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    Community Children’s Theatre Annual Drama Festival 10:00 am
    Community Children’s Theatre Ann... @ Corn Stock Theatre Tent in Bradley Park
    May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Come “play in the park” at our Annual Drama Festival of award winning TEC school plays performed by Peoria students. Enjoy a day of live entertainment. Bring your lunch and buy snacks and drinks at the concession stand. This program … Continued
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee 10:00 am
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Garlic Mustard, an exotic invasive plant species, is threatening to drive out the native understory plants and is gaining ground rapidly. Please spend what time you can helping us control this plant that is spreading rapidly! A short presentation on … Continued
    Princess and Pirate Weekend 10:00 am
    Princess and Pirate Weekend @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 5/2-Sunday, 5/3 • 10 am-5 pm Regular admission applies Celebrate in costume and explore the plants found in Pirate and Princess lore. The first 100 people in costume get treasure!
    Princess and Pirates weekend 11:00 am
    Princess and Pirates weekend @ Peoria Zoo
    May 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
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    Princess and Pirate Weekend 10:00 am
    Princess and Pirate Weekend @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 5/2-Sunday, 5/3 • 10 am-5 pm Regular admission applies Celebrate in costume and explore the plants found in Pirate and Princess lore. The first 100 people in costume get treasure!
    Princess and Pirates weekend 11:00 am
    Princess and Pirates weekend @ Peoria Zoo
    May 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
    Garden Walks with an Exuberant Gardener 1:00 pm
    Garden Walks with an Exuberant G... @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Su: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3 • 1-2 pm Fee: Regular Garden Admission Walking through the garden as the seasons unfold, we will explore the often overlooked beauty of the Garden. Trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials that exhibit an attractive … Continued
    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. Discover spring wildflowers, insects and colorful birds.
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    National Public Garden Day 10:00 am
    National Public Garden Day @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 5/8 • 10 am-5 pm Free admission, donations accepted Luthy Botanical Garden is participating in National Public Garden Day! Come celebrate with us with free admission for all visitors.
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    Race for the Cure 8:00 am
    Race for the Cure @ Metro Centre
    May 9 @ 8:00 am
    Call 691-6906 for details
    Annual Garlic Mustard Pull 10:00 am
    Annual Garlic Mustard Pull @ Camp Wokanda
    May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 5/9 • 10 am-12 pm It’s time for the annual Garlic Mustard Challenge. Volunteers are needed to help remove this invasive species! Please meet at the lower parking lot and bring your gloves.
    Artist and Comic Expo 10:00 am
    Artist and Comic Expo @ the Noble Center
    May 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Artist and Comic Expo @ the Noble Center
    Local and Regional Comic Book Artists and Writers will ASSEMBLE for a weekend of Prints, Panels and Pop Culture! Saturday, May 9 9 am-5 pm at the Noble Center • 1125 W Lake Ave General Admission : $10.00 Child (12 … Continued
    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 3/21, 4/11, 5/9, 6/6, 7/18, 8/1 and 9/5, 1-2 pm, All Ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome , and the circle is open to … Continued
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    Artist and Comic Expo 9:00 am
    Artist and Comic Expo
    May 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Artist and Comic Expo
    Local and Regional Comic Book Artists and Writers will ASSEMBLE for a weekend of Prints, Panels and Pop Culture! Sunday, May 10 9 am-5 pm at the Noble Center • 1125 W Lake Ave SUNDAY IS KIDS DAY! Get one … Continued
    Birding Hike: All Skill Levels Welcome! 9:00 am
    Birding Hike: All Skill Levels W... @ Camp Wokanda
    May 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Su: 5/10 • 9-11 am • Free (donations appreciated) Join the Peoria Audubon Society as we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a free hike! We will hike through some of the scenic trails of Camp Wokanda and see how … Continued
    Mother’s Day at the Zoo 10:00 am
    Mother’s Day at the Zoo @ Peoria Zoo
    May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Mother’s Day Orchid Show 12:00 pm
    Mother’s Day Orchid Show @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Sunday, 5/10 • 12-4 pm Free admission for mothers and grandmothers Come see our Conservatory’s orchid collection, featuring exotic new acquisitions. In cooperation with the Peoria Orchid Society, we will have many beautiful orchids on display, as well as experts … Continued
    Mother’s Day Hike 1:30 pm
    Mother’s Day Hike @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Enjoy the beauty of Forest Park together as a family as we stroll through the woods to see what Mother Nature has to offer. Each mother in attendance will receive a small Mother’s Day gift.
    Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea 2:00 pm
    Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Sunday, 5/10 • 2-4 pm • Register by 5/4 Treat your Mom to an elegant Afternoon Tea in a beautiful spring garden setting. You will be served cocktail sandwiches, desserts and various teas. In addition, your registration also includes admission … Continued
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    Wildflower Walk 10:00 am
    Wildflower Walk
    May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    4/29, 5/12, 5/26 • 10 am Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to … Continued
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    Tawny Oaks Garlic Mustard Workday 9:00 am
    Tawny Oaks Garlic Mustard Workday @ Tawny Oaks
    May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday: 5/15, 9 am-12 pm Help us control garlic mustard, an invasive plant. A short presentation about the preserve will precede the workday.
