Family Events In Peoria IL

Peoria IL: A Family-Friendly Town


Families looking for a night of fun in Peoria are in luck. Peoria offers a long list of activities and locations that the entire family can enjoy. Some local favorite destinations include the Peoria Zoo, the Riverfront Museum, the Landmark Recreation Bowling Center, Giant Oak Park, and, of course, Carver Arena - home of the Peoria Rivermen.


For an experience more memorable and more unique than anything else in town, spend a night with the Peoria Rivermen. No other event in town offers a better combination: a family-friendly atmosphere, delicious food and refreshments, high-energy competition, and unforgettable entertainment. Those looking for family events in Peoria IL need look no further. 


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Events For Kids In Peoria IL

The town of Peoria has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, but there are no better events for kids in Peoria IL than a night with the Rivermen. Come enjoy a prime opportunity for quality time as a family. Even if you've never been to a hockey game, or if hockey isn't your favorite sport, we hope to see you in Carver Arena - plus, we're confident you'll catch hockey fever in no time.

Like we said, there's something for everyone at the Carver Arena, which is housed inside the Peoria Civic Center. Aside from Rivermen games each weekend, there are concerts, exhibits, and shows. The Peoria Civic Center is a well-known entertainment icon in Peoria.

The Peoria Civic Center features an 11,330 seat arena, a 2,196-seat theater, 45,000 sq ft of meeting space and 110,000 sq ft of exhibit space. The downtown location is 10 minutes from the Peoria International Airport and has 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the center and over 4,000 hotel rooms nearby.  We have plenty of space for whatever you have in mind!


Related: Hockey's Storied History in Peoria, IL


After joining, the Rivermen wasted no time capturing back-to-back regular season championships in the SPHL, including a trip to the President’s Cup finals in 2016. Their play translated to the league’s best attendance for consecutive seasons.


The Peoria Rivermen have consistently played hockey at a high level. Despite moving from the now-defunct International Hockey League to the ECHL, and from the American Hockey League to the SPHL, their commitment to high-quality play and sportsmanship has never wavered.


The Rivermen had another historic season in 2015-2016. The team rode a league-high 14-game streak through December and January, propelled by strong defense and lockdown goaltending from two-time SPHL Goalie of the Year Kyle Rank. The team finished with 39 wins and their second consecutive regular season title. The team swept the Fayetteville FireAntz in the semifinals, allowing a record zero goals in the entire series.


Our team is a diverse mix of players who come from across the country - as do our fans. Our fans come looking for family activities in Peoria IL, and they leave satisfied each night. We like to get to know them personally, to find out what brings them through our doors. We've met people who love the Caterpillar Visitors Center, a staple attraction of Peoria. What ties us all together, though, is the love we have for Rivermen hockey.

Group Outings In Peoria IL

If you're business is looking for a group outing, what better than an evening at Carver Arena? Grab yourself a cold drink, some great food, and enjoy a hockey game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether you are organizing a school night, fundraising for a non-profit organization, or planning an employee outing for work, a night with the Rivermen is a great way to spend time with family and friends.


corporate events in Peoria IL

Watching a Rivermen game is guaranteed to make for one of the most unique corporate events in Peoria IL. We have central IL's best hockey to offer, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and an extremely convenient location. Contact us to schedule your corporate event today.


Family Events in Peoria IL

We hope to see you cheering on Peoria's favorite hockey team. Whether you're looking for family events, events for kids, corporate events, or group outings, there's just nothing like catching a Rivermen game.


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