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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Great Galena Balloon Race

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Dr.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800-892-2269
Local: 815-777-5000

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Don't miss this spectacular three day event. Over 20 hot air balloons, three races, night glow extravaganzas, a car show, live music, kid’s activities, a Friday night ale fest and more! Friday -Balloon Launch -Food & Beverage Concessions -Dog agility demos -Tethered balloon rides -Face painting, inflatable bounce houses, obstacle course, balloons and more! -LiveMusic -Ale Fest -Camp Hertko Helium Balloon Launch, launch and track your own balloon! -Night Glow Extravaganza Saturday -'Crack of Dawn' Balloon Race: Your first chance to see all of the balloons launch at this years event. -Collectors Car Show: check out over 40 collector cars! -Face painting, bounce houses, balloons and more! -Dog agility Demos -Live Music -The Great Galena Balloon Race! -Camp Hertko Helium Balloon Launch -Night Glow Extravaganza Sunday -'Crack of Dawn' Balloon Race Cost: Gate donation