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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.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 22, 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!

July 22, 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.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

July 23, 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.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 23, 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.

Junction City Farmer's Market

July 23, 2014 - 03:30PM to 07:00PM
Junction City Shopping Center
5901 North Prospect Road
Suite 200
Peoria, IL 61614
309-689-0808
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The following 2014 vendors will be offering fresh local produce, herbs, bakery items, specialty items and even homemade treats for your dogs!

 

Jenkins Country Comforts & Farm Market

Greengold Acres

Prescott Farm

Green Acres Herb Farm

DMG's Beehaven

SpringBay Farm

Plow Creek Farm

Plow Creek Bakery

Grandma & Grandpa's Farm

Garden Spot

Hartz Produce

Grey Girl Farm

Dieter Farm

White Chimney Farm 

Bureau County Farmer's Market

July 23, 2014 - 04:00PM to 06:00PM
100 E. Dakota Street
Spring Valley, IL
815-303-4327
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Every Wednesday Farmers Markets, Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products, Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot, 100 E. Dakota Street, Spring Valley. (weather permitting) Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m. To participate call: 815.303.4327

Peoria Municipal Band

July 23, 2014 - 07:00PM
619 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602
309-677-2595
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A little "Luck of the Irish" will help us through the performance this evening. The John Kamarer Youth Soloist Winner will be featured along with two vocal soloists, newcomer Katie Burnbam and returning Anton Grasch. 

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 24, 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!

July 24, 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

July 24, 2014 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Peoria Historical Society
Peoria Heights, IL
309-674-1921
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Sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society 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:

Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway Knoxville Bridge Grand Opening

July 24, 2014 - 10:30AM
Pekin Park District
Peoria, IL
309-682-1200
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The Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, Illinois cordially invites you to attend the Grand Opening of the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway Knoxville Bridge.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 24, 2014 - Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm.
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
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Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the opening of the hilarious and heartwarming musical tribute to Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". 

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together. It's a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends from "Peanuts," including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy. The delightful skits and songs take us through a typical day in the life of our hapless but hopeful hero, Charlie Brown and his friends. 

Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting, homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. Children 12 or under receive a $10 discount off regular prices. For details and reservations, call the box office at (309) 965-2545. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet at www.barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II is "bring-your-own" if you care for cocktails, beer, or wine. Coffee, tea, iced tea, and sodas are available with your meal.

Country Night at The Locker Room

July 24, 2014 - 04:00PM to 04:00AM
The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill
112 SW Jefferson St
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 713-3334
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Join us for Country Music All Night Long! Happy Hour, Dinner, or Late Night.

The Locker Room is the place to be for Great County Music! Dinner and Drink Specials Open Late with additional Late Night Food Specials!

Downtown Thursdays 2nd Street Market

July 24, 2014 - 04:00PM to 08:00PM
Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce
908 N. Second St
Chillicothe, IL
309-274-5056
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Bring your lawn chairs and listen to live band...SUCKERPUUNCH will be playing from 4 -6. Dance performances from ELETE Dance Studio will be performing from 6:30 to 7:00

Live Auction by Schmick Auction House on the street at 7:15 p.m.
Come early and see what will be auctioned off!
Door Prizes, Food, Vendors, Live Entertainment
COME JOIN IN ON THE FUN….BRING YOUR FAMILY….

Call Rachael Parker at City Hall (309) 274-5056 for more information and to sign up!

Free Wine Tasting

July 24, 2014 - 05:00PM to 07:00PM
Wines 'n More
151 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-291-0899
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Come on in and enjoy wines from around the world! Every Thursday we will be tasting new unique wines. Wines will be available the duration of the week. Throughout the month we will be sampling some of our gourmet foods also!! Friend us on FACEBOOK!!

Arts in the Park Concert

July 24, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-5135
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Featuring The Pekin Park Concert Band. The Free concert is from 7 to 9 pm. Approximately 900 to 1000 people bring their lawn chairs, blankets and families to the park to enjoy a different style of music each week. Concessions are available 6pm or you can bring a picnic supper.

Miner

July 24, 2014 - 08:00PM
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
708 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL
217.344.2263
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Miner is a Los Angeles/Silver Lake-based, folk-rock family band formed around husband/wife duo Justin & Kate Miner, along with brother Jeremy Miner. Starting as a Kickstarter-funded, bedroom-studio project inspired by a trip through Central and South America, Miner transformed into a touring band at the beginning of 2013 after recruiting more family and friends to put together the current live lineup.

Karaoke

July 24, 2014 - 08:00PM to 12:00AM
Firehouse Pizza & Pub, East Peoria
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 698-9111
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Every Thursday night in the Pub, we have karaoke from 8pm-midnight! It is always a good time and is hosted by local radio personalities!! Come join us!!

Multi Sport Extravaganza

July 25, 2014 - 07:00AM to 11:00PM
Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536
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Save this weekend date: July 25-27, 2014 at Wildlife Prairie Park. We had over 200 participants in 2013 with a dozen sports. Join us in 2014 for even more!

Register online: http://www.multisportextravaganza.com/

What is it? 
ALL WEEKEND MULTI-SPORT EXTRAVAGANZA! This is your chance to try some outdoor activities hosted by the local clubs and shops that make the Peoria area such a great place to be outdoors! Where else can you try out a kayak? Ride a mountain bike on trails…. This is a weekend-long event of fun and food where you can try all the outdoor events you've always wanted to, but didn't care to invest in equipment rental cost and/or time!

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 25, 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.

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