has played music in the Midwest and Canada for nearly 40 years. An Iowa resident, Brian currently plays solo and group gigs in the Tri-State area. Featuring vocals, guitar, piano and harmonica, he brings a casual approach to entertaining. He is always up for impromptu audience participation. Guests are welcome to join him at any time to prove their talents! His songlist includes the Beatles, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Van Morrison, and many other pop, blues and rock artists. Join Brian for a fun afternoon. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

The Men of Courage and Commitment

Galena Country A new and exciting program. Told from the gentlemen's point of view, Women of Courage and Commitment will present Men of Courage and Commitment. The show features five notable men from Jo Daviess County. Sharing wonderful stories about their lives will be: John Armstrong, Hezekiah Gear, Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Daniel Smith Harris and Henry Gratiot. These historical figures will be portrayed by: Jeffery Bishop, Brian Schoenrock, Al Elsbree, Phil Jackman, and Tim Wedeward, respectively. You won't want to miss this new, interesting and informative program. Reservations are encouraged by calling 815-777-0090. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: $15 per person Includes tea, coffee, and dessert. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St Galena, IL 61036.

Diva & Jeorge- Evening Concert

Galena Country Live music event with Chicago's premiere entertainers, Diva & Jeorge Buy tickets at www.fergedaboudit.com/buytickets-1. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: $75 Covered Deck $20 Lawn Seating. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Rd. Hanover, IL 61041.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

"Remembering Old Galena"

Galena Country "Remembering Old Galena" is a musical tour of Galena from the lead mining days to the golden era of steam boating and the turmoil of the Civil War. The presentation includes 20 songs including historic music from the 1820's through modern original songs by Carole Sullivan and Jim Post. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: Adult: $15 Child: $8. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - A Few Blind Mice band

Galena Country The amazing duo are professionally trained entertainers that formed the 5 piece band A Few Blind Mice. This talented collective has a dream to create beautiful music to the world's ears. This Bluesy Jazz duo is the next best Midwest gem that will likely earn global recognition. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Other Side of the Anvil and Music Fest

Galena Country Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA), will present this special hands-on event. Six forging stations, complete with forge, anvil, vise, and tools, will be fired up, and skilled regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on smithing instruction for all visitors. New to the event in 2019: The Historical Society will have food, live music, drinks and a bake sale until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hands-on blacksmithing 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Traditional broom tying (brooms available for purchase) 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Historic Indian Agency House booth 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Bake sale, and food by Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly Noon-3:30 p.m.: Live music  Noon-4 p.m.: Beer and wine tent. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The Stillman Mansion 513 Bouthillier Street Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Nov.10:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

"Heisenberg" Table Reading

Galena Country *Please note: Adult language and subject material* This is a table reading featuring Ronn Toebaas and Margaret Scott. The story begins in the bustle of a London train station when Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. The audience is invited to participate in a talkback about the play and the subject after the reading. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: $8 per person. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Joe McShane

Galena Country This Irish singer/songwriter/musician has written songs for most of the top artists in Ireland. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, accordion and harmonica. His songs—many originals—are sweet and melodious. His velvety voice, coupled with the lyrics of traditional Irish, country or folk music, showcase why many feel he is a musical treasure. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Balloon Glow

Galena Country *Schedule is approximate, subject to change and weather dependent*  Ready, set... Glow!  As a kick off to the Halloween Parade weekend... approximately 10 hot air balloons will glow along the levee  on the east side of the Galea River.   The balloons will fly on Sat. morning around 7 a.m. from the back of the Palace Campground - weather permitting. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Galena River Levee Galena. IL 61036.

