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Peoria Charter Coach 309.688.9523

• 12 Daily Shuttles from Central Illinois to Chicago • 8 Daily Shuttles to the Champaign Area • Shuttles to Joliet, Oakbrook Mall, Woodfield Mall, Bloomington-Normal, and Chicago O'hare Airport.

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Unlimited rides for one service day. CityLink buses go to all Peoria museums, attractions, shopping centers, and restaurants!



Passes available for purchase on a CityLink bus or at the CityLink Transit Center 407 SW Adams St. 309.676.4040


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Come explore the world at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! In the Dome Planetarium, relax under 7,000 stars and learn about far off galaxies and the skies above. Catch an eye-popping educational film about the world we live in on the Giant Screen Theater. Be sure to check out their website for current exhibits and programs!

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Suffer from fever pitch over baseball? Dozer Park is home to the Peoria Chiefs, an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. With affordable ticket prices, special events and promotions, quality talent on the field and a family-friendly atmosphere, it’s a Grand Slam!

There's more action to catch in the winter months too! The Peoria Civic Center's Carver Arena plays host to the Peoria Rivermen, who slapshot, power play and stickhandle their way past other Southern Professional Hockey League competition.


Embark on a voyage unlike any other with the Spirit of Peoria! Distinguished with a bright red 21' diameter paddlewheel, this historic vessel navigates through the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, from Starved Rock, Illinois to St. Louis, MO. Looking to stick around the Peoria Area? The Spirit of Peoria also has day trips and special themed cruises throughout their season!


Mayor of Peoria "Peoria is special. It's got the feel and amenities of a big city right here in Central Illinois. Great independent restaurants and shops, unique neighborhoods, sports, theater, a fantastic arts community, gorgeous scenery, a beautiful river and more. Come here to visit and you may come back to stay!"

Step into a world of imagination at the Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum! Having made its debut in 2015, the museum features six interactive exhibits, such as “motion commotion,” “sand porch” and “all construction great or small”. The museum was designed for every age group, from babies and toddlers to older children and parents, ensuring that everyone has a fun and educational visit!

Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has long, sustaining roots in Peoria. Take a self-guided journey through the 90-year legacy of the company at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. With eight exhibit galleries, hands-on equipment simulators, and over 50 videos and 800 photographs to see, it is no wonder that the Caterpillar Visitors Center welcomes visitors from all over the globe!


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EA S T P E OR IA Sail the Illinois River aboard a 26' MacGregor sailboat. Enjoy a sight seeing cruise or receive your own private lessons. Make it a romantic evening by choosing a sunset cruise! Sail Peoria departs from EastPort Marina, where you can catch a bite and some drinks at EastPort Deck Bar & Grill.

Bass Pro Shops East Peoria is privileged to boast this national outdoor retail giant. Uncle Buck's FishBowl, outdoor-themed games and fish tank displays give those non-hunters something to experience. So whether you are looking to buy hunting, fishing or boating equipment, or just want to peruse around, Bass Pro Shops will not disappoint!


DAVE MINGUS Mayor of East Peoria "I love that our residents are able to enjoy a safe quality of life! East Peoria is a place where families and visitors can experience an inviting and friendly community!"

Hooked on Fishing is a unique non-profit organization that provides fishing opportunities for youth, seniors, veterans and special needs groups. Here, your loved ones can learn about the basics of fishing and fish biology in a safe environment. Hooked on Fishing offers a free Family Fishing Day every Sunday from 12pm-4pm.

Whether you’re a serious player or just looking for a unique entertainment experience, Par-A-Dice Casino has what you’re looking for. With more than 930 slots and 30 table games with live Poker, Par-A-Dice is Central Illinois’ place to play! Par-A-Dice Casino is open daily and admission is always FREE!

Fon du Lac Farm Park offers children a unique glimpse of what 1920’s farm life was like on a Central Illinois farm. Opened in 1981 the Farm Park has become a treasured destination for families with young children. There are live farm animals to feed, a red barn to play in and three ponds to enjoy. Farm Park includes a country kitchen museum, playgrounds and silo slide.

Located at EastSide Centre, Splashdown is a 3-acre water entertainment complex complete with Splashtower Island, an interactive water effects post, a relaxing lazy river, Wild Ride Tube Slide and a Splash N' Play Pool for the little ones. Summer fun for the whole family!


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P EK I N Join a class or have your own private party at Leo's Art Studio! All supplies are provided, just bring yourself and a smile! Step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece.

Find your next vintage focal piece for your home at The Rustic Roost. A balanced blend of original, refinished and repurposed antiques, this Pekin store has something for you! (You can also find them at community events such as Spoon River Drive and Pekin's Marigold Festival.)

Mansion on Walnut Be enthralled with the ambiance of this gorgeous 1862 estate home! Host your own private event, attend a First Friday, stroll through the current art exhibit or take a class hosted by the Pekin Academy of Fine Arts. This multi-use facility serves Pekin and its surrounding communities by offering wellness, arts and opportunities to gather to create lasting memories for years to come! A historic landmark for over 75 years, Maurie's Fine Candies of Pekin has expanded its offerings! While still offering its beloved candies and sweet treats, Maurie's now serves gourmet coffee, Eureka's own Uncle Bob's Ice Cream and limited café fare.


JOHN McCABE Mayor of Pekin

"I’m proud to call Pekin home because of all the city has to offer, such as award winning schools, over 2,200 acres of parks, a resurging downtown and people who care about their community."

Put a little color into your world at Pekin Paintball Park. Whether you’re a sharp shooter or just looking for a little fun and adrenaline, the programs and special events, 6 different playing fields and even the equipment selection at Pekin Paintball Park give you plenty of options to explore the exciting sport of paintball.

With a full made-to-order menu, old-time call boxes and delivery service to your vehicle, Cranwill's Rootbeer Stand and Drive In is the perfect summer-time stop for your whole family! Ahh... the refeshing taste of homemade rootbeer straight from a frosty mug.

Planet X Rollerworld offers open skate or private rentals. In addition to skating, they have a great line up of arcade games, including the ever popular skeeball!

Sunset Hills Golf Course is locally owned and located in the center of the Sunset Hills neighborhood. Providing a challenge for serious players while also helping newcomers relax among the lush scenery, the course has one of the finest layouts in the Peoria area. The complex is also home to a disc golf course. Game got you famished? Mashie's Pub & Eatery, located inside the clubhouse, has a delectable food menu and expansive drink menu to help you wind down after a long day on the course. 11

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Jefferson Street Studio and Gallery features oil paintings and mixed media paintings, along with photography, pottery and jewelry by multiple local artists!

So Chic Boutique has plenty to chose from, all fun and unique! From party supplies and stationary to dĂŠcor, accessories and specialty gifts, this growing shop is the perfect place to stop. They even offer wedding/event planning, custom invitations and lettering workshops!


This 1918 home turned restaurant provides a warm and inviting atmosphere with a rustic American menu. The menus are changed often at Kemp 208 depending on availability of product, so there's always something new to try!

Formerly known as From the Field, The Cookery is a new culinary experience! With hands-on and demonstrative classes, "gourmet to-go" services, catering and on-site cooking options, The Cookery can satisfy your hunger!

The Confectionary, Inc. prides itself on using the same recipes from when they first opened 40 years ago. From pies to coffeecakes to cookies, these desserts are baked fresh everyday!

Ackerman Family Farms LLC is a 5th Generation Family run Pumpkin Farm featuring over 160 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, a beautiful selection of mums, ornamental corn and corn stalks. There is also a gift shop with additional food products and home décor. Get lost in their family friendly corn maze or simply enjoy a weekend hayrack ride.

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Locally owned, Schooners Morton bar and restaurant is the perfect place to belly up and enjoy great food and cold beer with friends. You can’t go wrong with anything you order from the menu, but their tenderloin is famous; “might feed a family of four, but it’s specially priced for one.”

(UPCOMING IN 2017) Be on the lookout for the newly developed Memorial Plaza in Downtown Morton. Sure to come this year are fun, family-friendly outdoor activites and events happening at the community outdoor space. 13

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LeFleur Floral Design & Events Inc. is BLOOMING! This gorgeous floral shop has recently moved to a bigger location to better serve its customers. With gifts, décor and, of course, florals for every occasion, Le Fleur has something beautiful for everyone!

Established in 1988 and located on Washington's historic downtown square, Holland's Mercantile is Central Illinois' original old fashioned candy, soda fountain, and toy store. Stop in and take a bite of yesteryear!

If you are ever in need of a fun way to end your day, check out McMahon's Pint and Plates in Sunnyland Plaza. Make sure to try out their "wicked fries!"


Channel your inner-fashionista with a little shopping on the square. Find unique, quality apparel and accessories at Blue Boutique. You can also visit their second location at Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Peoria!

LeBakery, a Peoria Area staple for over 30 years, has opened up shop in Washington! From cakes and cookies to breads and pastries, LeBakery has all some of the tastiest homemade treats ready for you to take home or to eat right away! 

Step inside Sentimental Journey for collectibles, home accessories and gifts for any occasion. New items are added daily! You never know what you might find! 15

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Stretching for 26 miles from Alta, in Peoria County, to Toulon, in Stark County, the Rock Island State Trail offers gorgeous views and natural attractions along a tree-lined coridor. It's the perfect means to explore rural Illinois! You don't have to go to the big city for the lateset trends. Wishing Star Boutique has all of the latest fashions right here in Central Illinois! Whether you are browsing in the Lacon or Peoria Heights store, you are sure to find something to fit your style!

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Looking for a casual, family-friendly creative outlet? Check out Yer Kiln' Me in Wyoming! This paint your own pottery studio has everything you need to make a masterpiece! Pottery painting is primarily what they are known for, but you can also work with canvas, mosaics, pendants and wood! 


