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Jewelry Class- Two-tone Circle Pendant

Galena Country You will use basic Chain Maille techniques to make your own pendant from silver plated and brass jump rings. The session should take about 45 minutes to complete and is suitable for teens and adults. What you will learn: • How to use jump rings • Patience What to bring: • If at all possible have available two pairs of small pliers. Flat nosed pliers are the standard the Chain Maille world, but needle nose pliers will work well. You can get by with one pair, but the small rings will be harder to open/close when using only one pair. • Some sort of mat to work on - non-slip shelf lining works well, but a kitchen towel or a pillow case would work, too. • Reading glasses!! What is Provided: We will supply enough jump rings to complete the project. Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: www.artistsandartisans.us. Admission: $20. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N Main St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 per adult $35 per child. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with Steve McIntyre

Galena Country Steve started playing music in the 1970's while in college in AZ performing around Flagstaff and Tucson. After a long break from music, Steve has returned and has been performing around the TRI-state area for years now, playing songs from the 60's through the 70's in his Americana music style. Artists like John Denver, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Crosby Still Nash, CCR, Finders, Buffett, Cash and many others.  Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Galena Festival of the Performing Arts

Galena Country The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts brings high-quality musical entertainment to the Tri-state area each year on the second weekend in July. This fourth event of the Festival will present featured performers who will delight the audience with exceptional artistry. Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

CANCELED - Comedian and Magician: Nathan Tricky Allen

Galena Country Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Tricky Allen performs a highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy! Yes, Nathan Tricky Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see NO tuxedo and NO sparkly boxes in this show.  Instead, Nathan combines sleight-of-hand magic, stand-up comedy, dangerous tricks, stupid stunts, immature pranks, and hilarious (and unpredictable) audience interaction into one of the very few magic shows on the face of the planet that is both geared for adults AND funny. *Early arrival for seating and beverages is encouraged.*. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2Q5KBz1. Admission: $12 advanced purchase $15 at the door  Purchase at the brewery or online: http://www.TinyURL.com/NTA-Galena  Ages 21+ only. Saturday, July 11, 2020, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

CANCELED - Galena Festival of the Performing Arts

Galena Country The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts brings high-quality musical entertainment to the Tri-state area each year on the second weekend in July. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic to this family-friendly event with toe-tapping musical entertainment in beautiful Grant Park. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, no need to change your plans - the concert will move seamlessly to Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench St. in Galena. Telephone number: 815.281.9163. Web site address: www.galenafpa.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Galena Brewery Live: Roy Schroedl

Galena Country Okham’s Razor guitarist playing solo acoustics. Stop by and hear some of your favorite covers and some originals.http://bit.ly/2cpzgbY. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, July 17, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of JDCF's Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because this popular walking tour with Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker is back. Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. You will also have a chance to see and ask questions about the restoration work being done on the western slope of the mound that is visible from Highway 20. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. We will meet in the parking lot at the top of the lane. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with Tom Rucker

Galena Country Tom has over 15 years of professional performance experience in many bands across the Midwest. As a solo artist, he plays acoustic guitar and sings performing covers from Tom Petty to Zac Brown to Bob Marley to The Temptations and everything in between.  Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Galena River Wine & Cheese Portfolio Tasting - 2nd Annual

Galena Country Tickle your tastebuds at this exciting new tasting event!  Grab your friends and sample more than 100 wines, artisan cheeses and even some craft beers selected by Galena River Wine & Cheese. The Tasting is hosted by and proceeds to benefit the Galena Jo-Daviess Historical Society. Shuttle provided to and from downtown Galena.  Tickets include a commemorative wine glass for you to take home, a tasting program and special discounts at Galena River Wine & Cheese. All attendees must check-in in person to have their I.D checked.  Please email any questions to info@galenawineandcheese.com or visit www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Telephone number: 815.777.9430. Web site address: http://www.galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio. Admission: $35 per person - advanced purchase $40 per person - at the door *Must be 21+ to attend.  *Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10/driver. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Celebrate David Seagraves

Galena Country Evening reception to honor David's selection by the Illinois State Fairgrounds to create a new statue to grace the grounds. During the evening, David will share the story of his journey to win this commission, including his inspiration, early sketches and the scale model that was presented to the committee. Raise a glass of wine to David and his success! Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: www.artistsandartisans.us. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2020, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N Main St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Galena Brewery Live: Jeff Theisen

Galena Country Jeff plays cover tunes from various Artist like....Steve Miller, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, Prince, Ed Sheeran, Rusted Root.....Country: Nitty Gritty, Merl Haggard, Johnnie Cash, David Allen Coe, Willie, Hank....and Classics from Paul Simon, Everly Brothers, Neil Young, etc.... Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Beginning Sculpting Class by David Seagraves

Galena Country What a great opportunity! Take part in a personal sculpting class with renowned sculptor David Seagraves. Class size is strictly limited to 6 people, so email or call us to sign up today! All materials included The class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. Additional dates: Sat. Aug 1 at 9 a.m. to noon. Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: www.artistsandartisans.us. Admission: $120. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N. Main Street Elizabeth IL, 61028.

