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Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
RENT is including a Peoria stop on their 20th anniversary tour on April 25th and 26th. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues...

Apr 26, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and makers of all kinds will celebrate every interpretation of the arts through locally-made goods, creative activities, artisan markets, visual art displays, specialty food and drink items, music, and more. There will be something...

Apr 26, 2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The four Sister Cities groups of Peoria invite you to join us at the Itoo Hall on Friday, April 26, 2019, for our third annual Peoria Sister Cities International Night. Entry fee is $5 per person (payable at the door). $1 food tickets can be purchased at the door and used...

Apr 26, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for an exclusive ladies brunch at the Mt. Hawley Country Club. Enjoy a plated lunch created by Executive Chef Bower, our signature "Brunch Punch," classic baby shower games and a chance of winning unique raffle prizes all to benefit the Crittenton Centers’ Programs. ...

Apr 27, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The PSO’s 121st season closes on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 pm, at the Peoria Civic Center Theater with GREAT CITIES: NEW YORK. From the romantic sounds of Barber and MacDowell to Bernstein’s rhythmic Symphonic Dances from West Side Story to the “lullaby” of Broadway, th...

Apr 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern rock group lead by front man, Zac Brown. Throughout their decade-long career, Zac Brown Band has had five consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and four consecutive albums debut at #1 on Bi...

Apr 27, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
What: Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser for St. Jude (rain or shine) When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 (8 a.m. – noon) Where: Oak Ridge Sportsman Club, 1301 County Rd 2900 E, Mackinaw, IL Program: • Check-In/Registration at 8:00 a.m. • Shooting begins at 9:00 a.m....

Apr 27, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dividing Perennials: As the growing season gets started, we’ll demonstrate how to divide a variety of perennials, including hostas, daylilies and grasses. Most perennials are hardy and easily divided, and spring is generally the best time to divide. We’ll also discuss some o...

Apr 27, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
A literacy celebration event where each children's book donated receives a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of a selection of great prizes! Donated books will benefit the kids of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) who are going through the difficult court proces...

Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Spring Work Day 2019 is here! It's time to get the 66th Summer Season under way, and we are looking forward to your help. Spring Work Day is April 27 & 28, beginning at 9:00 am both days. All hands on deck to help with getting the Tent and Theatre Center spruced up and...

Apr 28, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bridgeway Community Church Presents: Adult Prom/Masquerade Ball Fundraiser Sunday, April 28th 2019 Event Starts at 6:30-9 Doors open at 6:00 Pekin Avanti’s Dome Cost: $70.00 couple Registration starts 2/11/2019 @ bwcc.tv Space is limited… Event is a fundraiser fo...

Apr 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The weather is getting warmer and, for Special Olympics Illinois athletes everywhere, that means soon it will be time for Spring Games! Special Olympics Illinois hosts local Spring Games throughout the state, with almost 10,000 athletes competing over a 3-week span....

May 3, 2019 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a fun day on the golf course at the Chamber Annual Golf Outing! Registration is $110 per golfer and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, games on the course, a cart and dinner. A $35 dinner-only option is also available for non golfers. Check-in begins at 10:30 am;...

May 1, 2019 - May 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
An event for all Hayloft shops including the gift, gourmet, dress, and antique shops....

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join Peoria Area Civic Chorale and special guest Dimitri German, for a “little night music” May 3rd and 4th at 7:30 p.m. a Five Points Washington. Enjoy songs such as “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair, “Tonight” from West Side Story, “I Could Have Danced All N...

May 4, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Creative Gardening with Mini Hostas: Miniature plants are easily lost within a garden, even when they are placed front and center. Come explore creative and fun ways to incorporate these cuties into your landscape. David Hornbaker will be sharing some of his favorite minis a...

May 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us at Wands for St Jude for an afternoon of magical fun for the entire family! Registration is $20 and includes 4 classes of your choice. Registration by April 13th will guarantee you supplies in all of your chosen classes. Same-day registration will also be avail...

May 4, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A plaque dedication ceremony will be held to honor RG LeTourneau who created the LeTourneau steel house. The renovation and placement of the steel house is cooperative project involving the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation, the Peoria Historical Society and Wheels O’ Ti...

May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Route 66 Watch & Clock Club is sponsoring a Central Illinois Watch & Clock Show and Sale on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Midwest Food Bank building located in Morton Illinois. The Event is free, and open to the public. The Watch & Clock Show and Sale provides a great o...

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Two full days of educational displays, including authentic camp sites, battle reenactments and opportunities to see up close the equipment and conditions experienced by soldiers during the Civil War. There will also be a "candy-cannon" and scavenger hunt....

May 6, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Spring Container: May has arrived and it’s time to pot up a beautiful container for your porch or patio. We will assemble some recipes of colorful combinations for you to choose from, taking the guesswork out of deciding which plants work well together. We’ll supply a 12 inc...

