Football, changing colors, cooler temperatures - it definitely feels like fall!  Take a look at what's going in Peoria Area during the first half of September!

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TOURIN' THE TOWN AUGUST

There is so much to see and do in the Peoria Area! However, you can't enjoy them if you don't know how to get here! Let us help you with that as we Tour the Town and find out how to get to and from the Peoria Area, as well as get around!

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Join us for the inaugural Food Truck Frenzy on September 17 at Heritage Square! Enjoy food from a number of a different food trucks, as well as music from The Midnight Special and Joe Stamm Band. Take part in the Peoria Heights Fire Department annual bags tournament.
 
Admission is FREE, but please bring a canned good to donate to the Midwest Food Bank!


BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

One of the Midwest's biggest Rhythm and Blue's festivals returns to the Peoria Riverfront! The two day festival includes well known artists such as O.A.R., Buddy Guy and Here Come the Mummies. You can also enjoy music workshops, merchandise vendors, great food and drinks!
 
September 2-3
Location: Peoria Riverfront Festival Park

DELAVAN FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy a  family-friendly event to celebrate the end of  the official summer season at the annual Delavan Fall Festival.  The climax  of the weekend is a 10K, 5K and mile fun run,  along with a parade going through the heart of  the city. 

September 2-5
Location: Lake Park in Delavan

MACKINAW VALLEY VINEYARD
GRAPE STOMP AND HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Annual Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their "feet" wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in "wine making."

September 4
Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

PEORIA LABOR DAY
PARADE AND PICNIC

Celebrate the country's workforce at the annual Labor Day Parade and Picnic. Over 100 different trade unions will parade through Downtown Peoria. The ceremonies conclude with a picnic in Riverfront Festival Park
 
September 5
Location: Downtown Peoria

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PEKIN MARIGOLD FESTIVAL

Pekin's biggest festival is a great family friendly festival with a carnival, music, festive foods, entertainment, kids events, parade and craft vendors. The weekend event honors Pekin's  favorite son, Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, and his love for gardening.
 
September 8-11
Location: Mineral Springs Park

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Peoria Players brings you the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" on stage!  Follow Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.

September 9-11, 15-18
Location: Peoria Players Theatre

45th ANNUAL HOMESTEAD FESTIVAL

Homestead Festival is a weekend long event in  Princeton with something for all ages. Enjoy live music, tours of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead  parade, arts & craft show, helicopter rides and more!

September 9-11
Location: Princeton, IL

BEETHOVEN'S EIGHTH WONDER CONCERT

Join the Heartland Festival orchestra for their first concert of the season! It  spotlights Beethoven's symphonic mastery, in works of dramatic contrast, joyous spirit, and revolutionary form. Rachel Barton Pine, world-famous artist and native of Illinois, joins us to play the Master's monumental Violin Concerto.
 
September 10
Location: Five Points Washington

MORTON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

The annual Morton Pumpkin Festival returns for the 50th year! This great celebration of everything pumpkin is in downtown Morton. You will find lots of carnival rides, specials displays, and great food. People from across the country come to enjoy the festival!

September 14-17
Location: Morton, IL

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