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Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Three Good Men

Galena Country The Three Good Men (3GM) are a spin-off version of the widely recognized N Illinois favorites Men of Our Times, in an informal, acoustic set. You're likely to hear some songs you wouldn't expect along with a bunch that you will recognize. Fun, informal Enjoy! Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: https://galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Antique Town Rods Show

Galena Country Set on the banks of the Galena River, overlooking beautiful Galena. this car show features some of the most beautiful vehicles from a bygone era (Pre 1972). This is a great opportunity to see how cars have changed over the years and to hear their owners stories.  Registrants: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Telephone number: 815.541.2313. Admission: Adult - $2 Children under 13 yrs - Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036.

Game On Giveaway at Poopsie's

Galena Country For every game you purchase in store and online from July 1-20, you will get an entry towards the Big Giveaway. The winner will be drawn July 21. at 10 a.m. for a gift basket valued at $300+. Entire store is 20% off during the event only 9-11 a.m. *Customer is responsible for picking up the items or paying for the shipping of the items. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: beyondtheordinaryinc@gmail.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-GameOn Day Marble Maze

Galena Country Decorate your own marble maze. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Fiber FunDay

Galena Country Try your hand with fiber. Several stations will be set up to learn and experience different forms of fiber art. Bring your family and make a rope, a sheet of paper, or learn a few embroidery stitches. Take home a tiny treasure. It may spark a new hobby or beginning of a career in fiber art! Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

NW IL Art & Jazz Fest

Galena Country This  annual event features two days of regional fine art, live jazz music and scrumptious local food, craft beer & wine, along with the unveiling of a fourth wall mural in downtown Stockton, IL. Set in the semi-wooded Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, this Galena Country spectacle was named Best Festival by Illinois Country Living readers in 2017. Along with a juried art show, music kicks off 11 a.m. on Saturday with Highland Community Colleges Big Band followed with saxophone virtuoso Amanee Avery and Too Deep. Closing out the first day will be festival favorite The Groove Hotel, featuring several RAMI award-winning musicians. On Sun, July 22, music begins at 11 a.m. with the music of The Black Tie Trio, from DeKalb, followed by Round Midnight Quartet of Dubuque, IA. The art show, opens 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. showcases a wide range of talented regional artists with everything from jewelry to glass and fiber to lawn sculpture. The Galena Brewing Company, Pecatonica Beer Tap H… Additional dates: Sun. July 22: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.nwilartfest.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Stockton Lion's Memorial Park 600 N Pearl St. Stockton, IL 61085.

Live music with Vince Amore

Galena Country Vince shares his love and appreciation of Ballads, Folk, Country, Pop, Classical and Big Band music with the audiences that surround him. Be it songs performed by the likes of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli or songs personally created by Vince, he strives to express the pure joy that the songs portray. Come listen and enjoy! Additional dates: Sat. Sep. 1 -  1:30 - 5 p.m Sat. Sep. 29 - 1:30 - 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

Fun, Facts and Fashion with the Women of Courage and Commitment

Galena Country The Women of Courage and Commitment present their annual fashion show.  This year the theme of the program is weddings. Vintage wedding dresses will be featured and the history of many of our current wedding customs will be discussed. The Women of Courage and Commitment perform a monthly program at the Desoto House Hotel from May-Nov. Each month is a different program. Telephone number: 815.777.0090. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/WOCAC/. Admission: $15. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Irish Dancing

Galena Country A vibrant Irish dance performance by delightful Irish dancers of all ages and abilities. Dancers share their love of Irish dance and showcase a variety of jigs and reels. Some dances are set to modern music. Each performance may consist of soft and hard shoe dances. Audiences are encouraged to clap along as the dancers jump, kick and move about the stage showcasing complex footwork. After the dancers have completed their energetic performances, the live entertainment continues with a musician at 7:30 p.m. TIME Irish Dancing One 15-20 minute set between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Live Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/irish-dancers.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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, July 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth Sesquicentennial at the Fort

Galena Country Celebrate 150 years of Elizabeth, IL history at the Apple River Fort! Living history interpreters will demonstrate 1832-style celebrations, including toys and games, dancing, and making period sweet treats. Telephone number: 815.858.2028. Web site address: www.appleriverfort.org. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Apple River Fort Site 311 East Myrtle Street Elizabeth, IL 61028.

