City of East Peoria

A quick drive across the Illinois River takes you to East Peoria, where entertainment is never in short supply. Home to the famous Festival of Lights, this marvel of engineering creates giant floats and scenes made entirely of Christmas lights! 

Enjoy live casino action at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino and choose from over 900 slot machines, 30 table games and live poker. Par-A-Dice also offers fine dining at Boyd’s Steakhouse or more casual dining at Options Buffet, Nelson’s Deli, and Bourbon’s. Try the all-new Tin Lizard Bar & Grill, the go-to spot for good drinks, great food and the best local and regional bands.

Discover the numerous shopping and dining options in the ever-growing Levee District. Experience any hunter’s paradise at Bass Pro Shops complete with a 26,000-gallon freshwater aquarium and enjoy a game of bowling with dinner at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl.

Looking for information about this year’s Red, White and BOOM? Check out our annual events page for up-to-date information about this year’s event.

East Peoria Events