Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington will host “Route 66: Trails, Rails & Roads July 14-16.



Teen Night at the Museum: Revenge of the Nerds

Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.


Young people can explore the galleries after-hours, challenge their friends to Mario Kart in the Giant Screen Theater, and see the laser light show in the planetarium. Intended for 8th grade and up. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


JULY 14-16


Route 66: Trails, Rails & Roads

Friday-Sunday, various times

The McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington

Event will feature living history performances, a car show and cruise-in, period crafts for children, Civil War skirmishes and a cavalry encampment, walking tours, vintage bicycle display and live music by ‘Cornerstones of Rock.’ For more information, call (309) 827-0428.


Rock N’ Rods on Route 66

Friday-Monday, all day

The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Dr., Bloomington


Musical groups include ‘Southern Culture on the Skids’ and ‘Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers.’ Event includes a vintage camper showcase, a car show and a cruise-in. For more information, call (815) 671-8741 .


Imagination Grove Fun Day

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

Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N. 725 E. Road, McLean


Children will enjoy nature-based play at this drop-in event. There is no fee for admission, but participants are asked to bring birdseed or sugar (for hummingbird feeding) as a donation. For more information, call (309) 874-2174.


Conklin Players: A Grand Old Country Tribute Show & Dinner

Fri. & Sat., 4:30-8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30-5 p.m.

Five Points, 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington


Enjoy the 2017 Season of the Conklin Players at Five Points. Reservations must be made online. For more information, call (309) 444-8600.


JULY 14-22


Bye Bye Birdie at Corn Stock Theatre

7:30 each night

Corn Stock Theatre, 1700 N. Park Rd., Peoria

$22 adults; $17 students aged 18 and under

A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his “farewell” television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. For more information, call (309) 676-2196.




Peoria Riverfront Market

Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon

200 block of Water Street


Event features local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, flowers, local art, and live music. For more information, visit


Sci-Fi Movie: Interstellar

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Adult $10.50

Using a wormhole, desperate humans leave the Earth to find a more hospitable home on another planet. Rated PG/13. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Breakfast with the Reptiles

Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Rd.

$18; child $12

Learn about the animal of the day while eating a light breakfast followed by watching the animal eat its breakfast. For more information or reservations, call (309) 681-3559.


History of Bicycles Show

Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Ave., Bloomington


In addition to the bicycle show, there will be an ice cream social and a performance by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band (5-7 p.m.). For more information, call (309) 828-1084.


Jammsammich Performs at the Vineyard

Saturday, 7-11 p.m.

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Rte. 9


Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. Reserved deck seating fee is $5 extra. For more information, call (309) 359-9463.




Jazz Society Program at New Location

Sunday, 7:15 p.m.

Trailside Event Center, 4416 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights


The guest musicians are Richard Drexler and John Campbell. For more information, call (309) 243-1582.


Sundae Cruise

Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Spirit of Peoria Dock, Peoria Riverfront

$24 adults; $16 for kids 4-15; free kids age 3 and under

Live entertainment, ice cream and scenery. For more information, call (309) 637-8000.


Peoria Municipal Band Performs at Glen Oak Park

Sunday, 7 p.m.

Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre, 2218 N. Prospect Rd.


Guest emcee Jim Wilhelm brings history to life as we feature some music of local band composers. Nic Filzen and Rebecca Crumrine will sing and Carl Anderson will pay tribute to Peoria. For more information, call (309) 681-2854.




Commanday Classical Cuisine at PVII

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PVII, 8305 N. Allen Rd., Peoria


Heartland Festival Orchestra benefit. Meal includes salad, your choice of one of the evening’s special entrees, dessert, and glass of wine. For more information, call (309) 339-3943.

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