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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

August 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


 
 

Central Illinois Food4all food drive

August 31, 2015 - 10:00AM to 02:00PM
(309) 243-2742
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Fighting hunger and feeding families is what we’re all about – but we can’t do it without YOU and our community coming together as one to help those in need.  

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30th for a community-wide food drive that will benefit local food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank. EVERY Kroger location in our area is participating!  That’s 12 locations collecting food for those in need all on the same day!How can you help?  We’re glad you asked!

PROMOTE the food drive to your circle of influence
SUPPORT the food drive with resources – we need banners, radio spots, print advertising
VOLUNTEER at the event with your family & friends.  You can sign-up to help out at a collection site by going online to SignUpGenius using the link below.  Be sure to bring water and snacks….healthy & hydrated volunteers are happy volunteers!
PARTICIPATE by donating dry or canned foods OR however you can!

 

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at food4allpeoria@gmail.com
or call Lori (309) 243-2742, Jennifer (309) 678-5679, or Teresa (309) 360-6083.

And, if you’re ready to sign up to serve, go to http://tinyurl.com/CIFood4All2015 and get registered!   It will be a weekend to remember!  

Peoria Players Theatre: Season tickets on sale now!

August 31, 2015 - 03:31PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
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Join Peoria Players for the 2015-2016 season! This year marks our 97th consecutive season of “Playing in Peoria” and includes 2 regional premieres, 2 musical classics, a compelling drama and a high energy musical comedy! The 2015-2016 season ticket package costs just $90 and features Sister Act, The Addams Family Musical, Cinderella (Enchanted Edition), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, To Kill a Mockingbird and Hairspray.

Sculpture Walk Peoria

September 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


 
 

Peoria Players Theatre: Season tickets on sale now!

September 1, 2015 - 03:31PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
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Join Peoria Players for the 2015-2016 season! This year marks our 97th consecutive season of “Playing in Peoria” and includes 2 regional premieres, 2 musical classics, a compelling drama and a high energy musical comedy! The 2015-2016 season ticket package costs just $90 and features Sister Act, The Addams Family Musical, Cinderella (Enchanted Edition), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, To Kill a Mockingbird and Hairspray.

Sculpture Walk Peoria

September 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


 
 

Ford Trucks Through the Ages

September 2, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
309-243-9020
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New display at Wheels O’ Time Museum September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015.

Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525.

(N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display ”Ford trucks through the ages” for the month of September in the Early Ford V8 show room.

Trucks include

Model A Ford pickup truck

1950 Ford pickup truck

1953 Ford pickup truck

2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck

The museum has 30,000 sq. ft. of on going exhibits also on display including, steam locomotive, 40 cars, Caterpillar Tractors, Best and Holt Tractors and much more.

Open Wednesday - Sunday, noon to 5pm. Admission: $6.50 adults and $3.50 ages 3-11.

Phone: 309-243-9020

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

September 2, 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.

 

Peoria Players Theatre: Season tickets on sale now!

September 2, 2015 - 03:31PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
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Join Peoria Players for the 2015-2016 season! This year marks our 97th consecutive season of “Playing in Peoria” and includes 2 regional premieres, 2 musical classics, a compelling drama and a high energy musical comedy! The 2015-2016 season ticket package costs just $90 and features Sister Act, The Addams Family Musical, Cinderella (Enchanted Edition), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, To Kill a Mockingbird and Hairspray.

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

September 2, 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

September 2, 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

September 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

September 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.

Tot Time

September 3, 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

 

Ford Trucks Through the Ages

September 3, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
309-243-9020
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New display at Wheels O’ Time Museum September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015.

Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525.

(N. Knoxville & W. Woodside Dr.) has a new display ”Ford trucks through the ages” for the month of September in the Early Ford V8 show room.

Trucks include

Model A Ford pickup truck

1950 Ford pickup truck

1953 Ford pickup truck

2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck

The museum has 30,000 sq. ft. of on going exhibits also on display including, steam locomotive, 40 cars, Caterpillar Tractors, Best and Holt Tractors and much more.

Open Wednesday - Sunday, noon to 5pm. Admission: $6.50 adults and $3.50 ages 3-11.

Phone: 309-243-9020

Pickin On Jimmy Buffett

September 3, 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.

Peoria Players Theatre: Season tickets on sale now!

September 3, 2015 - 03:31PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
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Join Peoria Players for the 2015-2016 season! This year marks our 97th consecutive season of “Playing in Peoria” and includes 2 regional premieres, 2 musical classics, a compelling drama and a high energy musical comedy! The 2015-2016 season ticket package costs just $90 and features Sister Act, The Addams Family Musical, Cinderella (Enchanted Edition), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, To Kill a Mockingbird and Hairspray.

Thirsty Thursday Wine Down

September 3, 2015 - 05:00PM to 08:00PM
Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc.
6605 N Smith Rd
Edward, Il 61528
495-9463 Ext. 2
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Join us at Kickapoo Creek Winery for our Thirsty Thursday Wine Down in our Tasting Room! NO COVER! $5 Hors D 'Oeuvres and drinks are available for purchase. Live music featuring Tanner Picton.

Historical Trolley Rides in Peoria Heights Area

September 4, 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.

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