“Playing in Peoria” – Jan 23

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

With a forecast of cold and windy this weekend, you may be looking to stay indoors while still getting out to enjoy some of the activities Central Illinois has to offer. So, I’ve decided to highlight a few events that will entertain the family while keeping you warm.


Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA)

This four-day music conference that brings approximately 10,000 music performers and music lovers from all over Illinois, kicked things off on Wednesday and will continue throughout the weekend at the Peoria Civic Center. Events that are opened to the public are as follows:

Jazz Night Concert: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
ILMEA Trade Show: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All State Concert: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Honors Concert: Saturday, 3:15 p.m.

Tickets to all of the concerts listed above can be purchased at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office for $5. For a detailed schedule, click HERE. (LINK)

 kids clay

Kids Clay Play Day

Perfect for children aging from 6-12, this Wheel Art Pottery Studios event is perfect way to have fun, get messy and create memories! On Saturday from 1-4 p.m., children will have the opportunity to build bobble heads and even take the wheel for a spin. There is a $30 fee for each participant, but each additional child receives $5 off the price.


Peoria Rivermen vs. Knoxville Ice Bears

The Rivermen are back in action at the Peoria Civic Center this weekend. The Rivs got off to a quick start last weekend, beating the Bloomington Thunder 2-0. Unfortunately, the team struggled the rest of the weekend, dropping games on Saturday and Sunday.

RivermenThey’ll have a shot at redemption this weekend with two home games against the Knoxville Ice Bears, who sit just behind the Rivs in the standings. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Let’s pack the arena this weekend and show Knoxville what Peoria hockey is all about!


Winter Gathering

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Winter Gathering on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event gives participants a real-life view of a traditional Native American winter gathering. You’ll enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations including storytelling, music, group games and dances, doll making and beading. This event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door.


Central Illinois Jazz Society – Supersession

Get over to Landmark Recreation Center on Sunday at 6 p.m. for this Central Illinois Jazz Society event. The House Band, led by Larry Harms, will kick things off in the first set. Supersession will then play their set beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, call 309-692-5330.  



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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