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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 19, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Art at the Bodega is ON LOCATION at the beautiful Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery to paint these super cool wine glasses. You won’t want to miss wine tasting and Art. We will show you all the fun details of how to complete this amazingly easy art project. These are...

Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and...

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 21, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Joe Stamm Band (JSB) is a high energy country/rock group rooted in the black dirt of the American Midwest. Born & raised in the fields and fence rows of Central Illinois. JSB released an EP, “Feel Like Me”, in August of 2016 & follow-up single “Crow Creek” in June, 2...

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!...

Sep 25, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHat could be better than a fall night at Mackinaw Valley Winery where you share a glass of wine with your CI NAWBO friends and enjoy painting your own wine glasses?...

Oct 25, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive, sold-out “All-American Road Show” through 2019 with newly confirmed performances this summer and fall. The newly confirmed shows follow yet another monumental year for Stapleton, who is nominated in three categories at the 61st...

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,...

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
The Taste of Canton will offer a variety of food samples from local eateries, specialty drinks, and feature live entertainment. Bring the family out to enjoy their kid's activity area! ...

Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come spend an afternoon with us learning about Native American culture, under a canopy of tall oak trees. Gather around a Native American drum and listen to the music and songs preformed by the drummers and singers dressed in regalia. Feast on a meal of roasted hog and t...

Sep 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Running With The Dogs is a local fundraiser where participants are encouraged to run 5k or walk 3k with (or without) their dogs raising money for Paws Giving Independence. Not a runner? Be sure to stop by the event with your pup to visit with our vendors, participate in ...

Sep 28, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Coco Loco band specializes in “Tropical Rock and Roll for Your Soul” . With lots of musical talent and variety to spare they will fill your evening with fun and music by your favorites-Jimmy.Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Santana, Zac Brown and other tropically inspired artist...

Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Group rides in the newly restored 1931 Ahrens-Fox. 6-8 people per group, 2–3 groups per hour. Schedule your group during your visit at the museum. Bring your camera and we will take your picture! ...

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY: 5-8 | SATURDAY: 10-5 | SUNDAY: 10-4 It's our 57th anniversary for bringing original art to central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration! As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationall...

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
It's our 57th anniversary for bringing original art to Central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration! As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized. Friday: 5 pm - 8pm Saturday: 10 ...

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Get ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice where Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars perform high-speed stunts and race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Be amazed and join Ariel as she dives into the underwater ...

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
You don’t have to say “Jordbruksdagarna” to know what it means: food, music, dancing, games, crafts, and much more at Bishop Hill. The annual, town-wide, fall festival takes place Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019. As always, there will be a variety of ...

Sep 30, 2019 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Get excited for the first ever “Live! on Main” comedy show! To start off Homecoming this year, we are having our biggest comedy show of the year! Youtube star Matt Bellassai will be performing in the Renaissance Coliseum on September 30th at 8pm! Matt is known for his hit w...

Oct 1, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The music of Dream Theater relies on the interplay and brotherhood of the musicians as much as it does on the harmony of the instruments. In fact, the chemistry the band unlocked upon forming in 1985 remains central to the music they create today. In addition to releasing...

Oct 2, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER- Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales...

Oct 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The 4th annual “Farm to Table Peoria” fundraising event is being held Thursday, October 3rd, at Junction City. Proceeds will benefit OSF HealthCare Foundation, to support the proposed new OSF comprehensive cancer initiative. Hosted by Laura and Allen Cullinan, Farm to Tab...

Oct 4, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene selling more than 350,000 copies combined of their popular albums; embarking on major global tours; amassing more than 100 million career audio streams and over 291 million YouTube views; and be...

Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Bradley welcomes hundreds of alumni back to their West Bluff campus for a week filled with events, including a home soccer game at Shea Stadium....

Oct 5, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom, The King of Queens. ...

Oct 5, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
After launching his USAA sponsored “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” in May, multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young has already played to capacity crowds over the first 12 shows of his headlining tour. And the massive momentum continues as he announces another nineteen sho...

Oct 8, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The group spent two years supporting their biggest album yet 2014’s Black Widow. Upon release, it seized their highest position to date on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #8. Simultaneously, it clinched #3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and spawned a series of hits such as “...

Oct 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Marin R Sullivan, a Chicago-based art historian and curator, will discuss the career and artwork of Harry Bertoia, one of the most prolific, materially innovative artists in the United States during the postwar period. Perhaps most well-known for his iconic chairs and use of...

Oct 10, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
As part of their 25th anniversary, 95.5 GLO presents American rock band HEART in the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm. This is part of the group’s Love Alive Tour. British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas will be the opener for the show....

Oct 10, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Grammy Award winning SWITCHFOOT plays the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm. With a career spanning over 20 years, 11 albums, a film and millions of tickets sold, the Grammy Award winning band, SWITCHFOOT is embarking on one of their most ambit...

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley all found themselves at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, and proceeded to record a legendary jam album. A Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet recounts that single night with ...

Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Take a step back in time and join us at this years Springdale Cemetery Tours! Learn the unique stories of Peorians from the Past! This a short walking tour where you will encounter five different actors who will be telling the story of someone who is from Peoria's rich past!...

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Celebrate art, history and culture at the Spoon River Drive - the fist two weekends of each October! Travel up and down the river and stop in each community to shop, eat and learn about what makes each one unique. ...

Oct 13, 2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy music, a blacksmithing demonstration, antique fire trucks, ambulance tours, model steam engines, plus interactive exhibits in the museum! ...

Oct 13, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Heart of Illinois Chorus presents barbershop style a capella style music celebrating our veterans and country....

Oct 13, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard from 1pm to 3pm. Art class taught by an Artist from Merlot and a Masterpiece. The vineyard is open 12-5pm that day and painting class starts at 1pm. Three complimentary wine tastings are included, we will have cheese and cracke...

Oct 15, 2019 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
The Big Table is a day of regional community building through conversations designed to strengthen and connect communities. Through open, thoughtful conversations that focus on how we can strengthen our region, we will spark new relationships and new ways for working togethe...

Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back with a brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure. The latest rendition of Peppa Pig Live!, one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history, will visit cities coast to coast in the United States including...

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight,...

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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