Ghoulish Gala Street Party

Galena Country Are you ready to get Ghoulish? Have a scary good time at Galena's premier costume party! Live music, dancing, food and beverages! . Telephone number: 815.777.9050. Web site address: www.galenachamber.com. Admission: $5. Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Green Street Between City Hall and Post Office Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Dough Brundies

Galena Country Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show plays his acoustic rock hits at the Galena Brewing Company! Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Halloween Parade & Festival - 41st Annual

Galena Country *Schedule is approximate and subject to change once finalized*  In the morning, hot air balloons will sail from Palace Campground over Galena (weather dependent). 1-4 p.m.: Take the kids to the Kids Fest at the Galena ARC, 11084 W US Hwy 20, where local businesses will be providing a variety of kids activities and treats. Come in costume. Free entry (donations accepted). 2-6 p.m.: Grab a bite to eat before the parade at the Food Festival on Perry St. and Washington St.  6:30 p.m. The Halloween Parade will start at the corner of Main St. and Franklin St. and will proceed down Main Street, exiting at the Floodgate.  This is the largest, longest and spookiest parade in the tri-state area, featuring spectacular floats, marching bands, costumed participants, prizes and treats for guys and 'ghouls' of all ages.  Koozies and glow sticks can be purchased at the kids fest and at the parade.  Transportation:  1-5:30 p.m. Free shuttle buses will be collecting from Walmart parking lot at 10000… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://galenachamber.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Main St. Galena IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenachamber.com.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

SOLD OUT - DeSoto House Haunted Dinner

Galena Country DeSoto House Hotel and the Haunted Galena Tour Company present The Lady in Black, a DeSoto House Haunting Dinner/Theater. The hotel has been haunted for the past 160 years by a mysterious apparition. Who is the Lady in Black? Join us for the frightening tale of her lonely soul wandering the corridors of this Grand Old Hotel and help solve the mystery. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: SOLD OUT  $45 per adult  $24 per child. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Ten Gallon Hat

Galena Country Andrew Houy in a four-piece country band focusing on old classics and new favorites – Don’t Miss’em! http://www.tengallonhatmusic.com/bio/. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery – Garret Hillary

Galena Country Garrett Hillary is a solo guitarist who plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Neil Rose Rose Band

Galena Country Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul. Chicago born Neil Rose; drummer has an extensive history in blues and rock. With over 40 years’ experience on drums, he has performed with Jimmie Lee Robinson, Robert Stroger, Jimmy Lane, Snooky Prior and many more. Neil adds the heart and soul to the fire and brimstone that is needed to back these artists. He is the only drummer who can put the right amount of hot sauce to keep the blues alive. http://www.neilroseband.com/. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Meghan Davis is an area favorite guitar and vocal performer from Northwest Illinois. Her easy-listening solo acoustic shows provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that anyone will appreciate. Her shows consist of current hits and music from the past 5 decades including classic rock, pop and a little bit of country. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Dinner Date with History

Galena Country Join in on an evening of history, food and live entertainment at Galena's Best B&B's. Everyone will experience tasty appetizers at one of Galena's premier inns, Goldmoor Inn. From there, guests will break up into groups and you will proceed to dinner at one of the below Bed and Breakfasts where you will dine on a bountiful fall harvest meal and meet and dine with one of Galena's historical figures. Once dinner is complete you will then journey on to one other fine Bed and Breakfast below for a scrumptious dessert. Participating B&B's include: Abe's Spring Street Annie Wiggins Guest House, Belle Aire Mansion Guest House, Cloran Mansion, Goldmoor Inn, Hawk Valley Retreat, Hellman Guest House, Jail Hill Inn Lamberson Guest House The Steamboat House Space is limited so don't wait to reserve your seat at our table! Call 815.777.4100 for tickets. Telephone number: 815.777.4100. Web site address: http://bestofgalena.com/. Admission: $60 per person. Saturday, November 9, 2019, 4:45 PM – 8:00 PM. Various Bed & Breakfasts Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tony Walker

Galena Country Tony Walker is Band of ONE. Plays songs everyone knows on acoustic guitar while playing drums with his feet. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town

Galena Country Join us at the haunted DeSoto House Hotel, for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories. Hear the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest history. This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Watch and listen as Ted and Robyn use words and music to weave pictures in your mind of Galena’s haunted history. Special guest Addyson Taylor rounds out the performance. Appetizers Included. Telephone number: 815.990.7203. Web site address: www.Hauntedgalena.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Additional dates: Dec.15:11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, November 10, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Radio Play

