HOI Happenings

August 14th- August 20th, 2017:

Lots of fun and cool events are going on this weekend and into next week that Amanda at KISS wants to tell you about!

Washington Arts Festival// August 19-20:

This Saturday and Sunday, you can look at art from some talented artists, experience live music, eat some great food, and keep the kids entertained, too. Where? At the Washington Arts Festival. 60 artists will be featured, and some of them will even give live demonstrations. Admission is free. For more info, click here

India Fest// Saturday, August 19:

The Peoria Park District and the Indo-American Society are proudly hosting India Fest this Saturday on the Peoria Riverfront! This event shines light on Indian culture, helping everyone who goes experience live music, authentic Indian food, fashion, traditional Indian Dancing and so much more! Admission is only six dollars if you get tickets in advance. Click here for more information! 

Hike for Hunger// Saturday, August 19:

It’s no secret that hunger is a problem in our country. In 2015, it was reported that 42 million Americas struggle with hunger; 13 million of which are children, and 5.4 million are seniors (Feeding America 2015). This weekend, Hike for Hunger is trying to help. The Saturday, you can hike premium trails at Forest Park Nature Center for $20! You’ll also have the chance to win prizes, participate in the silent auction, munch on some snacks and, for the kids, Fun on the Run inflatables! Proceeds from the event benefit South Side Mission. For more information, click here

Peoria Triathlon// Sunday, August 20:

Sunday’s are historically known as being the rest day. An excuse to do nothing, relax and binge watch your newest Netflix obsession. BUT THIS SUNDAY, get up and support the Central Park Pool in Peoria and the Bradley University Triathlon Club by swimming, running and biking the Peoria Triathlon! Kick off your morning with a 500 yard swim, followed by a 13 mile bike, followed by a 3 mile run. Yeah, I know it’ll be hard to break your Sunday ritual of nothing-ness… but it’ll be totally worth it! Click here to register! 

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