Looking for things to do in Peoria? Look no further! Whether you prefer sports, performing arts, music, or cultural events and festivals, events in the Peoria area can keep you entertained.
Bradley Braves Mens basketball is a popular favorite of central Illinoisans. They play most games 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. Fans can catch games November through March.
If it’s performing arts you’re interested in, Peoria boasts two symphony orchestras: the Peoria Symphony and the Heartland Festival Orchestra who both offer full seasons of performances. 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 locations throughout the area. Live at the Five Spot takes place at the Contemporary Arts Center by the Peoria riverfront most Fridays. During the summer, you can catch 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 offers featured exhibitions plus several planetarium shows monthly. And a host of yearly festivals take place mostly on the Peoria riverfront, but also in surrounding communities like Pekin, Washington, Tremont & Morton.
Find Peoria area events listed on the ExplorePeoria.com calendar here.