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Whatever the season, there's always something to do in the City of Peru. The City hosts popular, family-friendly events that are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Parks, Recreation and Special Events Director, Adam Thorson can be reached at (815) 200-5047 or [email protected]

For more information on events and cancellations, please visit the City of Peru, Illinois Parks and Recreation Facebook Page at

2023 Special Events
Easter Egg Hunt- Centennial Park-April 1st
TBM Avenger Reunion- Illinois Valley Regional Airport-May 19-20
Splash Pad Opens- Washington Park-May 29th 
Pistol Shrimp Home Opener- Veterans Park 
Firework Celebration-July 3rd
Taste of the Illinois Valley- Centennial Park-August 3-5

Movie in The Park-Centennial Park-Postoned (new date TBD)
Charity Golf Outing-Sept. 9

Halloween in the Park-October 21st
Halloween-Trick-or-Treat-October 31st

Lighted Christmas Parade-Dec. 2nd 

Music Under the Oaks
Centennial Park~Schweickert Pavilion
*Free admission*
KevinRoy K & The Real Grooves-June 9
Strangerz-June 23
Steve Sharp Band-June 30 
3 Day Weekend-July 14 
She's A Maybe-August 19 
Regle Beagle-Sept. 16 

Other Events
Kids Fishing Expo at Baker Lake-May 13
Lock 14 Kids FishingTournament-June 3
Vietman Traveling Wall-Aug. 24-28
St. Bede Homecoming Parade-Sept. 29
LP Homecoming Parade-October 5
Pearl Harbor Day Parade-Dec. 2