Steamboat Days Festival

Ferris WheelTaking place on the Riverfront in downtown Peoria, the 44th 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 2014 will be Thursday, June 12 through Saturday, June 14, 2014. This year's festival includes the bigger and better carnival featuring a monstrous 65 foot Ferris Wheel and other rides and games. You can also sit in the driver’s seat of a NASCAR race car and experience a thrilling simulated race. We’ll also have a 1988 Goodwrench Monte Carlo that was driven at Daytona by the late, great Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Get your picture with the car, take a look under the hood, and listen to the engine roar!

Steamboat Days Festival 2014 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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Bags Under the Bridge returns for its 5th year at the Steamboat Days Festival!

Take part in the Team Challenge Friday night. Cost is $30 (cash only at check-in) for a team of 4 and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded based on participation. See the Rules of Play for the Team Challenge Twist. Register for the Team Challenge by emailing the Team name, players names and a contact email to keep this tournament fun and competitive for all players, we will review registration submission for player names. We will not allow winning teams from prior years to compete with more than two of the same players and we will review a list of top 20 area players and request a team resubmit a revised registration if more than two names from the list are on the same team. A copy of this list can be requested by emailing

Saturday brings back our regular two-person tournament. Pre-register and pay using the link below. Walk-ins will also be welcome as space allows. Registration is $25 per team of two, cash only if you walk-in. Saturday has guaranteed payouts of • $250 for 1st • $150 for 2nd • $100 for 3rd. A double-elimination bracket format will be used and all equipment will be provided by PACE. The playing field will be capped at 64 teams.

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