May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids’ Containers for Mother’s Day: Here’s a chance for the kids to come get their hands dirty and create something pretty for Mom, for Mother’s Day. We will have a good selection of inexpensive containers to choose from, or they can bring their own. We’ll assist, as needed, ...

May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rock Painting for all ages. The rock painting/hiding craze is a simple act of kindness that’s making a big impact in communities across the country, brightening the days of strangers one rock at a time. Join our own rock painting guru, Dawn, to paint a rock or two to keep ...

May 11, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/2152837634969780/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/peoriaheightsfineart/ Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair Presented By Peoria Heights Fine Arts Committee Free Admission Juried Fine Artists in white tents lining Prospect R...

May 3, 2019 - May 12, 2019 7:30 pm-May 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11; 2:00 pm-May 5 & 12
A 9-time Tony Award-winner, A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, each dancer is asked to speak about themselves. Through this revelation, audiences ge...

May 8, 2019 - May 12, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cirque du Soleil like you have never seen before!...

May 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Prime rib, honey-baked ham, chicken, shrimp, omelets, waffles, pastries, assorted salads, vegetables, and our lavish dessert table featuring a chocolate dipping fountain!...

May 15, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Following the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at large prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, DEREK HOUGH returns with a monumental experience for 2019 – DEREK HOUGH: LIVE! T...

May 17, 2019 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Watch the Chiefs take on the Quad City River Bandits. The first 1,000 fans (13 and Up) will be recieve a bobblehead of Nolan Gorman!...

May 18, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Terrarium “Make & Take” Workshop: Terrariums are a popular way to add a little green to an indoor space. We will outline the basics of design, planting and care, and assist participants in building their own glass terrarium to take home or give as a gift. We have various si...

May 18, 2019 5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
63rd National Saengerfest Concert, North American Singers Association hosted by the German-American Central Society, Peoria, Illinois ...

May 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The train will take passengers along the scenic river route between Chillicothe and Henry in five vintage passenger cars. Chillicothe will host food, entertainment in city park, and free tours of the historic Rock Island Depot Museum. Round Trip Departures 9 am /10:30 am /...

May 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kick-off the summer arts season! Featuring nine new sculptures, "Meet & Learn" with national artists, live music, food, and DIY art activities for the whole family from 9am-noon....

May 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us as local wing restaurants show how they have the best wings in town at the 4th Annual Peoria WingFest! It’s Sunday, May 19th and a percentage of the proceeds will go to EP!C. This event will attract wing lovers from far and wide to enjoy a day of celebrating chicken...

May 19, 2019 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Bradley at the end of each academic year. This spring, proud family and friends will join them for a ceremony at the Peoria Civic Center! ...

May 20, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Arboretum Walk: The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acres for over 40 years. Join Rich and Dave for an evening stroll around the grounds while they point out and discuss some of the highlights. Several varieties of Beech trees will be featured, alo...

May 24, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and makers of all kinds will celebrate every interpretation of the arts through locally-made goods, creative activities, artisan markets, visual art displays, specialty food and drink items, music and more. There will be something fo...

May 25, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Miniature Garden “Make & Take” Workshop: This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and assist you along the way. You simply ...

May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Summer Camp Music Festival's first event in 2001 brought about 1,000 patrons to enjoy over 15 bands on two stages during the 2-day event at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Since, Summer Camp has transformed the grounds annually, welcoming in more fans, fun and way mo...

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
May 25 & 26, Saturday 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday Noon to 6 pm HELD RAIN OR SHINE IN THE PAVILION This year’s festival this year will feature over 50 wines and 60+ Craft beers for tasting and purchase from around the world. The Lions Club will be providing food concessions...

May 3, 2019 - May 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
We are looking to highlight our artist members and their unique individual styles. All mediums will be accepted in a 12 x 12 format. We encourage you to submit artworks that best represent you! This show is open to all Peoria Art Guild Members working in all mediums inclu...

May 19, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the Stag Tap’s Beer Garden on Main Street in downtown Historic Havana. Live music is scheduled for every Sunday afternoon May 19th – September 8th, 2019! Visit their Facebook page for lineup and details....

May 25, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
One of the wonderful things about West Central Illinois is that you can take home a bounty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey and jams....

May 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Welcome to WO'TM where you will find a wide representation of the life in central IL from antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes to tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun....

May 18, 2019 - Nov 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farmers' and artists' market featuring locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses and baked goods. The market highlights the best central Illinois has to offer including breads, coffee, pottery, jewelry, popcorn, dog treats, fresh flowers, made-to-order omelets and so much ...

Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
NEW for 2019, join us for a dollar day for your town! Pay just $1 per person to unplug and explore the outdoors with Wildlife Prairie Park! ID is required with the town that is featured during that day to take advantage of $1 admission. No exceptions will be granted. Please ...

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