Jewelry Class - Seed Bead Silver Earrings

Galena Country You will make a pair of earrings from silver plated jump rings, silver wires, and your choice of seed beads. What you will learn: How to open and close jump rings. What to bring: • If at all possible have available two pairs of small pliers. Flat nosed pliers are the standard the Chain Maille world, but needle nose pliers will work well. You can get by with one pair, but the small rings will be harder to open/close when using only one pair. • Some sort of mat to work on - non-slip shelf lining works well, but a kitchen towel or a pillow case would work, too. • Reading glasses!! What is Provided: We will supply enough jump rings to complete the project, seed beads, and a pair of silver ear wires. ***Call or email to register in advance. Spots are limited. Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: www.artistsandartisans.us. Admission: $20. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N Main St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Music in the Vines with Medicinal Purposes

Galena Country The dynamic singing duo Medicinal Purposes will be joining us at the Vineyard from 2-5 p.m! Pearl & Scott incorporate blues, country, rock, folk and lots of fun. It's dance music, it's listening music and it's “grab your instrument and join us” music. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

Galena Country Mr. Abraham Lincoln requests your attendance as he once again addresses the people of Galena from his place on the historic balcony of the Desoto House Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for Dinner and Theater afterwards in the ballroom. Dinner will consist of Mr. Lincoln's favorite: Chicken Fricassee served with warm buttermilk biscuits Apple pie for dessert. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: www.desotohouse.com. Admission: $38 per adult $24 per child. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. DeSoto House Hotel 230 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Live Music at Galena Brewery: Dingleberries Duo

Galena Country The Ultimate Party Band. Winner of "Loras College Battle of the Bands" in Dubuque. Bands they like include Justin Timberlake, Lady Antebellum, Alabama and The Dixie Chicks. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 25, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

CANCELED - 159th Annual Jo Daviess County Fair

Galena Country Celebrate at the oldest fair in Illinois. Livestock shows, exhibits, Badger State Tractor Pull, Rodeo, Demolition Derby, live entertainment, fair foods, carnival rides, and more. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://jodaviesscountyfair.org. Admission: 0-6 - Free 7-17 - $5 Adults - $15. Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Sunday, August 2, 2020. For more info visit www.jodaviesscountyfair.org.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, July 30, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Live Music at Galena Brewery: Swany Connection

Galena Country Swany Connection is a brother and sister duo who plays music in and around the local area. Swany members are: Rocky Swan who plays guitar and sings, and Dar Stricklin who sings and plays tambourine. The family is what makes the Connection! You never know who might join in on stage..Henry Swan their dad, Kevin Swan, their brother, maybe even Jo, their sister!!! And that's what makes Swany Connection. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: www.galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, July 31, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

CANCELED - Food Truck Fight

Galena Country Join in on the fun at Depot Park in historic Galena for the First Annual Food Truck Fight®! Enjoy 20+ food trucks, ice cold beverages, live music, bounce houses, a face painter and more! Each food truck will feature a $2 sample item in addition to their full menu, and you decide the winner.  Food Truck lineup: To be announced soon! Live Music: Hap Hazard, Corporate Rock and a Galena favorite, Ten Gallon Hat. Telephone number: 563.949.0042. Web site address: https://www.foodtruckfight.com/galena-il-1. Admission: Food Truck Fanatic - $50 Only 100 sold - This ticket gives you access to the event an hour early at 11 a.m. your own VIP tent, (3) drink tickets, (4) sample tickets, vintage Food Truck Fight® trucker hat, koozie and more! VIP Ticket - $25 Only 500 sold - VIP Ticket grants access to the event at 11 a.m. You will receive early access to the event, (2) two food truck sample tickets, a Food Truck Fight® koozie and (1) one drink ticket! General Admission - $5 Pre-sale GA ticket-holders will receive a… Saturday, August 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Music in the Vines with Bruce Kort

Galena Country Bruce will be joining us at the Vineyard from 2-5 p.m. Originally from the Chicago area, Bruce Kort has been playing Blues music for 40 years! Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with A Pirate Over 50

