It looks like winter finally appears to be over! Here are some Peoria Area events to get you to May!

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Tourin' the Town

Washington, Illinois is a small community with a ton of charm and a number of hidden gems. Unless you live in town, however, you may not know about them. Follow Kaci as she spends a day in Washington and tries to uncover some of those Washington treasures!

MONSTER JAM
 
Monster Jam returns to Peoria, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The 12 ft. tall, 10,000 lb. machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over OR smash through!
 
April 15-16
Location: Peoria Civic Center

PEORIA JAYCEES 
INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL

Check out some of the newest brews at the 22nd annual Peoria Jaycees International Beer Festival - the longest running beer festival in the country! Money raised will go to a number of different charities in the Peoria Area!
  
April 15-16
                                                           Location: Expo Gardens

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18th ANNUAL SPIRIT OF LIVING

Join Hult Center for Healthy Living for an evening to honor and recognize those who are an inspiration to our community and organization. Enjoy a motivational panel discussion with the "Pink Survivors" as they share their personal experiences battling cancer.

April 16
Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
 
PEKIN KIDS FESTIVAL

Enjoy a family focused event with interactive all day fun & activities including inflatables, Toddler Town, carnival ride, face painting, petting zoo, rock climbing, balloon artist, scavenger hunt and more! All attractions are FREE with admission! 
 
April 16
Location: Avanti's Dome

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BRIAN REGAN LIVE

One of America's most popular comedians will  get you laughing at the Peoria Civic Center.  Regan turns everyday situations in to laugh out  loud comedy!

April 17
Location: Peoria Civic Center

JIM MALOOF LEGACY FOR THE LOVE OF ARTS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

For the fourth year, ICC presents the Jim Maloof Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois. This is a family-friendly performing arts showcase designed to promote the performing arts in Central Illinois and highlight former Mayor Maloof's signature accomplishment, the Peoria Affiliate of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

April 18
Location: ICC Performing Arts Center

HEARTLAND FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA-
COUTNRY LEGENDS

"X Factor" and "The Voice" finalists Rachel Potter and Patrick Thomas join the Heartland Festival Orchestra for a night of country music. Enjoy  classic hits by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus and more!

April 23
Location: Five Points Washington

MUSCLE ON MAIN 
STRONGMAN COMPETITION

See some of the area's most dedicated weightlifters at the Muscle on Main Strongman Competition.  Some of these amazing feats of strength include Hummer tire deadlift, fridge carry and semi truck pull!

April 23
Location: Main St. Morton

FIGHT TO THE FINISH EXTREME 5K      
Challenge yourself to a 5K race of extreme obstacles and terrain, to benefit Children's Hospital of Illinois. As you pull yourself up a brick wall, crawl through the mud and fight to get through the water first, you'll be reminded of the challenges the patients fight to overcome each day!
 
April 30
Location:  Wildlife Prairie Park

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