The Pizza Peel in Lacon is a hometown favorite! With made from scratch crust, specialty menu items and a unique underground atmosphere with a view of the kitchen, it's definitely worth the trip!

Better save room for dessert! Â Just as the name suggests, Myrtle's Cafe and Pie in Princeton is a great place to stop for soup, salad or sandwhich and, of course, a slice (or 2) of pie! With a pie list as expansive as theirs, it's impossible to choose just one!

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The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley. Visitors to the museum encounter innovative interpretive exhibits, exciting hands-on activities, archaeological sites, and a variety of special events in a rural setting.

Gather up your friends and family and head to this high-banked, 3/8 mile track for some high speed action! Running every Saturday night from Spring to Fall, Spoon River Speedway has provided fast, loud and high energy entertainment to the area for over 30 years!

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Located "in the middle of everywhere", Mason City Limits Comedy Club will have you laughing all night!  The club has featured comedians from popular shows like Comedy Central, Conan and The Tonight Show. Reservations are highly recommended.

Eureka College pays tribute to one of their most accomplished alumni, President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Museum! Commemorating his childhood, his time on campus and the road to the White House, this +2,000 piece museum is the largest collection of Reagan memorbilia, with the exception of the Reagan Library in California.

What is the best way to experience West Central Illinois?

Start your trip in Canton!





Begin your experience at the Canton Harvester Inn, a lovely 32-room boutique hotel located in the very heart of Canton’s historic downtown. Please Call (309) 357-5820 for information or reservations.

Add unique flair to your wardrobe or find that perfect gift when you browse among astounding one-of-a-kind stores that feature antiques, crafts, primitives, jewelry, florals, and collectibles.

When you come to Canton, make sure you bring your appetite. Whether you are looking for a casual fine dining experience or home town fare, Canton has a great selection of dining venues to choose from.

West Central Illinois is renowned for its lakes, marshes, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife. If you love conservation and natural beauty, Canton is the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Premiere Hunting & Fishing—Boating—Camping—Big Creek Water Park

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Whether you're looking for a little pick-me-up in the morning, or hoping to sip on something strong in the evening, these local coffee shops and breweries have you covered. Cheers!


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Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. in Peoria takes it's name from the region 30 degrees North and South of the equator, where the majority of specialty coffee is farmed! Get your caffeine fix while visiting Eli's Coffee in Morton, a local staple for coffee, cookies and conversation since 2005. Check out their additional locations in Tremont and Metamora.

With an abundant selection of coffee, teas and tasty eats, as well as a unique and welcoming atmosphere, Leaves 'N Beans is a must try with locations in both Peoria Heights and Morton.

Whether serving brews in the comfortable, warm atmosphere of the cafĂŠ, or assisting the busier crowd in the express kiosk, The Blend in Washington serves the community with a warm cup and a smile.

Locally known for their humorous signs, Eysal's Coffee in East Peoria is also home to amazing Popcorn. Try their fun colored Confetti flavor or Whiskey Caramel!

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One Eleven Coffee is Wyoming's favorite coffee shop. In addition to coffee, its also highly rated for it's food, service and unique atmosphere!

Rhodell Brewery has spent nearly two decades crafting some of the best beer in the Midwest. Recently relocated to a bigger space in Peoria's Warehouse District, this microbrewery is perfect for a casual drink (or more) with friends.

Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery recently opened in downtown Peoria in Fall of 2016. This historic 1889 church is now home to the family-friendly (and dog friendly!) upscale pub complete with 2 bocce ball courts and outdoor games in the beer garden!

Home to downstate Illinois’ first pour-your-own system, Pour Brothers Taproom is the perfect place to explore the world of craft beer. By offering limited time brews and a constantly changing selection, they can bring all of the best craft brews from around the country into one place.

Peoria Brewing Company claims they brew liquid awesome. From the wicked light ale, "Naked Jane," to the uber-hoppy "Yippy IPA," they have a beer for every taste bud.

J.K. Williams Distilling, located in East Peoria, is a family owned distillery producing a wide array of high-quality, craft whiskey in the tradition of their bootlegging, fine whiskey-making great-greatgrandpa, J.K. Learn their distilling process and see where it's all made on a whiskey tour and taste! 21

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Kickapoo Creek Winery is a familyowned vineyard and winery located on 250 rolling acres in the Illinois River Valley. If you love chocolate, you'll want to try their Chocolate Strawberry or Chocolate Raspberry wines!

An old renovated 1893 building in Manito, once used as a harness shop, is now home to Willett's Winery & Cellar. Tour the winery, peruse the gift store and sample wines made from grapes and berries grown on their 5-acre vineyard. Try their most popular wine Cranberry Frost!

Gorgeous Mackinaw Valley Vineyard sits upon 86 acres of breathtaking countryside with 15 acres of grapes, outdoor deck areas and paths to take a stroll. Catch one of their concerts or annual festivals by the lake. With over 20 different wines to sample, you're sure to find a favorite.

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Conjure up the spirit of rich Native American history at Native Trails Winery in Lewistown. Once home to the Oneota Indians, this 110-acre farm and vineyard offers many trails, wine tastings and fascinating Native American artifacts inside their winery.

Indian Creek Vineyard, in Toulon, is a 12-acre vinyard near the same land once occupied by the last settlement of the Pottawattomie Indians. The 1840's farm house on the property is now a bed and breakfast called the Chateau. The Old Red Barn, once used for milking cows and storing hay, now serves as a wine shop and tasting room.

Big Horse Vineyards, in Lewistown, isn't your typical winery. Sure, they grow grapes, make wine and provide dream weddings, but they also raise beautiful Belgian, Clydesdale and Percheron horses onsite. In addition, there's a petting zoo and hiking trails for the kids. Take a horse drawn carriage or sleigh ride throughout the vineyard and park. Coming soon in 2017 are zip lines and a backwoods safari! 23



This one's for all you foodies out there. Seafood and steak, mouth watering barbeque, farm-to-table and gastropub experiences. It's all here.

Set in the old Sealtest building in the heart of the historic Warehouse District of downtown Peoria, Thyme Kitchen + Craft Beer offers an eccentric, hip atomosphere with a variety of unique food items. Try the Nashville Spicy Fried Chicken Thighs, Asian Tuna Tacos, Deconstructed Duck Tamale or the popular Bison Burger. Also offered are Vegetarian plates and a very extensive bar selection including 40+ craft beers, 100+ bourbons, hand crafted cocktails and a sizable wine list.

Edge is more than just a restaurant, it's an experience that's new and different every time you dine with their ever-changing menu. Its farm-to-table dishes are all locally-grown and made fresh to order.

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Voted Peoria Magazine's "Best Dinner Date" and Viewer's Choice Award winner for "Best Bar in a Restaurant," Hearth is sure to please! They use quality ingredients raised right here in Central Illinois. Try the Maple Leaf Duck Breast or stick with the trusty Filet Mignon.

Open in Peoria for over two decades, One World CafĂŠ features flavors from across the globe. From unique to traditional, they have an eclectic variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Leave room for one of their amazing desserts (like the Strawberry Shortcake shown here)!

A fine dining experience with full-service bar, featuring top quality meat and seafood, awaits in the heart of downtown Peoria Heights at Seven on Prospect.

Craft beer and dynamite half-pound burgers (like the Bacon Chili Cheeseburger shown below) draw customers to Maquet's Rail House in Pekin!

Season's Gastropub in Morton pairs seasonal, chef-driven dishes with great brews! Open-air garage doors welcome the sweet summer breeze and fireplaces keep out the winter chill, making it the perfect place to eat, drink and relax with good company no matter the season. 25

The Peoria Area Arts & Culture Scene is alive and thriving! Check out these local artists' shops and productions!

Creativity comes to life at the Studios on Sheridan! Stroll through this renovated 1930's warehouse and awe at the work of local artists. From paintings and glassblowing to eclectic and vintage artifacts shops, the local arts scene shines at the Studios on Sheridan in the Sunbeam Building!

Explore your understanding of hot molten glass with a hands on experience! Learn the art of fire with one of their quick, fun, hands on opportunities. All classes begin with a demonstration from the instructor providing ideas for your own! Then, with great guidance by the team of JDraper Glass, sculpt and blow a creation to treasure for years! No experience is required.

It's Small Town, Big Drama at Festival 56 in Princeton! This professional theater festival presents some of the most memorable plays and musicals throughout history. This season, Festival 56 proudly presents Disenchanted!, Shakespeare's hilarious Comedy of Errors, the Dr. Seuss inspired Seussical the Musical, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Stop Kiss and Sweet Charity.


Explore your own creative side at The Hive! Offering painting classes of all sorts, The Hive will give you the materials you need to paint your own masterpiece. Trust us, you're better than you think! Buzz on in for your next party or special event!

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Providing culturally inclusive theatrical entertainment, Peoria Players Theatre allows individuals in the area to express their creative talents. In their 99th season, Peoria Players presents Bring It On, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Woman in Black, Rock of Ages, Home for the Holidays, Sunset Blvd., Bonnie and Clyde and Diva-Licious. 27

slands to fruitful From sprawling gras ia Area's natural woodlands, the Peor ldlife is truly beauty and sundry wi breathtaking. An adventure awaits at Wildlife Prairie Park! Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 2,000 acre zoological park allows you to get up close and personal to over 50 different species that are native to Illinois, such as wolves, bison, elk and otter. But the fun doesn’t stop there! With tent and other unique lodging options, educational programs, special events, bike trails, fishing, and a newly designed frisbee golf course, Wildlife Prairie Park is nature's recreational haven!

Experience the natural beauty of the forested bluffs of the Illinois River at the Forest Park Nature Center! This 540-acre park includes 7 miles of hiking trails among breathtaking views of a dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve.

Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area This 4,363-acres freshwater marsh, with more than 200 bodies of water and plentiful grassland, provides not only a fruitful habitat for local wildlife, but also several recreational activities for visitors, such as hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

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Emiquon Preserve is one of the largest floodplain restoration projects in the Midwest. Established in 1993, the refuge was formed to restore and protect wetland habitats along the Illinois and Spoon Rivers. Through these efforts, open-air hobbies such as bird watching, hunting, fishing and hiking are available to curious visitors like you!

Hornbaker Gardens, Inc. is a family owned and operated nursery located 5 miles southeast of Princeton. Their large collections and variety of plants draw plant enthusiasts from not only the Midwest, but from all across the country. Many gardening themed classes are offered throughout the year and their gorgeous compound also hosts weddings and events.

Take in the natural beauty of Central Illinois and its wildlife at Elmore Stock Farm! Free-range white-tail deer and turkey roam about over 3,000 acres of field, ponds, timber and creek. While the hunt is top of mind, lodging, fishing and shooting ranges are also available at this outdoor paradise. 29

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Bring out the kid in you at 8 Bit Beercade in Peoria's Warehouse District. Try out a number of old school arcade games, including NFL Blitz, Galaga and OFF Road. 8 Bit serves a wide variety of tasty brews to "help" you with your gaming skills!

Martini's has over 100 kinds of specialty martinis to choose from, as well as great beer and cocktails. Located inside the old River Station, Martini's provides a great 1920's atmosphere with its art deco design.

Peoria's hotspot for live entertainment of all statures, the Limelight Eventplex presents an intimate, friendly atmosphere for fans to enjoy their favorite bands. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming shows!

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Catch these festivals and attractions during select seasons only!

Enjoy outdoor ice skating in downtown Peoria on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue! PNC Winterfest allows you to skate during the day or under the stars. Bring your own skates or rent them from the skate shack. Spectators can watch the action from a heated tent with seating and refreshments.

Snowman's Reindeer Farm in Canton is a magical experience where you can pet, feed and photograph Santa's reindeer. It is owned by two teachers who are USDA certified exhibitors. The farm features a Visitor's/ Educational Center, heated barn for visiting the reindeer and a beautiful seasonal gift shop called The Jolly Old Elf Shoppe.

Ooh and aah at the dazzling lighted displays of Folepi’s Winter Wonderland! This drivethrough spectacle in East Peoria has over three million lights constructed as Clydesdales, spaceships, animals, Christmas toys and more! Recognized six times as one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, and two-time recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Home Town Award, the Festival of Lights NEEDS to be on your holiday to-do list.

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A tradition for many, Tanner’s Orchard is the perfect place to spend a sunny fall day. Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, farm animals, apple cider and a bakery churning out some of the best bakery items of the season. Each year the Tanner’s corn field is cut in a different pattern to bring you an epic corn maze! With so many things to do, you might plan to stay the whole day!

Deep family roots branch out into the Morton community with Roth Pumpkin Patch and Red Barn Tree Shop. From October 1 through Christmas Eve, the Roth family invites you to either location for some seasonal family fun! From fun rides, slides and slingshot thrills to farmyard friends, pumpkins, and yummy food, The Roth Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place to spend a warm fall day. As winter approaches and your holiday spirit awakens, head to the Red Barn Tree Shop. Whether you are looking for a fresh Christmas tree, holiday décor or specialty gifts, this 100-year old barn is a holiday extravaganza!

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From national retailers, specialty boutiqes and small mom-and-pop shops only found in the Peoria Area, it's easy to find something for everyone with the Peoria Area shopping scene! See page 63 for a full list of our shopping partners or visit for more information!


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Campustown Shopping Center (Peoria) Cherry Tree Shopping Center (Washington) East Court Village (Pekin) Junction City Shopping Center (Peoria) Metro Centre (Peoria) Northpoint Shopping Plaza (Peoria) Northwoods Mall (Peoria) The Levee District (East Peoria) The Shoppes at Grand Prairie (Peoria) Westlake Shopping Center (Peoria) Willow Knolls Shopping Center (Peoria)

LOCALS' FAVORITES Abe's Caramel Corn

Specialty Gifts & Food Items | Peoria

Bass Pro Shops

Sporting Goods | East Peoria


Sporting Goods | Peoria

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Sporting Goods | Downtown Peoria

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Frozen Buns Resolution Run Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Start your new year off right! Stick with your resolution at the Frozen Buns 5K on the Peoria Riverfront.

Jan 5

Harlem Globetrotters Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy.

Jan 14

Chill Billy Winter Sporting Event Camp Wokanda - Chillicothe, IL 2 & 8 mile endurance runs! General admission includes: free chili lunch, open ice fishing, introduction to orienteering, winter survival class and winter birding hike.

Jan 16

Patti LaBelle: MLK Celebration Concert Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Singer Patti LaBelle will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center. The 25th Annual luncheon will be followed by a concert by LaBelle in the Peoria Civic Center Arena.


Jan 18,19

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more!

Jan 22

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Gershwin Matinee Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL A family friendly celebration of the life of George Gershwin.

Jan 28

Parmalee Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Well known for their top hit, "Carolina," Parmalee's country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues.

Family Core's 2017 Frosty 5K Running Central - Downtown Peoria, IL Warm up in the frigid January temperatures at the Family Core's 17th annual Frosty 5K and Dog Walk! Talk part in the 5K or a walk. Money raised will go to Family Core!

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Jan 20

Peoria Kids Fest Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Bring your kids to enjoy attractions like Fun on the Run inflatables, rock climbing, games and door prizes, a pumpkin patch carnival ride, a scavenger hunt and more! Art Parade - Kid's Workshop Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum - Peoria, IL Learn to make life-size puppets out of a variety of new and recycled materials! Kid Workshops are offered on select Saturday afternoons to give children ages 8-14 opportunities to use tools, experiment with different types of crafting, and think creatively.

Blackberry Smoke Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Catch American southern rock/country rock band from Atlanta, Georgia at Limelight for their Like An Arrow Tour.

Feb 3,4,5,9,10,11,12

Into the Woods Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL This Brothers Grimm inspired musical features a Tony Award-winning score, bringing together everyone’s favorite storybook characters for a timeless yet relevant classic.

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Feb 4, 8-12

Valentines Workshop J. Draper Glass - Peoria, IL Heat up your Valentine's Day with 2000 degrees of love! Couples date nights to include blowing stemless wine glasses and sculpting glass hearts.

Feb 4

Laser Light Nights Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show!

Feb 4

Brushville Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Brushville blends five extremely talented musicians with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience.

Feb 4

Rodney Carrington Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer,and writer who recorded nine major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.

Feb 9

Cheap Trick Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL An American rock band from Rockford, Illinois is often referred to as the "American Beatles." Well known for their biggest hits, "Surrender," "I Want You to Want Me," "Dream Police" and "The Flame," this classic band is one you won't want to miss.

Feb 9

Walters Brothers Harley Davidson Presents X-treme International Ice Racing Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL XiiR (Xtreme International Ice Racing) is a motorcycle racing tour...ON ICE! Man and machine going from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds riding Speedway bikes and quads that are modified to compete on an indoor ice arena.

Feb 10-12

The Conklin Players Present I Do, I Do! Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Don’t miss the Conklin Players’ leading musical theatre couple in this touching and humorous musical about love and family life from the wedding day through fifty years!

Feb 11

Old Dominion Meat Candy Tour Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Blending old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n' roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets, Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music.



Feb 11

>> Peoria First Friday

Feb 11

>> J.K. Williams Distilling Tour & Tasting

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Romance Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Two time Grammy Award winner, Broadway and opera vocalist, Sylvia McNair, teams up with renowned pianist, Kevin Cole. They join the PSO for music from the American Songbook including Gershwin, Porter, Bernstein and Sondheim. Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos Kickapoo Creek Winery - Edwards, IL Felix & Fingers are back for a love inspired, Valentines Day Dinner Spectacular!

Feb 11

Wild About Love Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Join us this Valentine’s Day for dinner and dancing with our hostess, Tink the Skunk! Don’t worry, Tink does not have the ability to spray. We will have a delicious five course meal, dance floor, prizes, giveaways and fun!

Feb 12

Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2017 Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ.

Feb 14

SweetheART Night The Hive - Downtown Peoria, IL Couples paint two canvases that create one painting when hung together. Also included is a wooden photo frame to paint. $75 per couple. Register online to secure your seats.

Feb 12,14

Romance Under the Stars Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL This Valentine’s Day, join us for a romantic tour of the Cosmos in the Dome Planetarium. We will explore the romantic constellations in the current night sky and visit some of the most breathtaking places in our Universe using our remarkable Uniview Software. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine and a small bag of chocolates with paid entry.

Feb 15-18

Dinner Theater - "The Fantastics" Metamora Fields Golf Club - Metamora, IL Enjoy a buffet while catching a performance of the world's longest running Off-Broadway musical, "The Fantastics."

Feb 17

Trippin Billies Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Born in the pubs on the north side of Chicago, this acoustic duo is now headlining concert settings across the nation. Phanie Rae & the Soul Shakers will be opening the stage.

On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors.  The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. 

Every Friday and Saturday, J.K. Williams opens their doors for a free tour and tasting experience that includes a history lesson on distilling in Peoria, a hands-on demonstration of how the whiskey is made, and samples of the locally produced bourbons and whiskeys.

>> Peoria RiverFront Market Every Saturday, May through September, Peoria’s RiverFront becomes an outdoor farmers’ and artists’ market featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh flowers, baked goods, and more. Plus local art, live muic and demonstrations each week.

>> East Peoria Levee District Farmer’s Market A variety of locally produced products are featured every Friday from June through September in The Levee District downtown area on the pedestrian promenade.

>> Morton Fine Arts in the Park Concerts

Free concerts every Thursday evening (June 15th - July 27th) at 7pm in the Idlewood Arts Pavilion, featuring a variety of musical styles.

