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Heart of Illinois Fair

July 18th-July 22nd
The Fair has so much to offer this year! NASCAR Simulator, Demolition Derby, non stop music and entertainment, Tractor Pulls, Carnival Rides, County 4-H Fair and so much more! Definitely a must-attend event this summer!

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Jul 20, 2017 5p-8p
- FREE ADMISSION for spectators! - STORES OPEN LATE! - MUSIC! - Pork Chop Sandwiches and more! We would love to see you on Thursday, July 20th on The Square in Washington! #washington3rdthursday...

Jul 20, 2017
Free concerts in the Idlewood Arts Pavilion, 200 E Idlewood start at 7pm featuring a variety of musical styles. Concessions including sandwiches are available at 6 pm from local organizations...

Jul 20, 2017
July 20th Arts in the Park Concert 6 to 9pm Free Concert at Idlewood’s Arts Pavilion, 495 E. Idlewood Ave, featuring Firebox Bluegrass Band. People from near and far bring their lawn chairs, blankets and families to the park to enjoy a different style of music each week...

Jul 21, 2017 7-11PM
Country superstar Trace Adkins brings a number of his top country hits to the Peoria Riverfront July 21 as part of the Bud Light Concert Series!...

Jul 21, 2017 6:30 p.m.
UnityPoint Health – Pekin will host the fifth annual Dash at Dusk 5K and Kids’ Fun Run on July 21, 2017. The event promotes community wellness and raises funds for the hospital’s annual mission trip to provide medical assistance to underserved countries. Held on the Unit...

Jul 21, 2017 6:30PM
Enjoy a movie with whole family! $1 per person. Concessions will be available....

Jul 21, 2017 9pm
See what comes to life after dark! Experience the magic of seeing hundreds of luminescent lightning bugs and other neat nocturnal animals....

Jul 21, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Jul 21, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm
Do you want to put an end to bullying??? Support Peoria local “Keegan’s Krew” and The Quinton Aaron Foundation In their efforts to bring awareness and knowledge of the seriousness of this subject. Checkout Keegan's Krew story at: facebook.com/keeganskrew1/ ...

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Doors open at 6p, dinner at 6:30p, show from 7:30p-10:30p
7/21 & 7/22 - Howlin’ on Water…Dueling Pianos. Dinner and show for $40pp plus tax. Doors open at 6p, Dinner Buffet at 6:30p with dessert to follow, Show is 7:30p-10:30p. HowlinOnWater.com or call 309-494-9100 to purchase seats. – Broadway Lounge...

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Come see local BBQ enthusiasts show off their skills and compete for the glory of best BBQ in town! Trace Adkins will also be performing on the CEFCU Center Stage!...

Jul 22, 2017 2-4pm
Kids ages 8-14 will try a new form of art by bending and twisting metal into a unique sculpture, and then connecting all of its parts together using a soldering iron. Peoria PlayHouse offers workshops for older children so they can experiment with different types of making a...

Jul 22, 2017 10am-4pm
Drop in and try your hand at one of two different compass courses on Forest Park’s trails. Borrow a Nature Center compass, or use your personal compass or smartphone compass app. Your team could win a FPNC membership!...

Jul 22, 2017 11 am
This tour tells the story of Lincoln’s visits to Peoria, the Civil War troops, and the camps where they trained. See the markers where the camps once stood. Visit Springdale Cemetery and see the final resting place of many of the Civil War veterans. Pay a short visit to the...

Jul 22, 2017 4p-12a
Join your local military service organizations on July 22nd for a day to say thank you to all past and present military members. Listen to Free live music from the Joe and Jerry Show and PhanieRae & the Soul Shakers!! Proceeds to benefit The Greater Peoria Honor Flight!! ...

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
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Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 11:00am-2:00pm
Calling all Superheroes! Grab your capes, masks, and spider webs and head to Peoria Zoo! Everything centers around your favorite comic book superheroes as well as our own local heroes in Central Illinois....

Jul 23, 2017 12pm-8pm
On Sunday, July 23, 2017, the Peoria German-American Society will be hosting a Corn Boil at Hickory Grove Park - Free Admission and Parking. This is a family friendly event. Hickory Grove Park, 12403 Hickory Grove Rd., Dunlap is just north of Peoria. Take Route 40 (ol...

Jul 23, 2017 Doors open: 1:30 pm
Get Acquainted with Peoria Players Theatre! Meet the directors of our 2017-2018 season, catch a sneak preview of the shows, and get involved! The doors will open at 1:30 pm, with the program starting at 2:00. Admission is free....

Jul 24, 2017 8pm
Enjoy the movie, “The Angry Birds Movie,” under the stars at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie starts at dusk. $.50 per person....

