As the weather becomes nicer and each day gets longer, it is time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Galesburg has to offer. This spring and summer season, try new things, and explore the natural beauty of the local area. We profile exciting activities in Galesburg for the spring and summer season.
Get outside and enjoy the beauty of the natural enclaves within Kiwanis Park. The stunning, 50 acre community park features a variety of different recreational amenities like a softball field, multipurpose recreational trail, basketball court, and much more.
Lake Storey Recreational Area
Enjoy outdoor activities throughout the spring and summer at Lake Storey Recreational Area. The extensive campgrounds provide opportunities for camping outdoors and setting up picnics. Visitors can also play horseshoes, play golf, or take a hike through the expansive area. Popular summer activities include row boats, canoeing, paddle boats, waterslide, or swimming in the lake.
Lakeside Water Park
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, the Lakeside Water Park will be open for the summer season. Take the whole family to enjoy the variety of different play areas and waterslides for a day of outdoor fun.
Run Galesburg Run
When: June 5
Where: Starts at Kellogg Street
Celebrate the beginning of summer with a healthy and positive physical activity. The Run Galesburg Run marathon features different races including a half marathon, 5K, and fun run/walk for all different competitive levels. Spend the morning running through the beautiful place we all call home!
Galesburg Railroad Days
When: June 23-26
Where: Throughout Galesburg
Take part in the historic Galesburg Railroad Days, celebrating the city’s heritage. There will be over 40 events held in the downtown and other Galesburg areas. Events include a beer garden, car show, train show, tram tours, rail yard tours, and much more.
Knox County Fair
When: July 6-10
Where: Knox County Fairgrounds
Since 1851, local Galesburg residents have enjoyed taking part in the Knox County Fair festivities. Indulge in delicious food, beer, and free entertainment. See exciting events like tractor & truck pulls, stock car races, and much more.
Great Balloon Race
When: July 29-31
Where: Lake Storey Park
A local favorite event, the Great Balloon Race features beautiful balloons and pilots from around the country. Take in the beauty and serenity of Lake Storey Park while watching the hot air balloon pilots compete for the win.
We hope you will get out in the warmer weather and enjoy the attractions and events that Galesburg has to offer. Is there a destination or activity that you would have liked to see make our list? Share your ideas on our Facebook page.