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There are many fun, exciting, educational, historical and relaxing things to do in Galena, IL – all within walking distance of the Greenbriar Country Inn and Suites!Visit some of the most interesting historic sites, take a tour of one of our many lush vineyards and wineries to savor locally-grown award-winning wines, explore the local cuisine where you will find the most delicious meals to suit anyone’s needs or shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. Pack your clubs for one of the 10 scenic golf courses, treat yourself and your body right at one of the beautiful spas or view the horizon at dawn or dusk from a hot air balloon.

Ongoing Events

  • Historic Walking Tour Saturdays
  • Pottery Demonstration Sat & Sun
  • Ulysses S. Grant Exhibition Wed – Sun.
  • Galena Farmers Market Saturdays

Special Events – BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY!

  • Wine Lovers’ Weekend (multiple events) April
  • President Grant’s Birthday Celebration April
  • Galena Triathlon & Duathlon May
  • Spring Music on Main May
  • Lead Foot Bike Rally June
  • The B&B Tour of Homes & Gardens June
  • Annual Great Galena Balloon Race June
  • Independence Day Parade & Celebration July
  • Rodeo Days July
  • Antique Town Rods Car Show July
  • Fall Music on Main Sept
  • Ladies Getaway Weekend Sept
  • Annual Tour of Historic Homes Sept
  • Galena County Fair & Craft Show Oct
  • Annual Galena Halloween Parade Oct
  • Nouveau Wine Festival Nov
  • Annual Christmas Walk Dec

More Things to Do

  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Swimming
  • Antique Shopping
  • Riverboat Gambling/Cruises
  • Dog Racing
  • Trolley Tours
  • Historic Home Tours
  • Skiing — downhill and cross-country
  • Biking
Learn more about things to do around town at the local resource links listed below: Galena/Jo Daviess County – Calander of Events Historic Galena Street Map Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau Galena, IL Chamber of Commerce