Galena Country A Pirate Over 50, Al Ronek, will be joining us at the Vineyard from 1-3 p.m. Al plays Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville vibes in addition to classic rock and country covers! Wines by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Experience Wapello - A Wildflower Walk

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a personal tour of the Wapello Land and Water Reserve might be like? Well, wonder no more and join the Friends of Wapello for an afternoon walk through the prairie. One of the most impressive short-grass prairie restorations in the state, an expert guide will introduce us to the variety of native plants and wildflowers found there. We will meet under the new pavilion near the parking lot. The event is free and RSVP's are not required. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Wapello Land & Water Reserve 8642 RT 84 South Hanover, IL 61041.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 6, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Main Street Sidewalk Sale

Galena Country Join our Main Street merchants for their spring cleaning and you are the winner. There will be sales throughout Main Street, both on the street and inside the stores. Shop til you drop and then drop into one of Main Street's great restaurants for a bite to eat. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Garlick Fest at the Fort

Galena Country Head down the road from Garlic Fest in Elizabeth and experience an 1830's Garlick Fest at the Fort! Costumed interpreters will cook several garlic heavy dishes, demonstrate health and beauty cures, and showcase other weird and wonderful uses for this popular kitchen staple. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Apple River Fort State Historic Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

CANCELED - Market House Square Arts Festival - 15th Annual

Galena Country Take a piece of Galena Country with you!  You never know what you'll find when you browse the many exhibits at this annual outdoor art festival. Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform throughout the day and plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. A great outing for the whole family! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://www.visitgalena.org/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 9, 2020, 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.hellogalena.org.

CANCELED - Midwest Garlic Fest

Galena Country Organized by Galena Garlic Company, the Midwest Garlic Fest includes many local vendors selling naturally grown garlic, garlic related food items, local garlic themed dishes, beer, and wine. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day! Telephone number: 630.338.2522. Web site address: http://www.facebook.com/midwestgarlicfest. Admission: $3. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 9, 2020, 6:00 PM.

Willow Folk Festival - 53rd Annual

Galena Country Willow is family, friends, music and love. The festival started in 1967, because the Willow United Methodist Church wanted a new way to raise money. Something beyond the chicken suppers and bake sales. Willow is a thing onto itself. You're camping in the middle of a cow pasture, in one of the hottest months of the summer, in a valley. You might get sunburned. You might get rained on. Most likely, you'll get both.  Join in for open stage performances all day. Breakfast will be served on Sunday at 6:30 - 9:30 am with a 10:15 am worship service to follow. Times are approximate and subject to change. . Telephone number: 815.244.3590. Web site address: https://willowfolkfestival.com/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:00 PM. 6522 S Willow Rd. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit willowfolkfestival.com.

Jewelry Class - Wire Earrings

Galena Country Enjoy making your own pair of earrings from copper or aluminum wire and embellish them with beads if desired. If you choose to do so, you may highlight your earrings with a marker or patina paints to bring out the design and you may lightly hammer the earrings. What you will learn: How to use round-nosed pliers to shape wire and how to attach beads. What to bring: Round nosed and needle nosed pliers, safety glasses and any special beads you may want to incorporate into your design. If you want to hammer your completed earrings, please bring a chasing hammer and a stamping block. What is provided: Eighteen gauge copper and aluminum wire, silver or copper French ear wires or earring backs (for stud earrings.). ***Spots are limited. Please call or email to reserve yours. Telephone number: 815.213.5880. Web site address: www.artistsandartisans.us. Admission: $20. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Artists and Artisans 137 N. Main Street Elizabeth IL, 61028.

Music in the Vines with Hearthfire

Galena Country Hearthfire is a high-energy group that blends innovative arrangements with audacious style. Inspired by their Irish roots, they fuse rock, punk, Americana and classical elements with a bit of Gypsy soul! Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

RiverSong Music Festival

Galena Country RiverSong Music Festival this year presents a 4-day all-Beethoven program dedicated to celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! There will be a solo piano recital, as well a recital of duos, and  trio and quartet performances as well. A jazz quintet will also offer takes on themes of Beethoven. Details at www.riversongmusic.org. Additional dates: Aug.14: 7:30 p.m. TBA Aug.15: 2 p.m. Galena Public Library Aug.15. 7:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church Aug.16. 3 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Telephone number: 440.864.2345. Web site address: www.riversongmusic.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 13, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Grace Episcopal Church 107 South Prospect Street Galena, IL 61036.

