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Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central
Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central

Meet at RC Outfitters on Saturday morning for a free fun run/walk! All levels are welcome, and our events are family-friendly!


Grand Re-opening Celebration at First Ascent Peoria
Grand Re-opening Celebration at First Ascent Peoria

Join us for the Grand Re-opening, a day-long celebration of our brand new world-class roped climbing area!

We’re opening the doors to 11,000 square feet of climbing surface up to 50 ft tall, and we can’t be more excited to share it with you. Get your climb on from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with activities (and giveaways!) for all ages and ability levels - see below for the day's agenda.

Free for Members. Non-members: enjoy $9 Day Passes (regularly $19) and free rental gear including harnesses, shoes and chalk bags (regularly $10) all day!

Come celebrate with us!

8:30-9:45 am: Yoga For All
Spread out your yoga mat and join us for a sneak peak of the roped climbing space with a yoga session under the indoor canyons of First Ascent! This session is FREE and open to the public. Note: Climbing does not open until 10:00 am. Yogis are welcome to stick around and climb afterward by purchasing a $9 Day Pass.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Family Climb Time + Open Climb
Families: join us for guided climbing with our youth instructors on the mezzanine! We'll have belayers on hand to help you enjoy climbing on top rope and games for the little ones. The rest of the roped climbing area will be available for open climbing. Experienced belayers can take a top rope or lead climbing test and score their Belay Card upon passing, then enjoy the indoor cliffs of First Ascent.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Learning The Ropes + Open Climb
Join an FA instructor for one of our 90-minute Learning the Ropes classes FREE (regularly $45), and learn how to tie a figure 8 knot and belay your climbing partners. Open climbing continues.

4:00 - 7:00 pm: Point Chaser Climbing Competition + Open Climb
Rope up and climb on in the Point Chaser Comp, a scramble to see how can rack up the most climbs in a 3-hour span! The top climbers will score some sweet prizes, including Butora climbing shoes as well as FA schwag and gift cards. Not into competitive climbing? Climb on at your own pace!

7:00 pm Onward: After party!
Enjoy a taco bar and beer from our friends Industry Brewing (21+ only) while we crank up the music for a dance party celebration! Climbing will continue until 8:00 pm - or until you grab your first beer.

Questions? Email us at peoria@firstascentclimbing.com. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Central Illinois Auto Show 2019
Central Illinois Auto Show 2019

The 30th annual Central Illinois Auto Show returns to the Peoria Civic Center Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2019. Check out the latest show schedule, map and promotions at peoriaautoshow.com


12pm - 8pm - Friday, April 5
11am - 8pm - Saturday, April 6
11am - 5pm - Sunday, April 7


Age 16 & Older $5;  Age 15 & Under FREE with Paid Adult. 
Discounts on Friday SENIOR DAY and Sunday FAMILY DAY.

The Cinderella Ball at the Waterhouse
The Cinderella Ball at the Waterhouse

Please join us for our "Royal Ball" at The Waterhouse and support Central Illinois Ballet. You will be treated to a delicious catered dinner and entertainment. Don't let your carriage turn into a pumpkin and miss this enchanted evening! Tickets are $75 per person and Formal attire is requested.

For tickets: https://dancestudio-pro.com/tickets/ciballet?fbclid=IwAR0vKNfq81Mi3Hfu-FDdB7JqfNZC273-1pgqNuTR6got-UCa50-PCUoosHQ

Spirit of Peoria Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
Spirit of Peoria Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Who done it? And why? This interactive cruise is more than a shot in the dark. The cast of the Champaign Urbana Theatre Co will dine and mingle with you as the mystery unfolds! Price includes a Prime Rib buffet, entertainment and the cruise. Cash bar available. Vegetarian meal available upon request. Ask about our group rates. Boarding: 6pm Dinner 6:30pm Cruise: 7-9pm

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Peoria Chiefs Baseball
Peoria Chiefs Baseball

Peoria Chiefs vs Beloit


Berchtold & Stear Piedmont/Country Blues at the Rhythm Kitchen!
Berchtold & Stear Piedmont/Country Blues at the Rhythm Kitchen!

Piedmont/Country Blues, Roots, Ragtime, and more!

Berchtold & Stear have opened the Sweet Corn Blues Fest in Normal for 5 years straight.


Miles Over Mountains & Fox Crossing Stringband at Kenny\'s Westside Pub
Miles Over Mountains & Fox Crossing Stringband at Kenny\'s Westside Pub

Kenny's Westside Pub -Peoria, IL

Fox Crossing Stringband 10:00
Miles Over Mountains 11:15 (2 sets)