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Jul 24, 2016 6:30 pm
Get involved in our 2016-2017 season, either onstage or behind the scenes! Meet our directors, catch a sneak preview of the upcoming shows, and find out details about auditions and other special events....

Jul 24, 2016 noon-7pm
On Sunday, July 24, 2016, 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 25, 2016 8:00pm
Watch “The Good Dinosaur” under the stars! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie will play at dusk. Admission: $.50/person ...

Jul 25, 2016 9:00am
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes sleep? All this and more will be answered during our behind the scenes tours. This hour long tour will take you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see, you can learn more about the animals and how we care for them. Offer...

Jul 26, 2016 6:00PM-7:30PM
Space to Ground: Amateur Radio & Space Club Meets Tuesdays: June 28 | July 12 | July 19 | July 26 6-7:30 pm each night The club members will work with Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club members, Riverfront Museum staff and 4-H volunteers to learn about the basics ...

Jul 27, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
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Jul 28, 2016 6:30pm
Arts in the Park will feature Midnight Special at the Idlewood Arts Pavilion (located at the corners of Idlewood & Parkside in Morton) beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. In case of rain or excessive heat, the concert will be held at the Morton Education and Administration...

Jul 28, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
Grab your significant other, friends, co-workers, and leave the kids at home! This is an adult only event, featuring a cash bar, keeper chats, and animal meet and greets! Guest can enjoy an adult beverage while strolling through the Zoo until twilight. Cash bar available (No...

Jul 28, 2016 8PM (Doors open at 7)
Some of the biggest bands of the late 90's/early 2000's will be rocking the Peoria Riverfront July 28! Bud Light Concerts and the Limelight Eventplex present the 2016 Summerland Tour, featuring Lit, Sugar Ray, Everclear and Sponge! Doors open at 7 Show starts at 8 ...

Jul 28, 2016 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour. Whitford St. Holmes’ self titled debut received strong radio play as well as critical reviews fo...

Jul 29, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
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Jul 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Jul 29, 2016
Skip the ceremony and start the party! Wedding Banned is a musical experience, a show, an event and something you will not forget. Wedding Banned plays all your favorite hits from the 80's, 90's and beyond. Wedding Banned picks two members from the audience to become the "br...

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 Fridays and Saturdays 6:00--8:30 PM
New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant on the Peoria riverfront proudly presents the unforgettable tableside close up magic of international award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams. Friday and Saturday evenings. Free to dining and bar customers....

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
The free tour and tasting experience EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys....

Jul 30, 2016 6:30 pm
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Jul 30, 2016 10 a.m. until noon
On Saturday, July 30th, potter Lou Hanson will be conducting a pipspel making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Participants will learn to make a clay whistle...that works, called a pipspel. A pipspel is a clay whistle shaped lik...

Jul 30, 2016 6:00PM
Welcome to the 12th Annual Miss You Can Do It Pageant, a national non-profit pageant created just for girls and women with special needs and challenges and a whole new world that opens just one night a year. A world where wishing on stars and dreaming big is an every day eve...

Jul 30, 2016 8:00AM-12:00PM
An outdoor farmers' and artists' market featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh flowers, baked goods, and more. Plus local art, live muic and demonstrations each week....

Jul 30, 2016 8:00AM
Since 2004, over $1,000,000 has been raised for depression awareness and suicide prevention programs in Central Illinois. Walk, run, or bring a team, but don’t miss out on being a part of this important cause and help get life-saving information in the hands of our youth! ...

Jul 30, 2016 6pm-12am. Show starts at 8pm
Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents Nyk’s Outrageous Cabaret: Best of 2015-2016 Local Musicals featuring Nyk Sutter and friends. Doors open at 6pm, show at 8pm. Following the show there will be a Theatre Open Mic until Midnight. Tickets available online at www.mkt.com/waterhouse...

Jul 30, 2016 5:00PM-11:30PM
The Peoria Park District and Peoria Hispanics group are proud to host the 2016 Fiesta en el Rio on the RiverFront! Fiesta features authentic Latin American food and drink, a children’s area, local musicians, a traveling mariachi band, and much more. To top it off, we will fe...

Jun 17, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 See Website for more details
Festival 56 is a professional theatre festival located at the Grace Performing Arts Center in Princeton, Illinois. Each season, we offer several productions in the summer, including Shakespeare in the Park, with additional special events and productions in the fall and winte...

Jul 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 12pm to 6pm each day
On July 30 and 31 , the Bishop Hill Heritage Association will host a brand new event, the Bishop Hill Folk Festival. Located in the village park in the center of town, this 2-day festival will present some of the best known folk and ethnic music performers from around the M...

Jul 31, 2016 1:00-4:00pm
Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! The July 31 feature is “Laundry.” Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and livestock care. This i...

Jul 31, 2016
You always find something at the Giant Flea Market at Expo Gardens! For just $1.50, you can look through a number of vendors selling all sorts of cool items! ...

Aug 1, 2016 8:00pm
Watch "Frozen" under the stars! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie will play at dusk. Admission: $.50/person ...

