The city of Peoria is gearing up for the 22nd annual Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 2. This event, a collaboration between the city of Peoria and the Peoria Unified School District (PUSD), is set to showcase the artistic talents of students from elementary and high schools in the district.

Held in Old Town Peoria, the festival promises a day filled with music, dance, and visual arts. Visitors can enjoy performances from bands, choirs, orchestras, and dance groups, providing a platform for students to display their skills and passion for the arts.
The family-friendly event includes free activities for children, a variety of food trucks, and continuous performances throughout the day.

Admission to the festival is free, but the event also offers various sponsorship opportunities. All proceeds will benefit the Peoria Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the educational endeavors in the PUSD.

The foundation provides grants to teachers and scholarships to students, contributing to the enrichment of the district’s educational programs.
Individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring the 2024 Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival are encouraged to refer to the previous year’s sponsorship packet available on the Peoria Education Foundation website. Updated information regarding the 2024 festival can also be obtained directly from the foundation.

As the city prepares for this grand showcase, residents and visitors are invited to mark their calendars and join in celebrating the arts. To learn more about the festival, sponsorship opportunities, or to support the Peoria Education Foundation, visit