Galena Country A humorous take-off on "A Christmas Carol" Scrooge is back to his old ways, and is suing. Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past & present, for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Will he win the case? Presented as a period radio show, with live sound effects and live music. Additional dates: Sun. Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterfortheArts.com. Admission: Adult: $16 Child: $8. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Radio Play

Galena Country A humorous take-off on "A Christmas Carol" Scrooge is back to his old ways, and is suing. Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past & present, for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Will he win the case? Presented as a period radio show, with live sound effects and live music. Additional dates: Sun. Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterfortheArts.com. Admission: Adult: $16 Child: $8. Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Johnny Walker

Galena Country Solo acoustic guitarist with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

An Afternoon of Art and Architecture

Galena Country Four of Galena's best bed and breakfasts come together with 8 of their favorite artists to provide you with an interesting and interactive afternoon. Take a parlor tour, meet the artists and see their work, all while enjoying homemade snacks. Artists work will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Aldrich Guest House, 900 3rd. Street Hawk Valley Retreat , 2752 W.Cording Road Lamberson Guest House, 301 Washington Street  Steamboat House, 605 S. Prospect  No advance purchase necessary. Tickets are available at each house on the day of the event. Telephone number: 815.777.4100. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2V2pAXa. Admission: $20 per person. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Various B&B's Galena, IL 61036.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction 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. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Additional dates: Dec. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Ian Gould

Galena Country Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, this guitarist and singer’s blend of contemporary music and Irish tunes have him singing everything from “Back Home in Derry” to hits made famous by the Beatles and U2. His Celtic-connected music, original songs and modern hits, mixed with a bit of humor and wit, make for an unforgettable show. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Radio Play

Galena Country A humorous take-off on "A Christmas Carol" Scrooge is back to his old ways, and is suing. Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past & present, for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Will he win the case? Presented as a period radio show, with live sound effects and live music. Additional dates: Sun. Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterfortheArts.com. Admission: Adult: $16 Child: $8. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tete De Mort

Galena Country An acoustic/electric hard-rock/metal act out of Dubuque, IA that formed in 2015 with the intent to play their originals and favorite rock/metal hits from the 90's and 2000's. Initially formed as an acoustic trio, the band has expanded their show to a five-piece electric band delivering heavy riffs and melodic vocals. www.tetedemortband.com. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Radio Play

Galena Country A humorous take-off on "A Christmas Carol" Scrooge is back to his old ways, and is suing. Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past & present, for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Will he win the case? Presented as a period radio show, with live sound effects and live music. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterfortheArts.com. Admission: Adult: $16 Child: $8. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Annual Nouveau Weekend

Galena Country Raise a glass and celebrate the release of Galena Cellars' Nouveau wine! Area businesses offer Nouveau-inspired meals and entertainment. In the afternoon, a traditional horse-drawn wagon parade delivers Nouveau wine to area businesses. Details of schedule still to be determined. Friday Celebrate at Galena Cellars. Join the Lawlor Family as they unveil their 2019 Nouveau wine! Be a part of the official toast with friends, area businesses, family and soon-to-be friends. Make reservations for lunch on the second floor of their flagship store in Downtown Galena!  A parade of revelers will assemble for a trek down Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trollies as the Nouveau wine is handed out to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows. Wine Tours will be available and Nouveau Dinner's, live music and celebrations will be held at different restaurants and pubs throughout town.  Saturday Galena Cellars… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.nouveauweekend.com/. Admission: Details to be determined. Friday, November 22, 2019 – Saturday, November 23, 2019. Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 515 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Ryne Dougherty

Galena Country Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Washington, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories. http://www.rynedoughty.net. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

