LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

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Head out to the Peoria Courthouse Plaza every weekday until May 24 for the Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration! Check out art from local schools and listen to great performances from school bands and choirs! 

WHEELS O' TIME MUSEUM
OPENING DAY
 
Head out to the Wheels O' Time Museum in Dunlap as they open for the 25th season! Take part in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the 35th season of the museum and the completion of the restoration of the 1931 Ahrens Fox Fire Truck that was used at Central Station from 1931-56!
 
May 3
Location: Wheels O' Time Museum

CINCO DE KILO

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Peoria Riverfront at Cinco de Kilo! Start with a 5K on the riverfront trail and end with a fiesta - with great Mexican food and drinks!

May 5
Location: Peoria Riverfront

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LOS CABOS CANTINA AND GRILL
CINCO DE MAYO
  
Join Los Cabos Cantina and Grill for one of the largest Cinco De Mayo parties in the area! Enjoy great beer and margarita specials, a full menu, 
music and even a mechanical bull!
 
May 5
Location: Los Cabos Cantina and Grill


The Peoria Area Civic Chorale caps off its 35th Anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape. Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900's! 

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                                                May 5-6
                                                Location: Five Points Washington

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PEORIA PLAYERS PRESENTS
"BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL"

Join Peoria Players for the regional premiere of this 10-time Tony Award-winning musical. Featuring music by Elton John and based on the Academy Award-nominated film of the same title, Billy Elliot is the story of its namesake  star, a young boy who discovers his extraordinary gift for ballet!

May 5-14
Location: Peoria Players Theatre

                                           PEKIN AMBUCS CHARITY AUCTION

Head out to Pekin for the  46th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction! Thousands of new and used items, celebrity items, and gift certificates will be up for auction. Money raised will go to a number of local charities.

                                                             May 5
                                                             Location: Pekin's Memorial Arena

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CIVIL WAR SPRING DRILL

Spring has arrived and soldiers are preparing for a long march. Come experience the daily life of men and women and watch them in action (and perhaps be a part of daily drill). Civil War enthusiasts from the Midwest will bring to life the joys and sorrows of the time. Bring a camera and have your picture taken with the soldiers.

May 7
Location: Sommer Park

MORTON'S FIRST SUNDAY MARKET

Come and enjoy a day of family fun at Morton's First Sunday Market! Shop for antique, crafts, jewelry, art, primitives, re-purposed, clothing, essential oils, hand painted china, embroidered treasures, movie posters, autographs and so much more! 

May 7
Location: Morton's Knights of Columbus

THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

Get out your floppy hat and head down to the IVY Club for the Alzheimer's Association Kentucky Derby Party!  Bet on your favorite horses, watch the excitement live on screen, have a mint julep and enjoy enticing entertainment throughout the night.

                                                              May 6
                                                              Location: IVY Club

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PEORIA WINGFEST

Bring your appetite to the second annual Peoria Wingfest on the Peoria Riverfront!  Each wing lover will receive 3 wings from 19  participating restaurants  while enjoying live entertainment from local bands Participating restaurants  will compete for 1st place awards in Hottest, Traditional, Exotic, and "Best in Show" wing categories.

May 7
Location: Peoria Riverfront

2017 KOMEN PEORIA
RACE FOR THE CURE

Celebrate life and help kick out cancer at the 2017 Race for the Cure! Take part in the race and enjoy the endless amount of entertainment afterwards. Money raised goes towards finding a cure for breast cancer.

May 13
Location: Metro Centre 

                                      NATIONAL TRAIN DAY AT 
                                      WILDLIFE PRAIRIE PARK
Join Wildlife Prairie Park to celebrate National Train Day!  Come learn all about trains and ride our famous Prairie Zephyr Train. 
Best part - train rides are half off!

May 13
Location: Wildlife Prairie Park

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