HEART OF ILLINOIS FAIR

A Peoria tradition returns to Expo Gardens! Enjoy everything from carnival rides, carnival food, tractor pulls, livestock, exhibits, live entertainment and more!

July 18-22
Location: Expo Gardens

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THIRD THURSDAYS ON THE SQUARE
 
Head out to Washington Square for Third Thursdays! Enjoy great music and delicious food! The best part? The stores on the square will stay open LATE!

July 20
Location: Washington Square

DASH AT DUSK 5K

Want to run to the sunset? Then take part in the 5th annual Dash at Dusk 5K and Kids Fun Run In Pekin July 21! Come out to run, bring family and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Money raised will benefit the Season's of Sharing Campaign. 

July 21
Location: Unity Point Health - Pekin

CENTRAL ILLINOIS BBQ SHOWDOWN

Bring your appetite and wet wipes to the annual Central Illinois BBQ Showdown on the Peoria Riverfront! Local BBQ enthusiasts show off their skills and compete for the glory of best BBQ in town! Country legend Trace Adkins will also be performing as part of the Bud Light Concert Series!

July 21-22
Location: Peoria Riverfront
BUD LIGHT CONCERT SERIES

The Bud Light Concert Series continues with a number of great acts July 27 and 28. The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillps will rock the Peoria Riverfront on the 27th. On the 28th, get funky with KC and the Sunshine Band, as well as Here Come the Mummies

July 27-28
Location: Peoria Riverfront

GROOVE IN THE GARDEN

Head out to Morton Public Library for Groove in the Garden with The BrazillionairesListen to the infectious blend of richly textured sambas and bossa novas, each track built with hypnotic Latin grooves. Try Haddad's food cart for dinner before the concert.

July 28
Location: Morton Public Library

ILLINOIS DEER & TURKEY EXPO

If you are a hunter, make sure to head out to the Peoria Civic Center for the 2017 Deer and Turkey Expo. It will be filled with exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations, special attractions, the trophy big game contest and a number of seminars.

July 29
Location: Peoria Civic Center

PEKIN SUPER CRUISE 

Come join thousands of visitors from all over the state who will fill the streets of historic downtown Pekin as it is lined with hundreds of vehicles from the highways and byways of yesteryear. Food vendors, merchandise tents and DJ music will round out this local favorite summertime experience.

July 29
Location: Downtown Pekin

FIESTA EN EL RIO

The Peoria Park District is proud to host the 2017 Fiesta en el Rio on the RiverFront! This fiesta features authentic Latin American and Hispanic food, drink, music and much more. Bring the whole family down and let the niƱos play in our children's area, complete with a petting zoo, arts and crafts, bounce houses and more!

July 29
Location: Peoria Riverfront

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PIONEER DAYS

Experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and livestock care!

July 30
Location: Sommer Park

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Peoria, IL 61602
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