>> Delavan Main Street Cruise In Visitors will diverge upon downtown Delavan where antique vehicles will be showcased. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings, and music will add to the enjoyment of those attending this once-a-month event (April - October).

>> It Plays In Peoria: Caterpillar Employee Mixed Chorus Exhibit Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May Monday - Saturday See costumes, playbills and vintage videos celebrating 75 years of performance excellence by the Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus.

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Eric Paslay Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Nashville breakout country artist, Eric Paslay, delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer.

Feb 19

Daniel Tiger Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the award-winning television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!

Feb 19

FREE Day! Engineering Day 2017 Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL A FREE DAY at the Riverfront Museum generously sponsored by local engineering groups. The Museum will be packed with engineers providing hands on activities, exhibits, demonstrations, videos, and more. Ask these professionals and enthusiasts your engineering questions, explore potential career options, and visit the rest of the Museum!

Feb 20

Technology Day Camp Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL This day-camp is designed to introduce students to a variety of new computer programming, robotics, and video game design technologies ranging from Scratch to Ozobots to 3-D printing and more.

Feb 24

Head East Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, good-time rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Well known for their signature song, "Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life)."

Feb 24-26

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Mar 9

Teen Night: Titanic Murder Mystery Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL Come solve a Titanic-themed murder mystery, assemble your own team or join one at the Museum! Must be in high school or college age. Thomas Rhett: Home Team Tour 2017 Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Thomas Rhett takes the stage, with Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson, and Ryan Hurd at the Peoria Civic Center!

Feb 28

Engineering Challenge: Build a Boat Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL What stops a ship from sinking? Learn all about the delicate physics of density and buoyancy, and then put your knowledge to the test! How much weight will your boat hold?


Mar 10

Museum After Dark: Titanic Murder Mystery Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL Come solve a Titanic-themed murder mystery. Assemble your own team or join one at the Museum! Light appetizers and one free drink are included in ticket price with a cash bar available.

Mar 10

Central Illinois Rec. Show Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Come on out and see how you can extend your own vacation time and take a gander at all the neat recreational items available.

Mar 3

Mar 10,11,12,16,17,18,19

Mar 3-5

Get the Led Out Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before.

Mar 4

Eddy P's Birthday Party Comedy Show Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL Join Eddy P, Chris Hightower, Jason Jenkins, Shawn Morgan, Jayson Davis and Ray Philly Phillips for a great comedy show!

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IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL 1A & 2A weekend. See the best high schools compete for the state title.

Aaron Lewis Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL American musician, songwriter and lead vocalist, guitarist and founding member of the rock group Staind - Aaron has also had a very successful solo career in recent years. Catch him on his "Sinner Tour" debuting hits from his newest solo album.

Spring Home Show Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Exhibitors display a wide range of interior, exterior, home building and home remodeling products and services. This is the largest gathering of area home builders and remodeling contractors you'll find in the area. The Head and the Heart Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL In support of the release of their newest album Signs of Light, this American indie folk band will be performing live with special guest, Whitney.

March Madness Experience Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL A family-oriented extravaganza of fun, interactive games, historical exhibits and good times during the IHSA State Basketball Tournament.

Joe Bonamassa Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Mamma Mia!: Farewell Tour Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

August: Osage County Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL Bursting with humor, vivacity and intelligence, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.

Mar 11

Blarney Blitz Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Over 700 "Irish" runners gather annually for this event. Come to run, stay for the after party at Kelleher's - enjoy a light spread of Irish fare, green beer, and live music from the Irish band Turas!

Mar 11

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Nights in the Gardens of Spain Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL An evening of enchanting music with a Spanish flair.

Mar 16

IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL 3A & 4A weekend. See the best high schools compete for the state title.

Mar 17

37th Annual St. Patrick's Post Parade Party CEFCU Center Stage - Downtown Peoria, IL Join the party immediately following the parade for an authentic Irish experience! Live Irish bands, great food, and festive drinks!

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American English Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL “Liverpool Mania, The History of The Beatles” brings the most complete Beatles Tribute Show to life, beginning with the early years of Ed Sullivan, grooving through the psychedelic era, and landing on the wonderfully bittersweet final era of The Beatles.

Mar 23

Decades Rewind Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Take a trip down melody lane with Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

Mar 24-26

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream is bringing Disney’s princess stories and most beloved fairytales to the ice in a sensational live production coming to Peoria! This ice spectacular featuring scenes from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and The Princess and the Frog.


Mar 25

ONCE the Musical Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards(R) including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear and the power of music to connect all of us.

Mar 25

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Peoria Civic Center. Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way.

Mar 25

Interplanetary 5K Peoria Riverfront Museum - Downtown Peoria, IL Follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the solar system along the Riverfront Trail. Choose from the Interplanetary 5K race, 1 mile fitness walk or 1/2 mile kids' fun run.


Maple Syrup Workshop & Pancake Breakfast Camp Wokanda - Chillicothe, IL Fill up on pancakes and fresh Maple Syrup from Camp Wokanda! Then, go on a tour and learn the basics of how maple Syrup is processed and collected.

Apr 1

Pekin Business Showcase & Kids Experience Avanti's Dome - Pekin, IL Family Fun! Kids entertainment by Fun on the Run, and displays, samples, and information booths hosted by Pekin businesses. It's all held inside the Avanti's Dome!

Apr 1

Kansas: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Don't miss the 2+ hour KANSAS musical event featuring deep cuts and hits from KANSAS, including songs off the new album "The Prelude Implicit," and culminating in "Leftoverture" performed in its entirety.


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Rails to Trails Bare Bones 10K Rock Island Trail - Alta, IL Enjoy the beautiful Rock Island Trail and receive a free t-shirt and snacks after the race. Awards will be given for top racers. Black Stone Cherry Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL These Kentucky-bred hard rockers have released five studio albums and three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock charts. Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.

Apr 4

Rocktopia Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL A one-of-a-kind musical featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more.

David Nail - Heartland Heroes Benefit Concert Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Country singer, David Nail takes the stage with special guests Brooke Eden and Charlie Walker. Central Illinois Auto Show Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Over 40 vendor booths are set up to exhibit auto-related merchandise and other fun displays. Plus, there will be great family entertainment throughout the weekend. Easter Egg Scramble Peoria Zoo - Peoria, IL Looking for a hopping good time? Bounce on over to the Zoo for our annual Easter egg celebration, loaded with candy and fun for children 0-9 years.

Apr 8

Bunny Hop Breakfast & Egg Hunt McNaughton Park - Pekin, IL Be sure to enjoy some pancakes and sausage with the Easter Bunny. Once you have enjoyed your breakfast hop on out to the Easter Egg Hunt!

Apr 15

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Camp Wokanda - Chillicothe, IL There will be a Doggie Egg Hunt for small and large breeds, costume contest with prizes and activities for the whole family! A portion of this family furrr-iendly event will be donated!

Earth Day Workshop J. Draper Glass - Peoria, IL Join J. Draper Glass for their inaugural Earth Day Workshop! Learn how to blow a large paperweight that you will treasure for years! An Evening with David Sedaris Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Join David Sedaris for an evening featuring allnew stories and observations with several sneak previews into work that will be published in his newest collection of writing in 2017. There will also be an audience Q&A.

Apr 27

Lewis Black: Rant, White and Blue Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Following the highly successful 2016 Fall leg of his THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH TOUR, Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is bringing his Spring 2017 THE RANT, WHITE & BLUE TOUR to Peoria.

Apr 30

Celtic Woman: Voice of Angels Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, are returning with a brand new live show, 'Voices Of Angels' during an extensive North American tour in Spring 2017. 41

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Cinco de Kilo Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Start with a 5K on Peoria's beautiful riverfront trail and end with a Fiesta!

May 5-6

Celebrating 35 Years: The Never Ending Song Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Come to Five Points Washington as the Peoria Area Civic Chorale celebrates 35 years of providing wholesome family entertainment. The concert will feature many PACC and audience favorites.

May 5,6,7,11,12,13,14

Billy Elliot Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL Based on the Academy Award-nominated 2000 film of the same title, this musical follows Billy as he discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet.

May 7

Peoria WingFest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL The best event for anyone who loves wings, beer and music! Eat unlimied wings from local restaurants. A portion of the proceeds help raise money for charity.

May 12

Eric Church Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring the “Holdin’ My Own Tour” to Peoria.

May 12-13

The Conklin Players Presents "Neil Simon" Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Broadway’s comic genius, Neil Simon – the man behind The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park – creates hilarious dialogue and outrageous plot twists that will leave you breathless with laughter!

May 13

31st Annual Komen Memorial Race for the Cure Peoria Metro Centre - Peoria, IL The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

May 13

2nd Annual Mardi Gras in May Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Join us as we turn Water Street into Bourbon Street! This one of a kind festival will feature two stages of amazing live music, talented street performers, local artisan and merchants, and delicious Cajun food and drink!

May 20

Heartland Festival Orchestra Presents New World Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Cross-currents interweave in an evening of beautiful music exploring nature, folklore and mysteries of the spirit. Cellist Patrice Jackson brings her brilliance to the stage.

May 20

Muscle on Main Strongman Competition North Main St. - Downtown Morton, IL Over 60 contestants compete in a contest of 6 weightlifting elements held in downtown Morton. Contestants must register but spectators are free.

May 26

Louie Louie Festival Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL The Illinois Valley Striders signal the beginning of summer with Peoria's ever-popular Louie Louie Festival! Put on your craziest outfit, grab your kazoo and come on out for a night of warm breezes, cold drinks and outstanding live music!

May 26-28

Summer Camp Music Festival Three Sisters Park - Chillicothe, IL This three day music festival hosts over 20,000 attendees and 100 bands on seven stages. Visit for the day or camp on-site all weekend! Some featured acts include: Moe, Umphrey's Mcgee, Primus, Trey Anastasio Band and Zeds Dead.


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May 27-28

International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL This year's festival will feature over 50 wines and 50 Craft beers for tasting and purchase from around the world. There will be Artisan cheese sampling and music performed throughout the day by amazing local artists and bands.

