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Looking for fun things to do in the Peoria Area? We have you covered. Below you can explore a wide variety of events and activities happening in Peoria, IL.

Multi Sport Extravaganza

July 26, 2014 - 07:00AM to 11:00PM
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536
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Save this weekend date: July 25-27, 2014 at Wildlife Prairie Park. We had over 200 participants in 2013 with a dozen sports. Join us in 2014 for even more!

Register online: http://www.multisportextravaganza.com/

What is it? 
ALL WEEKEND MULTI-SPORT EXTRAVAGANZA! This is your chance to try some outdoor activities hosted by the local clubs and shops that make the Peoria area such a great place to be outdoors! Where else can you try out a kayak? Ride a mountain bike on trails…. This is a weekend-long event of fun and food where you can try all the outdoor events you've always wanted to, but didn't care to invest in equipment rental cost and/or time!

Whitney's Walk for Life

July 26, 2014 - 08:00AM to 12:00PM

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Hult Center for Healthy Living combats suicide through community based education and advocacy programs. Please join us by supporting Whitney's Walk for Life this year! Register online at www.whitneyswalk.com or call 692-6650.

RiverFront Market

July 26, 2014 - 08:00AM to 12:00PM
200 Water Street
Peoria, IL
(309) 671-5555
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Come shop with us in our NEW LOCATION!

Illinois grown produce, local meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, fresh flowers and much more!

Local Art , Live Music, Demonstrations 

Bloody Mary's and Mimosas at Martinis
Breakfast at New Amsterdam 

Chef demonstration at 10 a.m., Balloons by The Twist


Open Every Saturday Morning

June - September, 8 a.m. - Noon

200 Block of Water Street
www.peoriariverfront.com

Kid's Pioneer Day

July 26, 2014 - 09:00AM to 06:30PM
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536
309-676-0998
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Join us at Wildlife Prairie Park for a day to experience life like early settlers in Illinois did! Embrace the heritage life of a Pioneer on the last Saturday in July. You'll get to see and do a variety of activities including:

Butter Churning
Musical Entertainment
Plowing the Prairie (learn about farming in Pioneer times)
Animals the Settlers brought with them
Soap Carving
Wax Candle Dipping
Pioneer Games
Make a Bison Hair Bracelet
Cow Milking
AND MORE!

Christmas in July Sale

July 26, 2014 - 09:00AM to 04:00PM
Le Fleur Floral Designs and Gifts
140 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-1555
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LeFleur Floral Design & Events, Inc. located on the historic square of Washington, Illinois will be participating in the Washington Summer Small Business Saturday on July 26, 2014 and offering a huge blowout inventory sale in their back warehouse behind the business. LeFleur will offer items up to 85% off!

LeFleur Floral Design & Events, Inc. is located at 140 Washington Square in Washington, Illinois. The sale will be located in the back warehouse in the alley behind LeFleur as well as the parking lot of Skill Sprout. For questions please contact Amy Morgan at 309.444.1555 or amy@lefleuronthesquare.com.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 26, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
103 North Bishp Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309-927-3899
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From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt questions that ask all of us to consider What will I pass along? This exhibit will also include information about Bishop Hill folk arts/artists, such as broommaking and Olof Krans. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Writing From the Heart- Leaving a Legacy

July 26, 2014 - 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
5407 N. University
Peoria, IL 61635
309-690-6911
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Think only famous people have a legacy worth writing? Think again. Everyone has a story to tell—a legacy. In fact we are writing our legacy every day. Everything we do, believe and value becomes our legacy. The story of our lives is unique and extraordinary in its own way. With a little encouragement and guidance, you can put it down on paper. Whether you are into writing a mini memoir or a legacy letter, this 4 week workshop will provide a simple, step-by-step instruction on how to complete your own legacy.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

July 26, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-686-7000
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This highly interactive blockbuster exhibit is an adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts. Visitors will discover the real science behind the unbelievable phenomena featured in the six sections of the exhibit.

Historic Trolley Tours

July 26, 2014 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Peoria Historical Society
Water Street
Peoria, IL
309-674-1921
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Explore Peoria (oldest continuously settled site in Illinois) with one of the many Historical Trolley Tours provided by the Peoria Historical Society and their professional, certified tour guides. Tours include: Naughty to Nice, Abraham Lincoln & the Civil War, River City, Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery, Roll Out the Barrel (July & August), and Haunted Peoria (September & October.) Check website for complete schedule and information: Sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

July 26, 2014 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 26, 2014 - Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm.
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
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Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the opening of the hilarious and heartwarming musical tribute to Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". 

