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Events Calendar


Mar 26

- I Believe
- Marchoberfest
- Michael Jr. Comedy Show
- Arthritis Walk KickOff
- Budding Artists
- Cubs vs. Cardinals The Rivalry
- Disney On Ice
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Jurassic Quest

Mar 27

- Budding Artists
- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 28

- Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame
- Budding Artists
- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 29

- Budding Artists
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mar 30

- Emerging Leaders
- Budding Artists
- Jackie Kashian
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mar 31

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Peoria Rivermen
- SMDuo at Oliver's Heights
- Theresa Caputo Live
- Celebrate Recovery
- HAAQG Annual Quilt Show
- Jackie Kashian
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Apr 1

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Kansas Leftoverture
- Pekin Business Showcases & Kids Experience
- Peoria Rivermen
- Polka Time Dinner Dance
- Senior Spelling Bee
- Tabletop Terrariums
- Why is Dieting So Hard?
- HAAQG Annual Quilt Show
- Jackie Kashian
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Trivia Game Night

Apr 2

- Black Stone Cherry
- Cardinals v. Cubs vs 2017 Peoria Chiefs Opening Day Party
- Peoria Rivermen
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Thirsty Thursday

Apr 3

- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 4

- America's Entry into WWI
- Riverdance
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Apr 5

- Rocktopia
- Art Show
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Apr 6

- Chase Rice
- Neighborhood House Food Fight
- Art Show
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Apr 7

- An Evening of J. S. Bach - Keyboard Concertos with Orchestra
- Blues for a Cause 2017
- Brantley Gilbert
- David Nail with Brooke Eden & Charlie Walker
- First Friday Jazz Night in The Broadway Lounge
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 8

- 2017 VIP Easter Egg Hunt
- CASA Human Foosball Tournament
- Eggs on the Prairie
- Flapjack Fundraiser
- Genealogy Day
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Quest Throwback Prom
- Rock n Roll Trivia Night
- St. Jude Rides Sporting Clays Event
- Art Show
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- The Sleeping Beauty

Apr 9

- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Central Illinois Auto Show
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Apr 10

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 11

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 12

- Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings
- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 13

- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Pekin Passion Play 2017

Apr 14

- Art Show
- Bob Zany
- Celebrate Recovery
- Easter Break Escape
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Pekin Passion Play 2017
- Prairieland Country Opry Show
- Suburbia

Apr 15

- Delavan Cruise In
- Finding Normal
- Art Show
- Bob Zany
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Suburbia

Apr 16

- Happy Easter!
- Pekin Passion Play 2017
- Jazz Vespers Services

Apr 17

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Easter Break Escape
- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 18

- Peoria Chiefs
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Suburbia

Apr 19

- Newcomers' Club of Greater Peoria Luncheon
- Peoria Chiefs
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Art Show
- Suburbia

Apr 20

- Vocal Jazz Ensemble
- Art Show
- Suburbia

Apr 21

- Carol Woods
- Jump, Jive & Swing
- 25th Annual International Beer Festival
- Art Show
- Breathe
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Suburbia

Apr 22

- Military Retiree Appreciation Day
- 25th Annual International Beer Festival
- Art Show
- Breathe
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Suburbia

Apr 23

- An Evening with David Sedaris
- Author Fair & Spring Open House
- Banjovi & Hawkins
- Orpheus Club Spring Concert
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Sporting Clay Shoot
- Suburbia

Apr 24

- 25th Annual Clean Water Celebration
- WWE LIVE
- Art Show
- Masterpiece Mondays

Apr 25

- Hard Bop Jazz Band
- Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery

Apr 26

- Art Show


 
Peoria Festivals

Peoria Festivals

The Annual Cherry Festival in Washington is a 4 day event to celebrate Washington and the surrounding communities. Attendance in the past has been approximately 40,000. Some of the annual highlights include: a Community Night and Dinner, Merchant’s Tent, amusement rides, fireworks, main stage entertainment with live bands and Cherry Oke, children’s events, pancake breakfast, family bike ride and much more. A few new events are in the works for 2009, including a Cherry Cooking Contest and a Disc Golf Tournament. The 5K Run & 1K Fun Walk is back for a second year. For more information, click HERE.

Dunlap Days is a two day event featuring several of the local vendors, artists, and entertainers. The event features local restaurants, businesses, flea market tables, entertainment, crafts, and fun for the entire family! For more information, click HERE.