NW IL Art & Jazz Fest

Galena Country This  annual event features two days of regional fine art, live jazz music and scrumptious local food, craft beer & wine, along with the unveiling of a fourth wall mural in downtown Stockton, IL. Set in the semi-wooded Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park, this Galena Country spectacle was named Best Festival by Illinois Country Living readers in 2017. Along with a juried art show, music kicks off 11 a.m. on Saturday with Highland Community Colleges Big Band followed with saxophone virtuoso Amanee Avery and Too Deep. Closing out the first day will be festival favorite The Groove Hotel, featuring several RAMI award-winning musicians. On Sun, July 22, music begins at 11 a.m. with the music of The Black Tie Trio, from DeKalb, followed by Round Midnight Quartet of Dubuque, IA. The art show, opens 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. showcases a wide range of talented regional artists with everything from jewelry to glass and fiber to lawn sculpture. The Galena Brewing Company, Pecatonica Beer Tap H… Telephone number: 815.947.2878. Web site address: http://www.nwilartfest.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Stockton Lion's Memorial Park, 600 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL 61085.

Toccare, Piano recital featuring Elaina Burns

Galena Country Let Dr. Elaina Burns treat you to an afternoon of inspiring music by Bach, Scarlatti, Brahms, and others. Each composer requires a different touch at the instrument, and this concert will feature some of the unique touches and pedal techniques that can be used to create an artistic performance. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: http://www.galenacenterforthearts.org/. Admission: Free. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Friends of the Galena Library 2018 Book Sale

Galena Country Stock up on your year's worth of reading. The annual Friends of Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale is the premier fundraising event in support of the Library. Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase. The book sale is organized by genre and includes bestsellers, classics, children's books, science fiction, history, biography, cooking, gardening and more! Culver's frozen custard will also be available for sale. All proceeds from the event support library patrons through the summer reading program, Little Free Libraries, Books for Babies outreach program, Galena LitFest, large print books and many other special programs. This is one of the best-organized book sales you will ever attend! will be a Kid's Corner and Teen Zone. Culver's frozen custard will be sold at the book sale. All proceeds benefit the Galena Public Library and its patrons. Additional dates: Sat. July 28: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://www.galenalibrary.org. Admission: Free. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Galena Convention Center 900 Galena Square Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, July 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, July 27, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Classical Blast

Galena Country Classical Blast blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, we hope you’ll find our approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present & future all brought together in perfect harmony! An evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age! Join us for the ride... This show is outstanding folks.....be kind to yourself....dont miss it!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=jvPg-3DdTr4. Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: https://galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Friends of the Galena Library 2018 Book Sale

Galena Country Stock up on your year's worth of reading. The annual Friends of Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale is the premier fundraising event in support of the Library. Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase. The book sale is organized by genre and includes bestsellers, classics, children's books, science fiction, history, biography, cooking, gardening and more! Culver's frozen custard will also be available for sale. All proceeds from the event support library patrons through the summer reading program, Little Free Libraries, Books for Babies outreach program, Galena LitFest, large print books and many other special programs. This is one of the best-organized book sales you will ever attend! will be a Kid's Corner and Teen Zone. Culver's frozen custard will be sold at the book sale. All proceeds benefit the Galena Public Library and its patrons. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: http://www.galenalibrary.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Galena Convention Center 900 Galena Square Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-Mandala Art

Galena Country Enjoy creating tissue paper art. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Live music with Brian Marceau

