What’s Happening in Peoria?

Looking for things to do in Peoria?  Look no further!  Whether you prefer sports, performing arts, music, or cultural events and festivals, activities in the Peoria area can keep you entertained.

Bradley Braves Mens basketball is a perennial favorite of central Illinoisans.  They play most contests at the Peoria Civic Center and a few games at the campus based Renaissance Center December through February.  Also hosted at the Civic Center’s Carver Arena is the Peoria Rivermen hockey team.  Attendees can catch games November through March. 

If it’s performing arts you’re looking for, Peoria boasts two symphony orchestras:  the Peoria Symphony and the Heartland Festival Orchestra who each offer full seasons of concerts.  While the Peoria Symphony performs at the Peoria Civic Center and Grace Presbyterian Church, Heartland Festival Orchestra mainly plays at the Five Points Washington Performing Arts Center.

Live music can be found in many venues throughout the area.  Live at the Five Spot can be enjoyed at the Contemporary Arts Center by the Peoria riverfront most Fridays.  During the warmer months, you can find lots of genres of live music on the Peoria riverfront’s CEFCU stage.  And many area bars also feature live music most weekends.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum presents featured presentations plus several planetarium shows monthly.  And a host of yearly festivals happen mostly on the Peoria riverfront, but also in surrounding suburbs like Pekin, Washington, Tremont & Morton. 

Find Peoria area events featured on the ExplorePeoria.com calendar here.


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