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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 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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