Central Illinois Auto Show

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

The Peoria Civic Center will host the 25th Annual Central Illinois Auto Show from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6. Over 30 dealers will display over 300 vehicles from 29 different manufacturers on one level and under one roof in Peoria.  The show offers an opportunity to see newest in cars, trucks & SUV’s and is expected to reach the 40,000-attendance mark like in past years. There will be 118,000 square feet of vehicles on display in the Exhibit Hall and Theater Lobby.

You’ve got to check it out!



Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602

auto showWhen?

Friday, April 4: 12 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 5: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 6: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Age 16 & Older: $5
Age 15 & Under: FREE with paid adult


Mature adults (60+) will be admitted at half price as part of Senior Day on Friday, April 4

Advanced tickets will be available at all Peoria Metro Dealer Locations and at the Civic Center entrances the day of the show.



To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the first 500 daily attendees will receive a free commemorative tote bag. There are also daily giveaways, including a coupon for 50% off any car wash to the first 2,000 visitors each day. McDonalds will do something similar, giving away free cheeseburger coupons to the first 300 daily attendees on Friday and Saturday.


Floor Map






Calling All NASCAR Fans

Do you think you could drive a car from NASCAR? If so, come test your skills this weekend on the ultimate NASCAR interactive experience. You’ll strap into the #38 M7M’s Ford Fusion racing simulator and experience all the thrills of being a professional racer. There is also a scaled children’s race car for the young ones.


Make it a Family Affair

You won’t need to worry about keeping your kids entertained. SpongeBob SquarePants, Capt. America and Spiderman will do it for you. Children will be able to take pictures and participate in several meet & greet sessions with these characters. There’s even a giveaway where three winners receive a gift basket full of super hero items! Kids must be wearing a superhero costume to enter.


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