Jul 25, 2017 7:30 P.M.
All New Show to Feature “Dancing with the Stars” Season 24 Winner Rashad Jennings and Pro Dancers Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, and More!...

Jul 27, 2017 8PM
Rock legends Goo Goo Dolls stop in Peoria during their Long Way Home Summer Tour on July 27! Musical sensation Phillip Phillips opens. This is part of the Bud Light Concert Series....

Jul 27, 2017 5:30-7:30PM
Help celebrate the much-anticipated completion of construction and renovation work at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria during a July 27 public open house. The renovations are in advance of student expansion this year with the addition of first-year medic...

Jul 27, 2017 10:30am
There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best. Drop by with the young ones (ages 4-7) and enjoy a tale or two....

Jul 27, 2017
Free concerts in the Idlewood Arts Pavilion, 200 E Idlewood start at 7pm featuring a variety of musical styles. Concessions including sandwiches are available at 6 pm from local organizations...

Jul 27, 2017 6PM-9PM
July 27th Arts in the Park Concert 6 to 9pm Free Concert at Idlewood’s Arts Pavilion, 495 E. Idlewood Ave, featuring 7-West Band. People from near and far bring their lawn chairs, blankets and families to the park to enjoy a different style of music each week. Concessio...

Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs vs. Cedar Rapids at Dozer Park. ...

Jul 28, 2017 8-11PM
Funk legends KC & The Sunshine Band stop in Peoria as part of the Bud Light Concert Series on the Peoria Riverfront July 28! Here Come the Mummies open!...

Jul 28, 2017 11 am
Travel back in time while winding along Grandview Drive, viewing the homes of past and present merchants, land and business owners seeing the Illinois River valley. Learn about historic Springdale Cemetery, the oldest chartered cemetery in the state. Tickets are $15 lasting...

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Dinner @ 6p, Show @ 8p
7/28 & 7/29 – Getting Wilder with Chip Joyce! Show admission - $11pp. A reservation only/advance purchase dinner package is available at 6p for $36 plus tax and Appetizers/Desserts available from 7p – close! Show is at 8p. BroadwayPeoria.com or call 309-494-9100 to purchase ...

Jul 29, 2017 5:00-11:30pm
The Peoria Park District is proud to host the 2017 Fiesta en el Rio on the RiverFront! This fiesta features authentic Latin American and Hispanic food, drink, music and much more. Bring the whole family down and let the ninos play in our children's area, complete with a pett...

Jul 29, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's varied past with our certified guides from the 1920s to the present. Tales of gambling, mobsters, murders and discover why Peoria has won the prestigious All-American City Award four times. Tickets are $15/person and tours begin at 11 am lastin...

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 2:00 P.M.
The Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo is an event that regional hunters look forward to every year - Trophy deer contest and displays, Archery trick shooting show, hunting seminars, and more!...

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Saturday 9:30am - 5:30 pm Sunday, 10:30 am-5:30pm
On Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th Sport Verein of the the Peoria German American Society will be hosting the Central IL Soccer League (CISL) Playoffs at Hickory Grove Park in Dunlap. The Walter Reid Cup is being awarded to the top CISL men’s team. This cup h...

Jul 30, 2017 4-8P
July 30th Backyard Talent Show - 4 to 8pm Idlewood Park Pavilion. 495 E. Idlewood Ave, Morton. Local children and teens perform their special talent. Singing, dancing, musical instruments and joke telling, jumpy houses, face painting and lots of great food. All proceeds ...

Jul 30, 2017 1-4pm
Experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides, and livestock care. Topics are as follows. June 25: Fence Buildin...

Jul 31, 2017
Celebrate the opening of the season at Tanners Orchard on July 31st! Hours: July 31st 8:00 to 5:00 Aug & Nov 8:00 to 5:00 Mon - Sat; closed Sundays. Sept. & Oct 8:00 to 8:00 7 days a week. ...

Jul 31, 2017 8pm
Enjoy the movie, “The Little Mermaid,” under the stars at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie starts at dusk. $.50/person...

Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017 6:30 pm; 12:00 pm on Mon; 7:00 pm on Tues
Peoria Chiefs vs. Wisconsin at Dozer Park. ...

Aug 2, 2017 10:00am
Explore the tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois....

Aug 3, 2017 5-11:59PM
TAILGATE N' TALLBOYS 2017 Presents KANE BROWN, Walker McGuire, Smithfield, and Devin Clemons Band on the PEORIA RIVERFRONT at Peoria Riverfront - Festival Lawn...

