The Galena Pride Picnic
Check out our Photo Gallery from 2022. 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.
THE 2ND ANNUAL GALENA PRIDE PICNIC 2022
SATURDAY JUNE 11, FROM 12-5PM
GRANT PARK PAVILION
SPONSORED BY THE GALENA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Announcements for the 2023 Pride Picnic will be coming soon via Social Media.
Follow @GalenaPridePicnic on Facebook. The Picnic is usually the 2nd Saturday in June.
PRIDE PHOTO GALLERY
MORE ABOUT LAST YEAR'S PICNIC
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.
Pride Picnic Local Entertainment:
Sarah Lentini: 12PM to 1:30PM
Kara Gordon: 1:30PM to 3:PM
Pack your picnic and enjoy two of the most popular local performers in town!
From 3-5pm 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.)
Other fun Pride Picnic To-Dos:
12pm: Drag Queen Story Time by the Grant Park Gazebo.
Only in Galena: Goat Meet-Up from Hoof It Galena from 12pm-3pm!
Crafts from The Galena Public Library.
Tie-dye station from The Riverview Center.
Face painting by the Galena High School GSA and Color Me Roses.
Salads & Snacks from the Jo Daviess Local Foods.
Snacks, Sweets, Cold Brews, & Canned Wine and Beer from Galena Bakehouse.
Ice Cream Treats from Udderly Delicious.
Wine, Beer and Sangria from Galena Cellars.
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:
The Aldrich Guesthouse
Hawke Valley Retreat & Cottages
Jail Hill Inn
The Inn at Irish Hollow
Clara Joyce Flowers
Life's a Feast Catering
Did we miss you or know of a business that we can add? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.