The city of Peoria is partnering with Street Market to bring a new vibe, pop-up restaurants, live performances, cool tunes and specialty vendors to Old Town Peoria.

Second Saturdays is a new, hip event series taking over 83rd Avenue and Washington Street starting Saturday, Oct. 12. “Think First Fridays in Phoenix meets the fun environment of Peoria’s signature festivals,” said Peoria Arts and Events Manager Marylou Stephens. “You can drop the kid off and enjoy a date night or take the whole family. We’re excited to show off local talent and create a dining and entertainment experience unlike any other in Peoria.”

Second Saturdays is free and will occur every second Saturday of the month through May 9, 2020. It will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street and 83rd Avenue in the heart of Old Town Peoria, between Osuna Park, the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA), Driftwood Coffee and Lucidi Distilling Co. Unique to Second Saturdays, is the pop-up restaurants, complete with vintage dishware, linens and centerpieces. For $30, attendees can pick one of three themed dining experiences with a gourmet menu cooked by a professional chef: Frank Sinatra, One Night in Paris and A Taste of the Islands. Each Second Saturday will have different pop-up restaurant experiences from which to choose.

Along with the pop-up restaurants, live musical performances, outdoor games, art, photo booths, and food trucks, there will be an art mural dedication of “Curtain Call” at 4:30 p.m. on October 12. Local students, in collaboration with Gallery 37, the West Valley Arts Council and the city of Peoria, created the mural to be displayed permanently at the PCPA.
For a full list of events and to sign up for dinner at the pop-up restaurants, visit