RiverSong Music Festival

Galena Country RiverSong Music Festival this year presents a 4-day all-Beethoven program dedicated to celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! There will be a solo piano recital, as well a recital of duos, and  trio and quartet performances as well. A jazz quintet will also offer takes on themes of Beethoven. Details at www.riversongmusic.org. Additional dates: Aug.15: 2 p.m. Galena Public Library Aug.15. 7:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church Aug.16. 3 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Telephone number: 440.864.2345. Web site address: www.riversongmusic.org. Admission: Free. Friday, August 14, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. TBA.

Fall into Stockton

Galena Country Stockton is celebrating Fall! This family festival features a parade, kids activities, crafters, vendors, food, live music and a BBQ Fest! Fall into Stockton will also include live music by local bands. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fallintostockton. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. North Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.stocktonil.com.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of JDCF's Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we this popular walking tour with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker is back. Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. You will also have a chance to see and ask questions about the restoration work being done on the western slope of the mound that is visible from Highway 20. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. We will meet in the parking lot at the top of the lane. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

East Dubuque Wing Fest - 16th Annual

Galena Country East Dubuque Wing Fest is the place to be for good food, family fun and entertainment.  Wing-tasting, live music, free inflatable attractions and more... Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.edge-foundation.org/. Admission: $5. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Sinsiniwa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Galena Brew Fest - 2nd Annual

Galena Country Savor local and regionally crafted brews, wine and spirits atop the beautiful mountain at Chestnut Mountain Resort, overlooking the Mississippi River.  Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Chestnut and when hunger strikes, have great meal at the restaurant!   The proceeds from this event benefit the Galena ARC.  Online ticket sales: http://bit.ly/2FEwOtC. Telephone number: 815.777.2248. Web site address: https://www.galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest. Admission: $30 per ticket  in advance $35 per ticket day of event (includes 24 sampling tickets)  $5 per designated driver Online ticket purchase: Click here. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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: September 19 October 17 November 28 December 5. Telephone number: 815.541.0068. Web site address: www.sandraprincipe.com. Admission: $45 epr adult $35 per child. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with Cale McDonell

Galena Country Cale is an indie rock musician originally from the midwest. He has released 2 EPs: Under the Tree & 1994, produced at his residence in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cale accompanies easy listening guitar with an array of effects, synthesizers, drums and bass. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

RiverSong Music Festival

Galena Country RiverSong Music Festival this year presents a 4-day all-Beethoven program dedicated to celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! There will be a solo piano recital, as well a recital of duos, and  trio and quartet performances as well. A jazz quintet will also offer takes on themes of Beethoven. Details at www.riversongmusic.org. Additional dates: Aug.15. 7:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church Aug.16. 3 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Telephone number: 440.864.2345. Web site address: www.riversongmusic.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Meteors on the Mound

Galena Country JDCF and the Friends of Horseshoe Mound invite everyone to Meteors on the Mound for a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve. Horseshoe Mound is the eighth highest point in Jo Daviess County and offers spectacular views of the tristate area from three different vantage points. This is the only time of the year that the preserve is open to the public after dark so it is a special occasion. RSVP’s are not required. There will be family-friendly activities for people of all ages as well a presentation by an expert astronomer. Amateur astronomers will have telescopes onsite so that participants can view various heavenly bodies. If you have a telescope, please bring it along.This program is weather dependent so if it is raining, please visit the JDCF website or Facebook page for updates. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

RiverSong Music Festival

Galena Country RiverSong Music Festival this year presents a 4-day all-Beethoven program dedicated to celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! There will be a solo piano recital, as well a recital of duos, and  trio and quartet performances as well. A jazz quintet will also offer takes on themes of Beethoven. Details at www.riversongmusic.org. Additional dates: Aug.16. 3 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Telephone number: 440.864.2345. Web site address: www.riversongmusic.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 15, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Grace Episcopal Church 107 S Prospect Street Galena, IL 61036.

