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The Apollo Fine Arts & Entertainment Center original theatre opened in 1914 on Main Street within the site of the Crescent Theater, which burned down a couple years earlier. The Apollo was designed by noted Joliet architect Frederic J. Klein, who is best known for the spectacular Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois. The Apollo, inside the larger Lawyers Building, could accommodate over 800 in its auditorium, and was decorated in Art Nouveau style, including plaster cornucopias on its sidewalls. The Apollo originally had a pipe organ and canaries within its lobby.

Closed in 1958, the Apollo was briefly used for office space, and in 1960, a portion of the rear of the building was torn down when an adjacent parking lot was enlarged. In 1988, by then practically in ruins, the Apollo was purchased and lovingly restored to its original appearance. Since 2001, it has housed the Apollo International Film Group, which screens foreign, classic and independent movies in an early 20th century setting. For more information on scheduled events, call 309-673-4343 or click HERE.

 

 

The Corn Stock Theatre is located in an area off Park Road in upper Bradley Park. The theartre comprises of a large pit with a concrete base as a stage. Covering the entire area is a tent, with permanent structures surrounding the facility. Corn Stock Theatre has been in production since the summer of 1954. Their winter facility, the Corn Stock Theatre Center, is used for their Lab Theatre Season, Corn Stock for Kids productions as well as a rehearsal and dance class facility. For more information or schedule of shows, click HERE.

 

 

Eastlight Theatre is a nonprofit regional community theater only five minutes from the Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino. The air conditioned theater seats over 1,000 and features the best Midwest and Chicago professional entertainers. The purpose of Eastlight Theatre is to provide and promote the dramatic arts by delivering performances of the highest theatrical quality; to provide a forum for the performance of new plays and musicals; to contract with "outside" professionals to improve the quality of selected performances; and to initiate an educational program to help develop the artistic and dramatic talents of the tri-county area youth and adults. The theatre is located on Washington Street in the East Peoria Community High School Auditorium. For more information, call 699-7469 or click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Par-a-dice Hotel and Casino features high-stakes casino action, big six, craps, blackjack, roulette, multi-action blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, mini-baccarat, video poker and over 1,100 slots. The casino is located in East Peoria and is open from 9 am – 6 pm with free admission. The hotel portion of the Par-a-dice features 202 rooms and suites and is the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway or business meeting. Voted one of the Midwest’s finest hotels, all rooms include upscale amenities. The hotel is steps away from the casino and free shuttle service is available rain or shine. Guest can also choose from an array of exquisite dining experiences. The Par-a-dice is home to Nelson’s Deli, the Par-a-dice Buffet, Bourbon’s, and Boyd’s Steakhouse. For more information or to book your next vacation or event, call 309-699-7711 or click HERE.


 

The Peoria Civic Center is located in downtown Peoria and hosts over 375 events per year, drawing in more than 900,000 visitors annually. Recently, the Peoria Civic Center completed a $55 million expansion and upgrade, which now features an Arena, Exhibit Hall, Theater, and Meeting Room space. For more information on upcoming events, call 309-673-8900 or click HERE.

 

 

Peoria Players Theatre originated in 1919, with a one-act play entitled “The Maker of Dreams,” and has been in production ever since. The theatre has remained opened despite a depression, a freeway, and many other financial obstacles. It is Peoria’s first community theatre and is the oldest continuously running community theatre in Illinois, and is the fourth oldest in the nation. For more information on upcoming shows at the University Street location, call 309-688-4473 or click HERE.

 

 

The Peoria RiverFront is one of Illinois' oldest and most exciting regions, alive with adventure and fun for all. Shop, eat, and enjoy the arts and entertainment in a friendly, vibrant urban environment. The Peoria RiverFront is always active, moving and full of life. Enjoy arts, live music, ethnic festivals, boating, paddlewheel excursions, sports, fireworks and more. For a more detailed list of events, dining, and shops, click HERE.

