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Events Calendar


Apr 19

- CityLink Passenger Appreciation Day
- Gov't Mule
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Fish & Chicken Dinner
- Live at the Five Spot
- Nana's Naughty Knickers
- Pekin Passion Play 2019
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- T. Murph
- The Blue Window

Apr 20

- Earth Day Festival
- Easter Bunny Breakfast
- Giant Easter Egg Hunt
- Kick Abuse at Kickapoo 5k
- Laser Light Night
- Peoria Quad Con
- Run Walk Roll
- Shannon Moore
- Steve Martin & Martin Short
- Nana's Naughty Knickers
- T. Murph
- The Blue Window

Apr 21

- Alice in Chains
- Easter Brunch
- Easter Champagne Brunch
- Easter Sunday Brunch
- Happy Easter!
- Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
- Pekin Passion Play 2019

Apr 22

- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration

Apr 23

- Hippo Campus
- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

Apr 24

- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration

Apr 25

- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Brian Scolaro
- Disney's Newsies
- RENT
- Sense And Sensibility
- The Savvy Caregiver

Apr 26

- Crittenton Centers Baby Brunch
- Passage to India
- Peoria Sister Cities International Night
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Brian Scolaro
- Celebrate Recovery
- Disney's Newsies
- Live at the Five Spot
- RENT
- Sense And Sensibility

Apr 27

- A New Chapter Book Drive
- EP!C Art & Garden Party
- Great Cities: New York
- Love is in the Air Vendor/Craft Show
- Maple Syrup and Pancake Breakfast
- Peoria Recovery Project
- Shape-Note Singing
- Zac Brown Band
- Brian Scolaro
- Disney's Newsies
- Sense And Sensibility

Apr 28

- Orpheus Club Men's Choir Concert
- Party for the Planet
- Youth Music Illinois
- Clean Water Celebration
- Sense And Sensibility

Apr 29

- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Clean Water Celebration

Apr 30

- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 1

- Peoria Chiefs
- Wheels O' Time Museum Opening
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Open Mic Night
- Relax Under the Stars

May 2

- History of America in 101 Objects
- Lil Baby & Friends
- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Sense And Sensibility
- The Savvy Caregiver
- Whisper & Shout

May 3

- Motionless in White and Atreyu
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- A Chorus Line
- A Little Night Music
- Celebrate Recovery
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Etta May
- Live at the Five Spot
- Luthy Spring Plant Sale
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center
- Sense And Sensibility

May 4

- Breakfast with the Lions
- Dirty Heads
- LeTourneau Marker Dedication ceremony
- Pollinator Family Day
- Stars on Ice
- Wands for St. Jude
- A Chorus Line
- A Little Night Music
- Etta May
- Luthy Spring Plant Sale
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sense And Sensibility

May 5

- Double Dare Live
- Peoria Chiefs
- Philharmonic Chorale
- A Chorus Line
- Luthy Spring Plant Sale

May 6

- Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration

May 7

- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 8

- Senior Morning Lecture Series: Apollo 11
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal
- Open Mic Night

May 9

- Dry Bar Comedy Tour
- Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- A Chorus Line
- Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal

May 10

- Dance The Night Away
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- 2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights
- A Chorus Line
- Celebrate Recovery
- Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal
- Live at the Five Spot

May 11

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Cabernet & Clay: Wheel Thrown Pottery
- Peoria Heights Fine Art Fair
- A Chorus Line
- Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal

May 12

- Mother's Day Brunch
- Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
- Mother's Day Painting at the Vineyard
- A Chorus Line
- Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

May 13

- South Side Mission Annual Banquet
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Peoria Chiefs

May 14

- Art Club
- RBRM 4 The Love Of It Tour
- Women to Women Leader Luncheon
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Peoria Chiefs

May 15

- Derek Hough Live: The Tour
- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Open Mic Night

May 16

- Zootini
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Peoria Chiefs

May 17

- Colter Wall
- Arts In Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 18

- 63rd National Sangerfest
- Clyde West Fishing Derby & National Kids to Parks Day
- Kelly O'Brien Presents The Dolly Show
- Old State Hospital Bazaar
- YMCA Kitten Yoga
- Peoria Chiefs

May 19

- Peoria Chiefs


 
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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