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St. Patrick's Day celebration

Galena Elks Lodge
123 N Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.0011

Event Dates


Shamrock Shimmy 5K
Grab your friends for a fun 5K through downtown Galena! The Shamrock Shimmy 5K will take place on Sat., March 11 at 8:15 a.m. The 5K will start and finish behind the Elks club/in front of the Old Market House. Don't miss the Mini Shimmy at 8 a.m. for children 10 and under. Register online here!

View the route: The Shamrock Shimmy 5K  
View the route: Mini Shamrock Shimmy 

$30 entry fee with t-shirt, drink token, water, raffle ticket and goodie bag. 


Awards will be given to the Best Dressed, 1st Place Male, 1st Place Female, and Most Fun Group.

Elks will donate all profits to the Galena ARC.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
A "fun for the whole family" parade including marching bands, costumed clans and floats. 

Time: 4 p.m. 
Admission: Free

After the parade head to the Elks lodge for music! More details coming soon...