Aug 4, 2017 10am to 6pm
To raise funds and awareness for the foundation to continue their work with under privileged youth in Central Illinois....

Aug 4, 2017 4:30PM-7:30PM
Join us on the First Friday of each month for a different, 60 minute or less, beginner level jewelry making project. The instruction is free! Students only pay for the price of the kit....

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 7:30PM
$10 general public, $5 students...

Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 August 4: doors open at 5:30pm; August 5: doors open at 6:00pm
One of the Peoria Park District’s signature events returns to the RiverFront in 2017. Friday night is Gospel Night with a variety of local choirs and performers. Saturday night will feature more local talent on stage to open for the R&B headlining acts: Jagged Edge and Bobby...

Aug 5, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
Enjoy an evening on the lake! Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and campfire dinner are provided....

Aug 5, 2017 1:30 pm
Peoria once featured a riverfront lined with breweries and distilleries, and became known as the Whiskey Capital of the World. From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged and bottled in Peoria led to great fortunes and equally prosperous secondary indust...

Aug 5, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Aug 5, 2017 2-4pm
Build a home for your favorite fairy, gnome, elf, or other magical creature using basic woodworking tools, lumber, cool materials from nature, and found objects. Family Workshops at Peoria PlayHouse engage children and their grown-ups in exploration and hands-on making. Regi...

Aug 5, 2017 Doors 5p/show 6p
Our annual benefit show brings belly dancers from all around central IL to support a local cause. Besides entertainment we will have local vendors, h'eorderves, and 100% of the proceeds benefit The Center for Prevention of Abuse. Adults $10 Under 12 $5...

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and book by Jeff Whitty, this musical focuses on the competitive world of cheerleading and over-the-top team rivalries....

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
Disc Golf Competition. See Website for More Details on Times and Locations. ...

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 All Day
Enjoy many activities such as: Chalk the walk, door prizes, free animal programs, scavenger hunt, crafts in the visitors center, grilling out, and rides on the Adventure Trek. Non-members are also welcome - activities will available for purchase....

Aug 6, 2017 7:30-10:30PM
The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra bring their 90's top hits to the Peoria Riverfront August 6! This is part of the Bud Light Concert Series....

Aug 6, 2017
Enjoy a German festival held in a traditional German Bier Garten! Enjoy over 25 different beers, arts and craft vendors, hot rods/sports car/bike cruis'n and German music!...

Aug 6, 2017 2:30PM
$10 general public, $5 students...

Aug 7, 2017 9pm
Stroll down a moonlit trail with a naturalist while learning some interesting moon facts. This will be roughly a one-mile hike over some slightly uneven terrain....

Aug 9, 2017 All Day
Peoria area restaurants provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of more than 50,000 local residents and visitors! Also,enjoy fun activities and live entertainment....

Aug 10, 2017 10:30am
There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best. Drop by with the young ones (ages 4-7) and enjoy a tale or two....

Aug 12, 2017 9pm-12am
The Perseids is the name of a prolific meteor shower that is visible from Earth beginning in July of each year and peaking in the second week of August. Cross your fingers for no rain, and see just how many shooting stars go by. This meteor shower is expected to peak with on...

Aug 12, 2017 9am-1pm
Interested in learning about pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds? Hummingbirds will be caught, banded, examined, and released by Ornithologist Vern Kleen and there will be a presentation on beekeeping. Free activities for children....

Aug 12, 2017
All the peaches & pancakes you can eat! Adults $7.99; children 10 & under $3.99 ...

Aug 12, 2017 9am-5pm
Spark your Creativity! Perfect for the whole family, Ignite Peoria showcases hundreds of local makers, musicians, artists, innovators, dancers, and actors, in one STEAM inspired interactive FREE day of fun and learning! The Proud Home of River City Labs’ MidWest Makerfest, I...

Aug 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Peoria once featured a riverfront lined with breweries and distilleries, and became known as the Whiskey Capital of the World. From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged and bottled in Peoria led to great fortunes and equally prosperous secondary indust...

Aug 12, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Aug 12, 2017 10am-2pm
School is starting soon. Spend your last bit of summer at the zoo! Celebrate everything that makes summer wonderful while looking forward to everything a new school year offers....

Aug 12, 2017 7:30am
The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising bird watcher gets to see the best assortment of the Nature Center’s feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we have a few pairs to lend out). All levels of experience are welcome. Look for more Saturday morni...

Aug 12, 2017 1:30pm
Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area will be suggested....

Aug 12, 2017 7pm
Tom Jones, Bruce Burton and Shannan Sullivan have become an acoustic power trio claiming traditional and contemporary Celtic as part of their sound....

Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 7:00 pm; Sat : 6:30 pm; Sun : 2:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs vs. Burlington at Dozer Park. ...

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
Peoria's biggest motorcycle rally and festival in celebration of the Grand National TT Motorcycle Races. Enjoy live music, an antique & custom bike show, swap meet & much more!...

Aug 13, 2017 12-5pm
There are so many types of families in Peoria—learn about and celebrate ALL the different types of families in our community! Each month, Celebrate Peoria highlights, explores, and celebrates the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of Central Illinois through perfo...

Aug 13, 2017 TBA
Get ready for the Indy 500 of AMA flat track racing - the 69th Annual Peoria Grand National Championship TT at Peoria Race Park AKA Thunder Valley!...

Aug 13, 2017
Get ready for the Indy 500 of AMA flat track racing - the 69th Annual Peoria Grand National Championship TT at Peoria Race Park AKA Thunder Valley! Thousands of people flock to Peoria each year for the event! The Grand National Championship TT held in August is legendary....

Aug 13, 2017 12PM-6PM
The Italian-American Society of Peoria will host its 88th annual Summer Festa picnic from noon to 6pm at Hickory Grove Park, located off Illinois Route 40, north of Peoria. Fund-raiser for scholarship programs. Live music by Vince Amore and Jack Miuccio.  Italian food, bever...

Aug 17, 2017 7:00-9:00pm
Slide down to the CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing for a night of warm breezes and cool jazz. This FREE Thursday night series features local jazz artists and is supported by CEFCU and the Illinois Jazz Society. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents...

Aug 18, 2017 6:30PM
Enjoy a movie with whole family! $1 per person. Concessions will be available....

Aug 19, 2017 2-4pm
Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden. Peoria PlayHouse offers workshops for children ages 8-14 so they can experiment with different types of making and think creatively. Register by calling 309-323-69...

Aug 19, 2017 All Day
Enjoy live music, authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dancing and much more....

Aug 19, 2017 7:30PM
$25 general public, $15 students ...

Aug 19, 2017
All the peaches & pancakes you can eat! Adults $7.99; children 10 & under $3.99 ...

Aug 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Peoria once featured a riverfront lined with breweries and distilleries, and became known as the Whiskey Capital of the World. From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged and bottled in Peoria led to great fortunes and equally prosperous secondary indust...

Aug 19, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Aug 20, 2017 11am-2pm
Come and celebrate our world! This day is a celebration of cultures and the people who make our world special. Explore different cultures from around the world and even the role animals play in their lives!...

Aug 20, 2017 1:30pm
Think you’ve seen it all? Come for an ‘I Spy’ hike through the park and find out what’s hidden along the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to see more of what’s wild at Forest Park....

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 See description
Peoria Chiefs vs. Clinton at Dozer Park. Fri : 7:00 pm; Sat : 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:00 pm; Mon : 12:00 pm...

May 27, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 7:30AM-11:30AM
Canton Main Street’s Farmer’s Market, in collaboration with Spoon River College, will be back in Jones Park in downtown Canton this summer. The market will begin May 27, and take place each Saturday through September 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Local growers will sel...

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Saturdays - 8 am - 12 pm
Come and enjoy a taste of Mexican culture every Saturday morning! There will be Mexican food, Latin music, and a diversity of vendors offering products from Mexico and more. We are always looking for vendors with unique and creative products and services. Come check us out!...

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 June 3, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The life and legacy of Joe Hill exhibit will open on Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. at the Steeple Building Museum in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Joe Hill was an early 20th century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist and songwriter, who coined the phrase "pie in the sky." This...

Jun 2, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 11 am Fridays & 11 am & 1:30pm on Saturdays
Peoria Historical Society's 22nd season of tours begins June 2. Take a ride through Peoria's past with our certified guides. Check out our new tour - Monuments & Landmarks - featuring sculpture and architecture not seen on other tours. Tours depart Fridays at 11 am & Saturda...

Jun 23, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County on Fourth Fridays on the Tazewell Art Loop. It's supported by the Morton and Pekin Area Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! On the Fourth Friday of each month between May and November you’re invited to have fun ...

May 26, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County through Fourth Fridays – the Tazewell Art Loop sponsored by the Morton and Pekin Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! Between May and November the community is invited to enjoy fun, shop local experiences in Mort...

Jul 28, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County on Fourth Fridays on the Tazewell Art Loop. It's supported by the Morton and Pekin Area Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! On the Fourth Friday of each month between May and November you’re invited to have fun ...

Nov 2, 2016 - Dec 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1 Million Cups, a program created by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Our All-America City location is the 18th nationwide - to host the weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and conversa...

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