Happy Fourth of July! Here are some Independence Day events in Peoria Area for your family to enjoy!

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PEORIA PARK DISTRICT 
THIRD OF JULY SPECTACULAR
 
The Peoria Park District kicks off the July 4th weekend with the July 3rd Fireworks Spectacular at the Glen Oak Amphitheater. The event is an annual tradition for many Peoria Area families.  Please note: For safety reasons, no pets are allowed at this event.
 
July 3
Location: Glen Oak Park

FIREWORKS AT MORTON VFW

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate our country's independence at the VFW grounds in Morton for their annual fireworks show. The VFW has been shooting off the fireworks for years, so you know it'll be a good show! 

July 3
Location: Morton VFW Grounds

FIRECRACKER 5000

Start off your Fourth of July with one of the most well known running races in the Peoria Area, the 35th annual Peoria Jaycees Firecracker 5000! This 5K run/walk winds through Downtown Peoria. Money raised goes to a number of organizations.
 
July 4
Location: Downtown Peoria

PEKIN FOURTH OF JULY
HONOR AMERICA CELEBRATION

Head out to Pekin and honor America at their Fourth of July Celebration!  You can view the fireworks from just about anywhere in town, but the best seats are inside the stadium where there is food and musical entertainment before the lights go out.

July 4
Location: Pekin's Memorial Stadium

RED, WHITE AND BOOM!

One of the largest fireworks display in Illinois hits the
Peoria and East Peoria Riverfront for its 30th anniversary  in 2016! Bring the family to either side of the river for an amazing fireworks show, mixed with music from Alpha Media radio stations.
 
July 4
Location:  Peoria and East Peoria Riverfront

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LE CABARET DE COMÉDIE 
ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ

Enjoy this unique twist to modern cabaret! This variety show will blow your mind, with acts from all over the world. If you like dark comedy, crazy magic, insane stunts and aerial wonders, you will LOVE this show!

July 2
Location: Contemporary Art Center

HEART OF ILLINOIS FAIR

A popular mainstay in Central Illinois' summertime fun returns for 2016! Enjoy carnival rides, livestock competition, tractor pulls, unique performances, galleries, live music, great food and more!
 
July 8-16 
Location: Expo Gardens
 
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MAIN STREET MILE

How fast can you run the mile? Put your feet to the test at the fast one mile course around, the Main Street Mile! Runners start at the top of Main Street hill and run down through Downtown Peoria! You may make it to the finish faster than you think!

July 10
Location:  Peoria's Main St. 

COLOR VIBE 5K

Get ready Peoria for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you're about to get tagged!

July 9
Location:  Peoria Riverfront

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AN EVENING WITH PATSY CLINE

Spend an evening with country music legend Patsy Cline and her live band, brought to you by Conklin Players! Enjoy many of her hit songs and stories of her life! 

July 14-17
Location: Five Points Washington

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