RiverSong Music Festival

Galena Country RiverSong Music Festival this year presents a 4-day all-Beethoven program dedicated to celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday! There will be a solo piano recital, as well a recital of duos, and  trio and quartet performances as well. A jazz quintet will also offer takes on themes of Beethoven. Details at www.riversongmusic.org. Telephone number: 440.864.2345. Web site address: www.riversongmusic.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 16, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Grace Episcopal Church 107 S Prospect Street Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Elizabeth Freedom Fest, 2nd Annual

Galena Country Enjoy army displays, live music, tasty food and drinks, while the kids have their faces painted and have endless fun on the bounce houses.  7 p.m: The highlight of the event is when the U.S Army Golden Knights parachute jump right into Terrapin Park.  The night ends with a spectacular firework display! Come dressed to show your patriotism! There will be awards for the most patriotic outfits. Telephone number: 815.291.7092. Web site address: www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 20, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Elizabeth's 100th Community Fair

Galena Country Elizabeth is celebrating in a big way thing year! For 100 years, the Elizabeth fair has been a tradition not only in Elizabeth, but in the entire region. Special happenings to be announced closer to the time!  Experience small town life at its best! Great Food, vendors, music, beer tent and more:  - Dairy and Sheep Show  - Dairy Goat Show  - Inflatable Rides - Fantasy Truck Pullers  - Elizabeth's BEST BBQ - Local Pro Wrestling Enthusiasts  - Parade  - Games, contests and kids activities  For an up to date schedule, visit: http://bit.ly/2Jh4LA3. Telephone number: 815.218.0597. Web site address: http://bit.ly/2Jh4LA3. Admission: Adult Season Pass - $12 Children 6-12 yrs Season Pass - $6 Daily Adult - $6 Daily Children 6-12 yrs - $3 Children 5 yrs & under - Free Unlimited Inflatables All Weekend - $10. Friday, August 21, 2020 – Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Music in the Vines with Meghan Davis

Galena Country Live Music, wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 22, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Music in the Vines with Marty Raymon

Galena Country Acoustic Guitar and Vocals! Marty Raymon plays a crowd-pleasing blend of pop, rock, country, folk, and whatever else comes to mind. "It's always a party with Marty!" Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 29, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Vintage Triumph Register 2020 National Convention

Galena Country VTR is the national club for Triumph sports car owners and enthusiasts. Each year there is a meet with hundreds of Triumphs that includes numerous driving events, tech sessions, and an awards banquet. There is a fee to register for the convention, but the concours and people's choice car shows on Thursday the 3rd (starting at 10AM) are open to the public. The car shows will be at Depot Park, across the river from downtown Galena. Telephone number: 815.216.5990. Web site address: www.vtr2020.org. Admission: Registration fee for convention. Car shows - Free. Monday, August 31, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Vintage Triumph Register 2020 National Convention

Galena Country VTR is the national club for Triumph sports car owners and enthusiasts. Each year there is a meet with hundreds of Triumphs that includes numerous driving events, tech sessions, and an awards banquet. There is a fee to register for the convention, but the concours and people's choice car shows on Thursday the 3rd (starting at 10AM) are open to the public. The car shows will be at Depot Park, across the river from downtown Galena. Telephone number: 815.216.5990. Web site address: www.vtr2020.org. Admission: Registration fee for convention. Car shows - Free. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Vintage Triumph Register 2020 National Convention

Galena Country VTR is the national club for Triumph sports car owners and enthusiasts. Each year there is a meet with hundreds of Triumphs that includes numerous driving events, tech sessions, and an awards banquet. There is a fee to register for the convention, but the concours and people's choice car shows on Thursday the 3rd (starting at 10AM) are open to the public. The car shows will be at Depot Park, across the river from downtown Galena. Telephone number: 815.216.5990. Web site address: www.vtr2020.org. Admission: Registration fee for convention. Car shows - Free. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Vintage Triumph Register 2020 National Convention

Galena Country VTR is the national club for Triumph sports car owners and enthusiasts. Each year there is a meet with hundreds of Triumphs that includes numerous driving events, tech sessions, and an awards banquet. There is a fee to register for the convention, but the concours and people's choice car shows on Thursday the 3rd (starting at 10AM) are open to the public. The car shows will be at Depot Park, across the river from downtown Galena. Telephone number: 815.216.5990. Web site address: www.vtr2020.org. Admission: Registration fee for convention. Car shows - Free. Thursday, September 3, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 3, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Music in the Vines with Kara Gordon

Galena Country After three decades of fronting rock bands, Kara decided to strike out on her own and begin performing acoustic shows. Originally from the Quad Cities -Rock Island in particular- she's been lucky to call Galena home for about 4 years now. Her show has a little bit of everything going on, and appeals to all kinds of people. From rock and blues to country, disco, and your favorite sing-along standards. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with John Moran

