Where can you see pirates, princesses, vampires, and ghouls all in one place? You’ll see these creatures and more at the annual Galena Halloween Parade. For over 35 years, both locals and visitors dress up as their favorite characters for this spooktacular event. This renowned street festival is one of the most popular celebrations in Galena, IL, festivals and is held at the end of October. You don’t want to miss out on this year’s festivities!
Once you’ve experienced the evening fun of the Galena Halloween Parade, spend your following days exploring our peaceful countryside. By requesting a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide, you’ll have our top recommendations for city parks to lounge, wonderful restaurants to try, and specialty boutiques to peruse. We carefully curated this pocket planner to help you create the best experience right in the palm of your hand. As you browse our guide, you’ll find a section dedicated to the best places to stay in Galena at Farmers Guest House!
Everything You Need to Know About Galena Halloween Parade
Also known as the Galena Halloween Parade & Festival, this seasonal extravaganza continues to draw visitors year after year with its electrifying festivities. Before you go, use our local insights to discover how to make the most of our time this year!
About the Festival
Before the evening parade, stop by the daytime fair at the intersection of Washington and Perry Streets. You’ll be delighted by the wonderful selection of sweet treats and handmade goodies from local restaurants and live entertainment filling the air. As you walk around, you’ll also find an array of Halloween-theme booths, which are offering games and fun for everyone who visits. Whatever you decide to enjoy the festival, have some extra cash on hand for a smoother purchasing experience!
What You’ll See
As you view from the sidewalks, you’ll see an assortment of artfully decorated floats and many costumed performers making their way downtown Galena. You’ll also hear the delightful sounds of local marching bands throughout the parade, each of consists of talented students in our area. During the evening, peer into the night sky for a light display, and we aren’t referring to the stars but hot air balloons. In fact, this delightful lighting display takes place during the parade!
How to Get There
Since this event has become so popular, the area may be hard to navigate. Luckily for you, there are two options to help you arrive at the festivities early and get the best spot. When you stay at Farmers Guest House, you’ll be a less than a mile walk from our front door to downtown, which means your commute will be a breeze. Or, if you wish to use the shuttle service, there are four locations for pickup. However you get there, you’re sure to have a memorable time!
Relax Together at Farmers Guest House
After your Galena Halloween Parade experience, unwind the relaxing comforts of our stunning bed and breakfast. Here at Farmers Guest House, we pride ourselves on our beautifully appointed guest rooms, excellently seasoned breakfast, and genuine hospitality.
As you search for the best places to stay, consider booking our Julia Suite! In fact, it’s one of our most romantic suites and is the perfect one for your intimate getaway. This charming hideaway boasts restored hardwood floors, beautiful Galena antiques, and an abundance of natural light. Whether you wish to curl up together in the queen bed, in the gorgeous bathroom, or on the couch by the warm glow of the refurbished fireplace, you’re sure to feel closer than ever to your special someone. With Galena events and relaxation galore, why wait any longer to plan your next trip? Book your stay today before someone else takes your desired dates tomorrow. We look forward to hosting you this year!