1981 was the first Erin Feis event was held outdoors in Peoria. Entertainment on stage featured local bagpipers and the Barley's, a local Irish group. Several of the large tents served corned beef and cabbage along with some other great Irish foods, beverages, and merchandise vendors. The new Erin Feis T-shirts sold fast, and the money raised paid for the next Erin Feis and the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Due to great success from the first Erin Feis, the event was moved to the exhibit hall at Exposition Gardens for several years. Returning to entertain was The Barley's, a Chicago group Baal Tinne (who returned in 2005 and 2006), and the Brogue from Kilkenny, Ireland. The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance of Peoria made their first appearance along with the Peoria Celtic Bag Pipers (to be later known as the Celtic Cross Drum and Bagpipers). Booths containing historic Irish memorabilia and art along with several other vendors having merchandise for sale were a great success.

The Saint Patrick Society of Peoria partnered with the Peoria Park District in 1997, moving Erin Feis to the Peoria Riverfront as the Riverfront Park in downtown Peoria was completed. Erin Feis was then expanded to Saturday and Sunday. Then in 2002, Erin Feis expanded into a 3-day event. Over the years, the Erin Feis Committee has maintained many original traditions while still expanding them at the same time.

Erin Feis serves as a family event where friends meet and can get re-acquainted. Erin Feis celebrates our Irish culture with music, sports, arts, crafts, religious services, and with food and beverage. For more information and specific dates of the festival, click HERE.

The Annual East Peoria Festival of Lights kicks off with the Parade of Lights the Saturday night following Thanksgiving, and continues with nightly displays thru New Year's! Other events include the FOLEPI Open Golf Outing, the Festival of Lights Queen Pageant, the River Trail Classic, Historic Holiday Tradition, Festival of Lights Holiday Cruise, and many more. For more information on the festival’s attractions, click HERE.

Home of the Nestlé/Libby's pumpkin packing plant, over 80% of the world's canned pumpkin is processed here in Morton. In September 1978, then Governor James Thompson declared Morton, Illinois, "The Pumpkin Capital of the World." Morton celebrates the canning season every September with the Pumpkin Festival, and 2009 will be the festival's 43nd year.

From opening day ceremonies to the giant festival parade, the Morton Pumpkin Festival delights all ages with family style entertainment, carnival rides, foot races, food tents, merchants tent, craft show, parade and pumpkins. The food is delectable. Butterfly pork chops and pumpkin pie are our specialty, but have you ever tried pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes or pumpkin fudge? For more information and this year’s specific dates, click HERE.

Food, drink and live entertainment mark the annual Rib Fest and rib cook-off that takes place on the Peoria riverfront sponsored by PACE. Activities include entertainment on the CEFCU stage, crafts, games, and the rib cook-off. The Rib Cook-Off Competition and Chili Cook-Off is both held on Saturday at the Riverfront Festival Park located on the north side of the Gateway Building. For more details, click HERE.

Enjoy festive holiday entertainment throughout downtown Peoria during Yule Like Peoria event. For specific performers, locations and other information, please call 681-0696 or click HERE. Admission is free.

The Steamboat Sports Festival, put on each year by Peoria Area Community Events (PACE), is an annual event every Father's Day weekend at the Peoria Riverfront. This event features fun for the whole family with food, games, carnival rides, music, and much more. The third and final day of this festival begins after the annual Steamboat Classic Race and is full of non-stop activities and entertainment. For more information on the Steamboat Race, click HERE. For more information on the Steamboat Festival, click HERE.

The beautiful and historic downtown Elmwood hosts the annual Elmwood Strawberry Festival. Besides strawberry pie, shortcake, pizza, and other strawberry delicacies, the day-long event includes entertainment, food, craft booths, a car show, motorcycle show, and a remote controlled plane fly-in. Elmwood is located between Galesburg and Peoria on Illinois Route 78. For more information, click HERE.

The Taste of Peoria event takes place downtown on the Peoria Riverfront. Many of your favorite Peoria area restaurants will provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of more than 20,000 local residents. A variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts will be sold for one, two or three dollars each. In addition to a variety of food samples, the Taste of Peoria features its own Margaritaville, live entertainment on two stages and new this year, specialty cocktails for a unique alternative. For more information, click HERE.

When you come to the Tremont Turkey Festival, don't forget to bring your appetite with you! From strawberry shortcakes, to pancakes and sausage on Saturday morning, to our famous grilled turkey, we have plenty of options to offer and you might just want to try them all. Spend some time enjoying the beautiful park as you stroll through the craft and antique booths, stop by the country store, or watch the numerous performers in the entertainment tent. And don't forget about the Miss Tremont Pageant on Thursday night and the parade on Sunday afternoon. For more information, click HERE.

 
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March 29-31
& April 1-2

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