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Events Calendar


Jul 20

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Arts in the Park Concert
- Peoria Area World Affairs Council
- State Budget Challenges Ahead
- Bye Bye Birdie
- CEFCU Jazz Series
- Disney's Shrek the Musical
- HOI Fair
- Ryan Niemiller at Jukebox Comedy Club

Jul 21

- Country Idol Competition
- Dash at Dusk 5K
- Dumbo
- Moonlight Cruise
- Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
- Peoria Municipal Band
- River City Tour
- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Trace Adkins
- Antique Tractor & Equipment Show
- Bye Bye Birdie
- Celebrate Recovery
- Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown
- Disney's Shrek the Musical
- Dueling Pianos
- Groove in the Garden
- HOI Fair
- James and the Giant Peach
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- PFN Women's Ministry Rummage Sale
- Ryan Niemiller at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Jul 22

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Battle at the Ballpark
- Bubblegum Jack Reunion
- Julie K
- Sightseeing Cruises
- SMD & The Underground
- Trivia Night Fundraiser
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Summer Paddle
- Women Empowering Women
- Antique Tractor & Equipment Show
- Bye Bye Birdie
- Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown
- Disney's Shrek the Musical
- Dueling Pianos
- HOI Fair
- James and the Giant Peach
- Lincoln & the Civil War Tour
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Monuments & Landmarks Bus Tour
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- PFN Women's Ministry Rummage Sale
- Ryan Niemiller at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Superhero Weekend

Jul 23

- Corn Boil
- Honor Flight Benefit
- I Heart Juliet
- Peoria Players Theatre Get Acquainted
- Sightseeing Cruise
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- James and the Giant Peach
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Superhero Weekend

Jul 24

- Masterpiece Mondays

Jul 25

- Dancing with the Stars Live
- I Heart Juliet
- Celebrate Recovery
- Girls' Night Out with the Hearts
- Improvised Shakespeare Company

Jul 26

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Beginning Line Dance
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Unplugged in the Heights

Jul 27

- Arts in the Park Concert
- Goo Goo Dolls
- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs

Jul 28

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- KC And The Sunshine Band
- Metamora Music in Motion
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 4th Friday Tazewell Art Loop
- Celebrate Recovery
- Getting Wilder with Chip Joyce
- Groove in the Garden
- Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs

Jul 29

- Backpack Peoria
- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Fiesta en el Rio
- Jim McCarty 74th Birthday Bash
- Naughty to Nice Tour
- Pekin Downtown Super Cruise
- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Sightseeing Cruises
- Whitney's Walk
- Getting Wilder with Chip Joyce
- Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Monuments & Landmarks Bus Tour
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Jul 30

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- I Heart Juliet
- Pioneer Days
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Municipal Band

Jul 31

- Peoria Chiefs
- Beau Grant Foundation Camp For Kids
- Masterpiece Mondays

Aug 1

- I Heart Juliet
- River City Tour
- Beau Grant Foundation Camp For Kids
- Celebrate Recovery
- Improvised Shakespeare Company

Aug 2

- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Beau Grant Foundation Camp For Kids
- Beginning Line Dance
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Unplugged in the Heights

Aug 3

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Bring It On
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

Aug 4

- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Bring It On
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Parade
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 5

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Bring It On
- Lincoln & the Civil War Tour
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Parade
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 6

- I Heart Juliet
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Bring It On
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Parade
- Peoria Municipal Band
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 7

- Full Moon Stroll
- Masterpiece Mondays
- Parade

Aug 8

- I Heart Juliet
- Celebrate Recovery
- Improvised Shakespeare Company
- Parade

Aug 9

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Beginning Line Dance
- Parade
- Peoria Municipal Band
- The Who's Tommy
- Unplugged in the Heights

Aug 10

- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Parade
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 11

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Parade
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 12

- Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline
- Whiskey Baron Run
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Parade
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- The Who's Tommy

Aug 13

- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- Peoria Municipal Band

Aug 14

- Masterpiece Mondays

Aug 15

- River City Tour
- Celebrate Recovery

Aug 16

- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Beginning Line Dance
- Unplugged in the Heights

Aug 17

- CEFCU Jazz Series

Aug 18

- Swing is Back
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Aug 19

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Lincoln & the Civil War Tour
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Roll Out The Barrel Tour
- Sculpture Walk Peoria

Aug 20

- A Midsummer Night's Dream


 
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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