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Yoga in the Park

June 1 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 9:00 am

Join us as we travel to 5 different parks throughout the Peoria Park District for a free one hour yoga class. All classes will accommodate any level of practice. Just bring a yoga mat or towel with you. This class is for participants 13 years and older. 1st Saturdays – 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 at Grandview Park 2nd Saturdays – 6/8, 7/13, 8/10 at Donovan Park in the greenspace by the SW corner of the parking lot 3rd Saturdays – 6/15,…

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Night Hikes

June 14 @ 9:30 pm - August 23 @ 10:30 pm

Join our naturalists for these unique night hike opportunities: June 14 //  9:30PM  //  Constellation Hike  //  Tawny Oaks Field Station June 15 //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Camp Wokanda July 12  //  9:30PM  //  Constellation Hike  //  Tawny Oaks Field Station July 18  //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Forest Park Nature Center August 16  //  9PM  //  Full Moon Stroll  //  Camp Wokanda (Registration required and can be completed by clicking here.) August 23  //…

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Peoria Irish Fest

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August 23 @ 4:00 pm - August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Formerly known as Erin Feis, Peoria Irish Fest has been in Peoria since 1981. Our festival celebrates all things Irish - culture, music, food, storytelling, dance, and much more. Peoria Irish Fest falls on the last weekend of August every year down on the RiverFront. Visit our website to stay up-to-date on who will be there, snag ticket specials, and improvements coming this year. Our festival is family-friendly and fun for all so tell your friends and remember, everyone is…

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Zoo Run Run

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August 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The 40th Annual Zoo Run Run is a fun healthy way to support the growth of Peoria Zoo.  The even consists of Youth 1/4 Mile Run for ages 12 and under, a 1 mile walk for all ages, and a 5K (3.1 mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park.  Racers will start and finish near the Africa! portal in Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park. Registration includes a 2019 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes…

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A Party at the Palace

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August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You are Cordially Invited to A Party at the Palace!  Perfect for children ages 2-8 (and their parents).  Dress up is encouraged! On this magical day, your princess will enjoy: A 20-minute dance session - your princess learns a dance routine to their favorite princess song; Princess pampering - a mini-manicure session with our royal staff; A princess wand making station; Enchanting meet-and-greet & photo opportunities with a princess; Cookies and punch; and A princess favor bag.

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PNC Worldwide Day of Play

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at Glen Oak Park for PNC Worldwide Day of Play and meet walkaround Bert and Ernie!  New this year is the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure.  This free community event also features face painting, an obstacle course, carnival games, Touch-A-Truck, children's resource fair, a bounce house, a community art project, Discovery Barn, Instrument Petting Zoo and performances by the Penguin Project and local dance groups.  While you're in the park, enjoy free admission to Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum and…

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Yoga & Wine in the Garden

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September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 19, 2019

What could make a relaxing 45 minute yoga class even better? How about adding a beautiful garden setting and a glass of wine? Every third Thursday June-August, Luthy will be hosting a yoga and wine event. We guarantee you will walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

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Oktoberfest

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September 20 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

Come and experience the magic world of the big tent where one leaves Peoria and enters Germany!

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Fine Art Fair

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September 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 29 @ 4:00 pm

It's our 57th anniversary for bringing original art to central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration! As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized. Friday: 5 pm - 8pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm ADMISSION $6 per person/per day Children 12 years and under free Free passes for members! Join us for a weekend of…

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We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District. We will be responsible stewards of all District resources. We will focus on services that make the greatest impact. We will create a culture that values and supports each other, those we serve and our community.​