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Aug 19, 2017 2-4pm
Work with colored glass and other fun and unexpected materials to create a masterpiece for your home or garden. Peoria PlayHouse offers workshops for children ages 8-14 so they can experiment with different types of making and think creatively. Register by calling 309-323-69...

Aug 19, 2017 7-11PM
Come out and hear Rod, Josh, Kenny and Slim play hits and favorites. This is one of the busiest Classic Rock Bands around! If one Central Illinois band can be said to have cornered the "variety" music market, it would have to be The Shake. You name it… from the Beatles, the ...

Aug 19, 2017 All Day
Enjoy live music, authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dancing and much more....

Aug 19, 2017 7:30PM
$25 general public, $15 students ...

Aug 19, 2017 7-11pm
Come out and hear Rod, Josh, Kenny and Slim play hits and favorites one of the busiest Classic Rock Bands around. If one Central Illinois band can be said to have cornered the "variety" music market, it would have to be The Shake. You name it… from the Beatles, the Doors, an...

Aug 19, 2017
All the peaches & pancakes you can eat! Adults $7.99; children 10 & under $3.99 ...

Aug 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Peoria once featured a riverfront lined with breweries and distilleries, and became known as the Whiskey Capital of the World. From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged and bottled in Peoria led to great fortunes and equally prosperous secondary indust...

Aug 19, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Aug 20, 2017 11am-2pm
Come and celebrate our world! This day is a celebration of cultures and the people who make our world special. Explore different cultures from around the world and even the role animals play in their lives!...

Aug 20, 2017 1:30pm
Think you’ve seen it all? Come for an ‘I Spy’ hike through the park and find out what’s hidden along the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to see more of what’s wild at Forest Park....

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 See description
Peoria Chiefs vs. Clinton at Dozer Park. Fri : 7:00 pm; Sat : 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:00 pm; Mon : 12:00 pm...

Aug 21, 2017 11:30AM-1:45PM
Total Solar Eclipse of 2017: August 21 there will be a total solar eclipse visible in a narrow path across the United States. In Peoria, the Sun will be 90% eclipsed by the Moon. If you cannot travel to the path of totality (full eclipse) watch the partial solar eclipse with...

Aug 24, 2017 6:30PM
Explore the world of vision through the eyes of an optometrist using words, photos, videos, and optical illusions. Dr. Tim Cundiff will help you explore the function of our amazing visual system and the role that light plays with our appreciation of the world around us. The ...

Aug 25, 2017 8:00 P.M.
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream....

Aug 26, 2017 5:00 pm
FREE Ryan Stevenson Concert Presented By Peoria Heights Congregational Church Tower Park - Peoria Heights Illinois 1222 E Kingman Ave, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 Saturday August 26, 2017 Concert – 5:00 pm – Tower Park Additional Information 309-685-7649 Facebook - http...

Aug 26, 2017 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Bishop Hill Chautauqua celebrates the History of Agriculture, Saturday, August 26, 11:00 Grandmother Corn, The Native American Roots of Agriculture with Jo Lakota and The Eagle Ridge Drum, 12:00 Lunch in Bishop Hill, 1:00 Brian "Fox" Ellis as John Deere, 2:00 Williamsfield &...

Aug 26, 2017 1-3pm
Learn about butterfly life cycles and ways to identify common Illinois species. Then, get up close with butterflies on a short hike following the presentation....

Aug 26, 2017 10-11am
Learn to identify what plants are blooming in the prairie, and learn about prairie birds, insects, and prairie ecology. These leisurely hikes are along a smooth level path and are about an hour. For ages 10+. ...

Aug 26, 2017 9am-4pm
Late summer is an excellent time to plant native wildflowers. It gives time for roots to grow before winter, and all rain means you don’t need to water the plants as often. Pleasant Prairie Nursery will be at Tawny Oaks with a wonderful variety of native species to help you ...

Aug 26, 2017 7-11PM
United Groove Theory is a four piece variety/ pop/ rock band from Peoria, IL. It was formed in 2005 with need for a truly diverse dance and variety band in mind. UGT specializes in remakes of anthems, smash hits and mash-ups from today's number one artists of rock, pop, coun...

Aug 26, 2017 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The 29th annual Duck Race, to benefit The Center for Prevention of Abuse, takes place August 26 at 2pm at Eastside Centre in East Peoria. Activities begin at noon. This year’s race features a 750-foot slip-n-slide, which will run down the street leading to Eastside Centre. T...

