There is plenty to do in Galesburg this weekend!
The Galesburg Civic Art Center’s 26th annual Art in the Park will be in Standish Park all day Saturday. Nearly 40 artists will showcase their work, from spray paint art, to photography, to jewelry, to painting and drawing. Knox alumni artists include John Van Kirk ’65, Greg Leibach ’08, and Tina Browder ’03.
And, this weekend closes the 41st annual National Stearman Fly-in. The week-long event hosted more than 100 Stearman planes and pilots from around the country. Watch the pilots as they depart the Galesburg Municipal airport Saturday. Be sure to take the tram ride on the flight line to get an up-close experience with these unique planes.
Or, get the cardboard out and start creating a boat for this year’s race at Lake Storey. Sunday is the 19th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, and registration begins at 11 a.m. with the race starting at 1 p.m.
The event is fun and exciting for participants and spectators alike. Registration forms, rules and general information can be obtained at Lakeside Recreation Facility, which is also the distribution site for free cardboard used to construct boats.
There will be limited instant boat kits available the day of the event, which will be distributed in a lottery system. The fee is $25 per boat.
The Galesburg Schools Foundation fundraiser Duck Race will be held immediately following the Boat Regatta.