12544 PACE Web Rotator Steamboat Days

June 16-18, 2016 at the Riverfront Festival Park

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ferris wheelTaking place on the Riverfront in downtown Peoria, the annual Steamboat Days Festival combines a bigger, better carnival, delicious food and drinks, great musical entertainment and more in a family-friendly atmosphere!

Continuing this great Peoria tradition, Steamboat Days Festival includes a bigger and better carnival featuring a monstrous 65 foot Ferris wheel and other rides and games.

Steamboat Days Festival will celebrate Peoria’s Riverfront and attract families to a wide variety of events, including concerts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the internationally renowned Steamboat Classic race, a bags tournament, and other fun activities for all ages! Again this year, the Steamboat Classic race starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday ending in the soccer field with a post-race party and awards presentations until 11am.

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Come join the fun at Steamboat Days!

*must be accompanied by parent or guardian after 8:00pm each night

Event Information

  • 45th Annual Steamboat Days Festival
  • June 16 – 18, 2016

Steamboat Days Entertainment Schedule

Thursday June 16, 2016
Kickoff Night Bands

  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm 7 WEST BAND (CEFCU Stage) 
  • 8:30pm – 10:00pm DEXTER O’NEAL & THE FUNK YARD band (CEFCU Stage)

Friday June 17, 2016
Free until 6pm, then $5 ea/kids under 12 free
with paid adult

Country Night Bands

  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm FORCED COUNTRY band (CEFCU Stage) 
  • 7:30pm – 9:00pm KICKAPOO JUNCTION band (CEFCU Stage) 
  • 9:30pm – 11:30pm RYAN IDEUS & THE FEUDIN’ HILLBILLYS band (CEFCU Stage)   

Saturday June 18, 2016
Free until 6pm, then $5 ea/kids under 12 free
with paid adult

  • 7:00am – 11:00am The STEAMBOAT CLASSIC Race and awards presentation
  • 11:00am – 10:30pm CARNIVAL RIDES, FOOD, AND GAMES (Wristband special: $20 for unlimited rides from 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday!)
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm CENTRAL ILLINOIS CRUISERS CAR CLUB CRUISE IN (Families will enjoy viewing the classic cars, trucks, and other types of unique vehicles!)
  • 12:00pm – competition BAG TOSS tournament (near the CEFCU Stage area)

90s Tribute Night Bands

  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm 3 AND A HALF MEN band (CEFCU Stage)
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm WEEZER TRIBUTE BAND - OUR NAME IS JONAS (CEFCU Stage) 
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