Aug 26, 2017 7-9PM
Looking for a unique way to spend an evening? Come explore "Playing With Light" afterhours, an experience in the Dome Planetarium and spectacular light-related activities in the lobby! Drinks, light snacks, and a cash bar will be available....

Aug 26, 2017 1:30-2:30PM
Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!...

Aug 26, 2017 Doors open at 6:00 pm, trivia begins at 6:30.
Peoria Players presents the return of Trivia Night! The fun takes place on Saturday, August 26 at St. Vincent de Paul located on the corner of University and Northmoor Rd. Doors will open 6:00 pm, with trivia starting at 6:30. Teams of up to 8 people are welcome; there can ...

Aug 26, 2017 7-9pm
Looking for a unique way to spend an evening? Come explore "Playing With Light" afterhours, an experience in the Dome Planetarium and spectacular light-related activities in the lobby! Drinks, light snacks, and a cash bar will be available. 21+...

Aug 26, 2017 Preparty starts at 6:00pm. Show begins at 7:00pm
The BEST Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Trippin Billies, will be performing in the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on Friday August 25th! Ticket Prices : •Advance: $18 •At the door: $22 Must be 21 to attend show! 6pm Pre-Party at Five ...

Aug 26, 2017 7:30 p.m.
The Princeton Coffeehouse kicks off its 25th season with a performance by Phil Kaufmann, Family & Friends. Phil and guests will move you with their harmony vocals and stellar picking....

Aug 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Peoria once featured a riverfront lined with breweries and distilleries, and became known as the Whiskey Capital of the World. From 1850 to Prohibition, the volume of whiskey distilled, aged and bottled in Peoria led to great fortunes and equally prosperous secondary indust...

Aug 26, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017
Peoria's Irish Community comes together for what is considered the largest Irish festival in the Midwest. Originally known as Erin Feis, Peoria Irish Fest features cultural displays, shopping, Irish food, and exceptional entertainment on five different stages!...

Aug 27, 2017 1-4pm
Experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides, and livestock care. August 27’s topic is Herbs – Cooking & Medici...

Aug 27, 2017 12 Noon to 3 pm
The Valley of Peoria Scotish Rite's Annual Brat Fest is being held at the Abbas Grotto, located at 1839 Highview Rd in East Peoria from Noon until 3 pm on Sunday, August 27th. There will be Brats, Hot Dogs and all the trimmings. Just $10 for adults and $5 for Children unde...

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 See description
Peoria Chiefs vs. Kane County at Dozer Park. Fri : 7:00 pm; Sat : 6:30 pm; Sun: 2:00 pm; Mon : 12:00 pm...

Aug 31, 2017 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Wine Tasting. Food Sampling. Dancing. Alternative Event for Wines and Polo on the Prairie Cancelled Due to Weather...

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 6:30 pm
Peoria Chiefs vs. Quad Cities at Dozer Park. ...

Sep 1, 2017 4:30PM-7:30PM
Join us on the First Friday of each month for a different, 60 minute or less, beginner level jewelry making project. The instruction is free! Students only pay for the price of the kit....

Sep 1, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017
One of the Midwest's biggest Rhythm and Blue's festivals returns to the Peoria Riverfront! The two days of sun-sational blues features three stages of entertainment, plus musician workshops, artists & merchandise vendors, amazing food and drinks!...

Sep 2, 2017 7-11PM
Jammsammich's last time at the vineyard this season, you don't want to miss the show! Come and see one of Central Illinois's premiere classic rock bands. Jammsammich is committed to having an eternally packed dance floor and ultimate good time for 15 years and counting. The...

Sep 2, 2017 1:30pm
Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area will be suggested. ...

Sep 2, 2017 1:30 PM
Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows. ...

Sep 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Annual Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet” wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in "wine making”. There will be wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and liv...

Sep 3, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment
Come see a wonderful display of a century of bridal gowns and wedding items. Also, see our military room and the tool room in the basement. ...

Sep 4, 2017 1:30-4:30PM
Featuring the acoustic duo Rich Geese and Matt Stewart (former lead guitarist for Head East). They look forward to sharing music to relax and create a truly enjoyable atmosphere for Memorial Day with your friends and some wine. We are providing Ropp Jersey cheese and cracker...

