REO SPEEDWAGON

By the early '70s, REO Speedwagon's unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the  rock movement in the Midwest.  Even now, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. Don't miss this unforgettable show!

September 15
Location: Peoria Civic Center

PEORIA OKTOBERFEST 

Come experience the magic of the big tent, where one leaves Peoria and enters Germany! A wide variety of refreshments-including German beers and wine. There are several children's activities-especially the Lindenhof Puppet Theatre. Enjoy the German Heritage Tent with exhibits that highlight the German culture and heritage in Central Illinois and their important contributions to the city of Peoria.

September 15-17
Location: Peoria Riverfront

FOOD TRUCK FRENZY

Come check out your favorite Peoria Area food trucks at the second annual Food Truck Frenzy. You'll have the chance to try food from over a handful of vendors plus enjoy three live bands throughout the night.

September 16
Location: Heritage Square in Peoria Heights
DAS BIER RUN

Join us for the 6th Annual Das Bier Run! Held in conjunction with Peoria Oktoberfest, this Riverfront 5K run helps celebrate German heritage and raise funds for a good cause!

September 17
Location: The Gateway Building
FOURTH FRIDAYS

Artists, businesses and organizations are partnering to create dynamic experiences for all. Enjoy local art, mingle with artists, view featured exhibits and performance demonstrations, hear live music and entertainment, explore local shops and restaurants and so much more. 

September 22
Location: Tazewell County

CONKLIN'S "SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN"

The Sanders Family are back as the Conklin's Players presents "Smoke on the Mountain! Join in the congregation of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a wonderfully funny and moving evening of singin' and witnessin', with a soulful selection of classic gospel hits! 

September 22-23
Location: Five Points Washington

                                                         FINE ART FAIR                   

Our 55th anniversary for bringing original art to Central Illinois, and we want you to be a part  of the celebration! This year's fine art fair offers numerous unique and local artists. 

September 23-24
Location: Peoria Riverfront
TAILGATE N' TALLBOYS FESTIVAL

Wrapping up a summer of amazing music with a bang at the end of this month! Check out country stars Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Jon Langston, and many more! It will be three days of country fun on three different stages. 

September 28-30
Location: Peoria Riverfront

MARK LINDER WALK FOR THE MIND

This one mile walk is perfect for anyone of any physical ability. Proceeds go to raising awareness of brain tumors and their impact on patients, family and caregivers. 

September 30
Location: Peoria RiverPlex


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