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    Toddler Time Saturdays 9:30 am
    Toddler Time Saturdays @ Lakeview Family Aquatic Center
    Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Private swim for parents and their children, ages 5 and under. Siblings welcome too. Zero depth pool with splash play equipment is great for kids! Fee: $4.00/person (age 3 and under are free)
    Rhapsody in Bloom Arts Festival 10:00 am
    Rhapsody in Bloom Arts Festival @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 8/1 • 10 am-5 pm Sunday 8/2 • 12-5 pm $3/adults, free for ages 12 and under Come to our annual celebration of art, music, food and bloom. Spend a day browsing more than 50 booths by regional artists … Continued
    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 1 @ 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
    Heartache Tonight 7:00 pm
    Heartache Tonight @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, gates open 6:00pm, show 7:00-10:00   Admission: $7   There are other Eagles tribute shows but none as exciting and powerful or as true to the original spirit of the Eagles as this one. … Continued
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    Rhapsody in Bloom Arts Festival 10:00 am
    Rhapsody in Bloom Arts Festival @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 8/1 • 10 am-5 pm Sunday 8/2 • 12-5 pm $3/adults, free for ages 12 and under Come to our annual celebration of art, music, food and bloom. Spend a day browsing more than 50 booths by regional artists … Continued
    Summer Garden Tours 1:00 pm
    Summer Garden Tours @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sundays in June, July and August (except 8/2) • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts 7:00 pm
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts @ Glen Oak Amphitheatre
    Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 1:00 am
    Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE on Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
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    National Night Out Against Crime 6:00 pm
    National Night Out Against Crime @ Proctor Center
    Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Join us for “The Way We Used to Play.”  Celebrate safe communities and unity in our neighborhoods. There will be entertainment, children’s games and activities, and refreshments. Be encouraged to shut your doors, turn on an outside light and spend an … Continued
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    Prairie Wildflower Walks 9:30 am
    Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 7/25 & 8/8 • W: 8/5 & 8/12 9:30 am • Age: 10+ Explore the Tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois.
    Tannahill Weavers 6:30 pm
    Tannahill Weavers @ Festival Park
    Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm
    Tannahill Weavers @ Festival Park
    One of Scotland’s finest folk bands, the Tannahill Weavers, is coming to Peoria! Come join us August 5th on the RiverFront for a night of traditional music straight from the Highlands!
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    CEFCU Jazz Series, David Hoffman & Friends 7:00 pm
    CEFCU Jazz Series, David Hoffman... @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      CEFCU Jazz Series, David Hoffman & Friends: Thursday, August 6   CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, 7:00-9:00PM   Slide down to the CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing for a night of warm breezes and cool jazz. This … Continued
    Lakeview Family Swim Nights 7:30 pm
    Lakeview Family Swim Nights @ Lakeview Family Aquatic Center
    Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Thursday night is Family Night at LFAC! Join us under the lights for a private swim designed only for families for one low price! Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Admission: $10 for family of 4. … Continued
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    Soul Fest 6:00 pm
    Soul Fest @ RiverFront
    Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
    One of the Peoria Park District’s signature events returns to the RiverFront in 2015. The first day (8/7) of the River City Soul Fest celebrates Gospel music with a variety of local choirs and performers.  Gospel star Ricky Dillard will … Continued
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    Prairie Wildflower Walks 9:30 am
    Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 7/25 & 8/8 • W: 8/5 & 8/12 9:30 am • Age: 10+ Explore the Tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois.
    Toddler Time Saturdays 9:30 am
    Toddler Time Saturdays @ Lakeview Family Aquatic Center
    Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Private swim for parents and their children, ages 5 and under. Siblings welcome too. Zero depth pool with splash play equipment is great for kids! Fee: $4.00/person (age 3 and under are free)
    Soul Fest 6:00 pm
    Soul Fest @ RiverFront
    Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
    One of the Peoria Park District’s signature events returns to the RiverFront in 2015. The first day (8/7) of the River City Soul Fest celebrates Gospel music with a variety of local choirs and performers.  Gospel star Ricky Dillard will … Continued
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    Cardboard World Workshop at Peoria PlayHouse 10:00 am
    Cardboard World Workshop at Peor... @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
    Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    What can you make with a cardboard box? How can you transform the space around you? Create an outdoor play space using stuff that others might mistake for trash.
    Summer Garden Tours 1:00 pm
    Summer Garden Tours @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sundays in June, July and August (except 8/2) • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.
    Concerts in the Park at FRC 3:00 pm
    Concerts in the Park at FRC @ Franciscan Recreation Complex
    Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bring a lawn chair and a picnic, and enjoy an afternoon in the park at FRC! Concerts will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather. July 12 – Kenny Williams & the Country All Stars August 9 – Peoria … Continued
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts 7:00 pm
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts @ Glen Oak Amphitheatre
    Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 1:00 am
    Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE on Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
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    Prairie Wildflower Walks 9:30 am
    Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sa: 7/25 & 8/8 • W: 8/5 & 8/12 9:30 am • Age: 10+ Explore the Tallgrass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois.
    Taste of Peoria 4:00 pm
    Taste of Peoria @ Festival Park
    Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      PACE is pleased to welcome back the Taste of Peoria to the RiverFront! Nearly 40 Peoria area restaurants are expected to take part in 2015 to provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of … Continued
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    Summer Story Time 10:30 am
    Summer Story Time @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
    10:30-11:15 am • Best for ages 4-7 There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best! Well, there’s that and more in the Nature Center on select Thursdays this summer. Drop by … Continued
    Taste of Peoria 4:00 pm
    Taste of Peoria @ Festival Park
    Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      PACE is pleased to welcome back the Taste of Peoria to the RiverFront! Nearly 40 Peoria area restaurants are expected to take part in 2015 to provide a taste of their most popular menu items to a crowd of … Continued
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    Noches de Baile 7:30 pm
    Noches de Baile @ Glen Oak Amphitheatre
    Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 15 @ 9:30 pm
    Come out for three nights of Mexican/Hispanic music and food at the Glen Oak Amphitheatre! Noches de Baile are events for the whole family and is sponsored in part by Peoria Friendship House Hispanic Outreach Program, along with Ortiz Panaderia … Continued
    Brushville 7:00 pm
    Brushville @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, gates open 7:00PM   Admission: $10   Brushville is making their way to the RiverFront and it’s sure to be a boot-stompin’ good time! This band of local boys brings a Nashville flair to … Continued
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    Grand Nationals 10:00 am
    Grand Nationals @ Festival Park
    Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
    Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment presents Peoria’s Budweiser Grand Nationals Weekend. Be a part of Illinois’ largest motorcycle festival as we celebrate the running of the Grand National TT Motorcycle Races. The day includes loads of activities, including a motorcycle … Continued
    Summer Story Time 10:30 am
    Summer Story Time @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
    10:30-11:15 am • Best for ages 4-7 There’s nothing like a good story to remind us that the simple things are often the best! Well, there’s that and more in the Nature Center on select Thursdays this summer. Drop by … Continued
    Rhythm in the Rainforest 6:30 pm
    Rhythm in the Rainforest @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, 8/15 • 6:30-9 pm $25/members, $30/non-members • Ages 21+ Join us for our annual “Rhythm in the Rainforest” jazz concert. They just keep getting hotter! Back by popular demand is “Preston Jackson & Friends.” They’ll perform some cool jazz … Continued
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    Summer Garden Tours 1:00 pm
    Summer Garden Tours @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sundays in June, July and August (except 8/2) • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.
    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 1:30 pm  Age: 10+ Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area … Continued
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts 7:00 pm
    Peoria Municipal Band Concerts @ Glen Oak Amphitheatre
    Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 1:00 am
    Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE on Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
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    Tawny Oaks Prairie Wildflower Walks 10:00 am
    Tawny Oaks Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Tawny Oaks
    Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tu: 7/21 & 8/18, 10 am Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk through the Peoria Park District’s newest prairie restoration project, the prairie planting at our Tawny Oaks Preserve. We will meet in the parking lot of Tawny Oaks at 10 a.m.
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    Go Fly a Kite! 10:00 am
    Go Fly a Kite! @ Camp Wokanda
    Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    W: 8/19 • 10 am-12 pm • $5/person Come celebrate national Aviation Day by building your own kite! Materials will be provided. All ages welcome. Registration Required Program: to register for this program, please call (309) 579-2157 or email msauder@peoriaparks.org.