Sep 6, 2017 12-1PM
Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon. Free parking in the museum's p...

Sep 8, 2017 11 am
Travel back in time while winding along Grandview Drive, viewing the homes of past and present merchants, land and business owners seeing the Illinois River valley. Learn about historic Springdale Cemetery, the oldest chartered cemetery in the state. Tickets are $15 lasting...

Sep 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us at the sizzlin' center of the community's solar system for our annual Party on the Sun Plaza - to enjoy an evening of entertainment with a Latin twist. The BraziLionaires sound is an infectious blend of jazz, rock & pop over hypnotic Latin Grooves. Fronted by vocalis...

Sep 9, 2017 7-11PM
Patrick 'n Swayze is quickly becoming one of Peoria's favorite "good time" bands. It formed as an acoustic act in the spring of 2009, then grew to a complete group by the fall. Patrick 'n Swayze is now a household name among all of the popular venues in the area. The band d...

Sep 9, 2017 7:30pm
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man Copland - A Lincoln Portrait with Preston Jackson, Narrator Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 Heartland Festival Chorus with members of Peoria Area Civic Chorale and choral singers from across Central Illinois. Dr. Joseph D. Henry, Chorus...

Sep 9, 2017 2-4pm
Shoot a ball through an obstacle course you build yourself! The, help turn the classroom into a mini arcade, and try out all the games. Family Workshops at Peoria PlayHouse engage children and their grown-ups in exploration and hands-on making. Register at 309-323-6900 or ww...

Sep 9, 2017 9:30-10:30am
Come to Tawny Oaks for a leisurely pace along level paths in hope of finding wood warblers and additional songbirds during Illinois’ fall migration. Bring binoculars and a few friends as more eyes are better when trying to spot these quiet, tiny birds. If you lack binoculars...

Sep 9, 2017 5:30 pm
Bold Moves Foundation Presents the 1st Annual Purple Tie Charity Gala Formal Event to Benefit Stroke Awareness. Please wear Purple to support Stroke Awareness. Dine, Dance and Donate! For more information please contact Jacquie Bahr at (302) 455-8019 or visit http://www.bol...

Sep 9, 2017 1:30 PM
Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows. ...

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Great Family Fun - always the weekend after Labor Day! Carnival, parade, Art in the Park, food, entertainment, kids area, and so much more! ...

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Great family fun - always the weekend after Labor Day! Carnival, parade, Art in the Park, food, entertainment, kids area and so much more!...

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 See Website for more details
From the Oscar-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero....

Sep 15, 2017 6-9pm
Enjoy an evening on the lake! Canoes, paddles, PFDs and campfire dinner are provided....

Sep 15, 2017 8:00 P.M.
By the early ‘70s, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more....

Sep 15, 2017 11 am
Take a ride through Peoria's past while learning about Peoria's past from the Native Americans, the French, the whiskey and earthmoving capital of the world. Enjoy the best view of the beautiful Illinois River valley and view stately homes on High St, Moss, Glen Oak and Gra...

Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
This great celebration of everything pumpkin held in downtown Morton hosts carnival rides, special displays, great food, and a parade with over 100 entries....

Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
Come enjoy everything pumpkin at the Pumpkin Capital World - the 51st Annual Pumpkin Festival! This great celebration held in downtown Morton hosts carnival rides, special displays, great food (pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING!), and a parade with over 100 entries. ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 See Website for more details
IESA Golf State Finals will take place at Kellogg Golf Course on September 15 - 16th. ...

Sep 16, 2017 7-11PM
Bubblegum Jack is back at the vineyard. If you know Bubblegum Jack, no further explanation of how terrific this concert will be is necessary. If you haven't seen them, this is a chance to become a fan. The guys are here to share their talents and amazing stage show. We hope ...

Sep 16, 2017 TBA
Try some of the tastiest meals on wheels in Central Illinois! Sample delicious dishes from some of the region's greatest Food Trucks! Live music will fill the square and Pour Brothers Tap House will keep your glass full with one of their many craft brews!...

Sep 16, 2017 8:30am-1:30pm
Proctor Center is partnering with Girl Trek to encourage women and girls to live their healthiest lives by walking daily. An informational health fair will follow the stroll....

Sep 16, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Car Cruise ...

Sep 16, 2017 10 am - 4 pm
Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with fine art, delicious home baked items, live music, wine tasting, fresh-picked local produce, area food trucks, and more. The Princeton Arts Academy will be providing hands-on activities for children. Ann Crosby wi...

