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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!

August 29, 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

August 29, 2014 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Peoria Historical Society
Water Street
Peoria, IL
309-674-1921
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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 Sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society

Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest

August 29, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria RiverFront District
401 SW Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-671-5555
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Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment proudly present the Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest. Two days of Sun-Sational Blues featuring three stages of entertainment - plus musician workshops, Blues Alley featuring arts and merchandise vendors, great food and plenty of ice cold Budweiser. This will be the 26th anniversary of the Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival; considered one of the top blues festivals in the Midwest. For further information, visit http://www.illinoisbluesfestival.com/.

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 29, 2014 - Museum is open noon to 5, Wednesday-Sunday, May -October
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-9020
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August is  Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V-8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs:

1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350

1968 Shelby 500

2014 Mustang

Weekly German Dinners and Entertainment at the Lindendhof

August 29, 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!

Couples Night

August 29, 2014 - 06:00PM to 09:00PM
From The Field Culinary Center & Catering
2029 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
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Come join us for our popular date night class. You & your sweetie will prepare your own gourmet dinner - start to finish. You each have a choice of 3 entrees. You'll also help make an appetizer, salad or soup, side dish & dessert. BEEF POTPIE WITH CHEDDAR-STOUT CRUST; THAI FISH CURRY; SESAME-LEMON CHICKEN.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH CHOICE OF ENTREES 1 WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS ( bturney@mtco.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 263.6020)

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 29, 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!

Zoo After Dark

August 29, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3513
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What happens when the lights go out at the Zoo? Come to the Zoo and find out. Meet animals up close, learn what a night house is, and which animals are nocturnal. Bring your family or invite your friends to come along for one of these special tours: Friday, August 29 or September, 27.  Zoo After Dark tours begin at 7:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. The cost of the tour is $20 per person. Minimum of 10, limit of 20 participants.

For questions or to register, call the Peoria Zoo at (309) 681-3513 or check our website at www.peoriazoo.org.

The Power 92.3 "End of Summer Bash" featuring Travis Porter

August 29, 2014 - Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 8:00pm
8102 N. University
Peoria, IL 61615
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This event is 16 and over
15 & Under must be accompanied by an adult.

VIP Ticket Includes Seat at Table & Private Bar Service. 21 & Over Only in VIP Area.

The trio has been honored in the Underground Music Awards 2010 in New York City with other well-known underground artist like J. Cole with the "Most Dynamic Rap Group Duo" award. Travis Porter was also featured on MTV Jams Feb 5. The group also received Myspace's #1 unsigned group title. Their single "Go Shorty Go" made it on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and in fall 2010, their track "Make it Rain" hit number 50 on the urban radio charts and debuted on the charts at number 97 then climbed to number 46. The group signed a record deal with Jive Records. In 2012, their single "Ayy Ladies" with Young Money rapper Tyga peaked at #56 on the Hot 100 and topped the Heatseekers Songs chart, becoming Porter's most successful song to date.

RiverFront Market

August 30, 2014 - 08:00AM to 12:00PM
200 Water Street
Peoria, IL
(309) 671-5555
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Come shop with us in our NEW LOCATION!

Illinois grown produce, local meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, fresh flowers and much more!

Local Art , Live Music, Demonstrations 

Bloody Mary's and Mimosas at Martinis
Breakfast at New Amsterdam 

Chef demonstration at 10 a.m., Balloons by The Twist


Open Every Saturday Morning

June - September, 8 a.m. - Noon

200 Block of Water Street
www.peoriariverfront.com

Do Giraffes Sleep Standing Up?

August 30, 2014 - 09:00AM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Have you ever wondered… “How much do rhinos eat in a day?” or “Where do giraffes sleep?” All this and more will be answered during the Peoria Zoo’s Behind the Scenes tours scheduled for August 30 and September 27 at 9:00 am.  The hour long tours 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. Cost of the tour is $22 per person and includes Zoo admission.

For questions or to register, call the Peoria Zoo Education office at (309) 681-3559 or check our website at www.peoriazoo.org.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 30, 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

August 30, 2014 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Peoria Historical Society
Water Street
Peoria, IL
309-674-1921
Add to Itinerary

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: Sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 30, 2014 - Museum is open noon to 5, Wednesday-Sunday, May -October
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-9020
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August is  Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V-8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs:

1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350

1968 Shelby 500

2014 Mustang

Zoo Run Run

August 30, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3500
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Join the stamped for this fun and healthy way to support Peoria Zoo! Participate in our 5K Grand Prix Race or the 1/4 Youth Run. Participants recieve a Zoo Run Run T-Shirt, post-race entertainment and food as well as admission into the Zoo! Medals and prizes are awarded during the after party!

Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest

August 30, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria RiverFront District
401 SW Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-671-5555
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Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment proudly present the Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest. Two days of Sun-Sational Blues featuring three stages of entertainment - plus musician workshops, Blues Alley featuring arts and merchandise vendors, great food and plenty of ice cold Budweiser. This will be the 26th anniversary of the Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival; considered one of the top blues festivals in the Midwest. For further information, visit http://www.illinoisbluesfestival.com/.

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

August 30, 2014 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 30, 2014 - 06:00PM to 10:00PM
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
Add to Itinerary

"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!

Concert in the Vineyard-Sister Groove & the CTJam

August 30, 2014 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
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Sister Groove and the Cross Town Jam are one of the funnest bands around their mix of classic rock, disco, Motown and just great sounds that get everyone dancing. Find them on the web at www.sistergroove.com. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 per person fee. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 31, 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.

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