Break out your jackets! Fall is in the air! Here are some events happening in the Peoria Area during the second half of September!

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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!

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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, special displays and great food. People from across the country come to enjoy the festival!

September 14-17
Location: Morton, IL

BLAKE SHELTON LIVE

Country superstar Blake Shelton returns to the Peoria Civic Center with a brand new lineup of hits! The music icon is known for a number of country hits, most recently "She's Gotta Way with Words" and "Came Here to Forget."


September 15
Location: Peoria Civic Center

PEORIA OKTOBERFEST

Everyone is German during Peoria's Oktoberfest.  For 19 years, people have flocked to Peoria to  enjoy German food, music, entertainment, beer  and most importantly, German culture.

September 16-18
Location: Peoria Riverfront Park

HORNBAKER GARDENS
ARTISAN MARKET

Hornbaker Gardens Artisan Market is an art  market with 30 artists featuring pottery, wood,  paintings, photography, metal arts, jewelry, glass  and mixed media. Live music, local food trucks,  wine tasting & artisan cheese, locally grown  produce and bakery treats.

September 17
Location: Hornbaker Gardens

PEACE IN PEORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Peoria Community Against Violence and Peoria Park District presents the inaugural Peace in Peoria - a FREE music festival for the Greater Peoria community. Six bands/artists and different speakers will hit the stage at the Glen Oak Amphitheater to present great music and promote an even better goal - to unite all parts of the community in the fight against violence.

September 17
Location: Glen Oak Amphitheatre

ICC THEATRE PRESENTS
"THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES"

Follow the story of Artie Shaughnessy, who is balancing life between his wife and girlfriend. Meanwhile, Artie's son plans an attempt to blow up the Pope at Yankee Stadium.

September 23-25 and September 30-October 2
Location: ICC Performing Arts Center

AUTUMN FEST

Bring the family out for a night of fun with the Washington Specialty Shops at Autumn Fest. Enjoy  free carriage rides, activities, music, food a nd shopping.

September 24
Location: Washington Square

MARK LINDER WALK FOR THE MIND

Talk part of a great cause at the annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind, a one mile walk in central IL. Its mission is to raise awareness of brain tumors and their impact on patients, family, and caregivers.
 
September 24
Location: Peoria Riverfront

PEORIA FINE ART FAIR

The Fine Art Fair is one of the largest and top  ranking visual arts events in Central Illinois. It  features over 150 local, national and international  visual artists from 26 states, Canada, Argentina  and Israel.

September 24-25
Location: Peoria Riverfront Park

Peoria Area CVB
456 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
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