CHILLICOTHE RIVER RUN
 
Join the Chillicothe Optimist Club for the 2017 Chillicothe River Run on Saturday, May 27th!  Open to runners and walkers alike, this 5k is home to a very fast and USATF certified course.  It is flat, scenic, and many personal bests have been set here! 
 
May 26
Location: Chillicothe

LOUIE LOUIE PARADE & RIVER JAM

The Illinois Valley Striders signal the beginning of summer with Peoria's ever-popular Louie Louie Festival! Put on your craziest outfit, grab your kazoo and come on out for a night of warm breezes, cold drinks and outstanding live music 

May 26
Location: Downtown Peoria

SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL

This three day music festival hosts over 20,000 attendees and 100 bands on seven stages. Visit for the day or camp on-site all weekend! Some featured acts include: Moe, Umphrey's McGee, Primus, Trey Anastasio Band and Zeds Dead. 

May 26-28
Location: Three Sisters Park

PEKIN PARK DISTRICT 
115th ANNIVERSARY

Pekin Park District invites you to celebrate their 115th year with them! A number of their facilities will have discount admission!

May 27
Location: Pekin
NO CHILD WET BEHIND RACE 5K 
AND DIAPER DRIVE

The No Child Wet Behind 5K & Diaper Drive held at Donovan Park  is a cross-country 5K! Backed by the national nonprofit "No Child Wet Behind," the funds and diapers raised for this race will be donated to the Peoria Crittenton Centers.

May 27
Location: Donovan Park

CENTRAL ILLINOIS BALLET:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

A fairytale old as time, Beauty and the Beast will transport you to enchanted castles and forests. Watch the stage come to life as candles, teacups, and wardrobes dance the night away. A beloved story by all, it is a ballet that is truly unforgettable. 

May 27
Location: ICC Performing Arts Center

ZOOFEST

Kick off summer right by joining the Peoria Zoo in their annual ZOOFEST celebration. Support the zoo and the food bank too! Bring in three non-perishable food items and receive a free t-shirt from the Zoo (limit one shirt per person). Admission into the Zoo is required. 

May 27
Location: Peoria Zoo 

                 
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC, WINE AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

This year's festival will feature over 50 wines and 50 craft beers for tasting and purchase from around the world. There will be Artisan cheese sampling and music performed throughout the day by amazing local artists and bands. 


                                                     May 27-28
                                                     Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

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MEMORIAL PLAZA DEDICATION

The Village of Morton will be dedicating their new Memorial Plaza on the day the United States recognizes those who gave their life serving our country. The American Legion will be serving breakfast prior to the dedication.


May 29
Location: Downtown Morton

WASHINGTON 
GOOD NEIGHBOR DAYS

An annual tradition in Washington, Good 
Neighbor Days has competition, fun, food, 
games and tons of entertainment. The best part, however, is the celebration of the community. 


May 31-June 4
Location: Washington, IL

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