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Events Calendar


Sep 23

- 40th Anniversary Elvis Tribute Show
- A Night At The Movies
- Highway J
- Holy Family Trivia Night
- Peoria Symphony Orchestra
- Strides for Justice
- Terry Grawey Hypnohumorist
- The Original Skazz Band
- Wildfire Concert Series
- Zoo La La
- Fine Art Fair
- Haunted Peoria Tour
- James Johann at Jukebox Comedy Club
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Monuments & Landmarks Bus Tour
- Nina and Pinta Replicas
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Smoke on the Mountain
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Sep 24

- Be Anything!
- Friends of HOIDSA Walk
- Peoria Heart & Stroke Walk
- Pioneer Days
- Woofstock
- Fine Art Fair
- Nina and Pinta Replicas
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Smoke on the Mountain

Sep 25

- Masterpiece Mondays

Sep 26

- Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body
- Celebrate Recovery

Sep 27

- Beginning Line Dance
- Unplugged in the Heights

Sep 28

- Hank Williams Jr.
- Tailgates & Tallboys Festival

Sep 29

- Barn Dance at Shore Acres
- Celebrate Recovery
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Kayaking in the Wild
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Moonlight Cruise
- Tailgates & Tallboys Festival
- The Underpants

Sep 30

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Gathering at the Well Water Seminar
- Green View's 3rd Annual Fall Festival
- Harvesting Hope Fundraiser
- Mark Linder Walk for the Mind
- Nick Jonas Concert
- Running with the Dogs 5K/3K
- Haunted Peoria Tour
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Kayaking in the Wild
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Monuments & Landmarks Bus Tour
- Peoria RiverFront Market
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Tailgates & Tallboys Festival
- The Underpants
- Tianguis Mexican Outdoor Market

Oct 1

- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday
- The Underpants

Oct 2

- Masterpiece Mondays

Oct 3

- Senior Safety Fair
- Celebrate Recovery

Oct 4

- Beginning Line Dance
- Unplugged in the Heights

Oct 5

- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

Oct 6

- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Haunted Infirmary
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Moonlight Cruise
- Pekin Haunt
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Spider Hill
- The Underpants
- The Woman in Black

Oct 7

- Fall French Market in the Park
- Michael Palascak
- Mischief Live
- Pink Turn N Burn
- Annual Spoon River Drive
- Haunted Infirmary
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Pekin Haunt
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Spider Hill
- The Underpants
- The Woman in Black

Oct 8

- Brian Wilson
- Annual Spoon River Drive
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam
- The Woman in Black

Oct 9

- Masterpiece Mondays

Oct 10

- Celebrate Recovery

Oct 11

- Unplugged in the Heights

Oct 12

- Ron White
- Addams Family
- The Woman in Black

Oct 13

- Addams Family
- Celebrate Recovery
- Haunted Infirmary
- Howl-Zoo-Ween
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Moonlight Cruise
- Pekin Haunt
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Woman in Black

Oct 14

- Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
- Mercy Me
- Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience
- Wildfire Concert Series: JammSammich
- Addams Family
- Annual Spoon River Drive
- Haunted Infirmary
- Howl-Zoo-Ween
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Pekin Haunt
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- The Woman in Black

Oct 15

- Bark in the Park
- Addams Family
- The Woman in Black

Oct 16

- Jazz Brunch Fundraiser
- Masterpiece Mondays

Oct 17

- Celebrate Recovery
- Motown the Musical

Oct 18

- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- Manito Volkswalk and Art Bazaar
- Motown the Musical
- Unplugged in the Heights

Oct 19

- Motown the Musical

Oct 20

- Celebrate Recovery
- Haunted Infirmary
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Moonlight Cruise
- Pekin Haunt
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 21

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Fall Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale
- La La Land In Concert
- Trivia Night
- Haunted Infirmary
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Monster Jam
- PAW Patrol Live!
- Pekin Haunt
- Sculpture Walk Peoria
- Spider Hill
- Spook Hollow
- Wildlife Scary Park
- Witches Walk

Oct 22

- Monster Jam
- PAW Patrol Live!
- Wildlife Scary Park

Oct 23

- Masterpiece Mondays
- Peoria Autism Walk


 
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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