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together. It's a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends from "Peanuts," including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy. The delightful skits and songs take us through a typical day in the life of our hapless but hopeful hero, Charlie Brown and his friends. 

Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting, homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. Children 12 or under receive a $10 discount off regular prices. For details and reservations, call the box office at (309) 965-2545. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet at www.barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II is "bring-your-own" if you care for cocktails, beer, or wine. Coffee, tea, iced tea, and sodas are available with your meal.

Morton BBQ Throwdown

July 26, 2014 - Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday: 10am-10pm
Village of Morton Tourism
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-5135
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The 4th Annual BBQ cooking contest will be held in Downtown Morton. We will be hosting over 40 contestants. While the competitors do not sell food to the public (they are in a contest) there will be lots of BBQ for sale in the food court. Again this year will be a “Backyard” contest for amateur grillers who have a great chicken or rib recipe that they would like to have judged. Live music from Midnight Special, Rewind, Mister Sister, and Jammsammich. There will be crafters, kid`s play area, great food and vendors. Again this year, we will have the “People`s Choice” tasting event which allows the public to judge the best pulled pork prepared by the contestants. This will be on Saturday at 11:30. www.mortonbbqthrowdown.net

Concert in the Vineyard-Triple Dog Dare

July 26, 2014 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
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Triple Dog Dare specializes in 70's, 80's & 90's classic rock infused with Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, and Metal, T.D.D. is going to give you a night to remember. On the web at-http://www.myspace.com/3dogdare. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 per person. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale.

Multi Sport Extravaganza

July 27, 2014 - 07:00AM to 11:00PM
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536
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Save this weekend date: July 25-27, 2014 at Wildlife Prairie Park. We had over 200 participants in 2013 with a dozen sports. Join us in 2014 for even more!

Register online: http://www.multisportextravaganza.com/

What is it? 
ALL WEEKEND MULTI-SPORT EXTRAVAGANZA! This is your chance to try some outdoor activities hosted by the local clubs and shops that make the Peoria area such a great place to be outdoors! Where else can you try out a kayak? Ride a mountain bike on trails…. This is a weekend-long event of fun and food where you can try all the outdoor events you've always wanted to, but didn't care to invest in equipment rental cost and/or time!

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

July 27, 2014 - 09:00AM to 09:00PM
Three Sisters Park
17189 N. Route 29
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-8837
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Bus trip to Wrigley Field!

Meet at Three Sisters Park on Sunday July 27th for the Cubs/
Cards game at Wrigley Field! Tickets are $140 including transportation, admission, and two meals on the bus with beverages. The game starts at 1:20 and the bus leaves at 9 a.m. A sign-up sheet is available at threesisterspark.com. Please contact 309-274-8837 or email info@threesisterspark.com for more information.

*Reservation not guaranteed until payment is received.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

July 27, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-686-7000
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This highly interactive blockbuster exhibit is an adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts. Visitors will discover the real science behind the unbelievable phenomena featured in the six sections of the exhibit.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 27, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
103 North Bishp Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309-927-3899
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From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt questions that ask all of us to consider What will I pass along? This exhibit will also include information about Bishop Hill folk arts/artists, such as broommaking and Olof Krans. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

WeaverRidge Sunday Brunch

July 27, 2014 - 10:00AM to 02:00PM
WeaverRidge Golf Club
5100 N Weaverridge Blvd
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-3344
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WeaverRidge Golf Club is open to the public. The Brunch features: Champagne, Mimosas, Made to order Omelettes, Belgian Waffles, Carving Station, full array of Breakfast items, Salad Bar, Lunch Entrees, Seafood Display, and a assortment of mouth watering Desserts. Served 10:00am-2:00pm. For reservations call 309-691-3344 x 3

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 27, 2014 - Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm.
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
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Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the opening of the hilarious and heartwarming musical tribute to Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". 

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together. It's a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends from "Peanuts," including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy. The delightful skits and songs take us through a typical day in the life of our hapless but hopeful hero, Charlie Brown and his friends. 

Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting, homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. Children 12 or under receive a $10 discount off regular prices. For details and reservations, call the box office at (309) 965-2545. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet at www.barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II is "bring-your-own" if you care for cocktails, beer, or wine. Coffee, tea, iced tea, and sodas are available with your meal.

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