Second Saturdays is back, Aug. 8

Posted 8/7/20

The virtual format of 2nd Saturdays is back, Aug. 8.

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Second Saturdays is back, Aug. 8


The virtual format of 2nd Saturdays is back, Aug. 8.

Hop online from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.,, for a live cooking demonstration by food fanatic Madhuri, music by Abbey Hunt, art by Teressa Jackson, a spotlight on the Phoenix Scrapbook Store and more.

The City of Peoria special events and arts team launched 2nd Saturdays in the fall of 2019 as a series of free, family-friendly events showcasing local dining and live entertainment. Events began in Old Town Peoria, a developing center for culture and the arts which is centrally located and home to numerous other events and programming. Live events took place on Washington Street and 83rd Avenue at numerous locations, including Osuna Park, Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Fire Station No. 1 – Lucidi Distilling Co., Iron Key Studio and Driftwood Coffee. These events featured outdoor games, pop-up restaurants from local gourmet chefs, as well as live music and entertainment.

Then, in early 2020, Peoria's 2nd Saturdays switched to an online format in an effort to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate risk to the community.