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Events Calendar


Feb 24

- A Night of Magic & Comedy
- Head East
- Peoria Rivermen
- Positive Health Solutions Fundraiser
- Teen Night: Titanic Murder Mystery
- The Head and The Heart
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Alingon Mitra
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Official Spring Home Show
- The Bone House
- These Shining Lives

Feb 25

- Jamey Johnson
- Mardi Gras - Fasching Ball
- Peoria Area Ducks Unlimited
- Terry Grawey Hypnohumorist
- Thomas Rhett: Home Team Tour 2017
- Trivia Game Night
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Alingon Mitra
- Author Tayari Jones
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Official Spring Home Show
- The Bone House
- These Shining Lives

Feb 26

- Angela Brown in Concert
- Peoria Rivermen
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Official Spring Home Show
- The Bone House
- These Shining Lives

Feb 27

- 119th Annual Washington Day Banquet
- Masterpiece Mondays

Feb 28

- Essential Oils- Romance is in the Air
- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 1

- Elmo Makes Music
- Fundraiser to Benefit Sterling Middle School PTO

Mar 2

- Peoria Area Regional College Fair @ Bradley University
- Wine & Whiskers
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Damien Lemon
- Pettengill-Morron Home Tours
- These Shining Lives
- Thirsty Thursday
- Whisper & Shout

Mar 3

- A Musical Masquerade
- Get the Led Out
- Peoria Rivermen
- The Todd Kelly Quintet
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- A Man For All Seasons
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Damien Lemon
- GoodSkills Healthy Relationships
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Bone House
- These Shining Lives

Mar 4

- Civil War Tech
- Peoria Rivermen
- Sunny Day Champs & Cheerleaders
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- A Man For All Seasons
- Damien Lemon
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
- The Bone House
- These Shining Lives

Mar 5

- An Evening with Joe George with SMD & The Underground
- Peoria Rivermen
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Bone House

Mar 6

- Chef Amanda Pyle presents Spring Recipes
- Joe Bonamassa
- WrestleMania
- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 7

- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 8

- Mamma Mia
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Mar 9

- ICC Music Program presents: A Broadway Revue
- Illinois History Forum
- Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
- A Man For All Seasons
- Mamma Mia
- Pettengill-Morron Home Tours

Mar 10

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- A Man For All Seasons
- August: Osage County
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Prairieland Country Opry Show

Mar 11

- 2nd Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show
- Cork and Canvas
- Dueling Pianos
- JDRF Shop For A Cure Vendor Fair
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- A Man For All Seasons
- August: Osage County
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Mar 12

- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- A Man For All Seasons
- August: Osage County
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Mar 13

- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 14

- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 15

- Newcomers' Club Breakfast
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Mar 16

- August: Osage County
- Pettengill-Morron Home Tours

Mar 17

- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- August: Osage County
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Murder Mystery Dinner
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Mar 18

- HFO Symphony Idol
- Quilt Show
- Vintage Clothing and Collectibles Sale
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- August: Osage County
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Murder Mystery Dinner
- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Mar 19

- Prairie Wind Ensemble
- 100th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- August: Osage County
- Jazz Vespers Services

Mar 20

- Masterpiece Mondays

Mar 21

- Celebrate Recovery

Mar 22

- Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Mar 23

- Christopher Titus
- Pettengill-Morron Home Tours

Mar 24

- Celebrate Recovery
- Josh Blue
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen


 
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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