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*CANCELLED* Peoria Irish Fest - Erin Feis at Peoria Riverfront
*CANCELLED* Peoria Irish Fest - Erin Feis at Peoria Riverfront

Celebrate all things Irish! - Delicious food and drink. Outstanding music and dance. Celtic culture galore through Highland Games, exhibits and interactive sessions.

The High Kings, Scythian, Doolin’, Heron Valley, The Gothard Sisters, Bohola and Boxing Banjo and more entertainers to be announced!

Bring your family and friends and check it our for yourself - meet great people, make lasting memories and enjoy one of the best Irish festivals in the Midwest!

For more info: https://peoriairishfest.com

Homeschool Climb Time at First Ascent Peoria
Homeschool Climb Time at First Ascent Peoria

Join us every Thursday for Homeschool Climb Time, where local homeschool families can experience the fun and excitement of rock climbing! Learn about climbing safety and the muscles and movements involved in rock climbing, all while having an absolute blast!

Sessions are scheduled every Thursday from 10-noon, and limited to 10 climbers per session.

Cost is $12 per climber, which includes rental gear. 

Adults can spectate for free but are expected to stay and supervise kids under 14 at all times during Homeschool Climb Time. Due to our Covid precautions, sessions will be unstaffed until further notice. 

All new climbers and supervising adults will receive a thorough facility orientation and learn the basics of safety before climbing. Our front desk staff are always available to answer questions and provide encouragement during your climbing session as well!

How to Sign Up:
1. Fill out a waiver on our website at www.firstascentclimbing.com/peoria/waiver. Anyone who enters First Ascent must have a waiver on file, and all visitors under the age of 18 must have a waiver completed by a parent or guardian.

2. Call us at 309-966-0831 to reserve your spot ahead of time. Space is limited, and walk-ins are discouraged as space fills quickly!

See you there!

Live at the Five Spot ~ Contemporary Art Center
Live at the Five Spot ~ Contemporary Art Center

Live at the Five Spot

Live at the Five Spot: Cousin Eddie
September 4th, 6:30-8:30pm
Tickets in Advance Online: $8-members, $12-nonmembers + fees (till 5pm the day of event)
Tickets at the door*: $12-Members, $16-nonmemebrs (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

With refreshing attention to detail and dynamics that will provoke a sense of nostalgia, Cousin Eddie takes you on a reminiscing field trip covering 4 decades of classic songs that will have you singing along with every word. Add some acoustic coffee house favorites, a few undiscovered indie gems, tight 3 part harmonies and the evening will stand out as a unique musical experience. Cousin Eddie covers The Eagles, America, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, The Decemberists, Train and more. Learn more at www.cousineddieband.com

Admission for all of our events will be prepaid online via 309Tix.com. See Ticket link above. A new seating arrangement is in place. To keep everyone as safe as possible and to comply with new government guidelines, attendance is limited. Attendees will prepay and may choose a table. If friends plan to share a table, it is advised that one person purchase for the group. BYOB is still in place. Drinks and ice will not be provided. No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity. Walk-in prices will be more, so purchase ahead of time. Only small tables will be placed. Tables may NOT be moved or moved together as they are spaced 6 feet apart. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Prior to the event, surfaces will be sanitized and sanitizer will be present at the doors. Thanks for your understanding and patience in light of all the changes!



Peoria RiverFront Market
Peoria RiverFront Market

Peoria's RiverFront Market will be opening in phases for 2020 season.

We are excited to open the RiverFront Market for the 2020 season.  Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the market will open in the following phases using a fluid timeline...

Phase 1 - In-and-out grocery style setting to allow our community to buy the best and freshest produce available.
Phase 2 - Adding meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and other agricultural products
Phase 3 - Adding baked goods and value-added products
Phase 4 - The return of ready-to-eat food vendors and arts & crafts

Please watch our social media @VisitDowntownPeoria and @PeoriaRiverFrontMarket for the latest updates!