The Generals Christmas Ball

Galena Country Formed in 1961, The Galena Generals portray the nine Civil War Generals from Galena. This fundraiser offers dinner, dancing and fun in the historic confines of the historic Desoto House Hotel. Period music provided by Fever River String band and stories by The Generals themselves. Meal of Stuffed Pork Chop and Mixed Vegetables. Period Dress Welcomed. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: http://desotohouse.com/category/events/page/2/. Admission: $50. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Doug Brundies

Galena Country Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show plays his acoustic rock hits at the Galena Brewing Company! Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Shop Small Weekend

Galena Country Since 2010, there has been growing support for shopping at local independent businesses on this Shop Small Weekend. Galena Country businesses are pulling out the stops to create fun shopper experiences - including hot cocoa, holiday decorations, special promotions and demonstrations. Fri. Nov. 29 from 5-8 p.m. - Friday Night Lights, Businesses throughout Galena Country will be open late for you to shop until you drop! , Enjoy free hot cocoa at the Galena Country Welcome Center in Galena (The Old Market House) and the Living Window- Christmas themed displays in Stockton from 4-6 p.m including a parade at 6 p.m. , Stockton's Christmas tree lighting on highway 20 will take place at 6:45 p.m. , Stella's Cafe & Catering will host a pop up dinner starting at 4 p.m. - call 815.947.2080 for reservations.  Sat. Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. - Small Business Saturday Businesses in Galena Country will be offering specials, giveaways and activities of all kinds.  Check back soon to learn more! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019 – Saturday, November 30, 2019. Various locations in Galena Country.

"Catch the Train in Galena"- opening reception

Galena Country All Aboard! The Galena Center for the Arts will offer a family holiday celebration of model trains,"Catch the Train in Galena". This opening reception will be a great time to meet railway enthusiasts Philip and Terri Jackman as they display their N Scale trains. They have a 32' by 16' display with towns and cities and deserts and canyons. There will be up to three trains running at a time and there will be opportunities for adults and children to operate the trains! There will be railroad themed artwork as well as regional photos of trains and depots. Additional dates: Every Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun through Dec. 15. Telephone number: 512.971.2289. Web site address: www.galenacenterforthearts.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Elizabeth Mary Pape

Galena Country Elizabeth Mary fills her schedule playing 90+ solo acoustic and full band shows annually in the tri-state area. She will also take the stage at regional festivals this summer including America’s River Festival and Brat Fest. Whether playing solo or with the full band, Elizabeth will leave an impression on your heart. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, November 29, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Galena Festival of Trees

Galena Country The Festival of Trees is a public display of spectacular one-of-a-kind designed holiday trees, wreaths, table decorations, and other holiday items sponsored and created by local artists, organizations, and businesses. This is a fundraiser for the Galena ARC youth art department. The event is held in the beautiful DeSoto House Hotel Ballroom. Enjoy Santa, holiday music, cookies, and hot chocolate as you browse through this winter wonderland. Santa will be stopping by to visit with children from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. All items will be available for purchase through a silent auction format with many items having a “Buy it Now” option as well. Silent auction winners bring their items home at the end of this one-day event. Winners will be announced at 4pm. All items must be claimed by 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: https://www.galenaarc.org/festival-of-trees. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61035.

Galena Holiday Kick-Off

Galena Country Join Galena in a celebration of the holidays with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and a visit from Santa.  1-3 p.m. Meet with Santa at the Old Market House   4:30 p.m. Santa will make a trip down Main Street to greet the town 5 p.m. Tree lighting by Santa at the Old Market House  5:15-7 p.m. Meet with Santa at the Old Market House. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Old Market House 123 N. Commerce Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Hearthfire Duo

Galena Country Hearthfire Duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music. With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn D’Alessio (fiddle and accordion) and Mike Ledwith (guitar), combine their musical passion and talent to share their love of Celtic tunes with audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Jason Ray Brown

Galena Country He's been called "the hardest working musician in the Midwest". Jason sings, plays electric guitar, harmonica and drums all at the same time.Once you've seen him, you'll see what the buzz is about.16 years’ experience. Associate’s Degree in Music. 100+ tour dates per year. Performed for President Obama and First Lady Obama. Casted for audition by NBC’s, “America’s Got Talent”. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Stockton Christmas Walk

