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Aug 20

- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 21

- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise

Aug 22

- Dunlap Days
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 23

- Cody Jinks
- Constellation Hike
- Marshall Charloff and the Purple Xperience
- Saddle Up
- Adam Burke
- Catch Me If You Can
- Dunlap Days
- Fourth Fridays
- Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Jurassic Quest
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Irish Fest
- Sightseeing Cruise

Aug 24

- Annual Duck Race
- Golfin' in the Wild
- Jimmy Buffet Tribute
- Native Americans Speak
- No Baloney Bike Ride
- Rat Pack is Back
- The Mystery Machine
- Wine and Art
- Zoo Run Run
- Adam Burke
- Brick Building Challenge
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Catch Me If You Can
- Dunlap Days
- Jurassic Quest
- Lincoln and the Civil War Tour
- Peoria Irish Fest
- Peoria's Notable Women Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Aug 25

- An Afternoon of Jazz
- Catch Me If You Can
- Jurassic Quest
- Peoria Irish Fest

Aug 26

- Catch Me If You Can

Aug 27

- Catch Me If You Can

Aug 28

- Catch Me If You Can
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 29

- Nahko and Medicine for the People
- Catch Me If You Can
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 30

- Brick's Night Out
- Weird Al Yankovic
- Catch Me If You Can
- Grandview Drive and Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Blues and Heritage Festival
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 31

- Sightseeing Cruise
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Catch Me If You Can
- Lincoln and the Civil War Tour
- Peoria Blues and Heritage Festival
- Peoria's Notable Women Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 1

- Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
- Sightseeing Cruise

Sep 2

- Happy Labor Day!
- Labor Day Parade & Picnic
- Stewart's Goose

Sep 4

- Relax Under the Stars

Sep 5

- Marigold Festival
- Whisper & Shout

Sep 6

- Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute
- Special Olympics Lip Sync
- Live at the Five Spot
- Marigold Festival
- Moonlight Cruise
- Tarzan

Sep 7

- Cattle Auction
- Cinderella Tea Party
- Tropical Rock & Roll for Your Soul Cruise
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Marigold Festival
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tarzan
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 8

- 2nd Sunday Jazz Vespers
- Bark in the Park
- Concert Cruise
- Marigold Festival
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tarzan

Sep 9

- LBDI Brunch

Sep 11

- Criss Angel
- Senior Morning Lecture
- Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Tarzan

Sep 12

- Cinderella
- Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Tarzan

Sep 13

- Cinderella
- Live at the Five Spot
- Mamma Mia!
- Moonlight Cruise
- Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Tarzan

Sep 14

- Crafts On The River
- Deep Space Planetarium Concert
- Tailgate 'N Tallboys
- YMCA Summer Soiree
- Zoo La La
- Canton Farmer's Market
- Cinderella
- Mamma Mia!
- Morton Pumpkin Festival
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tarzan
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 15

- Mamma Mia!
- Taste of West Peoria
- Cinderella
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tarzan

Sep 18

- Mamma Mia!

Sep 19

- Golf Outing
- We Will Rock You
- Mamma Mia!

Sep 20

- Live at the Five Spot
- Mamma Mia!
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Oktoberfest
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center


 
Peoria Historic Attractions

Peoria Historic Attractions

 

Grandview Drive is a two and a half mile scenic road with adjacent park areas through Peoria and Peoria Heights. Major portions of the road give a view of the Illinois River and its valley as well as clear views of the some of the most prestigious and historic homes in the area. Houses along Grandview Drive are among the best known in the city; the residential area on the west of Grandview Drive, opposite the river, was added to the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district in 1996. A large amount of land on the valley side of Grandview Drive is owned by the Peoria Park District and is undeveloped except for park benches. President Theodore Roosevelt is said to have proclaimed it the "World's Most Beautiful Drive" during a 1910 visit. Grandview Drive was the original location of WMBD (AM) and their call letters are a result of Roosevelt's comment.



 

 

The John C. Flanagan House Museum is an American Federalist-style home built circa 1837 by John C. Flanagan. The home is the oldest standing residence in Peoria. Located at 942 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue, the home is on the National Register for Historic Places and operated by the Peoria Historical Society as a museum of the Peoria Area. The museum is open for tours by chance or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. It is also available for meetings, small dinners and host to many historical events and exhibits. For information and reservations, call 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 

The Pettengill-Morron House Museum is a mid-Victorian house built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill, a merchant from New Hampshire. In the mid-1960s, the house and all furnishing were donated to the Peoria Historical Society by Jean Morron, the last owner of the house. Located at 1212 West Moss Avenue, the home is available for tours, events, small dinners, meetings and host to many historical events. The museum is open for tours on the First Sunday of the Month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. Admission is $7 for adults or $3 for children. For more information and reservations, please call the office of the Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921 or click HERE

 

 



Springdale Cemetery is one of the State's largest cemeteries and is the resting place for some Peoria legends including: Lydia Bradley, Captain Moss, Governor Ford, Senator Bloom, John Gwynn, Romeo Garrett, Captain Detweiller, and many more. Springdale is also the final resting place for several name sakes of Peoria city streets and landmarks.

Today, within its confines, over 78,000 citizens lie in peace along the 230 acres of hills and valleys and 6.5 miles of roads. The first recorded burial was April, 1857. Some architectural highlights are: a beautifully restored public mausoleum, 9 statues, 7 tree monuments, a Gatehouse, and 15 private mausoleums throughout the grounds. The public mausoleum was built in 1929 with additions added in 1965 and in 1973. On Wednesday, April 15, 1998 the city's Historic Preservation Commission unanimously voted landmark status to the Gatehouse.

 
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