May 31 - June 4

Washington Good Neighbor Days Washington, IL An annual tradition in Washington, Good Neighbor Days has competition, fun, food, games and tons of entertainment.

JUNE June 9,10,11

Broadway Backwards Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL Broadway Backwards reinterprets the songs of musical theater, with singers performing as characters they wouldn't get to play in real life, putting a unique twist on Broadway's biggest hits.

June 10

River City Jazz Fest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Enjoy Illinois' best jazz groups playing all day long for the 4th annual Jazz Fest.

June 11

8th Annual Car Show for Homes of Hope Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL The Winery and Car Show are free to the public to attend. Car Show Registration is $10. Guests will enjoy the ambiance of the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and Winery while enjoying live music (bands to be announced), as well as wine tasting, food, raffles and fun! There is also a bag tournament being held throughout the day.

June 15-17

Steamboat Days Festival Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL In celebration of Peoria's Riverfront, this festival includes carnival rides and games, food and drink, and great musical entertainment.

June 16

Tailgate N' Tallboys Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Musical acts to be announced! More information and line-ups, go

June 17

Steamboat Classic Race Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Central Illinois' premier running event attracting runners from around the world. Choose the 2 mile fun run/walk, 4 mile run/walk or 15K run. Includes a post-race party with awards and presentations.

June 18

Father's Day Cookout Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Bring Dad out for a Father’s Day Cookout! Enjoy a ribeye steak sandwich, BBQ pork sandwich, bratwurst, chicken legs, hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob and more.

June 23

Day of Enlightenment Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL A day of Renaissance learning for kids. Perfect for school groups, scout groups or day cares! Bring the kids out to learn all about how the times were during the Renaissance Era.

June 24-25

Olde English Faire Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Hear ye, hear ye, join in on the fun of the annual medieval faire. Enjoy vendors, food, and entertainment such as jousting, sword fighting, falconry, and much much more.

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Volksfest Hickory Grove Park - Dunlap, IL German festival including soccer matches, arts and craft vendors, Pre-1985 Car & Bike Cruis’n, German music, food and beer. 43

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Red, White & BOOM! Peoria & East Peoria Riverfronts The largest fireworks celebration in Illinois (even bigger than Chicago!). View the spectacular show from both sides of the river.

July 13-15

July 4th Honor America Fireworks Pekin Memorial Stadium - Pekin, IL Fireworks, entertainment, and food.

The Conklin Players Presents "A Grand Old Country Tribute" Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Spend a night at the “Opry” as they salute the greatest hits of country music through the decades, featuring your favorite all-time country hits and the artists that sang them! From Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, this will be a boot stompin’ good time!

July 8

July 15

July 4

Tailgate N' Tallboys Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Musical acts to be announced! More information and line-ups, go

July 8

Morton Downtown Super Cruise Main St. - Morton, IL Over 500 cars converge in Morton from 4-9pm for this celebration of cars, 50's music,and great "All American" food served in the local restaurants.

July 8

Kid's Muddy Madness Westwood Park - Morton, IL Kids 4 to 9 years can jump, run, and get muddy on a 15 obstacle course. This fundraiser for St Jude offers a unique experience.

Kid's Pioneer Day Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Kids can experience what it felt like to be a pioneer back in the early 1800’s. Learn about beekeeping and leather working, participate in many crafts and games, special animal programs, and Bluegrass-String Works performances.

July 16

Art and Wine Festival Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL Local artists showcase their talents and sell their art at this free event. Local car clubs have been invited to display their cars at the Cruise-In. Wine tasting is featured all day with live music. Kids activities on-site as well.

July 21-22

Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Come see local BBQ enthusiasts show off their skills and compete for the glory of best BBQ in town! Trace Adkins will also be performing on the CEFCU Center Stage!

July 22-23

Adults ONLY Day Camp Camp Wokanda - Chillicothe, IL No Wi-Fi. No Worries. Just Nature.

July 28-30

2017 Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo Peoria Civic Center - Downtown Peoria, IL This is the expo Illinois hunters look forward to every year! Filled with exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations, special attractions, the trophy big game contest and seminars by Grant Woods, Stan Potts, Gordon Whittington, Chris Brackett and more!

July 29

Fiesta en el Rio Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Fiesta features authentic Latin American food, drink, children's area, local musicians and more!

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AUGUST Aug 3,4,5,6

Bring It On: The Musical Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and book by Jeff Whitty, this musical focuses on the competitive world of cheerleading and over-the-top team rivalries.

Aug 4-5

River City Soul Fest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Celebrate Gospel music with a variety of local choirs and performers, as well as national headlining acts (TBA).

Aug 5-6

Aug 19

India Fest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Enjoy live music, authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dancing and much more.

Aug 25-27

Erin Feis Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Peoria's Irish Community comes together for what is considered the largest Irish festival in the Midwest. Erin Feis features cultural displays, shopping, Irish food, and exceptional entertainment on five different stages!

Sept 15-17

22nd Annual Octoberfest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Three day German Festival on the Peoria Riverfront. Featuring at least one band from Europe. Entertainment on 2 stages. German Heritage Tent. 5K run/walk on Sunday starting at 12:30 pm.

Sept 16


Food Truck Frenzy Heritage Square - Peoria Heights, IL Try some of the tastiest meals on wheels in Central Illinois! Sample delicious dishes from some of the region's greatest Food Trucks! Live music will fill the square and Pour Brothers Tap House will keep your glass full with one of their many craft brews!

Sept 1-2

Sept 16

Member Appreciation Weekend Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Enjoy many activities such as: Chalk the walk, door prizes, free animal programs, scavenger hunt, crafts in the visitors center, grilling out, and rides on the Adventure Trek. Non-members are also welcome - activities will available for purchase.

Peoria Blues & Heritage Fest Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL One of the Midwest's biggest Rhythm and Blue's festivals returns to the Peoria Riverfront! The two days of sun-sational blues features three stages of entertainment, plus musician workshops, artists & merchandise vendors, amazing food and drinks!

Aug 6

Sept 1 - Oct 31

Artisan Market Hornbaker Gardens - Princeton, IL Art market with over 30 fine artists, wine tasting, live music, local food and more.

Sept 22-23

The Conklin Players Presents "Smoke on the Mountain" Five Points Washington - Washington, IL The Sanders Family are back! Join in the congregation of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a wonderfully funny and moving evening of singin’ and witnessin,' with a soulful selection of classic gospel hits!

Bratfest with Craft Beers Hickory Grove Park - Dunlap, IL German festival held in a traditional German Bier Garten. Craft beer tasting with over 25 different beers. Arts and craft vendors, hot rods and sports car & bike cruis’n.

U-Pick & Corn Maze Tanners Orchard - Speer, IL Challenge yourself with a corn maze or take a ride through the orchard to pick your own apples and pumpkins.

Aug 9

Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival Mackinaw Valley Vineyard - Mackinaw, IL Emulate Lucy and get your "feet” wet in the wine! There will be wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake performing throughout the day as MC's and "stompin rock" for everyone to enjoy.

Peoria Fine Art Fair Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Ranked as a "Top 50" art fair in the country! Experience exceptional works of art from the nationally recognized artists, memborable music, and palate-pleasing food, beer and wine. The little ones can create "make and take" projects and anyone can contribute to the 12' x 8' Community Mural.

Sept 7-10

Sept 28-30

36th Annual Taste of Peoria Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Peoria area restaurants provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of more than 50,000 local residents and visitors! Also, enjoy fun activities and live entertainment.

Aug 12,19

Peaches & Pancake Breakfast Tanners Orchard - Speer, IL All the peaches & pancakes you can eat. Adults $7.99; children 10 & under $3.99.

Aug 11-12

Peoria TT Grand Nationals Weekend Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Peoria's biggest motorcycle rally and festival in celebration of the Grand National TT Motorcycle Races. Enjoy live music, an antique & custom bike show, swap meet & much more!

Aug 13

Peoria TT Grand National Race Peoria Motorcycle Club - Bartonville, IL Get ready for the Indy 500 of AMA flat track racing - the 69th Annual Peoria Grand National Championship TT at Peoria Race Park AKA Thunder Valley!

Sept 3

Pekin Marigold Festival Pekin, IL Great family fun - always the weekend after Labor Day! Carnival, parade, Art in the Park, food, entertainment, kids area and so much more!

Sept 8-10, 14-17

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL From the Oscar-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.

Sept 13-16

51st Annual Pumpkin Festival Morton, IL This great celebration of everything pumpkin held in downtown Morton hosts carnival rides, special displays, great food, and a parade with over 100 entries.

Sept 23-24

Tailgate N' Tallboys Peoria Riverfront - Downtown Peoria, IL Musical acts to be announced! More information and line-ups, go


Schlachtfest and German American Day Hickory Grove Park - Dunlap, IL Enjoy a German festival held in a traditional German Bier garden! Experience arts and craft vendors, car & bike cruis'n, music, food and of course, beer!

Oct 6,7,8,12,13,14,15

The Woman in Black Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL This brilliant and effective spine-chiller is a successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. 45

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Oct 28

Nov 25

Pumpkin Workshop J. Draper Glass - Peoria, IL Head out to J. Draper Glass for the third annual Pumpkin Workshop! Learn how to roll into color, pinch, and press to sculpt an awesome pumpkin that you will treasure for years! Wheels O' Time Museum's 6th Annual Fall Festival Wheels O' Time Museum - Dunlap, IL Blacksmith demonstration, music, antique fire trucks, ambulance tour, model steam engines plus the exhibits in the museum. Wildlife Scary Park Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL A Peoria tradition during the season of fright, Wildlife Prairie Park transforms into a spooky, kid-friendly Halloween experience. Screaming Pumpkin 10K & Relay Springdale Cemetery - Peoria, IL The Screaming Pumpkin is part race, part costume party! Participants will receive a race shirt, finisher's medal, course music, and one spooky race course!