Galena Country Schedule is approximate and subject to change - please check back closer to the date of event.  Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. This holiday tradition begins with a Friday tree lighting on Hwy U.S. 20. Revel in the crowning of our royalty, Little Jack Frost and Miss Merry Christmas. Caroling, cookies and cocoa will be provided.  Sat. Dec 7, 10-11 a.m: Story hour with Santa at the Stockton Township Library 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Gift wrapping inside Main St. Parties & Events and Stockton Snowmen business viewing (fill punch cards & win prizes). 11 a.m-1 p.m.: Visit Santa at  Main St. Parties & Events 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: - Horse-drawn carriage rides across from Casey's (weather dependent) - Festival of Trees viewing at Stockton Heritage Museum - Bowling for a buck at Stockton Bowling Lanes *Pick up your punch card and list of "steals and deals" outside FurstStaffing between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.947.2080. Admission: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM. 100 N Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.visitgalena.org.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Garret Hillary

Galena Country Garrett Hillary is a solo guitarist who plays a wide variety of music, anything from country classics to rock and roll, and everything in between. His versatility makes him a skilled musician. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Christmas In The Village of Elizabeth

Galena Country Celebrate Christmas in the Village of Elizabeth. Enjoy a craft fair, live music, food, and kids activities. There will be a 1-mile Santa Dash, free Trolley rides to the Apple River Fort and to see Santa at the Train Depot. A great event to get you into the Christmas spirit. Telephone number: 815.291.7092. Web site address: www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Christmas at the Fort

Galena Country Step back in time to the reconstructed Apple River Fort, where historical interpreters in 1830s clothing will portray Christmas as it was celebrated in the 1830s. Visitors will experience an early trading post where it is business-as-usual – no holiday decorations or special Christmas sales! There will also be hands-on 1830s toys and games for children of all ages. Participants should dress for the weather. Most of the activities will take place inside the Fort log cabins, but keep in mind that a “warm building” by 1830s standards is not the same as a warm, well insulated, modern building! Christmas at the Fort is part of Elizabeth’s “Christmas in the Village.” Trolley rides will shuttle visitors to the various activities around town, including the Apple River Fort. Telephone number: 815.238.6083. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, Il 61028.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Corks and Canvas Workshop

Galena Country Create your painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from! Step by step instruction 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. Advanced reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of wine. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Eagle Ridge Resort Galena, IL 61036.

Mistletoe Stroll Holiday House Tour

Galena Country Join Best of Galena as they open up their Bed and Breakfasts! Experience Galena’s finest Bed and Breakfasts. Tour their parlors and dining rooms, which have been decked out for the holidays and enjoy a couple of tasty treats – they may even share their recipes! Tickets and maps of participating bed and breakfasts, along with a description of each house, can be obtained at any of the participating inns on the days of the event. Attendees may begin at any participating house – advanced tickets are not necessary. Details to follow closer to the date. Telephone number: 815.777.4100. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/bestofgalena/. Admission: $10 per person *Tickets can be purchased at the first B&B that you visit. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Various locations - see description for details.

Holiday Fire in the Sky

Galena Country Enjoy the evening sky as it comes alive with fireworks to kick off the holiday season in downtown Galena. Sing along with live Carolers, and sip hot cocoa on the Galena River levee during this holiday celebration. - Pre Party at the Elks Lodge including kids activities and live music - Kids Activities  - Christmas music on the levee - After Party (location still to be confirmed) - Raffle tickets will be sold at the event and also on Friedgreen.com Image credit to:@onceuponasuburb. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Guitarist/vocalist Meghan Davis plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Adam Levine, Jason Mraz, Nora Jones and Jack Johnson. Meghan enjoys sharing music trivia and song/musician history with her audiences. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery: A Few Blind Mice

