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Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 1, 2015
ArtsPartners
Washington Street - from Liberty to State
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-2787
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15 large scale sculptures / crafted by sculptors from 7 states /
installed for one year / spread along Washington Street / transforming Peoria’s Warehouse District / #sculptpeoria


 
 

Brown Bag-It

July 1, 2015 - Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
309.681.0696
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Holding true to a solid long-standing tradition of community entertainment for all ages, the 2015 Peoria Area Community Events Brown Bag-It Series presents another season of fine musical performances. Held during the lunch hours in the heart of downtown Peoria, Brown Bag-It continues to offer a taste of quality local musicians with diversified talents and style.

From jazz combos to banjos, youth municipal bands to swing bands, PACE provides delightful melodies FREE for all ages. The season kicks off in June and runs through August. Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.

Tractor Month at Wheels O' Time Museum

July 1, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 Woodside Drive
Dunlap, Il 61525
309-243-9020
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Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display in the for July in the Early Ford V8 show room featuring antique Ford and Ford powered tractors.

The “tractors with stories” on display are:

1931 8N with only 125 original hours,

restored Ford 8N

1932 Thieman kit tractor, featured in Vintage Tractor Digest

1932 Schramm

Fordson Tractor

Other tractors at Wheels O’ Time Museum are John Deere, IH, Caterpillar, Best and Holt.

In addition to the special display for the month of July more tractors will be at museum for a few days later in the month. The Central Illinois Farm Heritage Tractor Club will display tractors at the Heart of Illinois Fair July 10-19th.

(www.citractorclub.com). Some of the tractors from the Heritage Tractor Club will relocate to Wheels O’ Time Museum for an outdoor display July 19-24th. They will be available to view during the hours the museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Admission: $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. The museum has other antique farm implements and many ongoing displays in four buildings.

Website:www.wheelsotime.org facebook Trip Advisor Dunlap

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

July 1, 2015 - 7 pm

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) gathers at Dickson Mounds Museum at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month there is a presentation on contemporary archaeological research in the region, which is open to the general public.  The lecture is followed by monthly meetings of IVAS members, who pay annual dues of $15 and receive the quarterly newsletter Illinois Antiquity.  We hope you will join us for the presentations and consider IVAS membership.

 

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

July 1, 2015 - Doors Open 6:00PM | Show 7:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
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Open Stage every Wednesday in The SoundBar at Limelight!

Doors: 6pm Music: 7pm

Bring your axe. Bring your band. Bring your voice. Bring your originals. Bring your friends!

No Cover.

Magician Mitch Williams at Tyroni's

July 1, 2015 - Winter event times (during dates not on DST): 5:00 to 7:30 PM Summer event times (during daylight savings time): 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Mitch Williams Magic Productions
5908 S Adams St
Bartonville, , IL 61607
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International award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams, offers his unforgettable tableside close up magic.

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 2, 2015
ArtsPartners
Washington Street - from Liberty to State
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-2787
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15 large scale sculptures / crafted by sculptors from 7 states /
installed for one year / spread along Washington Street / transforming Peoria’s Warehouse District / #sculptpeoria


 
 

Historical Trolley Rides in Peoria Heights Area

July 2, 2015 - Trolleys start at 11 am
Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce
1203 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-282-7733
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The Peoria Historical Society offers Trolley Tours in the Peoria Heights and Peoria areas. You can explore the area’s past with one of the fascinating, historical tours. The 2015 summer schedule will be Thursday & Friday departing from Harp & Thistle in Peoria Heights at 11 am. and Saturdays from Kelleher’s on Water St in Peoria at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tours will be offered from June through the end of October. Many Peoria Heights Chamber members will offer special discounts with your trolley ticket in our boutiques, unique shops, and restaurants. For more information visit www.peoriaheightschamber.com and Facebook.

Tot Time

July 2, 2015 - 08:30AM to 05:00PM
Dickson Mounds State Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721
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Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Museum's Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  This program series is sponsored by Better Banks of Astoria, Bistro 101, Cass Communications, Davis Buick GMC, Davis Ford, Havana National Bank, MidAmerica National Bank, Vaughn's Plumbing, Heating, & A/C.  Topics are as follows:  February 5th-Clay Creations; March 5th-Wild Mammals; April 2nd-Trees

 

Tractor Month at Wheels O' Time Museum

July 2, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 Woodside Drive
Dunlap, Il 61525
309-243-9020
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Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display in the for July in the Early Ford V8 show room featuring antique Ford and Ford powered tractors.

