Play, Stay & Engage In Pekin.

“Beautiful” is one word to describe our city of 31,427. Known as the Marigold Capital of the World, Pekin has one of the largest park districts in Illinois. From family-friendly attractions to our outstanding sports venues, Pekin is a great home base for playing in and exploring the heart of Illinois. Come explore our trails full of incredible sights. Sit riverside or walk out on the pier for breathtaking views of the Illinois River. Launch a boat off our easy-access ramp and docks. Eat your way through yummy local favorites. And be prepared to make memories that will last beyond the moment.

Exciting Events

Pekin Farmers Market – THURSDAYS ONLY

EVERY THURSDAY | June 1 - August 31 | 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PUBLIC ATTENDANCE:  Free to attend! Bring the family and enjoy the entertainment, food, crafts, and more while you shop locally and support Pekin. Each week brings familiar favorites and a few different delights. So be sure to come back each week! ABOUT THE MARKET:  We are excited […]

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Miller Center Parking Lot, located at 551 South 14th Street, Pekin, IL, 551 South 14th Street
Pekin, IL United States
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Pavilion Porch Party – Backstreet Band!

A family-friendly event that involves live music, food trucks, and a bar that serves beer and wine! Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy a perfect day overlooking the iconic scenery of Mineral Springs Park! This event is Free (plus $2 for an optional adult beverage bracelet).

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Pekin Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554 United States
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