Heritage Days, Car Cruise, Coffee in the Park Among Galesburg Events

Scottish ‘SKERRYVORE’ performs at Galva

Twice winners of Scotland’s ‘Traditional Live Act of the Year’ award, SKERRYVORE heads to Wiley Park in Galva on August 16th from 7-9pm for an evening of music, food and entertainment! With a mix of fiddle, accordions, bagpipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, backed by bass, drums and keyboards, SKERRYVORE represents the best of contemporary Scottish traditional music. Bring your lawn chairs and be prepared to eat from the local vendors on site. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place at Bishop Hill Creative Commons. Tickets are $25, free for kids 12 and under, and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Café in the Park season finale Wednesday in Galesburg

The Downtown Galesburg Community Partnership is hosting the park’s last traditional cafe, Wednesday, August 17e, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Park Plaza in downtown Galesburg. Food includes local eateries Cielito’s Café and Pizza House, with live music from Sullivan’s Daughter. Admission is free and activities for children will be offered free of charge. Sponsored by Former National Bank. Stay tuned for DCP’s NEW Event, Cocktails & Café, a Boozy Happy Hour on September 21, 4-6pm

The annual Galesburg River 2 River Cruise Night car show was held downtown on Friday, August 20, 2021.

River-2-River Car Cruise-s in Galesburg

Experience one of Galesburg’s largest drive-in cruises, the River-2-River Cruise, August 19 from 1-9 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Galesburg. This event will take place rain or shine, open to all interested parties and without registration fees! Music by 3-D Sound with a 50/50 design, T-shirts, raffles and food vendors. Special guest and special reporting as Rick & Ricky Jones with RJ Race Cars & Quarter Max, Al Adams and Joe Nichols. For more information, contact: Kenton Bowles at (309) 337-1967, Don Rosenberry at (309) 299-5362, or go to Facebook:

Robert Grady, right, of Trivoli makes a piece of wood inside the Tall Robert's Handmade Wooden Paddles tent at the 26th Annual Galesburg Heritage Days Rendezvous Camp on Sunday August 22, 2021 at Lake Storey.

Galesburg Heritage Days takes place Saturday and Sunday at Lake Storey

Plan experience on the 27the Annual Galesburg Heritage Days, a free, public, family event on Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21. One of the largest living history festivals in the Midwest takes place at Lake Storey Park. This event features over 750 reenactors and over 40 vendors/sutlers. Share the excitement of a pre-1840 American colonial/frontier rendezvous and a full Civil War battle re-enactment. Find out all the details of these two action-packed days at

Ross McIntire, technical director of the Orpheum Theatre, also known as

Orpheum Theater Anniversary Celebration

The Orpheum Theater is thrilled to celebrate its 106th anniversary this summer, and the community is invited to celebrate the occasion! On Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m., a concert featuring classical music from the Romantic era, performers Brenna Chatterton on piano and Josiah Chatterton on baritone will take the stage. Tickets are general admission and pay what you can. This means customers can choose their own ticket price; 100% of ticket sales benefit the Orpheum Theatre. You can get your tickets by calling the Orpheum Theater Box Office at (309)342.2299 during office hours (10am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday) or online 24/7 at www.galesburgorpheum. org/tickets. The concert will be followed by a reception with birthday cupcakes; the concession stand will also be open and will offer refreshments for purchase.

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