Galena Country John’s deep, rich, blues inflected voice, both powerful and passionate, was honed in the honky-tonks and bars up and down and east and west of the Mississippi River. John is a veteran rocker who spent 13 years in Nashville, Tennessee sharpening his songwriting and performing skills.  Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 6, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

iNaturalist Workshop

Galena Country JDCF is holding a workshop on how to use the popular nature app, iNaturalist. Jess Hepker, Outreach and Education Manager, will walk through the basics of iNat and show everyone how to use it. Through the iNat app, you can create research quality data for scientists around the world to use. This online community can also help you identify and understand the environment around you. After the indoor session, you will head outside to the Schurmeier Teaching Forest, just south of town, where you'll practice using the app. Bring your smartphone, digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop with charging cords. Please note that a second session will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Limited seats available. RSVP your session preference to 815-858-9100. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation 126 N Main Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 10, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Ladies Getaway Weekend

Galena Country Ladies, join in on a variety of events, games, and shopping extravaganzas. A great opportunity to get together with your BFF and party. Shop the stores for your holiday gifts and check out the fine drinking and dining establishments. Participate in many of the outdoor activities that are available and of course take a ghost tour or see a magic show. Special events and promotions will take place throughout the weekend. More details to follow... Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 13, 2020, 10:00 PM. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

CANCELED - Heroes For History Stair Challenge 5K Race

Galena Country The event commemorates the 18-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while also honoring the brave, selfless men and women first responders who protect us every day. This 5K competitive run/fun walk features Galena’s iconic Green Street staircase as the defining, and most challenging portion. At last year’s event, firefighters from departments from four states climbed those stairs – a poignant reminder of the incredible bravery first responders demonstrated as they scaled the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. To complete the competitive course, competitors run seven laps – including the Green Street steps each lap.  The fun run/walk is not timed and is just one lap… but walkers still have to scale the stairs once!  5K 7-Lap Stair Challenge Race  - Start at 8:45 a.m. - Bench & Prospect streets and the iconic stairways connecting them! - Maximum 400 athletes accepted - Chip Timing - Course closes at 11:30 a.m. OR 1-Lap Fun Run/Walk  -Start at 8:15 a.m. -Dress as your favorite hero Team Challenge  -… Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/event/heroes-for-history-stair-challenge/. Admission: 1-Lap Fun Run/Walk $25 5K 7-Lap Stair Challenge Race $35 ($30 for active-duty first responders) Includes event T-shirt, water and refreshments. *Cost is approximate - subject to change once details are finalized*. Saturday, September 12, 2020, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Music in the Vines with Elizabeth Mary

Galena Country Elizabeth Mary, local singer-songwriter, is receiving radio play on local and regional radio with her current singles “Breathe in Girl” and “Sweatpants and Wine”. Elizabeth's relatable lyrics and genuine personality will leave you wanting more. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

CANCELED - Dog Days Pet Friendly Week

Galena Country New Earth Animals is sponsoring this first annual Dog Mom & Dad Pet-Friendly Week in Galena Country! Many local businesses will be participating and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local rescues. Thur. Sep. 17:  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dog Wellness Fair at New Earth Animals , ​3-5 p.m. Paint your Pups with Sandra Principe at New Earth Animals. $45 / limited to 10 people , 5-7 p.m. Yappy Hour - location TBD Fri. Sep. 18: 8:30-10 a.m. DOGA (Dog Yoga) with Alfie at New Earth Animals.   , 10 a.m-Noon Dogs & Donuts at New Earth Animals , 2-3:30 p.m.Baking Class at New Earth Animals , Time TBD - Wine with your Dogs at Galena Cellars Wine Tasting Room  , 7-8 p.m. Hauntings Hike with The Haunted Galena Tour Company. $18/limited to 20-25 people. Sat. Sep. 19 8:30 a.m. Tail Chaser Fun Run/Walk. Start to finish form Doggies Do's/New Earth Animals Grooming and Daycare location.  , 1-2:30 p.m. Dog Paddle with Fever River Outfitters. $50 per Kayak or $75 per Canoe , 11-6 p.m. Woofstock at Doggie… Telephone number: 815.994.3647. Web site address: https://www.newearthanimals.com/dog-mom--dad-5-day-event. Admission: See costs in description below. Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Sunday, September 20, 2020. For more info visit www.newearthanimals.com.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

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, September 18, 2020 – Saturday, September 19, 2020. Turner Hall 115 S Bench St Galena, IL 61036.

Mallardfest

Galena Country Hanover celebrates the arrival of fall with the Mallard Fest, a tribute to the town’s Whistling Wings Hatchery. The hatchery raises and exports more than 200,000 mallard ducks each year, and the annual Mallard Fest each September honors the duck with a parade, delicious food, games for the children, pontoon boat rides, music and fireworks. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.hanover-il.com/. Admission: Family $7 Adults $3 Children $1. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. White Park, Monroe St. and Downtown Hanover, IL 61041.

