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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!

August 28, 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 28, 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:

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 28, 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

Country Night at The Locker Room

August 28, 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

August 28, 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

August 28, 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?

August 28, 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!

Grilled Dinner

August 28, 2014 - 06:00PM to 09:00PM
From The Field Culinary Center & Catering
2029 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
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In this class we will make an entire meal (with 2 entrees) on the grill - even dessert. STEAK FAJITAS;GRILLED MAHI MAHI WITH TOMATILLO & MANGO SALSA; GRILLED SALD WITH HERBED VINAIGRETTE; FRENCH-STYLE GRILLED POTATO SALAD; GRILLED VEGETABLE RATATOUILLE; GRILLED CARDAMOM-SCENTED PINEAPPLE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM.

To Register & Pay For Classes Visit Our Website - www.fromthefieldcookingschool.com. Click On Class Schedule

Whiskey Dinner

August 28, 2014 - Must RSVP as seats are limited
Two25
225 NE Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602
309-282-7777
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Two25 and J.K. Williams are partnering up for a four course dinner paired with crafted cocktails made from their small batch products!

Must RSVP as seats are limited by calling the restaurant at 309-282-7777

Karaoke

August 28, 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!!

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 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.

Historic Trolley Tours

August 29, 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

Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest

August 29, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria RiverFront District
401 SW Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-671-5555
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Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment proudly present the Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest. Two days of Sun-Sational Blues featuring three stages of entertainment - plus musician workshops, Blues Alley featuring arts and merchandise vendors, great food and plenty of ice cold Budweiser. This will be the 26th anniversary of the Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival; considered one of the top blues festivals in the Midwest. For further information, visit http://www.illinoisbluesfestival.com/.

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 29, 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

Weekly German Dinners and Entertainment at the Lindendhof

August 29, 2014 - 05:00PM to 08:00PM
German-American Central Society
7601 N. Harker Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-7484
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The Lindenhof Restaurant is open to the public every Friday evening. Dinners are served from 5-8 pm. Dinners are $12.00 per plate for adult and $6.00 for children. Desserts are also available for $2.

German beers are on draft. We also have an assortment of wine by the glass and the bottle.

Weekly live entertainment from various local artists playing traditional German favorites.

Check our website www.peoriagermans.net or find us on Facebook under The Lindenhof of Peoria to see what is on the weekly menu.

Bar open until Midnight!

Couples Night

August 29, 2014 - 06:00PM to 09:00PM
From The Field Culinary Center & Catering
2029 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
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Come join us for our popular date night class. You & your sweetie will prepare your own gourmet dinner - start to finish. You each have a choice of 3 entrees. You'll also help make an appetizer, salad or soup, side dish & dessert. BEEF POTPIE WITH CHEDDAR-STOUT CRUST; THAI FISH CURRY; SESAME-LEMON CHICKEN.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH CHOICE OF ENTREES 1 WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS ( bturney@mtco.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 263.6020)

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 29, 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!

Zoo After Dark

August 29, 2014 - 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3513
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What happens when the lights go out at the Zoo? Come to the Zoo and find out. Meet animals up close, learn what a night house is, and which animals are nocturnal. Bring your family or invite your friends to come along for one of these special tours: Friday, August 29 or September, 27.  Zoo After Dark tours begin at 7:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. The cost of the tour is $20 per person. Minimum of 10, limit of 20 participants.

For questions or to register, call the Peoria Zoo at (309) 681-3513 or check our website at www.peoriazoo.org.

The Power 92.3 "End of Summer Bash" featuring Travis Porter

August 29, 2014 - Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 8:00pm
8102 N. University
Peoria, IL 61615
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This event is 16 and over
15 & Under must be accompanied by an adult.

VIP Ticket Includes Seat at Table & Private Bar Service. 21 & Over Only in VIP Area.

The trio has been honored in the Underground Music Awards 2010 in New York City with other well-known underground artist like J. Cole with the "Most Dynamic Rap Group Duo" award. Travis Porter was also featured on MTV Jams Feb 5. The group also received Myspace's #1 unsigned group title. Their single "Go Shorty Go" made it on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and in fall 2010, their track "Make it Rain" hit number 50 on the urban radio charts and debuted on the charts at number 97 then climbed to number 46. The group signed a record deal with Jive Records. In 2012, their single "Ayy Ladies" with Young Money rapper Tyga peaked at #56 on the Hot 100 and topped the Heatseekers Songs chart, becoming Porter's most successful song to date.

RiverFront Market

August 30, 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

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