Galena Country Brian has played music in the Midwest and Canada for nearly 40 years. 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! Join Brian for a fun afternoon of pop, blues and rock artists. Additional dates: Sat, August 11 -  1:30 - 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

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: http://desotohouse.com. Admission: $35 for dinner and theater. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Desoto House Hotel 230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Denny Diamond

Galena Country Don't miss ultimate entertainers Denny Diamond & The Jewels - one night only. They've entertained across the country to sell out crowds, just recently back from an 88 city tour. Travel down that "Glory Road" to Fergedaboudit Winery for a "Red Red Wine" event (or white if you prefer)!  Be a "Stargazer" with lawn seats, or deck seating is still available with VIP privileges. "Sweet Caroline" is sure to be there, along with "Desiree" and just possibly "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"... and wait, "Hello Mary Lou" will show up too! Spring became the Summer, and this may just turn into "The Story of Your Life". Buy tickets at http://fergedaboudit.com/buytickets-1 or Call 815.591.2126. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: http://fergedaboudit.com/events/. Admission: $45.00 Deck Seating:  Includes Antipasto Buffet & Three Wine Tastings $20.00 Lawn Seating:  Includes 1 glass of wine. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

Denny Diamond

Galena Country With a career spanning 16 plus years, Denny, Lucas and Spenser have entertained thousands across the U.S. with their Branson style family show full of comedy, family fun and their unique tribute to Neil Diamond and others. Admission includes: seating on the beautiful covered deck, a wine tasting and Antipasta Buffet. Lawn seating is also offered for a $20 admission fee which will include a glass of wine. Telephone number: 815-591-2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: $45. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

Irish Dancing

Galena Country A vibrant Irish dance performance by delightful Irish dancers of all ages and abilities. Dancers share their love of Irish dance and showcase a variety of jigs and reels. Some dances are set to modern music. Each performance may consist of soft and hard shoe dances. Audiences are encouraged to clap along as the dancers jump, kick and move about the stage showcasing complex footwork. After the dancers have completed their energetic performances, the live entertainment continues with a musician at 7:30 p.m. TIME Irish Dancing One 15-20 minute set between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Live Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/irish-dancers.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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, July 28, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

5th Fret

Galena Country Fifth Fret is an exciting, agile, rockin but friendly acoustic duo! Great show!! Telephone number: 815.776.9917. Web site address: https://galenabrewery.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Galena Brewing Company 227 N Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

157th 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. Admission: T.B.D. Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Saturday, August 4, 2018. Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds 900 High St. Warren, IL 61087. For more info visit www.jodaviesscountyfair.org.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Tall Grass Music Festival

Galena Country The Juliani Ensemble presents a festival of varied and essential chamber works in a unique, remarkable environment. Additional dates: Aug. 4: 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 5: 3 - 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.3925. Web site address: www.julianiensemble.org. Admission: $50 All tickets include refreshments: Fri. & Sat. wine and cheese will be served and on Sun. afternoon, tea will be served. Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Goldmoor Inn 9001 Sand Hill Road Galena, IL 61036.

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, August 3, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-Monster Madness

Galena Country Join in on a bit of monster madness and make your own yarn monster. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

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, August 4, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

An Evening with the Author: Bill Rapp

Galena Country Bill Rapp will discuss his career as a CIA intelligence officer and how he made the transition to writing mysteries and thrillers. After the presentation books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. Telephone number: 815.777.0200. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/events/569844183397462/. Admission: Free. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galena Public Library 601 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036.

