Peoria County Calendar of Events June 27 – July 4

Peoria County communities will be hosting their local fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day.


St. Jude Pasta & Pizza Party
Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m.
Barrack’s Cater Inn, 1224 W. Pioneer Parkway, Peoria

Annual event that sends 100 percent of the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, call 309-692-3990.

Free Dental Care for Children under Three
Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Central Illinois College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 5407 N. University St, Peoria

It is important for parents to start their children’s dental care by the age of one. Register for an appointment by calling 630-718-4844.


Here Come the Mummies
Friday, 7:30 p.m.

CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing hosts the popular funk rock group. For more information, call 309-671-5555.

Peoria Muny Band Performs
Friday, 7 p.m.
St. Philomena’s Church and School, 1000 W. Albany Ave.

Fifty musicians under the direction of David Vroman will perform stirring music. For more information, call 309-681-2854.

Moonlight Cruise
Friday, 7 p.m.
Spirit of Peoria dock, Peoria Riverfront
$23; seniors $21; kids $14

See the Peoria skyline from the river. Live entertainment and a cash bar will be available. For more information, call 309-637-8000.


German-American Society’s Volksfest
Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
12403 Hickory Grove Road, Dunlap

A day of German fun including music by the Ratskeller Brummers, Lindenhof Echoes and Eddie Korosa from Chicago. Cruis’n from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit


Cookbook Club at Alpha Park Library
Monday, 7-8 p.m.
3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

The subject this month is ‘Farmers’ Market.’ Bring your favorite recipes and share with others. Register to attend by calling 309-697-3822, ext. 13.


Glen Oak Park Fireworks
Tuesday, noon-10 p.m.
Glen Oak Amphitheatre, 2218 N. Prospect Road, Peoria
Free; parking $5

Live entertainment culminating in fireworks. Event includes $3 admission to the Zoo. For more information, visit


4th of July Backyard BBQ
Wednesday, 6-10:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
$45; $22 for kids

Museum fundraiser features a buffet by Cracked Pepper and the best seat in town for the fireworks. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Red, White and Boom
Wednesday, opens at 4 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront

The area’s biggest fireworks display. For more information, visit

Chillicothe Fireworks
Wednesday, 9:15 p.m.
Three Sisters Park, 17189 N. Route 29



–Peoria County Calendar of Events June 27 – July 4–