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2023 Calendar of Events

The committee is planning new and exciting events for the 46th year! Please continue to check back for updates as we add events and details.

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time.

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Railroad Days starts here!

Food, fun, and rides for the whole family--right on the square!

6-10pm, Town Square

Individual ride prices vary.

Mega Bands are sold on Thursday and Friday.

 

Events on Thursday, June 22

 

Events on Friday, June 23

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time. 

RAILROAD MUSEUM TOURS

Enjoy this rich collection of historic artifacts and stories from Galesburg’s railroad heritage, including the legendary CB&Q.

 

BNSF RAIL YARD TOURS

This Railroad Days favorite returns! Get your train fix with this narrated bus tour of one of the largest railyards on the BNSF system.

Tickets will be available starting at 11:30am at the Railroad Museum table on the south side of the Amtrak depot.

Tours start at noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Age 16 & up, $5 | 8 - 15, $3

7 & under are free

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VIP BNSF RAIL YARD TOURS

This VIP tour offers an exclusive look at operations of the BNSF Galesburg Yard, one of the nation’s largest freight classification yards.

 

CHEW CHEW & BREW 

BLOCK PARTY

Local restaurants will be serving summer favorites. Cash only.

Bar 65

156 East

Iron Spike

Coney Island

Cherry Street

The Pizza House

 

Live music:
5
 - 7pm Mike & Kayla

7:30pm - 10pm Memphis Dives 

5-10pm | Park Plaza

$5 Admission, Kids Under 8 Get in Free

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Food, fun, and rides for the whole family--right on the square!

6-10pm, Town Square

Individual ride prices vary.

Daily armband, $30

Mega Bands, $70

Mega Bands are only sold on Thursday and Friday.

HISTORICAL RAILROAD MOVIES


Relax in front of the big screen! Movie showings at each time with tours of the Orpheum to follow. Refreshments will be for sale. 

10am, 12pm & 2pm

Orpheum Theatre

Free

June 22-25

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Galesburg, IL 

ORPHEUM THEATRE TOURS

Go behind the scenes in this walking tour of "The Jewel of Galesburg".

 

11am, 1pm & 3pm

Orpheum Theatre

Free

Events on Saturday, June 24

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time

RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND BOOK GIVEAWAY

Wallace Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography.

Enjoy the 45th GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL!

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Food, fun, and rides for the whole family.

1-10pm | Town Square

Individual ride prices vary.

Daily armband, $30

Mega Bands, $70

Mega Bands are only sold on Thursday and Friday.

THE HIGHWAYMEN SHOW

American Outlaw Tribute

The Highwaymen Show pays tribute to the great American Outlaws of Country Music: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

The entire show will feel like an encore!

7:30pm

Orpheum Theatre

$30

VENDOR FAIR

Outdoor art and fine craft market, with retailors, non-profits and food vendors.

Noon - 5pm

E. Main Street

Between Cherry and Prairie Streets

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Galesburg, IL 

June 22-25

Over 300 model train and toy vendors and ten model train layouts. Come to shop or admire! 

$5 entry | Free under age 8

10am-4pm

Knox Fieldhouse

199 E Knox St

WESTERN ILLINOIS AUTO

ANTIQUE CAR CRUISE-IN

Admire classic cars from all over the region.

3-8pm | Main Street

Between Seminary & Cherry Streets

ENGINE PALOOZA!

Craft your own train whistle, design an engine and paint a train.

10am-2pm

Discovery Depot Children's Museum

Museum Admission + $2

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH TOURS

Galesburg First Lutheran Church will be hosting guided tours of their historic 1926 building.

Noon-4PM

Tours will begin every half hour.

364 E. Water Street

We invite you to enter through the main entrance on Seminary Street.

Railroad Museum Tours

Enjoy this rich collection of historic artifacts and stories from Galesburg’s railroad heritage, including the legendary CB&Q.

 

Guided tours start at 12:30pm

Last tour starts at 3pm

16 & up, $6 | Children 8 - 15, $3

7 & under are free

VIP BNSF Rail Yard Tours

This VIP tour offers an exclusive look at operations of the BNSF Galesburg Yard, one of the nation’s largest freight classification yards. 

BNSF Rail Yard Tours

This Railroad Days favorite returns! Get your train fix with this narrated bus tour of one of the largest railyards on the BNSF system.

Tickets will be available starting at 11:30am at the Railroad Museum table on the south side of the Amtrak depot.

Tours start at noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Age 16 & up, $5 | 8 - 15, $3

7 & under are free

.

Enjoy this rich collection of historic artifacts and stories from Galesburg’s railroad heritage, including the legendary CB&Q.


Events on Sunday, June 25

Please note that events may be subject to change.

VIP BNSF

RAIL YARD TOURS

This VIP tour offers an exclusive look at operations of the BNSF Galesburg Yard, one of the nation’s largest freight classification yards.

Guided tours start at 12:30pm

Last tour starts at 3pm

16 & up, $6 | Children 8 - 15, $3

7 & under are free

VENDOR FAIR

Outdoor art and fine craft market, with retailors, non-profits and food vendors.

1pm - 5pm

E. Main Street

Between Cherry and Prairie Streets

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Food, fun, and rides for the whole family--right on the square!

1 - 5pm | Town Square

Individual ride prices vary

Daily armband, $30

Mega Bands, $70

Mega Bands are only sold on Thursday and Friday.

RAILROAD MUSEUM TOURS

Enjoy this rich collection of historic artifacts and stories from Galesburg’s railroad heritage, including the legendary CB&Q.

 

Outdoor art and fine craft market, family art activities, music, and food.

10am-2pm

Knox College Fieldhouse 

199 E. Knox St. 

“Western Illinoisans’ Roles in the Civil War"

On Sunday, June 25th , Professor Dr. Tim Roberts will speak on this topic at Central Congregational Church at 10:30am. He will touch on religious aspects of the Civil War, the war’s impact on Western Illinois, and the impact of the railroad during that era.

 

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SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

Thursday - Sunday

June 22nd - June 25th

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