Sign Up now for Galena’s 25th annual Independence Day Parade!

Register your parade entry now for the Kiwanis Club of Galena’s 25th annual July 4 Parade! The parade starts at 6 p.m., on Main Street at the corner of the DeSoto House.

Live music and food is available at the city hall parking lot beginning at 2:30 p.m. with Not Dead Yet. After the parade, Ten Gallon Hat takes the stage. Fireworks begin at dusk.

The events, food and fun are brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of Galena and the GOATS.

To register for the parade, just click: ParadeEntry2019

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The Kiwanis Club of Galena thanks our sponsors and supporters who helped make the River Trail Run on Saturday, May 18 a SUCCESS:

Illinois Bank and Trust
DeSoto House
Envision Tees
Big Apple Bagels
The Shoe Shack
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa
First Community Bank of Galena
J3 Timing
Medical Associates*Mercy Galena and Elizabeth Clinics
Prairie Ridge of Galena
The Galena Gazette
Tri-State Porta Potty, Inc.
Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly
Journey Church
Mr. Richard Bagster-Collins donation in memory of his wife, Nancy
Mrs. Teresa Townsend donation in memory of her husband, George

Mark you calendar now for the 2020 River Trail Run!

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Join the Kiwanis Club of Galena!

New to Galena and want to serve the children of the world?

Or are you a longtime Galena resident, and you’re looking to do more in the community?

Join Kiwanis! Below is the membership form. Just fill it out and bring it with you to our meetings. The Kiwanis Club of Galena meets every Tuesday at noon at Prairie Ridge.


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Register NOW for the Kiwanis Club of Galena’s 2nd annual Spring 2019 River Trail Run!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Kiwanis Club of Galena River Trail Run on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Galena River Trail is a scenic, forested trail that begins at the Galena Depot Park adjacent to the old Galena Trail Station on Bouthillier Street near downtown Galena.  Runners and walkers will travel south along the newly extended trail to Pilot Knob Road and along the backwaters of the Mississippi River. The trail is crushed limestone with a few sections of asphalt pavement in previously flood-prone areas. The course is primarily flat.

To register click HERE. Continue reading

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2019 Galena River Run

Save the Date! Flyer Kiwanis River Run

Above is the flyer with information on the 2019 Kiwanis Club of Galena River Run! Registration begins Monday, Nov. 12 at

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Caramel Apple Sundaes in the works for Galena’s Country Fair

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If you’re going to be in Galena Saturday, Oct. 6 or Friday, Oct. 7, you’re just in time for Country Fair, the major event of the season for visitors of Grant Park.

In when you’re at Country Fair, be sure to drop by the Kiwanis Club of Galena’s Caramel Apple Sundae booth! Kiwanians will be cooking up sundaes, as well as popcorn.

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Spend July 4 in Galena, Illinois with Independence Day celebration

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Events are planned all throughout Wednesday, July 4 in Galena, Illinois, as the Kiwanis Club of Galena, Galena Art & Recreation Center and the GOATS Cycling Club bring the 2018 Independence Day events.

Spend your Fourth of July with an action-packed day at Galena’s Recreation Park, where the Galena Art and Recreation Center will host its fourth annual Fourth of July Community Celebration. Only the bravest and the boldest can attempt the Buckhill Run, a challenging 5K that morning that kicks off the celebration. The celebration continues with a kid’s area with bounce houses, games and face painting, along with activities for the entire family, including sand volleyball, slam dunk contest, home run derby, dunk tank, euchre tournament, live music and much more.

The Galena Kiwanis Club kicks off its patriotic celebration with live music at 2 p.m. at the Green Street Plaza in downtown Galena. The community parade begins at 6 p.m., featuring local businesses, floats, bands and marchers. Following the parade, enjoy the live entertainment with the popular local band Ten Gallon Hat. Food and drinks are offered by the GOATS cycling club from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks will launch from Grant Park at dusk.

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