Happy Spring everybody! Here are some Peoria Area events for the first half of May!

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MARDI GRAS IN MAY
 
Get ready to experience the carnival celebration of Mardi Gras right here on the Peoria Riverfront! The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the inaugural 
Mardi Gras in May Festival on Saturday May 14!  Water Street, 
from the Peoria 
Riverfront Museum to Walnut Street will shut down and turn into a family
-friendly version of Bourbon Street, with crazy street performers, a 5K race, good bayou food and plenty of drinks!  Get out your masquerade masks and help us 
 make this a fun tradition in Downtown Peoria!  
 
 
For more information, please visit the  website!

ALICE COOPER LIVE
 
Rock legend Alice Cooper returns to the Peoria Civic Center Wednesday May 4! Coined "The Godfather of Shock Rock", Cooper is known for his theatrical spin on rock has wowed music fans for nearly five decades!
 
May 4
Location: Peoria Civic Center

CINCO DE KILO 5K

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little running at Cinco De Kilo! Take part and themed 5K race and enjoy a post-race fiesta at the Rhythm Kitchen.

  May 5
 Location: Downtown Peoria

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LOS CABOS CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA

Come party with Los Cabos Cantina & Grill at the second annual Cinco De Mayo '16! Enjoy live music, a mechanical bull and amazing food from the Los Cabos team! 

May 5
Location: Los Cabos Cantina & Grill
 
"HAIRSPRAY"

A girl achieves her dream of performing on a TV  dance show in 1960s Baltimore - and works to  integrate the show in the process. This winner  of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is  a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with  laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs!

May 6-15
Location: Peoria Players Theater

DODGE BRAWL

Re-live gym class and take part in the second annual Dodge Brawl tournament at the Peoria Civic Center. Get a team together and help raise money for the Children's Home Association of Central Illinois!

May 7
Location: Peoria Civic Center

GRANITE CIOTY MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Head out to Granite City in East Peoria for their annual Mother's Day Brunch! Treat the special lady in your life to a fresh made, chef created brunch!

May 8
Location: Granite City East Peoria

THE BEACH BOYS LIVE    

Surf into the Peoria Civic Center for the Beach Boys May 13! The famous California band has been rocking music fans with their "California sound" for decades and is considered one of the most widely influential music groups in the United States!
 
May 13
Location:  Peoria Civic Center

PEKIN DIVERSITY FESTIVAL

Enjoy a celebration of cultures at the third annual Pekin Diversity Festival! Enjoy dance demonstrations, music and food from around the world, cultural merchandise and art displays at this fun and free event!

May 14
Location: Downtown Pekin

MORTON GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

It is time to get outside and work on your outdoor landscaping. Head over to Morton for their annual Garden Club Plant Sale! Purchase a number of different plants to help beautify your home.  Proceeds go to the Morton Public Library.

May 14
Location: Morton Public Library

Peoria Area CVB
456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
info@peoria.org | 309.676.0302