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Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

208 Perry St., Galena, IL 61036


Used as a refuge for women and children of the Galena area during the Blackhawk War of 1832, the Old Stockade brings Galena's earliest history to life in this 1820's log building. Come, share!

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Galena Brew Fest

Chestnut Mountain Resort •  Jul 20 @ 1PM

Join the Annual Galena Brew Fest at the beautiful Chestnut Mountain Resort, where you can sample a wide variety of craft beers while enjoying stunning views…

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Live @ The Plaza

Green Street Plaza •  Jul 25 @ 5PM

Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community!

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Market House Square Arts Festival

Old Market House State Historic Site •  Aug 10 – Aug 11 @ 10AM

Take a piece of Galena Country with you!

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