The Peoria RiverFront is one of Illinois'oldest and most exciting regions, alive with adventure and fun for all. Enjoy arts, entertainment, and eateries in a friendly, vibrant urban environment.
March Madness Experience
March 13 -15
March 20 - 22
Since 1996, the March Madness Experience™, a family-oriented extravaganza of fun, interactive games, historical exhibits and good times, has been an integral part of the Boys State Finals in Peoria. Just across the concourse from the tournament action at Carver Arena, the March Madness Experience fills up the Peoria Civic Center's huge Exhibition Hall. It's free to fans who have game tickets, and just $2 for everyone else. Once inside, there's no charge for any of the attractions.
The Hive offers a variety of art and craft classes, girls’ night out painting, date night, birthday pARTies, as well as other activities, for all ages: children, teens, adults, seniors, and special needs. We have activities to fit all budgets, from our $10 Happy Art on up.
Free 2-hour parking is available at both RiverFront Village and the lot directly across from Rhythm Kitchen and the Contemporary Art Center. Visit Peoria's beautiful RiverFront any day of the week and enjoy lunch and activities with no cost to park. Parking meters are available for those wishing to stay longer than 2 hours. And of course, parking after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends is always FREE!
So stop by, have lunch at one of the great restaurants overlooking the river, take a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria, and enjoy a wide variety of live music and entertainment every weekend!
Our calendar if full of great activities for the entire family!
Simply click on the Calendar link to the left to find out
everything there is to do. You'll find something for everyone
on Peoria's RiverFront!