Aug 4, 2016 Gates: 5:30 pm Show: 6:30 pm
Umphrey’s McGee is an American progressive rock band influenced by King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa and other renowned rock artists. Their playlist flows together for easy listening and a unique sound. So get ready to rock with this talented group at CEFCU Center S...

Aug 4, 2016 5:00-8:00pm
Join us the first Thursday of every month. Live Music...$5 Hors D' Oeuvres & Wine Tastings Beer & Wine Available Live Music by Tanner Picton...

Aug 5, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm
Cosmic Cocktails: A Party in Space Grab a friend, practice your moon walk, and get ready for an out-of-this-world party! Start the night off right with a self-guided tour of Be the Astronaut, where you can immerse yourself in a virtual mission and see if you’ve got what i...

Aug 5, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
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Aug 5, 2016 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Join us On August 5th from 5:00PM- 9:00PM to meet the talented artist Heather Ford (Kodrick). SMD & The Underground will take stage at 7:00 PM and Luke Kinzler will be here with a live art demonstrations as well. More details coming soon! Free event- Donations accepted!...

Aug 5, 2016
On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations.  Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors.  The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media.  ...

Aug 5, 2016 5pm-11pm
Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents their original interactive improvisational comedy The Lebanese / Redneck Wedding. Two Entrée Dinner Buffet and Show for $38pp. Tickets available online at www.mkt.com/waterhousepeoria. Pre show cocktails in the Broadway Lounge starting at 5p. ...

Aug 3, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 August 3, 4, 5 & 6 (7:30 pm), August 7 (2:00 pm)
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. A fabulously fun musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows th...

Aug 3, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 7:30pm
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep...

Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016 5:45pm
The Lebanese/Redneck Wedding will take place in the Ballroom at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) with dinner seating beginning at 5:45 pm. Admission for the dinner & show are $38 per person. Pre-show cocktails in the Br...

Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016
One of the Peoria Park District’s signature events returns to the RiverFront in 2016. The first day (8/5) of the River City Soul Fest celebrates Gospel music with a variety of local choirs and performers. Gospel star Dpttie Peoples will headline the evening! Day two (8/6)...

Aug 6, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
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Aug 6, 2016 1:00-3:00pm
Family Workshops are for children ages 4-10 and grown-ups of any age. Do you have a cool train set with tracks and cars, but no trees or buildings? At “TrainScapes,” bring your train set and build some fun terrain to surround it. Register at www.peoriaplayhouse.org or 309-32...

Aug 6, 2016 8:00AM-12:00PM
An outdoor farmers' and artists' market featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh flowers, baked goods, and more. Plus local art, live muic and demonstrations each week....

Aug 6, 2016 5pm-11pm
Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents their original interactive improvisational comedy The Lebanese / Redneck Wedding. Two Entrée Dinner Buffet and Show for $38pp. Tickets available online at www.mkt.com/waterhousepeoria. Pre show cocktails in the Broadway Lounge starting at 5p. ...

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
The free tour and tasting experience EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys....

Aug 7, 2016 August 3, 4, 5 & 6 (7:30 pm), August 7 (2:00 pm)
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. A fabulously fun musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows th...

Aug 7, 2016 Sunday, August 7 from noon-8pm
On Sunday, August 7th, 2016, the Harmonie of the Peoria German American Society will be hosting their annual Bratfest at Hickory Grove Park from noon to 8 pm – Free Admission and Parking. The Bratfest is a traditional German Picnic held in a beautiful tree covered biergarte...

Aug 10, 2016 4 PM to 11 PM
Which Peoria restaurant has the best food? You have the chance to judge at the 35th Taste of Peoria! Over 40 local restaurants offer a taste of their specialty foods with two stages of live entertainment....

Aug 11, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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Aug 12, 2016 6pm-11pm. Show at 8pm.
Angela Jackson and Friends Cabaret in The Waterhouse’s Broadway Lounge. Doors open at 6pm, show at 8pm. Appetizer Menu will be available!...

Aug 12, 2016 6:00-9:30pm
Joel and Erica are back for more mayhem and murder. Join them for an evening of fine dining, wine, and laughter. $40 (per person) Includes Gourmet Dinner Buffet & Murder Mystery Show ...

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
A two day festival with a premier Gospel and R&B music night...

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
2016 GRAND NATIONALS WEEKEND The Peoria Riverfront comes alive for two days celebrating motorcycle awareness. The weekend begins with the motorcycle parade (which last year had over 1500 participants). On the Riverfront you’ll find 2 stages of entertainment, product...

Aug 13, 2016 9:00am-1:00pm
Due to the popularity of this event at Forest Park Nature Center, the 2016 festival will be at Sommer Park to accommodate more spectators. Vern Kleen will band birds from 9:00am-noon. For a small donation, participants can "adopt" a bird. Come learn about hummingbirds at thi...

Aug 13, 2016 5:00PM
Enjoy a night of comedy at Big Horse Vineyard in Lewistown, featuring "Good Times" legend J.J. Walker, along with Todd Link! Tickets are $40! Cocktails at 5PM Buffet at 6PM Show at 7:30PM Call for reservations (309-634-5572) Seating is limited!...

