Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Concerts/Entertainment'


SCHEELS Back to School Blitz! (Sun. Jul 24, 2016 1:00 pm)

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3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62711

Come Kick off Back to School with SCHEELS! Join us for an afternoon of fun!  Balloon art by Hot Air Creations, Face Painting by Facial Artistry, SCHEELS Tattoos, and more!

Register to Win great prizes. Check out why SCHEELS is YOUR Back to School Headquarters!

Arts in the Park (Thu. Jul 28, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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Idlewood Arts Pavilion
450 E Greenwood St.
Morton, IL 61550

Featuring a free concert with Cousin Eddie! Covering late 60s to current sounds.


Bring a lawn chair or blanket, meet some friends & family, and enjoy great music at a beautiful venue.


Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. - or bring your own picnic!


In case of rain, the concert might be cancelled.

Pink Heals-Rock Falls, Illinois (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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Rock Falls Riverfront Patio
East 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Rock Falls Tourism proudly announces that the Pink Heals Tour will be coming to the Sauk Valley Area on Friday July 29th & Saturday July 30th 2016!


Pink Heals are a group of first responders that travel the country to raise awareness, spread hope and bring healing to those with cancer. Pink Heals will be spending time in Dixon, Morrison, Rock Falls & Sterling over two days. Don’t miss the Pink Heals Tour as they make a special stopover in Rock Falls and the surrounding communities!


Local non-profits and first responders are already volunteering to help make Pink Heals Tour-Rock Falls, Illinois 2016 stop even more inspiring. CGH, Home of Hope, Firehouse Ministries of God, Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison Police Department, Rock Falls Police Department, Sterling Police Department, KSB, Lee County Health Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Dixon Police Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, Morrison Fire Department, Dixon Fire Department, American Cancer Society, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and the list keeps growing! Visit the Rock Falls Tourism for more information, plus, find our local events page on Facebook at “Pink Heals Tour-Rock Falls, Illinois”


Come together on Saturday at the Riverfront Patio with a Pink Party! The pink heals truck will be on display and the event will feature health & wellness booths from many organizing for-profits and non-profits. In addition, there will be food, music and activities for the children. New this year-Cruiz’in Pink! Cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, mopeds, bicycles (with or without training wheels!), tricycles…. Show your support by decorating Pink and Cruise on in. This new event is FREE for everyone. What a wonderful way to show community support for all those who are living with cancer and memorializing those we’ve lost, by Cruiz’in Pink during the Pink Party on the Riverfront Patio. Join at dusk for our pink fireworks display as we recognize those who are living with cancer and in memory of those we’ve lost to cancer, to raise awareness, spread hope, bring healing and most importantly, to CELEBRATE LIFE.

Woodlawn - Free Movie Night (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 6:30 pm)

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Springfield First Baptist Church
323 S. Grand Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 523-7731


A true story of hatred, love, perseverance, reconciliation, and Jesus.


Free to the general public.

Movie Sponsored by B.M.I.C.

Pioneer Days 2016: "Laundry" (Sun. Jul 31, 2016 1:00 pm)

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Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd.
Edwards, IL 61528

Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century!


The July 31 feature is "Laundry." There will be many hands-on activities.


Admission is $3/person ages 4+

"Frozen" Family Flick (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

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Glen Oak Amphitheatre
2218 N Prospect (Glen Oak Park)
Peoria, IL 61603

Watch "Frozen" under the stars!


Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie will play at dusk.

SCHEELS Fashion Frenzy (Thu. Aug 4, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, Illinois 62711
(217) 726-6330

Come enjoy a great event highlighting SCHEELS Fall Fashions. Live music from Radio Pro DJs, awesome register-to-win opportunities, and experts on hand to enhance your shopping adventure.  Special Hot Buy Sales during event hours only.  Live Gift Card giveaways between 4:00 and 7:00 PM, Gift Card Values from $25 – $500.  1/2 Price Starbucks coffee drinks in Ginna’s Cafe from 4 PM – 7 PM.  Live Mannequins featuring SCHEELS Fall Fashions. Grab your friends and come to SCHEELS for a fun Ladies Night Out.

