Things to do in Peoria, Illinois on the weekend of May 6-8, 2022


The month of May is full of activities. Here are five events you might want to check out in the Peoria area this Mother’s Day weekend.

Fundraising Wine & Whiskers

The Peoria Humane Society will hold its eighth annual Wine & Whiskers fundraiser on Friday, May 6 at the Trailside Event Center in Peoria Heights. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the fun continues until 8 p.m., with musical entertainment from Patio Daddio’s, hors d’oeuvres prepared by Angel Food, silent auction baskets, a live auction with select items, wine, and a special appearance from feline friends. Live auction items include a family vacation package near Table Rock Lake, Missouri; a trip to Saint-Louis; a Peoria Zoo experience; and original artwork by a local artist. Tickets are $50 and are available online at

EP!C Art and Garden Party

Come see what grows in the EP!C Harvest Greenhouse and explore the work of featured EP!Casso artists at the annual Art and Garden Party taking place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 at EP!C, 1913 W. Townline Road. The event will feature hanging plant baskets, a succulent bar, bespoke planters and individual succulents and flowers for sale. You can also sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly CSA share to get fresh, local, naturally grown produce this season. Free entry.

Spring in the open air market

Five Points Washington will host its second annual Spring It On Outdoor Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington. This event will take place in the South End car park. The free event will feature a variety of local vendors and businesses, live music, food trucks and a cash bar featuring specialty drinks.

Visits to the Flanagan House Museum

The John C. Flanagan House Museum, 924 NE Glen Oak Ave., will offer free guided tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. The 1837 American Federalist-style home is the oldest standing home in Peoria and features antiques, period furniture, vintage tools and kitchen gadgets, and memorabilia from Peoria’s past. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for college and high school students, and $3 for ages 6-12. Proceeds benefit the Peoria Historical Society.

Mother’s Day Comedy Jam

The DeRay Davis “On My Momma” Mother’s Day Comedy Jam premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater. The show will feature DeRay Davis, Aida Rodriguez, Morgan Jay and other special guests. Tickets start at $32 and are available at


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