Christmas Open House Tanners Orchard - Speer, IL Many in-store specials both days. Hourly apple pie drawing each day.

Nov 9-10

Christmas Luncheon Tanners Orchard - Speer, IL Christmas Luncheon starting at 11:00. $18 per person; reservations required.

Nov 10,11,12,16,17,18,19

Rock of Ages Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL This rock/jukebox musical is built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade.

Nov 17-18

Holidazzle Christmas Celebration Morton, IL The holiday kickoff starts with lightning of the community Christmas tree, open houses in the shops, prize drawings, visits with Santa, special games and coupons.

Nov 19

Festival of Lights Parade East Peoria, IL The parade kicks off the start of the Festival of Lights and holiday season. Approximately 30 lighted floats will illuminate the streets of East Peoria along a three-mile parade route.


Folepi's Winter Wonderland East Peoria, IL Drive-through this spectacular holiday attraction in an electric park featuring lighted displays and floats. Tune to 107.5 FM for festive holiday music while you drive! Chocolate Turkey 3 Mile Run/Walk Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL The Chocolate Turkey 3 Miler is on Thanksgiving Day and all race participants will get a chocolate turkey, limited edition race shirt, and best of all – some chocolate goodies after the race! Thanksgiving Feast Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Bring your family out for a Wild Thanksgiving Feast at Wildlife Prairie Park. Reservations are required. Wildlife Waddle Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL The Saturday after Thanksgiving, grab your family and friends for a hike to burn off that Thanksgiving feast! Activities include guided hikes, crafts and games.

Nov 25-26

Kristkindlmarkt Lindenhof - Peoria, IL Traditional German/European Christmas marktet featuring the Kristkindl. 30 fine art and craft vendors. German Christmas entertainment, Glühwein, German food!

Nov 30 - Dec 3

The Conklin Players Presents "Smoke on the Mountain" Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Another wonderful show full of holiday music, memories and comedy focusing on the gifts of the season.


Christmas on Court Court Street - Pekin, IL Visit Santa Clause, take a Horse drawn Carriage ride down Court Street, or check out all of the great shops that line the street! Each will feature activities, sales or snacks! It’s a great opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping and support local!

Dec 2

Christmas with the Animals Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Help the Wildlife staff create gifts for their animals with food surprises inside. Then give the presents to the animals and learn about their natural instincts.

Santa's Woodland Workshop Camp Wokanda - Chillicothe, IL All ages are welcome to be one of Santa’s helpers at this workshop! Each ‘elf’ can pick out three quality, hand crafted gifts to make and take home. Santa, cocoa, and treats will be included! Holiday Ornament Workshop J. Draper Glass - Peoria, IL Learn how to roll into color, twist and blow molten glass to create two amazing ornaments that you will love for years!

Dec 8-10

Santa's Wildlife Express Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Ride the train through the decorated woods, enjoy a night with Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate a holiday cookie to take home, watch the animals open their gifts, do fun holiday crafts and games or enjoy a snack, hot chocolate, or a full meal from the delicious menu! By reservation only.

Dec 9

Santa Cause 5K Downtown Peoria, IL Join us for Peoria’s most festive 5k! Each registrant receives their own 5 piece Santa Suit to don as we run through the Warehouse District in search of milk and cookies! You won’t want to miss this fun for all ages race!

Dec 9-10

Kristkindlmarkt Lindenhof - Peoria, IL Traditional German/European Christmas marktet featuring the Kristkindl. 30 fine art and craft vendors. German Christmas entertainment, Glühwein, German food!

Dec 10

Breakfast with Santa Wildlife Prairie Park - Hanna City, IL Enjoy a family friendly breakfast with the one and only Santa Claus!

Dec 15-17

An American Family Christmas Five Points Washington - Washington, IL Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale to hear a wonderful mixture of favorite carols, hymns, and seasonal songs that will be sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit.

Dec 16-17

Home for the Holidays Peoria Players Theatre - Peoria, IL Our annual holiday production will feature your most-loved seasonal songs brought to life by local performers. Enjoy all your favorite things about Christmas and the holiday season!

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OUR PA R T N E R S ARTS | MUSIC | ENTERTAINMENT CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing Peoria, IL | 309.689.3019

Central Illinois Jazz Society Peoria, IL | 309.243.1582


Peoria, IL | 309.696.3548

Contemporary Art Center Peoria, IL | 309.674.6822

Corn Stock Theatre

Peoria, IL | 309.676.2196

J.Draper Glass

Peoria, IL | 309.339.6244


Peoria, IL | 309.676.3628

Knockerball Peoria

Peoria, IL | 309.643.1538

Landmark Cinemas

Peoria, IL | 309.682.6350

Limelight Eventplex

Peoria, IL | 309.693.1234

Mt. Hawley Bowl and Castle Golf Peoria, IL | 309.692.7555

Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.7711

Peoria Area Civic Chorale Peoria, IL | 309.693.6725

Peoria Art Guild at the Foster Art Center

Peoria, IL | 309.637.2787

Peoria Players Theatre

Peoria, IL | 309.688.4473

Sail Peoria

East Peoria, IL | 309.620.4461


Studios on Sheridan

Peoria, IL | 309.251.0340

The Hive Studio & Gallery Peoria, IL | 309.360.4880

The Mansion on Walnut Pekin, IL | 309.267.2058

Wheel Art Pottery Studios Peoria, IL | 309.306.1741

Willow Knolls 14 Theater

Cracked Pepper Catering & Bakery Peoria, IL | 309.219.1717

EastPort Banquet & Meeting Center East Peoria, IL | 309.692.3990

Nelson’s Catering

Springfield, IL | 217.787.9443


Peoria, IL | 309.680.3354

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American Speedy Printing Centers

Wyoming, IL | 309.606.9007

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.3977


Burdess & Associates

Club Cabaret

Creve Coeur, IL | 309.699.2053

PULSE Gentlemen’s Club Peoria, IL | 309.671.1930

World Famous Big Al’s Speakeasy

Peoria, IL | 309.673.9893

BEVERAGE VENDORS | DISTRIBUTORS Baumgarten Distributing Co., Inc Peoria, IL | 309.691.4200

Brewers Distributing Co

Peoria, IL | 309.692.2883

Five Star Water Co.

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.3169

Peoria, IL | 309.688.9292

Central Illinois Printing

Bartonville, IL | 309.713.2272

Peoria, IL | 309.674.9671

Walz Label & Mailing Systems East Peoria, IL | 309.698.1500

EDUCATION Bradley University

Peoria, IL | 309.676.7611

Eureka College

Eureka, IL | 309.647.6348

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center Peoria, IL | 309.677.0800

Methodist College/UnityPoint Health Peoria, IL | 309.672.5740

Midstate College

Peoria, IL | 309.692.4092

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

CMFI Group

Peoria, IL | 309.671.3000

Joan’s Trophy & Plaque Co.


Peoria, IL | 309.692.9191

Peoria, IL | 309.674.6500

Joe Couri Photos

Peoria, IL | 309.682.2636

Kevin May Photography

Brimfield, IL | 309.678.4708

Kingery Printing Company, Henry Division

Avanti’s Dome

Pekin, IL | 309.346.3663

EastSide Centre

East Peoria, IL | 309.698.5437

Exposition Gardens, Inc. Peoria, IL | 309-691-6332

Henry, IL | 309.364.3957

Festival Park

Martin One Source

Five Points Washington


Champaign, IL | 217.398.5000

Barrack’s Cater Inn, Inc.

Pyramid Printing Inc.

Peoria, IL | 309.692.3990

Groveland, IL | 309.387.2777

Childers Banquet & Catering Center

R.K. Dixon

Peoria, IL | 309.839.0037

Rolan A. Johnson, Inc.

Peoria, IL | 309.692.3300

Peoria, IL | 309.689.3019

Washington, IL | 309.444.8222

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex Peoria, IL | 309.692.2255

Mossville Soccer Complex Mossville, IL | .309.579.3535

Owens Recreation Center

Peoria, IL | 309.686.3368

Pekin Sports Complex Pekin, IL | 309.353.5358

Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park Peoria, IL | 309.680.4000

Peoria Civic Center

Peoria, IL | 309.673.8900

Peoria Rivermen Hockey at the Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL | 309.676.1040

Scottish Rite Cathedral Assoc.

Peoria Flag and Decorating Co., Inc.

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.685.8989

R&B Productions, Inc.

Peoria, IL | 309.693.9667

ShaZam Racing

Peoria, IL | 309.282.8686

Steamboat Classic / IL Valley Striders

Peoria, IL | 309.657.4075

TapSnap 1132

Bloomingtin, IL | 309.830.9196

Peoria, IL | (309) 676-4472


The Gateway Building

AXA Advisors/AXA Equitable Life

Peoria, IL | 309.689.3019

The Waterhouse Banquet & Catering Facility Peoria, IL | 309.494.9100


Peoria, IL | 309.676.0303

Excel Decorators, Inc.

Springfield, IL | 217.528.4024

Peoria, IL | 309.683.3406

Busey Bank

Parkside Athletics

Pekin, IL | 309.347.6644

Commerce Bank

Peoria, IL | 309.676.1311

Cyr/Woertz Financial Group Peoria, IL | 309.691.1616

Heart of Illinois Hospitality Association

Hometown Community Banks Morton, IL | 309.266.5337

PNC Bank

Peoria, IL | 309.655.5000

State Bank of Speer

Peoria, IL | 309.249.2141

Command Center

Pekin, IL | 309.346.5627

Corporate Clean, Inc

Bartonville, IL | 309.693.1556

Employers’ Association Peoria, IL | 309.637.3333

Skin Dimensions Day Spa

German-American Central Society

Peoria, IL | 309.691.9381

FLORISTS | NURSERIES Enchanted Florist and Boutique

Peoria, IL | 309.692.7399

Gregg Florist, Inc.

