august, 2022

Peoria Civic Center - Ignite Peoriasat13aug9:00 amsat5:00 pm

Event Details

Ignite Peoria will take place in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Halls from 9 am – 5 pm.  This family friendly event will showcase hundreds of local makers, musicians, artists, innovators, dancers, and actors and feature over 65 hands-on creation stations where attendees can learn about singing, writing, dancing, acting, painting drawing, coding, 3D printing, robotics and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Stage Performances will include: Corn Stock Theatre, Nitsch Theatre Arts, Peoria Players, Coach Bre Cottage, Penguin Players, Pava Productions, Central Illinois Ballet, John Wahl, Carl Bopp, The Filipino American Society of Central, Illinois, Peoria Ballet, and the Peoria Magicians Assembly



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall


Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center is made up of Carver Arena, a 2,000 seat Theater, multiple Exhibit Halls plus a ballroom and meeting rooms.  Sports teams who call the Civic Center home include the  Bradley University Braves men's basketball team and the Peoria Rivermen Hockey team.  The Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Ballet also perform in the theater.   And the American Theatre Guild hosts Broadway touring companies through their series in the theatre.
The facility opened in 1982 and thousands of events have taken place here over the last 40 years.  The Exhibit Hall D was added in 2007, bringing the overall exhibit space totaling over 100,000 square feet.  The Great Hall, the box office and the Peoria Rivermen office was part of that remodel as well.
309-673-8900 201 SW Jefferson St., Peoria IL 61602