“Playing in Peoria” – Nov. 6

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

We might be in the month of November, but temperatures aren’t exactly cooling down in Central Illinois. With highs in the 50’s and 60’s all weekend, it might just be your last chance to get outside before the temperatures begin plummeting and the snow starts to fall.

This week, I’ve highlighted a couple outdoor events for the entire family, along with an educational community event at the Peoria Riverfront Museum that won’t disappoint. The Peoria Civic Center will also play host to a couple of events on Friday and Saturday.



Dickson Mounds November Night Hike

Travel to the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewiston for the November Night Hike on Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a perfect event for the entire family, where everyone will enjoy the sounds and sights of a brisk fall evening. Participants will have the opportunity to view the local wildlife, as well as enjoying stories around a campfire.

This event is FREE to the public, but be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and terrain.


8th Annual Holiday WalkJunction city

Junction City Shopping Center is hosting the 8th Annual Holiday Walk in Peoria, Ill. From 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa, see live reindeer and even hop aboard a carriage for a stroll around the shopping center.

Kick off the holiday season in style and experience the local atmosphere by visiting the local shops and restaurants. Also, a live performance from the ELITE Ensemble is sure to have your attention.


Community History Day

Don’t miss out on this educational event at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Peoria Historical Society is proud to present this program, which offers and arra of educational opportunities for guests of all ages.

The event features Civil War displays, reenactors, lecturers and even live musicians. There will also be an exclusive sneak peek of the new American Experience film JFK on the Giant Screen Theater!

Admission is free for all Peoria Historical Society members and half-price for the general public.


Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Talesdisney live

Bring the kids to the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday for three classic fairy tales in this live stage show. Viewers will follow Snow White, Belle and Cinderella on their breathtaking journeys in this Disney reenactment.

The shows will begin at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Tickets can be purchased at the Peoria Civic Center box office and any Ticketmaster location.


Bradley vs. Jacksonville State

The Bradley Braves Men’s Basketball Team will kick off their regular season schedule against Jacksonville State this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. The Braves had a nice preseason, going 5-1 against the competition.

Come out and help the Braves get off to a good start this season!

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



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


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