The “tractors with stories” on display are:

1931 8N with only 125 original hours,

restored Ford 8N

1932 Thieman kit tractor, featured in Vintage Tractor Digest

1932 Schramm

Fordson Tractor

Other tractors at Wheels O’ Time Museum are John Deere, IH, Caterpillar, Best and Holt.

In addition to the special display for the month of July more tractors will be at museum for a few days later in the month. The Central Illinois Farm Heritage Tractor Club will display tractors at the Heart of Illinois Fair July 10-19th.

(www.citractorclub.com). Some of the tractors from the Heritage Tractor Club will relocate to Wheels O’ Time Museum for an outdoor display July 19-24th. They will be available to view during the hours the museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Admission: $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. The museum has other antique farm implements and many ongoing displays in four buildings.

Website:www.wheelsotime.org facebook Trip Advisor Dunlap

Pickin On Jimmy Buffett

July 2, 2015 - Open 4 PM. Full menu available through 10 PM. Music is 7 PM - 9 PM. Reservations suggested. Island attire welcome.
Sky Harbor Steakhouse
1321 N. Park Rd.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 674-5532
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Monthly Music feature at Sky Harbor. Guest musicians go in depth on a chosen artist. This month, Tim Harr, Al Peacock,, Chris Tarpley and Dklu take on Trop Rock Icon - Jimmy Buffett.

Night Out in the Heights: Shop til 7 PM on Thursday Nights

July 2, 2015 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce
1203 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-282-7733
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Starting June 4 through September 24 enjoy the lovely summer evenings with “A Night Out in the Heights” and shop until 7 PM every Thursday night at our participating boutiques and unique shops.  Also enjoy a Taste of the Heights with special featured items at our Chamber member participating restaurants.  Visit our website at www.peoriaheightschamber.com and Facebook for more details. 

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 3, 2015
ArtsPartners
Washington Street - from Liberty to State
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-2787
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15 large scale sculptures / crafted by sculptors from 7 states /
installed for one year / spread along Washington Street / transforming Peoria’s Warehouse District / #sculptpeoria


 
 

Historical Trolley Rides in Peoria Heights Area

July 3, 2015 - Trolleys start at 11 am
Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce
1203 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-282-7733
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The Peoria Historical Society offers Trolley Tours in the Peoria Heights and Peoria areas. You can explore the area’s past with one of the fascinating, historical tours. The 2015 summer schedule will be Thursday & Friday departing from Harp & Thistle in Peoria Heights at 11 am. and Saturdays from Kelleher’s on Water St in Peoria at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tours will be offered from June through the end of October. Many Peoria Heights Chamber members will offer special discounts with your trolley ticket in our boutiques, unique shops, and restaurants. For more information visit www.peoriaheightschamber.com and Facebook.

Tractor Month at Wheels O' Time Museum

July 3, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 Woodside Drive
Dunlap, Il 61525
309-243-9020
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Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display in the for July in the Early Ford V8 show room featuring antique Ford and Ford powered tractors.

The “tractors with stories” on display are:

1931 8N with only 125 original hours,

restored Ford 8N

1932 Thieman kit tractor, featured in Vintage Tractor Digest

1932 Schramm

Fordson Tractor

Other tractors at Wheels O’ Time Museum are John Deere, IH, Caterpillar, Best and Holt.

In addition to the special display for the month of July more tractors will be at museum for a few days later in the month. The Central Illinois Farm Heritage Tractor Club will display tractors at the Heart of Illinois Fair July 10-19th.

(www.citractorclub.com). Some of the tractors from the Heritage Tractor Club will relocate to Wheels O’ Time Museum for an outdoor display July 19-24th. They will be available to view during the hours the museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Admission: $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. The museum has other antique farm implements and many ongoing displays in four buildings.

