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Annual Events

Annual Events

There is always something going on in the Galesburg area. From festivals that celebrate our history, arts, culture, seasons and heritage to a national fly-in, a local film festival, classic car show and a cardboard boat regatta. Our annual events are not to be missed.

February 13-14, 2016
Annual festival featuring homemade and commercially made chocolate treats. It is an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and much more; a…
April 14-16, 2016
April 14-16, 2016 Fat Fish Pub 158 N. Broad St., Orpheum Theatre & Galesburg Public Library Internationally recognized jazz artists, plus regional bands and the…
April 25-30, 2016
Annual festival celebrating the life and legacy of Galesburg native, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer--Carl Sandburg. Includes three days of literary, history, sporting,…
June 4, 2016, 8 am - 9 pm
All truck makes, models and years are welcome. Join this year's cruise in and let the truck shine.*Bobtail preferred*No train horns or jake brakes while…
June 5, 2016
Half Marathon, 5k and 1 Mile options.  It starts and ends in downtown Galesburg at 7:00 a.m. Visit rungalesburgrun.com for more information.
June 18-19, 2016
100+ Miles of Yard Sales through seven counties from Sandwich, Illinois to the Mississippi River...Hats, cats, bats, slats, shoes, muse, cockatoos, cleats sheets and antiques.…
June 25-26, 2016
Annual event celebrating the city's railroad heritage with a carnival, exhibits, a street fair, railyard tours, 5 & 10k runs, hobby train show, flea market,…
July 6-10, 2016
Come celebrate the 163rd Knox County Fair held in these historic fairgrounds which has been in existence since 1851. Enjoy FREE entertainment, beer garden, food,…
July 28, 2016
Always the 4th Thursday in July. Sample food from numerous area restaurants and vote for your favorites; enjoy live entertainment & beer garden. Simmons Street…
July 29-31, 2016
A colored filled weekend of 25 plus hot air balloons flying overhead.  Featuring night glows, competition, opportunity to view up close and talk to pilots.…
August 19-21, 2016
Feel the excitement, experience the history of two time periods in America, featuring a Civil War Battle Reenactments and Pre 1840’s Rendezvous.  A traveling family…
August 19-20, 2016
Hundreds of vintage cars, street rods, trucks, antiques, special interest vehicles, with a cruise on Main Street Friday night.  Food, entertainment, vendors -  fun for…
September 5-10, 2016
The National Stearman Fly-In at Galesburg Municipal Airport is the world’s largest annual gathering of these World War II-era biplanes.  Events during the week include…
September 10, 2016
A fine art fair featuring painters, sculptors, potters, weavers, basket makers and jewelers as well as food, entertainment and a children's art project booth taking…
October 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 2016
Enjoy historic sites, displays, demonstrations, and country cooking as you take a self-conducted driving tour through some of the most beautiful parts of the historic…
November 25-27, 2016
Friday through Sunday. Always the weekend after Thanksgiving on Knox Station Road in Knoxville.  Cherish family traditions! Begin your winter holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend…
December 1, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
An adult only enchanted holiday evening complete with Christmas trees, wreathes, swags, center pieces and more.  Food and beverages included in the evening.   Live and…