can Legion beef roast at 4:30 pm, followed by a parade at 6 and canoe racing at 7:30. There will be live music and fireworks at the end of the day. hanover-il.com
GALENA FOURTH OF JULY -July 4, Recreation Park and downtown Galena. Spend the morning and afternoon at Recreation Park for kid’s activities, mud volleyball, softball, a euchre tournament and more. Then make your way downtown in the afternoon for live music at the Green Street Plaza, followed by the community parade at 6 pm. There will be food from 4-9:30 pm, with fireworks launched from Grant Park at dusk. galenaarc.organd kiwanisclubofgalena.org
STOCKTON FOURTH OF JULY -July 4. Food and craft vendors, basketball and baseball tournaments, live music, a car show, barbecue chicken meal and fireworks to cap off the day. facebook.com/stocktons4th
PAINTING WITH MIA -July 9, 5-7 pm, Maggie Black, 116 S Main St, Galena. Sign up is required for this event, which has a cost of $15. maggieblackhome.com
FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 8,
7:30 pm. Opening concert. Free event. galenafpa.org
FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 9, 7:30 pm, Turner Hall, 115 S Bench St. NOLA: Traditional New Orleans Jazz Band performs toe-tapping New Orleans-style jazz influenced by blues, gypsy swing, gospel and rhythm and blues. The band consists of eight individuals who excel on cornet, clarinet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Free event. galenafpa.org
FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 13, noon, Galena Public Library, 615 S Bench St, Galena. Wes Luke, violinist, will perform extremely virtuosic, high-romantic violin music selected from the Ysaye sonatas. While explaining important aspects of the music, this artist will present an energetic, but accessible, program that will delight. Free event. galenafpa.org
FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 14, 7:30 pm, ensemble 135 at Grace Episcopal Church, 107 S Prospect St, Galena. Featuring Corey Mackey, principal clarinetist in the Dubuque Symphony, as well as Allan Cordingley on saxophone and Elaina Burns on piano, ensemble 135 brings infectious energy to a diverse and audience-friendly program. Free event. galenafpa.orgFESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 15, 7:30 pm, Corkey Siegel and Howard Levy at Turner Hall, 115 S Bench St, Galena. The legendary Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Grammy award winner Howard Levy is a musician without limits, dipping into jazz, pop, rock, world music, Latin, classical, folk, blues, country, theater and film. Free event. galenafpa.org
ELIZABETH COLOR RUN -July 16, 8 am, Terrapin
Park, Elizabeth. elizabeth-il.org
FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS -July 16, 7:30 pm, The Broadway Songbook at Turner Hall, 115 S Bench St, Galena. The final concert of the 2016 series will feature the remarkable voices of the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee as they sing classic Broadway hits that have become part of the American songbook. Free event. galenafpa.org
ANTIQUE TOWN ROD CAR SHOW & POKER RUN -July 16-17, Depot Park, Galena. On Saturday, the road tour and poker run will take place, giving participants 989 miles of scenic views and rolling hills. On Sunday, from 9 am-3 pm, the car show will be held on the river front at Depot Park.
NORTHWEST ILLINOIS ART AND JAZZ FEST -July 16-17, 10 am-5 pm, Stockton Memorial Park, US 20 W and Pearl St, Stockton. Stop by and shop with regional artists, sip on local wine & beer, listen to live jazz entertainment and be transformed, both mind and spirit. nwilartfest.com
BELDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -July 18, 10 amnoon, 52 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena Territory. Docents will be present to help visitors learn about the one-room schoolhouse. beldenschool.org
ELIZABETH COMMUNITY FAIR -July 22-24, Elizabeth Fairgrounds, US 20, Elizabeth. One of the last two remaining community fairs in the state, the fair features livestock shows, exhibits, kid’s activities, music, pageant, parade and more. elizabethcommunityfa. wix.com/elizcommfairFRIENDS OF THE GALENA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE -July 29, 9 am-7 pm, July 30, 9 am-1 pm, Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin St, Galena. Annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, the book sale offers a wide variety of books.
JO DAVIESS COUNTY FAIR -Aug 4-7, Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds, 900 High St, Warren. Celebrate at the oldest fair in Illinois. Livestock shows, exhibits, Badger State Tractor Pull, rodeo, demolition derby, live entertainment, fair foods, carnival rides and more. jodaviesscountyfair.org
BELDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -Aug 6, 10 amnoon, 52 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena Territory. Docents will be present to help visitors learn about the one-room schoolhouse. beldenschool.org
ETCHING WITH LARRY WELO -Aug 13, noon to 4 pm, Maggie Black, 116 S Main St, Galena. Larry will be in the shop working on a new etching, hopefully a Galena scene. maggieblackhome.com.
MARKET HOUSE SQUARE ART FESTIVAL -Aug 13, 10 am-6 pm, Aug. 14, 10 am-4 pm, Old Market House State Historic Site, Galena. Eleventh annual juried art and fine crafts fair. Wide range of work, all original artwork made by area and regional artists. Live music by regional musicians. hellogalena.org
MIDWEST GARLIC FESTIVAL -Aug 13-14, 10 am-9 pm, Terrapin Park and various locations in Elizabeth. A celebration of garlic, food, family and music, the goal is to bring naturally-grown gourmet garlic to the table as well as support local farms, restaurants, chefs and establishments in our community that help promote a healthy, organic, farm-to-table lifestyle. facebook.com/midwestgarlicfest
GALENA ELKS LODGE CORN BOIL -Aug 13, noon-6 pm, Old Market House State Historic Site, Commerce Street, Galena. Food, music and fun.
BELDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -Aug 20, 10 amnoon, 52 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena Territory. Docents will be present to help visitors learn about the one-room schoolhouse. beldenschool.org
JULIANI ENSEMBLE CONCERT -Aug 28, 5 pm, the DeSoto House Hotel, Galena. Under the theme "Grant’s Galena, Where History Makes Music," the audience will enjoy a world-class concert in this historic hotel. julianiensemble.org.
BELDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -Sept 3, 10 amnoon, 52 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena Territory. Docents will be present to help visitors learn about the one-room schoolhouse. beldenschool.org
LADIES GETAWAY GALENA -Sept 9-11. A weekend of fun including Quartermania, special sales and events. bestofgalena.com/bandb/bbigevents/ladies-getaway-galena-weekend-2/
BELDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE -Sept 17, 10 amnoon, 52 Heatherdowns Lane, Galena Territory. Docents will be present to help visitors learn about the one-room schoolhouse. beldenschool.org