Galena Country Indie rock group from Dubuque, IA. Telephone number: 815.776.9469. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Dark Side of the Yule

Galena Country Christmas meets classic rock at this unique holiday concert. Expect not only the outstanding musicianship of Classical Blast, you’ll also get the unique mix of music they are fast becoming known for: a mash of classical & traditional holiday carols with classic rock music by Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Beatles, Metallica, Simon & Garfunkel, Evanescence and so much more, all melded with classic & pop holiday hits, Medievel carols and original music. Classical Blast has been featured on WGN Morning News, WGN Radio, Sirius XM and others! Telephone number: 708-386-0285. Web site address: http://www.classicalblast.com/. Admission: Adult: $25 Child: $10. Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Historic Turner Hall 115 S Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Johnnie Walker

Galena Country Solo acoustic guitarist with a wide range of rock, country, and blues hits. Additional dates: .... Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows

Galena Country Don't miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. Stroll down the Helluva Half Mile Main Street and watch more than 30 windows come alive with holiday-inspired animation. Check out video from Living Windows on YouTube here and here. From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Enter a land of enchantment on this magical night with more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps and sidewalks. Drive, walk or take a trolley and be amazed at the sight. Local businesses offer extended hours so take advantage and do some holiday shopping on the Hellavu Half Mile then warm up with a candlelit dinner at one of the restaurants. SCHEDULE 4-7 p.m.: Living Windows. 5-9 p.m.: Night of the Luminaria. 5-8 p.m.: Tri-State Trolley will be offering 45 min. Night of the Luminaria tours. 5-8 p.m.: Enjoy a romantic, Night of the Luminaria heated shuttle bus tour with Amelia’s Tours and a candlelit tour of the historic Ryan Mansion. Tours run on the… Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tete De Mort

Galena Country An acoustic/electric hard-rock/metal act out of Dubuque, IA that formed in 2015 with the intent to play their originals and favorite rock/metal hits from the 90's and 2000's. Initially formed as an acoustic trio, the band has expanded their show to a five-piece electric band delivering heavy riffs and melodic vocals. www.tetedemortband.com. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Paint and Pour Workshop

Galena Country Create a painting on canvas or paint a pair of actual useable wine glasses. Many designs to choose from. Step by Step direction by artist, Sandra Principe. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer included with the class. Class is held at Galena Brewing Company, on Main Street in Downtown Galena. The Brewing Company offers many food and beverage options which you can enjoy during or after class. Advanced Reservations are required. Call Sandra at 815.541.0068 to make your reservation. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 Adult  $35 Child Including all supplies and a glass of beer or wine. Other food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts: Christmas Concert

Galena Country After enjoying the Luminaria spectacle on Galena’s festively decorated streets on Saturday night, settle in for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon of Celtic music and charm – a lovely way to usher in the holiday season! The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is delighted to present a family-friendly holiday concert featuring the Irish folk band Ring of Kerry. Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners. The group takes its name from a beautiful craggy drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland. Its Celtic music, however, is played with a heart much closer to its American home. All five of its engaging musicians sing and play several instruments. From the thundering sound of the bodhran to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar to the haunting wails of the flute and pennywhistles, the band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful and fun. Their holiday spirit and delightful music will hav… Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: *Free *No charge - however, donations will be gratefully accepted. Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Turner Hall 115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Christmas Carols & Cookies

Galena Country Join the 3rd Annual Christmas Carols & Cookies event hosted by Galena Cellars! Stop by the 2nd floor of the downtown location for a celebration of the holiday season with Wine, Cookies & Carols! Sing along to your favorite carols as you enjoy a glass of Galena Cellars holiday wines paired with delicious cookies. No cost to enter and guaranteed to be an enjoyable time! Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galena Cellars Tasting Room 515 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Brittany Ray

Galena Country This contemporary country singer/songwriter discovered her voice and passion for music at a very young age. Heavily influenced by strong female vocalists such as Miranda Lambert, the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain, her songwriting shares many of the same qualities of these artists—confident, impactful, and tells it like it is. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Meghan Davis