Main Street Lazy Days of Summer Sale

Galena Country Join Main Street Merchants for their Lazy Days of Summer Sale. Take advantage of the sales (Sidewalk and Indoors) while the merchants make way for their holiday merchandise. Shop til you drop and then dine at one of Main Streets great restaurants. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/GalenaDowntown/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:00 PM. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 10, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Opening reception: Portraits,the Art of Beth Bird

Galena Country Beth McCabe Bird graduated from The University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in Art Education. She also attended The Chicago School of The Art Institute and received a masters degree in Art Therapy. She then joined The Evanston Art Center in 1989 and worked continuously for seven years as a printmaker. She came to Galena in 1996. In 2013, she moved to a farm outside Elizabeth and has her own printmaking studio there.  This exhibit is about the portrait. Beth has always been interested in the human face and figure to tell stories. Themes such as pies, cakes, birds, fruits and dance are the artist’s props for her narrative. Every drawing begins with the face and if it doesn’t look interesting, Beth quits and starts over. Mistakes, reworking and starting over are an important part of the process of making interesting art. Additional dates: The exhibit will be open regular hours through October 7.  Regular gallery hours are Thurs. through Sun.11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: Free. Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

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, August 10, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Gathering of Elizabeth's

Galena Country Calling all Elizabeth's... Help us celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the village of Elizabeth and to honor the women that it was named after.  In 1832 the women of the Apple River Settlement (later named Elizabeth) were instrumental in the defense of the Apple River Fort during an attack by Black Hawk and 200 of his braves. Several of these women were named Elizabeth, hence the town’s name.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. and festivities start at 11 a.m. with a group picture and crowning of “Queen Elizabeth”. The cost for pre-registration is $20 which includes a collectible bag and t-shirt as well as many “Elizabeth” themed goodies. You will also receive, with your registration, free admission to the Midwest Garlic Fest, a celebration of all things garlic, located at Terrapin Park in Elizabeth. Shops and restaurants will also have specials for the Gathering of Elizabeth's participants. Telephone number: 815.291.7092. Web site address: http://www.villageofelizabethil.com/ve/. Admission: $25. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 311 East Myrtle St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-Wacky Sack Stress Balls

Galena Country Don't stress about school - take a wacky sack. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Market House Square Arts Festival

Galena Country Browse the many exhibits by local and regional artists showcasing their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more for our 10th annual outdoor art festival. Local musicians will perform throughout the day. Plenty of food and beverages available for purchase. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 6:00 PM. Old Market House State Historic Site 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.hellogalena.org.

Midwest Garlic Fest

Galena Country Organized by Galena Garlic Company, the Midwest Garlic Fest will have 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 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Terrapin Park Elizabeth, IL 61028.

50th Annual Willow Folk Festival

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 us 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. Telephone number: 815.244.3590. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:00 PM – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:00 PM. 6522 S Willow Rd. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit willowfolkfestival.com.

Meteors on the Mound

Galena Country Join the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Planetary Studies Foundation to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn about meteors before the sunset ushers in the celestial show! This is the only night-time sky viewing event at the preserve. The event will be cancelled if it is raining, so please check jdcf.org or the JDCF Facebook page for updates. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Horseshoe Mound 1679 N Blackjack Road Galena, IL 61036.

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, August 11, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Midwest Garlic Fest

Galena Country Organized by Galena Garlic Company, the Midwest Garlic Fest will have 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. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Terrapin Park Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Woodin Family Recital

Galena Country The Woodin Family: John, Nancy, son Rob and daughter-in-law Lydia are preparing an afternoon of Broadway and light classical music that will include some old favorites and will also introduce some soon-to-be favorites. John and Nancy were Dubuque-area musicians for 20 years who performed with the Main Street Players, Grand Opera House, Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Their son, Rob, is a professor of voice at Boston College and a regular recital performer in the Boston area. Their daughter-in-law, Lydia recently completed her doctorate in violin at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Lydia has performed with dozens of orchestras in multiple states. There will be a reception after the concert. Telephone number: 779.214.0261. Web site address: www.GalenaCenterForTheArts.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galena Center for the Arts 219 Summit Street Galena, IL 61036.

