Things to Do Peoria IL

Things to Do Peoria IL Summer of 2024Things To Do Peoria IL

Looking for Things to do in Peoria IL?  The 2024 Festivals & Fairs season has begun.  Check out our listings below so you won’t miss any of the fun this summer!

The Solshine Reverie Music Festival (formerly known as the Summer Camp Music Festival) is back at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26.  This annual music festival features six stages with dozens of bands.  For full details, visit

The annual International Music, Wine, and Craft Beer Festival will take place at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard May 25 & 26 featuring be wine, craft beer, and Artisan cheese tasting and live entertainment.   For more details, visit

Washington Good Neighbor Days will be held May 29 – June 2 featuring carnival rides, food, a beer garden, kids activities, fireworks plus live music,.  For more information, visit

The Peoria Bach Festival will take place from June 2 through June 7 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  For a full schedule, a listing of artists who will perform, and other information about the Festival, visit

The Elmwood Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1 in Central Park in Elmwood.   They’ll have live entertainment, food (including lots of strawberry favorites) plus a craft show, vendors, and a pancake breakfast.  For full details, visit

Peoria German American Society - SommerfestSommerfest hosted by the Peoria German American Society will take place at Hickory Grove Park on Saturday, June 1 from Noon – 8 pm.  A family-friendly event featuring German food, soccer, German car and bike cruis’n, arts and crafts plus live entertainment, for more details, visit

The Canton Art on Main Fine Art Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, and on Sunday, June 2 from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday in Jones Park in Canton. Featuring 30 artists, live music, free children’s art activities, food and wine will also available.  For more details, visit

Park-A-Palooza will take place on the Peoria Riverfront June 6 – 8 featuring Adventure Area:  Bounce and Ninja Zone. Also part of the event will be a concerts byJoe Nichols on Thursday, Everclear on Friday and a Drone Light & Laser Show on Saturday night.  For full details, visit

Tremont Turkey Fest 24The Tremont Turkey Festival will take place June 7 – 10  in downtown Tremont.  Featuring a pancake breakfast, a horseshoe tournament, an antique tractor pull, a craft show, car show and parade on Sunday plus a carnival, live entertainment, food featuring (of course) turkey as well as strawberry treats throughout the festival. For full details about the Turkey Festival, visit

The Moss Avenue Sale & Festival will be held on Saturday, June 8 featuring antique and collectible dealers, hand made items, fine art dealers, food vendors and live music.  For more details, visit

Chillicothe Days will be held June 11 – 15 in Chillicothe City Park.  For more information, visit

Illinois Shakespeare FestivalThe Illinois Shakespeare Festival will begin on Thursday, June 27 with their production of Twelfth Night at Ewing Theatre in Bloomington.  The other two shows for the season, Sense and Sensibility and Macbeth will be performed throughout the Festival which concludes on August 3.  For more information and tickets, visit

The 2024 Red, White & Boom Independence Day celebration will take place Monday, July 4th with the fireworks display on the riverfront beginning at 9:30 pm.

Heart of Illinois Fair LogoThe HOI Fair will happen this summer on July 16 – 20 at Expo Gardens including a carnival, the various agricultural events, a demolition derby, and more.  For full details, visit

The Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art & Wine Festival will take place on Sunday, July 21 featuring local artists who specialize in ceramics, glass, wood, metalwork, jewelry, oil painting, and fiber.  For more information, visit

Fiesta en el Rio will take place on the Peoria Riverfront on July 27 on the Peoria riverfront.  Other festivals scheduled to happen at the Peoria riverfront this summer include River City Soul Fest on August 2 – 3, India Fest on August 17, Peoria Irish Fest on August 23 – 25, Oktoberfest on September 20 – 22, and the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair on September 28 and 29.  For full details, visit

The Illinois State Fair will take place August 8 – 18.  Find full details about the Fair at

The Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1.  The event includes live entertainment, a Lucy-style grape stomp plus wine tasting.   For more information, visit

The Annual Pekin Marigold Festival will be held on September 4 through the 8.  More details will be posted here when they become available or visit

The Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival will be held from September 11 through 14.  For full details, visit


Find other things to do in Peoria IL this summer on our Calendar of Events!