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Galena is a city rich with Amerian culture and has preserved it original look; the result is a charming Midwestern city that is very popular with tourists and renowned as a weekend getaway. There is a strong sense of community in Galena and therefore, the city's festivals and celebrations are a great time to join the locals.
The Galena Arts Festival draws in many tourists for the great variety of art and crafts available at this charming fair. The festival takes place during the hot month of July; contact the Galena Chamber of Commerce for more information and dates. The 2006 festival will not be held this year.
In September, visit the Galena Garlic Festival! A celebration with food, garlicky of course, music, and dance is a blast; don't forget your breath mints!
Halloween is a great time to come to this historic town. A parade and town celebration takes place for this holiday. The leaves are all the colors of autumn around this time and enhance the town's picturesque qualities. It also makes the drive here more enjoyable. Country Fair draws thousands for a wide variety of crafts. It is usually held in October, a cooler time of year than the hot summers.
The most beautiful time to see Galena however, may be during the cold month of December. Traditional Christmas decorations and lights adorn the city and on the last Saturday before Christmas, the luminaria takes place; lights are lit throughout the entire city, giving it an angelic glow.