Mississippi Soiree

Galena Country Join Galena Historical Society members for a fun, entertaining, meandering dinner cruise on the Mississippi River.  The evening’s event includes: • Full dinner (cash bar) and 3-hour cruise on the Celebration Belle • Live music and dancing • Live auction, silent auction and raffles • Inauguration of Society’s Heritage Hall of Fame class of 2018 Tickets can be purchased online www.galenahistory.org or by calling 815.777.9129. Advance purchase is required. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: www.galenahistory.org. Admission: $80. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Port of Dubuque Marina 450 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IL 52001.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 17, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, August 17, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kayak 5K Fun Paddle

Galena Country Ready to have some fun on the water?  This event includes a Kayak 5K, as well as a 360-meter and a 720-meter race for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth. You may also participate in the Cache In Trash Out geocaching event. To hold your spot in the race, go to www.thegalenaterritory.com or contact Galena Territory Association and Marina Coordinator, Steve Birkbeck at 815.777.2000. Registration materials will be available June 9. Need to rent a canoe or kayak? The G.T.A Marina has several available, as does Fever River Outfitters in Galena. Call soon as availability is limited. Telephone number: 815.777.2000. Web site address: www.thegalenaterritory.com. Admission: $12 per adult  $5 per child. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 100 Marina Drive Galena, IL 61036.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-Beautiful Bouquets

Galena Country Make tissue paper flowers and give it to your teacher the first week of school. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

Fall into Stockton

Galena Country Stockton is celebrating Fall! Thi family festival features kids activities, crafters, vendors, food, live music and the 2018 BBQ Fest! Fall into Stockton will also include live music by Aaron Philips, Lexy Parr, Ruby Blonde Band, and Michelle and LuAnn. Telephone number: 815.776.9200. Web site address: http://www.fallintostockton.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. North Main St. Stockton, IL 61085. For more info visit www.stocktonil.com.

Live music with Johnnie Walker

Galena Country Johnnie Walker has been performing in the Dubuque area music scene for over 30 years. You really don't want to miss him as he performs his solo guitar act with a wide range of rock, country and blues hits. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

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, August 18, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, August 24, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Kid's Free Fun Saturday-Smiling Snails

Galena Country Create your favorite smiling snail. Telephone number: 815.777.1999. Web site address: www.POOPSIES.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Poopsie's 402 S. Main St. Galena, IL 61036.

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, August 25, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, August 31, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, August 31, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

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, September 1, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Live music with Andrew Houy

Galena Country Andrew Houy, from Galena, plays acoustic guitar with romantic vocals. A staple in the local music scene for several years, Andrew has performed hundreds of shows for thousands of people. The music he plays covers many decades and some originals all in traditional, Americana style. Don't miss this great local talent. Additional dates: Sat. Oct. 13 - 1:30 - 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

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. Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Ladies Getaway Weekend

Galena Country Ladies, join us for 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 our 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. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 7, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Sam Wyatt

Galena Country Professional pianist/singer/songwriter, Sam Wyatt performs a range of styles from rock to blues, latin and funk. Playing music since his teenage years, Wyatt shows a piano doesn't have to be used as a soft instrument; it can be used the same way as a guitar with power chords. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Heroes For History Stair Challenge 5K Race

Galena Country Honoring our fallen heroes and first responders of 9/11. 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  - The teams that register with the most team members in these categories - Family, Co-workers and Friends - will win a Team Challenge award.  Pledge Challenge - All participants are encouraged to raise at least $50 in donations to support Galena-based first responders and the Historical Society - Print the online pledge sheet from this website to gather support from friends and family. - The top three individual fundraisers will receive special prizes - Submit pledge sheet(s) and money at Packet Pickup to be eligible for fundraiser prizes. Prizes for best fundraisers! Race Registration - Online only at: https://HeroesForHistory.itsyourrace.com… Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://history5k.org. 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. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Green Street Steps 237 S Bench Street Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Ladies Getaway Weekend

Galena Country Ladies, join us for 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 our 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. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Paint n' Pour your own at Maggie Black

Galena Country The most unique sip and paint you will ever experience - using hot wax!.Supplies will be provides, you provide your beverage and the talent. Learn encaustic painting and take your own creation of this technique home with you. Carrie Baxter will demonstrate step by step. Enroll early, this opportunity will sell out! Telephone number: 815.599.1724. Web site address: www.maggieblackhome.com. Admission: $50. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Maggie Black 116 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036.

