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Aug 25, 2016 11:00 am
Peoria Historical Society's "Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War Tour" tells the story of Lincoln's visits to Peoria, the Civil War troops and Camp Peoria & Camp Lyon where they trained. Visit Springdale Cemetery and see the final resting place of Civil War veterans. Drive by ...

Aug 26, 2016 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
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Aug 26, 2016 6:30pm-9:00pm
Join us for a hot night of flavorful jazz and melodic food on Friday August 26, 2016 from 6:30 pm to whenever the joint shuts down! The Brazilionaires will entertain with their signature exciting blend of pop and jazz over infectious Latin grooves. Their latest album Algo ...

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 27, 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....

Aug 27, 2016 12:00PM-3:00PM
It's something you don't see every day! 30,000 rubber ducks racing down a GIANT slip-n-slide. The best part? Every dollar raised from The Duck Race goes directly towards programs at The Center for Prevention of Abuse. Buy a duck today for a chance to win $5,000 or one of our...

Aug 27, 2016 8:00 am
The 38th Annual Zoo Run Run is a fun healthy way to support the growth of Peoria Zoo. The even consists of Youth 1/4 Mile Run for ages 12 and under, a 1 mile walk for all ages, and a 5K (3.1mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park. Racers will sta...

Aug 27, 2016 5:00 PM
FREE Carrollton Concert Presented By Peoria Heights Congregational Church Bring a lawn chair or blanket Concessions available ...

Aug 27, 2016 6pm-11pm
Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents Nyk’s Outrageous Cabaret: Disney Princess Party 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/waterhousepeoria star...

Aug 27, 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 27, 2016 7:30 pm showtime.
The Princeton Coffeehouse presents Jared Bartman in concert. "Bartman fuses everything from eastern European klezmer to Victorian poetry" -- Music For Ants. "Jared Bartman has an uncommon gift for melody and arrangement... he blows away the indie scene as a whole" -- Smile...

Aug 27, 2016 8:00am
The Peoria Superhero 5K and Kid's Villain Chase will be held at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex (located at 8400 N. Orange Prairie Rd, Peoria). Hosted by Advanced Technology Services in Peoria, all proceeds go to the Heart of Illinois United Way. The Superhero 5K Fun R...

Aug 27, 2016 8:00am
The South Side Stride 5k at Dunlap Days located at North Park (100 N. Hickory Street in Dunlap) begins at 8 am. Early registration is $25 and one mile is $15. All proceeds will go to the South Side Mission. Register at: http://southsidemission.org/news-events-2/south-side-st...

Aug 27, 2016 11:00 am
Peoria Historical Society's "Naughty to Nice Tour" traces triumphs through time from the 1920's to the present; it entails stories of the city's gangster era, including driving by the site of Peoria's most notorious crime scene - The Bernie Shelton murder. Learn what played ...

Aug 27, 2016 1:30 pm
Peoria Historical Society's River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive takes place every Saturday in August beginning at 1:30 pm leaving from the Peoria Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at https://cart...

Aug 27, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dramatic Crossroads & the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria will present the second annual Hip-hOpera on the 2nd floor of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria (located at 305 SW Water Street. Peoria) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Admission is $8 for non-members, $7 for senior/studen...

Aug 27, 2016 6:00 - 9:00pm
The 19th Annual Lobster Roast will take place at Angus Weaver Farm (located at 5806 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria) from 6 - 9 pm. The cost is $150 per person which includes food by Dixon's Fisheries and Barrack's Cater Inn, and a night of surprises, food, drinks and laughs. Fo...

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Erin Feis is one of the leading Irish festivals in the Midwest, featuring cultural displays, shopping, Irish food, and exceptional entertainment on five different stages...

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On the last weekend of August, Bishop Hill will be having its 4th annual Chautauqua. This year's theme is America's Story The Immigrants' Tale. This free family oriented event will be held in the village park gazebo on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28. Start th...

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-4
400+ quilts, 20+ Vendors, Bed Turning,Tools & Technique Demo, Raffle Quilt, Silent Auction & Boutique items for sale, Certified Quilt Appraiser SPECIAL EXHIBIT BY WOOL ARTIST, ANNA REPKE www.annasfelt.com, Mention the show for free parking Admission $7, 2-day pass $10, c...

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 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 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10 am to 5pm
There will be displays, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, lapidary, gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, fluorescents, carving, wire wrapping, beading, silent auction, door prizes, games, special interest area for ...

Aug 28, 2016 11AM-6PM
Come out and join Big Horse Vineyards for Music Fest 2016, where we will have live performances by the Stone Cold Boys, Brian Dennison, Eddie Harrmann, Lee Hall, and the Spunky Bottom Girls from 11am-6pm....

Aug 28, 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 28, 2016 12:00PM-5:00PM
Join Kickapoo Creek Winery for the tenth annual Grape Stomp! Turn this old form of wine making in to a fun weekend activity! Included is music, Grape Train rides, wine tasting and even a "I Love Lucy" grape stomp competition! Admission is $10 per person, which includes th...

Aug 28, 2016 1PM - 4PM
Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! The August 28 feature is “Koerner Family Cemetery Walk.” Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and ...

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016 12pm to 7pm Daily
Never Forget is a high tech, traveling memorial dedicated to the victims of the September 11th attacks in 2001. The exhibit provides interactive education including artifacts, documentary videos, and recordings. ...

Aug 29, 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...

Sep 1, 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...

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 Times are TBA
Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment proudly present the 28th annual Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival. Two days of great music featuring three stages of entertainment - plus musician workshops, Blues Alley featuring arts and merchandise vendors, great food and drinks....

Sep 2, 2016 - Sep 3, 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....

Sep 3, 2016 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Living with Kidney Disease - Peoria is an annual day-long educational seminar for people living with or at risk for kidney disease, on dialysis, waiting for a kidney transplant and kidney transplant recipients. Caregivers and family members are also encouraged to attend. Gue...

Sep 3, 2016 7:00pm-9:00pm
Join nationally known storyteller, Tracey Brownell, for an evening of stories and toasting marshmallows by the campfire. Aspiring storytellers and musicians are welcome and encouraged to participate! Seating is limited, so please bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. This is ...

Sep 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join nationally known storyteller, Tracey Brownell, for our first Storytelling Workshop. We will focus on perfecting the basics of voice, posture, gesture, and recreating stories to make them your own. There will be group exercises and relaxation techniques. Each participan...

Sep 3, 2016 1:30 pm
Peoria Historical Society's River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive takes place every Saturday in August beginning at 1:30 pm leaving from the Peoria Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at https://cart...

Sep 3, 2016 1PM-3PM
Working with just your imagination and a gigantic pile of cardboard and tape, can you build soaring skyscrapers, medieval castles, or a futuristic city? Families will work together to build a landscape of their choice. Family workshops engage children ages 4-10 with their gr...

Sep 4, 2016 1:30pm-5pm
On Sunday, September 4th a 55 person youth orchestra will be performing at the Life Together Center, 3625 N. Sheridan Road in Peoria, IL, 61604. The concert will begin at 2 pm. Besides the orchestra the Lindenhof Echoes will be performing on the Alphorns. Area high schoo...

Sep 5, 2016 10AM
The annual Labor Day Parade is a Peoria tradition. Over 100 entries of various trade unions march through downtown Peoria, starting at 10 AM in front of the Fire Station on Monroe Street and ending at Peoria County Courthouse. Afterwards, head down to Festival Park fo...

Sep 9, 2016 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Pekin Marigold Festival Friday Family Fun Fest Sponsored by Pekin Performing Arts Academy There will be a new group in charge of this year’s Pekin Marigold Festival’s Friday night downtown event. Liz Curtin-Rogers will coordinate this family event in association with her...

Sep 9, 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...

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 10, 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....

Sep 10, 2016 On-Site Registration: 8:30am Walk Start: 10:00am
The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter will be hosting the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 10th at Dozer Park in Peoria. While pre - registration is encouraged, on - site registration will be open beginning at 8:30am on September 10th. The walk begins at 10am...

Sep 10, 2016 8:00pm
Folk rockers The Avett Brothers return to Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday, September 10. Tickets on sale Friday, May 13 at 10:00am...

Sep 10, 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...

Sep 10, 2016 1:30 pm
Peoria Historical Society's River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive takes place every Saturday in August beginning at 1:30 pm leaving from the Peoria Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at https://cart...

Sep 10, 2016 7:30PM
Beethoven’s Eighth Wonder – September 10, 2016 Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Overture to Egmont/8th Symphony/Violin Concerto Dramatic works of joyous spirit and revolutionary form by Beethoven, including his Violin Concerto interpreted by Rachel Barton Pine, native of ...

