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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!

July 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.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 29, 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 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.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2014 - 07:00PM
619 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602
309-677-2595
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Soda or pop? Well it is the "Pops" for this concert so no more arguing. Colleen Longo sings and our featured instrumental soloists are the Peoria Alpen Horns- you won't want to miss this!

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

July 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.

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

July 31, 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.

Historic Trolley Tours

July 31, 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:

Country Night at The Locker Room

July 31, 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!

Free Wine Tasting

July 31, 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!!

Is There Life After Fifty?

July 31, 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!

CEFCU Jazz Series

July 31, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
200 NE Water St
Peoria , IL 61602
(309) 689-3019
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Come out Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:
June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train
June 26: JC and the Redemption
July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe
July 17: Billy Cook Quartet
July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet
August 14: David Hoffman and Friends
Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District and the Central Illinois Jazz Society. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents or call (309) 689-3019. 

Arts in the Park Concert

July 31, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Village of Morton Tourism
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-5135
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Featuring West MacQueen Street 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 at or you can bring a picnic supper. More details at www.mortonfinearts.org

Karaoke

July 31, 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!!

From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois Exhibit

August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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

Festival 56 Cabaret

August 1, 2014 - TBA
Main St
Princeton, IL
815-879-5656
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Festival 56 Friday Night Cabarets  June 20th through August 1st, 2014, except July 4th, Grace Performing Arts Center, Main St, Princeton. Tickets: Advance Tickets - $8, At the Door - $10   Join us each Friday night for live musical performances and a nightcap at the Grace after the curtain goes down on Friday nights.

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