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Jun 26, 2017 8pm gates open; movie shows at dusk
Enjoy the movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” under the stars at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie starts at dusk. Family Flicks are shown on Mondays in June and July. $.50/person...

Jun 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Former Chicago Bears star Charles “Peanut” Tillman will headline the inaugural Journal Star Best of Central Illinois Preps awards gala, June 26 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event will honor all of the Journal Star all-stars and players of the year for the 2016-17 school y...

Jun 27, 2017 1:00 - 3:00
Join us for this FREE youth event from 1:00 - 3:00 at Goodwill Commons (2319 E War Memorial Dr.) Reality Check gives teens age 11 - 18 a chance to try surviving in the adult world. Teens will compete against others as they try to apply for a job, choose housing, haggle ...

Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 7:00 pm; Tues : 11:00 am
Peoria Chiefs vs. Beloit at Dozer Park. ...

Jun 29, 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....

Jun 29, 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...

Jun 29, 2017 6 to 9pm
June 29th Arts in the Park Concert 6 to 9pm Free Concert at Idlewood’s Arts Pavilion, 495 E. Idlewood Ave, featuring Jim Markum Swing 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...

Jun 29, 2017 5p-8p
Come and taste what Chillicothe has to offer with over 20 eatting establishment we have so much to offer. Come taste food, soda, desserts. Entertainment and lost of fun. Vendors along the street of 2nd Street. Admission is Free but the food will cost per tasting portion....

Jun 30, 2017 9:00pm
See what comes to life after dark! Experience the magic of seeing hundreds of luminescent lightning bugs and other neat nocturnal animals. $1/person....

Jun 30, 2017 7:30 P.M.
This summer, Kristin and Jen, from #IMOMSOHARD are taking their show out of the playroom and onto the road. But this time, they’re bringing the kids. And a tour bus (You didn’t think they’d leave them with their husbands, did you?)....

Jun 30, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC on the outside Terrace at Metamora Fields Golf Club...

Jun 30, 2017
Get on your boots and kick off your 4th of July weekend at the vineyard with the Explosive Stage show that only Brushville delivers...and a FIREWORKS SHOW too, for more 4th of July style FUN!! Whatever you think a country band is…forget it! Brushville isn’t a typical stand-...

Jul 1, 2017 10:00-11:30am
Get your feet wet! Join others for a hike of the scenic creek of Camp Wokanda and discover what stories lie hidden in the rocks. Sturdy shoes, water, and a snack are recommended. Meet at the Nature Lab....

Jul 1, 2017 10:00am
Bird watching is a wonderful way to relax and learn about the natural world. Learn the basics of bird watching following by a brief hike to spot some in the woods....

Jul 2, 2017
Enjoy a German festival held in a traditional German Bier Garten! Enjoy soccer matches, arts and craft vendors, pre-1986 car/bike cruis'n, German music (featuring Eddie Korosa), German food and beer!...

Jul 2, 2017 12pm-8pm
On Sunday, July 2nd the Peoria German-American Society will be hosting their annual Volksfest at Hickory Grove Park from noon to 8 pm - Free Admission and Parking. This is a family friendly event. Entertainment by: Ratskeller Brummers, Lindenhof Echoes, Peoria Volkstän...

Jul 2, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit Flanagan House Museum's exhibit "A Century of Beautiful Brides" featuring a wonderful collection of vintage and antique wedding gowns, photos and related pieces. Pettengill-Morron House Museum is showing an extensive collection of picnic baskets and traveling beverage...

Jul 3, 2017 4-10pm
Bring blankets and lawn chairs to see the show and enjoy food from vendors. Fireworks begin when it’s dark....

Jul 3, 2017 8:30-11:30pm
Back on the RiverFront in 2017 is a Peoria and Central Illinois favorite: JammSammich! With tunes from 4 decades, including Motown, disco, funk, hip-hop, retro 80s, Buffett, and rock, Sammich is the TRUE variety band--there REALLY is something for everyone. The formula of gr...

Jul 3, 2017 5PM til dark
July 3rd Morton Fireworks 5 to 10pm Presented by the Morton V.F.W. at their grounds, 2310 Veterans Road, Morton, IL 61550. Ground open at 5 with live music, food and other activities. Bring chairs or a blanket. ...

Jul 4, 2017
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Embassy Suites East Peoria! Hotel guests can enjoy fun activities, great buffet food, beverages, music entertainment and front row seats for the Red, White and BOOM! fireworks spectacular on the Illinois River! For more - visit their website...

Jul 4, 2017 Dark
The largest fireworks celebration in Illinois (even bigger than Chicago!). View the spectacular show from both sides of the river....

Jul 4, 2017 Dark
Fireworks, entertainment, and food....

Jul 4, 2017 Opens at 6 pm
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic baskets for the best location in Peoria for fireworks viewing. Entrance fee is $5 for adults over 16, $2 for children. Soda, bottled water and popcorn will be available for just $1.Before the fireworks, tour the Flanagan House Mu...

Jul 4, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 7:00 pm; Tues : 5:30 pm
Peoria Chiefs vs. Beloit at Dozer Park. ...

Jul 6, 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 6, 2017 6 to 9pm
July 6th Arts in the Park Concert 6 to 9pm Free Concert at Idlewood’s Arts Pavilion, 495 E. Idlewood Ave, featuring Heartland Jazz Orchestra. 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 7, 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....

Jul 8, 2017
Over 500 cars converge on Morton from on 4 to 9pm for this celebration of cars, 50's music,and great "All American" food served in the local restaurants. Cars and people are free....

