Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Calendar of Events

Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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May. 27, 2017 - May. 27, 2017, 6-9pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Enjoy an evening on the lake! Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and campfire dinner are provided. Look for more in June and August....$15/person; $50/family maximum. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

May. 27, 2017 - May. 27, 2017, 11:00am-2:00pm
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Kick off the summer at Peoria Zoo for their annual Zoofest celebration. Support the food bank as well as the zoo by bringing 3 non-perishable items and receive a free t-shirt (one per person while supplies last). Check out the zoo’s website for foods the bank can use. There will be rides, games, animal encounters, and more!...regular zoo admission. Event Type: Festival
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria

May. 27, 2017 - May. 28, 2017, 9am-5pm on May 27; 1-5pm on May 28
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Take advantage of excellent discounts, and check out what’s new. The sidewalk will be lined with some of your favorite nature-inspired items....none. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jun. 3, 2017 - Jun. 3, 2017, 1:00pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Discover the world of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and ways to make your yard a haven for them this summer. Then, take a short hike into hummingbird territory and view First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story at 2:00pm....donations appreciated. Event Type: Seasonal
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jun. 3, 2017 - Jun. 4, 2017, June 3: 10am-4pm; June 4: 10am-3pm
Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Rd, Edwards, IL 61528
Relive the desperate battles of World War II. Allied and Axis troops will present authentic displays of equipment, weapons, tanks, and vehicles. Public battles each day will feature clashes between opposing sides in the war. See www.centralilww2.com....$10/adult; $5/age 5-17; free/age 4 & under; $25/family max. Event Type: Arts
Area: Peoria

Jun. 8, 2017 - Jun. 8, 2017, 11am-2pm
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Come to the Zoo to learn how important the ocean and waterways are to our world and what we can do to help....regular zoo admission. Event Type: Educational
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria

Jun. 9, 2017 - Jun. 9, 2017, 9:00pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Stroll down a moonlit trail with a naturalist while learning some interesting moon facts. This will be roughly a one-mile hike over some slightly uneven terrain. Full Moon Strolls will take place on July 8 and August 7....donations requested. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jun. 9, 2017 - Jun. 11, 2017, June 9: 2:30pm, June 10: 2:30 & 7:30pm, June 11: 2:30pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
See one of William Shakespeare’s most enduring and magical works presented by The Great Work Begins Theatre Troupe at Camp Wokanda. Seating will be available or you can bring your own. Located in Camp Wokanda’s Walnut Grove next to the lower parking lot. ...$10/adult; 12 & under free. Event Type: Arts
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Jun. 10, 2017 - Jun. 10, 2017, 7:30-8:30am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5908 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising bird watcher gets to see the best assortment of the Nature Center’s feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we have a few pairs to lend out). All levels of experience are welcome. Look for more Saturday morning Bird Hikes! For ages 10+....donations requested. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jun. 18, 2017 - Jun. 18, 2017, 10am-5pm
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
All father’s are kids at heart! So, on June 18, dads will get into the zoo for a child’s admission price of $6.50. Regular zoo admission applies for the rest of the family....discount for dads. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria