SCHOOL IS OUT & SUMMER IS IN

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2018 EVENTS CALENDER

40 + YEARS & FULL STEAM AHEAD

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EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, FOOD, MUSIC & SHOPPING

THE LARGEST SUMMER FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST 

Whether it's a little date night for two or a date with your whole family, there really is something here for everyone,

beginning the 4th week of June in Galesburg, Illinois EVERY YEAR!


With a solid mix of intriguing industrial history and tons of entertaining activities, the action never ends at Railroad Days! This Annual Summer Event has become a celebration of the integrated history that has shaped our progress and a symbol of our community. 


So, when the weather warms, school is out and summer is in full swing, we take a moment to pay tribute to our colorful local heritage with LIVE MUSIC, INSPIRING HISTORICAL PERFORMANCES, A STREET CARNIVAL , HISTORIC EDUCATIONAL TOURS , GREAT FOOD, FLEA MARKETS, LOCAL ARTWORK, UNIQUE CRAFTS, antiques, 

and so much more!


Kick off 2018 Summer Events with our

RETURNING ANNUAL

GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS PARADE

Friday, June 22nd

6 pm

Downtown Galesburg


OPENING CEREMONIES

Friday, June 22nd 

7:30 pm

Main Stage on Main Street


OTHER 2018 EVENTS INCLUDE

the annual train & toy show with displays, exhibits and vendors, the firemen's water fight, an antique tractor display, colorful food selections and NEW ART MARKET in Standish park, just to mention a select few. So whether you come for the education or just for the fun, you'll be able to  enjoy yourself all weekend long.

Please contact us at 309.343.2485 with any questions!

[ Photo Credit: Galesburg Local BNSF Engineer Morgan Carlson ]

Star Events & Activities

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

"EAST MAIN STREET OF DREAMS"

10 AM - 4 PM

GAMES | GAMES | GAMES

Kids & Adults

Rock Wall Climbing, Bags Challenge, “Last Out” Win the World Series, Football, Baseball Toss, Walk the Rail, Photo Park.

Big Wheel Races For Kids

11:00 am | 10:30 am Sign Up

$2 Entry Fee

3-Point Basketball Shoot-Out

Noon | 11:30 am Sign Up

$2 Entry Fee

Classic funnel cakes, exciting games, giant cotton candy, thrilling rides, character face painting... and so so much more!

Sessions:

Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm

Friday 6 pm – 11 pm

Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm

5pm - 11pm

Sunday Noon - 5 pm

MEGA BANDS     $50

Sold only Thursday & Friday

Good for all open hours.

SUPER BANDS      $20

Good Thursday & Friday from 6 pm – 11 pm

Saturday Noon – 5 pm & 5 pm – 11 pm

Sunday Noon – 5 pm

Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM

Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM 

THE GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS TOY & TRAIN SHOW IS IN ITS

24TH YEAR!

RUNNING FOR ALMOST A QUARTER CENTURY NOW, OUR VISITOR COUNTS ARE INTO THE THOUSANDS AND KEEP GROWING EVERY YEAR. 


 This 2 Day Show, 

now in its second year at the Galesburg High School Field House, attracts BOTH VENDORS & VISITORS from all around the country with HUNDREDS OF TABLES with an extensive blend of displays, apparel, exhibits, artwork, books, collectables, DVD's, antiques, models & modeling supplies. We could also mention The Galesburg RR Days Toy Show features over 70 vendor tables with collectable die cast toys: farm equipment, automobiles, construction, military, as well as Hot Wheels, NASCAR, dolls, sports cards, and antique toys.

ADMISSION PRICES:

 $5.00 per person | Children 12 and under are FREE

SHUTTLE SERVICES: 

Shuttle Services run every 30 Minutes to & from Downtown Galesburg right where all the action is happening - across town to The Galesburg Railroad Days Train & Toy Show!

Golf cart pick up is also available to get guests to and from their cars & show's main entrance.

1242 West Dayton Drive | Galesburg 

All Proceeds Benefit Galesburg Railroad Days

SHOP THE DEALS

FLEA MARKETS | CRAFTS | ANTIQUES | LOCAL ARTWORK

Unique finds at the start of the Summer Season!

You have to take advantage of the deals the same time every year!

Check out seasoned antiques locations downtown Galesburg or stop by the 100+ Crafts & Local Art vendor show in Standish Park, brand new this year and complete with great food and live music, and of course you have to stop by OAKS Flea Market for their great selection and famous chicken & noodles!


There's something here for every type of collector in A town that already has inherited so much colourful history!


If you are interested in becoming a Vendor please check out our Vendor Page! 

We are still currently accepting all merchant types for 2018 events!

MAIN STREET MUSIC WEEKEND LINEUP 

GOOD MUSIC LEADS TO A GREAT TIME!

Friday the 22nd

Featuring

STAGGARD

A Southern Rock Country Party Band

8-11 PM


Saturday the 23rd

Jera & The Absolutes 

7-9pm

and later...

The Rockin' Papas

9:30 - MIDNIGHT


The Main Street Main Stage | 200 Block of East Main Street


$ 3 Cover OR 2/$5

Must be 21 to Enter | Please have your ID ready at the Gate Entrance


sponsored by 

Euclid Beverage

Euclid Beverage Miller Products $3 or  2/$5

10 AM - 4 PM

Adults $6

Children ages 8-16 $3

Children 7 years and younger FREE with paid adult.

Tours Include:

3006 Steam Locomotive

RPO/Baggage Car

 Meath Car

Weight Car / Caboose

Don't forget to stop by the Souvenir Shop inside!

211 South Seminary Street, Galesburg 309.342.9400


7 AM – 11 AM | Sunday, June 25th 

Western Illinois Antique Auto Club Railroad Showcase of Cars on East Main Street

LOCAL RIB COOK OFF 

7 AM | Sunday, June 25th

Competition Begins at 7 a.m.

Judging at 12 p.m.

East Main Street


Ribs will be cooked, judged & served to the public for:

$3.00 per Rib Sample  2 for $5  |  5 for $10

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and People's Choice Award 

Sponsored by HiLo Grocery & Boy Scout Troop 226

FULL 2018 EVENTS CALENDAR

Beginning Thursday, June 21st through Sunday the 24th

2018 EVENTS LINE UP

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