Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

International Beer Festival will be held April 21-22 at the Exposition Gardens, 1601 West Northmoor Road, Peoria. For more information, visit (Photo courtesy of Peoria Jaycees)



Ozark Jubilee at 5-Points

Thursday, nooon-3 p.m.

360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington

$48 (price includes meal and show)

The cast will be performing the music of the Great Stars of the Grand Ole Opry. For reservations, call 877-461-4441. For more information, call Five-Points at (309) 444-8222.


APRIL 20-23


Twelfth Night

Thurs. – Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.

Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley University, Peoria

$14; $12 for seniors; $5 students

Classic Shakespeare drama. For more information, call (309) 677-2650.




Cabaret Performance by Carol Woods

Friday, 8 p.m.

Waterhouse Broadway Lounge, 316 SW Washington St., Peoria

$33 ($58 for show and dinner)

Carol Woods “Ain’t We Got Fun” performance will feature the music of Richard A. Whiting. For more information, visit


Peoria Sister Cities International Night

Friday, 6 p.m.

Itoo Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Road


Food tickets can be purchased for $1 and used at food stations. For more information, visit


International Beer Festival

Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 2-8 p.m.

Exposition Gardens, 1601 West Northmoor Road, Peoria

$25 on Fri.; $18 on Sat.

The 25th Annual Peoria Jaycees International Beer Festival will feature hundreds of quality craft micro brews and import beers. Friday tickets include a food voucher. For more information, visit




Tractor Club Spring Open House

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Princeville Heritage Museum, 325 N. Ostrom Ave.


Features the Grand Opening of the Barn Display in Building 3. All buildings will be open for viewing, along with the Akron Townshouse School. There will be displays and demos and hot dogs will be served at noon. For more information,

call (309) 385-1916.


Springtime in Paris

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Five Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington

$35; $8 for students

Heartland Festival Orchestra presents Springtime in Paris. For more information, visit


Spring Used Book Sale

Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Noble Center, 1125 W. Lake, Peoria

Sale continues on Sunday (noon-5 p.m.) with 50% off total purchase. For more information, call (309) 681-2681.


Earth Day Festival

Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights


Peruse the numerous booths, locate local resources, and learn what you can do to make a difference. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.


Homemade Gifts for Mom

Saturday, 2-3 p.m.

Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.


Young people can come to the library to make a gift for the mom in their lives. Register by calling (309) 347-7111.




Author Fair & Spring Open House

Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Her Majesty’s English Tea Room, 211 N. 2nd St., Dunlap


Many authors will be there to discuss and sign their books. Thyme Began in the Garden will be serving treats. For more information, call (309) 243-8322.


Banjovi & Hawkins Perform at the Library

Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Parkway


Music in the McKenzie will feature Banjovi and Hawkins. A portion of the CD sales will support The Friends of the Peoria Public Library. For more information, call (309) 497-2000.


Orpheus Club Spring Concert

Sunday, 3 p.m.

United Presbyterian Church, 2400 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria


Enjoy the annual performance of this venerable group. For more information, call (309) 692-5330.


Party for the Planet

Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Road

Free with regular zoo admission

Explore the simple ways you can help make the planet a better place. Event includes animal encounters and games. For more information, call (309) 686-3365.


Signs of Spring Walk

Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights


Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.




25th Annual Clean Water Celebration

Monday, begins at 9 a.m.

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson


Prospecting for Water on the Moon keynote sessions will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Sun Foundation. For more information, visit




Planning Meals with Ease

Tuesday, 9-10 a.m.

U of I Extension, 1615 Commerce Pkwy., Bloomington


As part of Money Smart Week, the Extension is offering a free program to help you stick to your food budget and health and wellness goals. Register by emailing




Unplugged in the Heights

Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.

Pour Bros. Craft Taproom, 4450 N. Prospect Road, Peoria


Features local singer/songwriters, vocalists, acoustic soloists and small ensembles, brass soloists, woodwind and string soloists and small ensembles, and hand percussionists. For more information, visit