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8 Fun Activities & Events To Do In Galesburg During April


Shanell Lightfoot

for Galesburg City Tours & Travel Co.

Posted April 3, 2024


As the warmth of spring breathes new life into Galesburg, the city comes alive with a vibrant array of fun activities and events to spruce up your April. From a solar eclipse party to lively concerts, there's no shortage of adventures waiting to be discovered without breaking the bank. Whether you're a savvy local seeking new experiences or an adventurous visitor itching to explore Galesburg's unique vibe, we've rounded up 8 fun events and activities that'll keep your April Calendar buzzing with fun and flair.

Galesurg Iconic City History Tour

Solar Eclipse Party Galesburg Events

Can't travel to Southern Illinois to see the Great American Total Solar Eclipse? Join Galesburg Parks & Recreation for their "nearly-total eclipse" Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, April 8th at the Lakeside Nature Center for a fun afternoon of eclipse gazing & creative activities, like making DIY eclipse viewers.

Location: Lakeside Nature Center - 1033 South Lake Storey Road; Website:; Date: Monday, April 8; Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm with eclipse occuring around 2 pm.

Iconic City History Tour Galesburg Events

Hop aboard Galesburg City Tours & Travel Co.'s 6-passenger electric cruiser for a captivating 105-minute guided local history tour through the Purington-paver brick streets of historic Galesburg. Led by local history & adventures enthusiasts, you'll discover the stories & legends behind Galesburg's most iconic streets, sites, statues, structures, and citizens on this immersive tour experience- including 2 hop off mini-excursions through Knox College's Old Main & Alumni Hall and The Great House of Galesburg.

Location: Pick-up/Drop-off in the parking lot next to the Galesburg Antiques Mall - 140 S. Prairie St; Website:; Dates: See website for multiple dates in April; Time: Tours start times vary.

GHS Varsity Boys Baseball Galesburg Events

It's baseball season! If you can't make it up to Chicago for a Cubs game or down to St. Louis to see the Cards, come check out Coach Jeremy Pickrel and the Galesburg High School Varsity Boys Baseball Team for a one of 5 home games this month.

Location: Sundberg Field - 1135 W. Fremont St.; Website:; Dates: See website for multiple dates in April; Time: Game start times vary.

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Exit Laughing Galesburg Events

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest, Exit Laughing broke all records for a nonmusical in Springfield Little Theatre's 50-year history at its premiere.

Location: Prairie Players Civic Theatre - 160 S. Seminary St; Website:; Dates: April 12-14, April 19-21; Time: 7:30 pm on Fridays & Staurdays, 2:00 pm on Sundays.

Sandburg SongBag Concert Series

The Songbag Concert Series is named for Carl Sandburg's collection of songs and stories The American Songbag. The series aims to present an array of musical showcases that honor the legacy of Carl Sandburg as a poet, writer, activist, musician and prophet. Cactus Lee, an Austin, TX singer-songwriter, will grace the stage on April 14th.

Location: Carl Sandburg State Historic Site - 313 E. 3rd St.; Website:; Date: Sunday, April 14; Time: 2:00 pm.

Spring Tea & Chocolate Tasting Galesburg Events

You won't want to miss discovering new organic tea and candy at the Spring Tea & Chocolate Tasting! The combination of tea and chocolate promises to tantalize your senses while you learn a bit about their benefits. Mingle in a fun and relaxing atmosphere and find your newest passions at the Taste of Candy store.

Location: Taste of Candy - 61 South Seminary; Website:; Date: Thursday, April 18; Time: 6:00 pm

Galesburg Taproom & Tasting Tour

Discover Galesburg's finest breweries on the Galesburg City Tours & Travel Co's taproom and tasting tour. Spend your Saturday afternoon indulging in small-batch craft beer flights, as we "hop" from one brewery to the next on this all-inclusive tour through the brick-paved streets of the historic downtown Galesburg district.

Tour stops include:

Guests will hear from local brewmasters, learn about historic Boone's Alley, the stunning architecture of the area, and (if it's ready) taste a beer or two right from the barrels.

Location: Tour begins at Cherry Street Brewing Company - 57 South Cherry St.; Website: Taproom & Tasting Tour; Date: Every Saturday in April; Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

Gouache Workshop with Raphael Iaccarino

Though similar to watercolor, Gouache is often preferred by many artists due to its opacity. It can be re-wet and reworked and doesn't require transparency or the white of the paper for light, though is often used in tandem with watercolors. Beloved artist and instructor Raphael Iaccarino will help you to explore and discover this unique medium at the Galesburg Community Arts Center. It may just become your new personal favorite! This class is suitable for beginners as well as those who are looking to build their skills and techniques. All materials provided.

Location: Galesburg Community Arts Center - 349 E. Main St; Website:; Date: Tuesday, April 23; Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

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