Aug 13, 2016 9am till 6pm
Annual Wizard of Oz Festival held at Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton Illinois . Admission fee charged this year . Come see Professional Wizard of Oz Costumed Characters . A Wizard of Oz Marionette show . HUGE vendor row with some national Wizard of Oz collectible sellers ...

Aug 13, 2016 8:00Am-12:00PM
An outdoor farmers' and artists' market featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh flowers, baked goods, and more. Plus local art, live muic and demonstrations each week....

Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 Saturday August 13 & Sunday August 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bishop Hill Heritage Association has arranged for a Viking encampment for the weekend of Saturday, August 13 & Sunday August 14, at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the village park. Come to our encampment, where we try to present an everyday scene from the Viking Age. You will se...

Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
The free tour and tasting experience EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys....

Aug 14, 2016 12:00 - 6:00 pm
The Italian-American Society of Peoria will host its 87th 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. The Vince Chiarelli Band returns. Italian food, beverages, gift...

Aug 18, 2016 Doors open 6:00pm; Show starts at 8:00pm
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Aug 19, 2016 8:00PM (Doors open at 6)
Limelight Eventplex, 99.9WWCT and Advanced Audio present Los Lobos live! "We're a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it's perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way." S...

Aug 19, 2016 Gates open at 7:30 pm Show starts at 8:30 pm
80’s monster rock is back as Hairbangers Ball returns to The CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing! Join us on the RiverFront for the non-stop Hairbangers Ball party, and dance to all of your favorite hits from the decade of decadence. The Landing Bar will be open to serve your f...

Aug 19, 2016 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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Aug 19, 2016 6pm-11pm. Show at 8pm.
The Waterhouse, in the MAXAM Building : 316 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL Howlin' on Water seats are now on sale to parties of any size for $38pp! Doors open at 6p, with the dinner buffet available from 6:30p - 7:15p, Desserts follows, and the Show is from 8p-11p. Call...

Aug 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The Peoria Park District and the Indo-American Society are proud to present India Fest at The CEFCU Center Stage. Join us for live music, authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dancing and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this vibrant culture with al...

Aug 20, 2016 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Delavan Cruise In is a venue for auto enthusiasts and the general public alike to enjoy an evening of fun, friends, and music on historic Locust Street in downtown Delavan. ...

Aug 20, 2016 8:00pm
The SMG managed Peoria Civic Center is pleased to announce that Laugh America Productions is bringing Laugh All Night Volume 1 starring comedy superstar Bill Bellamy to the theater on Saturday, August 20th at 8pm. This event will also feature comedian Vanessa Fraction and mo...

Aug 20, 2016 8:00pm
The SMG managed Peoria Civic Center is pleased to announce that Laugh America Productions is bringing Laugh All Night Volume 1 starring comedy superstar Bill Bellamy to the theater on Saturday, August 20th at 8pm. This event will also feature comedian Vanessa Fraction and mo...

Aug 20, 2016 1:00-3:00pm
Kid Workshops are for kids ages 8-14. At “Kinetic Creations,” discover the work of some fantastic artists who create sculpture in motion, and make your own art with moving parts. Register at www.peoriaplayhouse.org or 309-323-6900. Admission: $10/ member pair or $20/non-mem...

Aug 20, 2016 8:00AM-12:00PM
An outdoor farmers' and artists' market featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh flowers, baked goods, and more. Plus local art, live muic and demonstrations each week....

Aug 20, 2016 4:00PM-8:00PM
Visitors will diverge upon downtown Delavan where antique vehicles will be showcased. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings, and music will add to the enjoyment of those attending this summer once-a-month event. Shopping, restaurants, and antique shops add to the delight of everyone...

Aug 20, 2016 6pm-11pm. Show at 8pm.
The Waterhouse, in the MAXAM Building : 316 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL Howlin' on Water seats are now on sale to parties of any size for $38pp! Doors open at 6p, with the dinner buffet available from 6:30p - 7:15p, Desserts follows, and the Show is from 8p-11p. Call...

Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016 Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
The free tour and tasting experience EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys....

Aug 22, 2016 gates: 6 pm Show: 7 pm
It’s Gov’t Mules’ 20th anniversary! Celebrate with them as they put on an epic and unique show at the Riverfront. Gov’t Mule is a southern rock band, so expect the unexpected and get ready to rock n’ roll down at The Landing! This concert also features Gov’t Mule’s special ...

Apr 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 4:00PM-8:00PM
Visitors will diverge upon downtown Delavan where antique vehicles will be showcased. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings, and music will add to the enjoyment of those attending this summer once-a-month event. Shopping, restaurants, and antique shops add to the delight of everyone...

Jun 2, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016 Thursday, Fridays at 11 am Saturdays 11 am & 1:30 pm
Six history tours departing on Thursdays and Fridays at 11 am and Saturdays at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tours are $15 and about an 1-1/2 hours long. Please visit our web site to view schedule and link to reservations or call the Peoria Riverfront Museum 686-7000 or the Peoria His...

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