Washington, IL | 309.444.1555

Peoria, IL | 309.691.7484

Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association Peoria, IL | 309.692.5710

Habitat for Humanity

Peoria, IL | 309.676.6729

Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria East Peoria, IL | 309.699.5500

Illinois American Water Co.


Peoria, IL | 309.671.3701


Illinois Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

Alexander Travel

Italian American Society of Peoria

East Peoria, IL | 309.966.3940

Peoria, IL | 309.693.3511

Alpha Media, LLC

Peoria, IL | 309.637.3700


Peoria, IL | 309.672.5271

American Cancer Society Peoria, IL | 309.688.3480

Caterpillar Inc.


Peoria, IL | 309.636.1194

Mitch Williams Magic Productions

EastSide Centre

Central Illinois Business Publishers

Canton, IL | 309.647.3692

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Peoria, IL | 309.282.1700

Austin, IL | 507.437.7969

East Peoria, IL | 309.698.5437

Comcast Spotlight

RiverPlex Recreation & Wellness Center

Le Fleur Floral Designs and Events

Peoria, IL | 309.633.7000

Peoria, IL | 309.671.2350

Midwest Shows, Inc./ Peoria Farm Show

Peoria, IL | 309.685.7000


Peoria, IL | 309.693.9475

Peoria, IL | 309.839.1220

Landmark Recreation Center

Peoria, IL | 217.425.8243

Ginoli & Co. Ltd.

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment

Washington, IL | 309.444.8222

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.688.0725

Fun on the Run, Inc.

Peoria, IL | 309.693.9667

Five Points Washington

Peoria, IL | 309.683.3060

Springfield, IL | 217.522.1231

Peoria, IL | 309-676-4245

Junior League of Peoria

Peoria, IL | 309.685.9312

Komatsu America Corp. Peoria, IL | 309.672.7457

Manpower Professional Services

Peoria, IL | 309.673.3422

Manpower Temporary Services Peoria, IL | 309.674.4163

Peoria Journal Star

Peoria, IL | 309.686.3000 59

OUR PA R T N E R S Peoria Riverfront District

Metamora Fields Golf Club

Stellar Systems, Inc.

Newman Golf Course

Peoria, IL | 309.671.5555

Peoria, IL | 309.677.7350

St. Patrick Society

Peoria, IL | 309.692.8937

Stratus Networks

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.222.2100

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Peoria Memorial Affiliate Peoria, IL | 309.691.6906

Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. (TCRC) Tremont, IL | 309.925.2061

Waugh Foods, Inc.

East Peoria, IL | 309.427.8000

West Central IL Building & Construction Peoria, IL | 309.674.9243


Central Illinois | 309.686.9444

GOLF COURSES Detweiller Golf Course

Peoria, IL | 309.692.7518

Fon du Lac Golf Course

Metamora, IL | 309.367.4000

Peoria, IL | 309.674.1663

Golf Peoria / Peoria Park District Peoria, IL | 309 689-3329

Parkview Golf Course

Pekin, IL | 309.346.8494

Quail Meadows Golf Course Washington, IL | 309.694.3139

Weaver Ridge Golf Club

Pekin, IL | 309.346.0077

Madison Golf Course

Peoria, IL | (309) 673-7161

City of Creve Coeur

Morton Chamber of Commerce

City of Delavan

Morton Economic Development Council

Creve Coeur, IL | 309.699.6714

Delavan, IL | 309.244.7146

City of East Peoria

East Peoria, IL | 309.427.7768

City of Elmwood Elmwood, IL | 309.742.2351

City of Eureka

Eureka, IL | 309.467.2113

City of Metamora

Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institue Peoria, IL | 309.692.5337

Children’s Hospital of Illinois Peoria, IL | 309.655.7171

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Peoria, IL | 309.655.2321

Unity Point Health - Methodist, Pekin and Proctor Hospitals Peoria, IL | 309.672.5522

Bureau County Tourism Council

Lick Creek Golf Course

Mason County Tourism

Chillicothe, IL | 309.274.4556


Golf Learning Center and Academy

Peoria, IL | 309.691.0293

City of Chillicothe

City of Havana Economic Development


Kellogg Golf Course

Marshall County

Canton, IL | 309.647.2640

Peoria, IL | 309.691.3344

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.4222

Peoria, IL | 309.690.7162

City of Canton

Princeton, IL | 815.454.2502

Canton Area Chamber of Commerce Canton, IL | 309.647.2677

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Chillicothe, IL | 309.274.4556

Chillicothe Marketing and Tourism Commission

Chillicothe, IL | 309.274.3107

Havana, IL | 309.543.2492

Metamora, IL | 309.367.4044

City of Pekin

Pekin, IL | 309.478.5355

City of Peoria

Peoria, IL | 309.494.2273

City of Washington

Washington, IL | 309.444.3196

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.6212

El Paso Area Chamber of Commerce El Paso, IL | 309.527.4400

Elmwood Association of Commerce

Elmwood, IL | 309.742.8272

Fulton County

Lewistown, IL | 309.547.3041

Fulton County Board - Tourism and Economic Development Lewistown, IL | 309.547.3041

Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office Macomb, IL | 309.837.7460

Henry Area Chamber of Commerce Henry, IL | 309.364.3261

Lacon Area Chamber of Commerce Lacon, IL | 309.246.5222


Lacon, IL | 309.246.6325

Mason City, IL | 217.482.3080

Morton, IL | 309.263.2491

Morton, IL | 309.263.2491

Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Pekin, IL | 309.346.2106

Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Peoria, IL | 309.495.5900

Peoria County

Peoria, IL | 309.672.6056

Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.282.7733

Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development Canton, IL | 309.647.2677

Stark County Board

Wyoming, IL | 309.286.5911

Stark County Economic Development Partnership Toulon, IL | 309.286.6200

Village of Dunlap

Dunlap, IL | 309.243.7500

Village of Germantown Hills

Germantown Hills, IL | 309.383.2209

Village of Manito Economic Development Manito, IL | 309.686.7739

Village of Morton Tourism Morton, IL | 309.266.5135

Village of Peoria Heights

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.686.2385

Village of Princeville

Princeville, IL | 309.385.4765

Walnut Chamber of Commerce

Walnut, IL | 815.379.2141

Washington Chamber of Commerce

Washington, IL | 309.444.9921

Woodford County Board Eureka, IL | 309.467.9300

Wyoming Chamber of Commerce

Wyoming, IL | 309.695.2055

MUSEUMS | HISTORICAL Caterpillar Visitors Center

Peoria, IL | 309.675.0606

Chillicothe Historical Society Chiilicothe, IL | 309.251.3260

Horse & Buggy Museum

Biggsville, IL | 309.221.0066

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center Metamora, IL | 309.367.2551

John C. Flanagan House Peoria, IL | 309.674.1921

Peoria Historical Society Peoria, IL | 309.674.1921

Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum Peoria, IL | 309.323.6900

Peoria Riverfront Museum Peoria, IL | 309.686.7000

Pettengill Morron House Peoria, IL | 309.674.1921

Princeville Heritage Museum Princeville, IL | 309.385.1916

The Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College Eureka, IL | 309.457.6407

Wheels O’ Time Museum Dunlap, IL | 309.243.9020

PARKS | OUTDOORS Ackerman Family Farms, LLC Morton, IL | 309.266.7459

Big Horse Vineyards

Lewistown, IL | 309.634.5572

Camp Wokanda

Chillicothe, IL | 309.579.2157

Carl Spindler Campgrounds East Peoria, IL | 309.699.3549

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge Lewiston, IL | 309.547.2730

Fon du Lac Farm Park

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.2195

Fon du Lac Park District

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.3923

Forest Park Nature Center Peoria, IL | 309.686.3360

Hennepin Canal Bike Paths Sheffield, IL | 815.875.2616

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Ottawa, IL | 815.433.5830

Illinois Valley Wheelm’n Peoria, IL | 309.696.9407

Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery Topeka, IL | 309.968.7531

Jubilee College State Park

Brimfield, IL | 309.446.3758

Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc. Edwards, IL | 309.495.9463

Luthy Botanical Garden

Peoria, IL | 309.681.3506

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Mackinaw, IL | 309.359.9463

Nature Conservancy, The

Lewistown, IL | 309.547.2730

Northmoor Observatory Peoria, IL | 309.686.7000

Pavillion on the Lagoon at Mineral Springs Park Pekin, IL | 309.347.7275

Pekin Park District

Pekin, IL | 309.347.7275

Peoria Motorcycle Club

Bartonville, IL | 309.697.4981

Peoria Park District

Peoria, IL | 309.682.1200

Peoria Zoo

Peoria, IL | 309.686.3365

River Trail of Illinois

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.3923

Rock Island Greenway

Peoria, IL | 309.681.2839

Snowman’s Reindeer Farm Canton, IL | 309.647.0569

Sommer Park

Edwards, IL | 309.691.8423

Spirit of Peoria

Peoria, IL | 309.637.8000

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Ottawa, IL | 815.667.4054

Wildlife Prairie Park

Hanna City, IL | 309.676.0998

POOLS | MARINAS Carl Spindler Marina

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.3549

Detweiller Marina

Peoria, IL | .309.673.6523

Dragonland Water Park

Pekin, IL | 309.347.4000

EastPort Marina

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.3034

Gwynn Aquatic Center

Peoria, IL | 309.676.2891

Lakeview Family Aquatic Center

Peoria, IL | 309.686.3377

Splashdown Waterpark

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.1867

REALTY Civic Center Plaza Apartments Peoria, IL | 309.966.4755

Cullinan Properties, Ltd

East Peoria, IL | 309.999.1700

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive

Jim Maloof Realtor

Tanners Orchard, Ltd.

