Events in Old Town Peoria

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The City of Peoria special events and arts team is hosting a series of events, food, theater and live music in the heart of Old Town Peoria. Events are held both indoors and outdoors at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, in Osuna Park, and on Washington Street in front of Fire Station No. 1 – Lucidi Distilling Co. Old Town is developing as a center for culture and the arts as more programming and events are offered in this central location. Every weekend this fall and winter, you can catch a variety of entertainment and food options.

Upcoming Events

  • 2nd Saturdays
    Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
    5:00 to 10:00 p.m. with outdoor games, live music and food trucks
    Outside the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
  • Old Town Holiday Festival
    Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
    5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Located at Peoria and Grand Avenues (including Osuna Park)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
    2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Located at Centennial Plaza (south of Peoria City Hall)

Second-Saturdays in Old Town Peoria


Second Saturdays

Starting Oct. 12, 2019 and continuing every second Saturday of the month through May 9, 2020, Peoria will be hosting a local arts and food experience in Old Town called Second Saturdays. The event will take place on Washington Street and 83rd Avenue in Old Town Peoria from 4:30-8:30 p.m., including Osuna Park, the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Fire Station No. 1 – Lucidi Distilling Co., Iron Key Studio, and Driftwood Coffee.

Bring your family and friends and explore live musical performances, outdoor games, art, specialty vendors, food trucks, and one of a kind pop-up restaurants. These events are free to the public. However, there is a charge if you wish to dine at one of the the pop-up restaurant experiences. Each $30 ticket includes a unique theme dinner menu and beautiful vintage settings in historic Old Town Peoria.

Next Event: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

One-Night Only Pop-Up Restaurants

Ticketed ($30 each)

Two Chefs & a Pot by Chef Nigel Salandy
View menu and purchase tickets


These new, family-friendly events are FREE and will bring a variety of entertainment options to the Old Town Peoria area. For a full list of events, visit



Marylou Stephens
Arts and Events Manager

Tonia Edmundson
Special Events Coordinator
623-773-7180 (fax)

Andrea Collica
Special Events Coordinator
623-773-7180 (fax)