Experience Horseshoe Mound - A Walking Tour

Galena Country Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of JDCF's Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because this popular walking tour with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker is back. Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. You will also have a chance to see and ask questions about the restoration work being done on the western slope of the mound that is visible from Highway 20. The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. We will meet in the parking lot at the top of the lane. Photo credit: (c) Henry Matthiessen III, Stoned Art Studio. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: $10. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound Preserve 1679 N Blackjack 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: 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, September 19, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with Bruce Kort

Galena Country Bruce will be joining us at the Vineyard from 2-5 p.m. Originally from the Chicago area, Bruce Kort has been playing blues music for 40 years! Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage

Galena Country Calling all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venture Crews (youth and adults) their families and friends! For the first time ever, this event will take place in the fall! Get ready for a weekend full of fun activities:  Historic Trail Hike , History Hunt (with the Galena Generals) , Grant’s Home and Washburn House , Galena Historical Museum , Blacksmith shop , Parade down Main Street Galena , Bucket Brigade , Cub Activities put on by the O.A. , New Activities: Hike new trails to Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve for a special program and visit effigy mounds on the Reserve. This is a 5-mile hike, more details to come. , Stem Activities along the Galena River , Kayak activities on the Galena River by the Galena Kayak company. , Logistics: Registration at the Pilgrimage will be at the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US-20, Galena, IL 61036 , Trading Post will be in the Train Depot Area near the HWY 20 bridge not at Turner Hall , Cub Activities will be in the Depot area. , Lots more exciting… Telephone number: 815.397.0210. Web site address: https://blackhawk.ihubapp.org/posts/52962/2020-us-grant-pilgrimage-rescheduled-and-enhanced. Admission: $12 for event registration or $22 for event + camping / per person Registration required: https://bit.ly/3bUAqG6. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Sunday, September 27, 2020. Various locations Downtown Galena. For more info visit blackhawk.ihubapp.org.

Warren Pumpkin Festival - 50th Annual

Galena Country Fun for the whole family is waiting for you at this Old fashioned festival.  Features include: Parade , Carnival rides , Cubmobile races , Pony rides , Arts & Crafts  , Raab-A-Mania Live Wrestling , Live Music  , Pumpkin Run/Walk  , Mud Volleyball  , Beer Tent & Food Vendors  , Petting Zoo  , Big Wheel Races , Helicopter Rides , Mobile Escape Room  , Kids Tractor Pulls , Lawn Mower Races , Enduro Compact Car & Bus  , Power Wheels Derby  , Demolition Derby ..... and more! . Telephone number: 815.745.9011. Admission: No admission at the gate. Friday, September 25, 2020 – Sunday, September 27, 2020. Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds High Street Warren, IL 61087. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

CANCELED - Tour of Historic Homes - 53rd Annual

Galena Country This tour gives lovers of history the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. Each year, selected owners of Galena’s rich assortment of historic structures volunteer to open their doors for public tours. Featured homes to be announced closer to the event.   Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at the following locations: Old Train Depot, 101 Bouthillier Street , The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, 211 S. Bench St.  , Gateway to History on Main Street, 403 S. Main St.  , DeSoto House Hotel, 230 S. Main St.  Free shuttles will be provided (Saturday only) to all tour locations, including public parking areas near the Old Train Depot (corner of Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street). Otherwise, street parking can be found near each of the homes. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/event/hometour/. Admission: $18: advanced online purchase before Sept 15. $20: day of tour  *Included in the price is free admission to the Galena & US. Grant Museum, 211 S. Bench St. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 27, 2020, 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

CANCELED - Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival - 11th Annual

Galena Country Purple feet. Paint brushes. Local Artists. Pumpkins and of course WINE! Join in as Galena Cellars celebrates the end of the 2020 grape harvest! The 11th annual event will be filled with family friendly activities. Enjoy a lively grape stomp, live music by the Fever River String Band, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, local artist wares, delicious local fare and more! Telephone number: 815.777.3330. Web site address: https://galenacellars.com. Admission: $10 per person - includes a Souvenir Harvest Festival Glass + 6 tickets *tickets may be used toward wine tasting or a glass of wine Additional $10 for adults to participate in Stomp and free for children 12 and under. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.galenacellars.com.

Massbach Stomp

Galena Country Jump in feet first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard. Take a tour of the winery, enjoy live music while enjoying wine, food and cheese on the patio surrounded by stunning views of the country and vineyard. Telephone number: 815.291.6700. Admission: $5 tasting fee. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028. For more info visit www.massbachridge.com.