Peoria Area Association of Realtors

Canton, IL | 309.647.8980

Speer, IL | 309.493.5442

Three Sisters Park

Chillicothe, IL | 309.274.8837

Peoria, IL | 309.692.3900

Peoria, IL | 309.688.8591

RE/MAX Acclaimed

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.214.9037 61

OUR PA R T N E R S RE/MAX-Traders Unlimited Peoria, IL | 309.687.5000

The Skehan Team with Jim Maloof Realtor Peoria, IL | 309.692.7776

RESTAURANTS Adams Street Cafe & Catering Peoria, IL | 309.637.0022

Alexander’s Steakhouse Peoria, IL | 309.688.0404

Avanti’s Italian Ristorante

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.6200 Pekin, IL | 309.346.3400 Peoria, IL | 309.691.2525 Peoria, IL | 309.674.4923 Peoria, IL | 309.688.6565


Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Darling’s Dine and Draft

Jonah’s Seafood House & 2601 Oyster Bar

East Peoria, IL | 309.698.9240 Peoria, IL | 309.693.2366 Peoria, IL | 309.693.3579

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.670.0336

Donna’s Downtown Deli Co. Peoria, IL | 309.673.3377

Double A’s Pizza Sports Bar & Grill Peoria, IL | 309.692.0800

Emack & Bolio’s

Peoria, IL | 309.713.3524

Eysals Coffee Roaster

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.2977

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Fairview Farms Restaurant

Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern

Famous Dave’s

Peoria, IL | 309.686.8114

Peoria, IL | 309.981.5801

Bourbons Lounge, Par-A-Dice

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.7711

Boyd’s Steakhouse, Par-A-Dice East Peoria, IL | 309.699.7711 boyds-steakhouse

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar East Peoria, IL | 309.427.1551 Peoria, IL | 309.691.9453

Burger Barge

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.9191

Cafe 401

Peoria, IL | 309.673.2233

Childers Banquet & Catering Center Peoria, IL | 309.839.0037

Cracked Pepper Catering & Bakery Peoria, IL | 309.219.1717


Peoria, IL | 309.697.4111

Peoria, IL | 309.691.7427

Firehouse Pizza & Pub - East Peoria East Peoria, IL | 309.698.9111

Flat Top Grill

Peoria, IL | 309.693.9966

Granite City Food & Brewery East Peoria, IL | 309.699.8080


Peoria heights, IL | 309.686.0234


Peoria, IL | 309.966.0931

Hoops Pub & Pizza

Peoria, IL | 309.637.0525

Jason's Deli

East Peoria, IL | 309.698.5400

Jim’s Downtown Steakhouse Peoria, IL | 309.673.5300

East Peoria, IL | 309.692.3887 east-peoria

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.0946

Kickback on Fulton

Peoria, IL | 309.966.1268

One Eleven Coffee

Wyoming, IL | 309.606.9004

One World Cafe

Peoria, IL | 309.672.1522

Options Buffet, Par-A-Dice

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.7711

Kona Ice of Peoria

Paddy O’Flaherty Irish Pub & Eatery

Kouri’s Grille & Bar

Panera Bread

East Peoria, IL | 309.402.9355

Germantown Hills, IL | 309.383.4551

Kouri’s Pub

Peoria, IL | 309.688.1971 Pekin, IL | 309.346.8881

Kuchie’s On The Water

Creve Coeur, IL | 309.427.3000

Lariat Steakhouse

Peoria, IL | 309.691.4731

Las Delicias

Peoria, IL | 309.966.0264

Longhorn Steakhouse

Peoria, IL | 309.693.5750

Los Cabos Cantina & Grill Peoria, IL | 309.692.2710

Martinis on Water

Peoria, IL | 309.655.5003

Nelson’s Deli, Par-A-Dice

East Peoria, IL | 309.699.7711

Obed & Isaac’s

Peoria, IL | 309.306.0190

Olde Towne Bar & Grille

Delavan, IL | 309.244.9488

Olive Garden

Peoria, IL | 309.691.5975

Morton, IL | 309.266.6919

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.2222 Peoria, IL | 309.692.8400 Peoria, IL | 309.681.0904

Pizza Ranch Peoria

Peoria, IL | 309.839.1420

Qdoba Mexican Grill

East Peoria, IL | 309.692.7100 Peoria, IL | 309.692.7100

Red Lobster

Peoria, IL | 309.686.7716

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe Peoria, IL | 309.676.9668

Richard’s on Main

Peoria, IL | 309.674.8007

ROCKS, Par-A-Dice

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.5807

Sonic Drive-In

Pekin, IL | 309.347.6642 Peoria, IL | 309.681.7900

SUGAR Wood Fired Bistro Peoria, IL | 309.677.0848

Suite Fire Bar + Grille

Peoria, IL | 309.683.9933

Table 19

Peoria, IL | 309.680.2349

The Bullpen Bar Grill

Peoria, IL | 309.687.3063

Drops of Juniper

Peoria Area, IL | 309.657.7224

Olio & Vino

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.685.5505

The Coffee Hub

East Court Village

Peddler’s Way Quilt Co.

The Fish House

Excel Recycled Office Furniture

Restoration @ StudiosOnSherdian

Lacon, IL | 309.246.2262

Peoria, IL | 309.691.9358

thirty-thirty Coffee Company Peoria, IL | 309.713.2983

Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer Peoria, IL | 309.713.2619

Trefzger’s Bakery

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.685.9221

Troy Ummel’s Connected Peoria, IL | 309.686.5925


Peoria, IL | 309.282.7777

Ulrich’s Rebellion Room Peoria, IL | 309.676.1423

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill East Peoria, IL | 309.427.3300

SHOPPING A Vintage Romance

Peoria, IL | 309.981.4699

Beth Anne

East Peoria, IL | 309.694.7592

Blue Boutique

Washington, IL | 309.444.1506

Bremer Jewelry

Peoria, IL | 309.683.1024


East Peoria, IL | 309.427.2930

Duryea Center Northwestern Place

Peoria, IL | 309.676.7600

Pekin, IL | 309.999.1700

Peoria, IL | 309.573.8408

Free to Bead

Peoria, IL | 309.682.2323

Global Village

Peoria Heights, IL | 309.681.8180

Washington, IL | 309.444.7667

Peoria, IL | 309.472.4096

Running Central

Peoria, IL | 309.676.6378

Sentimental Journey

Washington, IL | 309.444.7355

Great American Popcorn Company of Morton

The Levee District

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie

Hollands Caramelcorn

Urban Artifacts

J.Draper Glass

Walters Brothers Harley Davidson

J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC

Washington Specialty Shops

Morton, IL | 309.263.4272

Peoria, IL | 309.676.8402

Washington, IL | (309.886.;2000

Peoria, IL | 309.339.6244

East Peoria, IL | 309.839.0591

Jubilee Junction

Kickapoo, IL | 309.691.0758

Junction City Shopping Center

East Peoria, IL | 309.999.1700

Peoria, IL | 309.692.3672

Peoria, IL | 309.361.7430

Peoria, IL | 309.697.1917

Washington, IL | 309.444.7355

Westlake Shopping Center Peoria, IL | 309.671.1000

Peoria, IL | 309.740.0808


Kightlinger Antiques & Collectables

Affordable Limousine

Kickapoo, IL | 309.589.0820

Maurie’s Fine Candies, Coffee & Ice Cream

Pekin, IL | 309.346.5174

Metro Centre

Peoria, IL | 309.692.6690

Moon Dancer

Peoria, IL | 309.676.6160

Peoria, IL | 309.740.9185


Peoria, IL | 309.676.4040

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport Peoria, IL | 309.697.8272

Peoria Yellow Checker Cab Corp. Peoria, IL | 309.676.0731

World On Wheels Segway Tours and Bike Rides Peoria, IL | 309.453.0916

JOIN US The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) is Peoria Area’s official destination marketing organization representing eight Central Illinois Counties (Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Fulton, Bureau, Mason, Marshall and Stark). The PACVB serves as a primary visitor resource by promoting our members’ restaurants, attractions, shops, accommodations, services and local events. We encourage visitors to spend time and resources in and around the Peoria Area. Across the country, Convention and Visitors Bureaus have earned the respect and trust of visitors.

If you'd like to become a partner or just want more information, visit our website at and visit our Partners section. See an overview of opportunities and benefits available, and read testimonials on how we've helped others in the Peoria area. You can also contact us directly at 309-676-0303.

Peoria Charter Coach

Peoria, IL | 309.688.9523 63


Stroll the quaint streets and discover the unique businesses and specialty shops lining the beautiful downtown. Find clothing, gourmet food, jewelry, fine art, and much more. The Heights has it all.

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Local Coffee, Picnic Areas, Pizzerias, Wine Bars, and Elegant Dining. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it in the heights.


Enjoy the “World’s Most Beautiful Drive”. Ride to the top of Observation Tower. Try a Historical Walking Tour or cycle the Rock Island Trail. Have fun in the Heights.

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Giant Screen Theater | Dome Planetarium IHSA Peak Performance Gallery | Illinois River Encounter Museum Store & Concessions | Museum Store & Concessions Gallery

RiveRfRont MuseuM.oRg

222 SW WASHINGTON ST, PEORIA | 309.686.7000

Pe o r i a M a r r i o t t Pe re Marq u ette | Courtya rd Peoria Downtown


Two adjoining Marriott properties. One premier location for your next event.

SPACE: Over 18,000 sq. ft. throughout the hotels to accommodate meetings from 10-700

LOCATION: The only downtown properties that are attached to the Peoria Civic Center’s additional 110,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space via skywalk

ROOMS: 402 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, with convenient mobile check in

AMENITIES: Full service property with attached covered parking and valet service, fitness center and indoor pool, on-site restaurant and room service

Call 309-637-6500 to plan your next event.


Enjoy Peoria Experience Guide 2017  

A guide to the best of the Peoria Area. Published by the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Enjoy Peoria).

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