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The Galena Pride Picnic: Saturday June 8

Updated: Jun 1

Galena, IL is #AmazingforAll!


Check out our Photo Gallery. Learn about the Galena Pride Steps, and the History of the Pride Picnic. View a list of LGBTQI+ Businesses located in/near Galena, Illinois to support. All the details for the 2024 Pride Picnic are below! Learn about the Bakehouse Whisk Takers here!



THE 4TH ANNUAL GALENA PRIDE PICNIC 2024

SATURDAY JUNE 8, FROM 12-5 PM

GRANT PARK PAVILION

SPONSORED BY THE GALENA PUBLIC LIBRARY






NEW THIS YEAR: Pre-Order lunch from the Bakehouse & pick it up from our booth at the Pride Picnic!

PRIDE PHOTO GALLERY

MORE ABOUT THE PRIDE PICNIC - June 8 from 12-5pm

Guests are encouraged to bring their best picnic lunch and enjoy live music, entertainment, and prizes from Galena local businesses. All are welcome to attend.


The entire month of June is a beautiful celebration called #AmazingForAll.


From 3:30-4:30pm get ready for a fierce Drag Show from a few of our favorite local queens!

(Anna Mae, Cynthia Mooseknuckle, Elektra Supernova, Sage Umbra, and Scylla Kone, Daemon Gaie, and Emo Knievell.)


OTHER FUN PRIDE PICNIC TO-DOS:

June 8th from 12pm-5pm in Grant Park


Pride Photo Ops: Almost every booth at the Galena Pride Picnic will have a photo opportunity for a trendy twist. Snap a pic with us, & get your passport stamped for a chance to win!


Goat Meet-Up from Hoof It Galena from 12pm-3pm!


Painted Dragon Face Painting from 12pm-3:30pm

Crafts from The Galena Public Library.


Angelic Paws Dog Training Show at 1pm



Salads & Snacks from the Jo Daviess Local Foods.


Empanadas, Snacks, Sweets, Cold Brews, & Canned Wine and Beer from Galena Bakehouse. NEW THIS YEAR: Pre-order a Bakehouse Lunch to be ready at the Pride Picnic!


Ice Cream Treats from Udderly Delicious.


Charcuterie, Wine, Beer and Sangria from Galena Cellars.


Birds Food Truck & other food trucks!


NEW THIS YEAR AT THE BAKEHOUSE BOOTH:


Single Picnic Lunch includes

  • 1 Empanadas

  • Corn & Bean Summer Salad

  • 1 Jumbo Cookies

  • 1 Housemade Lemonades or Iced Teas


Picnic Lunch for Two includes

  • 3 Empanadas

  • Corn & Bean Summer Salad

  • 2 Jumbo Cookies

  • 2 Housemade Lemonades or Iced Teas




Other must-dos if you are visiting Galena during Pride Weekend:

(Especially if it's your first time in town.)

  • A trolley ride! Super fun historic guided tour of the town.

  • Try a rainbow flight at Champagne on Main!

  • Snap a photo on the Pride Steps & Bridge!

  • The Grape Escape is hosting Drag Bingo on 6/7 (reservations required 779-214-0003)

  • Support Matthew's Haunted Pub Crawl.

  • Make a candle or perfume at the Scent Workshop. (They have a Pride Scent!)

  • Sporty Spice? Rent an e-bike from downtown Galena to Chestnut Mountain & back.

  • Drag Bingo dates and live music at Miss Kitty's Grape Escape will be announced here!

  • Read more about Pride Month in Galena here.



Galena Pride Steps and Bridge

To celebrate Pride Month, rainbow flags and stairs will take over the Galena Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Galena. It is a stunning tribute to those who have fought for inclusivity and equal rights. It is also a fabulous photo opportunity for visiting tourists, and locals! Pride flags will be given away at the NEW visitor center in the Galena Train Depot all month of June.


History of the Pride Picnic

Previous Innkeepers Alex and Geoff were proud to plan the first pride event in Galena, the Galena Pride Picnic. They had to cancel the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but kicked off the event in 2021 with the help of community members, Visit Galena, and The Riverview Center! Alex & Geoff continued planning in 2022 with the Galena Public Library as the new sponsor. They are happy to help coordinate the first pride celebration.

Local LGBTQIA+ Owned Businesses in Galena, Illinois:



Did we miss you or know of a business that we can add?

Let us know at info@thegalenabakehouse.com


Pride Picnic Mission Statement

The City of Galena continues to evolve as a safe space for all LGBTQ+ people. The Galena Pride Picnic is committed to encouraging LGBTQ+ tourism through building alliances within the City of Galena and surrounding areas, as well as advocating cooperation and support from all who value diversity and inclusion.




 

Whisk Taker /wisk tak-er/ -noun-

A TRAILBLAZER WHO STANDS UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. ONE WHO OVERCOME BARRIERS & HELPS OTHERS OVERCOME BARRIERS


This month, the Bakehouse is highlighting a few of our favorite historical and modern Whisk Takers on our socials. Join the fun by nominating a local or famous Whisk Taker.

Send us one or two sentences on why you think they should be featured HERE.









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