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    CEFCU Jazz Series, Darel Monteith Trio 7:00 pm
    CEFCU Jazz Series, Darel Monteit... @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Slide down to the CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing for a night of warm breezes and cool jazz. This FREE Thursday night series features local jazz artists and is supported by CEFCU and the Illinois Jazz Society.
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    Jammsammich 7:00 pm
    Jammsammich @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, gates open 7:30PM, show 8:30-11:30PM   Admission: $7   Back on the RiverFront in 2015 is a Peoria and Central Illinois favorite: Jammsammich! With tunes from 4 decades, including Motown, disco, funk, hip-hop, … Continued
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks 9:00 pm
    Constellation Hikes at Tawny Oaks @ Tawny Oaks
    Aug 21 @ 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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    Hummingbird Festival with Vernon Kleen 9:00 am
    Hummingbird Festival with Vernon... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 8/22 • 9 am-12 pm Vernon Kleen from Springfield (one of the few licensed hummingbird banders in the U.S.) will be on hand to demonstrate hummingbird banding and discuss the fascinating world of hummingbirds. You will have a chance … Continued
    India Fest 3:00 pm
    India Fest @ CEFCU Center Stage
    Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    The Peoria Park District and the Indo-American Society are proud to present India Fest at The CEFCU Center Stage.  Join us for live music, authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Indian dancing and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this … Continued
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    Summer Garden Tours 1:00 pm
    Summer Garden Tours @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sundays in June, July and August (except 8/2) • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.
    I Spy Hike: Summer Edition 1:30 pm
    I Spy Hike: Summer Edition @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 8/23 • 1:30 pm Think you’ve seen it all? Join us for an “I Spy” hike through the park and find out what’s hidden along the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to … Continued
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    Erin Feis 4:00 pm
    Erin Feis @ Festival Park
    Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
      Erin Feis: Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30   Location: Festival Park, Athletic Field, Marshall Plaza   Time: Friday 4pm-11:30pm; Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm; Sunday 9:30am-6pm   Admission: $7 before 5PM, $10 after 5PM; Weekend Pass – $15   The … Continued
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    Zoo Run Run 8:30 am
    Zoo Run Run @ Peoria Zoo
    Aug 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
    The Race:  This Running Central 5K (3.1 miles) Grand Prix Race will be accurately measured and will start promptly at 8:30 am.on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Racers will start and finish near the Africa! portal in Peoria Zoo at Glen … Continued
    Canoe Trip to Banner Marsh 10:00 am
    Canoe Trip to Banner Marsh @ Camp Wokanda
    Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sa: 8/29 • 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
    Dynamic Duos Basketball Tournament 10:00 am
    Dynamic Duos Basketball Tournament @ Logan Center
    Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Wrap up summer by winning basketball bragging rights! Join in the adult 2 on 2 basketball tournament. Cost is $10 per team. Call 210-2793 for more information or to register.
    Erin Feis 11:30 am
    Erin Feis @ Festival Park
    Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
      Erin Feis: Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30   Location: Festival Park, Athletic Field, Marshall Plaza   Time: Friday 4pm-11:30pm; Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm; Sunday 9:30am-6pm   Admission: $7 before 5PM, $10 after 5PM; Weekend Pass – $15   The … Continued
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    Erin Feis 9:30 am
    Erin Feis @ Festival Park
    Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
      Erin Feis: Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30   Location: Festival Park, Athletic Field, Marshall Plaza   Time: Friday 4pm-11:30pm; Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm; Sunday 9:30am-6pm   Admission: $7 before 5PM, $10 after 5PM; Weekend Pass – $15   The … Continued
    Pioneer Days 1:00 pm
    Pioneer Days @ Sommer Park
    Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County. 1-4 pm • $2.25 per person ages 4+ Activities at the Homestead, Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Schoolhouse each day may include but are not limited to: laundry, … Continued
    Summer Garden Tours 1:00 pm
    Summer Garden Tours @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sundays in June, July and August (except 8/2) • 1-2 pm Regular admission applies Enjoy a closer look at the Botanical Garden! No need to register, just come to the Garden Shop, and we will start our walk from there.
    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 1:30 pm  Age: 10+ Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area … Continued
    Tree ID Walks 1:30 pm
    Tree ID Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Aug 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Sa: 8/30, 9/13 • 1:30 pm • Age: 10+ Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Don’t let the trees “leaf” you “stumped” this fall! Please note, due to the fact … Continued
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