Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
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Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
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Galena Canning Company
Featuring award-winning Chef Ivo's old-fashioned jams, jellies, salsa, BBQ sauces, Hot Sauce Emporium, bakery and more. Open early & late with samples galore.
Guided tour of five private historic homes open only for this weekend, plus the 1858 Barrows mansion, home to the Galena History Museum.
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.
Tour the beautiful Galena Countryside and enjoy the fall colors while you visit some of Illinois's best known pottery and sculpture studios.
The largest, longest and spookiest parade and festival in the tri-state area.
A weekend celebration surrounded by the annual release of Le Beaujolais Nouveau by Galena cellars, the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation.
Spectacular fireworks display to kick off the holiday season.
More than 30 store windows come alive with holiday-inspired animation and more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries will line the streets, steps and sidewalks of Galena.
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