Somos Peoria, one of the Valley’s most celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month event, will take over Old Town Peoria on Saturday, September 25 from 2-10:30 p.m.

“Somos Peoria is an opportunity for us to join family, friends and neighbors as we celebrate culture, community and tradition here in our beautiful city,” says Peoria Councilmember Vicki Hunt. “This event is a great point of pride for Peoria and I am proud to see it once again take place in the heart of our Old Town.”

The multicultural festival will include national headlining entertainment by the renowned 70’s funk and soul band, Tower of Power, and Latin R&B band of the 80’s, Tierra, as well as a variety of local entertainment.

Festivalgoers will also have the opportunity to sample a variety of local traditional foods, beer and margaritas, shop arts and crafts, and enjoy activities such as Ballet Folklorico, Lucha Libre, music by mariachis, and a classic, low-rider car show.

Helpful Event Tips:
What can I bring into the event?
Lawn chairs, blankets and sealed water bottles are permitted.

What is not allowed at the event?
• No alcohol.
• No glass containers of any kind.
• No portable canopies or umbrellas.
• No bicycles or skateboards
• No pets; service animals are permitted.
• No smoking, only in designated area

Will alcohol be served at the event?
Yes, beer and margaritas will be available on site.

What are the seating arrangements?
First come, first serve, festival seating.
What else is happening?
• Specialty food vendors
• Inflatables and carnival rides
• Family fun and entertainment
• Local area vendor booths
The event will take place in Old Town Peoria on Washington Street, just southwest of Grand Avenue. Admission is $10, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase. Event information and tickets are available online at