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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.

Color Dash 5k Manlius

August 2, 2014 - 06:00AM
9154 County Road 2125 North
Manlius, IL
(815) 866-3606
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Manlius 2nd Annual Color Race 5K Fun Run/Walk. Registration at Bureau Valley High School at 6:0 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m.  All ages invited to participate.  Run through Manlius and be splashed with colors during the race. July 1st registration deadline to get a race Tshirt or sign up on race day without guaranteed shirt. See www.Getmeregistered.com for race sign up

Miss You Can Do It Pageant

August 2, 2014 - 06:30AM
Peoria Civic Center
201 S.W. Jefferson St.
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 680-3500
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Created by Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008, the Miss You Can Do It Pageant is a national non-profit pageant for girls and women with special needs. Entry fee is $125.00 non refundable.


**You are not a contestant until we receive the email confirmation of the $125.00 donation and a photo to the email address, missiowa2008@yahoo.com.**

For more information, visit http://www.missyoucandoit.com/index.htm.

Triangle of Opportunity Bike Tour

August 2, 2014 - 07:00AM to 02:00PM
Village of Morton Tourism
450 E. Greenwood
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-5135
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Starting at Idlewood Park Pavilion, 450 E. Greenwood at 7am chose your course of 50 or 25 mile ride with periodic stops. Refreshments at designated stops and a light lunch in Idlewood Park at finish. Registration and info at www.triangleofopportunity.org

RiverFront Market

August 2, 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

Writing From the Heart- Leaving a Legacy

August 2, 2014 - 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
5407 N. University
Peoria, IL 61635
309-690-6911
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Think only famous people have a legacy worth writing? Think again. Everyone has a story to tell—a legacy. In fact we are writing our legacy every day. Everything we do, believe and value becomes our legacy. The story of our lives is unique and extraordinary in its own way. With a little encouragement and guidance, you can put it down on paper. Whether you are into writing a mini memoir or a legacy letter, this 4 week workshop will provide a simple, step-by-step instruction on how to complete your own legacy.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

August 2, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
103 North Bishp Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309-927-3899
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From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt questions that ask all of us to consider What will I pass along? This exhibit will also include information about Bishop Hill folk arts/artists, such as broommaking and Olof Krans. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 2, 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 2, 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

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 2, 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

India Fest

August 2, 2014 - TBA
Peoria RiverFront District
401 SW Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-671-5555
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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 all your friends at The RiverFront!

NEW THIS YEAR: Kids Area with henna tattoos, dress-up photo booth and games and prizes! 2-5PM

 

Admission: Adults: $5 (before 5PM), $7 (after 5PM)
Children under 10: FREE

$1 per ticket sale will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Redneck Fishing Tournament

August 2, 2014 - 12:00PM
217 W. 1st Street
Bath, IL
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It's not exactly fishing, but it's also not full-contact martial arts either... the 2014 Redneck Fishing Tournament is the only type of fishing we know of where the fishing is most like hand-to-hand combat. Fish jump from all directions and at all speeds so there is no "safe" spot on a boat. What started as a few friends trying to take their river back from an invasive species of Asian Carp, has grown into an annual summer event of thousands. Rednecks from all over the world travel to the Village of Bath, IL for one weekend each summer to celebrate... an net thousands of Asian Carp. Whether it's a final summer weekend of fun before going back to school, or a quick vacation getaway, this redneck event is becoming a must on summer bucket lists. Held along the banks of the Bath Chute of the Illinois River, hundreds of boats compete each day for prizes, bragging rights, and for the sheer fun of the event. Thousands more come to sit along the banks of the river and soak it all in. Come in costume, or just bring your lawn chairs and a camera, but be prepared for a weekend of Redneck fun!

 

The 2014 Redneck Fishing Tournament will be held August 1-2nd, 2014. There will be two, 2-hour heats each day. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

 

The Village of Bath offers camping sites in the Village for those wishing to spend the night. There are also limited hotel rooms in the neighboring town of Havana, IL. Food and drink is also available at the tournament from local vendors. Attendees will also find DJ's, live music, carp games, porta-potties, and family activities. It is usually very hot and very humid, so bug spray and a shade umbrella are usually good items to consider bringing.  

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 2, 2014 - Museum is open noon to 5, Wednesday-Sunday
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
(243-9020
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August is  Ford Mustang month: 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

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

August 2, 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.

Psalmodikon Workshop

August 2, 2014 - 02:00PM to 04:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
410 North Erickson Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309-927-3899
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The Bishop Hill Heritage Association will sponsor a workshop on how Swedish immigrants played hymns and folk songs on the psalmodikon, a one-stringed musical instrument played with a bow. Pete Ellertsen, a retired teacher and amateur musician from Springfield, will demonstrate how pastors of the 1800s used the psalmodikon to teach singing in four-part harmony to rural congregations.

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 2, 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!

Concert in the Vineyard-Bubblegum Jack

August 2, 2014 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
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Bubblegum Jack is one of the area's premiere bands and plays today’s best music and hits from the 80's and 90's too-Come join in on all the fun! They have a high energy stage show you won't want to miss. visit them on the web at www.bubblegumjack.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.

Girls, Girls, Girls- All Girl Motley Crue Tribute

August 2, 2014 - 07:00PM to 12:00PM
8102 N. University St
Peoria , IL
309.693.1234
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Girls Girls Girls, the world's first and greatest all-girl tribute to Motley Crue, hails from New York City and has taken the world by storm since their breakout performance at a New Jersey strip club. 

WeaverRidge Sunday Brunch

August 3, 2014 - 10:00AM to 02:00PM
WeaverRidge Golf Club
5100 N Weaverridge Blvd
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-3344
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WeaverRidge Golf Club is open to the public. The Brunch features: Champagne, Mimosas, Made to order Omelettes, Belgian Waffles, Carving Station, full array of Breakfast items, Salad Bar, Lunch Entrees, Seafood Display, and a assortment of mouth watering Desserts. Served 10:00am-2:00pm. For reservations call 309-691-3344 x 3

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

August 3, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
103 North Bishp Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309-927-3899
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From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt questions that ask all of us to consider What will I pass along? This exhibit will also include information about Bishop Hill folk arts/artists, such as broommaking and Olof Krans. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 3, 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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