It may be cold out, but don't let that stop you from enjoying your January! Here is a list of events in the Peoria Area leading up to February!

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Winter is finally here and IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. It may be easy to say "let's hibernate" - but there is still SO MUCH to do in the Peoria Area during the Winter - and Enjoy Peoria is here to help you with our Winter Fun Ticket! It has a number of exclusive deals and discounts to area attractions!

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2017 MLK LUNCHEON feat. 
Acclaimed singer Patti LaBelle will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Jan. 16 at the Peoria Civic Center. The 25 th  Annual luncheon will be followed by a concert by LaBelle in the Peoria Civic Center Carver Arena.
January 16
Location: Peoria Civic Center


This Martin Luther King Day keep your kids learning on their day off school! You bring the kids and staff will set up the experiments. This science fair will have a series of interactive, nature themed science demonstrations.

January 16
Location: Forst Park Nature Center

Take part in Masterpiece Mondays in the Pekin High School Art Room!  Art will include Zentangle, Scratchboard, Collograph Rubbings, Collograph Prints, Pastel Drawings and Tie Dye T-Shirts. 
January 16, 23
Location: Pekin High School


Rivalry time! The War on 74! Head out to the Peoria Civic Center as the Bradley Braves welcome long time rival Illinois State to town. After a strong start in conference action for both teams, can the surging Braves cool down the red-hot Redbirds?
January 18
Location: Peoria Civic Center

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs
January 18-19
Location: Peoria Civic Center


Bring your kids to enjoy attractions like Fun on the Run inflatables, rock climbing, games and door prizes, a pumpkin patch carnival ride, a scavenger hunt and more!

January 21
Location: Peoria Civic Center


Join Five Points Washington for an evening of great music and fun! Jammsammich will be sure to cure you of the winter blues and pack the dance floor all night. Enjoy the cash bar and drink specials throughout the night. Guests are welcome to bring in snacks for your table. 

December 27
Location: Five Points Washington


99.9 WWCT & Limelight Eventplex presents: Blackberry Smoke-Like An Arrow Tour on January 27! Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena ready rock 'n' roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition.

January 27
Location: Limelight Eventplex

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Warm up in the frigid January temperatures at the Family Core's 17th annual Frosty 5K and Dog Walk! Talk part in the 5K or a walk. Money raised will go to Family Core!
All participants registered prior to January 16 will get a free t-shirt!

January 28
Location: Peoria Riverfront/Running Central

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