About A Mile Concert (Fri. Aug 5, 2016 6:00 pm)

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Jones Park
Canton, IL 61520

There will be a concert at Jones Park in downtown Canton by the Gazebo. Please bring lawn chairs.

Guys N Ties (Fri. Aug 5, 2016 6:30 pm)

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Open Bible Fellowship
11429 Ward Rd.
Morrison, IL 61270

This impromptu comedy group is part of Comedy Sportz in the Quad Cities and will be at Open Bible Fellowship to entertain and help raise money for a missions trip to Tanzania. The event is absolutely free but we ask that you come hungry!


We will have brats, hotdogs, walking tacos and popcorn as well as a variety of sweets for sale in our concessions. There will also be a silent auction for some delicious baked goods created by some of our best cooks.  We promise that it will be an evening of fun, great food and lots of fellowship.


The money raised will go to fund our Tanzania missions team going in September to work alongside a missionary couple that OBF supports. Scott and Cassie Bostick are under Avant Ministries and are in process of drilling a water well and planting a church as they work with one of the major national church denominations in Tanzania. Our team is going to support them as their first U.S. team since their arrival in country.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln car show Spectacluar (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 8:00 am)

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Knights Action Park
1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711

All day car show at Knights Action Park. Event features several ground and air demos including a helicopter flyover and Hot air balloon demo. Several replica TV and movie cars, monster trucks & other demos will be present. This is a judged show. Registration from 8 A.M. to Noon. Judging starts at 11 A.M. Registration fee $15 Judged $10 display only. Over 150 trophies with numerous classes and special awards. There is a Best in show for car and truck. All makes/models/motorcycles and more welcome. This is a BEST OF THE BEST Brighton car show qualifier! There is also a preview night with the SUPERCRUISE and MOVIE NIGHT AT THE DRIVE IN (current releases) on Friday, August 5th. Cruise lineup 5-7 P.M. at the Fairhills Mall parking lot 1903 W. Monroe in Springfield. Cruise will depart at 7 P.M. southbound on Chatham Rd to Knights action park. Hot Air Balloon night glow, food AND the drive in!  Both events RAIN or SHINE Proceeds will benefit Powerlight Christian music fest.  

Minier Corn Daze 2016 (Sun. Aug 7, 2016 8:00 am)

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Minier Corn Daze
302 N. School Street
Minier, IL 61759

Minier Corn Daze - August 7, 2016


8:00 - 4:00 - Craft & Vendor Show

10:30 a.m. - Community Worship Service

11:00 - 4:00 - FREE SWEET CORN

11:00 - 4:00 - Art Show featuring local artists

12:00 - Cruise In, Bingo, Softball Tourney and so much more!

1:00 - Mini Rods

1:00 - Softball Tourney

1:00 - 4:00 - Minier Historical Society Open House


All day events:

  • Antique tractor display
  • Single cylinder engine display
  • Food served under the pavilion
  • Entertainment on stage


Kids Events:

  • Magician - Chris Bohne
  • Balloon artist
  • Face painting artist
  • Pedal tractor races

First Sunday West Twin Grove Gospel Opry Open Mic (Sun. Aug 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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West Twin Grove Christian Church
14237 Twin Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704

Monthly first Sunday Gospel Opry.


Everyone welcome to share a song or other talent. Family friendly.

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Back To School Bash (Mon. Aug 8, 2016 6:00 pm)

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3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62711
(217) 726-6330

Join SCHEELS for the BEST Back to School Bash!  Create a fun back to school project, genHkids will join us to make a healthy after school snack.  Learn valuable tips on back to school safety.  Register to win 1 of 10 Adidas backpacks filled with school supplies.  Fun giveaways all night! This is one Back to School Bash you don’t want to miss.

Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 11, 2016 8:30 am)

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Multiple Locations
Peoria, Normal,
Sterling, & Springfield
(800) 570-9812

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.


Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 7,000 attendees experiencing programming and most speakers in person. Premier Host Sites are preferred by some attendees for convenience, afford-ability, and connectivity to the church in their region.


Satellite locations include:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling


For more information, visit the website above, call or email.


Free Outdoor Movie Night (Fri. Aug 12, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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First Baptist Church
700 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 347-5965

Bring a lawn chair and a blanket and join us for our last outdoor summer movie night, Zootopia. Free popcorn is avaible for everyone.


The movie will begin at sundown. Invite a friend everyone is welcome.

Hummingbird Festival (Sat. Aug 13, 2016 9:00 am)

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Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528

Due to the popularity of this event at Forest Park Nature Center, the 2016 festival will be at Sommer Park to accommodate more spectators. Birds will be banded from 9:00am-noon. For a small donation, participants can "adopt" a hummingbird which they can release after banding.


The purpose of banding is to help determine the birds’ longevity, migration patterns, and develop a picture of the overall health of a population. Information about hummingbirds, plant species and habitat will be available, as well as children’s activities (face painting, coloring worksheets and photo cutout stands).


This event is sponsored by the Illinois Audubon Society, Peoria Audubon Society and Peoria Park District.

18th Annual West Side Block Party (Sat. Aug 13, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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Bloomington First Christian Church
401 West Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Local churches are continuing the nearly two-decade-old tradition of bringing health services, school resources, and pre-back-to-school entertainment to the community.


Each year, the block party distributes more than 1,000 school kits to students grades K through 8, helping save local families the often-significant cost of purchasing semester supplies. In addition, the annual event provides toothbrushes, floss, and free dental and health checks.


In addition to hotdogs and other refreshments, the event will feature carnival games and musical performances. 


Planned participants in the block party will include area human services agencies and non-profit groups, the Miller Park Zoo and the Humane Society of Central Illinois (both weather permitting), and Bloomington Fire and Police Departments. The Book Bike also will be onsite, with a book giveaway, along with face painting by the Zoo Lady, a raffle for kids’ bikes, FunBelievable Balloons, a bounce house, a cake walk, and an incline wall from Upper Limits.



FREE EVENT FOR FAMILIES (Sat. Aug 13, 2016 4:00 pm)

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Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 745-9247

FREE event!


Come and join us for food, games, prizes, Balloons by Unique Twist, Magic by Yort Spades, Petting Zoo, face painting by Wild Style, WCIC with Christian tunes, inflatables by Fun on the Run and much, much more.

Awakening Concert Worship (Sun. Aug 14, 2016 3:00 pm)

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Glen Oak Christian Church
1115 E. Republic Street
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-3464

The Band "Awakening" is hosting a worship concert event at Glen Oak Christian Church on August 14th.


Awakening is a local band that performs all original music. They have a CD available through Glen Oak and will be performing their newest music!!


Come and enjoy music and worship with this unique local band!!

THE LOST MEDALLION - Free Movie (Mon. Aug 15, 2016 6:30 pm)

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Chillicothe Town Theatre
1029 N 2nd St
Chillicothe IL 61523

Chillicothe Christian Movies: The Lost Medallion


A Monthly FREE movie hosted by Men of AIM and area churches.

While free, and no tickets are needed, we appreciate your RSVP at the link above so we can plan accordingly with the theatre.


The film has familiar faces Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Jansen Panettiere (The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry), as well as a familiar voice from James Hong (Kung Fu Panda).The film is a pre-teen Indiana Jones adventure with additional elements of time travel and friendship / anti-bullying. One great line is when a young girl who has been told by her mother she was an accident is told "You were no accident to God."




Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked for the lost medallion his entire life, and now his son Billy has taken up the search.  Amazingly, the medallion ends up in Billy's hands and a spontaneous wish in a precarious situation takes Billy and his best friend Allie back 200 years to what they realize is a very different Aumakua Island. When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison they're facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear.  With no other way to get home, and the well being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy, and the island, forever.