What’s “Playing In Peoria?” – June 26

It’s already the end of June and many fun activities in the area are on the horizon, but this week I have a few events/activities that will be enough to hold you over until the highly anticipated 4th of July celebration. There were plenty of activities to choose from this week, but I wanted to pick a few that would get you out of that comfy couch of yours and into the local communities. So go ahead, take a chance on something that you’ve never done before and surprise yourself!

Also, if there are any upcoming Member activities that you’re interested in, go ahead a comment below and I’ll get back to you with whatever I can find.


Morton Community Bank (MVB) Cycling Classic: World-class cyclists will compete in various ages and skill levels at the MCB Cycling Classic on June 29. This cycling event in Morton will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and takes advantage of the “hometown” feel of the village, its unique downtown course and the opportunity to add other components to the race. The kid’s race is open to children of all ages, racing various lengths according to age. It is a great way to introduce cycling to a new generation. So whether you interested in trying something new, or if you’re a lifelong cycling fan, head out to Morton this weekend!

Peoria Chiefs: Head down to Dozer Park this Friday, June 28, to watch the Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals) take on the Quad City Riverred white boom Bandits (Houston Astros). Not only is it a great opportunity to watch some baseball, but stick around after the game for a fireworks show that is sure to make this Friday night one to remember. There’s even an opportunity for fans to win a flat screen television! Please, try to explain what’s stopping you from attending this game.

Wedding Banned (CEFCU Center Stage): Just skip the ceremony and start the party!  Wedding Banned is a musical experience, a show, an event and something you will not forget. Wedding Banned has become the hottest party in the Midwest, playing hits from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond.  Each night, the band picks two members from the audience to become the “bride” and “groom” and turns every show into the ultimate wedding reception.  Whether it’s the bride and groom on stage during the garter toss, or beautiful ladies from the audience rocking with the band, you can throw the rules of a traditional rock show out the window.  If you want to have one of those, “you should have been there” nights, head down to the Peoria RiverFront for the show on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

River City Bags ClassicIf you’re in the mood for some friendly competition, head down to Kelleher’s Irish Pub and Eatery on Saturday, June 29. The sixth annual River City Bags Classic will be happening from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. This year’s tournament will be broken up by skill level into three divisions. The proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Peoria. So, if you’re in a competitive mood, but still want to have fun and enjoy some time with friends, head down to the Riverfront to throw a few bags!


Robo Rumble (Peoria Riverfront Museum): Robots are taking over Peoria Riverfront Museum Saturday, June 29, and you can be a part of the rumble! Robots, large and small, will battle throughout the day in various competitions. This amazing day of robotic activities will be hosted by area high school student FIRST robotics teams from Peoria, Galesburg and Bloomington. This event is free and open to the public, but general admission is required to participate or view activities taking place in the galleries. Don’t miss out on the action-packed day of robots rumbling the Peoria Riverfront Museum!

As always, stay busy Peoria and keep it here for news on everything “Playing in Peoria!”

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

This post is part of a weekly series that is designed to promote a weekly schedule of Peoria Area Convention and Visitor Bureau Member businesses and events.


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