Sam Wyatt

Galena Country Professional pianist/singer/songwriter, Sam Wyatt performs a range of styles from rock to blues, latin and funk. Playing music since his teenage years, Wyatt shows a piano doesn't have to be used as a soft instrument; it can be used the same way as a guitar with power chords. Telephone number: 815.776.0707. Web site address: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/galena-restaurant.aspx. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Ladies Getaway Weekend

Galena Country Ladies, join us for 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 our 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. Telephone number: 224.639.3436. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/ladiesgetawaygalena/. Admission: Free. Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Main Street Galena IL, 61036.

Stockton Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing

Galena Country OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - The Stockton Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to be a part of their 2018 golf outing! This exciting event will include a 9 hole, best ball golf game, a steak lunch, drinks to purchase, and a live auction! Get together with three friends and make a team to compete! Can't golf but want to take part in the other festivities? Get a lunch-only ticket and come on by! This could not be possible without the help and support from our fantastic local businesses! Telephone number: 815.656.4587. Web site address: https://form.jotform.com/81425355984162. Admission: Golf Ticket & Lunch: $50 per person Lunch Only Ticket: $15. Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Blackhawk Run Golf Course 3501 South Golf Road Stockton, IL 61085.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, September 14, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

Mallardfest

Galena Country Hanover celebrates the arrival of fall with 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. Locals also compete in a duck-calling contest. Telephone number: 815.777.3557. Admission: Family $7 adults $3 children $1. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. White Park, Monroe St. and Downtown Hanover, IL 61041.

Fall Forest Hike

Galena Country With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries & nuts. Join in on the celebration of the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest. This free event will be led by expert staff and volunteers from Jo Daviess Conservation Fund who will identify native trees, wildflowers, and berries on an approximately 1.5 mile hike through the forest. The terrain is suitable for people of all ages making the walk an event that the entire family can enjoy. Appropriate footwear is recommended! Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Schurmeier Teaching Forest 147 E Reusch Rd Elizabeth, IL 61028.

Live music with Garrett Hillary

Galena Country Performing over 200 shows all around the United States in 2016 Garrett is surely a polished act. Garrett 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. He plays guitar, harmonica and sings. Come see what the buzz is about! Telephone number: 815.591.2126. Web site address: www.fergedaboudit.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery 4595 W. Speer Road Hanover, IL 61041.

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, September 15, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, September 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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, September 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

12th Annual Galena Oktoberfest

Galena Country Annual German celebration offering fun for all. The event features the following: Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg , Wiener Dog Races , Parades & Costume Contest , Live music by three bands playing non-stop , Aplphorn Players , Bounce house & activities for children  , Polka dancing & lessons , Beer Stein Endurance Contest , German Food & Beer  , Bean Bag Tournament  , Souvenir Sales & Auction of Framed Poster Art   *Pre-registration is required for Wiener Dog Races and Bean Bag Tournament. Telephone number: 815.331.0180. Admission: $5. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Depot Park 91 Bouthillier St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenalions.org.

Galena Cellars Fall Harvest & Art Festival

Galena Country Purple feet. Paint brushes. Pumpkin decorating. Horses. Music. Food. Spa treatments. And wine. It’s quite a combination, and promises to be a fun fall adventure! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Noon-6pm Artists in the Vineyard–demonstrations & art sale Noon-6pm FREE horse-drawn wagon rides Live music 1pm Registration for Grape Stomp 2pm Grape Stomp Competition Vineyard Tours, Wine Tasting & Food Stand. Telephone number: 815-777-3330. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 4746 N. Ford Rd. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenacellars.com.

48th Annual Warren Pumpkin Festival

Galena Country Old fashioned festival with antique tractor pulls, parade, carnival rides, pumpkin-themed games, lots of food and beverage and much more. Fun for the whole family. Telephone number: 815.745.9011. Admission: Free. Friday, September 28, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018. Downtown Warren Stagecoach Trail and Route 78 Warren, IL 61087. For more info visit www.warrenilchamber.org.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, September 28, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

51st Annual Tour of Historic Homes

Galena Country Guided tour of five private historic homes open only for this weekend, plus the 1858 Barrows mansion, home to the Galena History Museum.  This tour gives lovers of history the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. Free shuttle. Telephone number: 815.777.9129. Web site address: http://www.galenahistory.org/events/tour-of-historic-homes/. Admission: To be determined. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00 PM. Galena & U.S. Grant Museum 211 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036. For more info visit www.galenahistorymuseum.org.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

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 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Massbach Ridge Winery 8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028. For more info visit www.massbachridge.com.

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, September 29, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, October 5, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

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 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00 PM. River Ridge School 4141 IL Route 84 S. Hanover, IL 61041.

Beginner's Wood Carving Class

Galena Country Beginner's Wood Carving Class for adults and youth (7 and up). Only 40 minutes from Galena. All supplies included. This class is done with a Dremel and small sanding disc. No Knives, VERY SAFE!  Leave with a completed Comfort Bird. Great Group or Parent/Child/Family day. Additional dates: First Saturday of every month 9 a.m - 1 p.m. OR by appointment. Telephone number: 563.543.4276. Web site address: www.marieswoodcarvings.com. Admission: $25. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marie's Wood Carvings 106 S.Main St. Stockton, IL 61028.

Hanover Farmers Market

Galena Country The Hanover Farmer’s Market is a friendly Saturday morning stop where you will meet local growers, have access to the freshest produce around and enjoy catching up with the friendly people of Hanover. The market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the first Saturday of May to the First Saturday of October. Telephone number: 815.858.9005. Web site address: https://www.facebook.com/Hanover-Farmers-Market-168435403236526/. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Jackson & Jefferson Street Hanover, IL 61041.

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. Additional dates: Sun. Oct. 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0817. Web site address: www.GalenaCountryFair.com. Admission: $2 per person. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

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, October 6, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Grant Park Galena, IL 61036.

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. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 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! Additional dates: Sat. Oct. 13: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sun. Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 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! Additional dates: Sun. Oct. 14: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Telephone number: 815.777.0364. Web site address: http://twentydirtyhands.com. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

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, October 13, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 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. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Multiple Locations in Galena & Elizabeth.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

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-music.aspx. Admission: Free. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Elizabeth's Farmers Market

Galena Country Our mission is to provide a friendly, convenient and reliable direct-marketing connection between customers and growers for reasonably priced Jo Daviess county homegrown, homemade, and handmade items. Additional dates: Every Friday starting May 4. Telephone number: 815.218.6942. Web site address: https://elizabethfarmersmarket.weebly.com/. Admission: Free. Friday, October 19, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Tarrapin Park 350 West St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.

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 19, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.

Galena Summer Market Place

Galena Country Check out the Galena Marketplace for a variety of locally grown produce, hand crafted products, baked goods, honey, and more. It's small, but mighty. Telephone number: 563.581.5663. Web site address: http://www.galenamarketplace.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 123 N. Commerce St. Galena, IL 61036.

Critters of the Night - Owls & Bats

Galena Country This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member of the raptor family. Participants can dissect an owl pellet to see exactly what an owls eats. Basic information about bats will also be covered with an emphasis on how they navigate by a special system called echolocation. Telephone number: 815.858.9100. Web site address: www.jdcf.org. Admission: Free. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Belden School - The Galena Territory 52 Heatherdowns Lane Galena, IL 61036 USA.

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 20, 2018, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill 9853 US Hwy 20 W Galena, IL 61036.