Peoria County Calendar of Events April 18 – April 25

Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Forest Park Nature Center. (Photo courtesy of Peoria Park District)


Illinois Film Series: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
$10.50; child $8.50

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. For more information, call 309-686-7000.


UnityPoint Kids Konnected Karnival
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Methodist Hospital Atrium, Suite 150, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria

UnityPoint Health® Cancer Support Services will offer children of cancer patients an interactive learning experience about cancer, services, and treatment options. For more information, call 309-373-3839.

Youth Concert: Jazz in Spring
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
5-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington
$38; $10 students and children

Heartland Festival Orchestra will present ‘Jazz in Spring’ featuring Youth Music Illinois and the Invitational Youth Jazz Ensemble. For more information, call 309-444-8222.

Pekin Kid’s Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Avanti’s Dome, 3401 Griffin Ave.

Event features over 15 Fun on the Run inflatables, interactive exhibits, face painting, rides, and door prizes. For more information, visit

A Conversation with Mr. Lincoln
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Interpreter Fritz Klein will speak as Lincoln and take your questions. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Maple Syrup Workshop and Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Camp Wokanda, 620 E. Boy Scout Road, Chillicothe
$12; children $6

Fill up on pancakes and fresh Camp Wokanda maple syrup.  Take a tour and find out how maple syrup is made. For tickets, call 309-579-2157.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 4809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights

Think globally and act locally enjoying fun and informational booths, live music, great local food, and a kids’ area. For more information, call 309-686-3360.

APRIL 21-22

Earth Day Event at Jubilee College Historic Site
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jubilee College Historic Site, W. Fussner Road, Brimfield

Event includes a Civil War Encampment, tours of Jubilee College, the Jubilee Prairies as well as butterfly gardening information at Jubilee Butterfly Garden, and demonstrations in the art of “geocaching.” For more information, call 309-685-3140.

APRIL 21-23

Spring Used Book Sale
Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.; Monday, noon-7 p.m.
Noble Center, 1125 W. Lake Ave., Peoria

For more information, call 309-681-2681.


Community Garage Sale and Give-Away
Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Logan Recreation Center, 1414 S. Livingston St., Peoria

Individual and organizations sell unwanted items. For more information, call 309-676-8179.


Annual Clean Water Celebration
Monday, 9 a.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St.

The Sun Foundation’s 26th Annual Clean Water Celebration will feature Marcus Eriksen, Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, who will discuss “Plastic Debris from Rivers to the Sea” with sessions at 9 and 11 a.m. There will also be breakout sessions, streams and interactive exhibits throughout the day. For more information, visit

Musical Monday: Great Cities-Rome
Monday, 9:30 a.m.
Peoria First Federated Church, 3601 N. Sheridan Road

Music included will be Roman Holiday: an Italian serenade with John McMurtery, flute and Liang-yu Wang, piano. For more information, call 309-691-3225.

APRIL 25-26

‘Wizard of Oz’
Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St.

Classic play in a live performance. Tickets available at 800-745-3000.

Learn About Drones
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Alpha Park Library, 3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

Guest speaker Dean Poignant of Sky Ag will discuss everything about drones including selecting and purchasing, regulations, safety, and photography. For more information, call 309-697-3822.


–Peoria County Calendar of Events April 18 – April 25–