Galena Country Meghan Davis is an area favorite guitar and vocal performer from Northwest Illinois. Her easy-listening solo acoustic shows provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun atmosphere that anyone will appreciate. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Snowflakes and Sweets

Galena Country Stroll Main Street and experience the sweets and libations offered by many of the wonderful stores.  Tickets will be available online... more details to follow. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org. Admission: $25 per person. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Brittany Ray

Galena Country This contemporary country singer/songwriter discovered her voice and passion for music at a very young age. Heavily influenced by strong female vocalists such as Miranda Lambert, the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain, her songwriting shares many of the same qualities of these artists—confident, impactful, and tells it like it is. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Dan Parker Project

Galena Country The Danny Parker Project provides a wide variety of music genres in Dubuque, Madison, and the entire Tri State area. Danny provides quality entertainment in professional and fun venue. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Todd McDonough

Galena Country Todd McDonough is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa. His genre can best be described as acoustic easy listening. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Thursday, December 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. All tickets include wine and cheese. Additional dates: Dec. 28: 5-6 p.m. Dec. 29: 4-5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Friday, December 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, December 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Tony Walker

Galena Country Tony Walker is Band of ONE. Plays songs everyone knows on acoustic guitar while playing drums with his feet. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, December 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. All tickets include wine and cheese. Additional dates: Dec. 29: 4-5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Katie Sullivan

Galena Country Soulful energetic folk/rock tunes, bluesy guitar riffs and groovin' versions of Irish pub tunes dominate Katie Sullivan's performances. Her lively renditions of favorite Irish, blues and American folk-rock music get audiences on stage singing and dancing along. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Medicinal Purposes

Galena Country Medicinal Purposes is a Dynamic Duo performing original and cover songs in a fun and unique style. Cowgirl Pearl Breitbach is a bassist/vocalist/songwriter and a musical veteran who has raised an entire generation of gifted musicians and songwriters. Scott Kerry Guthrie is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist who has spearheaded many projects around the country over the years. Together, they are "Medicinal Purposes" and their music is original (even the covers) and fresh. They bring a new raw energy to their performances. They very often share the stage with their opening acts and fellow musicians from the audience, which leads us to...Big Medicine. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, December 28, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Tall Grass Chamber Music Festival at the Goldmoor

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. Tickets include afternoon tea. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.goldmoor.com. Admission: $50 per person. Sunday, December 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Rd. Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, December 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Entertainment - Garrett Hillary

Galena Country This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition to singing, he is a versatile, skilled musician playing guitar, harmonica, stand-up bass, autoharp and mandolin. His professional music career began at a very young age when he performed daily on a riverboat in the summer between his 7th and 8th grade years of junior high school. Since then his performance calendar has grown to an impressive 150 performances a year. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, December 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 West Galena, IL 61036.

Live Music at Galena Brewery - Derty Rice

Galena Country Leo Roldan, Bob Ressler, Mike Ironside, Jimmy Berg, and Jeff are bringing you Cajun style music. http://ow.ly/XEyG303JicW. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:55 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

New Year's Eve... DeSoto style!

Galena Country Ring in the new year with live music, dancing and partying all the way to 2020! Enjoy a cash bar, Hors d' oeuvres, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early. Reservations are highly recommended. Telephone number: 800.343.6562. Web site address: http://www.visitgalena.org/places/desoto-house-hotel/. Admission: $25. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 9:30 PM – 11:55 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Festival of Trees

Galena Country Enjoy the Festival of Trees in the charming & historic Warren Community Building (Old Stone Hotel), starting Saturday, November 30 and ending January 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stroll thru the beautiful Old Stone Community Building in Warren Illinois and enjoy more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees. The trees are decorated by organizations, churches, school children and individuals of the Warren community. Additional dates: This event is open through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Telephone number: 815.858.4211. Admission: Free. Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Warren Community Building 110 W Main St. Warren, Illinois 61087.