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Events Calendar


Aug 29

- Peoria Chiefs
- Memphis
- Never Forget Exhibit

Aug 30

- Celebrate Recovery
- Memphis

Aug 31

- Peoria Chiefs
- Memphis

Sep 1

- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetary Tour
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Central Illinois Herpetological Society Meeting
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Memphis
- Peoria Chiefs
- Whisper & Shout

Sep 2

- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Peoria Blues Heritage Music Festival
- 15th Annual Comedy Tournament
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Live at the Five Spot
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Memphis
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Sep 3

- Living With Kidney Disease
- Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- 15th Annual Comedy Tournament
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Memphis
- River City Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Sep 4

- Friedrichshafen Youth Orchestra
- Mackinaw Valley Winery Annual Grape Stomp
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 5

- Happy Labor Day!
- Labor Day Picnic
- Music on the Patio: Stewart's Goose
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 6

- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 7

- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 8

- Bags for Wags Bags Tournament
- Dogs on a Cat Walk Dog Pageant
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetary Tour
- 2016 Pekin Marigold Festival
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Peoria Chiefs

Sep 9

- Naughty to Nice Tour
- 2016 Pekin Marigold Festival
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Photo Contest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Live at the Five Spot
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Moonlight Cruise
- Mossville Fall Festival & The Hayloft's Art Fair
- Peoria Chiefs
- Prairieland Country Opry Show
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical

Sep 10

- Beethoven's 8th Wonder
- CASA Human Foosball Tournament
- Concert in the Vineyard: Biscuits and Gravy Band
- Goodwill's Forward March and Run
- KISS Summer Goodbye Bash
- Peoria Walk to Defeat ALS
- Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour
- The Avett Brothers
- 2016 Pekin Marigold Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Cat Show
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Mossville Fall Festival & The Hayloft's Art Fair
- River City Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Sep 11

- Mossville Fall Festival and Art Fair
- Walk MS Illinois
- Wildlife Prairie Park - Kim St. John Butterfly Release and Brunch
- 2016 Pekin Marigold Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Cat Show
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical

Sep 12

- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 13

- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 14

- History of the Peoria State Hospital
- Social Security Check-Up Seminar
- 50th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical

Sep 15

- Blake Shelton
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetary Tour
- 50th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical

Sep 16

- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Oktoberfest
- Steve Miller Band
- 50th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Live at the Five Spot
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical

Sep 17

- Comedy Hypnosis Stage Show
- Concert in the Vineyard: Sweetwater
- Oktoberfest
- Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour
- 50th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Butterflies in the Library
- Delavan Cruise In
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- River City Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Saturday Night Fever the Musical
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Sep 18

- Fifth Annual Das Bier Run!
- Master Painting Class at the Vineyard
- Oktoberfest
- Butterflies in the Library
- Disney's Beauty & the Beast
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 19

- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 20

- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 21

- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Newcomers' Club of Greater Peoria Monthly Luncheon

Sep 22

- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetary Tour
- Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 23

- ICC Theatre Program Presents: The House of Blue Leaves
- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Live at the Five Spot
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- Moonlight Cruise

Sep 24

- 14th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind
- Concert in the Vineyard: Spring Creek Station
- Fine Art Fair
- ICC Theatre Program Presents: The House of Blue Leaves
- Mulligans for Miracles Golf Outing
- Roll Out the Barrel Bus Tour
- 9th Annual Strides for Justice 5K
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!
- Magician Mitch Williams at New Amsterdam
- River City Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Sep 25

- Fine Art Fair
- ICC Theatre Program presents: The House of Blue Leaves
- Magical Moments with Mitch Williams
- Pioneer Days 2016
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 26

- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 27

- Butterflies in the Library
- Celebrate Recovery
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 28

- ADDWC 2nd Annual Going Green Golf Tournament
- Korn
- The Basics, Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Sep 29

- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetary Tour
- Butterflies in the Library
- Happy 100th Birthday, Roald Dahl!


 
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.

 
Peoria Area Entertainment

August 26 -
September 3

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