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Aug 18

- Barn Dance at Shore Acres Clubhouse
- Behind the Scenes Tour
- CASA Caballos
- Cusack Bros.
- Dexter O'Neal & Funkyard
- India Fest
- No Baloney Bicycle Ride
- Observe the Moon
- Unicorn Day
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Grand Nationals Weekend
- Illinois State Fair
- Jukebox Champions
- Kid's Night Out
- Monuments & Landmarks History Tour
- Naughty to Nice History Tour
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market
- Washington Arts Festival

Aug 19

- Carload Day
- Jazz Nights in the Heights
- Sundae Cruise
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Illinois State Fair
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Washington Arts Festival

Aug 21

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Aug 23

- Dunlap Days
- Magician Mitch Williams

Aug 24

- Camelot
- Celebrate Recovery
- Dunlap Days
- Fourth Fridays
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Irish Festival

Aug 25

- Vendor Crafter Health Fair
- Zoo Run Run
- Camelot
- Dunlap Days
- Monuments & Landmarks History Tour
- Naughty to Nice History Tour
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Irish Festival
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Aug 26

- Peoria Chiefs
- Camelot
- Peoria Irish Festival

Aug 27

- Peoria Chiefs
- Camelot

Aug 28

- Camelot
- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Aug 29

- Camelot
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 30

- Camelot
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Peoria Chiefs

Aug 31

- Camelot
- Celebrate Recovery
- Grandview Drive & Springdale Cemetery Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Peoria Blues Heritage Music Festival
- Peoria Chiefs

Sep 1

- Camelot
- Peoria Blues Heritage Music Festival
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 4

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Sep 6

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Magician Mitch Williams
- Whisper & Shout

Sep 7

- Ruth: The Musical
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

Sep 8

- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 9

- Ruth: The Musical
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

Sep 10

- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights

Sep 11

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard

Sep 13

- Magician Mitch Williams

Sep 14

- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Moonlight Cruise

Sep 15

- Kid's Night Out
- RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 18

- Celebrate Recovery
- Sarah Marie Dillard


 
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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