Sep 10, 2016 11Am-3PM
It’s a day to play! Enjoy family-friendly activities at Glen Oak Park, free entertainment, Touch a Truck, Children’s Resource Fair, photo booth and bounce houses. Also receive discounted admission to Peoria Zoo and free admission to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum!...

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
All Grandparents will receive 25% off lodging, camping, and canoe rentals at Camp Wokanda from September 9th - 12th. ...

Sep 11, 2016 11AM-2PM
Bring your Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, or Papa out to the Zoo. Spend time learning all about the importance of families in the animal world while spending time with your own family! No registration required. Regular zoo admission applies....

Sep 13, 2016 1:00PM
Escape for a bit to the Noble Center and watch a movie that entertained you in a simpler time! September’s classic movie is Our Town starring William Holden and Martha Scott. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and maybe even feel like dancing. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and beverages...

Sep 15, 2016 7:30 PM
Country superstar Blake Shelton returns to the Peoria Civic Center! On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan®. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If ...

Sep 15, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
On Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm, the W. D. Boyce Council will host Scouting registration at an elementary school near you. Each youth that joins Scouting will receive a free rocket along with an invitation to participate in the Blast Into Scouting Cub Lau...

Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 11 PM, Thursday 3PM-10PM, Friday 10AM-Midnight, Saturday 6:30 AM-
Morton 50th Annual Pumpkin Festival Sept. 13th- 17th, 2016 – This great celebration of everything pumpkin is held on Jefferson School Grounds in downtown Morton. You will find lots of carnival rides, special displays, and great food. The parade on Saturday morning has over ...

Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 7:30pm
Grab your bell-bottoms and take a trip back in time with "Saturday Night Fever." Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local disco. Watch as Tony tries to win...

Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 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....

Sep 17, 2016 1PM-3PM
“Rocket Your Rocket” Kid Workshop Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (2218 N Prospect Rd in Peoria & website: www.peoriaplayhouse.org) September 17 1-3pm Cost is $5.00 per member child, $10.00 per non-member. How many ways are there to power a rocket? Design and build a...

Sep 17, 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....

Sep 17, 2016 8:00 PM
Three time Grammy Award winner Ramsey Lewis and his quartet perform an evening of jazz with the PSO. ...

Sep 17, 2016 10am-4pm
Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with fine art, delicious home baked items, live music, wine tasting, fresh-picked local produce, area food trucks, and more. The Princeton Arts Academy will be providing hands-on activities for children. Ann Crosby wi...

Sep 17, 2016 1:30 pm
Peoria Historical Society's River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive takes place every Saturday in August beginning at 1:30 pm leaving from the Peoria Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at https://cart...

Sep 9, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 Sept. 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 (7:30 pm), Sept. 11, 17 & 18 (2:00 pm)
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and a fearsome monster. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in retu...

Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Everyone is German during Peoria’s Oktoberfest. For 19 years, people have flocked to Peoria to enjoy German food, music, entertainment, beer and most importantly, German culture. For festival event information, please head to www.oktoberfestpeoria.com or check them out on...

Sep 18, 2016 1:30 p.m. CT
The Heroes in the Half-Shell are invading our Magnificent Mile and a Half! Sunday, September 18, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 kicks off The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Get ready for a full day of family fun followed by the first race in NASCAR's playoffs. ...

Sep 20, 2016 6:00-8:15 PM
17th Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet to further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge as they continue their fight in the war on drugs and help create a safer, healthier community to raise your family in. The Honorable Ray LaHood is the Keynote Speaker for the event....

Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 24, 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....

Sep 24, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
Last Open House of the season. Let your hair down one more time. Try the JumpStart experience or Test Ride that one you have had your eye on. Let's not forget to socialize with our friendly staff, enjoy the activities and refreshments...

Sep 24, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It’s like having a national art collection right in your own backyard as the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair brings the works of over 150 national artists to the Peoria Riverfront the last weekend in September. As one of the oldest outdoor juried art fairs in the country, the...

Sep 24, 2016 9:00am-3:00pm
Experience an authentic French Market right here in the heartland, complete with crepes, antiques, croissants, herbs, vintage finds, flowers and more! Call 696-1164 or follow Market on Moss on Facebook for more information....

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 25, 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....

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016 10AM - 5PM
Bishop Hill Illinois Utopia on the prairie - then and now - Come to enjoy 19th century agricultural and artisan demonstrations, food, music, children's activities, Old Settler Colony Stew, Swedish Hot Dog Lunch, and baked goods at our 45th Annual Harvest Celebration Saturday...

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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