    Barn Dance 7:00 pm
    Barn Dance @ Camp Wokanda
    May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    F: 5/15 • $5/person or $20/family Come on down for a boot scoot ‘n’ boogie evening at Camp Wokanda. This is our first barn dance of the year. Jim Hicks and Peggy Holmes are guaranteed to keep your feet moving … Continued
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    Community Indoor/Outdoor Garage Sale 8:00 am
    Community Indoor/Outdoor Garage ... @ Franciscan Recreation Complex
    May 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Clean out that basement, attic, garage, and closet! It’s time to get rid of all that ‘stuff’ you no longer want. Rent a table and sell it all. Cost is $20 for a spot in the gym. You will receive … Continued
    Clyde West Fishing Derby 9:00 am
    Clyde West Fishing Derby @ Glen Oak Amphitheatre
    May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Ages 9 and under  9:00-11:00 am Ages 10 to 12  11:00 am-1:00 pm Ages 50+ and those with disabilities 1:00-3:00 pm Toss in a line and see if you can reel in one of our specially tagged fish to win … Continued
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee 1:00 pm
    Forest Park Garlic Mustard Melee @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Garlic Mustard, an exotic invasive plant species, is threatening to drive out the native understory plants and is gaining ground rapidly. Please spend what time you can helping us control this plant that is spreading rapidly! A short presentation on … Continued
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    Signs of Spring 1:30 pm
    Signs of Spring @ Forest Park Nature Center
    May 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. Discover spring wildflowers, insects and colorful birds.
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    Louie Louie Parade & River Jam 4:15 pm
    Louie Louie Parade & River Jam @ CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing
    May 22 @ 4:15 pm – 11:30 pm
    CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, 4:15PM – 11:30PM Parade Starts at 4:15PM Admission: FREE The Illinois Valley Striders signal the beginning of summer with Peoria’s ever-popular Louie Louie Festival! So put on your craziest outfit, grab your kazoo, and … Continued
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks 9:00 pm
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks @ Tawny Oaks
    May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    F: 5/22, 6/12, 8/21, 9-10 pm Join us and learn about constellations and how to identify them. There will be a short presentation followed by an easy hike, where a naturalist will point out constellations. We will meet at Tawny … Continued
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    Canoe Trip to Banner March: Wheel Lake 10:00 am
    Canoe Trip to Banner March: Whee... @ Camp Wokanda
    May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sa: 5/23 • 10-5 pm • $35/person This trip is for beginning and experienced paddlers, so bring the whole family! We will enjoy the wildlife and the tranquility of the open water. Bring binoculars, cameras and extra water gear. We … Continued
    Canoe Trip to Banner Marsh: Wheel Lake 10:00 am
    Canoe Trip to Banner Marsh: Whee... @ Camp Wokanda
    May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sa: 5/23 • 10-5 pm • $35/person This trip is for beginning and experienced paddlers, so bring the whole family! We will enjoy the wildlife and the tranquility of the open water. Bring binoculars, cameras and extra water gear. We … Continued
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    Illinois River Bluff Trail Hike 9:00 am
    Illinois River Bluff Trail Hike @ Camp Wokanda
    May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    M: 5/25 • 9 am • Free (donations appreciated) Are you ready to embrace the 6.5 miles and rugged terrain of the Illinois River Bluff Trail? Bring a sack lunch and your hiking boots for this day long hiking trip. … Continued
    Open Memorial Day 10:00 am
    Open Memorial Day @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Luthy Botanical Garden will be Open Memorial Day! Monday, 5/25 • 10 am-5 pm • Regular admission applies
    Memorial Day Ceremony 10:30 am
    Memorial Day Ceremony @ Marshall Plaza
    May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Time: 10:30am Location: Marshall Plaza – Peoria RiverFront   Come to the RiverFront to join Peoria in honoring its veterans.  This Memorial Day remembrance service will be held in Marshall Plaza (under the Gateway Building) and will pay tribute to … Continued
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    Wildflower Walk 10:00 am
    Wildflower Walk
    May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    4/29, 5/12, 5/26 • 10 am Nothing is better than starting the day with a warm cup of coffee or tea and breathing some fresh spring air! Participants will love seeing the beauty of spring revealed and the chance to … Continued
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    The Streets Belong to Me Summer Youth Rally 12:00 pm
    The Streets Belong to Me Summer ... @ Proctor Center
    May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Proctor Center • 12 pm In exchange for a day of fun, we’re asking you to pledge to show, promise, and prove you WILL NOT participate in violent activities or be involved in illegal activities. Instead, you WILL park-ticipate in … Continued
    16 Candles 8:30 pm
    16 Candles @ CEFCU Center Stage
    May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, gates open 7:30PM, show: 8:30-11:30PM   Admission: $7   Summer is finally here so come celebrate with us at the CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing for OPENING NIGHT of the summer concert series! … Continued
    16 Candles 8:30 pm
    16 Candles @ CEFCU Center Stage
    May 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, gates open 7:30PM, show: 8:30-11:30PM   Admission: $7   Summer is finally here so come celebrate with us at the CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing for OPENING NIGHT of the summer concert series! … Continued
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    NEW! Neon Nights 6:00 pm
    NEW! Neon Nights @ Camp Wokanda
    May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sa: 5/30 • 6-8 pm $5/person or $20/family We are all going to shine like a glow worm and learn all about the creatures that light up the night! Each participant will receive their very own bio-luminescent necklace. Be sure … Continued
    NEW! Neon Nights 6:00 pm
    NEW! Neon Nights @ Camp Wokanda
    May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sa: 5/30 • 6-8 pm $5/person or $20/family We are all going to shine like a glow worm and learn all about the creatures that light up the night! Each participant will receive their very own bio-luminescent necklace. Be sure … Continued
    Red Rebel County 8:30 pm
    Red Rebel County @ CEFCU Center Stage
    May 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
    Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…but we are all Irish when Red Rebel County is in town too! Join us on the RiverFront for an energetic show from the premier Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly cover band this side of the pond! You … Continued
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