Sep 16, 2017 1:30 PM
Discover the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years. Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray, and more. What will you see in Haunted Peoria? Only your imagination knows. ...

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
From the Oscar-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero....

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
The German American Central Society and the Peoria Park District are sponsoring their 22nd Annual Peoria Oktoberfest on September 15th, 16th, and 17th, to promote German culture and heritage of Central Illinois! Admission: Friday $10.00; Saturday $7.00 until 5 pm, 10.0...

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Three day German Festival on the Peoria Riverfront. Featuring at least one band from Europe. Entertainment on 2 stages. German Heritage Tent. 5K run/walk on Sunday starting at 12:30 pm....

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 11am-2pm both days
Come to the Zoo dressed in your royal outfit or your buccaneer best and explore the world of princesses and pirates with a ZOO twist!...

Sep 17, 2017 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
Walk to create a world free of MS. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, eve...

Sep 17, 2017 12:30-4:30pm
Celebrate the Jewish community in Peoria and learn about the holiday Rosh Hashanah. Try some delicious challah bread, make a tzedakah (charity) box, join in story time and more! Each month, Celebrate Peoria highlights, explores, and celebrates the many cultures that make up ...

Sep 17, 2017 10:30am - 3pm
Join us for the 6th Annual Das Bier Run on Sunday, September 16th.! This is a fun 5k with a costume contest that begins at the Gateway Building in on the Peoria riverfront and ends at Oktoberfest. This event is co-sponsored by the Peoria Jaycees, the Peoria German- Ameri...

Sep 17, 2017 3pm & 6pm
Sunday September 17 2017 Grammy Nominated Jazz Saxophonist & Flautist NAJEE Two Big Shows Early Show 3:00pm Late Show 6:00pm George Washington Carver Community Center 710 W 3rd Avenue Peoria IL 61605 SmoothPeoria.com 3098392487 http://www.thecarvercenter.com/ ...

Aug 23, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 The hours for the gallery are Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-12pm.
This exhibit runs from August 23rd through September 22nd in the ICC Gallery 336B, which is located in the Academic Building. The hours for the gallery are Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-12pm. This event is free....

Aug 23, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 Mon-Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri 9:30am-12pm
This exhibit runs from August 23rd through September 22nd in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery. The hours for the gallery are Mon-Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm and Fri 9:30am-12pm. This event is free....

May 27, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 7:30AM-11:30AM
Canton Main Street’s Farmer’s Market, in collaboration with Spoon River College, will be back in Jones Park in downtown Canton this summer. The market will begin May 27, and take place each Saturday through September 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Local growers will sel...

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Saturdays - 8 am - 12 pm
Come and enjoy a taste of Mexican culture every Saturday morning! There will be Mexican food, Latin music, and a diversity of vendors offering products from Mexico and more. We are always looking for vendors with unique and creative products and services. Come check us out!...

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 June 3, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The life and legacy of Joe Hill exhibit will open on Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. at the Steeple Building Museum in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Joe Hill was an early 20th century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist and songwriter, who coined the phrase "pie in the sky." This...

Jun 2, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 11 am Fridays & 11 am & 1:30pm on Saturdays
Peoria Historical Society's 22nd season of tours begins June 2. Take a ride through Peoria's past with our certified guides. Check out our new tour - Monuments & Landmarks - featuring sculpture and architecture not seen on other tours. Tours depart Fridays at 11 am & Saturda...

Sep 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Challenge yourself with a corn maze or take a ride through the orchard to pick your own apples and pumpkins....

Jun 23, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County on Fourth Fridays on the Tazewell Art Loop. It's supported by the Morton and Pekin Area Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! On the Fourth Friday of each month between May and November you’re invited to have fun ...

May 26, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County through Fourth Fridays – the Tazewell Art Loop sponsored by the Morton and Pekin Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! Between May and November the community is invited to enjoy fun, shop local experiences in Mort...

Jul 28, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County on Fourth Fridays on the Tazewell Art Loop. It's supported by the Morton and Pekin Area Chambers of Commerce and the Tremont and Delavan communities! On the Fourth Friday of each month between May and November you’re invited to have fun ...

Nov 2, 2016 - Dec 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
1 Million Cups, a program created by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Our All-America City location is the 18th nationwide - to host the weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and conversa...

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