Fun times for the whole family
The City of Peoria hosts an array of family-friendly community events and activities throughout the year. From events designed to usher in the start of Spring Training to those that bring holiday traditions to life, there’s always something fun happening in Peoria!
Live music, zip lines, carnival games, food and the Northwest Valley’s largest beer garden make the P83 Party the perfect way to usher in Spring Training.
This entertainment extravaganza is hosted at the beginning of the Spring Training by the City of Peoria and local businesses along the 83rd Avenue Entertainment District adjacent to Peoria Sports Complex, this community block party promises games, giveaways and good times for partygoers of all ages.
With national headlining recording artists such as Candlebox and a bevy of local bands, the P83 Party blasts a memorable beat and ensures a thrilling start to the baseball season.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the upcoming P83 Party, please contact the Peoria Sports Complex Ticket Office at (623) 773-8720.
Easter Egg Hunt
Held just before Easter at Peoria Sports Complex, the annual Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt is a mainstay in the City of Peoria’s springtime festivities. The next Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 19, 2014.
A family-friendly affair, the event features carnival games, entertainment, make-n-take crafts, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, scavenger hunt activities and more. To keep things hopping along, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are on hand to take pictures with kids and kick off the candy hunt.
Parking and admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is free with a canned food donation to St. Mary’s Westside Food Bank Alliance. Event details and information is available at peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.
All American Festival
The City of Peoria hosts a July 4th All American Festival each year in celebration of Independence Day, complete with fireworks, F-16 flyovers, food, concerts, games and water activities for kids of all ages.
Held at Peoria Sports Complex, event highlights include a footlong hot dog eating contest, face painting, rock wall climbing and one of the Valley’s largest and most spectacular fireworks displays.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the All American Festival, call (623) 773-8700 or visit peoriasportscomplex.com.
Halloween Monster Bash
To usher in the fall festivities, the City of Peoria hosts a spook-tacular Halloween Monster Bash every October at Peoria Sports Complex. Make-n-take crafts, carnival games, slime making, a haunted house, fright zone, treat and trinket collecting, and an adorably scary Parade of Costumes keep kids excited and ensure tons of family fun!
Parking and admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is free with a canned food donation to St. Mary’s Westside Food Bank Alliance. Event details and information is available at peoriaaz.gov/specialevents or by calling (623) 773-8700.
Oldtown Holiday Festival
Peoria’s Oldtown Holiday Festival, held annually in either late November or early December, spreads enough holiday cheer to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the spirit of the season. From cookie decorating and caroling, to wagon rides, shopping, and a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, this party provides the perfect start to the holidays.
With nearly 20 tons of snow delivered straight from the North Pole, a creative craft market and tasty holiday treats like kettle corn, roasted almonds and fresh tamales, Peoria’s Oldtown Holiday Festival is a celebration of time-treasured traditions and family fun.
Learn more and get in the holiday spirit by calling (623) 773-7137 or visit peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.
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