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  • Spring/Summer Holiday Programs

    The Peoria Park District helps our community celebrate holidays all year round.  View our Playbook HERE to see all of our planned programming and events.

    Easter Egg Hunts

    The Peoria Park District has an Easter Egg Hunt for everyone!

    Friday, April 7th: Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Franciscan Rec Complex – Ages 10-13

    Register by April 5th and join us at the Franciscan Rec Complex from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  You’re never too old to go on an egg hunt and we’ve made it challenging!  Bring your flashlights for this nighttime hunt for eggs filled with candy and plenty of prizes. Afterwards, enjoy pizza, refreshments and games.  All participants need to bring a flashlight and a prize bag.  Be sure to wear weather and color appropriate clothing.  $10 for Residents/$15 for Non-residents.

    Saturday, April 8th: 20th Annual Easter Egg Festival at Franciscan Rec Center – Ages 1-12

    Join us at the Franciscan Rec Complex from 9:30 am – 11:30 am for our 20th Annual Easter Egg Festival!  Bring your baskets to the FRC and help find colorful eggs filled with candy and prizes.  Before and after the egg hunt, join us in the gym for a Fun on the Run bounce house, The Unique Twist Balloon Guy, games and more!  There will even be a visit from the Easter Bunny!  Beat the lines and pre-register using Registration Code 77505.  $6 per child.

    Saturday, April 8th: Northtrail Park Easter Egg Hunt – Children under 10

    Registration is required for the Easter Egg Hunt at Northtrail Park.  We’ll have lots of candy and prize-filled eggs for children under 10.  $4 per child.
    Use Registration Code 77625 for children ages 0-3
    Use Registration Code 77626 for children ages 4-6
    Use Registration Code 77627 for children ages 7-10

    Saturday, April 8th: Easter Egg Scramble at the Peoria Zoo – Ages 0-9

    Join us from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Peoria Zoo for our Annual Easter egg celebration, loaded with candy and fun.  Cost is $3.50 for member child, $9 for non-member child and regular zoo admission prices for adults.  Don’t miss the Easter Bunny at Luthy Botanical Garden from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm!

    Friday, April 14th: Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival at Proctor Center – Ages 3-12

    Join us from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Proctor Center for the Easter Egg Carnival.  Search for hundreds of candy and prize-filled eggs.  Enjoy carnival games such as egg toss, golf hole-in-one and jelly bean guessing game while winning prizes and participating in the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt!  Cost is $3 per child.

    Saturday, April 15th: Underwater Egg Hunts at the RiverPlex’s AquaPlex – Ages 3-8

    Join us from 9:00 am – 10:45 am at the RiverPlex’s AquaPlex for the only underwater Easter egg hunt in town!  Forget the lawn..we’re hunting for eggs underwater!  Particpants must pre-register and bring their own basket.  Parents must accompany ages 3-5 in the pool.  Cost is $5 for member children and $7 for non-member children.
    Use Registration Code 76638 for the 9:00 am -9:45 am session
    Use Registration Code 76637 for the 10:00 am – 10:45 am session

    Saturday, April 15th: Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Wokanda

    Join us from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Camp Wokanda for this Doggie Egg Hunt, which includes hunts for small and large breeds, a costume contest with prizes and activities for the whoe family!  A portion of this family furrr-iendly event will be donated to local animal shelters.  Be sure to bring your camera.  Cost is $5 per dog/$2 per human.


    Earth Day

    Saturday, April 22nd: 13th Annual Earth Day Festival

    Join us at Forest Park Nature Center on April 22nd from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to celebrate Mother Nature! Here’s your opportunity to “think globally, act locally.” Peruse the numerous booths, locate local resources, and learn what you can do to make a difference. Enjoy live music, great local food from One World Cafe, educational materials and hands-on demos, kid’s crafts and face painting, and much more. Register to win door prizes and enjoy our annual Earth Day Sale at the Trailhead Nature Store.  Donations appreciated.

    Sunday, April 23rd: Party for the Planet!

    Join us at the Peoria Zoo on April 23rd from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for our Party for the Planet!  From recycling to butterfly gardens, explore what simple ways you can help make the planet a better place.  We will have animal encounters, games and earth friendly treats our animals will receive throughout the day.  Regular zoo admission applies.

    Mother's Day

    Sunday, May 14th:  Mother’s Day at the Peoria Zoo

    Join us at the Peoria Zoo on Mother’s Day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:30 pm).  On Mother’s Day, all moms are kids at heart!  All moms can enjoy a day at the zoo for the prize of a child’s admission.

    Sunday, May 14th:  Mother’s Day Orchid Show

    Join us at Luthy Botanical Garden from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm to see our Conservatory’s orchid collection, featuring exotic new acquisitions. We will have beautiful specimens on display, as well as experts on hand with information about their care. Bring your mom, sister, aunt, grandmother or friend to our Orchid Show on Mother’s Day. Donations appreciated.

    Sunday, May 14th: Mother’s Day Hike

    Join us at Forest Park Nature Center at 1:30 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.  Donations appreciated.

    End of School/Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 25th: The Streets Belong to Me Youth Event

    Join us at Proctor Recreation Center from 4:00 pm -6:00 pm.  In exchange for a day of fun, we are asking that children pledge to have a safe summer by NOT participating in violent or illegal activities and call the Park District and find POSITIVE activities.

    Friday, May 26th: 29th Annual Louie Louie Festival

    Join us at the RiverFront  for the 29th Annual Louie Louie Festival.  Hosted by the Illinois Valley Striders and AMP Media Group, the money raised will benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital