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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.

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 28, 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


 
 

Business Before Hours- South Side Mission

July 28, 2015 - 07:45AM to 09:00AM
1127 S. Laramie St.
Peoria , IL 61605
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South Side Mission is the proud host of July’s Business Before Hours on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:45 a.m.

Serving the residents of 61605 for over 90 years, the Mission directs over 50 transformational ministries including the New Promise Center women’s shelter, Hope Builders, Adopt-A-Block, youth programs, school outreach amongst others. One of the ‘others’ is the Culinary Arts Program lead by Chef Chris who will be providing a special South Side Breakfast for our guests. The speaker will be Crystal Kyle – Co-Executive Director Business Affairs who will chat about and answer your questions about the history of the Mission, its current role and vision for the future.
 
The door prize will be a select gift basket created by one of the three South Side Mission Marts.
 
Located at 1127 South Laramie south of the Harmon Highway Kroger, the parking and entrance will be at the rear of the building west on Malone Street.

Zella Day

July 28, 2015 - Doors Open 6PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
3096931234
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Zella Day will perform at Limelight Eventplex

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 29, 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


 
 

Senior Mornings

July 29, 2015 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
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Wednesday, July 29
Dinosaurs in Motion 
Paleontology program at 10:30 followed by an exhibition visit

Free for seniors - these educational events take place every other month on Wednesday morning and cover topics from Museum exhibits to educational movies.

Held in Lakeview Auditorium (Riverfront Museum Water Street level). Free parking in the covered park deck off of Water Street. 
10:00 am Coffee and danishes, muffins, and other light breakfast treats
10:30 am Program 
11:00 am Gallery visit

This program is free of charge. This program has been made possible by a grant from The Louise Flora Howard Memorial Fund and the John H. "Ted" and Betty Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

Brown Bag-It

July 29, 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 29, 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

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

July 29, 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.

Sculpture Walk Peoria

July 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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

Frozen Movie Night

July 31, 2015 - Timeline: - 5:45-6:25 – pictures with Elsa and Anna; refreshments - 6:30-8:15 – “Frozen” on the big screen - 8:15-9:00 – pictures with Elsa and Anna, refreshments
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-678-1531
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Take a break from the summer heat and join Peoria Players Theatre for “Frozen Movie Night” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31. This is a donations-only event, with proceeds benefiting our scholarship fund (no tickets necessary). Peoria Players Theatre is located at 4300 N. University St. in Lakeview Park.

Highlights:

- “Frozen” will be shown on the big screen.
- Take pictures with Anna and Elsa before and after the movie.
- Feel free to dress as your favorite “Frozen” character or other Disney character.
- Refreshments available.
- Support the Peoria Players Theatre Scholarship fund.
- Get a break from the summer heat – all ages welcome!

BLUE MOON NIGHT PADDLE AT CAMP WOKANDA

July 31, 2015 - 06:00PM to 09:00PM
620 Boy Scout Road
Chilicothe , IL 61523
(309) 579-2157
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The “Blue Moon” only occurs once every few years…so come enjoy an evening of canoeing and dinner over a bonfire at the Peoria Park District’s Camp Wokanda on Friday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m.
Bring your own canoe, or we will provide one for you. Dinner, paddles and personal flotation devices are also provided. Reserve your spot on Davis Lake while basking in the “Blue Moon!” Fee is just $15/person or $50/max per family. For more information and reservations, please call Camp Wokanda at 309-579-2157.

Blue Moon Night Paddle

July 31, 2015 - 06:00PM to 09:00PM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-579-2157
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F: 7/31 • 6-9 pm • $15/person or $50/max per family
The “Blue Moon” only occurs once every few years! Enjoy an evening of canoeing and dinner over a bonfire. Bring your own canoe, or we will provide one for you! Dinner, paddles and PFDs are also provided. Reserve your spot on Davis Lake while basking in the “Blue Moon.” Spaces are limited.

Historical Trolley Rides in Peoria Heights Area

August 1, 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
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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

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