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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.

 

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Aug 24, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy FREE Native American storytelling, music, crafts, & food, including frybread and Indian tacos. For more information call 309-231-7487...

Aug 24, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Duck Race is CFPA’S longest running fundraiser. Last year, we raised nearly $200,000 for survivors of abuse in our community and sold a record number of 30,000 ducks! All adopted ducks are assigned corresponding numbers to the adopter and race down a giant water slid...

Aug 24, 2019 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coordinated by Illinois CancerCare Foundation's Young Leaders Board, this event will celebrate its 8th year at Wildlife Prairie Park. This unique, nine-hole golf course is geared for all skill levels (non-golfers will fit right in). Throughout the course there are entertaini...

Aug 24, 2019 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is excited to announce the line-up for this year’s seventh annual Chautauqua, Saturday, August 24th, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. The theme this year is “An Encounter With Visionaries.” The reenactors will bring to life four characters ...

Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
An award-winning tribute show to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin. This show was hailed as the next best thing to seeing the original Rat Pack themselves. Pre-show dinner option is available. ...

Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Mystery Machine is a SHOW you won’t want to miss… WHY…you ask. Well, at a Mystery Machine show you will hear and sing along with some of best singers and musicians Central Illinois has to offer. Over 150 years of combined musical talent with music sets carefully selected...

Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Date: August 31, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm Jammsammichs 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 the eternally packed dance floor and to the ul...

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
You’ll love what we have planned for you! Outstanding music and dance. Celtic culture galore through Highland Games, exhibits and interactive sessions. Delicious food and drink. Legions of laughs and mounds of memories!...

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate all things Irish! Authentic Irish music, delicious food, beers and wine from the mother country and lots more! ...

Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5,400 students move in for the academic year during this weekend, bringing Bradley's West Bluff neighborhoods and Main Street businesses to life!...

Aug 25, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
THE GRETCHEN R. IBEN ARTS SERIES presents “An Afternoon of Jazz” with David Hoffman and the Westminster Trio, on Sunday, August 25, at 4 PM. We will open the 2019-2020 Arts Series with a concert from our own Jazz Band. David Hoffman will be here to lead the festivities with ...

Aug 29, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LAST ONE OF THE SEASON Now Is The Time To Come Out And Try The Odd, The Best and Even the Daring of Sodas. Over 50 Sodas Will Be Available For Tasting And Over 200 Kinds of Sodas To Buy From Inside The Store. Tickets For Sale At The Event Use Them For Soda's & 16 Fla...

Aug 29, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The event is held from 5-8pm. 60+ vendors line 2nd street, raffle prizes, scavenger hunt, games for kids, dunk tank, bakery items, fresh produce, food and entertainment. The Optimist Club and Chillicothe police are partnering to provide fingerprinting for children, toy badge...

Aug 30, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues - where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans - with his b...

Aug 30, 2019 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
It's all about the fans tonight! Come out and see what's in store. First 2,500 fans (Age 13 & up) will receive schedule magnets for the 2020 season at the gates...

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Inspired by an incredible true story and based on the hit Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Catch Me If You Can' is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. This delightfully entertaining show was created b...

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Festival goers will enjoy a world class lineup of artists from blues, roots, funk, soul and everything in between. Help us bring downtown to life as the event stretches off the waterfront into bars, venues and businesses through after hours events, late night club shows an...

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
The Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival, formerly known as The Illinois Blues Festival, has been a staple End of Summer event at Peoria’s beautiful riverfront festival park. Now in its 31st year, Festival goers will bask in the glow of the sun on the beautiful downtown pe...

Sep 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Come rain or shine to the Annual Grape Stomp, an event for those wishing to emulate Lucy and get their 'feet' wet in the wine. There will be wine tasting and food. ...

Sep 1, 2019 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 Mackinaw Lions Club and ...

Sep 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Come out this Labor Day to relax and hear great music by one of our favorites duos, Stewart’s Goose. Rich Geese and Matt Stewart bring their years of musical talent to our patio for your enjoyment. Matt formerly played guitar with Head East and Starcastle and now partners wi...

Sep 6, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are hosting their Third Annual Lip Sync Battle on August 9th at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 6-9pm. This event features Central Illinois celebrities who will “sing” their hearts out against other local...

Sep 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Our seventh annual Artisan Market! Join us in our beautiful country setting for a day filled with 30+ fine artists, August Hill wine, delicious home-baked items, Tangled Roots craft beer, live music, local lunch fare, ice cream, fresh-picked local produce, henna tattoo arti...

Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Join Hornbaker Gardens in their beautiful country setting for a day filled with 30 fine artists, live music, wine and craft beer with local lunch fare, tasty treats, and more. ...

Sep 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Route 66 Watch & Clock Club is sponsoring a free Central Illinois Watch & Clock Show and Sale on Saturday, September 7, 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 pro...

Sep 7, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
For the first time since 2017, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) will buck into Peoria, Illinois and the Peoria Civic Center for the one-day Peoria Classic on Saturday, September 7. For one night only, some of the best bull riders in t...

Sep 7, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Because of our walks, we are able to provide essential services free of charge to patients living with ALS in the Peoria area and their families, fund the research that will one day find the cure, and advocate on behalf of and empower those living with ALS. The Walk to Defea...

