steamboat daysAre you a Peoria area parent who is looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Or perhaps you've had a long work week and you're just looking for a relaxing way to kick back and relax?

If so, then we encourage you to check out the Big Peoria Fair and Race this weekend!

Known officially as Steamboat Days 2015, this fantastic event features all of the trapping of a memorable outing, including carnival rides, live music, concessions, and even a NASCAR racing simulator Daytona test drive!

What Peoria Residents Should Know About Steamboat Days 2015

Here is some basic information about the event this weekend:

  • When: June 18 to 20
  • Where: Peoria's Riverfront
  • Admission: Prices vary

Over the course of the three days, several fun activities and top-notch performances are planned. Just take a look at the entertainment schedule:

Thursday, June 18 (aka, Free Admission Night)

  • 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Carnival rides, food, games and more
  • 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. NASCAR Racing Simulator Daytona Test Drive ($3 for 3 laps) & Fastest Lap Competition ($5 for 5 laps)
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Dexter O'Neal & Funk Yard band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: 7 West Band (CEFCU Stage)

Friday, June 19 (Free admission until 6:00pm, then $5 each. Kids under 12 are free with paid adult)

  • 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Carnival rides, food, games and more
  • 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. NASCAR Racing Simulator Daytona Test Drive ($3 for 3 laps) & Fastest Lap Competition ($5 for 5 laps)
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: THE Unhandsome Devils Band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Patrick N Swayze band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.: The Hot Sauce Committee bank (CEFCU Stage)

Saturday, June 20 (Free admission until 6:00pm, then $5 each, kids under 12 are free with paid adult).

  • 7:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.: The Steamboat Classic Race and awards presentation
  • 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Carnival rides, food, games and more
  • 12:00pm – 10 p.m.: NASCAR Racing Simulator Daytona Test Drive ($3 for 3 laps) & Fastest Lap Competition ($5 for 5 laps)
  • Noon – Completion Bag Toss tournament (near the CEFCU Stage area)
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Cadillac Jack band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Joe Stamm Band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Ryanh Ideus & The Feudin' Hillbillys band(CEFCU Stage)

And here's an added bonus to attending this year: The festival now includes a monstrous 65 foot Ferris Wheel and other rides and games.

There will also be raffles to win two tickets for each of the following shows at the Illinois State Fair:

  • Tuesday Aug. 18th – 7:30 PM – Rascal Flatts w/ Scotty McCreery and Raelynn
  • Friday Aug. 21st – 7:30 PM – Hank Williams Jr. w/ .38 Special
  • Saturday Sept. 5th – Kewanee – Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan and Gloriana

Registration will be at the Steamboat event at the NASH 97.3 area. Tickets will be given away Saturday night. You must be present to win.

We Love Living in Peoria, Illinois!

We are just so blessed to live in a city that has so much to offer its residents. The 2015 Steamboat Days event is sure to be an unforgettable experience. We hope you can make it out!

Meanwhile, if you're thinking about investing in Peoria real estate anytime soon and making this wonderful city your permanent home, please contact us at The Knell Group.

We would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you with some valuable home buying resources.

Until next time,

The Knell Group