CANCELED - Historic Cemetery Walk - 27th Annual

Galena Country Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society honors the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Walk from headstone to headstone and be met by local performers who portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount key episodes of their lives.  “The Cemetery Walk is a very personal way for Galenians to celebrate our town’s past,” says Ronn Toebaas, Galena-based writer and director. “Combining the talents of our great assortment of local performers with the stories to past Galenians who lived rich, enthralling lives results in memorable presentations.” 75-minute guided walking tour. . Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/event/cemetery-walk/. Admission: $15. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2:00 PM – Sunday, September 27, 2020, 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 1, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

CANCELED - Oktoberfest - 14th Annual

Galena Country Family Fun, Live Polka Music, Wiener Dog Racing, plus German-style Food and Beer, headline this year’s popular event.  The New Glarus Alphorners play the long wooden horns, which were used for centuries by mountain dwellers in the Alps for music and communication. The Potosi Rolling Bar will be set up next to the wiener dog race track offering the convenience of keeping an eye and ear on the track activities while grabbing some refreshments. Food vendors and drink options will be available. Souvenir's such as posters, t-shirts, and beer mugs will be for sale. Plenty of seating and shade is available for eating and dancing to the music of back-to-back bands.   See detailed schedule of events here: https://bit.ly/2zh9P4Q *Pre-registration is required for Wiener Dog Races and Bean Bag Tournament. *Wagons, wheelchairs, walkers, and all leashed, friendly dogs are welcome. Telephone number: 815.331.0180. Web site address: http://www.galenalions.org/galena-oktoberfest.asp. Admission: Adults $5 Children under 12 free (accompanied by an adult). Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. For more info visit www.galenalions.org.

Music in the Vines with Andrew Houy

Galena Country Andrew plays acoustic guitar with romantic vocals. Covers from many decades and some originals all in traditional, Americana style. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Music in the Vines with Jim Mantey

Galena Country Jim made an early departure from Chicago corporate work and brought his life-long music passion to Galena in 2004. Since then, he has shared music with local audiences, and over 600 guitar students.  At live shows, Jim plays finger-style guitar and sings old and new songs...Jazz, Folk, Island, Pop, Blues, R&B, Rock and Country. He also mixes in instrumentals, original songs and stories. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.

Cruisin' Thursdays Car Show

Galena Country All ages of vehicles are welcome. Enjoy live music as browse through the cars. Take part in the 50/50 drawing and you could be the lucky winner of $500 at 7:30 p.m (no purchase necessary but you do have to be present to win.) Plenty of food/drink available at the local eateries in town. Telephone number: 815.747.3416. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow/. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 8, 2020, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sinsinawa Avenue East Dubuque, IL 61025.

Autumn Craft Fair

Galena Country More than 90 talented artisans and crafters offer unique handmade artwork, crafts and jewelry. This indoor event has something for the whole family with a delicious food court. Sponsored by the River Ridge PTO. Plenty of on-site parking. All proceeds go to support the children of River Ridge School District #210. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: www.riverridge210.org. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – Sunday, October 11, 2020, 4:00 PM. River Ridge School 4141 IL Route 84 S. Hanover, IL 61041.

Scarecrow Festival

Galena Country Enjoy this fun festival featuring pumpkin weighing, an apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest and more! Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.elizabeth-il.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Elizabeth, IL.

CANCELED - Galena Country Fair

Galena Country One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment, children’s games, Irish dance performances, a silent auction and raffle. Delicious fair food including brats, chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, ice cream and more. A Gazebo Wine Garden featuring local wines and a Country Bake Shop stocked with homemade breads, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries. Free parking at three remote lots. Complimentary shuttle service available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Visit the event's website for detailed shuttle information, a printable parking map, and entertainment schedule. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Music in the Vines with L.A. Suess

Galena Country Musician, singer and songwriter L.A. Suess, of Galena, IL is a consummate entertainer, performing his special style of music for appreciative audiences. His lifelong love of music has led to a rewarding career. His daily singing and playing harmonica, banjo, guitar, mandolin and ukulele have grown and matured Suess’ style to offer a diverse and entertaining performance. Wine by the glass & bottle, wine slushies, sangria, Tours & Tastings will be available all day! Rain or shine. Leashed four legged friends are always invited. Enjoy lawn games too! Telephone number: 815.777.3235. Web site address: www.galenacellars.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Cellars Winery 4746 N. Ford Road Galena, IL 61036.