Peoria County Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11

Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton hosts a Family Kite Day on Sunday, July 8.


Moonlight Cruise on the Illinois River
Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; boarding begins at 7
Peoria Riverfront
$23; seniors $21; $14 for ages 4-15

Barry Cloyd will entertain as you ride the riverboat and view the Illinois shoreline. For more information, call 309-637-8000.


Sculpture Walk in Downtown Peoria
Saturday, 10 a.m. and noon
Meet at Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Guided tours of the 15 sculptures on Washington Street between State and Fulton. For more information, call 309-676-2787.

Peoria Riverfront Market
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
200 Block of Water Street

Features local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, flowers, local art, demonstrations, and the music of Carl Bopp. For more information, 309-671-5555.

‘The Boat Drunks’
Perform on the Riverfront
Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St., Peoria

Tangy, tropical rock & roll. For more information, visit

Make a Garden Stone at Alpha Park Library
Saturday, 10 a.m.
3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

Register to participate in a workshop where garden stones are created with a leaf imprint. For more information, call 309-697-3822.


Adam Larson Trio Performs at the Library
Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Pkwy.

Normal native returns to Illinois with a concert at the Library. For more information, call 309-497-2141.

Old Time Folk and Country Jam
Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights
Free, but donations appreciated

Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument to meet other musicians and learn some new songs. For more information, visit

Family Kite Day
Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
Butler Haynes Park, 9424 S. Mapleton Road, Mapleton

Register at the Alpha Park Library to reserve your kite kit. Entertainment for the whole family. For more information, call 309-697-3822.


Family Flicks at Glen Oak Amphitheatre
Monday, 8-10:30 p.m.
2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria

Bring your own seating to enjoy the movie “Early Man.” For more information, call 309-681-2865.


Not All Insects Are Bad
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
University of Illinois Extension

U of I Extension Webinar, “Beneficial Insects: Garden Warriors,” will be presented by Kelly Allsup, Extension Horticulture Educator. For more information, call 309-685-3140.

Genealogist Presents ‘Research on a Tight Budget’
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Ehrlicher Research Center, 719 N. 11th St., Pekin

Lecture by nationally known genealogist Michael John Neil discusses some no-cost and low-cost ways to expand your genealogical research. Michael will also mention those times when “free” or “low-cost” is simply not possible. For more information, call 309-477-3044.


Senior Morning at the Museum: Solar Super Storms
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Seniors will watch the new education planetarium show ‘Solar Superstorms.’ After the movie, enjoy the museum exhibits. Free parking in the covered parking deck off Water St. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Kroger App Class
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Alpha Park Library, 3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

Employees of Kroger will teach you how to use digital coupons at Kroger. Register by calling 309-697-3822, ext. 13.


–Peoria County Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11–