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Events Calendar


May 26

- Guys In Ties
- Louie Louie Parade
- Moonlight Cruise
- 2017 Summer Camp Music Festival
- 4th Friday Tazewell Art Loop
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Encore 2017
- Henry Garage Sale Days
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Area All-Stars
- PreK Pottery

May 27

- Beauty and the Beast
- Bug Life
- Magnolia
- Night Paddle and Campfire Dinner
- No Child Wet Behind
- River Run 5K and Fun Run
- Sightseeing Cruise
- YMCA Summer Starter
- Zoofest
- 2017 Summer Camp Music Festival
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Encore 2017
- Henry Garage Sale Days
- International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Area All-Stars
- Peoria RiverFront Market

May 28

- Sightseeing Cruise
- Springdale Cemetery Memorial Day
- 2017 Summer Camp Music Festival
- Encore 2017
- Henry Garage Sale Days
- International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival

May 29

- Happy Memorial Day!
- Memorial Day Ceremony
- Music on the Patio
- Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Henry Garage Sale Days
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 30

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery
- Peoria Chiefs

May 31

- Peoria Chiefs
- Unplugged in the Heights
- Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival

Jun 1

- Michael Palascak
- Morton Downtown Dining Stroll
- Peoria Chiefs
- Ratt
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Jun 2

- Moonlight Cruise
- STEAM Movie Series
- Stephanie Aaron
- The Boat Drunks
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- My Fair Lady
- River City Tour
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Sightseeing Cruise
- The Little Mermaid Jr
- Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival

Jun 3

- Drop In
- Chippendales
- Concert in the Vineyard
- Hummingbirds Return to Illinois
- Jubilation
- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Peoria Zero K
- Prime Rib Dinner
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- Sightseeing Cruise
- The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
- Main Fine Arts Festival
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- My Fair Lady
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Sightseeing Cruise
- The Little Mermaid Jr
- Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival
- WWII Comes Alive

Jun 4

- Peoria Municipal Band
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Main Fine Arts Festival
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- My Fair Lady
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Little Mermaid Jr
- Washington Good Neighbor Days Festival
- WWII Comes Alive

Jun 5

- Masterpiece Mondays
- My Fair Lady

Jun 6

- Ben's Bubble Show
- UnityPoint Wellmobile
- Celebrate Recovery
- My Fair Lady
- Peoria Chiefs

Jun 7

- CDL Training Course
- RiverLife Lunch Cruise
- My Fair Lady
- Peoria Chiefs
- Unplugged in the Heights

Jun 8

- Kick Off for 29th Annual Duck Race
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Matt Iseman
- My Fair Lady
- Peoria Chiefs

Jun 9

- Full Moon Stroll
- Moonlight Cruise
- Night of Hope
- Peoria Chiefs
- STEAM Movie Series
- Broadway Backwards
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Matt Iseman
- My Fair Lady
- River City Tour
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 10

- Bowling for Rhinos
- Concert in Alpha Park
- Concert in the Vinyard
- Drop In
- Over the Edge Peoria - Peoria Friendship House
- Peoria Chiefs
- RIVER CITY UNITE FEST
- Super Hero Day
- Broadway Backwards
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Matt Iseman
- My Fair Lady
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Sommerfest Rock'n Wurst Saturday

Jun 11

- Community Block Party
- Peoria Chiefs
- River City Jazz & Art Festival
- Sightseeing Cruise
- SMD & The Underground
- Star War Day at the Zoo
- Broadway Backwards
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Sommerfest Rock'n Wurst Saturday

Jun 12

- Peoria Chiefs
- Masterpiece Mondays

Jun 13

- Celebrate Recovery

Jun 14

- Sightseeing Cruise
- Unplugged in the Heights

Jun 15

- UnityPoint Wellmobile
- Dustin Ybarra
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 16

- Jake Owen
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise
- STEAM Movie Series
- Celebrate Recovery
- Dustin Ybarra
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- River City Tour
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Jun 17

- All American Girl Day
- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Central IL Stars of Hope Walk
- David Blaine Live
- Delavan Cruise-In
- Drop In
- Morton Night with the Peoria Chiefs
- Ride for the Cure
- Sightseeing Cruise
- SMD & The Underground
- Dustin Ybarra
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour

Jun 18

- Father's Day Lunch Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Municipal Band

Jun 19

- Masterpiece Mondays

Jun 20

- In this Moment
- Walk to Defeat ALS Kick-off
- Celebrate Recovery

Jun 21

- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Unplugged in the Heights

Jun 22

- Arts in the Park Concert
- Sightseeing Cruise

Jun 23

- Sightseeing Cruise
- STEAM Movie Series
- 4th Friday Tazewell Art Loop
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- River City Tour
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jun 24

- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jun 25

- Peoria Municipal Band
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jun 26

- Peoria Chiefs
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


 
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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