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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.

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

Do Giraffes Sleep Standing Up?

August 30, 2014 - 09:00AM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Have you ever wondered… “How much do rhinos eat in a day?” or “Where do giraffes sleep?” All this and more will be answered during the Peoria Zoo’s Behind the Scenes tours scheduled for August 30 and September 27 at 9:00 am.  The hour long tours will take you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see.  You can learn more about the animals and how we care for them. Cost of the tour is $22 per person and includes Zoo admission.

For questions or to register, call the Peoria Zoo Education office at (309) 681-3559 or check our website at www.peoriazoo.org.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 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.

Historic Trolley Tours

August 30, 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

Zoo Run Run

August 30, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3500
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Join the stamped for this fun and healthy way to support Peoria Zoo! Participate in our 5K Grand Prix Race or the 1/4 Youth Run. Participants recieve a Zoo Run Run T-Shirt, post-race entertainment and food as well as admission into the Zoo! Medals and prizes are awarded during the after party!

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

August 30, 2014 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Budweiser Illinois Blues Fest

August 30, 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 30, 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

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 30, 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!

Concert in the Vineyard-Sister Groove & the CTJam

August 30, 2014 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
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Sister Groove and the Cross Town Jam are one of the funnest bands around their mix of classic rock, disco, Motown and just great sounds that get everyone dancing. Find them on the web at www.sistergroove.com. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 per person fee. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers and chocolates for sale.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

August 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.

WeaverRidge Sunday Brunch

August 31, 2014 - 10:00AM to 02:00PM
WeaverRidge Golf Club
5100 N Weaverridge Blvd
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-3344
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WeaverRidge Golf Club is open to the public. The Brunch features: Champagne, Mimosas, Made to order Omelettes, Belgian Waffles, Carving Station, full array of Breakfast items, Salad Bar, Lunch Entrees, Seafood Display, and a assortment of mouth watering Desserts. Served 10:00am-2:00pm. For reservations call 309-691-3344 x 3

Mustangs at Wheel O' Time Museum

August 31, 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

Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival

August 31, 2014 - 12:00PM to 06:00PM
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-359-9463
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The Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet” wet in the wine. Wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake throughout the day as MC's and playin "stompin rock" for everyone to enjoy. Yes- is the answer for anyone who wants to come in costume dressed as a LUCY look-a- like all are welcome to dress up and have fun, no charge to enter Lucy contest. The Lucy Look-a-Like contest will be held at 3:30pm the first prize is $50.

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

August 31, 2014 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Is There Life After Fifty?

August 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!

Dope and (Hed) P.E.

August 31, 2014 - Doors Open at 6pm. Must Be 18+ to enter.
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment
8102 N University Street
Peoria,
309.839.1220
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With Beyond Threshold, Lydia Can't Breathe, Left4dead, and Betrayal From Within

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

September 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.

Labor Day Picnic

September 1, 2014 - 12:00PM
Peoria RiverFront District
401 SW Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-671-5555
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PACE proudly presents the 2014 Labor Day Picnic. After the Labor Day Parade, food and live entertainment will be provided for the whole family at Festival Park. For more information, please visit the PACE website athttp://www.peoriaevents.com/.

Adult Men's Soccer League

September 1, 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.
 

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