Sep 7, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Highway J is a band which strives for one thing: to play the music that they have poured their heart and soul into creating for as many people as they can…and have fun doing so. “Rock Band” is the title most often given to Highway J but the band strives earnestly to not be m...

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....

Sep 5, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Great family fun, always the weekend after Labor Day. Join us for a carnival, parade, Art in the Park, food, entertainment, kids area and more!...

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us in downtown Havana for the 46th annual Havana Oktoberfest September 6-8, 2019. We kick off the event on Friday evening at 6:00 pm with the biggest parade Havana hosts! Enjoy beer, food, crafts, carnival, games & contests, and of course the beer tent featuring live ...

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Stroll through our shops and peruse the works of 30 demonstrating artists on the lawns. ...

Sep 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join the Junior League of Peoria to kick off the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) week with a special brunch at Industry Brewing! All are welcome! Bring your family and friends! For full event details check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/events/20...

Sep 11, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us at the Hult Center for Healthy Living for a business happy hour! Connect with other professionals in the community, support the Junior League of Peoria's Little Black Dress Initiative and learn more about the Hult Center through a self-guided classroom tour. Admi...

Sep 11, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Magician of the Century Criss Angel performs his newest production, Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged, in the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm. Criss Angel is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era. From his ...

Aug 10, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Established in 2003, the Prairie Center of the Arts is celebrating its 16th year as an international artist residency program with the 2019 PCA Alumni Invitational Exhibition. The show will open to the public with a reception on Saturday, August 10 from 6-9pm and run through...

Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Throughout the week of September 9 – 13th, Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) participants are encouraged to wear the same black outfit for a whole week along with a button to draw others to ask about their outfit. This small gesture illustrates the lack of resources and o...

Sep 13, 2019 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This event is a noteworthy cause for everyone to participate in. Our organization is raising funds to provide scholarships for needy, underprivileged youth. The youth are our future. Please help us to celebrate with fun, food and music together. The AKA sorority supports edu...

Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Morton Pumpkin Festival is a pumpkin-themed event that takes place in mid-September in Morton, Illinois. Morton is home to Nestle/LIBBY'S Pumpkin: 85% of the world's pumpkin is processed here. In 1978, the Governor of Illinois signed a proclamation that Morton, Illinois...

Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Live music featuring: Chicago Farmer, New Orleans chaunteuse "Marygoround" & local songstress Erin Connolly. Performances by Springfield's very own "Severyn" dancing with fire.Trick dog extraordinaire, "The Famous MR. Cheeze" & his human babe "Ooops the Clown." Also,New ...

Sep 14, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The final Tailgate N' Tallboys festival of the year headlines Alabama and more!...

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
From Music Theatre International: Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winn...

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
In honor of the program 'coming of age' at 21 years old, we are delighted to offer this Rogers & Hammerstein classic musical at the TENT, directed by Peggy Hupp. R & H's Cinderella: The Enchanted version is a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein h...

Sep 19, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
WE WILL ROCK YOU is the first additional show of the Broadway 2019-2020 season with one show on September 19. With the Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the music of Queen is more popular than ever. WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, ...

Sep 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us on Thursday, September 19, from 6-8 p.m. for an ice cream social dinner and a preview of the auction items. Bidding will open for silent auction items and Bingo will also be played! Then be sure to come for the big event on Saturday, September 21, from 6:00-9:30 ...

Sep 21, 2019 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A fun event with Music by Aileeah Colgan, Free Carriage Rides, Food Trucks, Kids Activities, Stores open late....

Sep 21, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
95.5 GLO celebrates 25 years with Hairball at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, September 21 at 8 pm. Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won't soon forget. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming hordes of avid fans...to merely call it a con...

Sep 21, 2019 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us on Thursday, September 19, from 6-8 p.m. for an ice cream social dinner and a preview of the auction items. Bidding will open for silent auction items and Bingo will also be played! Then be sure to come for the big event on Saturday, September 21, from 6:00-9:30 ...

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Come and experience the magic world of the big tent where one leaves Peoria and enters Germany! Enjoy delicious food, the lively entertainment! A wide variety of refreshments—including German beers and wine. There are several children’s activities—especially the Lindenhof Pu...

Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
THE KING OF FESTS! Come celebrate German heritage and culture through food, drink, dance and FUN!...

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
We can't believe it's the end of the Summer season, and time to put away the costumes, set pieces, and props. Soon after the Tent will come down... but before all that can happen, we need your help! We have so much to look forward to, with the Winter Season and Corn St...

Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Come join us the third weekend in September for The Stark County Fall Festival Drive! You’ll enjoy scenic views, hearty food, unique shopping or fun old-fashioned family activities — all served up with a heaping helping of “fresh from the country” hospitality!...

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....

Aug 22, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Take your furry friend to one of our "Pup Stops" this summer and win tons of fabulous prizes. Just snap their picture and use the hashtag #FoxPupCrawl. A full list of stops can be found at www.TalesOfGus.com/Gus-Fox-Pup-Crawl, but include local favorites; Industry Brewing,...

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....

Jun 8, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This BHHA-created exhibit displays 19th century tools, textiles, and the Bishop Hill Colonists who used them. This exhibition will open on June 8 and will close on October 31, 2019....

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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