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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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Peoria Heights offers unique events and scenic views that are sure to please. Whether you like art, music, parades, picnics, one-of-kind-dining or boutique shopping, Peoria Heights is the place to be.


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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 25, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Peoria Senior Band during your visit to the Wheels O’ Time Museum!...

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 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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 with the proceeds going for their charity. There will be Artisan cheese sampling and sales will be...

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 31, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Jun 1, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Michael Brown, winner of an Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and an Avery Fischer Career Grant, returns to our stage for Tchaikovsky's thrilling piano concerto. Romeo & Juliet Overture and the fourth symphony show the master at his romantic and triumphant best. T...

Jun 1, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ask the Arborists. When we have a tree question, we ask one of our local experts at Taylors Way, where they have 8 arborists on staff. Dennis Taylor, along with a couple other staff arborists, will be here to share some of the basics of tree care and answer any questions y...

May 29, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Good Neighbor Days is Washington's annual community festival. Five days of fun, community activities, live entertainment and fireworks!...

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
This festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and purchase excellent art pieces in painting/drawing, jewelry, clay/ceramic, photography, glass, sculpture, textiles and wood....

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Living history re-enactors dedicated to preserving and honoring the veterans of all countries who fought during World War 2. German hospital skits and swing dance lessons also scheduled. Public Hours : Open Saturday 10:00-4:00, Battles at 11:00 & 2:00. Open Sunday 10:00...

Jun 3, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
We are excited to introduce three opportunities this season to join us for an evening on the patio at our event center, The Barn. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings, and a complimentary beer or wine. Plan a date night, a girl’s night out, or come on your own. Plea...

Jun 6, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
You don't have to be an artist to join our painting party! We supply the professional artist to help you create your take-home masterpiece. $35 per person includes all the needed art supplies, wine tastings, and light appetizers. Reserve your spot on-line now...

Jun 6, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thirsty Thursday is back for the Summer! Join us Thursday, June 6th for live music, appetizers, and wine tastings. Reservations not required! ...

Jun 7, 2019 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harris is a five-time Grammy Award winner and has won 11 Dove Awards - three of which were for Male Vocalist of the Year, and a Stellar Award for Best Solo Performance. He has achieved nineteen #1 radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Proceeds from ticket sales will ...

May 31, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Join us in kicking off Corn Stock Theatre's 66th Summer Season! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire...

Jun 8, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hypertufa “Make & Take” Workshop: Peoria-area horticulturist, Ella Maxwell, will be here to help you create a rustic garden container for your patio, deck, or garden. We will have the materials on hand for you to make a small planter using a mixture of materials called hype...

Jun 8, 2019 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Jun 8, 2019 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
It's Starks vs. Lannisters! During the battle for the Iron Throne, there will be a jersey auction taking place. There's no better time to celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones. The first 1,000 fans (Age 13 & up) will get Jordan Hicks's bobblehead....

Jun 8, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This triathlon was created specifically for children, to foster a healthy lifestyle and sense of accomplishment. This triathlon is designed for kids who love to have fun – and they don’t need any previous experience to participate. 100% of proceeds will benefit MS research....

Jun 5, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Enjoy carnival rides, bags tournament, the Ms Chillicothe and Mr. Chillicothe pageants, a parade, beer tent, live entertainment and vendors. ...

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open House and Hosta Walk: Join us for our annual open house. The hostas will be looking great at that time. Refreshments will be served and drawings for prizes will be held each day. We will also have a selection of specially priced plants, including a good number of hostas...

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Kick off the summer in Tremont! From strawberry shortcakes, to pancakes and sausage on Saturday morning, to our famous grilled turkey, we have plenty of options to offer and we encourage you to try them all! ...

Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 7:30 pm-June 8; 2:00 pm-June 9
The finale of our 100 years is the Centennial Celebration Revue. This narrative and musical retrospective is a reflection of Peoria Players’ ten-decade history featuring Broadway show song and dance....

Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
The Illinois River Valley Artists will host their 1st studio tour and art walk on June 8th & 9th, 2019. It will feature local artists from the region as well as guest artists in an opportunity to visit studios as well as local downtown venues for art viewing and shopping....

Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the beginning of summer German-style the Sport Verein’s annual Sommerfest at Hickory Grove Park. This is a family friendly event. Free admission. Entertainment: Asbury Fox 3pm-6pm Soccer will be played on the main field. Bean Bags- Open German beer a...

Jun 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the beginning of summer German-style with the Sport Verein’s annual Sommerfest at Hickory Grove Park. This event features German food, soccer, a German car and bike cruise, arts and crafts, and entertainment. This is a family friendly event. The German Car and...

Jun 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Jun 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
This great event is for the whole family. Thousands of classic car enthusiasts and bike lovers come to the area to see restored cars, special vehicles and custom motorcycles. More than 350 cars and 100 bikes are on display each year. We feature food, music and free kids ac...

Jun 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Head to the Levee District in East Peoria to see the Central Illinois Cruisers show off their wheels! We're expecting 300+ cars, so this cruise-in is not one to miss! ...

Jun 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Central Illinois' premier running experience is more than a race - it's your community event. Attracting runners from around the world and around the block, the Steamboat Classic is an equal-opportunity athletic event, welcoming walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and ...

Jun 15, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Come on down for a boot scoot ‘n’ boogie evening at Shore Acres Clubhouse. Jim Hicks and Peggy Holmes are guaranteed to keep your feet moving throughout the night. All skill levels are welcome! Bring your favorite treat to share. Cost is $7 per person or families for $20....

Jun 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bring your favorite Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Cousins, and BFF to downtown Morton where you and your dolls can enjoy a day of shopping, activities, and lunch. Maps of the shops and activities will be available at the stores day of the event. Want more details? Head on o...

Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Taking place on the Riverfront in downtown Peoria, the annual Steamboat Days Festival combines a carnival, delicious food and drinks, great musical entertainment and more in a family-friendly atmosphere! ...

Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Join us for the concert series featuring Brett Young, Brett Eldredge and more!...

Jun 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Foster Pet Outreach is excited to present our first Pet Expo in Central Illinois. Family and dogs are welcome! We will have pet related vendors, demonstrations, raffles, rescue groups with adoptable dogs/cats, art installation and much more!! You don't want to miss this even...

Jun 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the Peoria Park District's 125th anniversary! The evening's events will include a "dinner tour" that travels through Glen Oak Park. More details to come!...

Jun 22, 2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us to celebrate the Peoria Park District's 125th anniversary! The celebration will include a progressive dinner through Glen Oak Park and a community concert! ...

Jun 22, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the Peoria Park District's 125th anniversary! The evening's events will include a dinner tour that travels through Glen Oak Park....

Jun 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Bishop Hill’s Midsommar Music Festival will return Saturday, June 22th with a strong line-up of musical performers. The free Main Stage performances in the village park gazebo will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. This year’s lineup includes Black Hawk Pipes and Drums, O...

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Shop for treasures, play in the Children’s Kingdom, taste the fine foods of the Renaissance, sip in Ye Olde Tavern, hear the sweet melodies of musicians and so much more! It will be fun for the whole family....

Jun 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
A group of talented kids showing the world that fundraising for St. Jude doesn't have to be left up to the adults. Come experience the show or be a participant! ...

Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Whether you want to improve your strokes, gain endurance or learn how to swim for the first time, we've go the right swim class for you! Ages 5+ will receive eight thirty-minute classes with one-on-one instruction aimed at meeting your individual goals....

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Who ever said murder can’t be funny? Sherlock Holmes comes alive in a comedy stage production never before offered in this area, based loosely on Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. This is a hilarious whodunit....

May 9, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Today people all over the world practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong to improve their well-being. Join us for these health beneficial classes with our instructor Donna Sturm. These classes are for beginners and are wheelchair friendly....

Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shore Acres Pool is an outdoor aquatic facility operated by the Chillicothe Park district. The facility includes two water slides, a diving well, a zero depth entry pool with play equipment, and a full-service concession stand. The Shore Acres Pool season runs from the end...

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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