BLUES & HERITAGE FEST

The annual Blues and Heritage Festival returns to the Peoria Riverfront September 1st! Formerly the Peoria Blues Festival, this music festival brings world class artists in for two great days of music!

September 1-2
Location: Peoria Riverfront

GRAPE STOMP & HARVEST FESTIVAL

For those who have the desire to get their "feet" wet in some  wine, this is YOUR event.  There will be wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake for everyone to enjoy.

September 3
Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
PEKIN MARIGOLD FESTIVAL

Head to Pekin for its biggest event of the year - the Marigold Festival. Enjoy the famous art in the park, great food, carnival rides, a special appearance by TV star Erik Estrada and much more!

September 7-10
Location: Mineral Springs Park

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Peoria Players Theatre will present the regional premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame! From the Oscar-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. 

September 8-17
Location: Peoria Players Theatre
PNC WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY

PNC Worldwide Day of Play is part of a national effort by Nickelodeon to get children outside for 4 hours instead of in front of the television. The Peoria Park District divisions and other community partners put on free games and activities throughout the day. There will also be a resource fair, Touch a Truck and much more!

September 9
Location: Peoria Zoo

MARCHING PANTHERS INVITE

Come listen to some of the best high school bands in the state! The bands will be judged based on both their parade and field performances. Each school has a cool theme to their show - something you won't want to miss.

September 9
Location: Washington High School

MORTON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 

Come enjoy everything pumpkin at the Pumpkin Capital of the World! You can enjoy carnival rides, special displays, great food, including pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING and a parade with over 100 entries.

September 13-16
Location: Morton

FAMILY HOUSE PARTY 
HILARITY CHARITY 2             

Get ready to laugh your head off and raise money for a good cause at the Family House Party Hilarity Charity 2. Comedian Taylor Mason will headline the event. Proceeds from the event help provide affordable, home-like accommodations and hospitality services for families in the midst of a medical crisis. 

September 14
Location: Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino

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