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Wine and Hot Air Balloons: Two Great Events in Galena

Summer Events in Galena, IllinoisAs we head into the warmer summer months, things are starting to heat up here in Galena–both literally and figuratively.  The summer months are packed with plenty of fun activities and events.  Whether it’s getting outside for a hike, paddling down the picturesque Galena River, shopping along Main Street, celebrating at festivals, or sampling delicious wines, Galena truly is a town that has it all.  This June you can soar to new heights in a hot air balloon, or stay on the ground and sample the finest food and wine around.  Whatever it is you want to do, you won’t find better accommodations than those at Jail Hill Inn, downtown Galena’s newest luxury Bed and Breakfast. Book your summer getaway with us today!

Summer Events in Galena

June is a fun month to be in Galena, with 2 great events kicking off the summer fun.  The first of this summer’s fun events is the Great Galena Balloon Race, which will take place from June 16 – 18, 2017.  This incredible event features a hot air balloon race, tethered balloon rides, live music and entertainment, great food and wine, and fantastic evening shows where hot air balloons light up the sky over Galena during the Night Glow Extravaganza.  Friday’s highlights include an evening balloon race, the night glow, and the Ale Fest sponsored by Galena River Wine & Cheese.  Saturday’s events include more hot air balloon races, another chance to see the spectacular night glow, live music, and wine flights with Galena River Wine and Cheese. The events end on Sunday, with a crack of dawn balloon race.  If you’re interested in taking a hot air balloon ride during the event, it’s possible with Galena Summer EventsGalena on the Fly.  You’ll enjoy an unbeatable view of the rural countryside from 3,000 feet in the air–a truly unforgettable experience.

The second must-see event of June is for wine lovers.  The Corkless in Galena event will take place on June 24, 2017, and promises to be a delicious festival celebrating wine and food from Northern Illinois and beyond.  Throughout the afternoon and evening, guests will enjoy some delicious wines created from American hybrid grapes.  Wines served at this great event represent unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries. If the wine tastings weren’t reason enough to join us for the weekend in Galena, there will also be an art exhibit, local food vendor the Lunch Bus Lady, and live music.  Wineries featured include Galena Cellars, Massbach Ridge Winery, Creekside Vineyards, Fergedaboudit Winery, and more. Tickets are already on sale, so start making your plans today.

When you’re looking for the perfect accommodations to round out your trip to Galena, look no further than the Jail Hill Inn.  From the moment you arrive at our luxury Inn, you’ll be treated to the finest hospitality in town.  Your visit to Jail Hill Inn begins with an afternoon wine and cheese reception, followed by chocolates and chilled champagne in your room.  Each suite is luxuriously appointed with a king size bed, ornate gas fireplace, Kohler bathrooms featuring either a steam shower or bubble massage tub, and so much more. After a great nights rest, you’ll start your day with our scrumptious 3 course, gourmet breakfast before heading out on your next adventure.  Rooms will book up quickly during the popular summer months in Galena.  Book your getaway to Galena’s best Bed and Breakfast today!