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The Galena Pride Picnic: Saturday June 8

Updated: Mar 21

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!



THE 4TH ANNUAL GALENA PRIDE PICNIC 2024

SATURDAY JUNE 8, FROM 12-5 PM

GRANT PARK PAVILION

SPONSORED BY THE GALENA PUBLIC LIBRARY



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.


At 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. 2024 queens to be announced soon!)


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!


Crafts from The Galena Public Library.



Salads & Snacks from the Jo Daviess Local Foods.


Empanadas, Snacks, Sweets, Cold Brews, & Canned Wine and Beer from Galena Bakehouse.


Ice Cream Treats from Udderly Delicious.


Charcuterie, Wine, Beer and Sangria from Galena Cellars.


Birds Food Truck & other food trucks!



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!

  • Make a reservation to eat at Savory Kitchen.

  • Snap a photo on the Pride Steps & Bridge!

  • The Grape Escape is hosting Drag Bingo on 6/9 (reservations required 779-214-0003)

  • 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.



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