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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.

Washington Strong! Clydesdales Strong!

August 20, 2014
Washington Chamber of Commerce
114 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-9921
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Monday, August 18

Clydesdales arrive at Uftring’s and get settled in. No public appearances. The horses need their

beauty sleep! Passport Game begins

Tuesday, August 19

7th Annual  Taste of Washington at Constitution & Mt. Vernon. Local food vendors. Dunk Tank . DJ . Photo Booth. Horses get beauty treatment: bathes & brushings. Viewing times: 8am to 8pm

Wednesday, August 20

Fun Run at Five Points. Horses at start/finish line and at the After Party at Five Points

Thursday, August 21

Visit the Clydesdales at their Enhanced Stable Experience. While you’re in Washington, visit the businesses in the Washington Strong Passport game . Earn chances to win the Grand Prize - a cooler full of gift certificates (valued at $1000)

Friday, August 22

Orange & Black Night at WCHS. Meet all fall teams. Watch first scrimmage. Preview the Marching Panthers

Saturday, August 23

Parade from Washington Square to Washington Park -featuring the full hitch of Clydesdales and honoring first responders to our city on November 17th - come out and line the streets to say THANK YOU to them -

Washington Arts Festival (hosted by Washington Park District) held @ Washington Park . 11am to 5pm

Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All

Sunday, August 24

Arts Festival at Washington Park 11am to 5pm. Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All. Last Appearance of the Clydesdales. End of Passport Game

 

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 20, 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.

Adult Men's Soccer League

August 20, 2014 - TBA
Peoria
12026 N. Old Galena Rd
Chillicothe, IL
309-681-2866
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The Peoria Park District’s Adult Men’s Soccer League will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting August 18 at Mossville Soccer Complex. This league will feature 7v7 style play. Registration deadline is August 8. Fees are $350 for 8 games.


For more information, contact Matt Suellentrop, Sports Coordinator, at 681-2866 or visit www.peoriaparks.org.
 

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 20, 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

Happy Feet Soccer Program

August 20, 2014 - Sat: 9-9:45am, Tues-Thurs: 5:30-7:00pm
Peoria
12026 N. Old Galena Road
Chillicothe, IL
309-681-2866
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The Peoria Park District will offer Happy Feet for ages 2-3 at Mossville Soccer Complex and Lakeview Rec Center starting the week of August 16. This soccer program is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness. The registration fee is $36 for both residents and non-residents.


A variety of Happy Feet practice times are available. To find a day and time that fits your schedule, visit www.peoriaparks.org or call Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866. You may also email Matt at msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.
 

Junction City Farmer's Market

August 20, 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

August 20, 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

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 20, 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!

Washington Strong! Clydesdales Strong!

August 21, 2014
Washington Chamber of Commerce
114 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-9921
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Monday, August 18

Clydesdales arrive at Uftring’s and get settled in. No public appearances. The horses need their

beauty sleep! Passport Game begins

Tuesday, August 19

7th Annual  Taste of Washington at Constitution & Mt. Vernon. Local food vendors. Dunk Tank . DJ . Photo Booth. Horses get beauty treatment: bathes & brushings. Viewing times: 8am to 8pm

Wednesday, August 20

Fun Run at Five Points. Horses at start/finish line and at the After Party at Five Points

Thursday, August 21

Visit the Clydesdales at their Enhanced Stable Experience. While you’re in Washington, visit the businesses in the Washington Strong Passport game . Earn chances to win the Grand Prize - a cooler full of gift certificates (valued at $1000)

Friday, August 22

Orange & Black Night at WCHS. Meet all fall teams. Watch first scrimmage. Preview the Marching Panthers

Saturday, August 23

Parade from Washington Square to Washington Park -featuring the full hitch of Clydesdales and honoring first responders to our city on November 17th - come out and line the streets to say THANK YOU to them -

Washington Arts Festival (hosted by Washington Park District) held @ Washington Park . 11am to 5pm

Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All

Sunday, August 24

Arts Festival at Washington Park 11am to 5pm. Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All. Last Appearance of the Clydesdales. End of Passport Game

 

Zoo Tots Program

August 21, 2014 - 10:00AM to 10:50AM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3513
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Meet the animals from A to ZOO! at our Zoo Tots Program, an education program for children ages 2 to 4. Zoo Tots is designed for you and your child to explore the amazing world of animals. Fee for each class is $7 for Zoo members, and $15 for non-members. 

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 21, 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 21, 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:

Happy Feet Soccer Program

August 21, 2014 - Sat: 9-9:45am, Tues-Thurs: 5:30-7:00pm
Peoria
12026 N. Old Galena Road
Chillicothe, IL
309-681-2866
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The Peoria Park District will offer Happy Feet for ages 2-3 at Mossville Soccer Complex and Lakeview Rec Center starting the week of August 16. This soccer program is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness. The registration fee is $36 for both residents and non-residents.


A variety of Happy Feet practice times are available. To find a day and time that fits your schedule, visit www.peoriaparks.org or call Matt Suellentrop at 681-2866. You may also email Matt at msuellentrop@peoriaparks.org.
 

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 21, 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 21, 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

August 21, 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 21, 2014 - 06:00PM to 10:00PM
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd.
Goodfield, IL 61742
309-965-2545
Add to Itinerary

"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!

Karaoke

August 21, 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!!

Washington Strong! Clydesdales Strong!

August 22, 2014
Washington Chamber of Commerce
114 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-9921
Add to Itinerary

Monday, August 18

Clydesdales arrive at Uftring’s and get settled in. No public appearances. The horses need their

beauty sleep! Passport Game begins

Tuesday, August 19

7th Annual  Taste of Washington at Constitution & Mt. Vernon. Local food vendors. Dunk Tank . DJ . Photo Booth. Horses get beauty treatment: bathes & brushings. Viewing times: 8am to 8pm

Wednesday, August 20

Fun Run at Five Points. Horses at start/finish line and at the After Party at Five Points

Thursday, August 21

Visit the Clydesdales at their Enhanced Stable Experience. While you’re in Washington, visit the businesses in the Washington Strong Passport game . Earn chances to win the Grand Prize - a cooler full of gift certificates (valued at $1000)

Friday, August 22

Orange & Black Night at WCHS. Meet all fall teams. Watch first scrimmage. Preview the Marching Panthers

Saturday, August 23

Parade from Washington Square to Washington Park -featuring the full hitch of Clydesdales and honoring first responders to our city on November 17th - come out and line the streets to say THANK YOU to them -

Washington Arts Festival (hosted by Washington Park District) held @ Washington Park . 11am to 5pm

Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All

Sunday, August 24

Arts Festival at Washington Park 11am to 5pm. Juried artists . Crafters . Musicians . Food . Fun for All. Last Appearance of the Clydesdales. End of Passport Game

 

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 22, 2014 - 10:00AM to 05:00PM
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-686-7000
Add to Itinerary

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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