GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS

June 23-26, 2022

Downtown Galesburg, IL | Thursday - Sunday | Free & Ticketed Events, 10am - 10pm

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time. To view the most quickly updated schedule of events, check out our Google Calendar

Calendar of Events

The committee is planning new and exciting events for the 44th year! Please continue to check back for updates as we add events and details.

Schedule Graphics and Daily Event Listings below are being updated as quickly as possible.

Events on Thursday, June 23

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

6-10pm, Town Square

Chew Chew & Brew will be located at Park Plaza.

Events on Friday, June 24

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Railroad Museum Tours

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


10am-4pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | Ages 8-15, $3; Ages 16+, $6

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.



12, 1, 2, & 3pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | $5

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. Pre-purchase of tickets and properly worn face masks are required.

4pm, tickets on sale at 2pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | $30

Chew Chew & Brew 

Block Party

Local restaurants will be serving summer favorites. Cash only.

  • 5pm - 7pm. Children's Activities on the Galesburg Parks and Recreation's mobile playground.
  • 5:30pm - 7pm. Music by a DJ.
  • 7:30pm. Midwest Hype performs.

5-10pm | Park Plaza

$5 Admission, Kids Under 8 Get in Free

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

6-10pm, Town Square

Events on Saturday, June 25

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time. To view the most quickly updated schedule of events, check out our Google Calendar.  

Check out our trolley schedule for today!

Please note the location change of Art in the Park and the Vendor Fair.

Art in the Park

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

9am-5pm | Galesburg Civic Art Center

Vendor Fair

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

10am-6pm | Cherry Street in front of old Wells Fargo

Free Movies and More

  • Cool down in the air-conditioned meeting room
  • Screening of railroad-themed movies
  • Light refreshments

10am-4:30pm | Galesburg Public Library

 Train & Toy Show

with Prize Giveaway

Over 300 model train and toy vendors and ten model train layouts. Come to shop or admire! Register to win one of 10 model train sets.

$5 entry | Free under age 8

10am-4pm | Knox Fieldhouse (199 E Knox St)

Semi Truck Cruise-In with Special Guests Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee

Cancelled

Firefighters' Challenge 

Cancelled

Food, fun, and rides for the whole family.

1-10pm | Town Square

Lincoln & the Railroad

Explore the ties between Lincoln and the Transcontinental Railroad. Watch An American Dream: Lincoln, the Railroad, and the Transformation of America and "Lincoln on Re-Election: The Last, Best Hope on Earth." 

Exhibit 10am-5pm, Performances 1, 2, 3, & 4pm  Prairie Players Civic Theatre

Western Illinois Auto Antique Car Cruise-In

Admire classic cars from all over the region.

4-8pm | Main Street (Between Kellogg & Cherry)

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

A round-robin basketball tournament--all participants must be 15 and up. Entry fee is $100 per team, and the top three teams receive a trophy or medal. To sign up, call Jassen at 309-371-4411.

3pm-8pm | Mulberry Street (Between Chambers & Seminary)

Children's Crafts

Paint a popsicle-stick magnet and add your picture to turn yourself into a miniature train conductor on a Railroad Days keepsake magnet

10am-3pm | Discovery Depot | Museum Admission + $2

Car Seat Inspection Event

Local certified car seat technicians will check your car seat for correct installation at this FREE event. Please bring your vehicle manual and car seat installment instructions if you have them available. 

10am-3pm | 128 S Chambers Street (Discovery Depot Lot)

Galesburg Historical Society's Historic Village

A one-room schoolhouse, historic reenactors, food vendors, and more!

Peck Park

Railroad Museum 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.

10am-4pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | Ages 8-15, $3; Ages 16+, $6

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.

12, 1, 2, & 3pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | $5

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. Pre-purchase of tickets and properly worn face masks are required.

4pm, tickets on sale at 2pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum | $30

7:30pm | Orpheum Theatre | $25 Tickets







For tickets, call 309-342-2299 or visit the Orpheum's website

Events on Sunday, June 26

Please note that events may be subject to change, and editing the website takes time. To view the most quickly updated schedule of events, check out our Google Calendar

Galesburg Train & Toy Show

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

10am-4pm | Knox College Fieldhouse 

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

1 - 5pm | Town Square

Railroad Museum 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.

12​pm-3pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum ​

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. Pre-purchase of tickets and properly worn face masks are required.

1pm, tickets on sale at 12pm | Galesburg Railroad Museum

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Thursday - Sunday

June 23rd - June 26th