Jul 8, 2017
Kids 4 to 9 years can jump, run, and get muddy on a 15 obstacle course. This fundraiser for St Jude offers a unique experience....

Jul 8, 2017 Noon for VIP guests, 1pm-4pm for General Admission
Writers On The River, an author signing and book sale, will feature 80+ romance authors at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria on Saturday, July 8th, 2017. New York Times and USA Today best sellers will be in attendance. This event is hosted by Healing Wit...

Jul 8, 2017 2-4pm
Make your own special set of colorful blocks, and use them to make houses, skyscrapers, tunnels, and more! Then use a wood burning tool to add fun details like windows, doors and shingles. Family Workshops at Peoria PlayHouse engage children and their grown-ups in exploratio...

Jul 8, 2017 11am-2pm
Have you ever wondered how Zookeepers keep animals comfortable in the "dog days" of summer? Enjoy cool treats as our Zoo animals enjoy ice treats, paper mache, and other enrichment items!...

Jul 8, 2017
Musical acts to be announced! More information and line-ups, go to tailgatentallboys.com....

Jul 8, 2017 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Over 500 cars converge in Morton from 4-9pm for this celebration of cars, 50's music,and great "All American" food served in the local restaurants....

Jul 8, 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...

Jul 8, 2017 9:30 am
Kids 4 to 9 years can jump, run, and get muddy on a 15 obstacle course. This fundraiser for St Jude offers a unique experience....

Jul 8, 2017 9:00pm
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....

Jul 8, 2017 9a-1p
July 8th 6th Annual Kids Muddy Madness for St. Jude 9am-1pm Kids from 3 to 9 years of age can run, jump, and get muddy on this 9 obstacle course. Last year’s event hosted 1800+ kids. Registration is $20.00/child. Get to the website, get registered, and then get going o...

Jul 8, 2017 4-9p
July 8th Morton Downtown Super Cruise & Tractor Show 4 to 9pm - The Village of Morton will host a 1 day Vintage Car Cruise. The downtown streets and parking lots between Jefferson and Chicago Streets fill with cars from 4 to 9pm. Over 500 cars manufactured from 1930 to 20...

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 July 6: 7:00pm; July 7: 1:30 & 7:00pm; July 8: 1:30 & 7:00pm; July 9: 1:30pm
Tickets are available at the Noble Center or online at www.cctpeoria.org. For more information, call 309-681-2861. The July 9 performance is signed for hearing impaired. All ages welcome....

Jul 9, 2017 12-5pm
Eid al Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan fasting. Try a henna design, make a mosaic and more! Each month, Celebrate Peoria highlights, explores, and celebrates the many cultures that make up the dynamic fabric of Central Illinois through performances, ar...

Jul 10, 2017 8pm; movie starts at dusk
Enjoy the movie, “Finding Dory,” under the stars at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie starts at dusk. Family Flicks are shown on Mondays in June and July. $.50/person...

Jul 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2017 6PM-9PM
July 13th Arts in the Park Concert 6 to 9pm Free Concert at Idlewood’s Arts Pavilion, 495 E. Idlewood Ave, featuring Cousin Eddie. People from near and far bring their lawn chairs, blankets and families to the park to enjoy a different style of music each week. Concessi...

Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 7:00 pm;
Peoria Chiefs vs. Lake County at Dozer Park. ...

Jul 14, 2017 8:00 P.M.
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, 'Immersion World Tour 2017’. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound an...

Jul 14, 2017 8:30-11:30pm
80’s monster rock is back as Hairbanger’s Ball returns to The CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing! Come to the RiverFront for the non-stop Hairbanger’s Ball party, and dance to all of your favorite hits from the decade of decadence. The Landing Bar will be open to serve your fa...

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 7:00PM
Spend a night at the “Opry” as we salute the greatest hits of country music through the decades, featuring your favorite all-time country hits and the artists that sang them! From Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, this will be a boot stampin’ go...

Jul 15, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 pm; 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Kids can experience what it felt like to be a pioneer back in the early 1800’s. Learn about beekeeping and leather working, participate in many crafts and games, special animal programs, and Bluegrass-String Works performances....

Jul 15, 2017 7pm
Songs from the Woods Concert Series will feature Mike Cheesman in July. Mike Cheesman is an Englishman whose guitar style as well as his relaxed delivery has endeared him to audiences wherever he performs. Mike has a passion for history and storytelling. ...

Jul 15, 2017 6:30pm
Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stompin...

Jul 15, 2017 10am
Explore the tall-grass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois....

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 July 15 from 9am-4pm; July 16 from Noon-4pm
Join Wokanda staff and campers from the past 80 years to revisit where cherished memories and friendships were made. Enjoy self-guided camp tours, Camp Wokanda memorabilia and collections. Rent a canoe for half price ($5/canoe) on Saturday and enjoy open fishing on Sunday. L...

Jul 16, 2017 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Local artists showcase their talents and sell their art at this free event. Local car clubs have been invited to display their cars at the Cruise-In. Wine tasting is featured all day with live music. Kids activities on-site as well....

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 17, 2017 Sat : 6:30pm; Sun : 2:00 pm; Mon: 12:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs vs. Fort Wayne at Dozer Park. ...

Jul 17, 2017 8pm
Enjoy the movie, “The BFG,” under the stars at Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie starts at dusk. Family Flicks are shown on Mondays in June and July. $.50/person...

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 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 - 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 - Jul 23, 2017
www.peoriaparks.org/camp-wokanda/...

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

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...

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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