 

 



The Spirit of Peoria is a turn-of-the-century paddle wheeler available for sight-seeing, theme cruises, private charters, and overnight excursions to Starved Rock State Park and Pere Marquette State Park. The Spirit of Peoria was built in Paducah, Kentucky in 1988 by Walker Boat Yard. It is solely propelled by its stern driven paddle wheel. The wheel, composed only of fiberglass and wood, has 68 bucket boards and is 22 feet in diameter. The paddle wheel is powered by two Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines that turn 350kw generator sets. This process of propulsion mimics how a diesel locomotive train is propelled. The captain steers this “floating wedding cake” with a 7 foot maple wheel located in the pilot house. Many of the Spirit of Peoria's decorative fixtures, including the captain's bell and a brass tube that serves as a telegraph from the pilot house to the captain's quarters, were purchased at auctions from much older steamboats.

The Spirit of Peoria also offers the Midwest's most unique setting for meetings and weddings. Not only is the interior elegant, but the scenic river cruise provides entertainment appropriate for almost any function. Christmas parties, weddings, reunions, fraternity/sorority formals, and business meetings are just a few of the functions hosted aboard the Spirit of Peoria. Both decks are equipped with dance floors, restrooms, microphones, wet bars, and a remarkable view of the river. Several times a year, the Spirit also is the host of many themed boat rides. For more information or to book your next event, click HERE.

 
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Events Calendar


Feb 17

- Laser Light Night
- League of Women Voters Forum
- SMD & The Underground at Red Barn
- Starting a Business in Illinois
- Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale
- Curious Savage
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Jeff Richards
- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Rivermen

Feb 18

- Bockwurst Dinner
- Celebrate Peoria: Black History Month
- Central Illinois Jazz Society
- Engineering Day 2018
- Musical Discovery
- Peoria Rivermen
- Peoria Train Fair
- Curious Savage
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Feb 19

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Feb 20

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Feb 21

- Business Loans SCORE Workshop
- Washington Day Banquet
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Nunsense

Feb 22

- Woodlands Management
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Nunsense
- Tom Arnold

Feb 23

- Peoria Rivermen
- Sarah & The Underground @Tannins & Hops
- And Then They Came for Me
- Celebrate Recovery
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nunsense
- Official Spring Home Show
- Tom Arnold

Feb 24

- Bradley Braves Basketball
- Cabin Fever with Jammsammich
- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Nunsense
- Official Spring Home Show
- Tom Arnold

Feb 25

- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Official Spring Home Show

Feb 26

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Feb 27

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Feb 28

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 1

- Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Mar 2

- Get the Led Out
- Peoria Rivermen
- And Then They Came for Me
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Deadly Vows
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- RV Show
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 3

- Laurie Berkner Live
- Peoria Rivermen
- And Then They Came for Me
- Dead Man's Cell Phone
- Deadly Vows
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- RV Show
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 4

- Musical Thrones
- Peoria Rivermen
- Quarter Auction
- And Then They Came for Me
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- RV Show
- Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival

Mar 5

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 6

- Celebrate Recovery
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Mar 7

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Mar 8

- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- March Madness Experience

Mar 9

- Aletheia School Open House
- Maggie Bertram Foundation Irish Fest
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Celebrate Recovery
- Frolic with the Fairies
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience

Mar 10

- Aletheia School Open House
- American Classics
- Blarney Blitz 5K
- Blue Bayou
- Peoria Academy Gala
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Frolic with the Fairies
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience

Mar 11

- Bonnie & Clyde
- Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Mar 12

- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 13

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Mar 15

- Bonnie & Clyde
- March Madness Experience

Mar 16

- Bonnie & Clyde
- Celebrate Recovery
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Mar 17

- Scarlet: Ballet-Film Hybrid
- The Irish Setter Wake
- Bonnie & Clyde
- IHSA Boys Basketball
- Kid's Night Out
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- March Madness Experience




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