From holiday festivities to wine tours to family-friendly fairs, Jo Daviess County provides hotel guests endless entertainment. Be sure to check out these events near the Country Inn & Suites Galena.
Blackhawk Wine Tour
Hop aboard a bus for a tasting tour of wineries in the Upper Mississippi Region. You'll travel through rolling hills and limestone bluffs, stop for lunch at Procento's Pizzeria, learn more about the history of Galena and the Black Hawk War, enjoy a shopping break and make memories. For more information, visit www.iowawinetoursinc.com/tours.html. Tour dates are:
Let a professonial driver take your group of four or more through the county's scenic valleys for a tasting and tour at Rocky Waters Winery & Vineyard, Blaum Brothers Distillery and Galena Brewing Company. This package includes climate-controlled transportation from the hotel, tasting fees, tours, lunch at Procento's Pizzeria and bottled water on board the Iowa Wine Tours bus. Visit www.iowawinetoursinc.com/tours.html for information and call for reservations.
All About A Ghost Tour
Beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel on Main and Green streets, this one hour and 25 minute walking tour provides you a historic look at Galena's Main and Bench streets. In the event of bad weather, the tour is held indoors.
Galena Country Fair
October 11-12, 2014
A family favorite, this local fair offers live entertainment, children's games and a farmers market featuring more than 150 vendors selling handmade goods and locally grown produce. Treat yourself to a caramel apple or a funnel cake before browsing the the arts and crafts. Learn more at www.galenacountryfair.com.
Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour
October 17-19, 2014
Get a peek behind the scenes of the area's best known pottery and sculpture studios on this self-guided tour. You'll explore the gorgeous Galena countryside and stop into various studios, which offer special exhibits and events that provide a rare view of their kilns, forges and workspaces.
Galena Halloween Parade & Festival
October 25, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Don't miss one of Galena's largest events, the annual Halloween Parade & Festival held at Washington and Perry streets. Gather with the local as the streets fill with marching bands, candy-tossing floats, ghosts and ghouls. You can also see hot air balloons during the festival.