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The 2019 Peoria Area's Firework Celebrations

Did you know that the Peoria Area is home to one of the largest 4th of July firework displays in the country and the largest in the state of Illinois, UnityPoint Health Red, White, & BOOM! But there are also other amazing firework displays all over the Peoria Area, from downtown Peoria all the way to the American Legion Hall in Henry, learn all about where you can get in on the action for the 2019 4th of July firework celebrations.

UnityPoint Health Red, White, & BOOM! - Peoria & East Peoria 

The largest 4th of July fireworks celebration in Illinois is back for the 33rd year on the Peoria and East Peoria Riverfronts! 

Wednesday, July 3rd

The party starts with 'Hairbanger's Ball' rolling us through the "Decade of Decadence" covering iconic bands from the 80's. 

  • Where: The CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing in downtown Peoria
  • When: Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets are $7 per person. Children 12 and under are free. 

Thursday, July 4th

The 4th of July event is open to everyone and is free of charge, although new this year is the Dunkin' of Central Illinois EZ Pass, offering a private, fenced-in viewing area of the fireworks! Tickets are $25 per person and include a meal with water, access to indoor bathrooms, a face painter, and entertainment. Soda, beer, and wine will be available for purchase from a separate vendor inside the EZ Pass area. 

  • The celebration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the Peoria Jaycees Firecracker 5000K Race
  • At 5 p.m., the Kid Zone (located in the parking lot south of the River Station on the Peoria side) and food vendors are open until 9 p.m. 
  • To get everyone hyped up before the fireworks start, Central Illinois' very own 'The Joe Stamm Band' will perform at Liberty & Water Street from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 
  • At 9:30 p.m. the most spectacular synchronized fireworks show starts! 
    • Listen to the exclusive soundtrack on 1470 and 100.3 WMBD, 93.3 The Drive, The New 104.9 The Wolf, Mix 106.9, G 102.3, Superhits WIRL, and 95.9 The Sports Nut.

Visit www.RedWhiteAndBoom.us for more info on the Peoria side and visit the City of East Peoria's website for information about the EP side!  

In the event of rain or wind which prohibits the fireworks from being launched on Thursday, the current rain-date will be the following day, Friday, July 5th. 

Friday, July 5th

The party continues through Friday with 'Too White Crew' performing tributes to the hip hop and party anthems of the 80's, 90's, & early 00's! 

  • Where: The CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing in downtown Peoria
  • When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: Tickets are $7 per person a head of time and $10 at the door. 

Dozer Park - Peoria 

With the Peoria Chiefs on the road, Dozer Park is hosting a double-bill concert on July 4 with fans invited to stay at the stadium for a fantastic view of Peoria's downtown Red, White & BOOM fireworks spectacular! 

Lainey Wilson kicks off the night at 6:30 p.m. as the opening act. A native of Baskin, Louisiana, Wilson was hailed by CMT as one of the "Next Women of Country" earlier in 2019. She has opened for Morgan Wallen's I Know Me Tour this year while also going in studio to record her first project for Broken Bow Records. Among the songs on her Lainey Wilson EP are "Workin' Overtime" and "Waste of a Good Whiskey".

Adam Doleac hits the stage at 7:45 p.m. as the headliner. A former baseball star who played in the 2009 College World Series with the University of Southern Mississippi, Doleac is currently heading up the country charts with his single "Famous". His 2014 single "I Put It On Ya" was chosen as an On the Horizon track by Sirius XM's The Highway. Doleac released a self-titled EP in 2017 after working with Darius Rucker and Kane Brown. 

Tickets for all ages will be $15 and tickets will be $20 at the gate on July 4. Fans can also purchase an individual buffet ticket for an additional $15. Party Deck tickets are $40, including a buffet and cash bar. Suite Rentals will be $360 for 12 tickets. The Chiefs inflatables and kid's area will be operational and FREE of charge for kids 12 and under. There will also be FREE face painting and balloon artists on the concourse. The stadium speakers will be switched over to 93.3 The Drive around 9:15 p.m. so fans can hear the music set to the fireworks at UnityPoint Health Red, White, & BOOM.

