GALENA, Kans. — The 145th annual “Galena Days” kicked-off earlier tonight (6/2).
Organizers said they’re excited that things are back to normal.
This year, the small town festival is once again a three day event.
Several restrictions were put in place during the past couple of years due to the COVID pandemic.
Galena Days 2022 features plenty of activities, games, live music and food options, all without past restrictions.
GALENA DAYS 2022 – Schedule of Events (dates/times included)
SLIDESHOW: View Photos From Thursday’s “Galena Days” Festival
Fire officials, like Chief Steve Hall, said they’re happy that things seem to be where they were before COVID.
Long-time Galena Days vendors said the feeling is mutual.
“I really don’t get the food truck out in too many places, this is my one big deal that I do. Galena Days is a nice, family venue. We go some other places, but I have a lot of people follow me here,” said Tony Simmons, Owner of Tony’s Grill, LLC.
“You know, we’re a small town but we draw from all around. We’re not but five miles from Joplin, so I think its just the community involvement, the support that vendors get, it makes them want to come back, which we appreciate that,” stated Galena Fire Chief, Steve Hall.
A majority of the proceeds from the three day event supports the Galena Fire Department.