Fall Holiday Fun
Peoria Park District has something for everyone to celebrate the Fall season!
September 28 // 9AM-3PM // Market in the Park at Luthy Botanical Garden (All Ages): It’s an authentic European Market experience right here in the heartland, complete with crepes, antiques, pastries, herbs, vintage finds and furniture, flowers, and more. Enjoy a creative community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors coming together, to bring the charm and excitement to Luthy Botanical Garden. Rain date: 9/29- $1/person.
Four Thursdays in October (3, 10, 17, 24) // 5-7PM // Hayrides and Hotdogs at Sommer Farm (All Ages): Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For a small fee you get so much: hot dogs for roasting, chips, baked beans, a smore, and drinks. Vegetarian hotdogs, beans and non-pork marshmallows available. Hayrack ride is included and children and adults costumes are strongly encouraged. $6.00-12 & above, $4.00 3-11 & 2 & under free.
October 11 through November 3 // 10AM-5PM // Chrysanthemum Show “The Great Pumpkin” at Luthy Botanical Garden (All Ages): Bring the kids to enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color and maybe even spot the Great Pumpkin!!! Packed with chrysanthemums , the Conservatory is a great escape from that chill in the air and offers a peaceful respite before the holiday season. Donations appreciated.
October 19 // 5:30-8:30PM // Howl-ZOO-Ween at Peoria Zoo (All Ages): Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual Howl-ZOO-Ween event. With a trick or treat trail through Africa, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. $7/person
October 25 // 4:30-6PM // Fall Festival at Logan Recreation Center (Ages 2-11): Celebrate the colorful season of Fall with a bit of creepy, playful atmosphere! Come harvest plenty of haunting treats that will test all your senses. Members-Free, Non-members-$3.
October 25 // 5:30-7:30PM // Halloween Party at Franciscan Recreation Center (Ages 1-10): Halloween is coming soon! Don’t take your bag on the street; come instead to our place for tricks and treats! Carnival games, crafts, Fun on the Run bounce house, costume contest at 6:30pm, and CANDY and PRIZES all evening! Co-sponsored by the West Peoria Resident’s Association, West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and Fun on the Run. $3/child
October 25 // 6:30-8:30PM // Creatures of the Night at Forest Park Nature Center (All Ages): Summon your courage, and prepare to enter the dark forest. Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, a campfire with not-so-spooky stories, and other nocturnal fun. Costumes are welcome! $4 in advance, $5 at the door.
October 26 // 12-4PM // Haunted PlayHouse at Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (Ages Newborn-12): Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade through the building, make an accessory to go with your costume, and more! Free with museum membership or admission.
October 31 // 4:30-7:30PM // Trunk-or-Treat at Proctor Recreation Center (Ages 1-14): Celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe way. We will provide an area in and around Proctor to pass out treats to all children. Free.