Summer Fun in Galena and Jo Daviess County
Basking in Galena Country’s summer sun is the perfect way to relax and unwind from your everyday life. Whether you like to hike, bike, boat, fish, horseback ride, take a hot air balloon ride, or simply spend the day strolling the shops of Main Street Galena, there is literally something for everyone! So grab your family for an All American road trip. Call up your friends and rent a vacation home for all. Or plan a romantic getaway for just the two of you. However you travel, you’ll love the natural vibe and many festivals Galena Country offers all summer long.
There’s always something going on in the summer. But if you have to pick just one parade or festival, come over the 4th of July. Guaranteed good times.
Thousands of acres are ready for you to explore by foot, bike or horse. Take the six-mile Galena River Trail or scope out the path you want to tackle in our online directory.
Go Barn Dancing
Council Hill Station is a country music-lover’s dream. Live music, delicious food, a selection of 90-plus beers and summer barn dances at this historic 1850s site.
Pack 14 people into a hot air balloon! The actual flight lasts around an hour, but plan for three hours. Drive over to Scales Mound and say you’ve been “At the Top of Illinois.”
What People Say about Summer in Galena Country
“It’s the most beautiful place to go to and we’ve been going there for over 30 years each summer.”