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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.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

September 3, 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.

Adult Men's Soccer League

September 3, 2014 - TBA
Peoria
12026 N. Old Galena Rd
Chillicothe, IL
309-681-2866
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The Peoria Park District’s Adult Men’s Soccer League will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting August 18 at Mossville Soccer Complex. This league will feature 7v7 style play. Registration deadline is August 8. Fees are $350 for 8 games.


For more information, contact Matt Suellentrop, Sports Coordinator, at 681-2866 or visit www.peoriaparks.org.
 

Bureau County Farmer's Market

September 3, 2014 - 04:00PM to 06:00PM
100 E. Dakota Street
Spring Valley, IL
815-303-4327
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Every Wednesday Farmers Markets, Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products, Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot, 100 E. Dakota Street, Spring Valley. (weather permitting) Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m. To participate call: 815.303.4327

Magician Mitch Williams at Tyroni's

September 3, 2014 - 05:00PM to 07:30PM
Mitch Williams Magic Productions
Bartonville, IL
309-647-3692
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International award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams, offers his unforgettable tableside close up magic. (Free with dinner.)

Is There Life After Fifty?

September 3, 2014 - 06:00PM to 10:00PM
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
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"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino that flirts with a topical theme: the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. Three couples who all raised their kids on the same street have found a way to keep in touch after they move to new cities. Each year, on Labor Day weekend, the friends vacation together. This year, the ladies have planned a little surprise: a healthy, all-natural weekend at a trendy health resort, complete with organic food and exercise. The men, who really come for the beer and snacks, are not pleased when they find out. Tensions esculate into an all-out battle of the sexes and the cabin is divided, literally, into the men against the women. They battle over health food, exercise, and pizza, The Godfather, rock and roll, hot tubs, hot flashes, tummy tucks and their refusa to become middle-aged!

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society

September 3, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Dickson Mounds State Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721
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IVAS hosts archaeology lectures on the first Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise listed. Meeting times and dates may change due to program availability. IVAS programs are free of charge and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

September 4, 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

September 4, 2014 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Peoria Historical Society
Peoria Heights, IL
309-674-1921
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Sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society 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:

Pekin Marigold Festival

September 4, 2014 - 12:00PM
Pekin, IL
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Since 1973, the Pekin Marigold Festival has been one of the great community festivals in Central Illinois. The festival includes a carnival, entertainment, and arts and crafts fair, parade, food, and much more.

 

Check out a preview of the event, HERE! 

Country Night at The Locker Room

September 4, 2014 - 04:00PM to 04:00AM
The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill
112 SW Jefferson St
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 713-3334
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Join us for Country Music All Night Long! Happy Hour, Dinner, or Late Night.

The Locker Room is the place to be for Great County Music! Dinner and Drink Specials Open Late with additional Late Night Food Specials!

Free Wine Tasting

September 4, 2014 - 05:00PM to 07:00PM
Wines 'n More
151 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-291-0899
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Come on in and enjoy wines from around the world! Every Thursday we will be tasting new unique wines. Wines will be available the duration of the week. Throughout the month we will be sampling some of our gourmet foods also!! Friend us on FACEBOOK!!

Martina Nehrling: Paintings

September 4, 2014 - 05:00PM to 07:30PM
Bradley University
1423 St. James Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
309-677-2989
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August 18-September 26, 2014 Hartmann Center Gallery

Lecture: September 4th at 5:00pm. Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

Reception: September 4th from 6:00-7:30pm. Hartmann Center Gallery

Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and by appointment.

Is There Life After Fifty?

September 4, 2014 - 06:00PM to 10:00PM
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
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"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino that flirts with a topical theme: the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. Three couples who all raised their kids on the same street have found a way to keep in touch after they move to new cities. Each year, on Labor Day weekend, the friends vacation together. This year, the ladies have planned a little surprise: a healthy, all-natural weekend at a trendy health resort, complete with organic food and exercise. The men, who really come for the beer and snacks, are not pleased when they find out. Tensions esculate into an all-out battle of the sexes and the cabin is divided, literally, into the men against the women. They battle over health food, exercise, and pizza, The Godfather, rock and roll, hot tubs, hot flashes, tummy tucks and their refusa to become middle-aged!

Karaoke

September 4, 2014 - 08:00PM to 12:00AM
Firehouse Pizza & Pub, East Peoria
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 698-9111
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Every Thursday night in the Pub, we have karaoke from 8pm-midnight! It is always a good time and is hosted by local radio personalities!! Come join us!!

Kopecky Family Band with Saints of Valory

September 4, 2014 - Doors open at 7pm. All Ages. 8pm
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
200 NORTHEAST WATER ST
Peoria,
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**All Ages**

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

September 5, 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.

Pekin Marigold Festival

September 5, 2014 - 12:00PM
Pekin, IL
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Since 1973, the Pekin Marigold Festival has been one of the great community festivals in Central Illinois. The festival includes a carnival, entertainment, and arts and crafts fair, parade, food, and much more.

 

Check out a preview of the event, HERE! 

CIAO First Fridays Artists' Studio Tour

September 5, 2014 - 05:00PM to 09:00PM
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The CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour will take place from 5 - 9 pm at 11 different locations in downtown Peoria where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces.

For a complete map of the locations, visit http://ciaopeoria.com/

Locations/Venues: The Atelier Building, Backstage Collective, Contemporary Art Center, Ear in the Envelope, The Hive, Jefferson Street Studio & Gallery, Murry Center for the Arts, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studio 825, Studios on Sheridan, Toraason Glass.

Weekly German Dinners and Entertainment at the Lindendhof

September 5, 2014 - 05:00PM to 08:00PM
German-American Central Society
7601 N. Harker Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-7484
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The Lindenhof Restaurant is open to the public every Friday evening. Dinners are served from 5-8 pm. Dinners are $12.00 per plate for adult and $6.00 for children. Desserts are also available for $2.

German beers are on draft. We also have an assortment of wine by the glass and the bottle.

Weekly live entertainment from various local artists playing traditional German favorites.

Check our website www.peoriagermans.net or find us on Facebook under The Lindenhof of Peoria to see what is on the weekly menu.

Bar open until Midnight!

Live At The Five Spot

September 5, 2014 - 05:30PM to 07:30PM
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
305 S.W. Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-674-6822
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Live at the Five Spot is the Contemporary Art Center's music event featuring the best regional talent performing jazz, blues and more. It is a smokeless, nightclub atmosphere that is a great way to end a busy week with your friends. While the music fills the building, one can stroll through our three fine art galleries. Consult the calendar to learn what bands will be playing.

You may order food & drink from the Rhythm Kitchen yourself and bring it up or bring your own food and drink. Remember to bring your own plates, silverware and cups. After the performance, go downstairs to enjoy more live music at the Rhythm Kitchen.

If you would like a discount on admission, become a member of the CAC. If you join during Live at the Five Spot, you receive a free pass for two for another night. One of the benefits of membership is to be able to reserve a table. The large rounds are $25 and the conference table area is $50. If you have a large party and you want to be sure to be seated together, this is a good option to consider.

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