Glen Oak Park - Peoria

Join the Peoria Park District for all day family fun on July 3rd with $3 admission to Peoria Zoo and $3 Admission to Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., then stick around for the Peoria Municipal Band, face painting, balloon art, food trucks and a performance by 'JC and the Redemption'. The day’s events culminate with the Fireworks Spectacular! Reserved Premiere Seating is available.

  • Where: Glen Oak Park 
  • When: 12 p.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 per car load, $3 admission the Peoria Zoo, & $3 admission to the Peoria PlayHouse

 

Three Sister's Park - Chillicothe

If you don't want to make the trip to downtown Peoria on the 4th of July, stop by Three Sister's Park in Chillicothe for their spectacular fireworks celebrations! The gates open at 1 p.m. with bouncy games for kids, a food tent, ice cream, Webbs lemonade shake ups, Kirches kettle corn, and a beer tent. Donation barrels will be located at the entrance and throughout the crowd.

Directional arrows will be in place on the Route 29 at both the north and south gates. Parking will be first come, first served. After 8 p.m. only the front parking area will be open. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and the fireworks are set to go off at 9 p.m.! 

The rain date for Three Sister's Park fireworks is July 8.

 

Pekin Memorial Stadium - Pekin 

If you're in Tazewell County for the 4th of July and don't want to make the trip to the East Peoria Riverfront, make the short drive to the Pekin Memorial Stadium and enjoy a beautiful fireworks display there! The gates open at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display will begin at Dusk (around 9:15 p.m.). The concession stands will be open inside the stadium so that means no outside food, drinks, or coolers. For 2019 only - no one will be allowed to sit on the field or the track...the field is being re-leveled and re-seeded. Seating is available in the stands only.

Admission is $5 for Adults, Children ages 6-12 are a $1, and Children 5 & Under: FREE! 

The rain date for the Pekin Memorial Stadium is Friday, July 5. 

 

Havana Courthouse & Jr. High School- Havana

The place to be in Mason County for the 4th of July is in Havana! The Havana Courthouse is hosting an all-day 4th of July extravaganza starting with the Havana Firecracker 5k and ending with an amazing firework display behind the Havana Jr. High School! Below you will find the entire schedule of the day but visit Havana's 4th of July Celebration Facebook page for more info! 

  • 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 7th Annual Havana Firecracker 5k-The registration & starting line will be at the Havana Optimist Pool followed by a one-block Little Sparkler Run for children 8 and under.
  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Parade- "Sweet Land of Liberty"
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Bounce Houses
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Dunk Tank
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Vendors in the park
  • 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Food Vendors
  • 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mason County Arts- Wahlfeld Building corner of Plum & Market
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Little Miss & Master 
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fireman's Water fight- Orange Street @ Police & Fire Station
  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Country Music with Brandon Boston & Justin Knollenberg
  • 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. What Price Freedom Speech? / Flag Roll Call-American legion
  • 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Havana Slamarama -Proving Ground Pro Wrestlers
  • 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Mother Mercy & The Blue Beats (Classic Rock Band)
  • 9:15 p.m. Fireworks - Behind the Junior High School 

 

The American Legion's 99th Annual 4th of July Celebration - Henry

Henry is celebrating its 99th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the American Legion this year, so you know it will be amazing! Between a carnival, parade, and fireworks, what more could you want! Below you will find the entire schedule of the day. 

FUN on the RIDES at the CARNIVAL

  • 8:00 a.m. - Ecumenical Service at Stoner Park
  • 8:00 a.m. - Food at the Legion Hall by Scouts
  • 1:00 p.m. - Beer Garden at the Legion, Open to the Public

The Big Parade

  • 2:00 p.m. - Parade - "Happy Birthday American Legion" 
    • Illinois Chapter of WWII Submarine Veterans Memorial Service to be held immediately following parade at the Legion Post. 

The Main Event

Free Fireworks Display at Dusk! The gigantic display of Fireworks will be at Waterworks Park and shot over the Illinois River. 


For full information on events going on in the Central Illinois area be sure to check us out at www.peoria.org or consult our experience guide

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