Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Princeville will hold its Heritage Days this weekend, June 22-25. For more information, visit



Caribbean Rhythms on the River

Thursday, boarding at 5 p.m.

Spirit of Peoria, Peoria Riverfront

$35; children 12 and younger free

Enjoy a tropical get-away along with music and dinner. For more information, visit


CEFCU Jazz at the Landing

Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria Riverfront


Local jazz artists will provide the music. For more information, visit


JUNE 22-25


Princeville Heritage Days

Thursday, begins at 5 p.m.

Princeville, Ill.


Event includes vendor food, a carnival, beer tent, live entertainment, an art show and talent show, an auction, vendors, a bags tournament, a kiddie tractor pull, a parade and a community church service. Pancake and sausage breakfast served on Sunday at 8 a.m. For more information, visit




Gala Event Features Bestselling Author

Friday, 7-11 p.m.

Lincoln Branch, Peoria Public Library, 1312 W. Lincoln Ave.


Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of “Sin of a Woman” which will be released this month will be available for book signing. Music by Change Up, food stations by Tongue & Cheek Catering and a Silent Auction will also be featured. For more information, call (309) 497-2600.




Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

7:30 each night

Cornstock Theatre, 1700 N. Park Road, Peoria


Don’t miss this comedy directed by Eric Ewan. For more information, call (309) 676-2196.




Are You Art Smart?

Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

North Branch, Peoria Public Library, 3001 W. Grand Parkway


Using library resources, participants will identify a masterpiece and then create their own work inspired by the classic. For more information, visit


Just Tri It Triathlon

Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; check-in begins at 7 a.m.

Greater Peoria YMCA, 7000 N. Fleming Lane


Ages 12 and over will be introduced to the sport of triathlon. All registered participants will receive 4 free Y guest passes. For more information, visit


Lego Day at the Zoo

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

Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Road

$9.50 adults; ages 2-12 $6.50; $8.50 for seniors

Kids can build, play and grow their love of Legos. Included with regular admission. For more information, visit


Robo Rumble at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

222 SW Washington St.


Teams compete for the top ranking as robots do battle. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Butterfly Workshop and Photo Class

Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tawney Oaks, 715 W. Singing Woods Road, Edelstein


Bring your camera and learn how to shot some great photos with Mike Miller. For more information, call (309) 418-7051.


Night Paddle & Campfire Dinner

Saturday, 6-9 p.m.

Camp Wokanda, 620 E. Boy Scout Road, Chillicothe

$15 per person

Enjoy an evening of campfire and canoeing on Davis Lake. Everything provided. Register by calling (309) 579-2157.


Summer Gardening Series: Sun or Shade, Short or Tall Hydrangeas

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Illinois Central College Horticulture Building

1 College Drive, East Peoria


Master Gardener Ella Maxwell will be the speaker. For more information, call (309) 685-3140.




Drop In Drawing at the Museum

Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Free with museum admission

Bring your pencil, drawing pad and a stool, and sketch from the many artworks on the gallery walls. Youths under 16 require an adult to be in attendance.) For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Pioneer Days

Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Road, Edwards


Step back in time and experience the 19th century life in rural Peoria County. Special classes will be given on fence building. For more information, call (309) 691-8423.


Band Concert at Glen Oak Park

Sunday, 7 p.m.

Amphitheater, 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria


David Vroman conducts the Peoria Municipal Band. For more information, call (309) 681-2854.


Sunday Afternoon Garden Walk

Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

Luthy Botanical Garden, 2520 N. Prospect Road, Peoria


For more information, call (309) 686-3362.


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