Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Jurassic Quest is coming this weekend to the Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson. (Photo courtesy of Peoria Civic Center)

MARCH 24-25


The Irish and How They Got That Way

Dinner buffet begins at 6:30 p.m.

Broadway Lounge, MAXAM Building, 316 SW Washington, Peoria


Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents Frank McCourt’s comedy that tells in story and song how the Irish survived in America. For more information, call (309) 494-9100.


MARCH 24-26


Disney on Ice

Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1 and 5 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson


Disney On Ice will present Dare to Dream which features a medley of princess stories. For more information, call (309) 673-3200.


Jurassic Quest

Fri. 4 p.m.; Sad. 9 a.m-8 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson


The show features realistic, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Kids can interact, learn and even ride a few. For more information, visit




Interplanetary 5K at the Museum

Saturday, 9 a.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

$20 and $25

The 1-mile Fitness Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids’ Fun Run. For registration, visit


“Once” Presented at the Civic Center Theatre

Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.

201 SW Jefferson, Peoria


“Once” is a winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. For more information, visit


Budding Artists Exhibit

Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe


See the talented artwork from students in the Peoria school district. Show continues through March 30. For more information, visit


Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Spirit of Peoria, Peoria Riverfront

$48; $24 for kids 4-12

Interactive event featuring the cast of the Champaign-Urbana Theater Company. For more information or to reserve seats, call (800) 676-8988.




Youth Chorus Presents “I Believe”

Sunday, 3 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave., Peoria

Adults $6; $4 for children

Performance features guest violinist Leslie Koons. For more information, call (309) 673-3641.



Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria

$12; youth 7-12 $6; under 6 free

Special buffet of German type means and assorted ethnic sides. For more information, call (309) 691-7484.




Corn Stock Children’s Theatre Presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Corn Stock Theatre, 1700 N. Park Road, Peoria

Adults $9, children 12 and under $7

The play is based on a novel by Charles Dickens. For more information, call (309) 676-2196.


Behind the Scenes at the Zoo

Wednesday, 9-10 a.m.

Peoria Zoo, 2320 N Prospect Road

$24 (includes zoo admission)

The hour-long tour takes you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see. For more information, call (309) 681-3559.