Website:www.wheelsotime.org facebook Trip Advisor Dunlap

Dueling Pianos

July 3, 2015 - 06:00PM to 11:00PM
Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc.
6605 N. Smith Road
Edwards, IL 61528
309.495.9463
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If you have not seen these guys perform...you are missing out! If you have seen them, then you know what an AWESOME show this is! You set the playlist for the night.....there is NOTHING these amazing performers cannot play! $40 per person and that includes a gourmet buffet dinner, dessert, and one superb show! **This event will be outside in our covered pavilion! To purchase your tickets online: shop.kickapoocreekwinery.com

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 4, 2015
ArtsPartners
Washington Street - from Liberty to State
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-2787
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15 large scale sculptures / crafted by sculptors from 7 states /
installed for one year / spread along Washington Street / transforming Peoria’s Warehouse District / #sculptpeoria


 
 

RED, WHITE, AND BOOM!

July 4, 2015
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THE LARGEST FIREWORK DISPLAY IN ILLINOIS!

RED, WHITE and BOOM! 2015 is a “pyromusical”… a blend of fireworks fired from a barge in the middle of the Illinois River synchronized to a patriotic musical soundtrack broadcast on Alpha Media stations! Spectators are encouraged to bring portable radios tuned to one of the Alpha Media stations to enjoy the added dimension of music that matches the fireworks!

What is now UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Red White and Boom began 27 years ago as Skyconcert 1987 with music synchronized to KZ93, the station that is now 93.3 The Drive. The fireworks display took a huge leap forward in 2007 when UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor began as the title sponsor and all Alpha Media stations began promoting the event and airing the synchronized music soundtrack.

As in recent years, the cities of Peoria and East Peoria will come together with Alpha Media, UnityPoint Health - Methodist Medical Center | Proctor, the Peoria Park District and the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to launch the spectacular display of pyrotechnics into the skies over the riverfronts. Festivities include live bands in addition to the fireworks extravaganza, launched by Melrose Pyrotechnics of Kingsbury, Indiana from barges in the middle of the Illinois River.

The event was expanded to multiple days in 2008 when a series of concerts was added and Stay and Play Weekend was created to help encourage more support of many events surrounding the weekend. Over $3,500 of fireworks per minute will be launched during the show on July 4, 2015. An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the continued support of our corporate sponsors.

 

FRIDAY JULY 3rd!  MOLLY HATCHET feat. THe Outlaws

For information regarding the firework, concerts, and events - please head to redwhiteandboom.us

Historical Trolley Rides in Peoria Heights Area

July 4, 2015 - Trolleys depart at 11 am and 1:30 pm.
Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce
1203 E. Kingman
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-282-7733
Add to Itinerary

The Peoria Historical Society offers Trolley Tours in the Peoria Heights and Peoria areas. You can explore the area’s past with one of the fascinating, historical tours. The 2015 summer schedule will be Thursday & Friday departing from Harp & Thistle in Peoria Heights at 11 am. and Saturdays from Kelleher’s on Water St in Peoria at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tours will be offered from June through the end of October. Many Peoria Heights Chamber members will offer special discounts with your trolley ticket in our boutiques, unique shops, and restaurants. For more information visit www.peoriaheightschamber.com and Facebook

Tractor Month at Wheels O' Time Museum

July 4, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 Woodside Drive
Dunlap, Il 61525
309-243-9020
Add to Itinerary

Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display in the for July in the Early Ford V8 show room featuring antique Ford and Ford powered tractors.

The “tractors with stories” on display are:

1931 8N with only 125 original hours,

restored Ford 8N

1932 Thieman kit tractor, featured in Vintage Tractor Digest

1932 Schramm

Fordson Tractor

Other tractors at Wheels O’ Time Museum are John Deere, IH, Caterpillar, Best and Holt.

In addition to the special display for the month of July more tractors will be at museum for a few days later in the month. The Central Illinois Farm Heritage Tractor Club will display tractors at the Heart of Illinois Fair July 10-19th.

(www.citractorclub.com). Some of the tractors from the Heritage Tractor Club will relocate to Wheels O’ Time Museum for an outdoor display July 19-24th. They will be available to view during the hours the museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Admission: $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. The museum has other antique farm implements and many ongoing displays in four buildings.

Website:www.wheelsotime.org facebook Trip Advisor Dunlap

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